Development Team

Angie Figueroa—Director of Development 

Angelica has been with RCHDC for the last 4 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering-Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration from CSU, Sacramento. She is involved in all aspects of development from site acquisition and project financing to overseeing the construction phase of all projects. She has been the lead Project Manager on the McCloud Rehab, Willow Terrace, Orr Creek Commons and now Orr Creek Commons Phase II. She has been part of numerous successful funding applications during her time with RCHDC including Affordable Housing Program, HOME, Special Needs Housing Program, No Place Like Home and last, but not least, six 9% tax credit applications.  

She has a vital role in establishing and maintaining the Development Pipeline. She can lead and work collaboratively with development department staff or other department staff as needed. She has developed a great relationship with not only her team members but also consultants, contractors, architects and local government representatives. She is goal oriented and understands the complexities of affordable housing development and the ever-changing rules and regulations that surround it. Her hands-on experience in finance and construction management continues to be key in bringing many of these projects to fruition. 

Elizabeth Matsumoto—Director of Multifamily Development

Beth has 20 years of experience in nonprofit affordable housing. She holds a Master’s Degree focused on Sustainable Community Development from Humboldt State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. After working in corporate management Beth shifted gears in pursuit of creating something that endures and improves lives. This new path led Beth to nonprofit housing. From there she learned to navigate the complex but rewarding field of developing and preserving affordable housing to help meet a basic need of our community members. In 2015, she was selected as the recipient of the Northern California Nonprofit Leadership Achievement Award for her contribution to affordable housing. As Executive Director of Housing Humboldt based in Arcata, Beth helped to facilitate a formal partnership with RCH to strengthen the nonprofit housing sector in Humboldt County and the surrounding region. Beth is now RCH’s Director of Multifamily Development.

Larry Weiss—Construction Supervisor

Larry has been a licensed construction contractor for more than 20 years.  He has worked for RCHDC as both the Construction Foreman for our Self-Help Program and as the Construction Supervisor for all Development Department affordable housing projects. He has supervised and worked with families to complete 18 new homes at the Lakewood Project Site.  Working side by side with the families he has been able to complete the homes on time and under budget.  Larry assists in the preparation of the construction budgets, procuring bids and estimates of materials in order to accurately project construction costs for all multi-family, senior and special need properties. He is responsible for directing and coordinating all sub-contractors for all relative project work.  Larry ensures that construction is completed in accordance with the blueprint design and according to code. He coordinates all City or County inspections and planning aspects of our projects. To date, Larry has provided all aspect of construction supervision and sub-contractor coordination for the rehab of 7 multi-family projects.

Yessica Figueroa—Senior Project Manager 

Yessica is a graduate from Sonoma State University, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Criminal Justice. She became a development intern in 2017 through the California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship Program, a dynamic program designed for college students who want to learn about building and maintaining affordable housing in underserved communities. After her one-year internship, she permanently joined RCHDC as a Project Manager and in 2021 was promoted to Senior Project Manager. Yessica continually collaborates with local jurisdictions in the determination of appropriate sites to develop. She conducts feasibility assessments ensuring that the sites comply with federal and state requirements. She has managed the completion of several successful funding grants for both multifamily and single family developments, manages compliance during the development phase as well as maintaining appropriate documentation. Yessica has also assisted in the loan closing of Willow Terrace, Orr Creek Commons, Orr Creek Commons II and Olive Grove, all new-constuction developments serving special needs populations and low-income families. Yessica is passionate about helping others and hopes to improve the quality of life of low-income communities through affordable housing.   

Allie Campbell—Project Manager 

Allie has been with RCHDC since September of 2016. She has recently transferred from a Regional Manager in Property Management to a Project Manager in Development. Allie has a passion for the organization’s mission. She is well rounded in understanding the different funding sources within Affordable Housing.  As a Regional she budgeted for each of the properties she had in her region and poured into her property managers to help them grow into leaders of the property to meet deadlines and manage the properties successfully. In her new position, she has been able to take her knowledge from Property Management and apply it in the numerous components of Development. Allie has been working closely with subcontractors to ensure all deadlines and requirements are met. Additionally, she has been assisting in tracking and maintaining the project budget for RCHDC’s Self-Help program. She has been gleaning from her peers on the Orr Creek Commons Phase II and Olive Grove new construction projects. Allie has recently has taken lead on a HomeKey rehab project in Mendocino County, where she is working with the local County and the development team to convert what was formally known as the Best Western Hotel into interim and permanent, long-term housing. Allie has loved the transition from Property Management to Development and continues to grow her wealth of knowledge through the daily job tasks.

Jessica Johnson—Project Manager 

Jessica is a passionate community-oriented advocate and ally and is an active participant in facilitating local change, volunteering on two local non-profit boards. With a diverse education from the University of Oregon, a Master’s certificate in Project Management from UC Davis, and a certificate in Paralegal Studies from CAL Berkeley, Jessica brings a unique combination of education and experience to the development team. Jessica has extensive knowledge researching, writing, managing, complying, and reporting on various State and Federal funding opportunities. She has participated in multiple collaborations focusing on program and project development with community stakeholders and partnering agencies, helping bring more robust supportive services to some of the most vulnerable populations. Jessica’s work has included participating in opening an emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness; collaborating with community partners to obtain funding for better mental health services in schools; and applying for and obtaining grant funding to bolster supportive services in Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt counties. Advocating for and helping people has always been one of Jessica’s greatest passions and she is eager to increase affordable housing for the most vulnerable populations RCHDC serves. 

Brad McDonald—Project Manager 

Brad has a BA in Biblical Studies from Trinity University and is a Certified Counselor and Life Coach (Christian emphasis). He has over 25 years’ senior leadership and management experience including hospitality property development and management, business development, mortgage banking and government administration. Brad was originally hired as RCHDC Home Ownership Program Manager and was responsible for all single-family housing program development and department and grant administration as well as the authorship of RCHDC first ever Homeownership Program Marketing Plan. He was hired as RCHDC CEO in February 2015 and has guided both the development of RCHDC Strategic and Business Plans. Under his leadership, RCHDC has achieved nearly every single strategic and business operational objectives, goals and/or leading indicators identified during plan development. Including the recruitment and hiring of its’ current senior management team, implementing a competitive wage and salary plan. He has also led the organizations effort to expand their housing portfolio from 1200 to 1500 units and directed a team effort that produced 6 finished tax credit projects and 3 that are currently under development producing over $6.5 million in total developer fees. Brad recently rejoined the Development Department as a Project Manager.