Kelly Evans
Executive Director

“Home is where my family helps one another grow and be the best we can be.”

Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor since 2012, Kelly Evans is a licensed social worker with over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience. She is driven by work which improves access to opportunities so people can achieve their full potential. In 2018, she completed Neighborworks America’s Achieving Excellence executive education program. Since joining N2N, Kelly has worked with the board and staff towards the sustainable expansion of both staffing levels and wages. She led N2N through a successful merger with a local nonprofit organization and the acquisition of nine affordable units for individuals with disabilities who formerly experienced homelessness. She also oversaw the rapid expansion of emergency rent and housing stability services to meet the growing community needs due to the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. More recently, Kelly led the agency through an intensively planned renovation project to ensure N2N’s affordable apartment homes remain safe, healthy, and comfortable – for decades to come. This project also included an expansion of N2N’s Community Building, now known as the Housing Hub, providing new and dynamic spaces that allow for greater engagement with clients, supporters, and partners.

We work so everyone can have opportunity and access to stable housing, because home is the foundation for success. 

Meet the team

We are passionate about home

Jenny Maeda
Deputy Director

“Home is a safe, comfortable place I share with my family.  It is a place to be the best version of yourself and help those you love to do the same.”

Janese Lesoing
Director of Financial Programs

“Home means always having a place to take refuge after a hard day, a place to celebrate the good days, and a place to set intentions at the start of a new day.”

Christy Hayes, MPA
Director of Housing Programs

“Home is the place where a person feels safest and loved. A place where people come together to enjoy each other’s company and rest. Home is the place you feel you most belong.”

Brooke Cunningham

Brooke Cunningham
Director of Philanthropy

“Home means always having a place to take refuge after a hard day, a place to celebrate the good days, and a place to set intentions at the start of a new day.”

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Josh Johnson
Finance Manager

Home is where you can gather with family and friends and share life’s memories.”

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Miranda Minton
Senior Homeownership Manager

“Home is the center for rejuvenation, cultivation of life, a refuge from the world and nourishment for the soul. Home is family, warmth, and happiness.”

Sylvia Gandarilla
Property Manager

Staff Directory

Housing Solutions Team

Katrina Cave
Housing Specialist

Ally Johnson
Bilingual Housing Specialist

Matthew McKenrick
Housing Specialist

Tiffany Montelongo
Housing Solutions Manager

Micah Neatherlin
Housing Specialist

Leonela Runnels
Bilingual Housing Specialist

Lincoln Rzonca
Housing Specialist

Illeana Sabbagh
Housing Solutions Supervisor

Jessi Wood
Housing Solutions Supervisor

Property Team

Sylvia Gandarilla
Property Manager

Christy Hayes, MPA
Director of Housing Programs

Jessica Hazlett
Resident Housing Coordinator

Tony Pastrana
Maintenance Technician

Rachel Seidner
Community Development Coordinator

Alan Simon
Lead Maintenance Technician

Homeownership Team

Robert Ballantine
Homeownership Supervisor

Jacob Butterfield
Homeownership Assistance Advisor

Chantel Gallegos
Bilingual Homeownership Advisor

Annette Hoyt-Romero
Homeownership Advisor

Janese Lesoing
Director of Financial Programs

Miranda Minton
Senior Homeownership Manager

Cynthia Santos
Bilingual Homeownership Advisor

Morgan Stratton
Homeownership Supervisor

Miguel Triste
Bilingual Homeownership Assistance Advisor

Elsa Turner
Homeownership Assistance Fund Supervisor

Alexandra (“Lexi) Valenti
Homeownership Supervisor

Administration Team

Kelly Boros
Communications & Public Relations Strategist

Steph Campbell 
Admin & Accounting Assistant

Brooke Cunningham
Director of Philanthropy

Kelly Evans
Executive Director

Misti Gonzales
Operations Coordinator

Josh Johnson
Finance Manager

Bobbie Kay
Grants & Finance Admin

Jenny Maeda
Deputy Director

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