Peg Barringer
Managing Partner and Director of Economic Development Consulting
Peg Barringer's experience includes over15 years as a business owner, 25 years of contract and project management and 30 years of economic development research, program design, implementation, evaluation and training. She has worked in over 200 communities in 40 states and has managed complex multi-site projects and large teams of staff and subcontractors. Clients have included: local, state and national government agencies, community-based and national nonprofits, financial institutions, social enterprises and real estate developers. Ms. Barringer has extensive experience conducting economic and financial analysis, market research, feasibility studies and impact assessments to strategically guide projects and investment that increase economic opportunities in target communities. Project types have included: downtown & commercial district revitalization, microenterprise & small business development, creative economy initiatives and commercial real estate development, among others. She has also designed and delivered training for national agencies and organizations and provided other assistance to increase the capacity of organizations to undertake economic development activities. Ms. Barringer has been a part-time faculty member at Tufts University since 1991 where she continues to teach in the Graduate Program of Urban Policy and Planning.

Contact: (617) 763-5952

Education: M.C.P., Master of Community Planning/Real Estate Development; B.L.A., Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/Urban Design; B.S., Land Use Planning

Certification: Economic Development Finance Professional Certification (i.e., Business Credit Analysis, Real Estate Financing, Loan Packaging, Negotiating, and Financial Deal Structuring)

Affiliation: Adjunct Faculty, Tufts University Graduate Department of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning

Laurie Tickle
Senior Manager, Affordable Housing Consulting
Laurie Tickle has over 20 years of experience implementing and evaluating community development and public finance programs. She has experience managing program operations, underwriting and scoring applications, and evaluating and monitoring compliance for federal and state finance programs. She was previously the Director of a statewide Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Director of statewide Housing Stabilization and Capital Improvement Preservation Fund. As Senior Manager, in addition to her compliance monitoring responsibilities, Ms. Tickle manages the Compliance Analyst Team and service delivery, schedules and tracks work assignments, interfaces with clients, oversees reporting, provides compliance training and contributes to business strategy.

Contact: (617) 548-7640

Education:  M.A., City Planning, B.S., Community Development (with minor in Geography)

Lindsay Cohrs
Manager of Business Operations
Lindsay Cohrs has provided housing and economic development planning services, evaluation services and pre-development feasibility analyses for over 20 years. She has experience conducting research, facilitating community input and developing comprehensive plans, housing needs assessments, tax credit applications, subsidy layering analyses, Consolidated Plans, Action Plans, and Environmental Reviews. She has specialized expertise in the development and management of rental and homeownership projects, administration of HUD financing programs including HOME, CDBG and ESG. As Manager of Business Operations, in addition to her direct service responsibilities, Ms Cohrs designs processes and systems to optimize FinePoint's operation and address the evolving needs of our clients, implements and adapts new technology, leads the corrective action component of the compliance monitoring process and contributes to business strategy.

Contact: (508) 340-8890

Education:  M.A., Urban and Regional Planning; B.B.A, Marketing

Certification: Certified HOME Program Specialist, Regulations-2009, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Olga Pitel
Olga Pitel has provided housing and community development consulting, monitoring, and technical assistance services for over 25 years. She has expertise in designing and administering public financing, housing rehabilitation, first time homebuyer and lead abatement programs.

Contact: (508) 341-5542

Education:  B.S., Economics

Michelle Mastroianni
Michelle Mastroianni has over 10 years of experience managing affordable rental properties holding positions from Assistant Manager to Property Manager. She has managed properties with financing sources such as HOME, HSF Project Based Section 8 and 202. Her experience also includes working in Supportive Housing.

Contact: (978) 833-8437

Education:  B.S., Community Health Education, A.S. Physical Therapy Economics

Certification:  AHMC - Assisted Housing Manager Certification

Stephanie Vincino
Stephanie Vincino has over 9 years of experience managing affordable rental properties holding positions from Assistant Manager to Property Manager. She has managed properties with financing sources such as HOME, HSF, AHTF, Project Based Section 8 and Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).


Education:  B.S. Administration of Justice, concentration in Psychology

Certification:  NALP - National Apartment Leasing Professional, CPO - Certified Professional of Occupancy, C3P - LIHTC certification, RES201 - Successful Site Management AHMC

Cindy Ngoc Quach
Cindy Ngoc Quach has over 3 years of experience in work planning, coordination, and tracking for team projects. She is skilled in GIS Applications, AutoDesk, and AutoCad, among other software programs used for data management and project coordination.


Education:  B.S., Environmental Studies, M.S., City Planning (in process)

Elaine Nickerson
Advisor, Affordable Housing
Elaine Nickerson has over 25 years of experience providing affordable housing consulting, training, management assessments, monitoring services and evaluations for real estate developers, non profit corporations, and government agencies in the US and abroad (in Ukraine and Russia). She has expertise in the development and management of rental property & homeownership projects, homebuyer assistance programs, tenant based rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, HUD Housing Quality Standards, M/WBE outreach and Section 3.  In addition, she is experienced in construction management, budget development and asset management. Ms. Nickerson has over 25 years of housing program monitoring experience and has managed large statewide contracts.                  

Education: B.A., History; Institute of Affordable Housing (real estate development, public and private financing, design, and management)              

Certification: Certified HOME Program Specialist, Regulations-2007, Certified HOME Program Specialist, Administration-2008 US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Other Consultants & Subcontractors
FinePoint regularly partners with other consultants and subcontractors to form teams with the breadth of expertise and experience appropriate to the needs of our clients.

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