Aditya Potluri joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020 with more than fifteen years of experience in the affordable housing industry. As Housing Finance Consultant, he provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Aditya brings expertise in budgeting, financing and construction of both rehab and mixed-use new construction. He has direct experience securing and closing a range of financing including tax credits; tax-exempt bonds; programs from HCD including AHSC, MHP and IlG; and funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank’s AHP program.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Aditya served as a Senior Project Manager at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) in San Francisco and as a Project Manager at Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) in Berkeley. He has managed the development of over seven hundred homes serving families, seniors, transition-aged youth, special needs individuals and people experiencing homelessness.
Aditya received a dual Master of City and Regional Planning and Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture at the University of Mumbai.
Amanda Isbell joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As Human Resources and Operations Manager, Amanda administers organization-wide operational and administrative functions in finance, human resources, and technology. Amanda transitioned into her current role after working as the Partnership’s Sustainable Housing Program Associate for one year. In her previous role, Amanda worked to increase the effectiveness of and access to existing energy efficiency programs for low-income rental housing through her management of our Green Rental home Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN).
Prior to joining the Partnership, Amanda worked as the Project Assistant for four years at Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA). During Amanda’s time with SAHA, she provided support for the development of more than 28 affordable housing communities.
Amanda received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in management from San Francisco State University.
Anthony Carroll joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Research Assistant, Anthony provides data analysis and other analytical support for our research and policy initiatives including the Partnership’s exciting Roadmap HOME 2030 project with Housing California. Prior to joining the Partnership, Anthony was a research intern at the UC Berkeley Labor Center where he focused on job quality issues facing the formerly incarcerated, union involvement in improving these conditions, and the unique challenges facing Black workers in the Bay Area.
Anthony received his B.S. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Northeastern University in 2019.
Anthony Vega, Ph.D., joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Research Director, he oversees the Partnership’s research, policy analysis, and program evaluation efforts to improve affordable housing policy and programs.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Anthony was the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Community Builders (TCB) in Boston, where he oversaw the evaluation of the Community Life programs and their impact on resident housing stability and access to opportunity, in coordination with the TCB real estate development, property management, and fund development teams. In addition, he worked as a senior research analyst at the John Jay Research and Evaluation Center in New York. In this role, he oversaw the evaluation of the crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) training and other components of the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety in 15 public housing developments. Anthony also worked on a feasibility study to evaluate rental housing affordability programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). He has taught 15 courses in Criminology and Sociology at Washington State University and John Jay College.
Dr. Vega earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Washington State University and a B.A. in Sociology from Humboldt State University. He is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and the American Sociology Association.
Augustina Ullman joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Research Assistant, she supports the Partnership’s affordable housing preservation and policy efforts through data analysis and other analytical support.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Augustina interned at the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda where she assisted the Housing and Community Development team with the preservation and development of affordable properties. Before the Housing Authority, Augustina worked for two years as an undergraduate research assistant at UC Berkeley Law, UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation, and the Urban Displacement Project. She supported various teams with analyzing the displacement impacts of climate-related investments, obstacles to increasing infill development across California, and environmental impacts of Southeast Asian and East African refugee encampments.
Augustina received her B.A in Urban Studies from UC Berkeley in 2021. She also serves on the Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) Policy Committee of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California.
Bobby Kamkar joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Operations Associate, he provides administrative support for the Operations team for meeting and event logistics, contract management, human resources, technology, as well as general day-to-day office operations.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Bobby spent a decade working in hospitality as a fine dining service team member. He has worked at several highly lauded Bay Area restaurants including Angler, 25 Lusk, Commonwealth, and Saint Michael’s Alley, supporting some of the most exceptional chefs and kitchen teams in the region. Furthermore, in 2018 and 2019 he founded and produced a small music festival in the mountains of Northern California.
Bobby has three Associate of Arts degrees from Ohlone College, in Psychology, Social Science, and Human Development. He is also certified as a Salesforce Administrator.
Chris Maxwell joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As Director of Finance and Operations, Chris oversees all operational and administrative functions including finance, human resources, technology, communications, and fundraising. Prior to joining the Partnership, Chris managed marketing communications for a solar development company in Seattle and worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations on fundraising and communications strategy.
