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

Senior 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

Business Manager

Jen Rosas joined HEART in August 2021 as the 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Cal State East Bay and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Real Estate Economics from USC Price School of Public Policy. [email protected]




Mac Hart

Program Manager

Mac joined HEART in 2022 as a Housing Preservation Project Manager. He has a background in commercial real estate brokerage, most recently advising affordable housing developers on zoning analysis and acquisition strategy in San Mateo County. He holds a BA in City & Regional Planning from Sonoma State University. [email protected]




Jaina-Marie PeBenito

Operations Associate

Jaina-Marie joined HEART in October 2022 as Operations Associate. Originally from San Mateo County, she obtained her degree from the University of San Francisco in Spring 2022, majoring in politics and minoring in legal studies and philosophy. Previously, she interned with San Mateo Supervisor David Canepa to focus on fighting racial injustice during the Covid-19 pandemic. She has also worked for a non-profit organization that advocates for children with congenital heart disease. Jaina-Marie is the current Operations Manager for the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo and is excited to also support the work of HEART. [email protected]


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