2021 NPH Holiday Member Party [Virtual Event]

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December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Zoom screencap of member party

After a long and fruitful year of advocacy and capacity-building for our affordable housing movement, you’re invited you to join us for NPH’s Annual Holiday Member (and member-to-be!) Party!

The party will take place virtually on Thursday, December 9 at 5:00PM – 6:00PM PST.

This event will be an opportunity to celebrate you and our affordable housing movement and industry and to connect with the NPH member community. If you’re an NPH member, we especially need your presence to cast your vote for the new NPH Board members (below) who will guide our strategic work ahead.

This intimate event will be a space for us to socialize with each other, enjoy live entertainment, and hear about strategy,  policy, and program updates for 2022.


  • Chris Iglesias
  • Cindy Wu

Chris Iglesias, Chief Executive Officer, The Unity Council

Chris Iglesias is a visionary leader who has dedicated his career to executing a social equity agenda through innovative and strategic public-private partnerships. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Unity Council (TUC), he leads one of East Oakland’s most vital community assets—a 55-year-old social equity development organization devoted to improving the quality of life for the residents of the largest Latino neighborhood in the Bay Area—Oakland’s Fruitvale District—through a place-based economic and intergenerational equity agenda.

As CEO, Iglesias is responsible for leading the organization’s 300 dedicated staff and $20 million annual budget, providing holistic support services to over 8,000 individuals and families, including high-quality early education, pioneering youth programming, robust senior citizen services, and financial and career empowerment. In addition, he oversees $125 million in assets, including the management of major affordable housing and community real estate like the Fruitvale Transit Village—a nationally recognized transit-oriented development project.

Iglesias, an Oakland native, is a recognized public sector leader with a longstanding career in the Bay Area. Prior to joining TUC, he served as San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Senior Advisor on Jobs and Contracting Programs. He also served as the Executive Director of San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission and the Founding Director of CityBuild—San Francisco’s nationally recognized construction workforce program aimed at training residents for public and private construction projects.

Iglesias currently serves on the Job and Housing Coalition and SPUR Oakland Board, the Oakland Thrives Leadership Council, and is the Co-Chair of the African American Latino Action Alliance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from San Jose State University, where he played NCAA Division I FBS Football as a wide receiver.

Chris Iglesias headshot

Cindy Wu, Executive Director, Bay Area LISC

Cindy Wu is the executive director of Bay Area LISC. She leads a local team to facilitate the creation of community-centered agendas and drive investment to those agendas. Bay Area LISC co-leads the Partnership for the Bay’s Future with SF Foundation. 

Prior, Cindy was the Deputy Director for Chinatown Community Development Center, in San Francisco’s Chinatown. In this role she oversaw affordable housing development, property management, human resources and internal administration and operations during a time of rapid growth. While at CCDC, Cindy also worked with residents to advocate for their neighborhood and attracted more than $45 million in neighborhood capital improvements.  

Cindy is equal parts grassroots activist and pragmatic problem-solver. The common thread, though all her years of work has been a deep commitment to community engagement and decision-making by residents to determine their own fate of their own neighborhoods. Cindy has also been member of the San Francisco Planning Commission, including a term serving as its president. She holds a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley.  

Cindy Wu headshot

Board members up for re-election

For a second term:

  • Larry Florin, Burbank Housing
  • Randy Tsuda, Alta Housing

For a third term:

  • Janice Jensen, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley 
  • Katie Lamont, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Marianne Lim, EAH Housing 
  • Joseph Villarreal, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa

Board members that are terming off

  • Matt Schwartz, California Housing Partnership
  • Josh Simon, Community Arts Stabilization Trust


December 9
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
(415) 989-8160