American Community Team members share a committment to our values of accessibility, equity and integrity in the housing application process.

First and foremost, we are a team that believes access to housing is a basic human right and it also should be both affordable and abundant.


ACT Founder, Drew Vernalia, has 25 years in affordable housing management and development. He has worked throughout nonprofits, for-profit affordable, and public housing reaching the highest levels as Asset Manager and Executive Director. He has a technology and math degree, the Certified Property Manager designation, and numerous affordable housing credentials. Drew easily manages multiple and new companies (new housing, redevelopments, solar startup) simultaneously.

Drew Vernalia, ACT Founder and President

Meet the team

We are highly experienced, recognized leaders in affordable housing management working alongside experts in software technology. We have dedicated our lives to affordable housing, and we are extremely devoted to the pursuit of Common Rent App. Our collaborative network of colleagues in the field in Massachusetts are also committed leaders and partners.

Software Development Team
Gustavo Sapiurka, Director

Gustavo has over 30 years' experience in delivering technology solutions in the housing industry, as well as leading the development of complex integration projects.

Brian Kean, Director

Brian, JD, CPA, has 40 years in housing management, recently as top VP at Winn Management.

Shane Culliton, Director

Shane, MBA in organizational technology, has expertise in nonprofit design and evaluation.

Christian Detzel, Consultant & Former Director

Christian, with 25 years experience in software, developed and launched many global scale web programs for various industries.

Roshan Dase, Director

Roshan has a Masters and extensive experience in software programming, development, and management.

Join the team

We are grateful for all volunteers that contribute their time and talents to our mission. Software, housing, nonprofit and business professionals are especially welcomed. Volunteer today.