Revitalize Community Development Corp.

Rebuilding Our Community Since 1992

"Revitalizing homes, neighborhoods & lives through preservation, education and community involvement."

Founded in 1992, Revitalize CDC performs critical repairs, modifications and rehabilitation on the homes and non-profit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, military veterans and people with disabilities.

We leverage the investments of donors, grantors and volunteers to make significant home repairs that stabilize neighborhoods, strengthen the tax base, and allow elderly homeowners to "age in place."

In the last year we've rebuilt 76 homes across Springfield and Holyoke, including one #GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild that included one nonprofit, 9 vacant lots, one community garden and one public middle school for at-risk students on Alden Street with 90+ supporters, 39 funders, 64 individual donors, and 1,200 volunteers.

The second #GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild was held in the Springdale Park Neighborhood of Holyoke. A total of 10 homes, one park, one school with the help of 30+ supporters and 300 volunteers.

The Green & Healthy Homes Pilot Project kicked off a collaboration with Baystate Health's Pulmonary Rehab Department, Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley Asthma Coalition and Square One.   Our two licensed and certified Healthy Homes Assessors completed assessments and interventions on 14 homes and rental units to eliminate asthma triggers for children and adults suffering from asthma. 

Thanks to our supporters and volunteers, we made neighborhood revitalization a reality!

Board of Directors

Gregg P. Desmarais - Chair, TD Bank

Matthew Bannister - Co-Chair, PeoplesBank 

Ben Leonard - Co-Chair, Wells Fargo  

Nicole Contois - Treasurer, Springfield Housing Authority

Lizzy Ortiz - Clerk, Trinity Health of New England - Mercy Medical Center

Robert Benson - True Blue Car Wash

Vanessa Cofer - MassMutual

Delores Culp - Recipient & U.S. Army Veteran

Sylena Echevarria - Voya Financial

Jody Gross - Health New England

Chrissy Kiddy - PeoplesBank

Joseph A. Kulig - Florence Bank

Andrea Luppi - Resident

Marcia McFarland-Gray - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Emeritus

Jason Niles - Berkshire Bank & U.S. Air Force Veteran

John Robinson - Faith United Church

Denise Schoen MSN RN-BC - Baystate Health

Moyah Smith - United Bank

Christina Sousa - TD Bank

Gary Stone - Trinity United Methodist Church & Go Graphix

Michele Welch - Berkshire Bank & Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

Staff & Contractors

Marlene Buchanan

Development & Volunteer Manager

Myles Callender

Construction Manager & Healthy Homes Assessor

Jim Ryan

Healthy Homes Assessor

Tom Fil, CPA

Pignatare & Sagan, LLC


Jesse (JJ) Jack

Logistics & Inventory Manager

Jim Mahoney

Veterans' Services Manager

Rachel Monroe

Program Coordinator

Natalie Pion

Digital Marketing Consultant 

Maria Welch


Lauren Willett

Project Manager & Healthy Homes Assessor

Ethel Griffin

Director of Programs

Colleen Loveless

President & CEO


  • Home Builders Association of Western Massachusetts (HBAWM)
  • Springfield Regional Chamber
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)
  • Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)
  • Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN)
  • Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
  • Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
  • Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative
  • Green & Healthy Homes Initiative