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Janéa Jackson, AICP is HomeRise CEO, bringing nearly two decades of management experience in affordable housing, government administration, and urban planning.

With a track record of building successful partnerships at the local, state, and federal level, she was previously HUD’s Multifamily West Region’s Asset Management Division Director in San Francisco. Ms. Jackson has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In her spare time, you will find her taking her three children to their music concerts, attending sporting events, enjoying new restaurants, and traveling.

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Leo Levenson, Consulting CFO, oversees HomeRise’s financial operations and planning.  Leo joined us after a long career in financial leadership positions with the City of San Francisco and subsequent consulting engagements with other local government agencies and nonprofits.  Leo has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the US Peace Corps as a fisheries volunteer in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

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Karen Erickson

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Karen Erickson has many years of experience of working with in social services serving under-resourced individuals and families. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Psychology, she went on to get her master’s in Social Welfare at UCLA. While at Catholic Charities San Francisco she supervised Homelessness Prevention Programs which served families and singles facing homelessness in San Francisco. She was promoted to serve as Manager of Program Development and Training, a position where she led the agency in new program development, training and program evaluation. She then took on a new role as Director of Assessment and Learning and led the agency’s first impact evaluation initiative.

In the past 6 years she worked at several organizations in Alameda County, including Catholic Charities East Bay, City of Oakland, and Bay Area Community Services. At these agencies she deepened her knowledge about housing and homelessness services while also working on organizational development projects. She is passionate about developing sustainable, effective and adaptable organizations and programs that help individuals and families become and remain self-sufficient.

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Eileen brings her experience in executive support, event management and office operations with a diversified career in Property Management, REITs and Finance spanning over a decade.

Before joining HomeRise Eileen served as Office Manager and Executive Assistant at Kiavi in San Francisco. Prior to her tenure at Kiavi, Eileen held the position of Special Projects Manager, Office Manager, and Executive Assistant Essex Property Trust/BRE Properties in the San Francisco Bay Area

Eileen holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from California State University Long Beach, and an Associates in Computer Science from the Southern California Institute of Technology in Anaheim.

Eileen is passionate about being of service to her community, especially those who are often overlooked or dismissed. She has volunteered for various organizations including the Bay Area’s Youth Justice initiative where she served for several years as a mentor to at risk youth and assisted in preparing them for job interviews and entering the professional world. Eileen lives with her Chi-Mix Lord Angus William McFadden in Alameda, California.

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Lynnette Hollins

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Lynnette Hollins is a San Francisco native from the Western Addition who currently resides in the East Bay. She has more than 15 years experience in dual roles as a Human Resources and Payroll Manager. She brings over five years of experience from San Francisco’s legacy radio stations, known for broadcasting the 49ers, Giants, and Warriors. Having been with HomeRise since early 2020, : Lynnette is excited to lead the HR department in this interim role with her expertise and commitment to the organization’s growth and success.

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Marcel Davis Sr.

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Marcel A Davis Sr brings over 18 years of management experience in the nonprofit, commercial real estate, and automotive industries. After over 13 years in the automotive and real estate industries Marcel brings lived experience, empathetic leadership, team development, and strategic planning with experience in several management roles in the nonprofit industry over the past 7 years.

As Interim Director of Resident Services Marcel is passionate about serving marginalized populations and having a stake in advocating for all marginalized populations throughout the Bay Area, while increasing self-sufficiency and removing barriers to supportive services for HomeRise residents.

In his spare time Marcel is involved in Restorative Justice, Public Speaking, Peer Support Specialist, Reiki Student, Humanitarian, Fundraising, Marketing, Cisgendered Allyship, Community Activism, and Advocacy.

He’s most proud of his 3 children, and his cat “Melo”.

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Kyle Muelrath

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Kyle Muelrath is a dedicated professional with over 20 years of experience in property management, and a deep passion for affordable housing and its profound impact on society. Over the last decade, Kyle has channeled his expertise into the nonprofit sector, striving to create sustainable and accessible housing solutions for underserved communities. His commitment to this cause is reflected in his role as the board treasurer for Rebuilding Together, where he plays a pivotal role in the organization’s mission to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives.
Kyle’s career is marked by his unwavering dedication to making a difference, driven by the belief that affordable housing is a cornerstone of a thriving society. His extensive experience in property management, combined with his nonprofit work, has equipped him with a unique perspective and skill set to address the challenges and opportunities in the housing sector.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Kyle is a devoted family man who enjoys spending quality time outdoors with his wife, young daughter, and their beloved dog. He is an active volunteer in his community, continuously seeking ways to give back and contribute to the well-being of those around him. Kyle’s blend of professional acumen and personal commitment to service underscores his profound impact both in his field and in his community.

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