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Leadership Team

Manuela Silva, Chief Executive Officer

Manuela SilvaMs. Silva is responsible for the overall direction of CHOC, and its affiliates.  She joined CHOC as CEO in October 2006.  Ms. Silva has an extensive background in non-profit governance and management, as well as real estate development.  For over  30-years, Ms. Silva has provided a wide range of services to both non-profit and private sector clients in the areas of Real Estate Development, Economic Development, Organizational Management, Resource Development, and solving challenges that cross boundaries between professional disciplines and government agencies.  Ms. Silva served as Sr. Executive Officer of the Fruitvale Development Corporation, where she directed and oversaw a diverse portfolio of mixed-use, mixed-income, urban in-fill real estate development activities, including development of the nationally acclaimed Fruitvale-BART Transit Village.  Ms. Silva is a graduate of University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business and Professional Studies.

Peter M. Lundberg, Chief Financial Officer  LinkedInSml

Peter M. Lundberg oversees the financial operations of CHOC, and its affiliates.  Mr. Lundberg is a key contributor to the real estate development strategies and long-range planning.  As CFO he maintains relationships with financial institutions and financing agencies.  Mr. Lundberg has over 20 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate investment acquisitions, management, and development.  Mr. Lundberg holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from Columbia University.

Maurilio León, Chief Operations Officer  LinkedInSml

Maurilio León is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of programs and establishing partnerships to further programs and community outcomes.   This includes identifying opportunities to leverage organizational strengths and take advantage of new opportunities.  Mr. León is also responsible for media relations and developing relationships with external constituency groups including community, governmental, and private organizations. Mr. León has an accomplished career of combining strategy and innovation to successful outcomes in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Mr. León holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Vincent Nicholas, VP of Real Estate Development

Vincent Nicholas is responsible for real estate development, which includes managing and creating real estate acquisitions in new and existing markets. This primarily includes projects in development and construction process ensuring ongoing project support and financial feasibility. Mr. Nicholas is also responsible for the development and construction management to enhance the production of all projects within CHOC’s growing service area. Mr. Nicholas holds a BPS from State University of New York, Buffalo and an MS from Columbia University.

Anna Solorio, Director of Community Economic Development

Anna Solorio oversees the economic and workforce development programs. This includes CHOC Energy, which operates the Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP). The Energy Savings Assistance Program is designed to provide home energy assessments, energy education and consumption instillation services to low-income qualifying households. Ms. Solorio brings 20 years of experience in both management and workforce development. Ms. Solorio holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Masters from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.