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Our Team

TNDC is a team of more than 500 people committed to building a future where people of every income, race, spoken language, gender identity, and sexual orientation can thrive. Below you can see our management team, board, and spotlights of staff-members across our organization.

You'll notice that our bios include people's personal pronouns. As an organization founded on values of inclusivity and mutual respect, we encourage our staff to share their personal pronouns and foster a welcoming environment for all genders and gender non-conforming people. Learn more about why personal pronouns matter.

Maurilio León

Maurilio León

Chief Executive Officer

pronouns: él/he

As the Chief Executive Officer at TNDC, Maurilio leads the organization toward its vision of building community well-being through affordable housing, food and wellness opportunities, and community advocacy.  

Maurilio has a combination of public and private sector professional experience, including over a decade working in the nonprofit sector for affordable housing, and community and economic development.

Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer of Community Housing Opportunities Corporation (CHOC), an affordable housing and community development organization. Prior this role at CHOC, Maurilio was the Executive Vice President of the Unity Council, a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation known for its innovative and successful approaches to community development. Maurilio also worked extensively in the financial industry and local government with entities like the City and County of San Francisco, Office of The Assessor-Recorder, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Goldman Sachs, Providian Financial Corporation, and JP Morgan Chase (formerly Washington Mutual).

Maurilio grew up in a migrant farmworker family and benefited from several programs like Migrate Education and the federal TRIO programs. He is an avid supporter of creating opportunities for individuals and working families. With a mission-driven mindset and lived experience, he is committed to fostering a transparent, compassionate TNDC culture rooted in cultural humility and racial equity.

He received a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy University, John F. School of Government, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from the University of California, Berkeley.

Katie Lamont

Katie Lamont

Chief Operating Officer

pronouns: she/her

Katie began serving as TNDC’s Chief Operating Officer in April 2022, following ten years as Director and then Senior Director of Housing Development. In her new role, she serves as a bridge between disciplines guiding TNDC to deliver communities that meet the needs of tenants, program participants, site staff, and partners.

With a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and shared leadership, Katie works with TNDC staff and partners to develop strategies, influence policies, and implement solutions that grow housing stability, enhance wellness, and amplify the voices of San Franciscans living on limited incomes.

In her previous position leading Housing Development, she built a team of 18 people by cultivating a collaborative culture and investing in professional development. Together this team attracted resources to steward existing and newly construct nearly 1,700 homes in 15 buildings.

Prior to joining TNDC, Katie worked at the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now called Abode Communities) for four years and Eden Housing for nine, growing from intern to an Associate Director responsible for business development and half the development pipeline.

She began her career working in fair housing at Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence in Miami, Florida. Katie has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s degree in American Civilization from Brown University.  She is also a graduate of the NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program and serves on the board of the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California.

Roxanne Huey

Roxanne Huey

Chief Financial Officer

pronouns: she/her

Roxanne is a financial executive with 35 years of accounting and finance experience. She was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a national community development financial institution, for 16 years. Roxanne’s responsibilities included accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, capital management, compliance, treasury operations, and investment management.

Roxanne’s career began at Deloitte, the world’s leading accounting firm where she had a broad range of audit clients including public and private companies. She has also worked in the financial services, real estate brokerage, and registered investment advisory fields.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University in Sacramento and earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 1991.

Gordon Leung

Gordon Leung

Chief Portfolio Officer

pronouns: he/him

Gordon joined TNDC in December 2021 as Director of Property Operations. He is responsible for overseeing daily operations across TNDC’s property portfolio. Prior to joining TNDC, Gordon was the Director of Property Management with Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco. Gordon started his career in property management in 2006 and continued to grow his career in several nonprofit organizations. Gordon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

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Amory Sharpe

Chief Fund Development and Strategy Officer

Amory Sharpe is a nonprofit fund development professional with more than twenty-five years of fundraising experience and a successful track record of planning and executing fundraising programs for annual funds, capital campaigns, and special projects. He has served as the lead fundraiser overseeing the strategic direction and daily management of development departments at a number of prominent cultural, educational, and social service organizations in the SF Bay Area and New York City including Insight Housing, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Asia Foundation, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), the Asian Art Museum, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and Repertorio Espanol. Amory has a B.A. degree from Vassar College.

Chris Cummings

Chris Cummings

Director of Housing Development

pronouns: he/him

Chris began his role as Director of Housing Development in August 2022, previously having worked at TNDC as the Interim Director of Housing Development and in a Project Manager role and most recently as Associate Director of Housing Development. As a Project Manager, Chris worked on both new construction and acquisition/rehab projects, delivering over 300 units of housing to San Francisco.

Chris is deeply passionate about affordable housing development, and more specifically, in preservation strategies for TNDC’s existing building portfolio and in the context of acquiring existing rent-controlled properties to preserve as affordable in perpetuity. As Associate Director of Housing Development, Chris led the development and execution of TNDC’s 2018 Portfolio Recapitalization Plan, a comprehensive five-year plan which included the rehabilitation of over 250 units of existing TNDC housing. Chris also developed and currently leads TNDC’s Acquisitions Strategy Group, a multi-department team which focuses its efforts on identifying TNDC’s priorities for new acquisitions and appropriate opportunities that meet community needs and TNDC’s overall mission, race-equity framework, and Theory of Change.

