Armando Sanchez, Executive Directo

Armando Sanchez

Executive Director

Armando joined HEART in 2016. He is a recognized housing professional with a broad range of experience in real estate development, finance, management and marketing. His background includes extensive consulting for government and non-profit agencies in the housing field. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.  [email protected]


Boris Vatkin

Boris Vatkin

Program Manager

Boris joined HEART in 2017 to help manage and grow HEART’s housing programs. Boris oversees HEART’s homebuyer assistance program as well as the GLADUR ADU program. He also works with the Executive Director in the management and disbursement of HEART’s development funds and in the development of long-range programs. He has a background in real estate law and has worked in residential and commercial real estate, including for a Fortune 500 company. He holds a BS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.  [email protected] 


Michael NguyenMichael Nguyen

Operations Associate

Michael Nguyen joined HEART in November 2020 as an Operations Associate. A recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies, Michael is passionate about reimagining basic needs safety nets to create better support systems in underprivileged spaces. During his academic tenure, Michael was a member of Berkeley’s flagship Student Advocate’s Office and Basic Needs Center as a financial aid caseworker and Undergraduate Student Fellow, respectively. These student organizations are dedicated to delivering critical casework, scholarship, and public policy reforms on basic needs security for underprivileged college students.  [email protected]




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