Executive Management Team

Anita U. Nelson, M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Anita Nelson is an innovative, energetic and visionary CEO with over twenty-five years of diverse experience working in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer of SRO Housing Corporation, she was the Director of Operations at the Los Angeles Free Clinic, where she managed a multi-disciplinary team that provided medical, dental, and social services to three sites. Anita also held the position of Regional Finance Manager at Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Southern California, where she was responsible for providing financial analysis and accounting support to the southern California region.

Anita Nelson received a Bachelor of Science, Finance and Business Economics from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration, Business Management from Pepperdine University. She is responsible for the overall management of the Corporation, including all fiscal and administrative management, compliance, and reporting.

Ms. Nelson joined SRO Housing in August 2003 as the CEO. With her experience she is able to understand the unique needs of a diverse organization such as SRO and has been able to lead the corporation to new degrees of success.

Patrick Harris, M.B.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Harris, Chief Financial Officer, reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the SRO Housing Corporation Executive Management Team.  As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, safeguarding, and operation of all accounting systems, in addition to directing the Information Technology staff in maintaining computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records to afford adequate accounting controls and services. 

Mr. Harris has extensive experience in working for both profit and non-profit organizations.  Prior to joining SRO Housing Corporation, Mr. Harris practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young & Company, and served as Vice President of Finance for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.  He also served as Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Urban League and served as President of the board of directors of Cal State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services. 

Mr. Harris received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and his Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University.  Mr. Harris is also a member of the University of Connecticut School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame.

Joseph Corcoran

Director of Planning and Housing Development

Joseph joined SRO Housing Corporation in April 2004. He has over 34 years of experience in Architecture, Construction and Affordable Housing Development. Prior to joining SRO Housing Corporation, Joseph worked with LA Family Housing as the Director of Project Management where he developed and completed affordable housing projects for families and single individuals throughout Southern California.

A Licensed General Contractor for the past 16 years, Joseph oversees, from conception to completion, all of SRO Housing Corporation's new construction projects, rehabilitation of existing properties and applications for development funding. In 2004 Joseph came to SRO Housing Corporation in the same capacity and brought his extensive and well rounded background to the table.

Ervin Munro, M.S.

Interim Director of Social Services

Ervin R. Munro has a Master’s degree in School Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has worked in the human services field for over 30 years as a licensed school psychologist, educator, director of social services, operations manager, and case manager in a variety of settings.

Ervin has worked with a wide range of populations including the homeless, persons with mental illnesses, substance users/abusers, elderly, homeless and runaway youth, immigrants, and persons affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition to serving as a school psychologist and educator, some of his accomplishments include Co-founder and Co-chair of the Case Management Task Force of Los Angeles County, as well as Co-founder of AIDS Project Los Angeles where he served as the first Acting Executive Director. Ervin has worked as a private Consultant and Trainer for numerous social service agencies and has received several awards and commendations for his workshops.

His responsibilities with SRO include overseeing and directing the daily operations and management of all supportive-housing programs, including case management for homeless and low-income individuals with specialty services for persons with disabilities, persons with HIV/AIDS, veterans, persons with mental illnesses, dual-diagnosed individuals, people in recovery, and the elderly. Other services include a socialization program, transportation services, money management program, food services (congregate meals and home-delivered meals), special events, and community activities.

Trena Rucker

Director of Human Resources

Trena holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and has over 15 years of experience as a Human Resources professional. Her expertise includes employee relations, recruitment and selection, compensation, safety administration, training, and organizational and policy development. Trena is an accomplished Human Resources Generalist and has worked for manufacturing, insurance, and software engineering firms. Prior to joining SRO Housing Corporation in February 2005, Trena was the Personnel Officer/Director for Kedren Community Health Center, a non-profit social services agency. Trena is responsible for supervising the members of the Human Resources Department, managing and overseeing all Human Resources functions for the agency, including employee relations, benefits administration, staff training and development, worker's compensation and policy development.

Steven Van Zile

Director of Property Management and Facilities

Steven has been in the Property Management industry since 1989. His career spans from Leasing Agent to Director. He has supervised portfolios of up to 4,000 units since 1999 and has led Property Management departments since 2004, managing just about every type of affordable and market rate building there is. Along the way, he has worked with a wide range of demographics.

He rejoined SRO Housing Corporation in 2014 after first working with the organization from 2004 – 2008.  In between, Steven led a successful urban lease-up, supervised up to 2,000 affordable units, created a new Property Management department for a national company, and was the first-ever Vice President of Property Management for an affordable developer much like SRO Housing.  Steven’s extensive experience includes working in non-profit and for-profit organizations with the appropriate balance to lead the Property Management Division.

Recent accomplishments and core strengths include unprecedented revenue increases, working with annual budgets of over $48M, working with Development on multiple acquisitions, developing staff, saving millions of operational dollars, instituting higher maintenance and janitorial standards, and conducting eight successful property lease-ups.

A Certified Property Manager, through the Institute of Real Estate Management, Steven is at the top of the industry.  His Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing as well as the benefit of having a Developer father, gives him a lifetime of education that he brings to SRO Housing Corporation. 

Board of Directors

Mr. Westley Sholes

Board Chairman

Mr. Alton Wright

Vice Chairman

Mr. Robert Pratt

Board Member

Ms. Crystal Breedlove

Advisory Board

Mr. Robert Mackin

Advisory Board

Ms. Andrea Jackson

Board Secretary


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