Pamela E Stroud
The Pamela E. Stroud Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Affordable Housing Industry is AHMA-NCH’s highest honor. The award is open to all levels and types of professionals who have made significant contributions to the affordable housing industry. It is named in honor of Pamela E. Stroud one of the founders of AHMA-NCH and NAHMA and AHMA-NCH president in 1984. The award is for a combination of lifetime achievement in the industry coupled with demonstrated “community caring” as exemplified by Pamela E. Stroud’s career. Past recipients include: Fran Wagstaff, Iris M. Cochlan, John Stewart, Arthur F. Evans, Robert H. Baida, Mary Murtagh, Janet Browder, Merrill Clum and Don Stump.
Congratulations to the 2014 winner, Don Falk, Executive Director of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Don Falk began his tenure as Executive Director of TNDC in October, 2005. As TNDC’s Director of Housing Development for the prior 11 years, he played a principal role in guiding the organization through a period of profound growth as our portfolio of properties increased from nine to 23 buildings. Prior to TNDC, Don worked for 10 years at Jubilee West, a nonprofit housing organization based in West Oakland, where he served as Director of Housing Development, Deputy Director, and Co-Executive Director. Don earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA with honors in Economics and Urban Studies from Oberlin College. Don was appointed to the national Network Advisory Board of Enterprise Community Partners, a network of Executive Directors who share best practices in developing and operating affordable housing. On the regional and city level, he participates as a member of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association Housing Policy Task Force and CCHO Transition Committee. He is the past president of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California, on whose board he served for seven years.