Our Team

Merritt’s team of seasoned professionals are amongst the most respected in the industry. The team works in conjunction with our partners to produce affordable homes and support industry initiatives across California.

Staff

Ari Beliak

Ari Beliak

President & CEO

Paul Carney

Paul Carney

CFO/COO

David Dologite

David Dologite

Director of Acquisitions

Nedrah Barnes

Nedrah Barnes

Director of Fund Management & Controller

Izaac Garcia Singh

Izaac Garcia Singh

Director of Asset Management

Amanda Hopkins

Amanda Hopkins

Senior Asset Manager

Anna Mesholzadeh

Anna Mesholzadeh

Assistant Asset Manager

Carla Vásquez-Noriega

Carla Vásquez-Noriega

Investor Relations Manager

Celina Pacana

Celina Pacana

Program Manager

David Eisenman

David Eisenman

Senior Acquisitions Manager

Emma Falley

Emma Falley

Communications Manager

Laura Quintanilla

Laura Quintanilla

Executive Assistant

Rebecca Mauerer

Rebecca Mauerer

Asset Manager

Board of Directors

Cécile Chalifour

Cécile Chalifour

Chair

Head of Community Development Real Estate, West Region Managing Director

Chase

Robert E. Williams

Robert E. Williams

Vice Chair

Partner / Of Counsel (Retired)

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Gina Leon

Gina Leon

Secretary

Affordable Housing Manager, Commercial Real Estate

Umpqua Bank

Welton Jordan

Welton Jordan

Treasurer

Chief Real Estate Development Officer

EAH Housing

John Denton

John Denton

Director, Community Development Finance

BMO

Chione Flegal

Chione Flegal

Executive Director

Housing California

Dora Leong Gallo

Dora Leong Gallo

President & CEO

A Community of Friends

Steven Herman

Steven Herman

Senior Vice President, Community Development Finance Division

California Bank and Trust

Ray Mendoza

Ray Mendoza

Vice President Community Reinvestment

City National

Gisela Salgado

Gisela Salgado

Director of Leadership Development Programs

California Coalition for Rural Housing

Steven Spears

Steven Spears

Interim CFO

National Housing Trust

Karen Tiedemann

Karen Tiedemann

Partner

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Darnell Williams

Darnell Williams

Senior Vice President of Property Operations

Eden Housing

Regina Celestin Williams

Regina Celestin Williams

Executive Director

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