Director of Housing & Community Development Programs
Alicia joined CCRH in August 2015 as the Housing and Community Development Director. She carries the organization’s efforts throughout the San Joaquin Valley where she provides technical assistance to jurisdictions, community development corporations, and American Indian tribal communities. She is staff to the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative and she supports resident engagement through the Residents United Network. Statewide, Alicia helps facilitate the Rural Smart Growth Task Force, leads CCRH’s work on Cap and Trade, and is heading up CCRH’s new Manufactured Housing initiative.
Before joining CCRH, Alicia worked in San Diego launching resident civic engagement programs focused on infrastructure, affordable housing, and transportation advocacy. Alicia also worked in San Diego strengthening food systems through access and education to healthy foods and small business support for local growers. Alicia began her career in public health in HIV prevention and treatment strategies in Santa Cruz. She grew up in the rural foothills between the San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite National Park, and it was as a youth there that she first fell in love with community advocacy work.
Alicia holds a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies and Education from UC Santa Cruz.