Mike Gilliard
Executive Director:

For the past 18 years, Mike has been responsible for the development of several thousand units of affordable housing including single-family home rehabs and large-scale mixed-use/mixed-income projects along the Eastern Seaboard, including in the Hudson Valley. Prior to joining the KCLB in 2020, he served as the Vice President of Real Estate at Habitat for Humanity New York City, where he secured a development pipeline of $250 million.

Mike and his wife Erin live in Kingston.

Erica Lane
Chief Financial Officer:

Erica has extensive experience with both nonprofit and governmental audits, including: pre-audit review, engagement planning, internal control testing, and internal auditing. In addition to joining the KCLB in 2020, Erica currently serves as CFP for several nonprofits in the area. Erica is former Parent Trustee for Poughkeepsie Day School and currently serves as Treasurer of the board for Community Family Development. She was also recently elected President of the Dutchess County-Poughkeepsie Land Bank and is excited to apply her experiences with the KCLB to amplify the impact of Land Banks in the region.

Owen O’Connor
Construction Project Manager:

Owen O’Connor brings tremendous construction experience and expertise to the KCLB. Prior to joining in 2020, Owen was the principal of a local home energy company, conducting home energy audits and doing insulation work and energy upgrades. For the past five years, Owen has worked as a general contractor focused on super energy-efficient residential construction. A lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, Owen lives in Kingston with his family.

Kingston City Land Bank Board Members


  • Acquisition & Disposition: Bob Dennison (Chair), Daniel Kanter, Sarina Pepper, Ilana Berger
  • Governance: Anezka Sebek (Chair), Steve Noble, Daniel Kanter, Bob Dennison
  • Communications & Community Engagement: Bartek Starodaj (Chair), Anezka Sebek, Sarina Pepper, Ilana Berger
  • Finance & Audit: Omari Washington (Chair), Steve Noble, Karin Roux
  • Fundraising: Karin Roux (Chair), Anezka Sebek, Omari Washington
  • Design Committee: Daniel Kanter (Chair), Jesika Farkas, John McKinney