Chris received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the University of Washington in 2011, and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University in 2004. She also holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University.
Christina Gotuaco joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Director of Communications, she oversees the Partnership’s cross-platform marketing, design, and outreach. Christina also leads the Partnership’s fundraising efforts and is a key resource for our foundation partners.
Previously, Christina worked for EAH Housing as the Associate Director of Communications where she oversaw the team for marketing/graphics and media relations, and managed capacity building projects for the company’s nearly 200-property affordable multifamily portfolio. Prior to EAH, Christina spent five years collaborating with 20+ Bay Area transit agencies on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Hub Signage Program. She has also worked for several other educational, nonprofit, and governmental organizations in public outreach and housing policy.
Christina earned a Master of Arts in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning from the University of Southern California.
Claire Parisa joined the California Housing Partnership in April 2018. As Associate Director of Consulting Supervision – Northern CA, she supervises and mentors a team of local financial consultants and provides financial consulting technical assistance and training to the Partnership’s government and nonprofit partners. She was promoted from her previous role as Senior Housing Finance Consultant in 2021. Claire has experience with federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing (public and private placement), State of California HCD programs, Historic Tax Credits, and local funding programs throughout Northern California. In addition, Claire has provided trainings to the Partnership’s nonprofit partners, to NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN), and through the UC Berkeley graduate curriculum.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Claire worked as a project manager with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) for three years. There, Claire contributed to the development of four different developments in San Francisco totaling over 500 units. Before turning to domestic affordable housing development, Claire also worked with self-built communities across Latin America on housing rights and economic development, and with various domestic cooperative housing initiatives.
Claire earned her Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a B.S. in Society & Environment from the University of California, Berkeley. She served on NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) Steering Committee as a Professional Development Subcommittee Co-Chair from 2017-2019.
Dan Rinzler joined the California Housing Partnership in 2016. As Senior Policy Analyst, Dan is responsible for policy and research initiatives which aim to expand the resources for affordable housing preservation and development in California, as well as increase their efficiency and social impact. Prior to joining the Partnership, Dan worked at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), where he managed a variety of strategic initiatives—such as around impact assessment and the intersection of health care and housing—and contributed to program development and policy leadership. Prior to LIIF, he helped design and manage low-income housing programs at the state and local level, and worked as an urban planning consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan earned a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in 2007.
Danielle M. Mazzella joined the California Housing Partnership in January 2016. As Preservation & Data Manager, Danielle is responsible for managing the Partnership’s Preservation Database, providing technical assistance to affordable housing developers, jurisdictions, and government agencies, and supporting the Partnership’s advocacy efforts through data analysis and GIS mapping.
Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Danielle worked at the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) where she collected data on existing financing mechanisms and policies for affordable housing, performed GIS analysis, and assisted in legislative advocacy efforts.
Danielle received a M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University in 2016, and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013.
Dave Kiddoo rejoined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Director of Public Housing Initiatives, Dave provides financial consulting assistance and training to the Partnership’s nonprofit and government partners, and mentors local financial consultants. During his tenure at the Partnership, Dave has served as the primary financial architect for the San Francisco Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) disposition, a portfolio that converted approximately 3,500 units of public housing with an aggregate budget of approximately $2 billion. Additionally, Dave has played a key role in the planning of the Sunnydale and Potrero components of the HOPE SF program and was the lead financial consultant for seven other developments.
Dave has also worked for several other affordable housing developers during his career. He held leadership positions with the Oakland Housing Authority and American Baptist Homes of the West, and also worked as a project manager with EAH Housing and Citizens Housing. In that time, he managed or supervised the development of over 1,000 units of housing with an aggregate budget in excess of $300 million. Dave has extensive experience with HUD, HCD, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and tax-exempt bond financing.
Dave holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.
Edward Horne joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As a Housing Finance Analyst I, he provides financial technical assistance and support to the Partnership’s Housing Finance team to guide affordable housing developments in obtaining funding from an array of federal, state and local competitive programs (LIHTC, tax-exempt bonds, HUD, HCD, and others). Prior to joining the Partnership, Edward worked as an Asset Manager at Digital Realty, where he was largely responsible for managing the financial and operational functions of a diverse portfolio of data center and mixed-use properties. Prior to working with Digital, Edward worked for several years as a Real Estate Paralegal at Taylor, Goins & Stallworth in Oakland. At TG&S, he was responsible for negotiating contracts, drafting closing documents, and preparing lease and rental agreements.
