Who We Are

Our Founder, Sister Diane:

Working with the community, Sister Diane created Esperanza so that low-income residents would have decent housing and the ability to shape the future of their neighborhood.

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Our Staff:

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim, Executive Director
Nancy Halpern Ibrahim joined Esperanza Community Housing Corporation in 1995 as the first Director of Health Programs.  Ms. Ibrahim went on to design Esperanza’s model Community Health Promoters Program, which generated pioneering community health collaboratives in the community.

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Our Board:

Pastor Brian Eklund

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim

Penne Hasson

Nicole Vick

Perica Bell

Rudy Espinoza

Michelle O’Grady

Takao Suzuki

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