About Us

AHOME is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1989. AHOME seeks to increase the number of low- and moderate-income and minority households that purchase homes in our community. We provide home buyer education classes, condo classes, financial literacy classes and some housing counseling.

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Board of Directors

Jeff Certosimo, President
Jeff Certosimo is Director of Development at Atlantic Realty Companies, a mid Atlantic real estate firm. He currently is Arlington Board appointed to the Housing Commission, Site Plan Review Committee, and Public Facilities Review Committee. Jeff has lived in Arlington for the past 11 years, and holds Masters in Urban Planning and Business Administration.

Miranda Devlin, CPA, Treasurer
Miranda Devlin is a CPA with over 15 years of experience. Prior to starting A New Day Consulting, she worked at various public accounting firms performing audit, tax and consulting services. She ended her public accounting career as a Manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, the largest (in numbers) accounting and professional services firm in the world. While in public accounting, she worked with various Fortune 500 companies and developed a broad knowledge base of the smart business practices which made these corporations successful. At A New Day Consulting, she provides audit, consulting and tax services for small businesses and individuals.

Katie Loughney, Secretary
Katie Loughney has been in the real estate industry for over 5 years and is licensed in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is REO Certified and is a designated Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). In 1999, Katie received an MBA and she has a strategy consulting background. Katie has lived in Washington DC metro area for 20 years.

Christina Frederick
Christina Frederick is a strategist consultant focused on digital communications, brand development, advocacy, marketing strategy and change transformation for organizations across sectors including nonprofit and education. She has also co-founded a company that is dedicated to providing affordable and energy efficient housing options. She lives in Alexandria, VA.

Art Hauptman
Mr. Hauptman is a public policy consultant. He is the former Chair of the Arlington Citizen's Advisory Committee on Housing, Former Chair of the Public/Private Task Force on Housing Resources, and Member of the Arlington County Advisory Committee on Higher Education. He is the owner of two restaurants in the Lee Heights Shopping Center in Arlington.

Jonathan C. Kinney
Mr. Kinney is an attorney and partner at Bean, Kinney and Korman, P.C. He concentrates in commercial real estate transactions with particular emphasis in land use and zoning. Mr. Kinney is a past chairman of the Arlington Community Services Board and the Arlington Housing Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors of Northern Virginia Legal Services, as the President of the Clarendon Alliance and as Trustee for the Arlington Community Foundation. He also serves on the Board of the Arlington County Community Housing Finance Corporation.

Lynnette D. Madsen
Dr. Madsen was awarded university degrees in Electrical Engineering (B.A.Sc.), Psychology (B.A.), Electronics (M.Eng.), and Materials Science (Ph.D.). For more than 15 years she has worked in Arlington at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Director. She purchased a home nearby, in Falls Church, Virginia. She also serves as a Trustee for the American Vacuum Society, on the Board of Directors for Jane Franklin Dance, and on the Advisory Boards for the Rosalind Franklin Society and Tomorrow's Black Men. She has two recently published books: (1) Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles, and (2) Materials Research for Manufacturing: An Industrial Perspective of Turning Materials into New Products.

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Karen Serfis
Karen Serfis is the Executive Director for AHOME and has been with AHOME since November 1995. She is a certified housing counselor, a member of the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors and a member of the Multicultural Advisory Board for the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Prior to working for AHOME, she spent eight years in the retail banking industry. She is a native Washingtonian and has lived in Arlington for the past 24 years.