CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sergio joined HomeRise in April 2023 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 20 years of experience in non-profit accounting and finance to the organization. After beginning his professional career as an auditor at PwC in Boston, Sergio transitioned over to the non-profit sector where he has successfully managed and directed all fiscal functions of non-profit organizations in accordance with GAAP and other regulatory, funding and advisory organizations in accordance with the financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the non-profit sector.
Sergio holds a B.B.A in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is also an attorney in good standing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Born and raised in Boston, Sergio now lives in the Bay Area and enjoys fitness and spending time with his family.
CHIEF OF STAFF
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.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Rick Lombardi joined HomeRise in 2023. He oversees a strong finance team that is responsible for very complex accounting, budget forecasts, and financial reporting to tax credit developers and institutional investors. Mr. Lombardi brings nearly 20 years of financial management and multifamily housing experience from Housing and Urban Development. While there, he held various positions in the Office of Multifamily Housing with responsibilities that included: managing severely troubled assets, modifying $240 million FHA-backed loans, and rebuilding a largely ineffective Section 8(bb) program at the San Francisco Regional Center.
All his work has a particular focus on repositioning financially stretched assets and making affordable multifamily housing developments less risky. Mr. Lombardi grew up just north of Boston and received an M.B.A. from New Hampshire College.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
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.
Marcel Davis Sr.
INTERIM DIRECTOR OF RESIDENT SERVICES
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”.