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

Miguel Garcia

Director of Housing & Community Development

As Director of Housing & Community Development, Miguel Garcia is responsible for the supervision of project management across IHO’s real estate developments. In his role, Mr. Garcia oversees property and asset management, and manages activities during the predevelopment, development, construction, and final closing stages. Mr. Garcia collaborates with a wide variety of partners, community-based organizations and governmental entities. He brings to IHO extensive experience in real estate, project management and acting as a political liaison with elected officials, community groups, and various government agencies. Over his career, Mr. Garcia has successfully managed numerous affordable housing projects located in Southern California through different stages of development. Mr. Garcia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science – Policy and Administration from California State University, Northridge.

Email: mgarcia@innovativehousing.com

Emilie Dang Manager of Resident Services Programs

Emilie Dang

Community Impact and Programs Director

As the director of community impact and programs, Emilie Dang is responsible for and oversees program and services development, fund development, community building, and implementation of strategic opportunities for community impact across IHO’s portfolio. In her role, she oversees the operation of programs working closely with resident services coordination to ensure effective delivery and implementation, and that the highest standards of quality are met and comply with all regulatory and funding requirements. Ms. Dang brings extensive 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 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

Assistant Project Manager

Colton Vank is an assistant project manager in IHO’s real estate department and responsible for providing critical assistance to the team. In his role, Mr. Vank is involved in multiple projects within IHO’s portfolio to ensure that the entire development process is supported including administrative, planning, financing, design, community engagement, and construction phases. Mr. Vank also spends time researching and studying industry advocacy and attends 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, and is a certified Notary Public.

Email: cvank@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Michele Rinehart

Director of Operations

Michele Rinehart joined IHO in 2016 bringing with her more than thirty years of corporate administration, operations 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 governance initiatives. Ms. Rinehart also manages IHO’s marketing communications and supports fund development and corporate event planning.

Email: mrinehart@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Luz Toro Farmer

Administrative Services Manager

As Administrative Services Manager, Luz Toro Farmer uses her non-profit management experience to provide administrative and operational support to IHO’s cross-departmental team members. Ms. Toro is responsible for various functions that ensure IHO’s front office and back office runs smoothly and efficiently, and that our infrastructure is poised for continued growth and capacity building. Ms. Toro supports C-level staff and is a liaison to the Board and Committee members.

Email: ltoro@innovativehousing.com