Chief Executive Officer
Madison Park Development Corporation
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
In 1998, Jeanne Pinado, MBA, became the chief executive officer of Madison Park Development Corporation (Madison Park), a non-profit community development corporation in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Established in 1966, Madison Park developed and owns 1,330 units of multi-family housing. In 1990, the organization embarked upon a strategy to develop owner-occupied housing, producing 113 affordable homeownership units, including the 60-unit Davenport Commons project that won the 2003 Fannie Mae Foundation Maxwell Award of Excellence due to its innovative partnership with Northeastern University.
Madison Park owns two commercial buildings in Roxbury’s Dudley Square Business District totaling 74,000 square feet and pursues a cultural economic development agenda through its programming at Hibernian Hall. In addition, its community organizers work with residents and merchants on a variety of initiatives including violence prevention, health equity and community wellness, youth development as well as voter turnout and education. Madison Park has an annual budget of $5.1 million and employs a staff of 35.
Prior to joining Madison Park, Ms. Pinado served as a senior equity investment officer at Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC) for four years, where she financed low-income housing tax credits projects throughout Massachusetts and provided technical assistance to nonprofit organizations developing housing and mixed-use projects. Prior to MHIC, she served as a project manager for Metropolitan Structures for six years, working on development of commercial office buildings in downtown Boston and in Roxbury.
Ms. Pinado holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA degree in finance from Columbia University. She serves as the treasurer of Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) and a member of the Executive Committee of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). She is a board member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Foley Hoag Foundation, Charlesbank Homes Foundation, Franklin Square Housing Foundation, Zoo New England, and she chairs the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Multi-family Advisory Committee. Ms. Pinado also serves as president of the board of Washington, DC-based NeighborWorks Capital Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution, and she is on the board of Neighborhood Risk Management Corporation.
In 2003, Ms. Pinado received the African-American Achievement Award for Community Service from the city of Boston. In 2005, she received the Suzanne King Public Service Award from New England Women In Real Estate. In 2006, she received a fellowship from the Barr Foundation, and she has traveled as a Barr Fellow to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mexico, and Haiti.