Our Board

The Ferndale Housing Commission Board is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Ferndale to serve staggered five year terms. The board is charged with overall governance and oversight of the commission, and it appoints and directs the Executive Director.

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Reginald Sutherland

Board President


Reggie Sutherland has a history of advocacy and excellence in customer service, largely in hospital and public sector settings. He has proven himself a successful consensus builder, and is a natural at bringing people together to resolve challenges in a positive way.

Term ends May 1, 2027

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Dana Parke

Board Vice President


Dana Parke is a public health professional with over 10 years of non-profit health system experience both locally and globally. She is passionate about improving equity by addressing housing as a social determinant of health. She brings her skills in project management, evaluation, and stakeholder engagement to the Board.

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Daniel Martin



Mr. Martin was elected in 2011 to Ferndale City Council, where he served as council liaison to the FHC until December, 2019. Beyond his service on City Council and as Mayor, Mr. Martin has been an unparalleled champion for the Ferndale community, serving on the Ferndale Community Foundation Board, Ferndale Youth Assistance, Michigan AIDS Coalition, Police and Fire Board, and the Arts Commission. His experience with FHC, unwavering commitment to the community and its affordable housing goals, and educational background in Public Administration make him an exceptional board member.

Term ends May 1, 2025

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Alvita Lozano



Alvita Lozano is a public finance professional with cross-sector expertise in Commercial Architectural & Interiors Project Management (10 yrs), Non-profit Arts Leadership (4 yrs), and Municipal Finance (8 + yrs).

A resident of Ferndale for 22 years, Alvita has served on the City of Ferndale’s 2024 Finance Review Committee, is a member of the FHC finance review team, and is passionate about public finance, internal controls, and affordable housing

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Dr. Joel A. Milliner


Dr. Joel A. Milliner is a healthcare professional with over 10 years of experience in primary care and home health care.

He has a longstanding history of patient advocacy and working with underserved populations both as an educator and as a physician.

He is passionate about changing healthcare disparities and housing inequalities with the belief that affordable housing is a right not a privilege and that stable housing is a means for better overall patient health. Joel is an enthusiastic individual who loves working with others in service for others. and is a natural problem solver.