Sue Reynolds has led Community HousingWorks as President and CEO since 1997. Under her leadership, the corporation has become a nationally recognized multifamily developer, homeownership lender, and an innovator in community-based programs that strengthen communities and families’ financial independence. Since 1997, CHW has increased its operating budget and the number of apartments it has developed by a factor of six, and initiated after-school, financial education and leadership training programs that reach thousands, and expanded to a countywide area. CHW’s homeownership programs provide first mortgage and down payment loans, realty services, foreclosure prevention and education to thousands of families each year. Sue Reynolds’ thirty years of housing and community development experience include leadership in administering housing programs, policy development and advocacy, tax credit, HUD preservation and financial consulting, training programs for nonprofit housing developers, and community planning and organizing. She has been a part of such nationally recognized community development organizations as the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development and the California Housing Partnership Corporation. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Rural Housing Coalition of California, the Center for Policy Initiatives, and on the Torrey Pines Bank CRA Advisory Board. Ms. Reynolds was also a founder and long-time board member of San Diego’s nonprofit housing coalition, the San Diego Housing Federation. Susan Reynolds received her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
Brian is a Certified Public Accountant with over fifteen years of combined public and private accounting and finance experience. Before joining Community HousingWorks in 2012, his career highlights include leadership positions within several diverse San Diego companies. Most recently with Five Point Capital, Inc., he completed a loss to profit turnaround story culminating in an owner-acquisition. Mr. Kay also led the financial aspect of Anonymizer, Inc.’s sell -side transaction to Abraxas Corporation at a multiple of 16.5x’s EBITDA. While at Provide Commerce (formerly Proflowers), he managed growth from start up to over $100 million annual sales and played a key role in the company’s successful initial public offering (IPO). Brian holds a BA in Economics and Business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.
Ms. Wilson joined CHW in 2002, where she manages a team of 15 and is responsible for real estate development, finance and strategy. She has managed the development of over 2,400 of CHW’s 3,030 apartments including residential and mixed-use, new construction, acquisition, preservation and rehabilitation projects. Prior to joining CHW, Ms. Wilson was the founding director for the San Diego programs of both the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Corporation for Supportive Housing. Under her leadership, LISC invested working capital and equity in San Diego’s emerging nonprofit housing developers. In 1992, she led the creation of LISC’s Affordable Housing Development Training Program that has been the premier comprehensive training in housing finance and development for nonprofit developers in California. Ms. Wilson’s experience includes eight years with the City of Boston’s Redevelopment Agency and Neighborhood Development Division. Ms. Wilson is recognized as a leader in affordable housing development throughout the nation, is a member of the Urban Land Institute, and has served multiple terms on the boards of directors of Housing California and the San Diego Housing Federation. Anne received her Master’s in City Planning from MIT, where she held a fellowship at the Center for Real Estate Development.
As Senior Vice President of Achieve Programs, Jorge leads the transformative programs that help Community HousingWorks’ residents achieve their dreams and change their futures. He has been a leader in the non-profit community for over a decade both nationally and internationally. Prior to his current position, Jorge was the Executive Director at Bayside Community Center. Jorge joined Community HousingWorks after a life-changing journey on a month-long, 500-mile walk across northern Spain, called the Camino de Santiago. Reflecting on his journey, Jorge says, “Life looks very different at four kilometers per hour.” The phrase represents Jorge’s insight on the importance of community, friendship, and the connections we all have with one another. Jorge is excited to bring this perspective to our communities. Jorge has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California at San Diego and holds a Masters in Sociology from State University of New York at Binghamton.