Candice Gonzalez knows firsthand the benefits of affordable housing—it allowed her and her 3 sisters to grow up in an environment that let them focus on education and hard work. She believes whole-heartedly in PAH’s mission to help others achieve the same. A longtime real estate attorney and advocate for low-to-moderate income customers, minorities and credit-impaired borrowers, Candice joined Palo Alto Housing in 2008. She oversees Palo Alto Housing’s strategic direction and focuses on real estate development, property and asset management, community outreach, consensus building, and coordinating with local and regional partners.
BA, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley
JD, UCLA School of Law
Chair, Board of Housing Trust Silicon Valley
An accountant with over 20 years of progressive experience, Quinsia Ma joined Palo Alto Housing in 1999. She is committed to ensuring the financial integrity of the company and its affiliates, and serving the fiscal needs of The Housing Development, and Property Management Divisions. She monitors financial policies and procedures, internal controls and reporting systems, and supervises accounting, payroll, and human resources.
BS, Business Administration, California State University, San Jose.
Georgina manages over 700 units—and growing! She joined Palo Alto Housing in 2006 as Director of Property Management, and has since been named VP, Property Management. She brings over 20 years of progressive experience in multi-family property management with expertise in landlord/tenant law, fair housing, and issues related to affordable and subsidized housing.
BA, Psychology, Saint Lawrence’s College, Karachi
Administrator, Palo Alto and Mountain View BMR Programs
Named a “Local Hero” by the MidPeninsula Media Center in 2011, Kate Young is committed to an empowering living environment for PAH residents. She oversees The Resident Services Division, bringing onsite services in education, health, and social services to PAH residents. She has been at Palo Alto Housing for nearly 15 years.
BA, Asian Studies, University of Puget Sound
MA Candidate, Intercultural Relations, School for International Training
ESL Certificate, Seattle University
Founding Board Member, DreamCatchers
Certified Youth Program Quality External Assessor
Keri has over 25 years of experience in affordable housing, economic development, urban and environmental planning. She recently joined PAH after 11 years at MidPen Housing Corporation where she contributed significantly to that organization’s growth, including developing more than 900 units of affordable housing in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties. As a consultant before that, Keri helped develop the award-winning “Opportunity Center” for the homeless in Palo Alto. She began her career as an environmental planner in San Mateo County, managed economic development projects in New York City, and headed the Port of San Francisco’s first Planning and Development Division. Keri now provides strategic direction on the financing of affordable housing developments and optimal positioning of Palo Alto Housing’s portfolio.
BS, Applied Earth Sciences, with honors, Stanford University
Masters in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
With over eight years of experience in affordable multi-family and mixed-income housing development, Rob is committed to the creation of thriving and sustainable communities. He recently joined PAH after three years at ROEM Development Corporation, where he successfully managed several affordable projects from start to finish. As Director of Real Estate Development at PAH, Rob oversees the progress of all projects from conception to construction completion, including property acquisition, finance, design, entitlement approval, value engineering, permit procurement, and construction oversight. He coordinates with all stakeholders involved to deliver projects on time and on budget.
BA, Economics, Yale University
BA, Political Science, Yale University
LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council
A Bay Area transplant originally from Texas, Lauren Bigelow is an active member of the Silicon Valley progressive community. With over a decade of marketing and community experience, she manages the City of Palo Alto Below-Market-Rate (BMR) rental and ownership programs, Mountain View Employee Homebuyer Loan Program and most recently, the City of Mountain View’s BMR rental program.
BA, Theater and Communications, Goucher College
BS, Psychology and Social Action, Palo Alto University