Our Team

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.

Tom Daley
Chief Operating Officer

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 Becks
Asset Management Administrator

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.

Tansey Bell
Intergenerational Poverty Project Coordinator

Tansey has over seven years of experience working in the medical field to help low-income individuals and persons with a disability in addition to many years of experience working with the Boys and Girls Club to support local youth. She has a B.S. in Allied Health Management from Jones College. 

Sandra (Sandy) Dalton
Senior Accountant

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.

Elizabeth Deutsch
Operations Manager

Elizabeth Deutsch’s flexibility and strong work ethic allow her to balance a broad coordination of responsibilities as Operations Manager for Ability Housing. She works with the rest of the Finance and Administration team to ensure smooth and efficient operations. 

As a mother of two, she practices a solid work life balance and stays engaged in many activities. 

Lou Dougherty
Programs Manager

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.

Andy Fink
Property Development Manager

Andy Fink brings over 12 years of multifamily experience in development, property & asset management. As Property Development Manager for Ability Housing, he ensures all housing developed by Ability Housing meets the organization’s community and mission impact.

Andy lives at the beach and enjoys being active with his wife and two Labrador Retrievers (Chase & Daniel).

Sheronda Holzendorf
Resident Engagement Coordinator

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 Lepley
Grant Manager

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 and Political Science from Arizona State University and will complete her M.A. in International Relations from American University in August 2023. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, exercising, and live music.

Zane Marfiak
Property Development 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. 

Onix A. Sosa, CAM, PHM
Asset Manager

Onix Sosa has more than two decades of experience in the affordable housing industry. As Asset Manager for Ability Housing, he coordinates the relationships between our management, investment, and servicing partners to ensure the long-term viability of our residential properties. He is a certified Public Housing Manager and a Certified Apartment Manager.

Onix enjoys coaching his sons Youth Basketball Team, and currently serves on the board of the Urban Youth Alliance International and on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the National Apartment Association (NAA).

Cody Spencer
Program 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.

Mendy Thompson
Senior Finance & Administration Director

Mendy is a Florida CPA with 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, administration and operations oversight primarily related to real estate investment, development and management.  Mendy has worked with a variety of product types including office, industrial, multi-family and senior living.  She has worked closely with equity investors, lenders and operating partners with a focus on the full cycle of real estate.  Her experience includes public, private and nonprofit environments.  Mendy held senior positions with Whitehall Realty Partners, Flagler Development and St Joe prior to joining Ability Housing.  She began her career with Deloitte.