Shannon Nazworth, President & CEO
Shannon Nazworth is President and CEO of Ability Housing, a position she has held since 2003. Ability Housing is dedicated to building strong communities where everyone has a home. Its vision is a society where housing is a right, not a privilege, and all individuals have safe, affordable housing in vibrant communities.
Nazworth brings more than 19 years of experience in the affordable housing sector. In addition to leading Ability Housing, Nazworth is Chair of the State of Florida Council on Homelessness, immediate past president of the Florida Supportive Housing Coalition, and was a gubernatorial appointee to both the Florida Affordable Housing Workgroup and Affordable Housing Study Commission. She also serves on the Chase Community Advisory Board, National Low Income Housing Coalition Policy Committee, and many other state and national organizations; most recently joining the Advisory Council of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Prosperity Initiative. In 2020, she earned national recognition as Multifamily Executive Magazine’s “Executive of the Year.”
Nazworth is a native of Massachusetts, but has resided in Northeast Florida for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Political Science, having graduated magna cum laude from Boston College; a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Harvard Business School; and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.
Thomas J. Daly, Jr., Chief Operating Officer & In-House Counsel
Tom Daly is the Chief Operating Officer of Ability Housing. He brings more than 20 years of housing, finance, and legal sector experience to the position. Most recently, Tom served as the City of Jacksonville’s Chief of the Housing and Community Development Division. His career in the affordable housing sector spans several roles in both the public and private sector.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics from Purdue University, a Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in public finance from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. He is a Certified Housing Development Professional through the National Development Council, and an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and American Bar Association
Pricilla is excited to bring her strong administrative background skills to her new role in Asset Management. Pricilla is passionate about helping others achieve and succeed at their goals.
She loves being active and has great passion for health, fitness, and Fashion.
Project Manager/Owners Representative
Matt Cummings has over 35 years of construction experience as a lead superintendent construction project manager, owners agent and development consultant for banks, developers, medical consortiums, a major sports league, and investment groups. He has substantial building experience throughout the state of Florida from Tallahassee to Miami Beach.
Sandy has 24 years of accounting experience and is passionate about the opportunity to work with an organization that revolves around helping others.
Sandy loves to read and do crossword puzzles. She is a mother of three, and happily a grandmother as well.
Programs Manager, North Florida
Lou Dougherty is committed to helping those experiencing chronic homelessness find a home, hope and a sense of stability that most have not experienced in years. As Ability Housing’s Programs Manager, he works directly with our front-line staff and partner organizations to equip our clients with the tools needed to achieve their goals.
Lou lives in Orange Park with his wife Lee Anne, has three adult children and three amazing grandchildren.
Resident Engagement Manager
Sheronda has been involved in affordable housing and case management for over 5 years and brings a lot of enthusiasm and valuable experience to the programs team. As Resident Engagement Coordinator, Sheronda is an integral part of the Programs team who works to develop programmatic partnerships and engage with residents and support service staff.
Karissa has five years of experience working in development and communications. In the past, she has worked in refugee resettlement, marketing and sales, and education.
She has a B.A. in Global Studies from Arizona State University and an M.A. in International Relations from American University.
Real Estate Administrator
Zane is focused on helping Ability Housing achieve success and is excited to continue his career with a company dedicated to helping improve the lives of residents in the community.
Zane has 17 years of combined work experience in the financial and the real estate industries. Before joining Ability Housing, Zane spent 5 years as a financial advisor at a large investment firm and had a 12-year career in real estate that included property management, investment, and traditional brokerage services.
Zane is a Florida native, and he’s lived in Jacksonville since 2003. His hobbies include fishing, jogging, and camping.
Development & Engagement Director
Cody is passionate about ending homelessness and supporting households so that they can achieve self-sufficiency. As Program Director, he ensures that all program participants have access to quality case supportive services that reflect Ability Housing’s high standards.
Cody lives on the Westside of Jacksonville with his 2 children, husband Jonathan, and five dogs.
Human Resources Director
Programs Manager, Central Florida
Richard serves as the Program Manager for Central Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Social Work degree and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, minoring in ageing studies. Richard has spent the last 12 plus years working with homelessness, mental health, and substance use in the supportive housing setting. He is passionate about serving clients and the front-line team he supervises. Richard and the team work hard to provide best-in-class supportive services that promote resiliency and stability among clients. Richard enjoys spending time with his family, experiencing new things, eating good food, and shopping.