1010 STAFF

Robert Buente

President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2009

Experience. Bob is President and Chief Executive Officer of 1010 Development Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing developer and property manager.  He has experience as a low-income housing tax credit syndicator and multifamily lender where he provided debt and equity for affordable multifamily housing projects in the western United States.     

 

Community Service. Bob is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute and the former Chairman of ULI-LA’s annual Urban Marketplace.  He currently serves on the Community Board of California Hospital Medical Center, a Dignity Health hospital, and chairs its Quality Control Subcommittee. He also serves as Treasurer of the South Park Community Benefit Improvement District where he sits on the Executive Committee. Prior Board experience includes Rose City Counseling Center, a nonprofit mental health provider serving low and moderate-income families and individuals in the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley area and the Board of Directors of Temple Sinai of Glendale.

 

Education. B.A. English Literature and B.A. of Journalism, University of Missouri; MBA, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

 

 

Lena Lacza: Bookkeeper/Business Manager since 1992

Experience. Lena is the bookkeeper and business manager of 1010 Development and of each of a bookkeeper, business administrator, and volunteer.1010’s five housing developments. Before joining 1010, Lena built close ties to the First United Methodist Church, the Urban Foundation and the South Park neighborhood, serving many of those organizations as

 

Education. B.S. Business Administration, Philippine School of Business Administration, Manila, Philippines

 

 

Sheena Rodriguez, ACSW: Project Manager

Experience. Sheena is a graduate of the master’s in Social Work program at the University of Southern California (USC) Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in the Social Change and Innovation Department with a special certificate in Military Social Work. Prior to USC, she was an established executive assistant, production coordinator, and associate producer within the entertainment industry. Sheena's industry experience identified gaps that were only filled through her philanthropic work through her church and the non-profit organization that her former boss had founded. She strives to be part of the solution to ending homelessness by building and maintaining supportive and affordable housing, particularly serving vulnerable and underserved communities. Her passion to impact individuals experiencing homelessness is rooted in her understanding that “when one suffers, we all suffer.”

Sheena received her Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) certificate in March of 2020 and strives to obtain her licensure (LCSW) in a few years.

 

Education. B.A. Psychology, University of California - San Diego; MSW, University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Christina Lee: Program and Development Associate

Experience. Christina is a Macro Social Work practitioner from the University of Southern California (USC). As an Army combat Veteran, Christina is an experienced manager and leader dedicated to impacting homeless and low-income populations by developing affordable housing solutions. For 5 years, Christina was an exemplary Combat Medic in the U.S. Army where her passion for helping people grew. She managed a Troop Medical Clinic, supervised and trained medical staff, and counseled military personnel on benefits and resources. Throughout her military career, Christina found that her background in Business Administration coincided well with her clinical role and attributes this to her professional success. This uniquely blended skillset ultimately became the foundation for her passion for macro work in the helping field.

 

Education. B.S. Business Administration; Minor in Psychology – Chapman University; MSW, University of Southern California, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

 

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