EHI has a Board of Directors, which provides its governance. It also has an Advisory Committee composed of diverse individuals, each of whom has at least one relevant form of expertise. They have the opportunity to provide input regularly on EHI's plans, activities and policies.

To accomplish its day-to-day work, EHI has relied on volunteer staff -- officers and interns. Once major funding is obtained, EHI hopes to rely on a mix of paid and volunteer staff. Further information on EHI's personnel follows.

Philip M. Caughran, CFPTM:

A marketing and strategy consultant, management trainer, and financial planner with Caughran Associates LLC in Arlington, VA. He also has thirty years of diverse corporate experience in telecommunications. He has contributed to state-of-the-art advances in electronic switching, space communications, data networking, and industry diversification. He has a B.A. in mathematics and physics from DePauw University, an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Missouri, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He also is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing) and he serves on the adjunct faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Prof. William A. Fischel:

Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College since 1973 (Hale Professor in Arts and Sciences, 2002-present). He is one of the Nation’s leading authorities on the economics of zoning and land use regulations, and has written many books and articles on the subject, including: THE HOMEVOTER HYPOTHESIS (Harvard Univ. Press, 2001); REGULATORY TAKINGS (Harvard Univ. Press, 1995); and THE ECONOMICS OF ZONING LAWS (John Hopkins Univ. Press, 1985). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He served as a member (1987-97) and Chair (1993-97) of the Town of Hanover (NH) Zoning Board. He also has been an expert witness in affordable housing litigation. He is a 1967 graduate of Amherst College and holds a PhD from Princeton University (1973).

Scott Lindlaw, Esq.:

Principal in the San Francisco, CA, office of Sard Verbinnen & Co., which provides strategic communications advice and services, including litigation support, to help clients manage overall positioning and specific events affecting their reputation, business, and market value.

He is a 2011 graduate of Boalt Hall at the University of California at Berkeley. Previously, he had 16 years of experience in journalism, most of it with the Associated Press. He served as a White House correspondent for A.P. throughout President G. W. Bush’s first term (2001-05). He is a 1990 graduate of University of Buffalo (NY) and also holds a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley (1992).

Thomas B. Reston Esq.:

An attorney in Washington, D.C., he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican-American Legal Defense Foundation (MALDEF)--a nonprofit, legal services organization--for more than 30 years. He also served on the Advisory Committee for the George Mason Memorial, situated next to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. He is a 1968 graduate of Harvard College and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School (1974).

President and General Counsel: Thomas A. Loftus

Exercises overall responsibility for all activities of the organization, including project planning and management, fundraising, public relations, and administration; reports to the Board of Directors.

Vice President: John M. Rector 

Performs such duties as assigned by the Board of Directors or President, and performs the duties of the President in the absence of the President; reports to the President and General Counsel, and in the absence of that officer, to the Board of Directors.

Financial Officer: Michael J. Clark

Manages EHI's finances and keeps its account records; reports to the President and General Counsel.


Secretary: Phyllis J. Loftus 

Responsible for keeping the corporate books, issuing notices of meetings, and preparing minutes of meetings. She reports to the President and General Counsel.