Our Executive Team:
William W. Hirsch
William (Bill) Hirsch, Chief Executive Officer of Affordable Housing Access (AHA), has more than 30 years experience in the rental apartment field. From 1980 to 1990 he managed the Southern California Residential Division of Lincoln Property Company and developed numerous apartment communities totaling more than 7,500 units. During this time, he was directly responsible for the conception, development, financing, construction, and management of 36 developments. More than 50 percent of these projects were financed with tax-exempt bonds and produced over 1,500 deed restricted dwelling units for low-income households. Prior to this, Hirsch held positions with FPI Community Developers and Forest City Enterprises.
William Hirsch is Co-founder and current Advisory Board Member of Project Access, Inc., a nonprofit that supplies education and other social services programs to residents of affordable rental communities in California.
Jonathan B. Webb
Jonathan Webb, the President of Affordable Housing Access, has over 30 years experience in the development of residential real estate. He began his career with American Development Corporation (Los Angeles). During his tenure the firm developed over 30 projects totaling more than 6,000 units of low and moderate income apartments. Later, as a Development Manager with Forest City Enterprises, he produced low and moderate income senior housing financed or insured by HUD, as well as conventionally financed apartments. In addition, he has extensive experience in the development, acquisition and rehab of affordable for-sale housing throughout Southern California.
In 1999 Webb and other members of AHA’s board formed Project Access, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to provide on-site education and other social services to low-income residents of affordable rental communities. Webb continues to serve as Board Chair. Project Access’s services include school readiness, after school programs, ESL, computer literacy, and other programming.
In 2007 Webb received United Way’s Dan Donahue Award for his support of children and youth of Orange County. In 2011 he was a recipient of the Bank of America’s “Local Hero” award and an honored participant in the Orange County Community Foundation’s “On Purpose” project celebrating non-profit leaders.
He is a member and past Treasurer of the Grand Central Art Center Board of Directors and is also an advisory board member of the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, both located in Santa Ana, California.
Mr. Webb is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Golden Gate University School of Law.
Senior Vice President
Bill Salamandrakis joined AHA in 2015 with sixteen years of experience in real estate development and finance. He began his career practicing law at Bryan Cave LLP in Washington, DC and then moved to Irvine, California where he worked on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of affordable and market-rate multi-family housing, assisted living projects, master planned communities and a wide variety of commercial and industrial real estate. He went on to work in the real estate and project finance practices of Chadbourne & Park and then Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feldman in Los Angeles. During his time there he worked on the development, construction, acquisition, sale and financing of a wide variety of residential, hotel, commercial and industrial real estate along with industrial scale and distributed renewable energy projects.
Mr. Salamandrakis is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Law and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute Infrastructure Initiative Council for Orange County. He is also a member of the California, New York and District of Columbia Bars.
Hilda L. Jusuf
Chief Financial Officer
Hilda Jusuf, Chief Financial Officer of Affordable Housing Access, has over 25 years’ experience in real estate finance and accounting for both commercial and residential properties.
Prior to joining AHA in 1997, she held the position of Controller for Western Rim Property Services, Inc., a real estate investment advisor, development, construction and management company with multi-entity residential and commercial properties. Ms. Jusuf was responsible for the firm’s accounting department and over 25 partnership and corporate books. Her responsibilities include preparation of investment/acquisition proformas, financial reporting, construction and property management accounting, audit and tax return preparation, and personnel accounting.
Ms. Jusuf began her career with Community National Corporation, an industrial and office parks real estate development company. She progressed from a Project Accountant/Systems Administrator position to the position of Controller at Community National. She was responsible for the maintenance and reporting of the firm’s multi-entity partnership and corporate books.
Ms. Jusuf is a graduate of University of California, Irvine.
Jeffrey A.E. Zoldos
Vice President, Asset Management
Jeffrey Zoldos is a Vice President of AHA. Mr. Zoldos has over 35 years of experience in the analysis, financing, syndication and rehabilitation of low income housing. Prior to joining AHA, he held the position of Executive Vice President, Director of Syndication at American Diversified Investment Corporation (Costa Mesa), a national real estate investment and asset management firm. In addition, Zoldos was the President of American Diversified Equity Corporation, an NASD broker/dealer licensed to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Zoldos began his career with American Development Corporation in Los Angeles. During his tenure, the firm developed and syndicated over 50 projects totaling more than 12,000 apartment units, substantially all of which served low to moderate income tenants. As Vice President and Director of Syndication, Mr. Zoldos oversaw equity financing of all properties as well as investor relations and asset management.
Mr. Zoldos is a graduate of the University of Oregon which granted him an MBA with a specialization in real estate finance and marketing. Mr. Zoldos holds a General Building contractor license in California as well as Real Estate Broker licenses in Arizona and California.
