Ruben Grigorians - Chief Financial Officer

Ruben Grigorians joined LAHP in July 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and has over 20 years of experience as VP of Finance and CFO at Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Corporate Controller at LifeHOUSE Properties, and Treasurer and Controller/CFO with Southern California Presbyterian Homes. His audit experience is with PricewaterhouseCoopers. His experience includes arranging and developing a $105M annual operating budget including 41 facilities. He was directly involved in seven (7) tax-exempt bond issues totaling $150M as well as managing over $102M in total cash and investments for nonprofit and for-profit entities. Mr. Grigorians holds CPA and MBA designations.

 

Eduardo Espinoza - Director of Real Estate Development

On December 12th, LAHP welcomed Eduardo Espinoza as its Director of Real Estate Development. Eduardo’s incredible depth of experience and values-based approach will round out the LAHP team. With Eduardo on Board, LAHP solidifies our team and focus on building and preserving affordable housing in Los Angeles, ultimately deepening our impact on the lives of people who are housing insecure, working poor, homeless and seniors.

Eduardo has worked in the field of non-profit affordable housing since 1999, developing over 1,500 units of senior, multi-Family, single family and farmworker affordable housing in California and Texas. He applies his educational background in Architecture and Project Management in assessing site design, project feasibility and community integration. Recently Eduardo worked at the Cesar Chavez Foundation as Senior Project Manager with re-syndicating several of CCF’s multi-family tax credit developments in the California Central Valley. He began in affordable housing as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for the East LA Community Corporation where he worked as a construction manager to rehabilitate over 40 single family-homes in the low-income communities of Los Angeles.

Eduardo also devotes time in service of his local community. He has served on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council for CD 14 and currently volunteers on several community arts and education non-profit organization boards. He volunteered his services to help complete the CASA 0101 Community Theater in Boyle Heights, CA, where he was born and currently resides. Eduardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Professional Designation in Construction Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Yolanda Ramirez - Staff Accountant / Human Resources / Office Manager

Ms. Ramirez has over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience and maintains LAHP corporate and project accounts, accounts receivable and accounts payable, working with the development staff to monitor job costs, individual project billing, cost certifications, audits and preparation of multiple source funded construction draws. Previously, she was the Accountant and Office Manager for William Harrell. M.D. (1997-2001) and Manager of Medical Billing for the Van Nuys Medical Corporation (2001-2003). In these positions she was responsible for billing, managing office operations, resolving collections, maintaining compliance with Medicare, Medical and other insurances and tracking patient and personnel records.

Ms. Ramirez began working in the housing field as an Administrative Assistant in the Accounting Department of Pedro Gomez & Co. Ms. Ramirez attended Jorge Tadeo Lozano University where she graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting in 1971. She continued her accounting and business education with an Associate Degree from Pikes Peak College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado and an Associate Degree in Health Care Business Management from Nova Institute of Health and Technology.

 

Ronald A. Nagano - Asset Manager / Investor Relations

Mr. Nagano has over 25 years of asset management experience including over 18 in affordable housing. The past 6 years have been spent in the Non-profit sector as a Director, Asset Management. Ron has overseen portfolios of affordable communities in 34 different states throughout his career.

 

Richard Kennemer - Resident Services / Food Distribution Administrator

Mr. Kennemer has been working with non-profits for over 15 years assisting in the areas of volunteer management, guidance and referrals, office management, order fulfillment, and marketing + website administration. Prior to LAHP Mr. Kennemer worked at the World Service Office for a self-help program designed to help family members of individuals with substance abuse problems. Since 2011 Mr. Kennemer has been assisting the residents of the LAHP portfolio by ensuring convenient accessibility to quality social service programs!

 

Victoria O. Berjamin - Staff Accountant

Ms. Berjamin brings over twenty years of combined experience and training in accounting, finance and administration and customer service from small to large corporations. Her diverse background includes areas of accounting in the industry of Property Management, Insurance, Banking & Finance and Broadcasting.