Our Board of Directors
Chairperson, Erica Moon, is a licensed Realtor in the State of California and strives to help clients buy and sell quickly at the best possible rate. She has worked in the multifamily housing industry for more than 10 years and is experienced in both market rate and affordable housing communities. She is the Property Manager at an upscale multi-dwelling residential unit in Solano County. Her management responsibilities include minimizing vacancies, maximizing rent collections, overseeing the budget and ensuring that fair housing practices are upheld. Erica conducts weekly market analysis to determine the best rates for rentals and home sales. She has a passion for people and believes in service and the ideal that housing is a basic need that should be obtainable by all.
Vice Chairperson, Corey Williams, originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, moved to California as a young man where he began his education and grew up in the Bay Area. He recognized his love of reading during elementary years when he began to give personality and life to the words on the page. Corey is a journeyman painter by trade and has over 15 years’ experience in the Construction industry. He is a talented musician, an enthusiastic reader and committed supporter of young people. He loves sharing his talents and dynamic vocal ability with his Church and wider community. He is passionate about encouraging and uplifting others and working with youth. He lives in Solano County with his wife of more than 18 years and their family.
Treasurer, David Huntoon, is a licensed, self-employed CPA and Financial Advisor and has been headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island for 10 years. He was formerly a CPA with Leonelli & Vicario Ltd, KPMG and a Real Estate Broker with Abbott Properties and ReMax Preferred. David has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the RI Society of CPAS (RISCPA). He is associated with several non-profits including the RI Ovarian Cancer Alliance, Jess's Dream, Bethany Rose Cyr Memorial Foundation and has coached Little League, RI Babe Ruth Baseball and New England AAU Baseball for 8 years.
Secretary - Barbara Bowen is an independent Literacy Consultant. A former public educator in all grades K-12 and including community college and adult education, Barbara brings years of experience to curriculum planning, instruction, assessments and teacher training. She holds a Master of Science in Reading Education, and has (for 36 years) instructed students of all ages in New York, Maryland and Rhode Island. Currently Barbara Bowen contracts with state and regional programs for literacy development, and makes time for a number of interests including gardening, traveling and church. As a reading and literacy specialist, Barbara's guidance is invaluable as the organizational consultant to Project Read and REAP the Rewards!
Cristen Adams is a practicing optometrist providing primary care Optometry to adults and children in Pasadena, CA. She completed her Optometric studies at the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry soon after completing her Bachelor of Science degree at Pennsylvania State University. She has a passion for education, particularly in the areas of health and nutrition, and strongly believes that patient education is the MOST important part of any medical exam in order for individuals to have a more active role in their healthcare and treatment. Cristen enjoys music, movies, food, and world travel. She loves watching and playing basketball and is an avid recycler.
Marcia Brown is a Regional Director with The John Stewart Company, having over 38 years’ experience in housing supervision and administration. She currently oversees the operation of multi-unit residential complexes which receive federal, state, and municipal funding and assists owners with various re-syndication and housing acquisitions. Ms. Brown is responsible for developing and implementing site-specific polices, while also advising property owners, non-profit housing development corporations, for-profit partnerships, and cooperative corporations.
Jimmy Woodard is a Business Development Representative at Salesforce, a leading technology company that helps other companies better connect with their customers through a variety of software solutions. At Salesforce, Jimmy's role involves generating new business through outreach to prospective and current customers. Jimmy has over 5 years experience in sales and over 2 years experience in the technology sector. He has always had a passion for next-generation technology, whether that be artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, virtual reality, or augmented reality. He is a graduate of both UC Berkeley and USC Law School, and in his spare time you can find him reading, working out, traveling the globe, or watching way too many sports games.
Natalie Woodard is a proud mother of two college-educated young men. She is a passionate advocate for child and adult education having volunteered in school PTA activities and local non-profit adult literacy programs over the years. These experiences gave her a deep appreciation of grass-root efforts to provide educational awareness and opportunities to under-served communities. Born in New York and raised in San Juan, PR, she learned early about the importance of reading and education from her mother who was an educator for 40 years. Currently the Operations Manager at Chevron, she's worked in engineering, regulatory, health, safety, and environmental compliance, project and quality management, financial and business risk analysis/management, auditing and process improvement facilitation over her 30-year career. With strong interpersonal skills, she has a history of leading problem-solving and decision-making teams focused on increasing organizational capability and effectiveness, managing change and improving business processes. Natalie has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and lives in Castro Valley with her husband James. Natalie is actively engaged in planning and coordinating fund-development options to increase financial and in-kind resources.