Chief Executive Officer
Donna E. Deutchman is Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys; Board Member & CEO, Homes 4 Families; and through Homes 4 Families, Consultant, California Department of Veteran Affairs, Home Loan Division, CalVet REN.
Deutchman leads the development of new models of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary care. Her career includes direct services, University research, and policy focusing on the needs of veterans, seniors, and families. She is currently a Senior Fellow, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and Member, CA Department of Housing and Community Development, Housing and Community Development Code Advisory Committee, California Residential Code. Recent appointments include a five-year term as Chair, Housing Group, Governor’s Interagency Council on Veterans and Member, Visitability and Universal Design Steering Committee, Department of Housing and Community Development.
She has spent her career dedicated to creating public-private and multi-disciplinary partnerships that provide non-profit organizations with the resources and expertise they need to grow and become self-sustaining leaders in their industries. This has included a strong focus on the creation of effective housing and social service models that address community needs in a fiscally responsible manner.
Current efforts are designed to bring cities and counties the resources they need to build homes and futures for returning veterans. She is CEO of Homes 4 Families (developer of the Enriched Neighborhood® model) and CEO of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate serving San Fernando/Santa Clarita/Antelope Valleys which is the pilot site for this model now expanding state-wide to the veteran population through CalVet REN (Residential Enriched Neighborhoods). This outcome-based approach is able to move regulatory and legislative change.
In past efforts, she developed innovative services while serving as President/CEO of ONEgeneration, an intergenerational program named a Congressional Model of Excellence. She has held leading positions at both UCLA and USC, participating in the development of seminal research and publications on senior housing and gerontology.
She has written two pieces of legislation for the State of California and has placed her models front and center in the media, including national television shows such as Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and much more. Donna is published most recently in the book Life Moments for Women: 108 Extraordinary California Women, as well as in the 2005 White House Conference on Aging: Future Needs of the Aging Baby Boomers; co-author of such books as Guiding Autobiography Groups for Older Adults and editor of The Concept and Measurement of Quality of Life among many other books and articles.
Director of Construction Operations
Director of Finance
Director of Program Design
Director of Corporate & Community Engagement
Veteran Applications Processor & Enrichment Program Assistant