BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF
Board of Directors
Our board drives the mission of South County Housing. They’re a model for our commitment to economically diverse neighborhoods and they are partners in working with the communities we serve.
Douglas Kuerschner, CHAIRPERSON
Joseph M. Postigo, VICE CHAIRPERSON
Principal, JMP Construction Services
Maria Skoczylas, BOARD SECRETARY
School Teacher, Retired
J. Allen Hayes, TREASURER
Insurance Agent / Broker
Augie Bertao, DIRECTOR
Principal, Bertao Real Estate Group
Sandra Fishler, DIRECTOR
Barbara Mendoza, DIRECTOR
Retired Manager, State of California, EDD
Andy Payne, DIRECTOR
Real Estate Broker, Manzanita Mortgage
Roger Wong, DIRECTOR
Retired City Manager
Dennis Lalor, President / CEO
Dennis Lalor has been with South County Housing since 1986 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1997. In his current position, he has overseen the expansion of the corporation’s California service area from south Santa Clara County into San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz counties serving urban and rural communities in some of the least affordable and difficult to develop areas of the country. He began his career in community development at South County Housing as Housing Rehab Program Manager, and later served as Single-Family Program Director and Housing Development Director. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University. Mr. Lalor sits on the boards and advisory committees of several organizations, including the California Coalition for Rural Housing, National Rural Housing Coalition, Neighborhood Capital Corporation, and the Rural Advisory Committee of LISC.
John Cesare, CFO
John Cesare became Chief Financial Officer in May 2007. He began his career as an international tax lawyer in New York City, after which he was Director of International Tax at Seagate Technology, Scotts Valley, and later Assistant Treasurer at McAfee Inc., Santa Clara. John holds a B.S. Degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, combined Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degrees from Syracuse University, and a Master of Laws degree in taxation from New York University’s School of Law.