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PHA Consulting Primary Personnel Involved

Roman Kubas, Principal

Roman Kubas is a co-founder of Kubas Keller Associates. Roman has 15 years experience assisting housing agencies on an array of financial, fiscal and management issues, having consulted housing and nonprofit organizations since 1989. He has provided technical assistance in all areas of financial operations for numerous Housing Authorities (HA), including hiring and training of financial staff, development / preparation of the operating and Section 8 budgets, coordination with independent auditors, and development of internal controls for the safeguarding of assets. In addition, Roman has assisted Housing Agencies with various aspects ranging from tenant file review to financial statement presentation for Low Income Tax Credit projects.

Roman is involved with assisting the Housing Authority of the City of Las Vegas with its transition to project based asset management and qualifying for the initial stop-loss cycle. In addition, he is provided the Virgin Islands Housing Authority with technical assistance in a wide-range of financial and management areas.

Roman is providing accounting and audit support services to the Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA), who is the management agent for three low income tax credit housing. He is also assisting several other housing authorities in providing accounting and technical support.

Prior to forming K2, Roman was a Vice President of the Housing Division at the HJ Financial Group, formerly Heller, Blosky & Dabagian. In this position, he was responsible for coordinating client services that included budget preparation, year-end closings, preparation of financial statements, development of policies and procedures, monitoring of client’s fiscal operations, conducted audits, and developed training manuals; as well as training numerous individuals nationally. Roman prepared periodic summary financial and operational reports with recommendations to senior management. While at HJ Financial Group, Roman had the opportunity to work with a number of housing authorities and non-profits. He specialized in the housing the housing industry for over 15 years, developing initiatives and creating liaisons with HUD and other consulting firms.

Roman is a magna cum laude graduate from Spring Garden College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Joseph J. Keller, III, Principal

Joseph Keller is a co-founder of Kubas Keller Associates. Joe has spent a dedicated career in providing diverse services to public and assisted housing organizations. He has over fifteen years of experience in assisting housing agencies on finance and accounting matters, at both the state and local levels. His consulting experience covers all aspects of PHA operations, and he has managed all size PHA’s from very small to extra large. Joe has provided accounting and finance services, assessed operations, updated policies, conducted internal audits, and has trained PHA staff from Executive Directors to Finance Directors. He has also developed a Board of Directors training program.

He is currently serving as the chief financial and administrative officer at the Chester Housing Authority under the court appointed receiver. Joe is now in the process of preparing his many clients for the conversion to project based budgeting and asset management. He has written many articles on Public Housing, and has assisted with the creation of guidebooks and technical assistance materials published by various housing periodicals. In addition to his wide-ranging knowledge in training, Joe has considerable functional experience in the administration of all public housing programs. He served as the Financial Operations Manager for the recovery efforts of the District of Columbia Housing Authority being operated under court receivership. Previously, he served as the Chief Budget Officer and Treasurer of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Through his previous association with PHA Finance Inc., he has also developed the comprehensive capital improvement plans and financial strategies for many Housing Agencies in the United States.

Joe is a nationally recognized trainer on the preparation of Operating, Section 8, and Capital Fund budgets. He has provided assistance in Mixed Finance development financial review and analyses, including operating and development pro formas and development budgets. He has performed diverse financial accounting and reporting activities for several troubled Agencies. These activities include monitoring the compliance of budget submissions, tenant file review, and coordinating responses and appropriate actions in connection with fiscal audit findings mandated by HUD. Joe has also undertaken monthly controllership activities, internal audits and assisted in recapturing operating subsidy. His experience covers all aspects of housing agency financial operations, from year-end closings through monthly fee accounting. He has an extensive knowledge of HUD regulations governing PFS, Capital Fund, and FASS. Joe has administered multifaceted projects, including the complete design of a project based budgeting system for a 23,000 unit Agency. He is a Certified Manager of Public Housing and offers a fresh perspective blending both administrative and operational experience. In addition to the above, Joe has managed numerous other projects at other large urban housing agencies, including Las Vegas, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Joe is a graduate of University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors of Business Administration.

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