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] 




Jen Rosas

Operations & Business Manager

Jen Rosas joined HEART in August 2021 as the new Operations & Business Manager. She has a wealth of experience working with the community in the public and non-profit sectors, including working the last several years for the South San Francisco Economic & Community Development Department and, prior to that, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Jen graduated in 2020 from Cal State East Bay with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management and she is a current graduate student, studying Urban Planning and Real Estate Economics through the USC Price School of Public Policy. [email protected]


Maricela Garcia 

Operations Associate

Maricela Garcia joined HEART in February 2022 as the Operations Associate. She has worked in various non profit organizations in Redwood City and East Palo Alto. Maricela grew up in East Palo Alto and is a graduate of Eastside College Prep. She graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2013 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.


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