Karen Romaine Thomas, Chief Executive Officer

Karen Romaine Thomas serves as the CEO of National Housing Compliance (NHC), a 501(c)(4) organization that provides professional training and compliance services to the affordable housing industry. NHC is also the performance-based contract administrator (PBCA) for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in Georgia and Illinois. (Read more)

Jeffery K. Wirrick, Chief Operating Officer

Leveraging a three decades-long career in the affordable housing industry and deep expertise in corporate operations, Jeffery K. Wirrick, CPM®, serves as Chief Operating Officer of National Housing Compliance (NHC). In this role, which he assumed in 2004,  Mr. Wirrick oversees the Asset Management Division that encompasses management and occupancy reviews, rent adjustments, contract renewals, physical inspections, resident concern resolution as well as corporate program compliance and business development. (Read more)

Jignesh Patel, Chief Financial Officer

Jignesh S. Patel joined National Housing Compliance (NHC) in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Patel is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of NHC’s information technology, finance and accounting operations and the strategic governance of NHC’s multi-million-dollar operating budget.  A key part of his role is overseeing the disbursement of approximately $850 million in Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) to Section 8 Project-Based properties located throughout Georgia and Illinois. (Read more)