KPHI is governed by an active Board of Directors that represent a mixture of Kenai Peninsula communities, consumer perspectives and professionals in both housing development and business management fields.
Colleen (Kelly) Behen, Chair, Represents Region 1
Kelly brings knowledge of housing issues from her work in Anchorage with the Anchorage Housing Initiatives, and a great passion for providing affordable housing as she has experienced homelessness. In 1996 Kelly was the first “primary consumer” to be appointed to serve on the Alaska Mental Health Board, a state agency charged with policy development and planning a comprehensive system of community-based mental health services addressing homelessness, vocational rehabilitation, and many other issues. Kelly served two terms on the Mental Health Board.
Wayne Mundy, Vice Chair/Treasurer, Represents Region 2
Wayne has more than 25 years of experience in areas related to housing issues focusing on Native Americans and Alaska Natives. He served for five years as Administrator of HUD’s Office of Native American Programs (ONAP), responsible for the funding, oversight, and monitoring of the HUD/ONAP American Indian and Alaska Native housing and related services for all of Alaska. Previous positions held by Mr. Mundy include Executive Director of the Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority, Real Estate Loan Manager for the Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, Director of the Housing Management Department for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and Deputy Director of the Alaska State Housing Authority. Wayne’s depth of knowledge and proven commitment to housing solutions contributes to KPHI’s strategic planning and program implementation.
Bob Crosby, Secretary, Represents At Large
Bob provides many years experience with housing on the Kenai Peninsula. Bob has been the housing director for the Ninilchik Indian Housing Program for the past 17 years. He has been extremely successful in his role at the Ninilchik Indian Housing Programs. During his tenure at the Ninilchik Indian Housing Program he has made the program sustainable, doubled the NAHASDA funding the organization receives, and trained other housing authorities. His knowledge of low-income housing and how to best serve low-income tenants is a valuable contribution to KPHI’s board.
Dave Carey, Director, Represents Region 2
Dave has been very active in the central Kenai Peninsula for many years. A retired government teacher from Skyview High School, he has served on the Soldotna City Council and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, and was elected mayor of both the City of Soldotna and the Borough. He has also served on the Homer Electric Association Board of Directors.