Executive Team

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Bryan Butcher

CEO/Executive Director

Bryan rejoined the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) on August 7, 2013. Prior to his appointment as chief executive officer/executive director, he served as commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue from January 2011 to August 2013, as AHFC’s director of governmental relations and public affairs from 2003 to 2011, and as a senior aide to the House and Senate Finance Committees of the Alaska Legislature for the previous 12 years.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. He sits on the board of directors for the Foraker Group and chairs the Alaska Council on the Homeless.

As a proud alumnus of the University of Oregon, Bryan enjoys watching the Oregon Ducks and other sporting events, reading, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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Mark Romick

Deputy Executive Director

Mark has worked for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), since the merger with the Alaska State Housing Authority (ASHA) in 1992. Mark held several positions within in the planning and program development department, including directorship. He has served as Deputy Executive Director of AHFC since 2016.

Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the housing industry including housing market research, housing policy and program development, financial analysis of rental housing and the use of state and federal housing programs for affordable and special needs housing development.

Mark holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Mark takes advantage of Alaska’s seasons with his family by fishing and biking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Candice Cheshire

Director, Human Resources


Catherine Stone

Catherine Stone

Director, Public Housing

Cathy started with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) seven years ago as director of housing operations where she was responsible for the statewide operations of the public housing division. Over the past three years, she has been directing the division where she oversees administration of 1,750 public housing units and 4,600 vouchers statewide. Prior to coming to AHFC, Cathy was with the State of Alaska department of law as an assistant attorney general in the commercial and fair business section.

After double-majoring in political science and American history at Willamette University, Cathy received her law degree from Gonzaga University. She is on the Alaska Mental Health Board, the National Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Pacific Northwest Board, Cook Inlet Soccer Club Board, and is involved in supporting school activities through various booster clubs and fundraising activities.

Although she was born in New Jersey, Cathy has lived in Alaska since the age of 10. In her free time she stays active with family, exploring Alaska on hikes, playing tennis and keeping up with her three sons, two dogs and husband. She is passionate about the work she does helping Alaska families with their affordable housing needs.

Cynthia Weiser

Cynthia Weiser


Cynthia started as controller for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in 2011 after leaving her position as finance director for the Spokane Housing Authority, a position she held for 10 years. Cynthia is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of financial statements and managing the accounting department.

After receiving a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Montana State, Cynthia was certified as a public accountant where she began her career in the accounting field.

Outside of work, Cynthia enjoys walking her dog, reading, listening to music and playing video games.

Daniel Delfino

Daniel Delfino

Director, Planning & Program Development

Daniel Delfino is director of the planning and program development department that manages several statewide rental development, homeownership and supportive housing programs.  In addition to program management, the department performs research and analysis of housing market dynamics throughout the state.  Prior to joining AHFC in 2008, Daniel supervised a multi-site Money-Out team for Fidelity Investments in Salt Lake City.

Daniel received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Portland State University and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of New Mexico.

Outside of work, Daniel spends time with his wife and two dogs or is out training for fringe endurance events where finishing is possible, but unlikely.

Greg Rochon

Gregory Rochon

Director, Administrative Services

Greg has worked for Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in several capacities, starting as contract compliance officer for the administrative services department in 2010. He currently serves as director of administrative services managing corporate policies and procedures with respect to procurement, asset and inventory control, record retention, risk management and administrative support functions.

Greg has over 17 years of experience in program management, contract administration and project management. Prior to his role at AHFC, he worked for the North Slope Borough, Arctic Slope Consulting Group, and for the Municipality of Anchorage. Greg has extensive knowledge of arctic construction administering multimillion dollar contracts on the North Slope and was contract administrator for the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center and Egan Center remodel.

Greg grew up in Barrow, Alaska and has lived in Anchorage since 2004. He enjoys fishing, camping, hunting and spending time with his four grandchildren.

James Wiedle

James Wiedle

Director, Budget

James started with AHFC as a research analyst in 1997. He has held several positions in both the planning and budget departments. As director for the budget department he is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of AHFC’s operating and capital budgets.

James has more than 20 years experience in program development, housing market research, financial analysis and budget planning. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology.

When he is not working, James is often enjoying his hobbies that include, photography, astronomy, amateur radio and woodworking. Both James and his wife enjoy traveling throughout the United States, and especially RVing through the Great State of Alaska during summer.

Jan Miyagishima

Jan Miyagishima

Director, Mortgage Operations

Prior to joining Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in 2014, Jan worked in the lending industry for over 20 years. As director of mortgage operations, she oversees mortgage loan servicing, the senior housing office and multi- and single family lending.

Jan received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Science from UAA after leaving Montana State University where she pursued a biomedical science degree.

She has spent time helping Alaskans through board service with Alaska Youth Advocates (AYA), the Armed Services YMCA, and Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association (AMBA). Jan enjoys spending time fishing, four-wheeling, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. Her goal is to witness all seven of the Natural Wonders.

John Anderson

John Anderson

Director, Research & Rural Development

In 2008, John joined Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) as weatherization program operations manager for the research and rural development department, and was promoted to department director in 2015. John is responsible for oversight of all department programs and projects which furthers the energy efficiency construction and rehabilitation of housing in Alaska, including AHFC-Owned properties and State Energy Programs (SEP).

