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


Stephany Ashley, Housing Services Director, Northern California
Chris Contreras, Director, Los Angeles Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool
Josh Decell, Director of Data and Technology
Ivy Draughan, Director of Finance
Tyler Fong, Senior Director of Program Initiatives
Chulssang Ham, Chief Financial Officer
Lisa Johnson, Statewide Case Management Director
Jonas Mok, Chief Operating Officer
Wendy Moorhouse, Director of Supportive Housing
Cristobal Nava, Director of Internal Audits
Narmin Nuru, Housing Services Director, Inland Empire
William F. Pickel, Chief Executive Officer
Danielle Wildkress, Chief Program Officer

Board of Directors

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

Bob Mills, Board Vice President, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman
Cynthia Nagendra, Board Secretary, Executive Director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative
Nancy Conk, Board Treasurer, Principal, CAC Consulting

Mildred Brown, CSH Speak Up! Advocate
Debbie Burkart, National VP of Supportive Housing at National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF)
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
Navneet Grewal, Litigation Counsel, Civil Rights Practice Group at Disability Rights California
Derric J. Johnson, Founding Director, Equity Justice Institute
Chris Ko, Director of Homeless Initiatives, United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Advisory Members
Donny Lieberman
, Past President Emeritus, President and CEO, Sunseri Construction
Bruce Oka
, Advisory Member Emeritus, Disability Rights Advocate