Building Communities. Fulfilling Dreams

Board Officers



Juliana Diaz- Smith   Michael J. Brabo   


Educator and bilingual reading specialist, retired from a teaching career with the Desert Sands Unified School District.

  Vice President

Managing Partner and Founder of Brabo & Carlsen, LLP, Michael Brabo specializes in accounting, tax consulting and forensic, estate and professional trustee services. 


Julie Bornstein   Richard Levine   


Current Executive Director, Julie Bornstein is a former California Assemblywoman and former State Director of Housing and Community Development. She has served on numerous public boards and commissions dealing with affordable housing.


Dick Levine was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2012. He is a retired commercial bank executive officer. Dick has forty years experience with national and community banks. His banking career was spent in the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley.



Board Members

Juan Muñoz   Sylvia Montenegro      Michael Kiner 
Board Member

Employed by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, Juan Muñoz also serves on the Las Palmeras Homeowners Association board of directors.


Founding Board Member 

Devoted to community, this homemaker has served as City of Coachella Mayor and Council Member, Coachella Valley Girls Club Board Member and Coachella Valley Unified School District Trustee 

 Board Member

Architect, Business Owner 



Scott Darrell 
  Stuart L. Leviton, Esq.    Gordon Countryman  
Board Member

An Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work where he teaches social policy, advocacy, coaching, and professional leadership courses.

  Board Member

An attorney in Palm Springs and Los Angeles whose practice focuses on civil litigation, business advice and counsel (primarily employment law, real estate, and contracts), and basic estate planning


Board Member 

 Retired Veteran, CVHC Self Help Home Builder









Dr. Inez Suarez, DDS


Angela Young

  Art Valdez

Board Member 

Founder of Del Pueblo Dental Office, a general dental practice devoted to Coachella Valley families and residents. Dr. Suarez is a CVHC Mutual Self-Help homeowner.


Board Member 

Surgical Dental assistant with a Palm Desert dental practice and Mutual Self-Help homeowner.


Board Member 

Retired, City planner/ building inspections