Me-Ware - Business Solutions & Consulting
Me-Ware - Business Solutions & Consulting

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email: info@me-ware.com

Staff

Meet Our Key Team Members

Craig L. Patterson
CEO

Mr. Patterson is an accomplished Housing Agency Executive Director and Senior Executive with more than 16 years of Housing Authority Operations, Management, Construction, and troubled agency recovery experience. He has assisted with software and systems migration, selection, and implementation. He is well recognized as an outstanding trainer for NAHRO, HUD, and HUD subcontractors. Mr. Patterson has directed the design, development, and construction of more than 10 HUD Multi-Family developments, directed the rehabilitation and construction of HUD Capital Fund improvements to more than 30 developments, and received three NAHRO National Awards of Excellence for Housing Development and Programs. He has professional experience as a control systems engineer, working on the construction for Bechtel Corporation of projects in Saudi Arabia, Space Shuttle Launch Facilities, Nuclear Facilities, and large housing construction projects. Mr. Patterson has administered Community Development Block Grant Programs. His institutional understanding of the Code of Federal Regulations, HUD procurement and contracting Section 3 Compliance gives him an excellent perspective in this field.

His direct housing experience includes:
Interim Deputy Director of Planning, Development and Capital Improvements for the City of Houston, TX HA; Vice-President Property & Facility Management, San Antonio, TX; Acting Director of City of Richmond, CA HA and City of San Pablo, CA HA.

He has been the principal on scores of consulting contracts with Housing Authorities, advising on topics from IT issues to fiscal responsibility, PHAS scores to Resident Surveys. There is virtually no aspect of managing an HA that Mr. Patterson hasn't worked on.

He was also the Manager of National Housing Consulting Practice from 1995-2000 for DMG-Maximus, Inc., and served with PriceWaterHouseCoopers as technical advisor to HUD National Move-to-Work Demonstration, Department of Policy and Legislative Initiatives.

Tony Rumph
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Rumph began his career in the software industry in 1988, working as a programmer for a small software company that specialized in sofrware solutions for 3rd party verification for housing authorities.

In 1990 Mr. Rumph began working in the private sector for a small computer game company, Maxis (the makers of SimCity and The Sims). He worked as a programmer, system analyst and database administrator. In 1991, Mr. Rumph was promoted to MIS Manager. In the 7 years that followed, Maxis grew from 13 employees in the USA to 173 employees in 3 countries. He had the responsibility of overseeing MIS operations in the USA, England and Japan.

In 2001, Mr. Rumph joined Mr. Patterson and formed MeWare, LLC. His responsibilites have included designing web-based and Handheld Inspections Management software, inspection mapping and assignment, tracking systems, order inventory and procurement systems, and web-based maintenance work orders with Nextel phone dispatch capability.

His Housing Authority experience includes working with the following housing authorities:

  • Sacramento Housing Authority
  • New Orleans Housing Authority
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Housing Authority of the County of Cook (Chicago)
  • Housing Authority of the City of El Paso
  • Oakland Housing Authority
  • Newark Housing Authority

Mr. Rumph attended the University of California at Berkeley majoring in Computer Science; later transferring to Golden Gate Univeristy of San Francisco where he changed his major to Business Management.

Marvanello Patterson
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Patterson brings 10 years of experience in consulting and PHAS preparation of Housing Authorities to her clients. She is also experienced in strategic planning and asset strategic planning. She is also a MeWare, LLC Board Member.

Melvin Braziel
Senior Consultant

In January, 1997, Melvin Braziel was named Acting President/CEO of the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), and he was formally appointed President and CEO in January, 1998. He was instrumental in implementing a three-year plan for the Housing Authority to move forward in community service. He brought forth major organizational changes that improved the manner in which the Housing Authority serves the needs of its residents. In addition, Braziel carried out plans that required demolition and redevelopment of public housing sites with two Hope VI grants that total $100 million. He also implemented methods that were successful in the acquisition of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and Tax-exempt Bond financing which resulted in the development of 490 mixed income housing units at three different sites. He was also successful in obtaining an additional $18 million Hope VI grant and $7.9 million in LIHTC for the development of Refugio Street Apartments, the first phase of 650 units of redevelopment of the old Victoria Courts public housing site in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Braziel retired from SAHA on August 31, 2004.

For over 39 years as an employee of SAHA, Melvin Braziel consistently established himself as an exceptional administrator and sought-after resource in the public housing industry. SAHA received many distinguished awards or achievements under Braziel’s leadership. He received many personal awards and recognitions during his career at SAHA. He is a life member of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), a member of Texas NAHRO, former Chairperson of the Texas NAHRO Scholarship Committee, former President of Southwest NAHRO, served on the Board of Directors of NAHRO, and served on the Board of Directors of the Housing Authority Insurance Company, of which he was Chairman or the Finance Committee. Currently, Braziel serves on one of the Tax Increment Finance Boards for the City of San Antonio, and a Board member of the Community Economic Revitalization Agency.

In 1999 Braziel co-authored an article entitle “The Front Porch Strategy: Achieving Neighborhood Consensus” in the Journal of Housing” with Thomas F. Cannon, PhD, Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio. It was published in the May/June 1999 issue of the Journal of Housing.

Career-wise, Braziel served as Property Manager, Assistant Director of Housing Operations, Budget Officer, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, and Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer he was responsible for all activities involving financial investments, accounting, procurement, budgeting, and management information systems. In July of 1996, he was promoted to Senior Vice President for Administration. The scope of his responsibilities was extended to include oversight of the administrative areas of the organization, plus Architectural, Engineering and Construction Services, Central Maintenance, Warehouse and Procurement.

Since retirement Braziel has provided consulting to the Texarkana Housing Authority; subcontracted with the Management Consulting firm of Mitchell & Titus, LLP who contracted with HUD to provide management reviews for the Morgan City Housing Authority in Louisiana and the San Benito Housing Authority in Texas.

Braziel graduated from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, in 1972 with a BBA Dregree in Accounting. He received his Master of Business Administration Degree from St. Mary’s in l974.