Susan Harkett-Turley Susan has been the Executive Director of the Housing Education Resource Center since 1983. At that time the organization was known as the Housing Coalition of the Capitol Region and its primary purpose was to promote and advocate for affordable housing throughout the Capitol Region. Under Susan's direction, the organization shifted its focus from advocacy to direct services which resulted in the name change, in 1985, to the Housing Education Resource Center.Susan is a graduate of Smith College.
Prior to joining HERC she was the Director of Housing for the Urban League of Greater Hartford where she designed and implemented several housing counseling programs.
During her lengthy tenure with HERC, Susan has developed, obtained funding for, implemented and overseen the operation of numerous programs. She is responsible for the administration and management of all of HERC's personnel, programs, contracts and finances.
Karin Nigol Karin is the Assistant Director of HERC. Karin joined the organization in 1983 as a Housing Counselor with the Fair Housing/Housing Services Program that was transferred to HERC from the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG). As that program expanded, (and became the Direct Services Program), so did Karin's role with HERC. She provides counseling services in all programs, coordinates the provision of services by other staff members and is responsible for the collection and compilation of client data.A graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, Karin also attended graduate school at Montclair State University , New Jersey and the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford.
Karin's extensive experience and expertise in the housing field has contributed to the high standards of HERC's landlord/tenant services, fair housing activities, home ownership and foreclosure prevention counseling and housing mobility programs.
Nancy joined HERC in November, 2010 as the organization's Program Assistant. She is responsible for providing program and administrative support to all HERC staff and for ensuring that the organization operates efficiently and effectively. Prior to joining HERC, Nancy worked as an Enumerator/Crew Leader Assistant with the 2010 Census.
Nancy spent several years working for Aetna in various capacities. Nancy graduated from Park University in Parkville, Missouri with a BS in Business Management.
She is a native of Peru and is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Henry Gu - Henry began his association with HERC in 2001 as a volunteer. He developed the organization's database and data collection system which enable the recording and reporting of a wealth of information on services and clients. Henry was instrumental in enhancing the use of technology by HERC staff. Henry joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and serves as the organization's Webmaster and Database Administrator.
Henry received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology from Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, China, and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois as a Master of Computer Science. Currently, Henry is an Information System Developer with Data Management, Inc. in Farmington.