Meet your FHR staff!
FHR Corporate Team
Tucson native, University of Arizona graduate and former Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona Chief Operations Officer Meghan Heddings is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of FHR programs. She also has oversight of FHR Cares, Inc., which awards grants to non-profit agencies that serve the less fortunate.
Director of Property Management
Krista leads our multi-family affordable housing team, overseeing property operations and affordable program compliance. She has over 18 years’ experience in the multi-family housing industry, and has done everything from Leasing to Asset Management. She has spent the last 11 years working at FHR and enjoys helping provide affordable housing opportunities to the Tucson community.
director of programs and Operations
Kristen oversees Family Housing Resource’s existing programs with an eye towards expansion. She has extensive non-profit experience in community engagement, volunteerism, fundraising and program development. She has made Tucson her home for over 16 years.
Paola serves as Controller for FHR. In this role she is responsible for financial planning and coordinating of all accounting operations. Paola brings her decade of tax accounting experience to her current role and takes pride in being a part of a team with the vision to make the world a better place.
Accounts Payable Specialist
Irma is responsible for all areas of Accounts Payable including paying invoices in a timely manner, researching discrepancies and assisting vendors with questions on payables.
Cris developed and manages the Housing Counseling program. Cris obtained her HUD Certification in January of 2020. Cris has been with the organization since 1998. She has been as integral part of building the Housing Counseling program including home buyer education and down payment assistance opportunities.
Nicolas was born and raised in Southern California. He moved to Tucson to continue his education at the University of Arizona, where he fell in love with the warm weather and unique Tucson culture. In his free time Nic enjoys sports, music, and traveling. He is looking forward to assisting an established organization and helping to serve Pima County residents.
Education program coordinator
program and legal specialist
A licensed attorney in India, Ojas Patil graduated from James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona. He worked in the law school Intellectual Property Clinic which provided pro bono legal services for start-ups and people with diminished resources to seek legal aid. As FHR’s Program and Legal Specialist, Ojas is responsible for executing programs and researching housing regulations with a focus on serving the community.
Eviction Prevention Program Case Managers
Ojas A. Patil
Vicenta Marie Aguilar Valencia
Maria del Pilar Mascareno-Eden
FHR Property Management Team
Property Manager - flower apartments
Kimberly began working in housing as a leasing agent in 1987. After a seven year hiatus she returned to the industry in 1997 working in conventional multi-housing. She has been Property Manager for Silverwood Casitas since March of 2014.
Property manager- san pedro terrace
Melissa joined the Family Housing Resources property management team in November or 2019. Her previous experience is in the behavioral health field where she had worked for over 4 years. She enjoys helping people, working with residents and supporting and maintaining affordable housing.
Silvia began working in maintenance for multifamily properties in 1999 and began working for Family Housing Resources at Silverwood Casitas in January of 2016. She supports FHR properties as needed.
Erik began working for Family Housing Resources at San Pedro Terrace Apartments in December of 2015. Erik takes pride in maintaining the affordable housing in the Benson area, where he calls home.
Service Coordinator, silverwood casitas
Dottie was born and raised in Tucson and has lived here for most of her life. She has been in the property management field for nearly two decades. Dottie is married, has two grown sons, and is a grandmother of a beautiful, intelligent, and athletic 10-year-old granddaughter. Dottie has always been passionate about helping others and is excited to work with FHR.