Board of Directors

CHBA is governed by a Board of Directors which support and direct its nonprofit goals. Board members bring a broad range of expertise and several are leaders in the affordable housing and development industry.

Peter Barker – Director – Mr. Barker joined the CHBA board in 2007. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barker Management Incorporated, a regional property firm specializing in managing affordable housing communities financed with HUD, LIHTC, tax-exempt bond and other affordable financing sources. Mr. Barker has extensive experience in financial consulting, development, and management of affordable housing, including tax credit and bond-financed housing. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles  and currently serves as a Director on the board of Shelter Partnership.

Vicki Clark – Director – Ms. Clark joined the CHBA Board in 2007. She is a founding member of Western Seniors Housing, Inc., a property management company specializing in the management of senior affordable housing communities financed with LIHTC’s or tax-exempt bond financing.  Previously, Ms. Clark served as President of Vintage Senior Living, Inc., and Division President at ARV Assisted Living, Inc. (“ARV”) whose affordable housing division developed and managed twenty two affordable apartment communities, comprising approximately 2,500 units, the majority of which were financed with LIHTC’s. She also served in several property management capacities at Calmark Realty Management, an owner and developer of senior apartment communities. Ms. Clark currently is the Chairman of the Board for CALA, and is a founding board member of EngAGE, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide life enhancements service to low income seniors.

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Kent Davis – Director – Mr. Davis joined the CHBA board in 2013. He currently serves as the President of LOMCO, an owner and manager of senior affordable housing, and previously was the Director of the Municipal Securities Division, Affordable Housing Group at Citigroup Global Capital Markets. Mr. Davis holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Sacramento State University.

John McAlister – Director – Mr. McAlister joined the CHBA board in 2013. He is the founder and Principal at 1410 Partners, LLC, where he is an advisor, consultant or in concert with other firms, lender and/or investment banker to developers seeking dept and equity capital for multifamily projects. He is an expert in structuring FHA/HUD transactions and commonly works with banks and other lenders on private placement bond deals. He has significant experience with FNMA and FHLMC transactions including both fixed and variable rate tax exempt bond deals. His background also includes the financing of public improvements related to private development projects using tax increment bonds and Mello-Roos CFD bonds. Prior to founding 1410 Partners, LLC, Mr. McAlister served as Senior Vice President at Merchant Capital, where he was responsible for developing and managing the firm’s multifamily housing finance business in the western United States. He also was a founder and principal of M Squared Partners, LLC, a Los Angeles based real estate investment firm which focused on the acquisition, financing, and rehabilitation of multifamily properties, President of Steadfast Companies, a diversified real estate investment and development firm based in Newport Beach, and an investment banker at several firms including Stone & Youngberg and Lazard Freres. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.

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