armdano 3 editedArmando 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 is the founder and Principal of AF Sanchez and Associates, in existence for two decades. He has also has worked as a housing consultant to cities in San Mateo County. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.  [email protected]


Boris Vatkin

Program Manager

Boris joined HEART in 2017 as a management and program analyst to help manage and grow HEART’s housing programs, and is currently the program manager. 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, program management, 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] 


Ken Chan

Operations Manager

Ken joined HEART in 2017 to manage the day-to-day operations of HEART and the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County. He previously interned for the real estate development team at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation in Boston, MA, and worked as an architect for KCAssociates. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Post-Bac from San Francisco State University.  [email protected]