Housing Catalyst Board of Commissioners

Housing Catalyst is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Fort Collins City Council. Our Board of Commissioners is comprised of community leaders with nonprofit and real estate experience who care passionately about our community and neighborhoods.

Board of Commissioners Meetings:

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
1715 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins

Housing Catalyst Development Committee Meetings:

1st Monday of every month from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
1715 W. Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins

Housing Catalyst Finance Committee Meetings:

Tuesday, February 25th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
April- Date TBD
Tuesday, July 21st, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20th, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

1715 W. Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins

Board Contact Information

If you would like to contact one of our Commissioners, please contact Julie Brewen and she will assist you.
jbrewen@housingcatalyst.com; 970-416-2910

Current Board of Commissioners

Nicole Staudinger, Chair
Nicole Staudinger is President of FirstBank’s Northern Colorado Market. Nicole has worked extensively on the Affordable Housing Committee for FirstBank Holding Company. Nicole also serves on the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce board and the northern Colorado chapter of Junior Achievement.

Cathy Mathis, Vice-Chair
Cathy Mathis is a project manager with the Birdsall Group, a Berthoud-based land planning/ landscape architecture firm. She previously served on the board of directors for Housing Catalyst’s affiliate, Villages, Ltd. She also serves on the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce board, as well as Front Range Community College’s Advisory Committee for drafting and design.

David Bye, Commissioner
David Bye is a retired attorney from Colorado Legal Services in 2010. David has extensive experience in federally subsidized housing matters and landlord/tenant relations. David was previously a member of the Neighbor to Neighbor Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low income housing.

Emily Gorgol, Commissioner
Emily serves as a representative for District 6 on the Fort Collins City Council. She works at The Family Center/La Familia as a Special Projects Manager, overseeing projects that address critical concerns in our community, such as the preservation and protection of affordable housing. She serves as a member of the City of Fort Collins Women’s Commission and is a volunteer nutrition teacher for the Larimer County Human Services Department.

Ann Green, Resident Commissioner
Ann Green has a background in nursing and mental health with a focus on gerontology, and her work has emphasized client services in several industries. Ann’s heartfelt understanding our elderly and disabled citizens’ needs brings a valuable perspective to the board as it continually looks for ways to build strong communities that support individual well-being.

Jennifer Wagner, Commissioner
Jennifer is a life-long Fort Collins resident who is passionate about housing and has focused her career on the Northern Colorado real estate and finance industries.  Jennifer has specialized in residential construction lending for the last 12 years.  She has served on several other community and regional boards and organizations.

Hep Wilkins, Commissioner
Hep Wilkins began his real estate career in Fort Collins in 1973. He has been a member of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors since then, has served two terms as a director and has served on a number of committees. He also spent four years as a mortgage banker. Hep has received a Certified Residential Specialist designation through the National Association of Realtors. He previously served on the board of directors for Housing Catalyst’s affiliate, Villages, Ltd.

Villages Board of Directors

Villages, Ltd., established in 1982 as the Fort Collins Housing Corporation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to acquire, develop and preserve affordable housing. Leadership, advocacy and policies governing operations are vested in the Board of Directors, and each board member brings a unique skill set to the team.

Villages Board of Directors Meetings

February 11, April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13, December 8, 2020 at 7:30 am
1715 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins

Current Board of Directors

Jake Arnold, President
Jake is a highly-experienced commercial broker with a depth of industry knowledge. He specializes in providing brokerage services to owners, tenants, and investors. Jake began his real estate career in Sacramento, California, working with a national investment sale and capital markets firm. From there, he went on to work with a regional investment sales and consulting group in Portland where he represented commercial investment property buyers and sellers.

Mary M. Davis, JD, MEd, Vice-President
Mary is an accomplished attorney and mediator. She has excellent communication and analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to identify key issues and facilitate solutions. Mary has also served as Board Chair on the Housing Catalyst Board.  She is also an active community volunteer.

Anne Harding, Director
Anne is a data professional with a background in both the public and private sectors. With extensive experience serving in both professional and community organizations, she is particularly passionate about using data as a tool to promote equity and access in education, housing, and healthcare.

Lizette Mill, Treasurer/Secretary
is a retired software developer and technical consultant who has been active in community development since 1996, when she moved into a Fort Collins neighborhood she helped design and develop. Lizette is the treasurer of a small community-owned business and recently completed her second 3-year term as her HOA’s president.

Wellington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

The Wellington Housing Authority Board is responsible for  oversight of 42 federally subsidized public housing units, 15 of which are for seniors. Day-to-day management is provided by Housing Catalyst staff under a management agreement.

Wellington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Meetings

Board meetings are held quarterly. The 2020 schedule will soon be posted.

6:00 pm
3914 Roosevelt, Wellington

Current Wellington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

  • Mishie Daknis
  • John Evans
  • Sheri Lenz
  • Bob Novascone