Chris began his career in affordable housing at Recap Real Estate Advisors in Boston, MA, working on capital needs assessments, energy retrofit plans, and recapitalization strategies for existing affordable housing properties. Chris holds a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Val Langmuir

Val Langmuir

Director of Information Technology

pronouns: she/her, they/them

Val joined TNDC in May of 2018. As IT Director, Val is responsible for managing IT service delivery and technical vision across the organization. Val came to TNDC with many years of experience as an IT technical lead in the nonprofit and commercial sectors. Born in the Bay Area and educated in the United Kingdom, Val holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Imperial College, London.

Todd LeFurge

Todd LeFurge

Director of Asset Management

pronouns: he/him

Todd joined TNDC in March 2001. As the Director of Asset Management, he is responsible for defining and expressing owner goals for TNDC’s rental real estate portfolio.  Asset Management prepares property-specific asset management plans from analysis of problems and opportunities, proposes major investments and portfolio investment priorities, and executes plans such as re-financings and partner exits. The department is also responsible for managing surplus, fees, insurance and risk, property tax, audited financial statement review and property watchlisting. Todd has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Grinnell College.
 

Mark Puchalski

Mark Puchalski

Director of Facilities

pronouns: he/him

Mark joined TNDC in May of 2020 as Director of Facilities. Mark is a certified Systems Maintenance Administrator and has over 30 years of experience in facilities operations, management, and maintenance. Mark is a proven leader and has created and implemented facilities and sustainability programs within the semiconductor, software, government, education, transportation, and commercial real estate sectors.

In 2018 Mark decided he would bring his vast skill set to the world of nonprofit housing to do his part to help curb the growing housing crisis plaguing our communities.

Delene Rankin

Delene Rankin

Director of Supportive Housing Services

pronouns: she/her 

Delene joined the TNDC team in 2000. Born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, Delene holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Certificate in African Studies from the Five Colleges Consortium. After graduating, Delene joined the Peace Corps serving as an health educator in Nigeria for two years. After the Peace Corps she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tulane University School of Social Work and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Delene began her career in social work as a family worker in a residential facility for teens focusing on family reunification. Before joining TNDC she spent four years as a medical social worker at an HIV/AIDS clinic in New Orleans. 

Colleen Rivecca

Colleen Rivecca

Director of Community Organizing, Policy & Planning

pronouns: she/her

Colleen joined TNDC in 2018 as the Senior Community Organizing Manager and is now Director of Community Organizing, Policy & Planning. Since 2005, Colleen has worked with the Tenderloin community to address issues related to homelessness, hunger, health, and access to public benefits. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with departmental honors from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she studied Social Work with a concentration on Community Organizing at City University of New York, Hunter College School of Social Work.

Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh

Director of Risk Management

pronouns: he/him

Tom joined TNDC in November of 2021 as Director of Risk Management. Tom’s 30 years of experiences include risk management, safety, security, environmental, and emergency response services. This includes emergency medicine, firefighting, and hazardous materials emergency response work. He has 20 years of experience in heavy civil construction and surface mining. His past experience includes working for Butterball of ConAgra Foods, Stanislaus County, Sully-Miller Contracting Company of Colas USA, and Shimmick Construction Company of AECOM.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and has certificates in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Davis. Tom has completed additional studies in Fire Sciences from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, California and Modesto Junior College.  He is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certified Outreach Instructor for General Industry and Construction.

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Caroline Yeo

Controller

Caroline Yeo joined TNDC in October 2023 as a Controller.  She is a seasoned financial professional with over 20 years of experience.  Her experience spans various industries, including healthcare, for nine years.  Her journey began at Price Waterhouse, a Big Four accounting firm.  Caroline has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills supervising a team and ensuring their professional growth.  Her responsibilities encompassed a broad spectrum of financial operations, including financial reporting, payroll, budgets, and financial forecasts.  She has also implemented integrated systems resulting in improved workflow and cost savings.

Caroline graduated from National University of Singapore with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  She earned her CPA in 1989 and is a proud member of the Chartered Accountant Worldwide Network USA. 

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Johnnie Norway

Director of Finance and Systems

Johnnie Norway joined TNDC in 2004 and has worked in both the Property Management and Accounting Departments. He is primarily responsible for the monitoring and reporting of property financial performance.  He coordinates the annual property budgeting process and operating budgets for new development projects.  He is also the property management system administrator and oversees major departmental initiatives. He has industry certifications CMS, TCS and COS.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from University of San Francisco.

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Tia Rameriz

Director of Property Operations

Pronouns: she/her

Tia is the Director of Property Operations at TNDC. She oversees the operations, finances, and quality of TNDC properties. She has more than 20 years of experience in affordable and supportive housing and she is well-versed in various housing programs and regulations. She began her career as a leasing agent and worked her way up in the property management industry. She holds several certifications that demonstrate her skills and commitment to the industry. She is also pursuing a degree in Public Administration. She has managed multiple projects, teams, and partnerships, providing excellent service and value to residents, investors, and stakeholders. Tia is a motivated and passionate leader who strives to enhance both financial performance and social impact.