HELP USA Executive Leadership Team

Thomas Hameline, Ph.D., President & CEO

Dr. Hameline was appointed President & CEO of HELP USA in 2011.  He joined the organization in 1995 as a family therapist responsible for delivering clinical services and for developing new supportive services for homeless families. Subsequently, he implemented HELP’s job training programs, oversaw the growth of the organization’s domestic violence and veterans services, and has been responsible for the organization’s expansion into New Jersey, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. At present, he oversees an organization with 1,200 employees who provide services at more than 50 locations across multiple states.

Dr. Hameline is a licensed psychologist with post-doctoral certification in family and couples therapy from the Ackerman Institute; he has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining HELP, he was a supervising psychologist and a member of the psychology training faculty at the Jewish Board for Family and Children’s Services and also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU Medical Center.

Joseph Gallo, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gallo joined HELP USA in 2003. As CFO, he manages over 30 staff members and is responsible for the management reporting system, financial controls, accounting, budget, and cash management functions of an organization with annual revenue in excess of $100 million. Prior to joining HELP, Mr. Gallo was the CFO of a medical transportation company and General Manager of its largest operation. He managed over 700 employees, established financial and budgetary controls over decentralized operations, successfully negotiated numerous equity financings, and restructured all of the Company’s debt.  Mr. Gallo has also served as Treasurer of a $4 billion service company, as Assistant Treasurer and Director of Auditing of a Fortune 500 international manufacturer, and as Senior Audit Manager with a “Big 4” public accounting firm.

Missy Flower, Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Flower joined HELP USA in 2017. As Chief Administrative Officer, she oversees the Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Audit and Compliance departments. Prior to joining HELP, Ms. Flower was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Investment Banking division of the Americas region at Credit Suisse, where she worked for eighteen years. In that role she supervised more than 200 employees and consultants, managed an outsourcing portfolio valued at $12.5 million, and led the implementation of numerous global strategic projects. She also previously served as Credit Suisse’s Global Head of Travel and Transportation Services, where she led a team of 150 professionals located around the world and managed a program budget of more than $250 million.

Ms. Flower holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

David Cleghorn, Chief Housing Officer

Mr. Cleghorn is the Chief Housing Officer for HELP USA, and is responsible for the development and management of all of HELP’s service-enriched permanent affordable housing. This portfolio includes over 1,000 apartments at sixteen locations in four states. Since Mr. Cleghorn joined HELP in 2012, he has developed more than 460 units of new affordable housing across the country. Before HELP, David worked as the Vice President of Development at Diamond and Associates, a low-income housing development consulting firm in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cleghorn has also worked on housing development for the New Kensington CDC, and Project H.O.M.E.

Mr. Cleghorn has a BA from Earlham College, and an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School at New York University.

Stephen Mott, Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Mr. Mott leads HELP’s organizational modernization and transformation projects. He is also responsible for strategy, long-term planning, and government affairs. Prior to joining HELP in 2012, Mr. Mott worked at a non-profit in East Harlem, which provided benefits counseling and tax preparation to low-income New Yorkers. Before moving to New York, Mr. Mott was a policy advisor to U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, where he focused on commerce and technology.

Mr. Mott has a BA from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Senior Management

Daniel Farrell, SVP, Homeless Prevention & Rehousing Services

Frances Pierre, SVP, Family Services & Day Care Programs

Ronnie Silverman, SVP, Program Development & Government Funding

Susan Cahill, VP, Grants Management & Contract Compliance

Michael Gagliardi, VP Safety & Security

Fred Goodhartz, VP, Materials Management

Nancy Nunziata, VP, Training & National Social Services

Ed O’Grady, VP, Facilities Management

Gina Quijada, VP, Information Technology

Anthonia Wosu, VP, Adult Shelter Services