Yara joined the BBH team in October 2019 and manages various aspects of the affordable housing development cycle, including permitting, design, finance, and construction. Previously she was a Senior Project Manager at the Somerville Community Corporation. Her involvement in housing and community development initiated through her work at Habitat for Humanity in Brazil, where she coordinated a broad range of housing projects for over 10 years.
Yara holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She still enjoys participating in the design process of the projects she manages.
Nathifa, a 2020 Architecture graduate from Wentworth University, joined the BBH team in January 2021 as an Assistant Project Management Intern. She helps manage various aspects of the affordable housing development cycle, including design, finance and construction, under the supervision of Yara Vergucht, Senior Project Manager. As an intern, Nathifa has brought her technical skills and professionalism to the team. Impressed with Nathifa’s work ethic, BBH welcomed her as a full-time Project Manager in June 2021. We are excited to have her contribute to producing housing of the highest quality for low and moderate income people and to grow in this profession.
In January 2020 B’nai B’rith Housing welcomed Elijah Plymesser as Director of Community Engagement. Elijah has been working on issues relating to neighborhood revitalization and public involvement for the past eight years in and around the Boston-area. He previously held positions with Smart Growth America, Howard Stein Hudson, and The Neighborhood Developers. As an avid paddler you can find him on the Charles, Mystic, or Neponset rivers most sunny weekends!