Monica joined ELACC in January 2021, bringing with her two decades of affordable housing development experience. Monica has developed housing across the state, bringing more than 2,500 affordable housing units to completion through new construction and preservation projects at several California nonprofits, including Linc Housing, Abode Communities, Community Corporation of Santa Monica, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, Chinatown Community Development Center, and Peninsula Habitat for Humanity. Monica has worked on rental and ownership projects, rehabilitation, and new construction developments covering all stages of the development process. She loves the teamwork found in the affordable housing industry and the complex efforts that ultimately lead to homes for people in need. Monica attended law school at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley.
Adalia joined ELACC in 2018 as Vice President of Human Capital and COO. She oversees and provides direction to ELACC’s programming as it pertains to professional, programmatic, and campaign development. Adalia came to ELACC with nearly 15 years of experience in office management, including over a decade working at Enterprise Community Partners, bringing with her the capacity to effectively carry out multiple projects simultaneously. She has been instrumental in maintaining stable and efficient operations by improving our everyday processes and procedures, and implementing systems for ongoing assessment and evaluation. Adalia received her BS from California State University, San Bernardino.
Elba joined ELACC as a Housing Counselor in 2010. In her current role, she oversees ELACC’s asset-building programs, including its first-time homebuyer program, financial education and counseling, free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, peer lending circles, and ELACC’s work supporting local small businesses and street vendors. Elba also oversees the services provided at ELACC’s affordable housing portfolio. As an immigrant born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, she has used her lived experience to relate to community members seeking ELACC’s services and to develop culturally competent programs. Since joining ELACC, she advocated for consumer protections through her involvement in many coalitions such as the Stop the Debt Trap campaign. Elba currently serves as Board Secretary for the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) board of directors.
Ariel joined ELACC in February 2023, bringing over 7 years of experience in both nonprofit fundraising and social media. Ariel began her career in the nonprofit sector as a sophomore in college, working with the United Nations to create a psycho-social therapeutic model for the Rohingya Refugees. Simultaneously, she took on running World Information Transfer, an NGO in consultive status with the ECOSOC Council of the UN. When the pandemic hit, Ariel transitioned from refugee work to becoming Executive Director of a private grant-making foundation for animals – the RSO Foundation. Throughout all of the nonprofit work Ariel has done, she has developed expertise in social media algorithms and influencer marketing, helping over 30 nonprofits gain traction and recognition using this knowledge. Ariel has a BA in Cross Cultural Psychology of Ideologies from Tuft’s University with a minor in International Relations and Clinical Psychology.
Ilan joined ELACC in September 2020, bringing experience in finance, management, policy, and advocacy, as well as a passion for expanding economic opportunity and access to affordable housing. As Director of Finance, he oversees ELACC’s financial management and affordable housing asset management. Ilan began his career as a certified public accountant (CPA) with Deloitte’s LA audit practice. He led project teams conducting financial and operational audits for organizations of all sizes and sectors, specializing in government contracts. Ilan has since shifted his professional focus toward public service. He spent time as a campaign organizer, attended graduate school, and worked as a fellow for the LA Mayor’s Innovation Team, Partnership for LA Schools, City of LA Chief Procurement Officer’s team, and Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Ilan holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BS in Accounting & Finance with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona.