Regional Manager, Community Development
Inland areas of California, including the Central Valley and Sacramento
Leilani leads multi-sector collaborations to overcome community development problems by building on local assets in the inland areas of California, including the Central Valley and Sacramento. Her work includes Healthy Communities initiatives, cross-sector strategies, and innovative investment approaches. Through public/private/community-based partnerships, Leilani helps low- and moderate-income communities and families with workforce development, affordable housing, health, education, economic development, financial services, and small business and rural development.
Leilani’s past experience includes having managed the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency’s Section 8 (HCV) program, benefiting 12,000 low-income families. Leilani has also worked as a consultant to Cities and Counties throughout California, and she has an extensive background in private real estate development, including transit-oriented, infill, mixed-use development, affordable housing, and master-planned communities. Leilani has served on a City Planning Commission, local housing advisory commission, technical advisory boards, and on the Sacramento County Children’s Coalition. Leilani has held a California real estate broker’s license. She received a B.A. from Brown University and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley. She is based in Davis.