Advocate. Pollinator. Ring-Leader.
Julie’s hope and optimism are potent and contagious.
Her straightforward, unwavering belief that housing
is the basic building block to economic opportunity
has been a driving force for the DreamKey Partners
team since 2013. Throughout her entire career, Julie
has been a dynamic, decisive pioneer at the forefront
of revitalizing communities and improving lives in the
Midwest and Southeast.
Julie’s talent for “stirring things up” to create
masterpieces is also evident in her kitchen, where
she loves to bake tempting treats.
SVP, Asset Management
Rebekah M. Baker
First-responder. Ninja. Guardian.
Rebekah is a nimble, gifted, ninja warrior. Her
diverse background in real estate management and
finance, coupled with her resourceful and loyal
nature, has served her well as she fiercely protects
and grows DreamKey Partners’ real estate
investments. She is most passionate about “the
ability to create affordable housing developments
that not only reflect the character of the community,
but also display the same quality of design and
construction as market-rate housing.”
Rebekah is an active member of her F45 Workout
family. It’s probably how she keeps up with her
sons, who play and coach college baseball.
SVP, Programs & Fund Development
Cheerleader. Hunter-Gatherer. Tap Dancer.
If Erin were a superhero, she’d be the one who can
break down walls with just her smile. Her love for
people has guided her in leading efforts to address
affordable housing, food insecurities, and building
equity and trust among people. Today, she’s the
driving force for the Financial Literacy, Home
Buyer Education, Downpayment Assistance,
Foreclosure and Eviction Prevention Programs.
Erin joined DreamKey Partners in 2019.
Ever the adventurer, Erin enjoys traveling the globe.
And yes, she wears her superhero cape.
SVP, Marketing & Communications
Noelle E. Bell
Creator. Navigator. Storyteller.
Noelle brings DreamKey Partners’ voice to life through
all forms of communication. Equipped with acumen
in both left/right-brain thinking, she enjoys both the
artistic and analytical sides of her work. Her love for
photography comes in handy too. But most of
all, she gets her energy from collaborating with
people. Noelle’s extensive background in global
communications focused on making a difference –
charitable giving, social and economic investments
– ignited her commitment to continuing this work
more locally. She joined the organization in 2020.
Offer Noelle some dessert and put on an NBA
game — she’ll be your friend forever.
COO & EVP of Real Estate
Fred Dodson, Jr.
Motivator. Cultivator. Stormchaser.
They say you have to watch out for the quiet
ones, and that’s certainly true of Fred. Fred’s our
“Gentle Giant”, leading DreamKey Partners’ real
estate development and construction operations
teams. He has a rich history of accomplishing the
seemingly impossible in affordable housing. He
does it by remaining laser-focused on his love for
the people we serve—and he has nearly 3,000
rental housing units to show for it.
When Fred’s not out cultivating hope in affordable
housing, you’ll find him knuckle-deep, cultivating his
W. Kevin Schrader
Scorekeeper. Fortune-teller. Referee.
When Kevin comes to see you, you’re never sure if
he’s going to make your day…or tell you to get your
calculator out and start over. His deep knowledge
and experience in financial management for a
variety of companies and industries (including a Big
Four accounting firm) makes him fully equipped to
deftly govern DreamKey Partners’ purse strings.
But when you get past his strict adherence to
accounting practices, you sense his love for
people and his passion for helping others achieve
When Kevin’s not crunching numbers, you may find
him playing on the tennis court, where he usually
wins. Is that because he’s also acting as the scorekeeper
Assistant Asset Manager
Analyzer. Communicator. Inspector.
Deanna has a knack for managing a world of details and remaining focused in demanding, fast-paced environments. Her varied career in property leasing, tenant sales, data analysis, and project management for over 12,000 multi-family HUD properties has prepared her well for her current role as Assistant Asset Manager for DreamKey Partners. Her greatest joy comes from being a part of making a difference in affordable housing and the communities she serves.
Deanna’s love for serving people extends beyond her career, as she enjoys being “The Chef” for her family and friends. We’d happily be your official taste-testers, Deanna!
VP, Asset Management
Peril-Evader. Problem-Solver. Evaluator.
Susan’s an endless fountain of energy. When she joined DreamKey Partners in 2018, she brought a 30-year career in property and asset management of conventional and affordable housing in both new construction and existing property environments. What she most loves about her job is the “before and after” of a project and the positive impact DreamKey Partners’ work has on the area and its residents. Susan’s a life-long learner as well—she’s earned the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation and is currently working toward her Certified Housing Asset Manager (CHAM) designation.
Ever the adventurer, Susan’s free time is spent playing outdoors (hiking, kayaking) at places like the U.S. National Whitewater Center. She also loves going out for sushi. We’re scared to ask if she gets the sushi while kayaking!