MEET THE TEAM

We’re Committed to the Community

Ashley Hedemann

Interim Executive Director

Ashley helps bring people together. Having served as a volunteer and leader in the community for over a decade, Ashley marries her passion of building both homes and people at the CCLT. Mrs. Hedemann currently serves as interim CEO for Habitat for Humanity Greater Fresno Area.

David Saunders

Chief Architect

As Chief Architect, David Saunders' creative gifts have supported projects in the US and the UK. A recent transplant from the bay area to the valley, Davids talents are well placed on the Central California Land leadership team.

Dev Goetschius

Lead Consultant

Dev Goetschius, has over 20 years of professional experience in managing non-profits. She is a founding board member and serves on the board of the National Community Land Trust Network. Dev was instrumental in establishing the Housing Land Trust of Sonoma County.

Cary Catalano

Fund Developer

Cary Catalano of Catalano Fenske and Associates operates as the Fund Developer for the CCLT. His vast experience and goodwill towards the residents of Central Valley is beyond measure. Cary has dedicated his life's work to the proper stewardship of dollars that impact families in a meaningful way.

Ashley Swearengin

Board Member

As former Mayor of Fresno and current President and CEO of the Central Valley Community Foundation, Ashley brings her extensive knowledge of leveraging public and private capital for public good to the CCLT. 

Patience Milrod

Board Member

Patience Milrod as an attorney and activist has focused her efforts on social justice and public good for some time. Currently, Patience serves as ED for Central California Legal Services where she advocates for low income individuals across five counties.

John Kaye

Land Development Consultant

John Kaye has over 30 years experience within the land development and homebuilding industries, having held senior management positions with The Irvine Company, Koll Real Estate Group, and Brookfield Homes. As a developer, John has overseen the land acquisition, entitlements, and development of master planned communities, residential tracts, urban infill sites, and land assemblages. 

Jose Lemus

Design Consultant

Jose Lemus is President of LandDesign Consulting, Inc., a land design and development services company located in Fresno, California.Mr. Lemus has successfully led many engineering projects in the private, non-profit, and government sectors throughout the Valley.