Avesta Housing announces board appointments

Posted March 12, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Avesta Housing has announced the following appointments to its board of directors:

Chairman, Drew Sigfridson, broker, CBRE|The Boulos Co.; vice chairman, Rebecca Greenfield, partner, Pierce Atwood; secretary, Robert Dunfey, executive director, ITNPortland; treasurer, Gren Blackall, chief banking officer, Gorham Savings Bank.

In addition, the following board members were re-elected to three-year terms:

Senate President Justin Alfond, real estate developer; Neal Allen, executive director, Greater Portland Council of Government; Gren Blackall, chief banking officer, Gorham Savings Bank; Rep. Mike Carey, real estate developer; Robert Dunfey, executive director, ITNPortland; Rebecca Greenfield, partner, Pierce Atwood; Luc Nya, multicultural services coordinator, Maine Department of Health and Human Services; Cornelia Swanson, executive credit officer for New England, TD Bank.

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Deqa Dhalac, human service counselor at the city of Portland, also recently was appointed to the Avesta board for a three-year term beginning Feb. 1.

For more than 40 years, Avesta Housing has provided and advocated for affordable housing. An award-winning agency, Avesta has grown to become the largest nonprofit developer in northern New England and one of the country’s most innovative leaders in affordable housing. Avesta manages a portfolio of more than 1,900 apartments in 31 Maine communities including Portland, Windham, Saco, Rockland and Kennebunk. For more information, visit

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