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.