Geoffrey Morgan, President & CEO
Geoff oversees all operations of First Community Housing, serving over 3,000 residents with the highest quality of environmentally sustainable, service enriched affordable housing. Prior to joining FCH, Geoffrey was the Vice President of Real Estate Development for Christian Church Homes, and was responsible for development in various phases of approximately 2,000 units of senior housing and mixed use projects nationally. He has over 20 years of experience in overseeing all aspects of the financing, development, construction and operation of affordable housing projects, subdivision home building, commercial real estate development, agricultural land trusts, historic renovations and military base reuse. Geoff received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, his Masters in Real Estate Development from MIT, is a licensed General Contractor and holds a LEED AP for Homes.
Michael Santero, Vice President and COO
Michael is responsible for for the financial position, physical needs, resident services, and disposition for FCH’s portfolio of 20 communities, including oversight of all property management programs. With a Master’s in City Planning and Public Health from UC Berkeley, Mr. Santero brings over 25 years of experience in affordable housing funding, database tracking systems for deadlines, capital reserves, insurance, and budgets, non profit tax structures and audit oversight. He works with a fantastic team to meet deadlines and objectives, interfacing with government officials, lenders, and partners to complete projects on time and on budget. Michael is a LEED Green Associate and is an advocate for biking, participating in Bay Area cycling events, and serving on the board of Bike East Bay since 2017.
David Munson, Director of Finance
Dave has spent over 20 years managing and directing finance operations in the nonprofit, alternative energy, and high-tech sectors. He also brings us broad experience as a consultant, having evaluated processes and informational needs to set up new accounting and ERP systems to help customers improve and expand business operations at publicly traded companies. David served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Santa Clara University and a B.S.E.E. degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Bianey Martinez, Director of Asset Management
Prior to working at FCH, Bianey was a property manager for the John Stewart Company for 7 years and got to know First Community Housing by heading all new building lease-ups. Here, Bianey is charged with a portfolio of ten sites, from multi-family properties to SROs, overseeing financials and ensuring the properties’ compliance at the local, state, and federal level as well as acting as the contact liaison between the properties’ investors and the property managers on site. She cares enormously about the work that we do at FCH and the people we serve.
Mike Schaefer, Senior Construction Manager
Mike is a registered architect and LEED AP with 16 years of experience working with First Community Housing as a consultant in architecture, planning, and construction. He is responsible for construction administration and coordination, technical reviews and construction quality control. He considers sustainable design and construction methods to be standard practice and is focused on understanding the potential of new methods and systems and how they could contribute to FCH’s mission and vision. Mike also manages the design review process from schematic design through construction. He received degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities.
Sandra Heredia, Senior Project Manager
Sandra brings an array of experience in affordable housing to FCH. She has managed rehabs and new developments through all stages, from feasibility analysis to project closeout, most recently at Abode Services and Charities Housing. With 5 years of experience in Project Management and an additional 5 working within various aspects of the affordable housing world she looks at projects through its various lenses from concept to end use. Sandra holds a bachelor’s degree in business from San Francisco State University and is working towards her master's in Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University.
Patty Christiansen, Accounting Manager
Patty has over 28 years of accounting experience in manufacturing, information services, nonprofit, and professional services industries. Previously, she has been responsible for international consolidations, account reconciliations, cash management, asset management and interfacing with outside auditors and tax accountants, as well as managing staff. Patty is responsible for all general accounting functions, reconciliations, financial statement preparation, and assists with audits & consolidations. Her MS in Accounting and Financial Management comes from the University of Maryland and her BS in Business Accounting is from the University of Phoenix.
Ángel Macías, Project Assistant
Born and raised in Los Angeles. After moving to San Jose to attend Santa Clara University, he joined First Community Housing as a BAHIP intern. As a recent graduate, he is passionate about neighborhood justice and community advocacy. He joined FCH as an official employee in October 2022.
Jesse Loper, Project Manager
Jesse brings a varied background to the Development team. With his experience as an affordable housing attorney, real estate broker, and educator, he adds an inquisitive approach to FCH’s diverse project portfolio. Prior to going to law school, Jesse directed an adult English language learning program and an after-school center for youth at a community-based non-profit in New York City. Jesse has a J.D. and M.A. from Fordham University and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of New Mexico.
