Jo Ellen McNamara

Jo Ellen McNamara

VP, Housing+Health Partnerships
National Equity Fund


Jo Ellen serves as Vice President of Housing+Health for National Equity Fund- the prestigious non-profit Low Income Housing Tax Credit Syndicator and affordable housing finance firm.

Jo Ellen has spent over 25 years in local governmental, non-profit, and for-profit management of community programs and health related organizations including community-based behavioral health services, affordable housing development and operations (multi-family, transitional, senior, and Housing First), Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), and community development corporations (CDCs).

She holds a Master of Science in Health Innovation and Community Assets from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cleveland State University. Additionally, Jo Ellen attended Law School at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and studied Non-Profit Finance at Case Western Reserve University.

Her volunteer services are dedicated to organizations focused on homelessness and affordable housing, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and services for those on the Autism Spectrum.