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
|Diana Nelson, Project Coordinator
Diana Nelson is joining us in August 2018 as the new Project Coordinator for the Development Department. Diana brings a wide range of experience to PEP Housing. She has a strong background in construction, owning and running her own construction company for 11 years until deciding to change career direction, returning to school, receiving her teaching credentials and masters degree, and spending the next 16 years as an English teacher and Instructional Designer as well as a summer school principal in secondary education. Retiring from teaching she now returns to the construction trade here as the Project Coordinator. In her leisure time, Diana enjoys family time and her horses as well as spending time on her family farm in Hopland, California.
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.
| Sharon Redman-Patchin, Human Resources Generalist
Sharon joined the PEP Housing team in December 2017 and is excited to be part of such a phenomenal organization. Sharon graduated with a BA in Sociology / HR. Her career took a surprising turn while working as an Executive Assistant at Cost Plus World Market. The HR Director saw potential and mentored her into the role of HR Coordinator. Over time, she expanded into HR roles within other industries, including property management at a for-profit company in Lodi, California that manages 33 properties across the state. Sharon also owned a small consulting firm that assisted small and start-up companies in recruitment efforts and setting up HR systems. In addition to her career in HR, she was also an Army Reservist from 1986 to 1997, which was one of her proudest accomplishments. Sharon loves the unexpected path her life took in human resources and looks forward to working with the staff and meeting our residents along the way.
FUNDRAISING & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Ty Camacho, Fundraising and Community Outreach
Ty was born and raised in Sonoma County and has a deep love for the Petaluma community. She joins PEP with her extensive experience in large-scale fundraising events and community outreach. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador, Ty is dedicated to investing into the community through volunteer work. If she is not at PEP you are sure to find her coaching at Petaluma High School, helping a fellow non-profit, or camping with her beloved pup Loafer.
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.
|Jennifer Harris, Property Compliance Assistant
Jennifer came to Sonoma County from Santa Cruz in 2002 to begin her family. A husband and two boys later in 2006 she stumbled across a temporary position that would change her life. She found a potion with an affordable housing developer and found a passion in serving the community in affordable housing and has not looked back. Jennifer has 11 years of experience in compliance and property management. Jennifer enjoys time with her family and spending time outdoors, kayaking, camping, and surfing which led to a full career in Boy Scouting activities with her two boys and volunteering her time to conservation projects throughout Sonoma County.
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, annual re-certifications, and the 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.
|Marilyn Buono, Resident Services Coordinator