CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Rochelle Mills

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rochelle Mills brings a diverse background, including architecture, community planning, program development, writing, and copy editing to IHO. She is responsible for overseeing the growth and implementation of IHO’s vision, portfolio, and long-term impact. Before joining IHO, she was a partner in Mills Studio, a design firm, and the founding director of Architours, a boutique cultural tourism company–both companies received international acclaim. Rochelle embodies the spirit of IHO by leading with integrity and gratitude. She challenges herself to constantly raise the bar and passes on this work ethic to her team. An active volunteer, Rochelle was appointed to the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, the Crenshaw Community Design Review Board, and served as past president of SCANPH and the Association for Women in Architecture. She currently serves on the boards of CAL-ALHFA, Lanterman Housing Alliance, Clearinghouse CDFI, and Arts for LA.

Email: rmills@innovativehousing.com

Ezra Bolds Chief Financial Officer

Ezra Bolds

Chief Financial Officer

Ezra Bolds Jr. has over twenty years of experience managing large and complex businesses, including ten years of experience with nonprofit organizations. A Vietnam Veteran, Ezra oversees IHO’s corporate finances, asset management, audits, and corporate strategy. He stays abreast of the latest industry trends and has the keen ability to translate complex financial data into easy-to-read forecasts and reports for stakeholders. He welcomes positive change and embraces collaboration for the most significant impact. Ezra serves on the Board of Directors of SCANPH and is a member of the Board of Trustees at his church.

Email: ebolds@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Michele Rinehart

Director of Operations

Michele Rinehart joined IHO in 2016, bringing more than thirty years of corporate operations and administration experience in the architecture and technology fields. She is responsible for all aspects of operations, including corporate affairs, human resources, and coordination of the Board Directors and Advisors. Michele oversees administrative services, marketing, and IT. As an integral member of the Executive Team, she works in close partnership with the CEO and CFO to ensure robust infrastructure protocols are in place. Michele is a graduate of the Fieldstone Leadership Network in Orange County and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Email: mrinehart@innovativehousing.com

Denice Wint Senior Project Manager LEED AP

Miguel Garcia

Director of Real Estate Development

Miguel Garcia brings to IHO extensive experience in real estate and project management. Prior to his tenure at IHO, he served as a political liaison with elected officials, community groups, and various government agencies. Over his career, he has successfully managed and overseen numerous affordable housing projects in Southern California, including farmworker, mixed-use, urban infill, and housing types utilizing LIHTC, NMTCs, and other complex layered financing programs. A consummate diplomat, he oversees all aspects of IHO’s real estate development, from acquisitions to integrating new technologies and initiatives, and partnership cultivation through hand-off to asset management. Miguel’s team works collaboratively with the Community Impact and Finance teams to ensure that IHO’s pipeline consists of holistic, high-quality, people-centered projects.

Email: mgarcia@innovativehousing.com

Emilie Dang Manager of Resident Services Programs

Emilie Dang

Community Impact and Programs Director

Emilie Dang oversees programs and services, community engagement, and fund development. Her team works in partnership with the real estate development team to ensure that IHO’s commitment to high-quality extends to serving our residents and stakeholders. Emilie has over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit and public health fields including managing health and wellness initiatives, youth development programs, fund development, and public policy efforts. Emilie is a graduate of Fieldstone Leadership Network in Orange County, and a member of OC Nonprofit Professional Network and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. An advocate for youth empowerment, she volunteers as a member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor.

Email: edang@innovativehousing.com