Board of Directors
LHA is led by an enthusiastic group of industry leaders with extensive backgrounds in finance, nonprofit management, housing development, and social services for people with developmental disabilities.
President, Kristin Martin
Kristin has served as Executive Director at HOPE, Inc. since May of 2012 but has a long history of working with non-profit housing organizations during his more than 15 years working at Harbor Regional Center. In his roles with both the Southern California Health and Living Project, and also the Harbor Regional Center in Torrance, he was involved in housing development including procuring funding from state and municipal funding sources as well as acquiring and rehabbing properties. Kristin has a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's degree from The Claremont School of Theology.
Vice President, Darin Lounds
Housing Consortium of the East Bay
Darin Lounds brings more than 20 years of experience in various capacities within the field of supportive housing. Darin’s efforts in supportive housing have focused on developing and sustaining housing for adults with developmental disabilities, homeless adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use, transition age youth, and the formerly incarcerated. In all instances, a commitment to Housing First principles has contributed to housing success for these populations. Darin is the President of the Alameda Developmental Disabilities Planning and Advisory Council (http://www.acphd.org/ddc.aspx) and a Leadership Board member of EveryOne Home (http://everyonehome.org/).
Treasurer, Steve von Rajcs
California Housing Foundation
Steve joined the California Housing Foundation in 2005. He came to the position with over 25 years’ management experience in the banking and credit union industries. Since joining CHF, the organization has grown from owning four homes to over 70. Steve also oversaw the development of the IRC HQ building. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Saint Mary’s College of California.
Secretary, Yvonne Delgadillo
Vice President, Community Development
Yvonne Delgadillo brings to her work at Allied Argenta extensive experience in nonprofit management, business development and grant writing. Her responsibilities include identifying and securing project grants and soft loans, developing housing models for developmentally disabled adults, research and project development as well as asset management. Prior to joining Allied, she worked as the Executive Director of a community development corporation along the US-Mexican border. Yvonne has a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration Degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Economic Development Professional (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council.