Announcing EBHO’s Newest Board Members

On Wednesday, November 2, East Bay Housing Organizations held our annual membership meeting and celebration, where we celebrated three outgoing Board members and elected new leadership.

Thank you to our outgoing Board members Stevi Dawson, Woody Karp, and Ellen Wu for your six years of service to our community. You will be dearly missed.

We are also excited to welcome new leaders. Congratulations to Lauline Mitchell, Kevin Leichner, Peggy McQuaid, and Linda Coleman, East Bay Housing Organizations’ newly elected Board members!

Meet the Board member elects

Linda Coleman
Vice President of Resident Services, HumanGood

As the Vice President of Resident Services at HumanGood, Linda Coleman maintains and improves the quality of life for residents at California’s largest nonprofit provider of senior housing. Linda is certified in mediation for conflict resolution and was the recipient of the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award for Health Equity. She holds a B.S. in Social Science with a concentration in Business and Social Work from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master’s in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.   

Lauline Mitchell
Director of Pre-Construction, BBI Construction

Lauline Mitchell has more than twenty years experience in the construction industry, with a focus on affordable housing. As the Director of Pre-Construction at BBI Construction, she manages everything from cost estimates to purchasing to contract negotiations. Lauline is President of the National Association of Women in Construction. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Arizona.

Peggy McQuaid
Former City Councilmember, Albany

After two terms as an Albany City Councilmember, Peggy McQuaid is terming out in 2022. Peggy was raised in Albany, and she has devoted her life to her East Bay community. Peggy spent most of her career at the Albany Unified School District, where she worked as Pool Director. Peggy currently serves on the board of the Albany Education Foundation and the Albany Community Foundation. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Holy Names University.

Kevin Leichner
Vice President of Development, Housing Finance, & Acquisitions, Eden Housing

Kevin Leichner leads Eden Housing’s restructuring, resyndication, and rehabilitation program to ensure affordable housing is preserved for the long haul. Prior to working at Eden, Kevin worked at BRIDGE Housing. He worked in financing for the National Park Service for a decade and is a former Planning Commissioner for San Leandro. Kevin holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University. He also earned a B.A. in Architecture from the University of California Berkeley.