Key Staff

Key Staff 2017-06-01T20:33:36+00:00
CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker has thirty years of experience in executive level housing, redevelopment, and community development at Orange County’s two largest cities. Her twenty-year tenure in Santa Ana comprised of work in housing development, economic development, redevelopment, job development, downtown business districts, community building, and directing the Santa Ana Housing Authority. Throughout her career, Ms. Whitaker has focused on enhancing quality of life through social services which include intercultural programming, adult and youth education, and wellness. Her expertise also includes strategic planning, nonprofit mentorship, board capacity building, and partnership development. She currently serves on several committees including California Real Estate Women (CREW), ULI Public Realms Initiatives Council, California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (Cal-ALFHA) Steering Committee, and National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) board of directors.

Ezra Bolds Chief Financial Officer

Ezra Bolds

Chief Financial Officer

CFO, Ezra Bolds has over twenty years of experience in the fiscal management of large and complex businesses, including ten years of experience with non-profit organizations. He has used his expertise to plan, develop, implement and maintain effective accounting strategies, policies and procedures in compliance with evolving regulations, legal requirements and industry trends and to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls that ensure corporate responsibility and accountability. Mr. Bolds, Vietnam Veteran, received his MBA in Business Management from Golden Gate University, and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

Rochelle Mills Director of Housing and Business Development

Rochelle Mills

Vice President, Development & Programs

As Vice President of Development & Programs, Rochelle Mills is responsible for housing development, new project and program initiatives, and business development. She brings to IHO a diverse background in architecture, design, construction administration, community planning, writing, and cultural tourism. Ms. Mills was appointed to serve two terms on the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission and the Crenshaw Community Design review board where she served as President and Co-Chair, respectively. A former instructor for UCLA and Otis School of Art & Design Extensions programs, she also lectured on art and design throughout the US and Canada. She was invited to serve on the LA Metro Art Advisory Committee and the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission Working Group. Ms. Mills is President of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and serves on the Kennedy Commission Board of Directors, the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter Advisory Board, the OC Veterans & Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC) Steering Committee, and Co-Chair of the OCVMFC Housing Working Group.

Denice Wint Senior Project Manager LEED AP

Denice Wint

Director, Projects & Services LEED AP

As Director of Projects & Services, Denice Wint, LEED AP was formally introduced to the community and economic development while serving as a Public Ally at the Community Development Technologies Center (CD Tech) in the Worker Income Security Program. Ms. Wint continued her efforts in community development as an Administrative Analyst for the City of Inglewood in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME. She later transitioned into affordable housing development at Abode Communities as an AmeriCorps member, then to Los Angeles Housing Partnership where she expanded her role in the Real Estate Development Department from Assistant Project Manager to Senior Project Manager. Ms. Wint brings extensive experience in complex financial modeling, transit-oriented development (TOD), infill, historic, and mixed-use development. She also brings passion and expertise in teaching long-term financial management and financial resource development skills to low-income communities. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Scripps College and her Master of Arts in Public Policy from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California.