Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Eduardo Espinoza as its Director of Real Estate Development, overseeing current and future projects.
Espinoza has worked in the field of nonprofit affordable housing since 1999, developing more than 1,500 units of affordable housing (senior, multi-family, single family, and farmworker housing) in California and Texas. He uses his educational background in architecture and project management in assessing site design, project feasibility, and community integration.
Most recently, Espinoza worked at the Cesar Chavez Foundation (CCF) as Senior Project Manager with re-syndicating several of CCF’s multi-family tax credit developments in California’s Central Valley. Eduardo began his introduction into affordable housing as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for the East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC). He eventually worked as a construction manager at ELACC to rehabilitate more than 40 single-family homes in the low-income communities of Los Angeles.
Eduardo currently serves on several community arts and education nonprofit boards, including A La Brava Productions and the Chicano International Film Festival. He also served on the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council (Council District 14) for the City of Los Angeles. As a volunteer, he helped complete the CASA 0101 Community Theater in his hometown of Boyle Heights. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a professional designation in Construction Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In other news, Jeanette Villanueva will now serve as Cabrillo’s Director of Fund Development and Communications. Villanueva has been working for Cabrillo as its organizational advancement manager since July 2015 and previously was the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County. She is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in the field.
Villanueva also has served as the Director of University Marketing at California Lutheran University, where she guided the marketing initiatives for graduate and undergraduate programs and managed a full-service marketing department. She also served as the Community Affairs Manager/PIO for the City of Oxnard; Public Relations Director/PIO for Ventura College; and worked as a broadcast journalist for many years.
Villanueva holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University and a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television/Journalism from CSU Fresno.