Key Staff

Key Staff2018-06-19T19:25:46+00:00
CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Rochelle Mills

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and CEO, Rochelle Mills is responsible for IHO’s housing development, new project and program initiatives, business development relations, and oversees legislative, advocacy and policy interests as well as stakeholder relations. Ms. Mills brings a diverse background in architecture, design, construction administration, community planning, writing, and cultural tourism. She is immediate past President of the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and serves on several public and nonprofit boards, services committees, and leader groups.

Email: rmills@innovativehousing.com

Ezra Bolds Chief Financial Officer

Ezra Bolds

Chief Financial Officer

CFO, Ezra Bolds oversees IHO’s corporate finances, asset management, audits, and operations, and uses his expertise to plan, develop, implement, and maintain effective accounting strategies, policies and procedures as well as keeping abreast of the latest industry trends. Mr. Bolds has over twenty years of experience in the fiscal management of large and complex businesses, including ten years of experience with nonprofit organizations. Mr. Bolds is a Vietnam Veteran.

Email: ebolds@innovativehousing.com

Denice Wint Senior Project Manager LEED AP

Denice Wint

Director, Projects & Services LEED AP

As Director of Projects & Services, Denice Wint, LEED AP oversees real estate and community development projects as well as enhanced services programs. She brings extensive experience in community and economic development, complex financial modeling, transit-oriented development (TOD), infill, historic, and mixed-use development including commercial components. Ms. Wint is an elected member of the Harbor City Neighborhood Council, serves on the Long Beach Affordable Housing Developers Roundtable Planning Committee, and often is an invited panelist or speaker to many local industry groups. She is an economic empowerment advocate and lends her expertise in teaching long-term financial management and financial resource development skills to low-income communities. Ms. Wint holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California.

Email: dwint@innovativehousing.com

Emilie Dang Manager of Resident Services Programs

Emilie Dang

Manager, Resident Services Programs

As the Manager of Resident Services Programs, Emilie Dang is responsible for coordinating and delivering enhanced services and economic self-reliance programs to IHO’s low-income resident community. She brings experience in healthcare outreach with an understanding of the complex issues that face low-income communities, as well as the pathways to health and wellness programs and initiatives. Ms. Dang is also experienced in grant writing and fund development planning, and is an integral component of IHO’s real estate development team.

Email: edang@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Leon Yu

Resident Services Coordinator

Leon Yu, Resident Services Coordinator, works onsite with IHO’s low-income resident population, providing one-on-one mentorship and implementing enhanced services and economic self-reliance programs. He works in collaboration with community partners, property management staff, and IHO’s internal real estate development team to ensure a seamless, integrated housing experience for residents and program participants. Mr. Yu is a recent graduate of the LISC AmeriCorps program, and a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Public Health Policy. His background includes data collection and community assessment, as well as preventative approach to public health.

Email: lyu@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Colton Vank

Administrative Assistant

Colton Vank is IHO’s hub of administrative support for Board Directors, Committee Advisors and staff. Mr. Vank works alongside the CEO to coordinate schedules and staff events, and is an immediate assistant to the CFO responsible for accounting, asset management, finance and operational support. Mr. Vank also spends time researching and studying industry advocacy and supports on-site resident services events. Mr. Vank is a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Public Health Policy. He is involved in his local community initiatives and attends city council meetings.

Email: ihoadmin@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Michele Rinehart

Manager, Administrative Services

Michele Rinehart joined IHO in 2016 bringing with her more than thirty years of corporate administrative and marketing communications experience. Ms. Rinehart is responsible for overseeing the management and implementation of IHO’s office policies and procedures and is responsible for human resources. She collaborates with the CEO and CFO to ensure systems are in place for a sound organizational infrastructure, and coordinates Board and Committee initiatives. Ms. Rinehart also manages IHO’s marketing communications and supports fund development and corporate event planning.

Email: mrinehart@innovativehousing.com