NYSPHADA Appoints Wilson Kimball Executive Director and Deborah Kessler Events Director

NYSPHADA names Wilson Kimball Executive Director and Deborah  Kessler Events Director

January 22, 2024


President William Simmons announced today the appointment of Wison Kimball, President and CEO of the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers, as the new Executive Director of the New York State Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.  M.s Kimball has a vast experience in Housing and Community Development over her career, including Housing Management, Sec. 8 Administration of 5,000 Vouchers, a $750M LIHTC conversion of 17 properties and 26 Buildings, RAD and HUD dispositions.

She will be succeeding our present Executive Director, Lawrence Vetter, who is leaving the organization after serving 5 years in the position.  Vetter and Kimball are working through the Transition period into February.   The Association will continue to use the NYSPHADA Post Office Box 744, Hornell, NY. 14843 through March 31, 2024, for Membership Dues, Conference Registrations and Training Programs.  Ms. Kimballs Email address is and her phone is (914) 793-8400.

President Simmons also announced the appointment of Deborah Kessler of Kessler Promotions, Poland, NY as the new Events Director for NYSPHADA.  Ms. Kessler has promoted a number of events and home shows over her, career.  She has recently served as the Part-time Community Development Director for Herkimer, County, NY, while managing Kessler Promotions.

She is succeeding Stepahanie White, who has also served NYSAPHADA over the last 5 years as the Events Director.  She can be reached at or contacted at (315) 794-0695.