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

Emma Falley

Emma Falley

Communications Manager

David Dologite

David Dologite

Director of Acquisitions

Maria Duarte

Maria Duarte

Director of Asset Management and Risk Officer

Julie Quinn

Julie Quinn

Director of Investor Relations

David Eisenman

David Eisenman

Acquisitions Manager

Denise Wright

Denise Wright

Office Manager

Izaac Garcia Singh

Izaac Garcia Singh

Senior Asset Manager

Jack Okada

Jack Okada

Asset Manager

Nedrah Barnes

Nedrah Barnes

Controller - Fund Manager

Board of Directors

John Denton

John Denton

Chair

Director, Community Development Finance

Bank of the West

Charles A. (Chuck) Cornell

Charles A. (Chuck) Cornell

Secretary

Executive Director and CFO (Retired)

Burbank Housing Development Corp.

Andrea Ursillo

Andrea Ursillo

Treasurer

Senior Vice President

Bank of America

Robert E. Williams

Robert E. Williams

Vice President

Partner / Of Counsel

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Nick Griffin

Nick Griffin

Director of Asset Management

Resources for Community Development

Wendy Jacquemin

Wendy Jacquemin

Vice President, Community Reinvestment

City National Bank

Gina Leon

Gina Leon

Affordable Housing Manager, Commercial Real Estate

Umpqua Bank

Karen Smyda

Karen Smyda

Director of Acquisitions (Retired)

Merritt Community Capital Corp.

Karen Tiedemann

Karen Tiedemann

Partner

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP