About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

Letter from the CEO     –     Introduction Video    –    Leadership    –    Board of Directors    –    Resources

A home of one’s own: it’s core to what it means to be human. Very few people choose to live on the street, in a shelter or institution. For many, supportive housing – affordability plus supportive services – is key to finding and maintaining a home.

At Brilliant Corners, we’ve seen amazing things happen when people embrace this Housing First mindset and a commitment to align the right housing and supportive service resources. With public and private partners, we’re building new, scalable supportive housing platforms to rapidly house thousands of formerly homeless people and those at risk of homelessness each year. We’ve also partnered with state and local agencies to create community-based housing for over 1,000 previously institutionalized Californians with developmental disabilities.   

We are honored to be part of this collaborative work – meeting each person where they are, advocating for transformative systems change, aligning existing and new resources for better results. We embrace the challenge of scaling supportive housing solutions, confident that together, we can bring about the better world our hearts know is possible.    



William F. Pickel


Video: Get to Know Brilliant Corners


Danielle Beal, Director of Case Management
Chris Contreras
, Chief Operating Officer
Renee Escalante, Chief People Officer
Serena Fields
, Director of Housing Development & Management
Tyler Fong, Senior Director of Program Initiatives
Sabrina Gillan, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer
Katy Halasz, Director of Data & Technology
Chulssang Ham, Chief Financial Officer
Lindsey Horton, Director of Learning and Development
Daryl James, Director of Capital Improvement Intermediary Program (CIIP)
Monty Jarecke, Director of Asset Management
Lisa Johnson, Deputy Chief Program Officer, Housing Services
Vanessa Luna, Director of Multifamily Supportive Housing Development
Jennifer Malvoux, Housing Services Director, Northern California
Dr. Tiana Moore, Deputy Chief Program Officer, Program Development
Teja McDaniel, Director of Talent Acquisition
Cristobal Nava, Director of Finance
Narmin Nuru, Housing Services Director, Inland Empire
Jose Osuna, Director of External Affairs
William F. Pickel, Chief Executive Officer
Sophia Rice, LA Housing Services Director
Morgan Soloski, Director of Marketing and Communications
Christopher Tolbert, Director of Human Resources

Board of Directors

Shamus Roller
, Board President, Executive Director, National Housing Law Project

Bob Mills, Board Vice President, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman
Nancy Conk, Board Treasurer, Principal, CAC Consulting
Chris Ko, Board Secretary, Director of Homeless Initiatives, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Earl Edwards, Research Fellow, California Policy Lab at UCLA and UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, Doctoral Candidate at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies
Donny Lieberman, Past President Emeritus, President and CEO, Sunseri Construction
Navneet Grewal, Litigation Counsel, Civil Rights Practice Group at Disability Rights California
Reba Stevens, Community Advocate

Advisory Members
Bruce Oka
, Advisory Member Emeritus, Disability Rights Advocate