Senior Staff

Debbie Sawyer Nutter – President and CEO / Co-Founder

Debbie Sawyer Nutter has over 30 years of experience in the acquisition, development, financing and management of multi-family housing. For the past 30 years she has been directly responsible for the management of multi-family complexes that require a working knowledge of federal and state rental subsidy programs as well as resident support services. For the past 20 years she has directly overseen acquisition activities at the organization.  Debbie attended the University of Maine.

Patrick Brennick – Director of Asset Management

Patrick Brennick worked as Asset Manager at Northern New England Housing Investment Fund for nearly 14 years before joining the Caleb Group in 2018. His focus was on compliance and reporting, establishing the compliance area for NNEHIF and building the database used by Asset Management.
Mr. Brennick received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and was awarded the Patrick Carlson Award for outstanding non-traditional student.
Mr. Brennick has served on the Board of the Granite State Managers Association since 2011, acting as Treasurer through 2016 and as Board President from 2017 through 2021.

Suzanne Decavèle – Real Estate Development Manager

Suzanne is a seasoned professional with a background in real estate, IT and management consulting. She has over 10 years of experience as a real estate project manager developing affordable housing and commercial properties. Prior to joining The Caleb Group, Suzanne worked with two Boston based CDCs managing all aspects of affordable housing real estate development projects. More recently, she worked at a large technology company as a program manager responsible for the global portfolio of real estate IT infrastructure projects. Originally, from France, Suzanne is fluent in French. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College, a MBA from the Yale School of Management and is in the process of completing of Certificate in Construction Management at The Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Sarah Glassman – Director of Property Management

Sarah Glassman is a seasoned affordable housing professional. Most recently, Sarah worked for Edgemere Consulting assisting housing authorities with programmatic and operational assessments, strategic planning, RAD applications and other technical assistance. Prior to her consulting role Sarah was at the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for six years, her last position was as the Associate Director of Public Housing. There she led and supervised the divisions responsible for operations, maintenance and capital projects at the 242 local housing authorities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Sarah’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Vermont and she has a Masters in Economic Policy from Suffolk University.

Marianne McDermott – Director of Development and Public Relations

Marianne McDermott has more than 30 years of non-profit management experience working in higher education, the arts and public education. She has experience in major giving, grant writing, cultivation, public relations, audience development, program development and implementation and project management. She has a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College with a minor in Art History. Marianne has an equally long volunteer career working with RAW Art in Lynn, her alma mater, her church and the Swampscott schools. She was a trustee of the Swampscott Public Library and is a member of the Swampscott Affordable Housing Trust.

Anne F. Moriarty – Director of Service Coordination

Anne F. Moriarty has over 30 years of resident service/community development experience in affordable housing and non-profits. A Licensed Certified Social Worker, Anne received her MSW from the University of Connecticut. Anne is the co-founder of the Worcester Youth Center, and Teen Action Group, as well as a founding board member for Centro Latino in Chelsea, MA and Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School in Lawrence, MA. Prior to her career in affordable housing, Anne spent two and a half years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. She is fluent in spoken and written Spanish.

Matt Sawyer – Facilities and Construction Manager

Matthew Sawyer joined The Caleb Group in 2015. Before joining Caleb fulltime Matt was an intern at several different properties in Caleb’s portfolio where he gained experience in project management and maintenance. He has a B.A from The University of Maine at Farmington. A strong golfer, Matt heads the Caleb golf team making it possible for Caleb to support fellow nonprofits in golf outings.

Wendy Thomas – Director of Finance

Wendy Thomas has worked in residential, commercial and construction accounting for over 30 years most recently at a large regional corporation. She has a B.S. and M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting from Salem State University. She grew up in Swampscott and now resides in Marblehead with her family. Wendy grew up in a family of nine children whose parents were foster parents to 43 babies over the years.