Visionary

Barbara Boxer

In recognition of her distinguished career representing California in the United States Senate and fighting for affordable housing and society’s most vulnerable.

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Collaboration Award

Lisa Hershey, Housing California

Lisa has served as Executive Director of Housing California, based in Sacramento, since November 2016. She has an extensive background in leading multi-sector initiatives around statewide policy change. In her role she supervises Housing California staff, manages operations and has cultivated non-traditional partnerships with multi-sector coalitions, networks and agencies, bringing the housing sector into greater conversations around climate change, equity, health and resident organizing

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Collaboration Award

Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Commission

Stephen is the “face” of the organization seen most frequently in the media, before City Councils, and in discussions with other coalition partners. He has continually used his collaborative spirit to foster the creation of affordable housing in San Diego.

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Collaboration Award

Amie Fishman, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

At NPH, Amie has launched a new initiative to grow public support and political will for affordable homes in the Bay Area through ballot measure campaigns. These campaigns were very successful, securing over a billion dollars for affordablle housing in total. Prior to NPH, Amie was Executive Director of East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO) from 2006 to 2014. During her tenure there, she initiated major affordable housing advocacy campaigns with broad-based community coalitions, developed strong membership committees, initiated a resident organizing program, and deepened EBHO’s work throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to advance local and regional policies for affordable housing and sustainable and equitable transit‐oriented development.

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Collaboration Award

Alan Greenlee, Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing

Over his 25-year professional career, Alan has demonstrated a commitment to helping low-income families join the economic mainstream by supporting beneficial public policy at the local, regional, state and federal levels. Greenlee has designed, implemented, and managed programs operating from coast to coast, impacting hundreds of thousands of low-income and underserved families. As an entrepreneur, he developed market-making products and services for the solar industry. Drawing from the full range of his experience allows Greenlee to innovate in the fight against poverty tempered by the practicalities of the real world. The combination yields efficient, effective, and scalable solutions.

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Collaboration Award

Ray Pearl, California Housing Consortium

Ray was surprised with a collaboration award in recognition of his leadership, dedication, and collaborative spirit.

Ray is the  Executive Director of the California Housing Consortium. As the Executive Director, Ray is responsible for leading the premier “big tent” housing advocacy organization representing the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in a non-partisan effort to advance affordable housing and community development across California.