Diana Dorn Jones
Diana Dorn-Jones was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. She is a community organizer and economic development professional with over 35 years’ experience in community development and corporate banking. Her key interests include affordable housing and advocacy on behalf of low-wealth neighborhoods. She has served as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Albuquerque.
Diana is the Executive Director for United South Broadway Corporation, one of Albuquerque’s oldest non-profit Community Development Corporations (CDCs), which currently provides statewide foreclosure counseling and civil legal services to homeowners facing loss of their homes in the New Mexico courts.
Diana is a founding member of the Project Change Fair Lending Center and the Anti-Racism Institute of the Southwest. She has organized community groups to implement the Community Reinvestment Act, bringing millions of dollars into the state for low-income housing and small business development. She was instrumental in passage of the New Mexico Home Loan Protection Act. She is an alumna of the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change and founder of a new K-5 Charter School in South Broadway, one of Albuquerque’s federally- designated Pocket of Poverty neighborhoods where she was born, raised and continues to reside.
Diana has won numerous awards for her work, and while she appreciates and values all that she has been recognized for, she is particularly proud of the city-wide League of Neighborhoods “Neighborhood Leadership Award,” the Albuquerque Human Rights “Bridge Award,” and the YWCA “Woman of Vision Award,” because these were in recognition of her role in promoting cross-cultural collaboration in the Albuquerque community, working in a spirit of inter-group cooperation and across racial, ethnic and cultural lines.
HUD Certified Counselors
Elaine Candelaria, Senior Housing Counselor – Foreclosure Prevention
Elaine provides HUD-certified foreclosure prevention counseling for homeowners. She coordinates contact among homeowners, the USBC Fair Lending Center, and the district court foreclosure settlement mediation programs. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Geneva Smith, Housing Counselor - Case Assessment and Financial Education
Geneva administers USBC housing counseling client intake and case assessment, and provides financial counseling to homeowners.
Nita Luna-Davis, Housing Counselor – Fair Housing
Nita is responsible for USBC’s Fair Housing outreach and education, as well as preparation of Spanish-language materials. Nita is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Debbie Norman, Program Manager
Debbie manages USBC’s Housing Counseling and Community Outreach programs, and the education component of the Anti-Racism Training Institute of the Southwest.
Corbi Romero, Managing Paralegal, USBC Fair Lending Center
Corbi manages day to day operations and case workflow; and assists attorneys with litigation and legal work.
Samantha Parker, Paralegal
Samantha manages initial contact and ongoing communication among USBC clients, attorneys and third parties.
Sandi Gilley, Staff Attorney, USBC Fair Lending Center
Sandi gives educational workshops and limited representation consultations for pro se homeowner/litigants.
Mark Pustay, Managing Attorney, USBC Fair Lending Center
Mark oversees the Fair Lending Center legal practice and represents income-qualified homeowners who have been sued for foreclosure in the NM courts.
Eric Pacheco, Staff Attorney, USBC Fair Lending Center
Eric represents income-qualified homeowners who have been sued for foreclosure in the NM courts.