Laura Fredrickson, Communications & Office Manager
Laura brings a great deal of office management experience to FCH from her work at other organizations, including a 400-person shipyard, the Council for Homeopathic Certification and a public relations firm. Laura has served as Managing Editor for California Magazine and Forbes ASAP magazine and as a freelance writer. Additionally, she has been involved in many community service works for Alameda Public Schools. Laura holds a Bachelors in Latin Language and Literature from Boston University.
Edith Figueroa, Sustainability Programs Manager
Edith is responsible for overseeing FCH’s Community Impact Team within the Asset Management Department. The Community Impact Team is responsible for providing specialized services throughout the FCH portfolio. Before joining FCH, Mrs. Figueroa was a Resident Services Manager for the John Stewart Company and worked for other non-profits such as the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Si Se Puede! Learning Center through AmeriCorps. In past roles she developed and coordinated support services for residents of apartment communities and brings over 9 years of experience working with property management companies, support agencies, community partners and with residents of all ages. It is her greatest hope and passion that through the work of the Community Impact Team we create communities at our buildings all while providing residents with the programming and resources needed to be successful and to thrive in their homes.
Claudia Piñon, Asset Manager
Claudia brings over a decade of experience in multi-family asset management and is a Certified Tax Credit Specialist. Since 2021, she has closely maintained and improved the operations and maintenance reporting of the entire FCH portfolio. Claudia has worked on key financial reporting for the department and fulfilled the role of Project Manager at the Betty Anne Gardens rehabilitation project. She previously worked for the John Stewart Company where she started as an Occupancy Specialist at FCH’s El Paseo Studios and within a year become a Property Manager at Craig Gardens. During her tenure at JSCo, she was part of the lease up at Second Street Studios. Claudia has extensive knowledge in buildings systems and maintenance, and is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Sally Adams, Asset Manager
With over 20 years of real estate and property management experience, Sally Adams began her career in the real estate industry as a loan officer in real estate sales in 2004. Sally then changed focus in 2008 when she joined the John Stewart Company and worked her way up from Assistant Property Manager to Senior Regional Manager in 2022 with 10 family and senior properties in her portfolio. When she is not working, Sally spends time with her family and enjoys traveling, gardening, and DIY projects.
Harjeet Reehal, Permanent Supportive Housing Manager
Harjeet comes to FCH with 10 years of experience serving at-risk and highly vulnerable clients through mental health, case management, homeless prevention, permanent housing, program development and management duties. A graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Social Work, previous work included; Cal-OES Young Adult Family Shelter, OSH- Rapid Rehousing, HUD Transitional Housing- Rapid Rehousing, OSH -Youth Rapid Rehousing, City of Santa Clara TBRA, and developing and managing the first Housing Navigation Center program for the City of Fremont. He was Leader of the 100 Day Challenge Project where he helped gain permanent housing for 100 college engaged students within 100 Days in the County of Santa Clara. Harjeet has served as a Program Manager and Housing Liaison at Bay Area Community Services and Bill Wilson Center, bringing a wealth of experience to FCH community members with the highest need.
Shiliang (Sam) Guan, Accounting Manager
After graduating from San Francisco State University, Sam worked for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation in San Francisco for 10 years as an Accounting Manager. At TNDC he managed draws, participated in property acquisition and sales, conducted and prepared audits, oversaw health benefits, and more. Sam then served as Finance Manager with Poly Development Management, LLC where he set up accounting systems, managed A/P and A/R, and performed financial analysis, among other duties. Sam has also acted as an independent accounting consultant. His knowledge and experience greatly benefit our growing finance department.
Viviana Rodriguez, Accounts Payable Manager
As Staff Accountant, Viviana brings over 20 years of experience in accounting, office management and administrative support in the construction industry to FCH. Her attention to detail and leadership skills keep staff A/P on track. Viviana is fluent in English and Spanish and is certified in CPR and First Aid. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked with technology, construction and utility companies since 2001. This is her first position with a nonprofit organization.
Renu (Rain) Madan, Project Advisor
Rain began working with FCH in 2019 and brings experience in housing development from a number of Bay Area community-based developers. Rain has worked on acquisition-rehabs, as well as new construction and complex portfolios. Her experience before moving to the Bay Area included Boston Capital, in acquisitions at a tax credit syndicator, and Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Advisory Services as a full-time consultant. Rain holds a master’s degree in Urbanization and Housing from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and has also completed LISC's Housing Development Training Institute (HDTI).