Chief Executive Officer
Milo Peinemann leads American Family Housing with 15 years of experience in housing and homeless services, and brings an in-depth understanding of homeless services and housing policy and development, including real estate lending and investment, asset management of permanent supportive housing, the leasing and operations of supportive services for supportive housing and bridge housing, and real estate project management. As Chief Executive Officer, he drives the organization to fulfill its mission, overseeing all aspects of operations including development, finance, real estate, and program design and management. Milo holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California.
Senior Director of Residential Services
Since 2003 Carolina Cortazar has dedicated her life to the service of families and individuals suffering from poverty. As a social worker in a nursing home she assisted the elderly before joining the non-profit, LAMP Community in 2008. With LAMP, Carolina served as that organization’s Program Manager and Director of Supportive Housing. In 2014 she joined the team at American Family Housing as our Senior Director of Residential Services. Carolina’s strong analytical and record keeping skills, program development experience and dedication to housing the homeless have made her an invaluable member of our leadership team. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services.
Chief Development Officer
Steven Forry has been in the field of development for over 27 years, beginning with Scripps, La Jolla and extending through tenures at Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego and St. Joseph Health. His background includes consulting with Jerold Panas, Linzy and Partners and teaching development classes at UCI, OneOC and regional conferences for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As American Family Housing’s Senior Director of Development, Steven’s commitment to serving the less fortunate by raising awareness in the community and generating support for our mission has been remarkable! Steven holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University.
Director of Real Estate
Ryan Lehman has extensive experience in the affordable housing field, with particular expertise in developing supportive housing on complex urban sites in Southern California. With 20 plus years of real estate development experience, he most recently served as a Senior Project Manager at A Community of Friends, a developer of supportive housing based in Los Angeles. Ryan is passionate about innovative approaches that can improve the development process and result in beautiful, sustainable and cost effective developments. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Goshen College and a Master of Arts Degree from UCLA in Urban Planning.
Director of Property Management
Sean Theile has 14 years of experience in the real estate field and specializes in managing affordable housing communities. Before joining American Family Housing, Sean was the Director of Property Management for Solari Enterprises, Inc., managing affordable communities throughout the state of CA, from the early pre-development stages through their extended compliance periods and beyond. Born and raised in Los Angeles, and having attended California State University of Fresno, Sean has a strong passion for Southern California and recognizes the urgent need to provide quality housing for our growing homeless population. As AFH’s Director of Property Management, Sean is dedicated to an operation which provides quality housing and superior customer service to our Residents, and which creates a strong community where our residents can thrive.