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Arthur Stockwell joined the Gainesville Housing Authority Commission in April of 2012.
Professionally he is a senior executive with The Collier Companies, Florida’s largest privately held owner/manager of apartment communities with more than 10,000 units under management. Prior to joining The Collier Companies in 2005, he was the CEO, CFO or Corporate Controller for several private and public high technology companies, including publicly traded companies on the NYSE. He started his career as a NASA Civil Servant in the Manned Flight Space Shuttle Program.
Stockwell maintains expert skills in real estate finance, complex systems design and development and negotiation practices. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Houston, is a graduate of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
His community support and interests include serving on the Gainesville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board, volunteering for Haven Hospice, managing fundraising events for non-profit organizations and facilitating homeless service and care programs.
Rebecca J. Hightower
Rebecca J. Hightower has been a Gainesville resident since 2008. She has a passion for helping people and has spent many years providing social services and volunteering her time for community services.
Prior to moving to Gainesville, Hightower was an Economic Service Specialist for 17 years at Colleton County Department of Social Services in Walterboro, SC. She also spent 10 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Ms. Hightower volunteers at Signature Healthcare of Gainesville, teaches Sunday School at Harvest Community Worship Center, and is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Hightower earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wilberforce University and has completed the Bridges to Prosperity program administered through Catholic Charities.
She Hightower has four adult children: Jason, Curtis, Caquila and Alexander. She presently lives at Oak Park, where she is the president of the Oak Park Resident Council.
Angela N. Tharpe has more than 15 years of entrepreneurial, community, economic development and real estate experience.
Tharpe is currently the Executive Vice President to Nathan S. Collier at The Collier Companies in Gainesville, Florida. The Collier Companies is the largest private owner/operator/developer of student housing in the southeast with over 10,000 units across Florida, Georgia, and Oklahoma. In a previous role as Vice President and Director of Asset Management, Tharpe participated in or closed over $850 million in student housing real estate transactions and played a key role in the strategic growth of the company through partnerships with institutional investors such as GMAC and SEB Immobilien-Investment GmbH.
Tharpe has additional real estate experience serving as Vice President of Housing and Real Estate Development for Volunteers of America of Illinois (“VOAIL”), overseeing their Elderly, Disabled and Veteran affordable housing property management portfolio between Illinois and Missouri and its newly formed real estate development department.
As an entrepreneur, Tharpe was the Founder and President of Manna from Heaven LLC, a community and economic development consulting firm, which provided technical and business development services to the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, the Urban League, and various local organizations.
She also has experience in the entertainment industry, serving as the Chief Executive Office for D & J Entertainment Holdings LLC (“DJE”), a holding company for sports and entertainment endeavors and businesses, located in Chicago. In addition, she formed Heavenly Entertainment LLC, under which she managed talent from Universal Soul Circus and a local DJ and radio personality.
Tharpe holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Lawrence University, a J.D. and M.U.P. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.S.R.E. from the University of Florida. She resides in Gainesville with her two beautiful daughters, Amaris and Airre-Elle.
Randy Hunziker is a licensed Florida attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida for more than 27 years. Furthermore, Randy is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator and enjoys helping people solve their differences. During his career, Randy has practiced law both as an insurance defense attorney and personal injury attorney.
In addition, Randy has worked for several insurance companies (including Bristol West Insurance in South Florida and Tower Hill Insurance in Gainesville) as a claims executive where he has honed his skills and become an expert in conflict resolution, negotiating, and insurance matters. Randy specializes in conflict resolution, mediations, and debt management.
Hunziker is a 1987 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree, Cum Laude. As an undergraduate, he attended Penn State University and graduated in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Management, With High Honors.
In his free time, Randy enjoys time with family, serving in his church, sports, and good movies. Randy has also served as a missionary and traveled to Haiti in August 2010 to assist building and repairing damaged property caused by the earthquake of January 2010. Hunziker also traveled to Guatemala in January 2012 to dig a water well, which provided clean drinking water for a village. As a result of his missionary work, he and five of his friends created and started Water Disciples, a non-profit organization that raises money for drilling water wells so it can bless communities around the world with clean drinking water where none exists. Water Disciples serves God by providing clean drinking water and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.