Edward earned his master’s degree in Real Estate Development and Design from UC Berkeley with a concentration in Affordable Housing Finance and holds a B.S. in Business Finance and Strategic Management from Pennsylvania State University.
Lindsay Rosenfeld joined the California Housing Partnership in May 2018. As Policy Research Manager, Lindsay supports the Partnership’s affordable housing preservation and policy efforts through data analysis, reporting, program evaluation and GIS mapping. She was promoted from Data and Policy Analyst in 2020. Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Lindsay worked at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development (MOHCD), where she conducted a program evaluation of the City’s affordable housing rental and ownership programs as a Graduate Student Researcher. Before MOHCD, Lindsay worked as a Program Manager at a Chicago nonprofit, Benevolent, where she managed several strategic initiatives – including new program pilots and technology development – and supported community partnerships with national and local nonprofits, government agencies and foundations.
Lindsay earned a Master in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley in 2018 and a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2013.
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, planning, and financing of affordable housing for more than 25 years in both the private and public sectors including eight years with MidPen Housing, five years with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and over 15 years leading the California Housing Partnership since 2003. Matt was appointed to the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission by Mayors Newsom and Lee, is a past President of the Board of Housing California, a current member of the Board of the Non-Profit Housing (NPH) Association of Northern California and an active participant in the National Affordable Housing Preservation Working Group.
In recognition of his leadership in the field, the Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing named Matt the 2010 Advocate of the Year, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California awarded Matt its 2013 Inspirational Leadership Award, and the California Housing Consortium admitted Matt into its nonprofit Housing Hall of Fame in May 2013.
Matt received a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Harvard’s Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service and Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel award for Outstanding Public Service.
Meena Venkatraman joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As the Sustainable Housing Fellow, she supports the Partnership’s efforts to expand building decarbonization program offerings and increase participation in clean energy programs. Prior to joining the Partnership, Meena was a summer research intern for non-profit Sustainable Claremont in Claremont, California, where she analyzed the technical feasibility and policy trends in support of making a local upcoming building development Net Zero Energy. As a graduate student researcher at the UC Davis Energy Conservation Office, she also helped to implement a demand response strategy to save energy and costs for campus buildings.
Meena received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Environmental Analysis from Harvey Mudd College. She is currently studying for a Master of Science in Energy Systems at UC Davis.
Meg McGraw-Scherer joined the California Housing Partnership in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in affordable housing finance and development. As Peninsula Director, she provides financial consulting and technical assistance to our nonprofit and public agency partners in Northern California, and mentors local financial consultants. Meg has expertise in structuring financing packages for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, as well as multiple public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal level. She has helped her nonprofit clients finance new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation projects serving families, seniors, and special needs populations.
Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Meg worked for two years in the Los Angeles office of the National Equity Fund, a nonprofit tax-credit syndication organization that provides millions of dollars in tax-credit equity to projects throughout the country. There she worked as an underwriter on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects sited in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to the National Equity Fund, Meg spent over three years at the King County Housing Authority in Seattle as an intern, Housing Programs Coordinator, and Housing Developer in the Housing Authority’s Planning and Development Departments where she worked on the development of projects using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various federal and local financing programs.
Meg received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She serves as a board member of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and Housing Trust Silicon Valley. She was previously a board member of the California Reinvestment Coalition from 2002-2007 and a member of the City of Menlo Park’s Housing Commission from 2016-2020.
Mengxin Zhou joined the California Housing Partnership in 2017. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners throughout Northern California. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mengxin worked for EAH Housing as a project manager, where she worked on complex Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, tax-exempt bond, and HUD-assisted financing and development projects, enabling the extensive rehabilitation of homes for over 750 residents. Prior to joining EAH, Mengxin was an acquisitions analyst for CREA, Inc., a national tax credit syndicator specializing in federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits investment. During her three years there, she worked closely with other members of the acquisitions team and underwriting team to identify and close 12 equity investments totaling $98 million in tax credits in eight different states, including California.
Mengxin holds a master’s in Urban Planning, with a concentration in Housing and Neighborhood Development from Harvard University, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration as an Outstanding Graduate from Renmin University of China.
