WCH is governed by a Board of Directors which supports and directs the company’s nonprofit goals. Our Board is comprised of professionals with diverse backgrounds and includes several respected leaders in the affordable housing and development industry.

Graham Espley-Jones – Director
See our Management section for Mr. Espley-Jones’ biography.
western community housing headshots 134 Wing Lam – Director
Mr. Lam joined the WCH Board in 2004. He is co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Mr. Lam actively supports many national and local civic activities, is a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and serves as Director for numerous nonprofit corporations. Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University and resides with his family in Newport Beach, California.
western community housing headshots 134 Jeffrey Meyers – Director
Mr. Meyers joined the WCH Board in 2003. He is Principal of Meyers Land Development, a real estate development company located in Corona del Mar, California, and previously served as the Founding Principal and CEO of The Meyers Group, one of the largest and most trusted sources for residential real estate information, research, and consulting services. Mr. Meyers is recognized as a market expert within the real estate industry and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. He is a regular speaker at events hosted by the National Association of Home Builders, Pacific Coast Builders, Southern California Building Industry Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Meyers has a Bachelor of Science in Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate from San Diego State University and is a Licensed Broker in the State of California. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Industry Advisory Council, and the Young Presidents’ Organization.
western community housing headshots 134 Mark Strutner – Director
Mr. Strutner joined the WCH Board in 2005. He is Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Agiliance, Inc. and is considered to be on the forefront of the hi-tech industry specializing in Software Sales Management. Mr. Strutner has previously held management positions at several technology companies including Hewlett Packard, Oracle and Symantec and has also worked on several start-up ventures in the software industry. Mr. Strutner has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from San Diego State University. He participates in national and local civic activities and serves as a volunteer for several nonprofit corporations including his local YMCA, Queen of Hearts Foundation, and Angel Flight. He has a private pilot’s license and is a member of both the Civil Air Patrol and Angel Flight.
Joe Briganti – Director
Mr. Briganti joined the WCH Board in 2008. He serves as Vice President, Loan Officer at PNC Multifamily Capital, where he is responsible for originating and structuring tax-exempt bond transactions. His primary focus is affordable housing, specifically tax-exempt bond financing with or without tax credits. Mr. Briganti also originates market rate apartment and commercial loans. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate finance and housing industries and has an extensive background in debt, conventional equity, and tax credit equity markets. Prior to joining ARCS/PNC Multifamily Capital, Mr. Briganti served as Senior Acquisitions Director for GE Capital, Vice President of Acquisitions at Boston Capital Partners, and was a member of the multifamily acquisition team at General Investment and Development. Mr. Briganti has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and received his MBA degree from Boston University.
Kathleen Calvert – Director
Ms. Kathleen Calvert joined the WCH Board in 2013 and is a member of the WCH Audit Committee. With more than 14 years of affordable housing experience, Ms. Calvert is a seasoned veteran of the affordable housing industry. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Development at Highland Property Development, LLC (“Highland”) specializing in affordable housing capital structures. Prior to joining Highland in 2012, Ms. Calvert was Vice President at JPMorgan Chase’s Community Development Real Estate Group (“JPMC”), where she managed developer relationships and originated construction and permanent financing for a wide variety of residential community development properties throughout California. While at JPMC, Ms. Calvert was a member of the LA LISC Advisory Board. In addition, Ms. Calvert has held positions at two national affordable housing tax credit syndicators. Ms. Calvert holds a degree in economics from California State University, Northridge.
Tom Dallape – Director
Mr. Dallape joined the WCH Board in 2013 and is a member of the WCH Audit Committee. He is a 20-year veteran and owner of The Hoffman Company and is regarded as one of the top land experts in his field. His specialty is residential land for homebuilding, development, and investment, centered in Southern California and has closed major land sales throughout Southern California including San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties. Recognized as an authority on residential land, Mr. Dallape has been a featured speaker and panelist at real estate conferences, universities, and round tables throughout the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Land Planning from the University of Southern California and is a member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California. Mr. Dallape is a licensed Real Estate Broker in both California and Nevada.