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.
Mary Stompe has been serving as PEP Housing’s Executive Director since 2004. Prior to joining PEP Housing, Ms. Stompe worked in nonprofit administration, mostly for educational and social service organizations. She started her career as a Certified Public Accountant working as an Auditor for a Public Accounting Firm. She founded Rebuilding Together, Petaluma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing seniors and people with disabilities with no cost home repairs, allowing them to remain in their homes. Mary has also served as a Petaluma City Councilmember. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Senior Professional in Human Resources, and a real estate broker. She has an MBA in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science 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, Stompe 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. Stompe is a Rotarian with the Rotary Satellite Club of Novato Sunrise Evening and volunteers for many nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Stompe enjoys spending time with her son, husband, dogs, chickens, ducks and goats.
Sharon Redman-Patchin, Director of Human Resources
Sharon’s experience in human resources spans 25+ years working in various industires, which paved the way to her current role with a non-profit organization that builds and manages affordable housing for seniors living on a limited, fixed income. 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. In addition to her career in HR, she was also an Army Reservist from 1986-2001, at which time she was honorably discharged at the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6).
Sharon graduated magna cum laude with a BA 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.
With extensive experience in the administrative and customer service fields, Kathryn comes with a cheerful outlook and enjoys helping others. Kathryn has always wanted to work for a company that makes a positive impact in people’s lives. She is a big believer that humanity and our planet are in need of more love and compassion. She is grateful to be part of PEP Housing’s incredible mission in helping our aging population with affordable housing. In her spare time Kathryn likes hiking with friends, going to the movies and gardening.
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 joined PEP Housing in December 2018 as a Project Manager, bringing 40+ years of experience in retail, residential, and hospitality development for major national companies, including Albertson’s, Home Depot, Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn. He is an expert in site selection, acquisition, and entitlement processes. As a founder and one of the two principals in Hallmark Investments (“Hallmark”), Bryan was the lead person responsible for the acquisition, entitlement, development, and financing for various projects totaling more than $300 Million.
Syd joined PEP Housing in January 2020 as the Receptionist. Syd spent her adult life working with non-profits. Her passion is evident in her years of service in the low-income sector. In her spare time, Syd enjoys floral designing, spending time with her husband and grandchildren and hanging out with her dog “Jagger”. Syd finds working with seniors an honor and is thrilled to be a part of PEP Housing, an organization that truly improves the quality of our seniors’ lives with integrity and compassion.
Krista joined PEP’s development team in the spring of 2019. She brings over 25 years of experience in social services, professional organizing, event planning, and property management including Board service with several non-profits for over 10 years. She has found her calling at PEP Housing as the Project Coordinator and is proud to be serving the growing population of seniors through the development of low-income housing.
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 Prince, Director of Finance
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. Now that he works for an organization with the mission statement “Dedicated to providing limited income seniors access to affordable quality housing with supportive services and advocacy”, it allows him to continue using his skills and experiences for the good of the community. 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 began working for PEP Housing as the Accounts Specialist in 2004 and shortly after added the title & responsibilities of Office Manager. She loves working with numbers and using her organizational skills. Prior to her work at PEP, Karen worked as an Accounts Manager for seniors at a non-profit in Marin. Having lived in Petaluma for over 30 years, Karen enjoys the ‘small town feel’ of the community. Residing and also working locally, Karen looks forward to work each day, where the staff is like family to her. Karen’s main responsibilities at PEP include handling the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for the seven separate property entities under PEP management. She monitors and maintains accounting spreadsheets for the current development projects as well as tracking donations from fundraising efforts. Karen’s leisure time is spent enjoying family and friends. She also likes bowling, sewing, and traveling. A perfect day for Karen would be spent with her family on a tropical beach, a dream she brings to life as often as she can.
Amanda was born and raised in Sonoma County and lives in a rural area of the County with her fiancé Lucas and their two daughters. The family likes to camp and cook on their leisure time. Amanda attended Santa Rosa Jr. College with a focus on accounting that led to her position as Assistant Bookkeeper at PEP Housing. Amanda says, “I am extremely happy to work at PEP and assist with PEP’s mission for our seniors.”
Kathy was added to our Finance Department in February of 2019. She brings with her an extensive experience in the industry, and has worked in all facets of accounting. Her prior employment lasted 27 years. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two grown sons, and spends much of her spare time enjoying life with them. She has enthusiasm about learning our non profit senior housing projects, and is a welcome addition to our team.
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 Roybal is a Sonoma County native with deep roots within Sonoma County. Dominic is dedicated to helping people and often volunteers in the community. Dominic has a drive to provide senior residents with caring, compassionate, and outstanding service. Dominic has been with PEP since 2010 in the Property Management Department, and he has specifically focused on the property management & compliance sector of the organization. Dominic has served in the property management industry for over seventeen years and has a broad range of experience in the affordable housing industry.
Kerrily brings to PEP Housing nearly a decade of experience in this important area. PEP Housing is proud of its reputation of setting high standards for maintenance and management of its properties and for getting consistently high marks from investors and government agencies on inspections and audits. In spite of the sometimes stressful and demanding duties of her position, Kerrily manages to carry out her responsibilities with a warm personality and calm demeanor. Kerrily has also had training as a professional pastry chef.
