Key Staff

Key Staff 2017-12-06T21:10:53+00:00
CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

President and Chief Executive Officer

President and CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker oversees IHO’s legislative, advocacy and policy interests as well as stakeholder relations. She has over thirty years of experience in executive level housing development, redevelopment, and community development in Orange County with focused efforts on enhancing quality of life through social services, adult/youth education and wellness, and job and economic development. Ms. Whitaker serves as an advisor on several regional and national boards and committees including Cal-ALFHA, NAHRO, CREW and the ULI Public Realms initiatives.


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.


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 IHO’s housing development, new project and program initiatives, and business development 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.


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. Ms. Wint also has expertise in teaching long-term financial management and financial resource development skills to low-income communities. She often serves as a panelist and advisor to many local groups and agencies.


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.


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.