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.
FUNDRAISING & COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Ty Camacho, Fundraising and Community Outreach
Ty was 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.
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.
|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!”