Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB) has announced the appointment of Annette Sanchez, Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her new role, Sanchez will lead top management to ensure a high level of organizational management, staffing, infrastructure and governance. She will work closely with VHB CEO, Carol Ornelas, to lead and develop strategy as VHB continues to build new, affordable housing throughout Central California.
In her new role, Sanchez will manage daily internal functions, represent the organization on housing and community development issues, and develop effective policies, procedures, and systems. In addition, she will provide long-term planning to manage the organization’s current activities and future growth and expansion to ensure visibility of the organization, as well as the success of its mission and strategic plan.
“We are pleased to welcome Annette Sanchez to the VHB team as Chief Operating Officer,” stated Carol Ornelas, CEO of VHB. “Annette is a seasoned community leader and is a strong addition to our team. Her expertise in strategic development and project implementation are valuable tools that will help us continue to meet the affordable housing needs of our community.”
Previously with El Concilio, Sanchez has more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, including expertise in fundraising, community relationships, and team management. She has been an advocate for low-income and Spanish speaking families throughout her career. Sanchez resides in Stockton.
Founded in 1983, Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB) is a non-profit housing development company and housing counseling agency based in Stockton, California. It is the leading agency of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley, having developed more than 1,400 units of rental housing and has renovated/built more than 700 single-family homes in the Central Valley of California including Ceres, Fresno, Oakdale, Stockton, Tracy and Sacramento. VHB has brought more than $550 million dollars in grants and private dollars to develop affordable housing in the valley. VHB is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency. For more information, call 209-466-6811 or visit the website at www.visionaryhomebuilders.org.