Prior to joining AHFC, John worked as a project manager and vice president/general manager for several engineering and construction companies in Alaska. He has over 25 years experience in the private and public sectors, ranging from small residential projects to management of multi-million dollar commercial projects. His experience includes general construction, environmental safety and project management, government and private sector contracting, project estimate/scheduling and accounting, forecasting project disciplines and activities, and overall quality assurance, and energy efficiency and supply, with regulatory policy oversight.

John is certified as an Energy Management Professional (EMP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and is a general contractor. He participates on the board of directors for Association of Alaska Housing Authorities, Alaska State Home Builders Association, and Cold Climate Housing Research Center, and he is a member of the Fairbanks natural gas project steering committee.

Having lived in Alaska for more than 26 years, John is an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoys spending time with his children.

Michael Courtney

Michael Courtney

Director, Housing Operations

Mike worked as a housing program specialist with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) prior to working for Neighborworks Alaska where he served as housing director for six years and as deputy director for five years. Mike rejoined AHFC in 2001 as director of housing operations, Mike oversees day-to-day operations of all publicly-funded housing and housing programs administered by AHFC’s public housing division.

After attending the University of Alaska, Mike received his Alaska Real Estate Brokers License and was certified for six housing programs and two housing inspection protocols.

When he isn’t working, Mike enjoys fishing, riding his four-wheeler and riding the trails on his snow machine.

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Michael Singleton

Director, Facilities Management

Michael joined Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) in 2014 as facilities manager for the Public Housing department. In 2018, he was promoted to director of facilities management after and he was assigned corporate property maintenance. He leads a team of 10 staff in support of statewide major and minor maintenance activities.

Michael began state service in 2004 with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Facilities Management Division where he provided major and minor maintenance services to Alaska Army National Guard and Alaska Court System facilities. His duties took him to more than 27 Alaskan communities from Little Diomede to Ketchikan and many points in between.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage. Michael holds a professional license for electrical administration and is a licensed journeyman electrician. Prior to state service Michael worked in the construction industry and inter- and intra-state shipping.

Born and raised in Southcentral Alaska Michael and his family try to take every opportunity to enjoy all that the state has to offer.

Michael Strand

Mike Strand

Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director

Mike joined AHFC in 2001, and previously served as senior finance officer, finance officer and financial analyst. As CFO/Finance Director, Mike manages the financial activities to ensure business operations can be continued, its assets properly maintained and its credit positively upheld.

After graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in finance and economics, Mike served as a budget analyst for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and as a financial analyst for VECO Alaska.

Originally from Anchorage, Mike enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing and playing hockey. He is passionate about coaching elite youth hockey.

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R. Kevin Tune

Director, Audit

Kevin joined Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) as an audit specialist in 1993. In his role as director of the internal audit department, he is responsible for overseeing the internal audit and affordable housing compliance programs for AHFC. He manages a staff of three internal auditors and four compliance auditors. He reports jointly to AHFC’s audit committee and the chief executive officer.

Kevin holds a BA in business administration from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is a graduate of the Bank Administration Institute Graduate School of Retail Bank Management internal audit program. Prior to joining AHFC he worked for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as a regional audit manager, Alliance Bank as vice president/controller of special asset division, and First National Bank of Alaska as an assistant auditor. In total, he has 33 years of internal audit experience. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds certifications in Control Self-Assessment and Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Kevin and his wife Janet have called Anchorage, Alaska their home for the past 52 years, and despite the wintery conditions, he remains an avid golfer and a Corvette enthusiast.

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Stacy Barnes

Director, Governmental Relations and Public Affairs

Stacy Barnes is director, governmental relations and public affairs. In her capacity Stacy interacts with local, state and federal officials, supports the initiatives of other departments and directors, and shares AHFC’s stories with media, both owned and earned. She has worked in this role since 2010, and previously worked in in a similar role in the Anchorage Mayor’s office, and before that as the youngest president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce.

Stacy holds a B.A. in journalism and public communications and with minors in history and psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage (graduated 2002), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Alaska Pacific University (2008). Stacy is the immediate past chair of the international Public Relations Society of America Financial Communications Section; is a board member at the Providence Alaska Foundation and in the hospital in the Compassionate Care/No One Dies Alone program, and she has served as an advisor to UAA’s department of journalism and communication. Stacy has been inducted as a member of the Anchorage ATHENA Society, recognized for her professional achievements, community service and commitment to advancing women; and in the 2008 class of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top Forty Under 40.

Tom Remaklus

Tom Remaklus

Director, Information Systems

Tom has been with AHFC for over 12 years working in several capacities. Starting off as a temporary employee, Tom quickly attained a programming analyst position and has held the position of director of information services for the past nine years. He is responsible for securing corporate data and infrastructure.

In conjunction with the Anchorage School District, Tom was involved with the development of the IT Summer Academy that offers high school students the opportunity to intern in IT/IS departments throughout the summer. He is involved with the honorary commanders program at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), the FBI Citizens Academy and the INFRAgard. Having lived in Alaska for most of his life, Tom headed for warmer weather to attain a Masters in Computer Science from Arizona State.

Tom and his family enjoy getting out in Alaska biking, hiking and skiing. They enjoy traveling to Mexico and Hawaii where Tom enjoys scuba diving.