Terwilliger Center Team
Christopher Ptomey, Executive Director
Since 2018, Christopher Ptomey has been executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. Previously, Ptomey led Habitat for Humanity’s US government relations team, served as federal liaison for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael Collins (GA).
Ptomey is currently leading ULI’s Attainable Housing for All initiative, through which ULI members and District Councils are working with cities to overcome local barriers to housing production, attainability, and equity. During his time at ULI, Ptomey has also directed research including the launch of ULI’s Home Attainability Index and publications focused on family renter needs, low-density rental development, tenant and property stability, and homeownership attainability.
Ptomey is a graduate of Haverford College and George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and is a member of the Tennessee Bar.
Rosemarie Hepner, Senior Director
Rosemarie Hepner serves as Senior Director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Rosie is spearheading the Center’s new Attainable Housing for All campaign. She also manages the housing awards program, supports the Housing Opportunity Conference, and collaborates with ULI’s other departments and District Councils on projects.
Before joining ULI in 2017, she worked for two international development nonprofits, most recently as the International Capital Markets Specialist at Habitat for Humanity International. In that role, Rosie supported the operations for the MicroBuild Fund (Habitat’s housing microfinance fund), and managed the State of Housing Microfinance survey reports. Rosie holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, where her research focused on low-income housing practices and design. Her thesis examined housing reconstruction in informal settlements post-disaster. She also holds a B.A. from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
Fabiola Yurcisin, Manager
Fabiola Yurcisin is a Manager with the Center, working to launch the Center’s new Attainable Housing for All campaign. Fabiola’s passion for placemaking can be traced back to her work at the intersection of art, community, and the built environment. She spent significant time working on immigration and environmental activism in her work as a visual artist. As a place-based advocate and facilitator she supported design thinking approaches to create more human center places. It became clear to her that to impact equity and access to opportunity she needed more tools, so she decided to pursue a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University focusing on housing and transit-oriented development.
She is originally from México and a proud bilingual dual citizen. She also holds a BA in Business Administration from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jane Hutton, Associate
Jane Hutton is an Associate with the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. She assists with the housing awards programs, the annual Housing Opportunity Conference, and the Center’s webinars, newsletters, and other content. Prior to joining ULI, Jane explored her interest in equitable and sustainable development through internships with Strategies for International Development, a nonprofit focused on poverty alleviation amongst poor farmers, and with Credit Factory, a microfinance startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. In her studies, Jane analyzed the economic and environmental legacy of discriminatory housing practices in Los Angeles; researched the impact of the apartheid regime on spatial manifestations of inequality in Johannesburg, South Africa; and conducted a comparative study of the critical pedagogies utilized by community-based organizations to engage urban and rural youth on issues of environmental justice.
Jane graduated cum laude from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service. Her concentration was in Human Geography and Urban Studies, and she completed a Minor in Spanish.
William Zeh Herbig (AICP), Senior Director, Homeless to Housed
William Zeh Herbig leads the Center’s Homeless to Housed Initiative. He also collaborates across ULI’s Headquarters Departments and its network of National and District Councils on projects exploring the intersections of health, social equity and creative placemaking in the built environment.
Prior to joining ULI in 2019, he co-led Kimley-Horn’s Atlanta-based Planning and Urban Design Studio. Other experiences include managing programs at the Markle Foundation, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the National Capital Planning Commission, and Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance. He also served as an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing the Dupont Circle community in Washington, DC.
William holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a B.S. in Urban Studies from the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and studied architecture at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Will is a graduate of ULI Washington’s Regional Land Use Leadership Institute and was named a 2010 Next City Vanguard. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Eboni Pasley, Senior Associate, Homeless to Housed
Eboni Pasley brings to the Terwilliger Center more than five years of experience working to address homelessness in Montgomery County, Maryland. As part of her studies, Eboni spent seven years living in Central and South America performing volunteer work and participating in various community development projects.
Eboni has a B.A. is in Social Science and Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies from Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University, where she was member of the Honor Society and graduated Cum Laude. Eboni is pursuing her master’s degree in public administration.