Housing Catalyst Board of Commissioners

Housing Catalyst is governed by a Board of Commissioners appointed by the City of 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:

These meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m.
This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom. If you would like to join as a guest, please email [email protected] the day before the meeting to request a Zoom link.

Housing Catalyst Development Committee Meetings:

Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom. If you would like to join as a guest, please email [email protected] the Friday before the meeting to request a Zoom link.

Housing Catalyst Finance Committee Meetings:

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from  3:30-5 p.m.
This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email [email protected] the day before the meeting to request a Zoom link.

Board Contact Information

If you would like to contact one of our Commissioners, please contact Julie Francis and she will assist you.
[email protected]; 970-416-2910

Current Board of Commissioners

David Bye, Commissioner
David Bye is a retired attorney who worked with Colorado Legal Services until 2010. He has extensive experience in federally subsidized housing matters and landlord/tenant relations. Bye was previously a member of the board of Neighbor to Neighbor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to moving individuals from homelessness towards homeownership.

Emily Francis, Commissioner
Emily Francis represents District 6 on the Fort Collins City Council and serves as Mayor Pro Tem. She is the Partnership and Grants Director at The Family Center/La Familia, overseeing projects that address critical concerns in our community, including the preservation and protection of affordable housing. She previously served as a member of the City of Fort Collins Women’s Commission and was a volunteer nutrition educator 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. Her professional experience focused on client services across several industries. Green’s heartfelt understanding of the needs of elderly and disabled citizens brings valuable perspective to the Board as it continually looks for ways to build strong communities that support individual well-being.

Cathy Mathis, Chairperson
Cathy Mathis is a partner with TB Group, an award-winning design studio providing excellence in landscape architecture, master planning, and illustration. She has more than 30 years of professional planning experience throughout Northern Colorado. Mathis previously served on the Board of Directors for Housing Catalyst’s affiliate, Villages, Ltd. She has also served on the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce board and Front Range Community College’s Advisory Committee for Drafting and Design.

Lizette Mill, Commissioner
A NAHRO Certified Commissioner, Lizette served on the Villages Ltd, board for three years. Lizette 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. She is the treasurer of a small community-owned business.

Jennifer Wagner, Vice-Chairperson
Jennifer Wagner is a life-long Fort Collins resident who is passionate about housing and has focused her career on Northern Colorado real estate and finance. Wagner specializes in residential construction lending and is currently a Senior Vice President for Bank of Colorado.  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, serving two terms as a director and on numerous committees. Wilkins received a Certified Residential Specialist designation through the National Association of Realtors and spent four years as a mortgage banker. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Housing Catalyst’s affiliate, Villages, Ltd.

Villages, Ltd. 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. The Villages, Ltd Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of 227 rental homes/apartments, which Housing Catalyst staff manage.

If you would like to join the Board of Directors meeting as a guest, please email [email protected] the day before the meeting to request a Zoom link.

Current Board Officers

  • Cathy Mathis, President
  • Jennifer Wagner, Vice President
  • Julie Brewen, Treasurer/Secretary

Wellington Community Housing Board

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 Community Housing Board Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly. Check the events listing for upcoming meetings.

This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email [email protected] the day before the meeting to request a Zoom link.

Current Wellington Community Housing Board Members

  • Mishie Daknis
  • John Evans
  • Amy Comstock-Combs
  • Bob Novascone