The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights
Executive Team

Caple G. Spence, Executive Director, joined LDCCH in May, 1994 transitioning to the not-for-profit sector from long and distinguished career in banking.  Throughout his professional endeavors Caple has dedicated himself toward uplifting, empowering and creating opportunities for those around him.  Caple’s commitment to serve and give back to the community led him to LDCCH.  During Caple’s sixteen years of leadership he has applied his vision, financial expertise and people skills to transform this once humble organization into one of the premier local development corporations in New York City.

Caple’s tenacity and perseverance has resulted in LDCCH undertaking several major housing development projects, such as the $25 million renovation of the David Chavis Senior Housing apartment complex, $31 million to build Kings County Senior Residence, $44 million to build Crown Heights Senior Residence.

During the course of his 26 years of banking, Caple rose from teller positions to Branch Manager and bank officer.  Caple’s career includes positions with European American Bank and Banco Popular, NA.

Dorothy McLaurin, Deputy Executive Director, joined LDCCH in November 2006 after thirty five years of working in banking, insurance and real estate.  Dorothy’s commercial and savings bank experience includes several positions culminating with her appointment as an Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Carver Federal Savings Bank, Washington Mutual (formerly Dime Savings) and Banco Popular NA.  She has also served as an Assistant Manager of Sales and Operations for European American Bank and JP Morgan Chase.

Dorothy earned a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY and has obtained several certificates from continuing education classes in insurance and real estate sales, in Apartment Management from the National Association of Home Builders and Year 15 Transition Strategies for LIHTC Projects Workshop from Enterprise community Investment.  She is a licensed New York State Life Accident and Health Insurance Agent.

Anton Tomlinson, Project Manager, recently joined LDCCH after 34 years working for firmsincluding Salomon Brothers Inc., SalomonSmithBarney, Weeden and Company and Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.  Additionally, Anton is Chairman of the NAACP New York City ACT-SO, was Parent Teacher Association president at Public School 235 in Brooklyn from 1981 to1984 and was also a member of Brooklyn Community Board 18.

As the Chairman of the NAACP New York City Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), Mr. Tomlinson was instrumental in the establishment and development of NYC chapter of ACT-SO in 1987.  This enrichment program which was developed in 1975 by famous journalist and historian Vernon Jarrett, encourages and inspires African American youths towards excellence by providing an arena where students are motivated to excel and compete in the Sciences, Arts, and Humanities. 

Staff includes manyother valuable and committed members of the LDCCH team that make the running of this organization possible.  Staff members include Yinery Martinez our Housing Outreach Coordinator & Office Manager, Fred Osias our Internal Accountant. Over the years, the valuable contribution of these individuals, and those that came before them, has enabled LDCCH to fully live up to our mission of “Helping those who are least able to help themselves.”


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