Malcolm A. Punter, Ed.D., MBA

President & CEO  


Malcolm A. Punter is responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of HCCI. Malcolm Punter earned a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) specializing in Executive Leadership, with an emphasis on social justice from St. John Fisher College. Dr. Punter also holds a Master of science Law Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, specializing in international, corporate taxation and financial services, an M.B.A in Management, and a B.S. in Behavioral Science. Dr. Punter coordinates and manages the strategy for HCCIs real estate portfolio of nearly 3000 housing units and 70 commercial spaces. Dr. Punter reports to the Board of Directors on all matters related to the financial and operational sustainability of HCCI's more than $350,000,000 million dollars in real estate assets and social service programs. Click here to read full bio

Rev. Dr. Charles Butler

Vice President of Equitable Development


Dr. Charles Butler has more than 18 years of experience in case management, job development, management of social service programs and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/Business Administration, a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Education, Master of Divinity in Urban Theology and a Doctorate in Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As VP of Equitable Development, Rev. Butler manages HCCI's homebuyer education seminar, provides housing counseling and counsels small businesses and sits on numerous boards related to economic empowerment. Click here to read full bio

Carlisa Brown Simons

Vice President of Corporate Relations


Carlisa Brown-Simons has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit planning and management. In 2012, she was appointed by the Board of Directors to head the newly created Corporate Relations division where she oversees the organization’s event management, fundraising, and grants administration programs. Prior to joining HCCI, Carlisa worked with the Port Authority of NY/NJ; Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc.; and Abbott Laboratories in Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Click here for full bio

Roger Brewster 


Roger Brewster holds and MBA in Finance and an MPH in Biostatistics from Columbia University, he also completed the professional certificate program in Accounting from New York University. Most recently with Gazelle Management he consulted with small businesses on financial performance and provided accounting and tax services to both businesses and individuals. Brewster also holds the designation of an Enrolled Agent and has represented tax clients before the IRS. Click here for full bio

Sheila Sturks

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Sheila Sturks joined HCCI as Executive Assistant to the President & CEO in July 2012. Prior to that, she worked at Synergistic Marketing, Inc. and A Better World Realty Corp., for a total of 18 years. Ms. Sturks has extensive experience in the Administrative and Marketing/ Advertising fields, and has held several executive positions. Ms. Sturks' greatest passion is caring for people. She is committed to making a difference and to helping to empower the Harlem community.


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