2020 Annual Member Party

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December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

members at the Member Party

We’ll see out members virtually on December 17th at NPH’s annual holiday member party for an opportunity to connect with one another!

We will celebrate the successes we have accomplished this past year with you – our members, partners, and advocates – in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis. We’ll also be electing new NPH board members, re-electing board members, and thanking outgoing NPH board members over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Important Note: Registration for this event has closed.

We’ll see you on December 17th!


Donald A. Gilmore, Executive Director, Community Housing Development Corporation

Mr. Gilmore has over 36 years of experience in affordable housing development, comprehensive community improvement services and program and Executive Director non-profit management. As the Executive Director of Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) since 1992, Donald Gilmore is known for spearheading comprehensive neighborhood revitalization efforts.  Under Don’s leadership, CHDC has completed over 1500 units for affordable rental and homeownership; created and operated programs that foster economic and leadership development for neighborhood residents; built diverse partnerships as well as a strong internal organization to achieve economic improvement for traditionally disinvested neighborhoods; and extended the company’s reach to serve communities in Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties.  As CHDC’s first executive director, Don has built the organization from an all-volunteer to a staff nearly 50 employees with a variety of services and programs.  Real Estate Development, Homeownership & Asset Building, Asset Management, CDFI Lending, Economic Development, Community Engagement and Property Management. A few programs are housed under CHDC affiliates. Most recently, under Don’s leadership, CHDC has added business lines in real estate brokerage services, with a focus on affordability for first time buyers which includes special lending and down payment assistance funding.

Prior to his leadership at CHDC, Mr. Gilmore worked with the City of Alameda Housing Authority as a Housing Development Specialist, and with Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services as Executive Director.   He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Achieving Excellence program, holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Idaho and holds numerous professional certifications.  He has served on boards of NeighborWorks National Network and numerous NeighborWorks National Advisory Committees, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, East Bay Housing Organizations, the national Center for Employment Training, the Center for Health of North Richmond.

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Fathia Macauley, Chief Lending Officer, Housing Trust

Fathia Macauley joined Housing Trust as Chief Lending Officer in September 2019. She provides oversight for Housing Trust’s lending programs including Multifamily, first-time homebuyer programs and Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) initiatives. Fathia has been in the field of community development finance for the past 25 years, including over 18 years of experience financing and developing redevelopment projects throughout California, ranging from affordable housing development projects to community facilities such as charter schools, community health clinics, faith-based facilities and mixed-use development projects. Throughout her career she has managed over $600M in CRA and affordable housing development projects and participated in the creation of over 1,000 affordable homes, either as a developer or lender. Fathia has also written several community plans and conducted community development research on the intersection of neighborhood revitalization and community investment.

She was most recently California Market Lead at Capital Impact Partners, leading strategic planning for affordable housing lending and business strategy for California. She managed a $70M CA loan pipeline as well as three venture loan funds, including leading Capital Impact’s participation in The Bay’s Future Fund. She was a lead originator for mission focused lending to affordable housing developers, FQHCs, social service agencies and charter schools. Prior to Capital Impact Partners, Fathia served as Director of Business Development, Northern California for Clearinghouse CDFI, opening the Oakland office and expanding social impact lending in Northern California. Earlier, Fathia was Associate Director, Investment Officer for Nonprofit Finance Fund where she originated loans and New Markets Tax Credit projects and provided technical assistance to nonprofit borrowers in the Western United States.

Fathia’s venture into CDFI lending was based on her prior experience in affordable housing development and economic development for nine years in Los Angeles. Prior to reentering the lending field in 2011, Fathia was a strategic development consultant for seven years, assisting small and mid-size nonprofit and community organizations as well as small businesses transform their dreams into tangible programs and projects, increasing their infrastructure and capacity for growth, as well as finding funding sources that best suit their needs. Fathia has also trained professionals in fund development and has been a guest lecturer at both USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and UCLA Economics Department.

