14 Feb

Housing Trust Welcomes Four New Board Members

Lisa Gutierrez of US Bancorp, Sparky Harlan of Bill Wilson Center,  Nathan Ho of Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Jim Morgensen of LinkedIn have joined Housing Trust Silicon Valley’s board of directors, bringing decades of wisdom and intelligence in affordable housing and Bay Area issues with them.

Lisa Gutierrez is the vice president, assistant director of business development at US Bancorp Community Development Corporation. She has also worked as relationship manager and vice president at US Bank, and is a graduate from California State University in Sacramento. Lisa has also served for several years on Housing Trust’s program and policy committee.

Sparky Harlan has served as the CEO of the Santa Clara County housing nonprofit Bill Wilson Center since 1983. She is also the treasurer of the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, a state association representing nonprofit behavioral health organizations. She was also secretary of Housing Trust’s board of directors from 2000 to 2016.

Prior to working as senior director, housing and community development at Silicon Valley Leadership Group – a role he has held since October 2017 – Nathan Ho was the policy and communications manager at Eden Housing. His 13+ years in nonprofits began after graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied history and communication.

Jim Morgensen is VP Workplace at LinkedIn where he oversees the organization’s global real estate assets and strategy. He has also held leadership roles at Zynga, Versign, Citibank, and others. He also spent 22 years on the board at the Palo Alto Area Chapter of the American Red Cross as the finance chair and member of the real estate committee.

“We are thankful this group of talented, experienced and committed individuals have joined our board,” said Kevin Zwick, CEO of Housing Trust Silicon Valley. “On behalf of myself, current board members and Housing Trust’s staff I welcome their leadership and perspective as we continue to serve the homeless, the renters and the first-time homebuyers in the greater Bay Area.”