Leadership

Steve PonTell

President and CEO

Steve PonTell is the Chief Executive Officer and President of National CORE. He has become a passionate advocate for the residents and communities we serve and today is one of the leading voices and public speakers on the topic of housing affordability and community transformation. He has led several regional and national symposiums on our nation’s housing crisis. In addition, Steve has addressed the California Assembly on the challenges facing the affordable housing industry.

During his career, Steve has pursued a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and has held several public-private leadership positions. Active in his community and industry, Steve serves on several boards of directors, including the California Endowment, National Housing Conference, BizFed Institute and Southern California Leadership Council. He also is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association. Steve graduated from the California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in City and Regional Planning and the Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Business with an Executive Master of Business Administration.

Michael M. Ruane

Executive Vice President

Michael M. Ruane, National CORE’s Executive Vice President, leads the development of program and business strategies for the organization and is responsible for overseeing all operating departments. Previously, Mr. Ruane served in a variety of leadership positions in Orange County, including Chief of Strategy and Public Affairs of CalOptima, Executive Director of the Children and Families Commission, Assistant County Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Environmental Management Agency. Mr. Ruane is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and earned a master’s degree from the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Mr. Ruane is the Immediate Past Chair of the Orange County/Inland Empire District Council of the Urban Land Institute and is the Jury Chair for the 2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing national design and planning competition.

Executive Team

Greg Bradbard
Doretta “Dorrie” Bryan
Robert Diaz
Michael Finn
Chris Killian
Daniel Lorraine
Patricia C. Whitaker
Ashley Wright

Development Leadership Team

Lesley Edwards
David Grunwald
Tony Mize
John Seymour
Alexa Washburn

Property Management Regional Leadership Team

Monique Felix

Regional Director
Rancho Cucamonga, Yorba Linda

Marisela Gerez

Regional Director
Rialto, Fontana

Nicole Kohli

Regional Director
Low Desert, High Desert, Corona & Palmdale

Javany Martinez

Regional Director
North/South San Diego & San Clemente

Ruben Minjarez, III

Regional Director
San Marcos, Escondido

LaKira Patton

Regional Director
Texas

John Sharkey

Regional Director
Los Angeles County

Hope through Housing Foundation

Alyssa Cotter

Blanca Arellano

Regional Director
Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Sandra Bowers

Regional Director
San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

Brian Woods

Regional Director
San Diego County & Texas

Marketing and Public Affairs

Lorraine Kindred

Jill Van Balen

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