Fathia has also written several community plans and conducted community development research on the intersection of neighborhood revitalization and community investment. Fathia holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and African Area Studies from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. 

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Shola Olatoye, Director of Housing and Community Development, City of Oakland

Shola Olatoye is an experienced real estate, affordable housing and management executive with more than twenty years of experience launching and managing public-private partnerships. Currently, Shola serves as the Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Oakland. She leads the city’s strategic development plans to implement Mayor Libby Schaff’s Housing Plan to create and to preserve 17,000 units of affordable housing in the City of Oakland. Shola manages the $69M department of professionals focused on providing deeply affordable units, especially to Black and Brown residents, through targeted programmatic, policy and financial interventions. Before relocating to the west coast, Shola served as Vice President of Business Development for Suffolk Construction, a national construction management firm in New York City. Prior to joining Suffolk, Shola served as Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Housing Authority, the largest public housing authority in the nation. As a Mayoral appointee, Shola launched NextGeneration NYCHA, the agency’s 10-year turnaround plan. She led her team to balance the $3.1 billion operating budget for three consecutive years, launched a major real estate development program and founded a social impact nonprofit, the Fund for Public Housing.

Prior to entering public service, Ms. Olatoye spent more than 18 years in the private and nonprofit sectors. From 2009-2014, Shola served in leadership roles at Enterprise Community Partners, a national affordable housing organization. She was New York’s Vice President & Market Leader and led the market’s 60-person team and invested more than $150M annually in equity, debt and grants in New York’s neighborhoods. Before Enterprise, Shola was the Vice President and Community Development Manager for South Florida and the District of Columbia for HSBC Bank, N.A., where she directed regional community development investing and lending activities, as well as, managed philanthropic relationships. Before relocating to South Florida, Shola worked at HR&Advisors (formerly HR&A), a private NYC-based a real estate advisory firm. She specialized in urban public/private partnerships with universities, parks, and redeveloping neighborhood development organizations. Before focusing on housing and real estate, Shola worked for a number of NYC education reform nonprofits focused on equity and access.

Shola is a sought after speaker on leadership and affordable housing. She’s consulted on efforts including the Yale Berkeley School of Divinity’s emerging leadership initiative and has served has a leadership coach to executive women. Ms. Olatoye has served on numerous boards including Wesleyan University, the Council for Large Public Housing Authorities, the Fund for Public Housing, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the Community Opportunity Fund. Shola is also a life-long member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, and served as the co-chair of “Explore,” a five-year strategic planning initiative. Ms. Olatoye has received numerous awards including the 2018 NAACP Public Service Award, 2018 Roger Starr Citizens Housing and Planning Commission award, the 2017 Coalition for Queens public service award, the 2016 Boys and Girls Club of Harlem M.L. Wilson Award for Public Service, the 2016 New York Housing Conference public service award, the Institute for Public Architecture and the 2017 Wesleyan University Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2014, Crain’s named Ms. Olatoye to its “40 under 40” list of New York’s “most talented, driven, and dynamic” young professionals.

Ms. Olatoye grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a B.A. with honors in history and African American studies from Wesleyan University. Shola also earned a master’s degree in public administration from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she also served as a Visiting Scholar teaching in the Masters of Urban Planning program on management and leadership. She lives in Oakland, California with her family.

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Board members up for re-election

  • Geoff Morgan, First Community Housing (2nd term)
  • Tomiquia Moss, All Home (2nd term)
  • Karim Sultan, Affordable Housing, Covia (2nd term)
  • Andy Madeira, Eden Housing (3rd term)
  • Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Housing Department, City of San Jose (3rd term)
  • Smitha Seshadri, BRIDGE Housing (3rd term)

Board members that are terming off

  •  Matt Huerta, Matt Huerta Consulting LLC
  • Carlos Castellanos, MidPen Housing
  • Kevin Zwick, United Way Bay Area


December 17, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
(415) 989-8160