CEO, Patricia ‘Pat’ Whitaker

Rochelle Mills

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Rochelle Mills is responsible for guiding IHO’s vision and implementing its mission to create thriving, economically vibrant communities anchored by high-quality housing. During her tenure with IHO, she has helped the portfolio grow 350%. Rochelle is hands on across the organization and oversees housing development, new program initiatives, business development and stakeholder relations, and legislative, advocacy and policy interests. Rochelle 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 including The Kennedy Commission, CA Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (CAL-ALHFA), Lanterman Housing Alliance, and Arts for Los Angeles.

Email: rmills@innovativehousing.com

Ezra Bolds Chief Financial Officer

Ezra Bolds

Chief Financial Officer

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

Email: ebolds@innovativehousing.com

Leon Yu Resident Services Coordinator

Michele Rinehart

Director of Operations

Michele Rinehart brings more than thirty years of corporate administration, operations, and marketing communications experience. She is responsible for overall office administration, facilities, human resource management, marketing communications and implementation of IHO’s corporate, employee, and board governance policies and procedures. Michele works in partnership with the CEO and CFO and executes priorities to ensure systems are in place for sound organizational infrastructure.

Email: mrinehart@innovativehousing.com

Denice Wint Senior Project Manager LEED AP

Miguel Garcia

Director of Housing & Community Development

Miguel Garcia is responsible for development, management, and oversight of IHO’s real estate portfolio from acquisition through lease up. He works closely with the Executive Team on IHO’s long-term strategy and is a mentor to staff in his department. Miguel collaborates with a variety of stakeholders, partners, community-based organizations, and governmental entities. As a member of the Leadership Team, Miguel brings extensive experience in project management and as a liaison with elected officials. Miguel 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

Emilie Dang is responsible for and oversees IHO’s community engagement, housing policy, services programs, and fund development. She works closely with real estate development and resident services to ensure that IHO’s commitment to our residents and stakeholders meets the highest standards of quality. Emile’s background includes healthcare outreach and pathways to health and wellness programs. She is an integral member of IHO’s Leadership Team. She is also experienced in grant writing and fund development planning.

Email: edang@innovativehousing.com