The Team

Anh Nguyen​

Anh Nguyen serves as Senior Staff Accountant, responsible for accounting, grants, payroll, audit and tax preparation & filing.

Cassi Haiden

Cassi Haiden serves as the Grants & Operations Manager and is the liaison between Homeful and its charity partners. She manages grant requests, reporting, research and compliance, and identifies new funding opportunities.

Gabrielle Angeles

Gabrielle Angeles is the Staff Accountant for Homeful, she is responsible for reconciling and tracking, the participating properties, opt-outs and title activity.

Jodi Duke

Jodi Duke is the Administrative Coordinator, responsible for coordinating participation and enrollment in Homeful. She also works with the legal team on documentation, participating builders on reporting and general communication.

Melissa Beck

Melissa Beck serves as Executive Director and oversees: Strategy, Board Relations & Recruitment, Grants, Technology, Marketing, Business Development, Communications, Operations and Finance.

Board of Directors

Jeff Roos


Jeff Roos is the Western Regional President for Lennar Corporation. He began his career with Lennar in 1995, when he started and led the Orange County division that served as the foundation for Lennar’s entrance into California. At that time, he was responsible for all homebuilding activities, financial restructuring and the subsequent sale of Bramalea CA to Lennar.

Mr. Roos founded the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation, which was the predecessor for Australia’s Homes for Homes program, as well as the Homeful Foundation in the United States. He also serves on the boards of HomeAid America, The Orangewood Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area and is also involved in a number of charities based overseas.

He currently resides in Newport Beach, CA with his wife Valerie and is the father of two grown daughters Marissa and Briana.

Lucy Dunn


Lucetta “Lucy” Dunn is president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council (OCBC). OCBC serves its business investors and the Orange County community in leadership and advocacy to enhance the county’s economic development and quality of life through its efforts to increase workforce housing, improve workforce development and maintain adequate infrastructure.

Before joining the Business Council, Dunn was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Dunn’s position included oversight for administering the state’s housing law, finance, rehabilitation and community development programs. In the private sector, she served as Executive Vice President of Hearthside Homes, a division of California Coastal Communities, one of Southern California’s premiere home builders.

Dunn received the California State Legislature “Woman of the Year 1997” for her civic involvement, influence and participation in public policy task forces. In 2001, she served as the first woman president in the 80-year history of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. In 2005, she received CBIA’s “D. Gregg Brown Award” for her work advocating for housing and homeownership.

Dunn is admitted to practice law before the California State Bar, the federal bar and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has also been a director, advisor and member of scores of non-profit organizations including the Building Industry Legal Defense Foundation and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. Dunn is the mother of two sons and resides in Coto de Caza.

Scott Jackson


Mr. Jackson concentrates in real-estate law and is a founding shareholder of Jackson Tidus. He chairs the common interest subdivision group of the firm, which has created over 1,000 community associations.

Mr. Jackson has authored several books and articles including two chapters in California Condominium and Planned Development Practice, published by the California State Bar. He also co-authored the book entitled Condominiums and Cooperatives with the Assistant Attorney General of the State of New York, and he co-authored the textbook Business Condominiums published by the National Association of Home Builders.

A past president of the National Community Associations Institute, Mr. Jackson is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and a charter member of the Board of Governors of the College of Community Association Attorneys. In addition, he is a member of the Homeowner Association Dispute Resolution Task Force of the California Building Industry Association and a member of the CBIA Committee on Master Planned Communities.

Carol Lindstrom​

Carol Lindstrom has recently retired as vice chairman of Deloitte LLP, where she led strategic relationship management, and was also president of the Deloitte Foundation. She was a member of the Deloitte & Touche Board of Directors for six years and served on the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) Global Board of Directors for eight years. She now serves as a special advisor at Carrick Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses.

