SOURCE: American Family Housing

American Family Housing

February 02, 2016 14:17 ET

American Family Housing Welcomes Four New Board Members

Community Leaders Lauren Ellermeyer, Tom Burnham, Craig Barbarosh and Michael Aimola Join AFH Board

MIDWAY CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - American Family Housing (AFH), a nonprofit organization that provides housing and related services to low income and/or homeless families and adults, is thrilled to announce four new additions to its prestigious Board of Directors. AFH welcomes the following community leaders and thanks them for their commitment to our neighbors in need:

Michael Aimola. Aimola is principal at MSA Property Consulting Group in Irvine. Before joining MSA, Aimola was principal and executive vice president at J & M Realty Company where he worked for more than 20 years. Aimola has a bachelor's degree in public administration from California State University in Sacramento. He is a Certified Property Manager® and holds a California real estate license.

Craig A. Barbarosh. Barbarosh is a partner in the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he manages his national practice from the firm's Irvine, California and New York offices. Barbarosh also serves on the board of directors of Quality Systems, Inc., Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. and BioPharmx, Inc. Barbarosh earned his juris doctorate from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law where he graduated with honors and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tom Burnham. Burnham is chief human resources officer at Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County. Prior to joining the Diocese, Burnham was partner of The Thomas Burnham Company, a human capital advisory firm and served as vice president of human resources at Allergan for 17 years. Burnham attended Western State University College of Law and earned his bachelor's in economics from California State University Fresno.

Lauren Ellermeyer. Ellermeyer is president and co-founder of Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., a full-service public relations and social media agency located in Newport Beach. Prior to Beyond Fifteen, Ellermeyer owned and operated BCN Events and also served as an account manager at an Orange County-based media relations agency. Ellermeyer earned a bachelor's degree in public relations and communications from the European University.

"I am very excited to welcome these distinguished professionals to our Board," says AFH's President and CEO, Donna Gallup. "I know they will uphold our organization's values and use their unique expertise to guide our efforts throughout a successful year ahead of providing housing and support those vulnerable in our community."

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ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILY HOUSING: American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and a broad spectrum of related services to vulnerable populations facing barriers to achieving housing stability, including war veterans and adults with disabilities and mental illness. Operating 63 housing sites, with 283 units that serve more than 1,300 unduplicated adults and children each year in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, AFH is committed to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness -- helping low-income families and adults achieve a self-sustaining way of life and become engaged and contributing members of their communities. Continuously expanding over three decades, AFH provides the following programs and services -- based on individual requirements -- in order to address and resolve obstacles preventing at-risk adults and families from securing their basic human needs, which above all include a place to call home.

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