Board of Commissioners

Rev. Tanya M. Hanks, Chair

Rev. Hanks is currently the Program Director NE of the Boys and Girls Club of Ocala. She also serves as the pastor of the Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Ocala, FL. She says that her experience as a pastor allows her to understand the issues, needs, and assessments of the community. Currently pursuing a doctorate degree, she desires to continue to add to her knowledge to better serve and meet the needs of the community.

Reginald E. Landers, Jr., Vice Chair

Mr. Landers is currently an educator in the Marion County Public School System. He has lived in the Ocala area for many years, is a member of several social/community organizations (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, NAAC, Governor’s West, and Queen’s Victory #50), and has a desire to take his community involvement to a higher level. Mr. Landers desires to continue to bring a unique perspective and fresh energy to the board.

Alfreda Richardson, Treasurer & Resident-Commissioner

Mrs. Richardson has served as a Parent Representative for Childhood Development Services, and she is currently completing a program in Business Administration. She has resided in Marion County for more than five years, and has a strong desire to help the Ocala Housing Authority carry out its mission. She says that as a resident of the Ocala Housing Authority, she can speak first-hand to the programming needs of OHA’s communities.

Rev. Howard Gunn, Jr., Commissioner

Rev. Gunn is a retired educator/dean with a passion for farming and agriculture. He has resided in Marion County for over 28 years, and is currently the pastor of the Eastlake Baptist Church in Oklawaha, FL. Rev. Gunn has been on the OHA Board of Commissioners since the 1990’s, and he strives to help OHA achieve its mission by shaping policies and procedures to achieve the greatest impact for its employees and clients served.

Dr. Marcia Roberson-Fields, Commissioner

Dr. Fields is a retired educator/administrator who also owns a cleaning service (First Impressions Cleaning Service). She has been in Marion County for over 49 years, and pastors the Church of God of Deliverer USA in Orange Lake, FL. She enjoys inspiring others to lead purpose-driven lives, and she embraces OHA’s mission to promote self-sustainability, self-accountability, residents’ ownership of their neighborhood, as wells as educational and leadership opportunities.