Management Team & Board of Directors
Brad McDonald, Chief Executive Officer
Brad has over 30 years of senior management experience in business development and management, mortgage banking and government administration. He has extensive experience developing business and marketing plans for both profit and nonprofit organizations. Brad started with RCHDC as their Home Ownership Program Manager. He was hired as RCHDC CEO in February 2015. Brad has a bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and is a Certified Professional Christian Life Coach.
Dan McIntire, Chief Operations Officer
Daniel holds a Bachelor in Science degree in Organizational Leadership from CSU Global. Dan has over 15 years of experience in senior management, in the fields of production, quality control, purchasing, construction and construction management. In January 2015 Daniel began his career in the affordable housing industry as the Corporate Facilities Manager for RCHDC. Dan currently holds a California Real Estate Brokers license and serves as the broker for RCHDC.
Jennifer Hofstetter, Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Sonoma State Univerisity. As RCHDC's Chief Financial Officer Jennifer works directly under the Chief Executive Officer. She is responsible for the daily activities of the Finance Department. Jennifer is certified as an Asset Management Specialist (AMS) and is pursuing a Certified Housing Asset Manager (CHAM) designation. Prior to working for RCHDC, Jennifer worked for Eel River Fules Inc. and Mendocino Forest Products, LLC.
Ryan LaRue, Director of Development
Ryan has over ten years experience in the construction industry and is a California State Licensed Building Contractor. He has spent several years in the social services industry working with developmentally disabled and at risk youth. Ryan oversees all areas of project development for RCHDC and works collaboratively with the Director of Property Management to analyze opportunities for acquisition as well as rehabilitating properties in our current portfolio.
Rebecca Neilson, Director of Property Management
Rebecca Neilson attended three years of Business School at Cornell University. Before completing her degree, she was asked to accompany her husband to Singapore. While in Singapore, Rebecca traveled South East Asia extensively learning the diverse cultures while teaching the English language to non-English speakers. Upon returning to the United States, Rebecca became an entrepreneur and traveled the United States before landing in Ukiah. Rebecca entered the banking business where she worked at US Bank as a Business Banker and then at Wells Fargo as a Personal Banker. Rebecca has worked at RCHDC for the last 10.5 years in the following four capacities; Property Manager, Compliance Manager, Regional Manager and Senior Regional Manager. Rebecca currently oversees 2 Regional Managers as well as the Operating, Compliance and Financial responsibilities of seventeen properties consisting of 532 units as well as the Managing of 7 other employees. Rebecca provides guidance, supervision and training to the Property Manager and Regional Manager staff. Rebecca currently holds a California Real Estate License. Rebecca holds the following Certifications: Certified Occupancy Specialist, Certified Tax Credit Specialist, Certified Manager of Housing, Certified Manager of Maintenance, Site-Based Budgeting Specialist, and USDA Rural Development Certified Manager. Rebecca holds a Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and is pursuing her Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training. Rebecca is also a Notary Public.
Brandon Ellis, Homeownership Program Manager
Brandon holds an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies from Yakima Valley Community College. He started at RCHDC as a certified Loan Packager and a Homeownership Counselor. He now manages all aspects and daily activities of the Homeownership program. He ensures the Homeownership program remains successful and implements the marketing plan to keep productivity strong. He’s responsible for loan obligation, loan closings, grant applications, quarterly reporting, quarterly draws, and marketing. Brandon has found a deep passion for the affordable housing industry and assisting families that might not otherwise be able to afford owning a home. Prior to his experience at RCHDC he brings banking experience from Bank of America.
Amarilis Dominguez, Human Resources Coordinator
Amarilis first started working for RCHDC in 2012. As the HR Coordinator, she is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the administrative functions that are consistent with the missions, goals, and directions of the organization. Amarilis oversees employee recruitment, performance evaluations, salary and benefits, employee relations, and much more. Amarilis is currently attending Mendocino College to obtain her Associate Degree in Business Management.
Board of Directors
Aaron Lefebvre - Chairperson
Aaron has banking experience as a 10+ year employee of Savings Bank of Mendocino County. Aaron built a Self-Help Home in the Lakewood Homes subdivision, acting as Lakewood Group 1 president during construction. Following construction, Aaron organized and set up the neighborhood watch group in the Lakewood subdivision and currently is the watch group block leader. Aaron is a graduate of Leadership Mendocino, class of XIX.
Amanda has been a resident at Duane Hill Terrace for 5 years. She served as a Board member before becoming Chairwoman. She serves on the RCHDC board because she wants to make a difference. After receiving her MB in Project Management at Grantham University, Amanda wanted to use her education where it would make a difference and help others. Amanda obatined a BS in Legal Studies at Kaplan University, her AS in Liberal Arts, Small Business Management and Administrative Assistant. Amanda also obtained two certificates in pre-law and shorthand at Mendocino Community College. In addition, she served in the US Air Force Security Forces Unit for 4 years, served on the Parent Policy Board of NCO governing board, and is Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Certified.
Ms. Watkins has been a resident at one of our senior housing projects for over 6 years. She belongs to the Board of her church and various ladies clubs. She dedicates her time to RCHDC's Board because of the importance of affordable housing.
Gary has extensive knowledge in banking having been employed at the Savings Bank of Mendocino County for 45 years. During his long career at Savings Bank, one of his areas of focus was real estate finance. Gary is very active in the community, volunteering his time to numerous Boards which include current or prior service on the Boards of: the Ukiah Valley Fire District, the Millview County Water District, NCO, and the Russian River Cemetery District. He is also a Commissioner on the Mendocino County Community Development Commission and is the former Chairperson of the Low- to-Moderate-Housing Committee for the City of Ukiah Redevelopment Agency.
RCHDC 's Board of Directors is composed of highly competent and dedicated individuals. Many of them have business experience in the fields of real estate, bank, and business. They oversee the Executive and Fiscal Officer, who manage the corporation on a day-to-day basis.