Lindstrom held many management and client leadership positions during her Deloitte career, including managing director of global strategic relationship clients in the United States; managing director of Deloitte’s e-business unit,; managing director of the Americas technology practice; managing director of the San Francisco and Orange County practices; and lead advisory and client service partner for many significant clients. She joined the firm in 1995 after having served as a partner at Andersen Consulting for many years. Lindstrom also serves on the not-for-profit board of the Workday Foundation, and recently completed an 8-year commitment on the board of UCLA Anderson School. Based in Silicon Valley, she received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Todd Henderson

Todd is an award winning professional with 25 years of experience in the creative services industry. Currently the President and co-founder of INK, an integrated brand and marketing firm in Irvine, CA. Todd has built a reputation as a creative and strategic advisor to some of the country’s most recognized and respected companies helping strengthen brands like Dell Software, TimeWarner Cable, Yokohama Tire, Shea Homes, Hoag Hospital, NextVR, Guidance Software, Baja Fresh and Legendary Pictures enabling them to better position their brands and grow their businesses.

Prior to founding INK in 2007, Todd served as a creative executive for firms such as Viant, Fuse, iXL, and DreamWorks SKG and remains deeply involved in the creative community. Todd currently serves as a board member of Base11 and has previously held board and advisory-level seats at The Festival of Children and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley where he has actively supported the clubs’ efforts both personally and professionally since 2011.

Todd and his wife of 23 years, Katherine, live in Ladera Ranch and have two sons; Jack and Charlie, both students of JSerra catholic High School.

Chris Leavell

As chief operating officer, Chris Leavell has overseen the day-to-day operations for First American Title Insurance Company’s domestic businesses since December 2011. A proven leader, he has served in a number of roles since joining the company and has been credited with improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of several of the company’s divisions over the years, including mortgage services, national production services, offshore, and default.

Leavell began his career with First American’s Lenders Advantage Division in 1997 as general manager of the California division. He was then quickly promoted to president of eAppraiseIT in 1999. After being appointed president of the Default Information Services Group in 2005, he reorganized the company’s default businesses in time for the company to take full advantage of the real estate cycle at that time. In addition, he is credited with taking the default group into other asset-backed categories with the formation of the company’s Subordinate Lien Outsourcing group. Most recently, Leavell had served as executive vice president and division president with responsibility for the company’s lender-focused title business, national production services, and companywide offshore strategy and execution.

Prior to joining First American, Leavell held various managerial and finance positions at Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Company and Countrywide. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.

Advisory Council

Emile Haddad​

Emile Haddad is FivePoint’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Haddad leads the executive team that manages FivePoint’s communities.

Haddad cofounded FivePoint in 2009 and has headed it since then. Previously, Haddad served as the Chief Investment Officer of Lennar, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, where he was in charge of the company’s real estate investments and asset management. In this capacity, he led the acquisition, capitalization and development of The Great Park Neighborhoods, Newhall Ranch and The San Francisco Shipyard.

Haddad serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of California, Irvine Foundation. He sits on the Real Estate Advisory Boards of the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a member of the University of Southern California’s Price Planning Program Advisory Board and the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate Executive Committee. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of PBS So-Cal and Claremont Graduate University.

Peter Simon​

Peter Simons joined HomeAid America (HAA) as CEO in March of 2013. Prior to joining HAA, Mr. Simons spent 20 years as a homebuilder, the bulk of it with Beazer Homes, one the nation’s ten largest homebuilders. Mr. Simons’ roles at Beazer included Colorado Division President (at which time he served on HomeAid Colorado’s Board of Directors for over ten years), Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Beazer’s Corporate office in Atlanta, and initially as Director of Operations for Lokelani Homes, the Hawaii Division of Beazer.

Mr. Simons graduated from the Yale School of Management in 1989 with an MBA. Before earning his MBA, Mr. Simons worked on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for five years, serving as Sr. Legislative Aide to Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. Mr. Simons earned a BA from Yale University in 1982, majoring in Economics and Political Science.