Eden Housing Board of Directors Welcomes Two New Members - Li and Chaudhry

On Lok's Grace Li and SVEF's Muhammed Chaudhry Bring Experience, Energy



Nathan Ho, Policy & Communications Manager
(510) 247-8193, nho@edenhousing.org(link sends e-mail)

Hayward, CA—February 2, 2015—Grace Li, COO of On Lok Lifeways, and Muhammed Chaudhry, CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), have been elected to Eden Housing’s Board of Directors.

“We are so grateful for the time and commitment that Grace and Muhammed are willing to give to Eden, and the issues we are trying to tackle,” said Linda Mandolini, Eden’s President. “Having worked with both Grace and Muhammed on many initiatives, we are looking forward to adding their expertise and perspective to our already impressive board.”

Ms. Li has been with On Lok since 2001, responsible for the strategic planning and operational activities of On Lok’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She has led On Lok’s growth and expansion activities including partnerships with senior housing sites and services, including with Eden Housing at Cottonwood Place in Alameda County. Li also serves locally on the NICOS Board of Directors and Providence Condominium Association and on the National PACE Association Board.

As President and CEO of SVEF, Mr. Chaudhry has forged strong partnerships with industry and education communities to develop innovative programs to support public education. Chaudhry serves on the board of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. He is also on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee.

Li and Chaudhry join Eden’s current Board members including Chair John Gaffney, Director Business Operations, Ruckus Wireless; Vice Chair Timothy Silva Sr., Senior Vice President, Regional Director of Community Development, Wells Fargo; Treasurer Kathleen Hamm, Economic Consultant; Secretary Pauline Weaver, Retired Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County; Jim Kennedy, Consultant and Former Redevelopment Director, Contra Costa County; Doug Kuerschner, Real Estate Agent, Caldwell Banker Realty; Janet Lockhart, Superintendent, Dublin Enrichment Academy and former Mayor of Dublin; Joe Postigo, Principal, JMP Construction Services; Nicholas Randall, Executive Vice President, DynEd International; Timothy Reilly, Senior Vice President - Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking, Umpqua Bank; Ilene Weinreb, Former Mayor of Hayward; Calvin Whitaker, Sales Associate, Better Homes Realty; and Bill Vandenburgh, Director Emeritus, Retired Professor of Physical Education, Former Executive Dean, California State University of Hayward.

“We welcome Grace and Muhammed to the Board,” said Eden Board Chair John Gaffney. “Eden Housing is grateful for the enthusiasm they bring, and we look forward to working together with them towards our shared goal of better opportunities for all.”


About Eden Housing

In its 47 years of service throughout Northern California, non-profit Eden Housing, Inc. has provided a home for more than 65,000 people. Hayward-based Eden Housing is the long-term owner-operator of its developments, and is committed to preserving and maintaining its buildings as community assets and supporting residents with a range of services. Since the organization’s beginnings in 1968, Eden Housing has developed or acquired more than 7,800 homes and 61,100 square feet of adjoining commercial/retail space in more than 120 properties. Eden has more than 7,500 apartments in its property management portfolio and provides access to supportive resident services programs at 100% of its communities. For more information about Eden Housing, visit www.edenhousing.org.


Release Date: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Date Updated: 
Friday, March 27, 2015

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