Our Team

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Cheneé Joseph

Executive Director
Cheneé Joseph is the Executive Director of the Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC) and theVice Chair of the Beltline Affordable Housing Advisory Board (BAHAB). The BAHAB provides guidance to Invest Atlanta and the City of Atlanta on the goals and policies related to the use of the BeltLine Affordable Housing Trust Fund and monitors the location and availability of affordable housing throughout the BeltLine.

Prior to these roles, Ms. Joseph served as senior manager at the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) and project consultant at Draper & Associates, where she managed budgets and schedules for various capital improvements and demolition projects totaling $17 million in the AHA’s portfolio.

Ms. Joseph received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in building construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is committed to using her expertise and experience in real estate and construction to help revitalize the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, block-by-block, to its former glory.

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Ron Kirkpatrick

Real Estate Development Project Manager
Mr. Kirkpatrick brings over 30 years of commercial and residential real estate development and business operations experience. Specifically, Mr. Kirkpatrick’s experience has encompassed developing hotels, affordable housing, apartment complexes, subdivisions, office buildings, retail shopping centers, senior living and mixed-use projects. Mr. Kirkpatrick has actively been involved in developing properties for various organizations since his graduation from the University of Memphis. Mr. Kirkpatrick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management with a Minor Degree in Real Estate.

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Alyssia Harris

Administrative Assistant
Alyssia Harris is the Administrative Assistant at HDDC. She joined the team in 2017. She provides administrative support to the Executive Director and serves as office manager. Alyssia is an Atlanta native and a current resident of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. She is pursuing her B.A. in Political Science at Georgia State University. She enjoys bridging the theory and practice of economic development through her work at HDDC and her coursework. Prior to her role at HDDC, Alyssia provided administrative support at the East Lake Family YMCA in the Early Learning Academy.

In her free time, Alyssia can be found completely immersed in studying the politics, culture, and history of developing countries.