Meet our Development Team


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    Mary Jane Jagodzinski
    Senior Vice President - Housing and Real Estate Development

      Ms. Jagodzinski heads the 18-person Housing and Real Estate Development Department, which she joined in 2003. At CHW, she has developed or supervised completed construction or renovation of over 2,000 affordable apartments, with a total project cost of approximately $600 million; current pipeline totals over 1,000 apartments with total project cost over $400 million. While at CHW, Ms. Jagodzinski has led developments that have been nationally recognized for innovation in sustainability, design and finance, including receipt of a ULI Award of Excellence – The Americas and a Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Award for Innovative HUD Finance. 

      Prior to CHW, Ms. Jagodzinski’s experience included: regional head of a national developer’s commercial development group where, in joint ventures with an institutional investor she developed over 500,000 sf of retail, office, hotel and mixed-use projects; Vice President of a national engineering/environmental firm providing advisory services to the financial and investment industries; and, entitlement consultant for several large master plan developments. Previously, she held senior positions with the State of California including: Executive Director of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC); and, Principal at Assembly Ways and Means Committee, as fiscal committee expert on taxation, bonds and housing.

      Mary Jane Jagodzinski received her Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Honors) from CSU Sacramento, and her Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation (2011-2017, President, 2014-16), and as an invited member of the CEC’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for the New Solar Homes Partnership.


  • SylviaM Sylvia Martinez
    Vice President of Forward Planning

    Sylvia Martinez joined CHW in 2011, with over 20 years of experience in housing and community development throughout California. She has directed the development of over 1,000 affordable units. Her developments have achieved national recognition in sustainable affordable housing, such as USGBC LEED Project of the Year, and Affordable Housing Finance Project of the Year. At CHW, Ms. Martinez completed numerous innovative, service-enriched, and sustainable projects as a Senior Project Manager, including the first LGBT-affirming, transit-oriented development in San Diego. In her role as Vice President of Forward Planning, Ms. Martinez directs CHW’s acquisition strategy, and structures financing and sites for new developments throughout the state. Ms. Martinez represents CHW on the Board of the San Diego Housing Federation and is a frequent speaker and presenter on affordable housing throughout California.

    Sylvia Martinez received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Urban & Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is also a LEED Associated Professional.