Building homes, growing opportunities
“One person without a home in our community is too many. At a time when far too many people across our region don’t have a place to call home, I’m proud to be a part of an organization that has the resources, track record and talent to move the needle on this crisis. MidPen’s goal of doubling production of new homes by 2020 inspires me to bring my very best to this work.”
With a commitment to excellence, an eye for innovation, a compassionate spirit, and an inspiring management style, Jan is well known as one of Northern California’s most admired affordable housing leaders. Since joining MidPen in 2009, she has overseen the construction of more than 3,200 affordable homes and as Chief Real Estate Development Officer, leads MidPen’s 40+ member development team who’s currently stewarding a pipeline of more than 25 development projects that will produce an additional 3,000 homes.
Recognized by the San Francisco Business Times in 2017 as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Real Estate”, Jan’s expertise in housing and community development is widely sought. She currently sits on the boards of the California Coalition for Rural Housing, SV@Home and Build it Green. Prior to MidPen, Jan held executive posts at South County Housing and the Santa Clara County Housing Authority. In her free time, you’ll likely find Jan running along the beach near her coastal home, knitting a hat for a friend, making her famous jam or enjoying time with her family.
FUN FACT: Jan began her career as a community organizer, registering voters in Utica, NY. It was here that she met her husband, Dave, who owned a pizzeria in town. To this day, Jan and Dave enjoy treating friends and family to their gourmet, homemade pizza.