Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2018-03-26T21:31:27+00:00


Board Chair
Avinash Shah

Board Vice Chair
Elsa Monte
Senior Vice President CRA & Community Development
Pacific Western Bank

Jeff B. Kearns
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Finance
Walker & Dunlop

Brenda J. Rodriguez
Executive Director
Affordable Housing Clearinghouse

“During IHO’s Annual Board Retreat, members took time out to reflect on their passion for IHO’s mission and why they got involved.”


Betsy Densmore
Founder & Managing Director
Academies for Social Entrepreneurship

Ron Garcia
Mayor, City of Brea (Retired)

Shola Giwa
Asset Management Consultant

Chris Kennedy
Vice President
Western National Group

David M. Kroot
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Scott Larson
Executive Director
HomeAid Orange County

Noel Nicholas
Parent Program Coordinator
City of Garden Grove

LaCheryl Porter, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer
St. Joseph Center

Jared Riemer
Development Associate
Crow Holdings Industrial

Kim Searles
Vice President, Branch Manager
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Helen Smith-Gardner
Saddleback Christian Academy
School Secretary/Records


John C. Petry
FFP Management Services

Mary Watson, Ph.D.
Gerontologist (Retired)

Luke Wright
20/20 Advisors