Senior Staff Profiles
Tia Boatman Patterson, Executive Director by appointment of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since August 2014. Prior to joining CalHFA, Ms. Boatman Patterson was the general counsel at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 2009 to 2014. She was special assistant to California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass from 2008 to 2009 and to California State Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez from 2005 to 2008, senior associate at Best Best and Krieger LLP from 2003 to 2004 and agency counsel at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 1999 to 2003. From 1995 to 1999, Ms. Boatman Patterson served as a policy consultant for several California State Assembly Committees including Housing and Community Development and worked prior as a law clerk at Greve Clifford Wengel and Paras from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Boatman Patterson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Donald Cavier, Chief Deputy Director since February 2015. B.A. University of California, Davis. Previously: Director of Finance at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) (2007-2015); Finance Manager, SHRA (1998-2007); Senior Internal Auditor, First Union Bank-TMS (1995-1998); Inventory Control Auditor, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (1994-1995); Underwriter, American Portfolio Services, Inc. (1993-1994). He earned the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Financial Services Auditor designations in 1998, and he became a licensed real estate broker in 2006.
Timothy Hsu, Director of Financing since July 2012. B.A. Wesleyan University. Previously: Financing Risk Manager, CalHFA (2005-2012); Vice President at a major Wall Street investment bank (2003-2004); Financing Officer, CalHFA (2002); Senior Consultant at a leading quantitative consultancy (1995-2001). He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007, and he earned the Financial Risk Manager designation in 2008.
Victor James, General Counsel since July 2012. J.D., University of California - San Francisco, Hastings College of Law 1982, B.A., UC Berkeley. Previously: Acting General Counsel, (2012); Assistant Chief Counsel, CalHFA (2007-2012); Staff Counsel III, CalHFA (2002-2007); Deputy Prosecutor with Hawaii County Prosecutor's Office (2001–2002); Solo Practitioner in Hawaii in area of Real Estate transactions, employment law and estate planning (1998-2001); Partner, practicing in area of Labor and Employment Law, Littler & Mendelson, Sacramento (1988-1998); State of CA, Sacramento, practicing Labor Law (1985-1988); Dept. of Navy, Office of General Counsel, Alameda, CA, practicing Labor & Employment Law (1982-1985).
Diane Richardson, Director of State Legislation since January 1999 and President of the CalHFA Mortgage Assistance Corporation since 2010, Previously: Deputy Legislative Secretary for Governor Wilson (1998); Director of Legislation for the California Environmental Protection Agency (1997); Deputy Director for Legislation and other positions, Office of Planning and Research (1983-1996); Legislative Aide, California State Assembly (1981-1983).
Liane W. Morgan, Chief Information Officer since July 2012. B.S., California State University, Sacramento. Previously: Acting Chief Information Officer, CalHFA (2010-2012); IT Project Manager, CalHFA (2005-2012); Various programming positions at CalHFA (1987-2005), Systems Engineer, EDS (1984-1987).
Anthony Sertich, Director of Multifamily Programs since July 2015. B.A., University of California, Berkeley. Previously: Acting Programs Administrator for Asset Management and Multifamily (May – June 2015); Financing Risk Manager (2013-2015); Financing Officer (2008-2013); Financing Specialist (2006-2008); Financing Associate (2004-2006); Actuarial Analyst, Watson Wyatt Worldwide (1998-2003).
Lori Hamahashi, Comptroller since April 2014. B.S., California State University, Sacramento. Previously: Acting Comptroller, CalHFA (2013); Deputy Comptroller, CalHFA (2009-2013); Accounting Administrator II, CalHFA (2006-2009); Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), CalHFA (2002-2006); various accounting positions for CalHFA.