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 meetings. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email kiwanski@housingcatalyst.com the day before the meeting for a link to log on.

Housing Catalyst Development Committee Meetings:

Meetings are held on the first Monday of every other month from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom meetings. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email jnixon@housingcatalyst.com for a link to log on.

Housing Catalyst Finance Committee Meetings:

These meetings are held quarterly. Our next meeting is not scheduled yet.
This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom meetings. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email kiwanski@housingcatalyst.com the day before the meeting for a link to log on.

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

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.

Cathy Mathis, Chairperson
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.

Jennifer Wagner, Vice-Chairperson
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, 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.

Villages, Ltd. Board of Directors Meetings

These meetings are held every other month on the second Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. Meetings in 2021 will be held in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom meetings. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email kiwanski@housingcatalyst.com the day before the meeting for a link to log on.

Current Board of Directors

  • Jake Arnold, President
  • Mary M. Davis, JD, MEd, Vice-President
  • Anne Harding, Director
  • Lizette Mill, Treasurer/Secretary
  • Anne Nelsen, Director
  • Karis Schneider, Director

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

These meetings are held every other month on the first Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Meetings in 2021 will be held in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

This is a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom meetings. If you would like to attend as a guest, please email kiwanski@housingcatalyst.com the day before the meeting for a link to log on.

Current Wellington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners

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