Board of Directors and Staff
HLC Board of Directors
Michael Lane, Chair
Policy Director, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern CA
Mark Leach, Vice-Chair
Building Trades of San Mateo County
Paul Krupka, Treasurer
President, Krupka Consulting
Regional Director, Greenbelt Alliance
Founder, National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates (NHORA) County of San Mateo
President, BN Jabba Consulting
Chief Executive Officer, Able Works
Nevada V. Merriman
Senior Project Manager, MidPen Housing Corporation
Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Eden Housing
Ex Officio non-voting
Director, San Mateo County Department Of Housing
Evelyn Stivers, Interim Executive Director
Evelyn “Evvy” Stivers comes to Housing Leadership Council with 20 years of organizing and advocacy experience. Prior to joining HLC, Evvy was the Development Director for Urban Habitat where she substantially increased individual giving and grant revenue and assisted the organization through a leadership transition. From 2004 through 2013 Evvy worked for the Non-Profit Housing Association on regional initiatives including the Housing Element and Inclusionary Housing campaigns. Earlier in her carrier she directed the Western States Field Office for the US Public Interest Research Group and served as the Livable Communities Associate Director for Greenbelt Alliance. She has served on the boards of TransForm, the League of Conservation Voters for the East Bay, East Bay Housing Organizations, and Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County.
Joshua S. Hugg, Program Manager
Josh joined HLC in August 2009. Following a nearly 20-year career in semiconductor engineering, Josh decided to make a transition to public service, and obtained a master's degree in public administration from San Jose State University in fall 2009. Before coming to HLC, he held several management analyst internships with San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Josh is an active community volunteer and also serves on the Planning Commission for the City of San Mateo and is on the Board of Directors for Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC). He holds an undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Serena Ip, Business Coordinator
Serena joined HLC in November 2009 as a part-time Community Builder, and transitioned to a Business Coordinator for HLC in 2012. As a life-long resident of San Mateo County, she is passionate about seeing sustainable housing and community development as a priority in her community. She received her BA in Urban Planning and Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and received her Masters in Urban Planning from San Jose State University.