Developing quality housing for older adults takes focused, diligent efforts of a very dedicated team. Take a moment to read about some of the most talented people in the business of developing quality affordable housing for older adults.
The Department of Housing Development is responsible for creating new affordable housing opportunities for PEP Housing. The department identifies potential acquisitions, conducts feasibility studies and entitlement work, obtains financing, and oversees construction. In order to best serve the needs of the very low-income population, the department works diligently to stay on the cutting edge of innovation in terms of both financing and construction methods. The department also works with for-profit developers of larger projects, providing project enhancement and management expertise in the affordable housing arena, allowing both parties to achieve individual and mutual objectives.
| Jim Wallen, Director of Housing Development
Jim comes to PEP from a family that has been in both real estate and construction industries for decades. In his position here as Director of Development he utilizes all of his thirty years’ experience in cross enterprise operations management, sales and marketing. Jim brings an innovative, results-driven professional leadership style creating fluid team dynamics, effective solutions-oriented problem solving and construction development management. Jim’s career spans across architecture, sales and real estate management. He graduated from Chico State University in Business Administration Financing with an emphasis in Real Estate Management.
|Bryan Hall, Project Manager
As a Project manager for PEP Housing, Bryan Hall uses his expertise in site selection, entitlement, financing and construction to help guide projects to a successful completion. Mr. Hall brings over 40 years experience in retail, residential and hospitality development for major national companies including Albertsons, Home Depot, Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, among others. Bryan continues to focus on a sustainable development approach that incorporates the use of renewable resources. Bryan is a graduate of University of Southern California (BA).
Krista Fotou, Project Coordinator I
The Department of Finance is responsible for all the financial affairs of the organization, including preparation of periodic financial statements and acting as liaison with the organization’s independent auditors. The department maintains effective internal controls that guarantee the safeguarding of company assets.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE
The Department of Property and Compliance works to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations that govern PEP properties. The Department maintains a complete and thorough understanding of all regulations related to property management and fair housing, ensures the implementation of such regulations, and completes all required reporting.
ON-SITE PROPERTY MANAGERS
PEP Housing employs resident managers that live and work on-site at PEP Housing’s larger properties. Managers oversee the day-to-day operations of the properties, process annual re-certifications, and conduct periodic inspections of units, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements. Managers also work regularly with residents to establish a sense of community and to ensure that their needs are being met on a daily basis.
|Debbie Antonsen, Property Manager – Mountain View Apartments
|Dan Linberg, Property Manager –Vallejo Street Senior Apartments
Dan says: “For the past five years, it has been a great pleasure to be a member of the PEP team offering quality, safe housing for the increasingly vulnerable low-income senior community. Most of my business career has been involved with retail management, with the longest stretch of time being part of the management team at one of the first independent paperback bookstores in the country. With 100,000 titles in its database, the job often felt like Christmas everyday with the joy of being surrounded by the best and the brightest co-workers and clientele. My first Resident Manager experience was with HUD-subsidized Lytton Gardens in Palo Alto, California. “
|Jessica Tunis, Property Manager – Acacia Lane Senior Apartments
“I joined the PEP team in November 2012 and am proud to be a part of such an outstanding staff. I love working with seniors and am dedicated to providing low-income seniors a wonderful place to call home. For the three years prior to working at Acacia, I was the property manager at another affordable senior housing complex in Santa Rosa. Before that, I worked for two non-profits (in Stockton and San Francisco) that provided supportive housing to people with psychiatric disabilities. I grew up in the Boston area, but have lived in California for over twenty years. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing Scrabble and other games, and walking around Spring Lake.”
|Morgan Lemos, Property Manager – Edith Senior Apartments & Lindberg Senior Apartments
Morgan began her career at PEP Housing as the Executive Receptionist at the Corporate Office. In August 2016, Morgan became a Property Manager of three PEP Communities. Her enthusiasm for our mission and her cheerful outgoing nature is a winning combination for this key position. More recently in May 2019, Morgan filled the role as Property Manager for Edith Street Senior Apartments to increase her knowledge and build experience managing HUD apartments. Morgan is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College. She loves the outdoors including hiking, biking and camping but her favorite activity is playing with her dog, Diesel the pug.
Morgan says: “I was born and raised in Petaluma and I don’t see myself leaving this town any time soon! I really love working for an organization that has a solution to a problem in my neighborhood. I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful community at work and at home.”
|Erika Frank, Property Manager – Leib and Toussin Senior Apartments
Erika Frank is a longtime resident of Sonoma County. She went to Petaluma High then received her AA in Liberal Arts from Oregon Institute of Technology and has an extensive background in office administration. She lived 15 years in Bodega Bay raising her two children and loved every moment. She feels blessed to be with PEP Housing and all the incredible work we do with our seniors. Erika spends her free time doing landscape and artistic photography and loves to bake. Especially Pies!
|Mauricio Felix, Property Manager, Kellgren Senior Apartments
Mauricio has always enjoyed working with seniors. He began his career in property management in 2007. Since then, Mauricio has continued to help families in affordable housing. Mauricio was selected to be part of the year long “New Ventures of Leadership” program by the American Society on Aging during 2007-2008 year. In 2000 he had the good fortune to purchase a house and move to Petaluma. This gave Mauricio the opportunity to attend Santa Rosa Junior College and focus on business administration while working full time. Now, Mauricio says, “I am very grateful and fortunate to be part of this great team working for PEP Housing and of course helping its residents.”
|Open- Property Manager – Casa Grande
Sally Boughton, Property Manager – Sun House
Lisa Sampaio, Property Manager – Orange Tree
|Marilyn Buono, Resident Services Coordinator
Mariyln always had a passion for helping others and meeting people from all walks of life. Her passion lead her to a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Her case management experiences include working with different sectors of society from school dropouts, adults with mental health issues, to individuals with developmental disabilities including older adults. Marilyn is an active member in her community in Ukiah serving as a Board, West Company in Ukiah; Senior Peer Counselor and Hospice Volunteer. To further her education, Marilyn completed a Certificate in Governmental Management as a major towards a masters degree in Social Work. In her free time Marilyn loves to travel and has enjoyed exploring Asia, Canada, Europe and the United States. After a long day of work her favorite thing to do is read a book, get crafty or just commune with nature. Marilyn believes, “It’s wonderful to be here with PEP and make a difference in the lives of our older adults!”