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Pilar Hogan Closkey

Executive Director
Saint Joseph's Carpenter Society


Camden, NJ

Pilar Hogan Closkey is Executive Director of Saint Joseph's Carpenter Society (SJCS), a Camden-based community organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of the people of Camden and surrounding communities by providing homeownership opportunities and neighborhood development programs. In this position, Ms. Hogan has overseen the construction and gut-rehabilitation of over 260 houses since 2005 as well as the repair of over 250 homes owned by community residents. She is also responsible for the oversight of the management of 313 rental properties located in the City of Camden. Prior to joining SJCS, Ms. Hogan Closkey worked as a planner with a non-profit affordable housing developer in Raleigh, North Carolina and as a civil engineer for a large, international consulting engineering firm in Chicago. Ms. Hogan holds her Professional Engineering license in New Jersey, is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She serves as a board member for the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, New Jersey Community Capital, and the Camden Community Development Association.