Developing quality housing for older adults takes focused and diligent efforts of a very dedicated team. Take a moment to read about some of the most talented people in the business of developing and managing quality affordable housing for older adults.
Mary joined PEP Housing in October 2004 as the Executive Director. Prior to joining the organization, Mary worked in nonprofit administration, mostly for educational and social service organizations. She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant as an Auditor for a public accounting firm. She founded a non-profit organization, Rebuilding Together, located in Petaluma. Rebuilding Together is dedicated to providing home repairs at no cost to seniors and individuals with disabilities, allowing them to remain in their homes. Mary also served as a Petaluma City Councilmember. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a real estate broker. She has an MBA in Business Administration and a BS degree in Management. She serves on the Board of Directors for Leading Age, California as Vice President on the Housing Cabinet and Public Policy Cabinet. Most recently, she was awarded the Outstanding Advocacy award by Leading Age, a national association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. Mary is a Rotarian with the Rotary Satellite Club of Novato Sunrise Evening and volunteers for many nonprofit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, husband, dogs, chickens, ducks and goats.
Sharon Redman-Patchin, Director of Human Resources
Sharon joined PEP Housing in December 2017. Her experience in human resources spans 25+ years working in various industries. Sharon also owned a consulting firm that assisted start-up and smaller companies build the HR systems necessary to stay compliant with federal, state and local employment laws. Sharon was a member of the Army Reserves, enlisted from 1986-2001 and honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6). She graduated magna cum laude with a BA degree in Sociology and Human Resources. She is SPHR-CA and SHRM-SCP certified, has her California Law HR Specialty credential and belongs to various HR associations to ensure she stays abreast of the many complex employment laws within the State of California and nationwide.
Kathryn Gross, Executive Assistant – Joined PEP Housing in October 2016
Marilyn Buono – Resident Services Manager – Joined PEP Housing in September 2018
Marilyn joined PEP Housing in September 2018 as a Resident Services Coordinator. Prior to that, she worked for Petaluma People Services as a Senior Case Worker. Her passion is to help others and meet people from all walks of life. Marilyn has her BS degree in Social Work, focusing in areas related to mental health, developmental disabilities and seniors living on limited incomes. Marilyn is an active member in her community in Ukiah, working as a Senior Peer Counselor and Hospice Volunteer, and serving on the Board of West Company. Marilyn was promoted to Resident Services Manager, overseeing department programs and staff. She continues to provide services for residents at Sun House Senior Apartments in Ukiah, CA. Marilyn lives in Willits, CA.
Erin Hoffman – Resident Services Coordinator for residents at Caulfield Lane, Daniel Drive, Duplex, Kellgren, Lieb & Vallejo Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in February 2003
Tara Hammons – Resident Services Coordinator for residents at Orange Tree Senior Apartments, Oroville, CA- Joined PEP Housing in June 2019
Karla Ventura-Ruiz – Resident Services Coordinator for residents at Casa Grande, Edith Street, Lindberg Lane, Wilson Street & Toussin Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in September 2019
Liz Longfellow – Resident Services Coordinator for residents at Acacia Lane, Vigil Light & Mountain View Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in February 2020, left and returned in March 2021
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 joined PEP Housing in December 2017 as the Director of Housing Development. He comes from a family that has been in the real estate and construction industries for decades. Jim has over 30 years of 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. He graduated from Chico State University in Business Administration Financing, with an emphasis in Real Estate Management.
Bryan S. Hall, Project Manager – Joined PEP Housing in December 2018
Krista Fotou, Project Coordinator – Joined PEP Housing in April 2019
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.
David joined PEP Housing in July 2019 as the Director of Finance. David graduated from CSU-Hayward with a BS Degree in Business Admin, with a concentration in Accounting. He has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit world working for The Salvation Army’s Divisional Headquarters Finance Department. In his role, he managed accounting, financial reporting, and auditing for the various services and programs in Northern and Central CA. For 40+ years, David has volunteered his time to teaching young people to play brass instruments, being a “surrogate father” to many of the children. Currently, he leads the Concord Brass Band of The Salvation Army, a group of 27 individuals ranging from 14 years old to the eldest member of 85 years young.
Karen Garrity, Accounts Specialist – Joined PEP Housing in July 2004
Amanda Cook, Bookkeeper – Joined PEP Housing in April 2016
Kathy Bellefeuille, Senior Accountant/Payroll Specialist – Joined PEP Housing in February 2019
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.
Dominic joined PEP Housing in August 2010. He is a native Californian, having deep roots in Sonoma County. Dominic has worked in the property management industry for over 20 years and has a broad range of experience in the affordable housing industry. Heis dedicated to helping people, often volunteering in the community. He is driven to provide senior residents with caring, compassionate, and outstanding service. His focus during his time with PEP Housing has been on the property management & compliance side of the organization.
Kerrily Beaton, Compliance Manager – Joined PEP Housing in June 2013
Kerrily has 10+ years of experience in Compliance and brought her extensive knowledge to the Property Management Department when she joined the organization in 2013. She specializes in affordable housing management and has experience working with Federal and State Tax Credits, as well as Housing and Urban Development.
Jennifer Rahman, Property Compliance Specialist – Joined PEP Housing in 2007, left in 2011 and rejoined in November 2019
Jennifer Harris, Operations Manager – Joined PEP Housing in February 2018
Jennifer has 11 years of experience in compliance and property management. She came to PEP Housing as the Property Compliance Specialist and was promoted into her current role as Operations Manager, overseeing PEP’s portfolio of properties and staff.
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 – Mountain View Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in March 2006
Dan Linberg – Vallejo Street Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in December 2008
Angelique Zinn – Acacia Lane Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in January 2021
Morgan Lemos – Edith Street, Lindberg, Fisher I and Fisher II Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in January 2014
Erika Frank – Richard Lieb Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in January 2015
Mauricio Felix – Kellgren Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing April 2016
Erin Rehberg – Casa Grande Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in February 2020
Sally Boughton – Sun House Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in August 2017
Lisa Sampaio – Orange Tree Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in April 2019
Erica Enriquez – Vigil Light Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in January 2021
Maribeth D’Amato – Caulfield Lane, Daniel Drive and Duplex Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in October 2019
PEP Housing employs maintenance staff to ensure our properties and residents have the highest level of care available, ranging from the beautiful landscaping to replacing appliances to preparing a unit for a new resident who has waited for an opening for up to five years.
Pam joined PEP Housing in May 2012. She moved up through the ranks from janitor to Director of Maintenance. She oversees staff and maintenance for all of PEP’s locations, coming to the organization with extensive experience in the field of maintenance. Pam ensures our properties are well kept and apartment turnovers are perfect for each individual patiently waiting, sometimes up to five years, to move into one of our beautiful units.
Scott Jacobi – Maintenance Supervisor – Joined PEP Housing in March 2019
Randy Miller – Maintenance Technician – Joined PEP Housing in September 2016
Jim Easter – Maintenance Technician, Sun House Senior Apartments – Joined PEP Housing in June 2018
Dominic Cavasso – Maintenance Technician – Joined PEP Housing in December 2020