Who We Are

Members are the driving force of SDHF, but it is the Board of Directors and staff that are at the core of its effectiveness and leadership. Directors may serve two consecutive three-year terms. They are elected by the membership at the SDHF’s annual meeting.

Photography by Blue Horizon StudiosBoard of Directors

Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Community HousingWorks, President
Simonne Ruff, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Vice-President
Peter Bridge, Sun Country Builders, CFO
Bruce Reznik, Secretary (Ex Officio)
Hanan Bowman, Ph.D., City Heights Community Development Corporation
Charles E. Davis, Urban West Development
Amy DeVaudreuil, Goldfarb & Lipman, LLP
Aruna Doddapaneni, BRIDGE Housing
Rebecca Louie,Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation
Tim O’Connell, Century Housing Corporation
John Seymour, National Community Renaissance
Paul Shipstead, Wells Fargo Community Lending and Investment

Staff

SDHF staff is the “face” of the organization seen most frequently in the media, before City Councils, and in discussions with other coalition partners.

Bruce Reznik, Executive Director

Bruce Reznik prefered headshot2As San Diego Housing Federation’s Executive Director, Bruce Reznik leads the organization in its efforts to ensure all San Diegans, regardless of income, can afford a safe and stable place to call home.

Prior to joining the Federation, Bruce served as the Executive Director of the Sacramento-based Planning and Conservation League from 2011-2014, where he directed the organization’s efforts to promote sustainable water, land-use and transportation policies for California. He also spent eleven years running San Diego Coastkeeper, the region’s largest clean water advocacy and outreach organization, and has also worked to promote sustainable land-use and transportation planning for Sustainable San Diego and the Los Angeles based consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. Reznik has served as an Alternate on the California Coastal Commission, and has sat on numerous local, state and national boards and commissions, including United Way of San Diego County and the international Waterkeeper Alliance.

A California-licensed attorney, he holds an undergraduate degree from the UC Berkeley and his law degree from the University of San Diego. After years away in Sacramento, Bruce is thrilled to be returning to his North Park home with his rescue dogs, Sasha and Bandit.

Michelle Jaramillo, Director of Communications

Michelle Jaramillo comes to SDHF from the U.S. – Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership (BPP) where she was the Director of Communications, Programming and Public Relations. She is in charge of media relations, publications, social media, and other public relations activities in support of the Federation’s advocacy and events programs.

Michelle has spent the last nine years supporting the development and promotion of asset-building programs, in particular for under-served communities and Spanish speaking populations on both sides of the border. She is experienced in the development and implementation of comprehensive communications strategies including a bi-lingual website and social media content, a bi-lingual newsletter, webinars, proposal writing and donor stewardship.

A Canadian native of Colombian descent, Michelle Jaramillo graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies.  More recently Michelle completed a Master of Arts Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego. She is working on her certificate in Spanish/English translation at the University of California, San Diego.  Michelle is fluent in English, Spanish and French.


Laura Nunn, Policy Director

Policy Director, Laura Nunn, is the newest addition to the Federation team.   She comes to SDHF from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s San Diego district office where she was Assistant Field Representative. In her last position, Laura worked on federal level issues related to housing, health, veteran affairs, and social programs.

Prior to her work in the Senator’s office, Laura worked for University of San Diego’s Department of Political Science and International Relations.  Laura also previously interned at former California State Senator Denise Ducheny’s office. She has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from University of San Diego and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from San Diego State University.


Jennifer Minimo, Events and Membership Coordinator


Jennifer Minimo joined the San Diego Housing Federation in April, 2012.  She is responsible for the planning and logistics of all SDHF events as well as the development and management of membership services.

Prior to joining SDHF, she worked as an Office Manager and Membership Coordinator for the Asian Real Estate Association of America.  She has a B.A. in Asian American Studies from the University of California Irvine and a Certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies Program.


Teresa Chapman, Office Manager

Teresa Chapman joined the Federation staff in December 2011.  She is responsible for the administrative duties of the office. Teresa brings over 20 years of office administration experience to the position.

She previously worked for the Community Development Commission of the City of National City as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and prior to that she was the Executive Administrative Assistant  to the President and CEO of Consumer Credit Counseling Service.

Teresa is a native southern Californian and local San Diegan. She attended James Madison High School and Mesa College.