The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso is a local public corporation organized under the State Housing Authorities Law. HACEP is managed by a five-person Board of Commissioners who are each appointed by the Mayor of the City of El Paso to three-year terms, and they serve on the Board without pay. This Board functions in a similar way as the Board of Directors of any corporation.
The Commissioners exploit their own professional expertise and experience to give the Housing Authority direction. Their strong sense of community responsibility is commendable.
Joe Fernandez - Chairperson
Commissioner Joe Fernandez is a prominent local bank manager with more than 35 years' experience in banking, mostly in management of highly qualified individuals, and in negotiations with small business and Fortune 500 corporations.
Commissioner Fernandez has served the community in different roles including: President of 5 Points Development Association, Junior Achievement Board Member, Volunteer Police Association Board Member, United Way Board Member, EPISD Fund Board Treasurer, Kiwanis President, El Paso City Cable Commission Finance Chairperson, and City of El Paso Mayors Ad Hoc Committee for New Revenues 1986.
Sue Pratt - Vice Chairperson
Sue N. Pratt is an Associate Professor of Government and Political Science at the El Paso Community College (EPCC) where she also serves as VV Discipline Coordinator. She is a member of the American Political Science Association.
Early in her professional career, Commissioner Pratt served as an executive at Levi Strauss and Company and as CEO of her own communications consulting business. She spent 10 years as a television and radio producer and on-air host of non-partisan political programming (KCOS- public television- and KTEP).
A resident of
since 1972, Commissioner Pratt has received numerous awards and recognitions.
She has actively and proudly served the El Paso community through Leadership El Paso (Class 9); the El Paso Shelter for Battered Women; as founder and president of the Youth Enrichment Seminar (YES),
several UTEP special projects, and through numerous other activities.
Lynn Coyle - Commissioner
Commissioner Lynn Coyle is an El Paso Lawyer who has been honored as an El Paso Federal Bar Association Nominee for the Sarah T. Huges Civil Rights Award and received the Oak of Justice award from the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, and the Border Hero award from Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. Commissioner Coyle has served on the boards of the Border Network for Human Rights, Sin Fronteras, and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. She has also served as the Interim Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, a state-wide Ford Foundation funded non-profit.
Kevin Quinn - Commissioner
Commissioner Kevin Quinn retired as a Sergeant in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in November 2010 after more than 20 years of dedicated public service. He now serves as the Bailiff of the 168th District Court. He is a graduate of the
and a former scholastic-athlete for the Miner’s football team.
Commissioner Quinn is very active in the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT), which has honored him with a number of distinguished awards including 2003 Officer of the Year, 2006 President’s Award, 2006 Douglas Ward Memorial Award, and the 2007 Legislative Award. His public service also includes board member with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association, Precinct Chair of the Mexican-American Democrats, and Precinct Chair of the El Paso County Democratic Party.
Lupita Licerio -
Commissioner Guadalupe “Lupita” Licerio was appointed Resident Commissioner of the HACEP Board of Commissioner by the Honorable John F. Cook, Mayor of the City of
, on February 9, 2011. In this capacity, she
serves as the official representative of all residents living or participating in an affordable housing program operated by the nation’s 20th largest public housing authority.
She says she will continue to help residents find employment, support educational opportunities and promote homeownership so that residents can become self sufficient.
She is also a big supporter of community service - she has served as a Resident Council President for more than 15 years.