Richard Mandel has been with the California Housing Partnership since 1990. As Director of Financial Consulting, he oversees the Partnership’s staff of Northern California housing finance consultants, and provides direct technical assistance and training to nonprofit and local governmental entities in affordable housing finance. Richard has particular expertise in structuring financing packages for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, State of California HCD Programs, Section 8 project-based assistance, Affordable Housing Program (AHP), and other state and local housing programs. He has assisted nonprofits in the financing of thousands of apartments, including new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation projects serving families, seniors, special needs and other populations. Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Richard was a Project Manager with the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, a major nonprofit development corporation. Richard has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops on topics including Low-Income Housing Tax Credit syndication, multifamily lending issues, preservation of federally assisted housing, and other subjects. He has conducted a range of trainings on related issues.
Richard received a Master of City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as Chair of the Preservation Working Group of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California and remains active in housing finance technical and policy issues.
Srinidhi Sampath Kumar
Srinidhi Sampath Kumar joined the California Housing Partnership in 2018. As Sustainable Housing Policy and Program Manager, she leads policy initiatives and helps design and implement energy efficiency and solar programs that impact low-income Californians by engaging with affordable housing property owners and community based organizations. Alongside coalition partners, she advocates for equitable energy efficiency, and building decarbonization policies that will decrease the split incentives and improve resident’s health and comfort. She leads the Partnership’s Green Rental homes Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) and informs affordable housing property owners of new sustainability policy and program initiatives. Prior to joining the Partnership, Srinidhi worked as customer programs specialist with Marin Clean Energy in San Rafael where she spearheaded the design, launch and implementation of the Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) pilot program.
Srinidhi received her Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Stella Maris College.
Thái-Ân Ngȏ joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance, and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Prior to the Partnership, Thái-Ân was a Vice President of Underwriting at Berkadia (formerly known as Riverside Capital) where she closed on over $147MM in LIHTC investments, including two large Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) deals in Los Angeles. Before that, Thái-Ân was an Associate Director at Aegon USA Realty Advisors, where she sourced, underwrote, and closed transactions totaling over $170 MM in LIHTC equity and $160 MM in solar investment tax credits (ITC).
Thái-Ân began her long career in affordable housing with a 14-year tenure at Chinatown Community Development Center where she held a variety of housing development roles and oversaw the development of several urban-infill new construction projects.
Thái-Ân is a graduate of the LISC Housing Development Training Institute and received a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University. She serves on the Board of Directors of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC).
William Wilcox joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Housing Finance Consultant, he provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. He was promoted from his previous role as Housing Finance Analyst in 2021, where he provided financial technical assistance and support to the Partnership’s housing finance team. Prior to joining the Partnership, William worked as a graduate fellow researching tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). He also worked as a graduate student researcher at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation where he researched statewide rent control policies and shared equity homeownership programs. Before graduate school, William worked in homeless services at BronxWorks, a settlement house which included five shelters, three supportive housing programs, a 24-hour drop-in-center for homeless adults, and homelessness prevention programs for the southwest Bronx in New York City. There he served as a case manager advocating for individuals at risk of eviction before going on to oversee all grant writing, special projects, and new program development for homeless services at the agency, which included street outreach for the borough of 1.4 million residents.
William earned his Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California Berkeley’s Goldman School with a focus on housing policy. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.
Zorica Stančević rejoined the California Housing Partnership in 2017. As Director of Training, Zorica provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government clients throughout California, and leads the Partnership’s training division. Prior to rejoining the Partnership, Zorica spent two years as a Project Manager of Affordable Housing Tax Credit Investments with U. S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation where she underwrote and closed $157 million in Low-Income Housing and Historic Tax Credit investments. Zorica has extensive experience with Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing, as well as a range of federal, state, and local programs, including local rental/operating subsidies. Zorica has directly contributed to the development or rehabilitation of over 1,700 units of affordable housing totaling more than $470 million in development costs. Prior to her previous five-year tenure with the California Housing Partnership, Zorica worked as a Senior Project Manager with A Community of Friends where she managed the development of 250 supportive housing units and $115 million in financing.
Zorica holds a master’s degree in Planning with a specialization in Housing and Community Development from the University of California, Los Angeles.