Our StaffWe have a passionate and dedicated team.
Robert Jones has extensive experience in housing as a professional and a volunteer. He is one of the founders of EPA CAN DO, serving on the board for a total of nine years. In addition, he served on the board of OICW, a local job-training program serving East Palo Alto. Prior to this reunification with EPA CAN DO, Robert Jones was Project Developer for Eden Housing, Inc. for five years and was the recipient of a fellowship from the Non-profit Housing Association of Northern California to spend eighteen months learning the technical aspects of affordable housing development. This training, combined with his previous work as an independent real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Adger Realty has equipped him with the experience of buying and selling real estate, and development of new construction of single family homes as well as multi-family apartments. His tenure with Eden housing prepared Robert for his leadership role with EPA CAN DO. Robert has also helped the City of East Palo Alto develop its below market rate housing program and for five years managed it. Robert has created EPA CAN DO Community Homeownership Preservation Program. The goal of this program is to help existing homeowners stay in their home through foreclosure intervention counseling and by providing foreclosure prevention educational workshops. Robert currently sits on the East Palo Alto Senior Center, Inc., and was a former board member of Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto. Robert also participates in many community and civic events and activities that work to improve the community. Robert is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Master Degree in Counselor Education.
Prior to joining EPA CAN DO, Jessica Jones has worked as a Sales and Marketing Specialist, Office Manager and as a Leasing Specialist. Jessica joined as a Lead Property Manager of EPA CAN DO Clarke Avenue Apartments and for the interim single family units slated for development. Since joining the organization she has made a difference in assisting where needed within the different programmatic areas of EPA CAN DO. In Jessica’s new role as Office Manager she is responsible for the organizing and co-ordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency within EPA CAN DO.
Gabriela Anguiano has worked in the Customer Service and it has given her great knowledge in communicating with others. It has made her patient, attentive and among other great skills. Prior to joining EPA CAN DO she worked as an Office Administrator at Maid Brigade; a house cleaning company. She helped clients with their concerns and questions as well as gave estimates over the phone and sometimes went to their homes to provide them with a better estimate. In 2012 she took a 4 month training class for Office Skills at Job Train and now obtains a certificate for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, she also has some skill with Excel. Stationed in the front office, Gaby is the first person that tenants and visitors see as they walk through the door. Gaby also answers telephone calls and electronic inquiries. Lastly, she performs various organizational duties to support the Executive Director and Office Manager.
Evelyn Nava is currently a student at Foothill College. Prior to joining EPA CAN DO Evelyn worked in Customer Service. Evelyn works part-time while attending school. Currently her main responsibility is to take the lead in facilitating the development of EPA CAN DO new website. Evelyn also has various office duties such as collecting rent, supervising volunteers, answering telephone calls, and helps during the process of organizing events.