Micheal Loftin, CEO, Homewise

Michael Loftin

Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Loftin joined Homewise in 1992 and provides strategic leadership for the company by working with the board of directors and the executive management team to drive the long-term vision, strategy, goals, and financial well-being of Homewise. With over 35 years’ experience in community and homeownership advocacy, Mike led the creation and implementation of Homewise’s customer-centric, comprehensively integrated homeownership business model. Mike drafted and led the campaign to pass Santa Fe’s inclusionary zoning law, one of the most ambitious in the country and which has served as the model for similar ordinances in other municipalities. More recently, he spearheaded the creation of Homewise’s catalytic community development strategy to revitalize targeted disinvested neighborhoods in Albuquerque and create new mixed-use, mixed-income communities in Santa Fe. Mike serves on the board of Excellent Schools New Mexico and previously served on the boards of the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Foundation and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Mike holds a BA in History from Northwestern University. 

Laura Altomare, President, Homewise

Laura Altomare



Ms. Altomare joined Homewise in 2014. As President, she leads the executive team to set and implement organizational strategy and direction while ensuring the organization is achieving its mission in a highly impactful and organizationally sustainable way. Laura has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the financial services industry overseeing strategic planning, communications, marketing, capital raising, public relations, and human resources. Laura earned a B.A. from Colorado State University and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Clay Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, Homewise

Clay Simmons

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Simmons joined Homewise in 2020. As CFO, he leads the organization’s financial stability strategy through a full array of complex financial analyses that include raising and structuring capital, income, profitability, liquidity, leverage, and asset and liability management. Clay also leads the mortgage lending operations and policies with a focus on managing and mitigating risk in the mortgage loan portfolio. Clay has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with particular expertise in banking and mortgage lending. Clay earned a B.A. in Biochemistry from Bowdoin College and an MBA in Finance from State University of New York.

Elena Gonzales, Senior Director, Policy and Resource Development, Homewise

Elena Gonzales

Senior Director, Policy and Resource Development


Ms. Gonzales joined Homewise in 2014. Elena has 25 years’ experience managing non-profit, service-oriented organizations including affordable housing providers. She is responsible for leading the organization’s effort to build relationships with underserved communities to create meaningful impact, and oversees public policy work to positively affect Homewise, its mission, and its clients. Elena serves on the board of Opportunity Finance Network. Elena earned a BBA from the University of New Mexico.

Daniel Slavin, Senior Director, Real Estate Development, Homewise

Daniel Slavin

Senior Director, Real Estate Development


Mr. Slavin joined Homewise in 2017. Daniel has 20 years’ experience with a background in accounting, investments, housing and the health care sector. He currently leads the real estate development strategy to develop new and rehabilitated homes in communities that meet the needs of the next generation of homebuyer; including affordability, quality, energy and water efficiency, live/work, and access to transportation, and mixed uses. Daniel earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance from John Carroll University.

Johanna Gilligan, Senior Director, Community Development, Homewise

Johanna Gilligan

Senior Director, Community Development


Ms. Gilligan joined Homewise in 2018 and leads the organization’s community development strategy to engage in strategic, catalytic development projects focused on economic development, education, and health that foster revitalization without displacement. These efforts increase the ownership opportunities for residents, thereby ensuring they participate in and benefit from redevelopment efforts. Johanna has a B.A. in American Studies from Tulane University and was awarded a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Lina Page, Senior Director, Communications, Homewise

Lina Page

Senior Director, Communications


Ms. Page joined Homewise in 2022. As Senior Director of Communications Lina provides specific expertise in the areas of strategic communications, marketing and outreach, and public relations. She is responsible for supporting a visibility and engagement strategy to position Homewise with key stakeholders and to build the brand among potential clients. Previously Lina served as EVP, Strategic Communications at Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) for 17 years. At OFN Lina helped to amplify the CDFI brand to a national audience. She has prior leadership experience in marketing communications for a broad range of industries. Lina serves on the Fahe board. Lina holds a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate in Branding from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.