In addition to William W. Hirsch and Jonathan B. Webb, the AHA Board of Directors includes:
Kristin K. Byrnes
Kristin Byrnes has over 25 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector in areas that include leadership, strategic planning, program development, business development, and organizational development. Early in her career, Byrnes developed a passion for helping others in need. Her philosophy is to respect those who face the challenges of poverty and to help them help themselves. Most recently, Byrnes as President/CEO of Project Access, lead the organization’s growth to over 65 resource centers serving over 11,000 people annually. Prior to joining Project Access, Byrnes held various leadership positions in nonprofit organizations including Mercy Behavioral Health.
Byrnes has been honored with a Woman Making a Difference Award from State Senator Lou Correa (D-Orange County) and was recognized by Women Helping Women/Men2Work as one of its Women Helping Women Employment Leaders. In 2013, Byrnes was the featured CEO in OC Metro magazine. In addition, Byrnes was named one of the Most Influential people in OC in 2014 by the Orange County Register. Byrnes attended college on a softball scholarship and graduated from La Roche College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a minor in Gerontology. Ms. Byrnes received a Master of Science degree in Professional Leadership with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management from the University of Carlow, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael J. Goodman
Michael Goodman’s career in real estate has spanned 30 years. The last 16 years have included real estate development, consulting, and brokerage. Earlier in his career, Goodman served as vice president of marketing and sales for a multi-billion dollar real estate development firm. He has experience with a broad scope of projects including master planned communities, affordable housing for families and seniors, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s facilities.
As a member of the Housing Committee for the Senior Citizens Advisory Council (SCAC) of Orange County, Goodman chaired the sub-committee responsible for developing specific goals and objectives later incorporated into the first business plan developed by the Office on Aging. In addition, he served as president of the Board of Directors for ONEgeneration, a non-profit senior service provider serving over 30,000 seniors in the San Fernando Valley. During Goodman’s term as president, the organization acquired and rehabilitated the Mark Taper Intergenerational Day Care Center, which has now been designated by Congress as a National Model of Excellence. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Care Options, as well as Alternative Living for the Aging. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have both acknowledged Goodman’s work in community service.
Matthew B. Kaufman
Matthew Kaufman is senior vice president for Nexus, a full-service real estate services firm specializing in the development of all real estate product types. Kaufman is responsible for the company’s corporate and financial affairs, and is also a key player in overseeing the development and construction aspects of Nexus’ projects. Throughout his career, his responsibilities have encompassed acquisitions, entitlements, planning and design, asset management, financing procurement, financial analysis and risk management in a variety of real estate projects, such as mixed-use, commercial, retail, hospitality, self-storage, and single- and multi-family residential projects. Prior to Nexus, Kaufman worked as an appraiser and management consultant for Pannell Kerr Forster, and as director of development services for Coastal Rim Properties, Inc.
Kaufman has been involved in joint government/private developments, as well as tax credit and municipal bond-financed projects. He has participated on the boards of several non-profit corporations, and has served as a board member of Affordable Housing Access, Inc. since 1999.
James "Drew" Mickle
Drew Mickle's business management career has spanned in excess of thirty years and has included strategic positions with world class companies such as Sealand Services and Maersk, Inc. In each of these positions he always directly supervised in excess of twenty employees and sometimes up to thirty. Also, in these positions Mr. Mickle's annual budgets ranged from $50M - $110M.
Prior to joining the Board of Affordable Housing Access, Mr. Mickle volunteered his time in an advisory capacity. His expertise was extremely important in helping to flesh out the company's "Resident Resource Guide", a compendium of information assists low-and-moderate income families navigate the various recurring and emergency resources they may need. He was very personally involved regarding the "Personal Budget Worksheet" portion of the guide, as he had previously worked with Junior Achievement.
Mr. Mickle is a Graduate of the University of Alabama.
Eileen E. Padberg
Eileen Padberg is president of Eileen E. Padberg Consulting and has provided issues and crisis communications services to Gladstone International clients since 2012.
Eileen is a highly regarded public affairs and political consultant. She has served as a political consultant and strategist to elected officials at all levels of government, including managing the 1986 campaign of Clint Eastwood for Mayor of Carmel. She served as regional political director of the 1988 George Bush for President campaign for California, Hawaii and Nevada, as well as two statewide ballot campaigns. Locally, she has worked with local real estate developers to manage three recent successful ballot initiatives in the City of San Juan Capistrano.
In addition to political campaigns and initiatives, Eileen has managed strategic planning and corporate communications for some of the nation’s top corporations and organizations. Her clients include a 6,000-member employee association, law enforcement associations, a high school district, a leading transportation authority, law firms and non-profit organizations.
Eileen has traveled worldwide with a Washington, D.C. organization to provide political training for emerging democracies such as Guatemala, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. She has received many honors for her work to promote leadership opportunities for women. Eileen spent 22 months in Iraq developing and implementing a groundbreaking women’s development program that provided 64,000 career development training hours to more than 1,900 Iraqi women. She created a small business development program that included a data base of more than 300 Iraqi women businesses owners, resulting in over 500 substantial reconstruction-related contracts.