Milo PeinemannMilo Peinemann
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.

Marissa Norys
Senior Director of Development

Ms. Norys has served a majority of her career with non-profits, most recently with the University of California Irvine, where she engaged and cultivated key relationships with alumni and stakeholders.

Ryan Lehman
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.

Sean Theile
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.

Mary Ann Ross
Chief Program Officer

Dr. Mary Ann Ross holds has a Ph.D. in Psychology, a Master’s in Education, a B.A. in Criminal Justice/Social Work, and holds credentials/certifications in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Human Resources Management. Dr. Ross has twenty-five years of experience in Executive Management and expertise in the fields of Mental Health, Corrections, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Permanent and Supportive Housing and Nonprofit Management and Consulting. As an executive, Dr. Ross has directed the service continuum of organizations in the public and private sector, designed and directed multiple “landmark” social service programs, successfully wrote and secured state and federal grants, managed multi-million-dollar projects, monitored the compliance of state and federal contracts, and served as the sole Clinical Director of 40 permanent and supportive housing sites.

Bernadette Wong
Director of Finance

American Family Housing