HomeAid Orange County (May 2015)—Three new directors have been elected to serve on the board of directors of HomeAid Orange County, created in 1989 by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, is the only community based organization that has successfully developed 53 building and renovating housing projects throughout Orange County, as well as across the entire homeless Continuum of Care spectrum, providing facilities that range from emergency shelters, to transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing.
The new directors are Jasvina Gill of p11creative, Mike McMillan of the Tri Pointe Group and Mark Kiner of Bassenian Lagoni. Members may serve two three-year terms on the board of directors.
Jasvina Gill is a marketing professional with 25 years of experience in the real estate sector. She has extensive experience in marketing master planned communities as well urban and infill housing. She currently serves as Vice President for p11creative in Newport Beach, California. Jasvina has been actively involved with HomeAid Orange County for 15 years including volunteering on the committees for Project Playhouse and HomeAid Essentials.When asked why she agreed to join the board of directors, she replied “I am passionately concerned and committed to finding a way to ease and end homelessness in Orange County. I have volunteered on various committees benefiting HomeAid OC and felt it was time to join the mother ship.”
Jasvina lives in Orange County with her husband, two children and family dog named Pippin.
Mike McMillen, Vice President of TRI Pointe Group, has spent the past 25 years in the homebuilding industry.With his experience, Mike has been instrumental with developing large master planned communities as well as successfully processing entitlements on complex projects in both Northern and Southern California.He graduated with a BS degree in Construction Management from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked previously for William Lyon Homes.Mike has been involved with HomeAid OC through his involvement on the Board with the Building Industry Association, Orange County chapter, which has allowed him to witness the tremendous impact HomeAid OC is having in Orange County being launched 26 years ago.When asked why he agreed to join the board, Mike responded "There is a deep calling in my life to serve and love on those whom are misunderstood, lost and broken, these are the homeless.They need people to hear their stories in order to give them true hope that effect's real change. This is my desire to volunteer."
Mike lives in Orange County with his wife and three children.
Mark Kiner, AIA, Principal of Bassenian Lagoni, a graduate of California Polytechnic University, has employed his talents working on projects from entry level housing to large scale resorts in the United States and the Pacific Rim. Today, Mark is a registered architect in 10 states. Mark spent much of his career designing homes and destination resorts throughout the United States, Middle East and Pacific Rim. Currently Mark is one of a team leading the international design effort at Bassenian Lagoni, while also managing key client relationships in the domestic market because of his expertise in multifamily architecture and senior housing design. On top of his professional career, Mark has been volunteering his time and talents towards HomeAid projects for 19 years including working on Mary’s Shelter and two developments for Mercy House: Emmanuel House and San Miguel Residences.
When asked why he agreed to join the board of directors, he stated “This is a wonderful opportunity to continue giving back to the community that I have lived in all my life. Expanding that reach from single projects to the large community is a great gift.”
Mark lives in Orange County with his wife, he has three grown boys and four grandchildren.
Tom Doyle, HomeAid Orange County’s Board President shared that, “Adding Jasvina, Mike and Mark to the board, a volunteer position, is a big win for HomeAid Orange County. We are very productive with limited resources which is a common theme for many nonprofits so we need members willing to roll up their sleeves and do what needs to be done. I applaud their passion and commitment to HomeAid’s mission of ending homelessness and their willingness to give their time, talents and themselves to this very worthy cause as a nonprofit Board member.”
HomeAid Orange County is the founding chapter of a national non-profit organization with the vision and purpose to end homelessness. Through its mission of building new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach, HomeAid, develops housing, advocates and provides service in the community to the homeless. For more information, please visit www.homeaidoc.org.