Dan Sawislak - Executive Director
Dan Sawislak has been the Executive Director of Resources for Community Development (RCD) since October 1998. He has worked with RCD since 1993 in a variety of capacities including Project Manager and Housing Development Director.
Dan has 20 years of experience in the community development sector including 14 years as a developer of affordable and supportive housing. He has also worked as an economic development planner and a community organizer in Oakland and Chicago. Dan holds a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
Linda Mackey - Deputy Director
Linda Webster Mackey joined Resources for Community Development in 2002 as Director of Operations. She came to RCD after 12 years with Bank of America where she served as a Vice President in the capital markets and commercial leasing groups. She also worked in the affordable housing group at BofA’s Community Development Bank where she saw the positive results of public/private financing partnerships to create housing for the neediest in our communities. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles.
Lisa Motoyama - Director of Housing Development
Lisa Motoyama has over 15 years experience in affordable housing development. Since joining RCD in 1998, she has directly managed seven projects to completion, totaling 134 units or beds and $24 million in development cost. As Director, she has overseen the completion of 343 units totaling $89.8 MM and is currently responsible for an additional 393 units in construction or predevelopment, totaling $161MM in development cost. Her specialty is green and sustainable building practices and special needs housing. Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, with an emphasis in affordable housing development, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in History and Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served on the boards of numerous local organizations, including five years on the board of East Bay Housing Organizations.
Peter K. Poon - Chief Financial Officer
Peter Poon joined RCD in March 2003 after retiring from a 25-year career at Bank of America. He oversees finance and asset management, budgeting and planning. While at BofA he served as managing director for U.S. loan syndications, short-term loans sales & trading and external marketing for investment banking. A native of Hong Kong, Peter graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a joint BS degree in Mathematics and Engineering & Applied Sciences. He also received a Master's degree in Management from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Kate McKean - Controller
Kate McKean joined RCD in 1988 and has over 25 years of experience in accounting for non-profits. Kate holds a wealth of knowledge about the history of RCD and its portfolio of housing developments. She is proud of RCD's high standards of accuracy and integrity in accounting, as confirmed by our auditors each year. Kate received her education from Oberlin College and the University of Vienna.
Eric Knecht –Director of Finance
Eric Knecht joined RCD in July 2007. He brings to RCD extensive experience in asset management in affordable housing. Prior to RCD, Eric served as Asset Manager for Mission Housing Development Corporation where he had oversight and management responsibilities for a 32-development portfolio comprised of over 1200 affordable housing units. In addition Eric has worked with underserved communities in the healthcare field and has served as an interpreter and cultural liaison (Spanish). Eric holds Bachelors' degrees in Economics and International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Janice King - Director of Resident Services
Janice King joined RCD in 2007 as a Resident Services Coordinator. She has been responsible for managing Resident Services at seven RCD properties, including building a new program at Fox Courts in Oakland. She was promoted to Director of Services in June 2010.
Liz Eckstein - Director of Fund Development
Liz Eckstein joined RCD in June 2007. She brings over 20 years of fund development and marketing experience to RCD. Prior to RCD, Liz worked on staff and as a consultant to non-profit organizations in Contra Costa County, specializing in the areas of strategic fundraising planning, grantwriting, individual donor solicitations, marketing and communications, and event coordination. Liz has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.