Director of Housing Preservation
With over 15 years of experience in housing and community development, Jerry leads the preservation of affordable housing efforts here at Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area. His experience goes beyond building science—he’s an expert in supporting underserved communities like aging homeowners and persons with disabilities. He is the co-developer of “Safe Home, Healthy Home”, the falls prevention aging module, created for the National Council on Aging - Aging Mastery Program. This program is currently deployed to senior and community centers across the nation. Jerry is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, which is a designation through the National Association of Home Builders, and actively serves on aging advisory councils including Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging.
Prior to his career in housing, Jerry spent over a decade as a senior business process consultant for an enterprise software developer. His prior experience has been fundamental to the development and deployment of housing preservation efforts here at Habitat. His vast knowledge of housing and program development experience goes beyond Fresno and Madera counties, as his efforts have been highlighted by Habitat for Humanity International. Additionally, he served on the advisory committee for Accessibility Standards for Habitat for Humanity International, which will drive strategic direction for all Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide.
His commitment to revitalization is not only professional, but spills into his personal life as well. When he’s not serving the community, Jerry spends his spare time restoring his 1930s Taylor-Wheeler home here in Fresno with his wife, two children, and dog.
When asked what he enjoys most about being a part of Habitat, Jerry responded, “Habitat allows me to be a conduit for positive change in my community. As a father, the greatest gift I can give to my children is a legacy of positive and impactful community service.”