Henry Lacayo has served as a Vice President, Commercial Banker and Lender in South Florida for the last 27 years. Most recently he serves as a Commercial Relationship Manager for Iberia Bank in the Miami Lakes office. Prior to that he served as a Vice President, Branch Manager for City National Bank, Ocean Bank, and Capital Bank. Mr. Lacayo volunteers in various community programs such as the Junior Achievement USA, First Serve Miami Summer Camp and Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Mr. Lacayo studied in South Florida and attended Florida International University. Henry Lacayo served in the United States Marine Corps and is an Operation Desert Storm veteran.
Urban League of Greater Miami
Oliver L. Gross has more than 25 years of experience as a real estate developer, public administrator and commercial banker.
Throughout his career he has had primary responsibility for the acquisition, development, construction oversight, financing and property management of a myriad of commercial and residential housing developments in excess of $100 million dollars.
Mr. Gross, an ordained Elder in the Church of God Tabernacle (True Holiness), currently serves as the chair of the 79th Street Corridor Neighborhood Initiative, Inc. Mr. Gross is a founding member and current Board Chair of the South Florida Community Development Coalition and also serves on the executive committee. Additionally, Mr. Gross is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) SE Florida/Caribbean District Council’s Advisory Committee. In 2013, Mr. Gross was appointed by the Miami-Dade Commission as Chairperson of the board of the 79th Street Corridor CRA and was recently elected board chair for PLACE, Inc., a national organization representing community development practitioners in forty-one states.
Mr. Gross has earned certifications as a Real Estate Development Professional and a U.S.HUD Certified Occupancy Specialist. In March 2012, Mr. Gross completed the 18 month Achieving Excellence Executive Training program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, Mr. Gross received a BBA from Florida A&M University and is a 2003 recipient of the prestigious Louis Stokes Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and was awarded the Master of Science in Social Administration in May 2006.
Kimberly T. Henderson
Kimberly T. Henderson brings over 20 years of experience managing programs, operations, and initiatives in federal, non-profit, private, and local government sectors. She has managed significant initiatives in affordable housing development, housing counseling, rental subsidy, homeownership, financial literacy, and energy efficiency programs. Ms. Henderson is the former Director of Housing and Community Development for the Greater Washington Urban League where she managed approximately $25 million in affordable housing programs annually. She also served as Executive Director of Be The Change, an organization that initiated the development of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residences which houses veterans exiting homelessness. Kimberly is a former founding board member of Hope and a Home, a leading non profit providing transitional housing to families experiencing homelessness.
As the former Director of Housing and Community Development for the Greater Washington Urban League, she oversaw the expansion of the DC Home Purchase Assistance Program which provides down payment assistance to over 300 homebuyers each year. In her more recent role with the Government of the District of Columbia, she worked to stabilize vulnerable families, individuals, and youth in affordable housing. She also served as the co-chair of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Youth Subcommittee. Kimberly believes that securing stable housing is an important first step to achieve personal and family stability. Her greatest passion is to help individuals and families secure permanent affordable housing.
In more recent years Kimberly was instrumental in the development of two innovative housing programs for youth: Wayne Place, which provides 23 shared transitional housing units; and Genesis, a permanent intergenerational housing complex for parenting teens exiting foster care and active elders. Her experience living and traveling in urban areas of Latin America; masters level schooling at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and experience working in the federal, state and local government, and non-profit sectors provides her with the perspective to always understand how policy impacts those living on modest incomes.
Kimberly is active in DC Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND), Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) and she serves as an Advisory Board Member of City First Homes Community Land Bank. When not thinking about or working on affordable housing issues, she can be found pursuing her interests in the visual and performing arts, architecture and interior design, in her garden or spending time with family and friends.
Retired –Legal Services of South Florida
John Little was born and raised in upstate New York’s Hudson Valley. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Alabama in 1969 followed by a stint teaching 7th and 8th grade science in the rural “black belt” of Greene County Alabama. Before attending law school he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. He received his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1978. Upon graduation he was awarded a two year “community lawyering” fellowship through Howard University and was assigned to work with a small legal services program in north Alabama. Upon completion of the fellowship he worked for five years with Alabama Legal Services based in their Tuscaloosa Regional Office. During that time he served numerous low income individual clients and helped to create and then direct a statewide community development initiative that provided training and legal assistance to over 45 nonprofit organizations which included farmer co-ops, Indian tribes, and community development corporations. In 1985 he began his employment as the community development specialist attorney with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. where he was responsible for providing legal assistance to nonprofit corporations engaged in housing, economic and community development activities in ethnically diverse low income neighborhoods. Following his retirement in 2014 he has continued to serve as an adjunct professor at Florida International University’s College of Law supervising and teaching at its Small Legal Business Clinic. In his private practice he provides real estate development related legal assistance.
Roderick C. Kemp has been a 79th Street board member for the past several years and serves as Treasurer. He’s been featured in the “On The Move” in Black Enterprise magazine, Who’s Who In Black South Florida Inaugural edition, Success South Florida magazine and the South Florida Business Journal publication. The Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel newspapers for his opinion on So. Florida Real Estate (annual market forecast issue) and concerns of economic improvement. Roderick C. Kemp holds degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. His previous experience includes being Business Development Officer for OneUnited Bank maintaining relationships with businesses, government, community organizations and church’s providing financing for housing, commercial and non-profit development projects. Making the bank eligible for the “Banking Enterprise Award” Was also a founding partner and President American Anchor Group, L.L.C.; a consulting group for investors in the U.S. EB-5 program that creates jobs through qualified foreign investors seeking eligibility for permanent residency in the U.S. Currently he is a Business consultant and a Realtor with servicing homebuyers and domestic and foreign investors; multi-family and commercial properties.