Meet the Staff

We’re a group of caring and dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Inspired by diverse backgrounds, educations and culture, our team draws on our collective talent, commitment and voice to change lives and bring hope to disadvantaged communities.

President

Steven Kirk
305-242-2142 EXT 103
stevekirk@ruralneighborhoods.org

Steven Kirk is President of Rural Neighborhoods since 1994 joining its predecessor organization in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. He began his work with migrant and seasonal farm workers in North Carolina in 1976 and served as a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow in 1978-1979. He received the Lyndhurst Foundation Young Career Prize in 1985 for civil rights work on behalf of rural workers in the South. Governor Jeb Bush appointed Kirk to the Florida Hurricane Housing Task Force in 2005. In 2006 he received the Housing Assistance Council’s Skip Jason Award for Community Service and was named Miami-Dade Agriculturist of the Year in 2008.  He received the Agriculturist of the Year award again in 2018 and was named LISC’s Rural Champion in 2019.

Chief Financial Officer

Michele Campbell Ennis, PhD
305-242-2142 EXT 192
micheleennis@ruralneighborhoods.org

Operations Director

Tom Neibaur
tomneibaur@ruralneighborhoods.org

Tenant Services Director

Carmen Roqueta
305-242-2142 EXT 112
carmenroqueta@ruralneighborhoods.org

Compliance Officer

Jeannette Lopez
305-242-2142 EXT 113
jeannettelopez@ruralneighborhoods.org

Director of Property Management

Michael Botelho
305-242-2142 EXT 127
mikebotelho@ruralneighborhoods.org

Facilities Director

Mingy Crespo
305-242-2142 EXT 124
mingycrespo@ruralneighborhoods.org

Financial Accounting

Nancy Neibaur
nancyneibaur@ruralneighborhoods.org

Fabiola Vidales
305-242-2142 EXT 108
fabiolavidales@ruralneighborhoods.org

Lisa Torres
305-242-2142 EXT 117
lisatorres@ruralneighborhoods.org

Loyesa Brocca
305-242-2142
loyesabrocca@ruralneighborhoods.org

Clary Richiez
305-242-2142 EXT 118
claryrichiez@ruralneighborhoods.org

Revitalization

Dottie Cook
239-940-1582
dottiecook@ruralneighborhoods.org

Receptionist

Ericka Rangel
305-242-2142
erickarangel@ruralneighborhoods.org

Property Management

Yessenia O’Connor, Housing Counselor
Everglades Village
305-242-2142 EXT 104
yesseniaoconnor@ruralneighborhoods.org

Estrella Negron, Housing Counselor
Everglades Village
305-242-2142 EXT 114
estrellanegron@ruralneighborhoods.org

Irene Salinas, Property Manager
Casa Cesar Chavez
305-242-2142 EXT 116
irenesalinas@ruralneighborhoods.org

Anselma Fernandez, Property Manager
Manatee Village
813-649-0313
anselmafernandez@ruralneighborhoods.org

Christina Hernandez, Property Manager
Timber Ridge at Sanders Pines
239-657-8333
miriamarreola@ruralneighborhoods.org

Agnes Rivas, Property Manager
Main Street Village
239-657-6576
agnesrivas@ruralneighborhoods.org

Jose Marin, Property Manager
Reserve at Eden Gardens & Hatchers Preserve
239-657-7900
josemarin@ruralneighborhoods.org

Silvia Molina, Property Manager
Esperanza Place
239-657-2009
silviamolina@ruralneighborhoods.org

Lorell Alicea, Property Manager
Oaks at Shannon’s Crossing
863-467-0275
lorellalicea@ruralneighborhoods.org

Sulmary Rosa, Housing Counselor
Oaks at Shannon’s Crossing
863-467-0275
sulmaryrosa@ruralneighborhoods.org

Dennise Velasquez, Property Manager
Pollywog Creek Commons 
863-674-9959
dennisevelasquez@ruralneighborhoods.org

Lillie Flores, Property Manager
Pollywog Creek Commons 
863-674-7182
lilianaflores@ruralneighborhoods.org

Tradewinds Hammocks
305-451-1415
tradewinds@ruralneighborhoods.org

President Emeritus

Enrique ‘Kiki’ Vazquez
President 1982-1994