Our Staff & Board

RCD staff members are dedicated to providing great housing to those with the fewest housing options and to position the organization for sustainable growth and financial stability.

Executive Team

  • Dan Sawislak, executive director
  • Peter Poon, chief financial officer


  • Kate McKean, controller
  • HoYan Cabot, assistant controller
  • Sudhir Manandhar, senior development accountant
  • Teruki Ito, assistant accountant

Finance and Operations

  • Eric Knecht, director of finance and operations
  • Nick Griffin, director of asset management
  • Carter Bennett, asset manager
  • John Hudson, asset manager
  • Brian Tyler, asset management analyst
  • Mary Dorst, portfolio project manager
  • Arlene Skjerly, manager of administrative services
  • Maggie Gierard, operations analyst
  • Michael Gliksohn, treasury and benefits manager
  • Phyllis Meehan, corporate administrator

Housing Development

  • Carolyn Bookhart, director of housing development
  • Jessica Sheldon, associate director of housing development
  • Dan Hardy, acquisitions project manager
  • Alicia Klein, senior project manager
  • Baker Lyon, project manager
  • Precy Agtarap, assistant project manager
  • Zohreh Khodabandelu, associate project manager
  • Jake Rosen, assistant project manager

Marketing and Fund Development

  • Liz Eckstein, director of marketing and fund development
  • Jennifer Ukei, fund development associate

Resident Services

  • Olivia King, director of resident services
  • Ebony Smith, assistant director of resident services
  • Constance Cole, resident services manager
  • June Cummings, resident services manager
  • Jessica Stevenson, resident services coordinator
  • Ron Pellum, medical case manager
  • Shema Al-Mahabashi, youth enrichment coordinator
  • Colin Martin, youth enrichment coordinator

Community Development

  • Breann Gala, community development initiative manager