Board of Directors

 

Donny Lieberman, President

Donny is President and CEO of Sunseri Construction, a general contracting company with operations in California and Nevada.  Founded in the early 1970’s, Sunseri has a mission to serve organizations providing affordable multi-family and senior housing.  This mission has been realized with the construction of over eight thousand units of housing for low-income seniors, families, homeless individuals and people needing assistance.  Donny has been active in housing advocacy since the early 1980’s and is a member and contributor to numerous organizations, including East Bay Housing Organization, Housing California, Sacramento Housing Alliance and the Non Profit Housing Association of Northern California.

 

Bob Mills, Vice President

Bob is a practicing attorney with Goldfarb Lipman, emphasizing transactional real estate involving the development and preservation of affordable housing Bob’s focus is on structuring complex transactions involving multiple layers of financing, especially those with some type of federal assistance, including, for example, tax credits, FHA mortgage assistance, and Section 8 rental subsidies.  Prior to Goldfarb Lipman, Bob was an attorney at HUD, participating in numerous loan closings, negotiating the sale of properties from HUD’s multifamily portfolio, and enforcing the federal Fair Housing Act.  Bob has also worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and Australia before abandoning all creative thought processes and attending law school. For fun, he occasionally sports odd facial hair, to the deep embarrassment of his two daughters. When that ceases to provide enjoyment, Bob likes to run, read, and tend to the backyard garden.

 

Shamus Roller, Secretary

Shamus is the Executive Director at the National Housing Law Practice, a nonprofit national housing and legal advocacy center with a mission to advance housing justice for poor people.  Prior to his work at NHLP, Shamus was Executive Director of Housing California. While there, Shamus led advocates statewide in advancing important initiatives that improved California’s policy frameworks for housing its most vulnerable communities, including the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program, the CalWorks Housing Support Program, and Bringing Families Home. Prior to Housing California, Shamus served as Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance where he spearheaded policy initiatives that cleared the path for increased mixed income housing and transit-oriented development. He started his career running street outreach programs for homeless youth and adults.

 

Dave Coury, Treasurer

Dave is Executive Director at Partnership to End Homelessness, a collaborative vehicle for coordinating and creating effective change and for improving and increasing housing and services for low-income and homeless people in Marin.  Dave is an established housing advocate in Marin County and is dedicated to helping all members of our community in need of housing.

 

Bruce Oka, Board Member

Bruce has over 40 years of experience in the field of disabled rights advocacy.  A San Francisco native, he received his BA and MS degrees from San Francisco State University.  His clients include Hyatt Hotels, the San Francisco Paratransit Broker, and the San Francisco Municipal Railway.  He has served on numerous boards of directors and brings a thorough knowledge of accessibility and civil rights.