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.
Patrick Harris, M.B.A., CPA
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 currently serves on 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.
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.
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.
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.
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