About Us

Kay Bowers



Kay Bowers, Executive Director, has over 20 years of executive experience with affordable housing organizations. Kay’s passion and belief in “home” as the foundation people must have to thrive and succeed in life drives her work. Her experience includes board and executive leadership with nonprofit organizations, in-fill housing development, developing sub-divisions, rehabbing existing homes, asset management and managing housing counseling programs. 

Brian Sexton



Brian Sexton, Affordable Housing Development Specialist, has over 10 years of experience in the housing and city planning arena. Brian worked in Nashville's Urban Planning department for 6 years reviewing rezoning and subdivision request. Brian combined his career experience into his role as Affordable Housing Development Specialist at New Level CDC. 

Lisa McIntyre


Lisa McIntyre, Housing Services Specialist

has over 18 years of experience in nonprofit management and program development in the housing industry including financial consulting and home buyer education. Lisa spent over 25 years in advertising and marketing. Her passion is providing guidance to empower individuals and families toward reaching their financial goals, purchasing their first home, and building wealth.

About Us

Emma McKinnon


Emma McKinnon, Administrative Assistant, worked for over 30 years as an executive assistant to senior and CEO level executives in the financial services and insurance industries in New York before she moved to Nashville. Emma’s’ knowledge and years of experience in the business world are valuable assets to our organization. She is happy she has found a way to stay engaged and be a part of an organization that impacts people’s lives. 

Gloria Hausser


Gloria Hausser, Finance Manager, has over 20 years of commercial lending/finance, training, consulting, and non-profit management experience. Gloria’s joy is helping organizations succeed and grow. She loves finding solutions to challenging situations, and helping leadership to see greater horizons. Her expertise in financial solutions contributes to New Level CDC’s success.

Meet our Board of Directors