Amanda Isbell

Amanda Isbell staff bio

Amanda Isbell joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As Director of HR and Operations, Amanda oversees the Operations team and provides strategic leadership of the organization’s administrative functions in human resources, finance, contract management and technology. She was promoted from HR and Operations Manager in 2022. Prior to joining the Partnership, Amanda worked as the Project Assistant for four Read More


Ariel Hickman

Ariel Hickman joined the California Housing Partnership in 2024. As Operations Associate, Ariel provides support across various areas including office management, contract and data management, and general administration. Prior to joining the Partnership, Ariel worked in animal welfare in roles such as customer service representative, adoptions counselor, and animal education for children. Before this, Ariel worked in Yosemite National Park Read More


Dana Kaplan

Dana Kaplan joined the California Housing Partnership in 2023. As Accounting Associate, she supports the Partnership’s affordable housing preservation and policy efforts through the organization’s administrative functions in office management, human resources, accounting, and finance.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Dana held sales, customer service, and general management roles in the automotive industry.  Before automotive she worked in accounts payable, Read More


Hilda Morones

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Hilda Morones joined the California Housing Partnership in 2023. As Operations Manager, Hilda supports and manages organization-wide administrative functions including systems administration and human resources.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Hilda worked as a HR Generalist in nonprofit public media. She has also held roles in Office Management in San Francisco’s tech industry, and as an Administrative Associate for the Read More


Matt Schwartz

Matt Schwartz staff bio

As President & CEO of the California Housing Partnership, Matt Schwartz plays a leadership role in shaping state and federal legislation and regulations to expand the resources to preserve and create affordable housing for the state’s lowest-income residents. Matt has worked in the development, preservation, planning, and financing of affordable housing for more than 30 years in both the private Read More


Paul (PJ) Jones

Paul “PJ” Jones joined the California Housing Partnership in September of 2022. As the Finance Manager, Paul oversees the organization’s finance and accounting functions. Prior to joining the Partnership, Paul worked as the Finance and Administration Manager at Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP) for close to four years. During Paul’s time with FVAP, he provided financial management and audit support Read More


Siera Beal

As Grants & Communications Manager, Siera oversees the Partnership’s cross-platform marketing, design and outreach efforts. She also leads the Partnership’s fundraising efforts and is a key resource for our foundation partners. Siera joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021 as a Housing Finance Specialist. For more than two years, she provided financial technical assistance and support to the Partnership’s Housing Read More