Jennifer comes to PEP Housing with 13 years of Property Management experience – a career that began with PEP back in 2007. She left PEP to manage large multi-family communities in both Petaluma and Santa Rosa, which provided her invaluable knowledge of the industry. She was very excited for the opportunity to come back to PEP after 8 years and use her experience to help serve our seniors in need.
Jennifer grew up in Petaluma and has raised two children here. Jennifer says, “Petaluma is an amazing place to live and raise a family and I’m honored to, again, be a part of PEP’s mission, which is now even more important than ever.” Property Management and Compliance re-welcomes Jennifer with open arms and is very excited to have her as a part of their team.
Jennifer Harris, Operations Manager
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 position with an affordable housing developer as well as a passion in serving the community in affordable housing. 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, 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.
“I joined the PEP Housing staff in the fall of 2005, initially as the Resident Manager at Boulevard apartments. After about a year, I transferred to Mountain View apartments. Before I joined PEP Housing I worked as a private in-home care personal assistant for seniors. I have always had a passion for working with seniors. This past seven years PEP has been wonderful. I still love my work. My favorite is interacting with residents daily. When not on the job, I enjoy my family, gardening and scrapbooking.”
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.“
“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 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 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 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.”
Erin Rehberg, Property Manager – Casa Grande Apartments
I joined PEP Housing in August of 2017 for the opening of Sun House Senior Apartments in Ukiah. I was excited to join the PEP Community as well as the overall mission of building communities from the heart. I really enjoy helping seniors to secure affordable housing and become part of a valued community.
I was born and raised here in Ukiah, raised my children here and have watched Ukiah grow and change over the years. In my down time I love to spend time with my three sons, camping, fishing and just relaxing at home
Lisa Sampaio, Property Manager – Orange Tree
Lisa joined PEP Housing in April 2019 as the Property Manager for Orange Tree Apartments. She was raised in Central CA and spent time in Petaluma. She made a life change when she moved to Western WA, where she resided for 30 years surrounded by the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, the Cascades, and Mt. Rainier. She fell in love with the great outdoors, taking up hiking, camping, kayaking, snowshoeing and outdoor photography. Lisa worked in banking prior to changing careers in 2012 when she became involved in affordable housing. In 2018, she returned home to California, moving around until she found a great opportunity with PEP Housing. Lisa loves working with the residents of Orange Tree, and she loves PEP’s mission of helping seniors in need of housing! She looks forward to working with and for PEP for many years to come!
Tara Hammons, Resident Services Coordinator, Orange Tree
Tara joined PEP Housing in June 2018 as the Resident Services Coordinator for Orange Tree Apartments. Tara has fifteen years of experience in the case management field advocating for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Tara was raised in Oroville and has strong ties to the community, providing her access to invaluable resources in the area. She enjoys providing creative activities and continued educational opportunities to the residents at Orange Tree.
Erin began working at PEP Housing in 2003 as an Administrative Assistant. In July 2005 she became Resident Services Coordinator. She is a dedicated advocate for all seniors, and works tirelessly on their behalf to attend to whatever needs they may have.
“I enjoy serving the senior residents throughout PEP Housing, and I have found that some have been my greatest teachers. They teach me to listen and live in the moment.”
Liz Longfellow, Resident Services Coordinator, Burbank Heights and Orchards
Amber Palm, Resident Services Coordinator, Burbank Heights and Orchards
Marilyn Buono, Resident Services Manager
Marilyn 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!”
Pam was added to the PEP Maintenance team in 2012! She is very proud to be employed by PEP and agrees with her colleague’s assessment: She is a great fit. Pam enjoys her job, and loves the relationships she has made with her co-workers and the residents of PEP Housing.
Scott joined PEP Housing in March 2019 as a Maintenance Technician. He was born and raised in the small town of Manhattan, Illinois bailing hay, playing in the creek, doing chores for his mom and helping with stray animals she brought home from the animal swap meet. Scott has a strong work ethic, instilled in him from his childhood. He believes in working hard and thanks his parents for the country life. Scott was taught to enjoy every minute of every day as if it’s your last day and believes life is what you make of it. He is happy to be a part of PEP Housing, enjoys making a positive impact and looks forward more opportunities with the Company.
Pete Schotte, Maintenance Technician, Petaluma Properties
Angel Ponce, Maintenance Technician, Burbank Heights and Orchards
Michael joined PEP Housing in September 2019 as a Maintenance Technician. His parents came from Corpus Christie, TX, but Michael was born and raised in Richmond, CA, now residing in Sebastopol. He grew up watching his dad fix anything and everything, and with his five years of experience in maintenance, knows he can do it as well. Michael is passionate about basketball, but is more into training, i.e., baseball (batting homeruns) and basketball (scoring & defense). He is grateful to have a job and to be working with PEP Housing.
Randy is pleased to be a member of the PEP Housing family. Randy Said, “I look forward to the opportunities PEP Housing has to offer.” Randy lives with his wife of 10 years, stepdaughter and dog.
Jim Easter, Maintenance Technician, Sun House Apartments
“I am Jim Easter and I was born in Santa Cruz. As a young adult I moved to Lake County where I spent 35 years working in the maintenance field. I joined PEP in 2018 and I’m thrilled to be part of a great team.”