Dora Leong Gallo


President & Chief Executive Officer

Dora Leong Gallo has worked in the community development field for over 30 years. For the past 16 years, she has served as President and CEO of A Community of Friends (ACOF), a nonprofit affordable housing developer whose mission is end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness.

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Shannon D. Nelson


Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy

Ms. Nelson directs all philanthropic, communications, and public relations for A Community of Friends.

Mee Heh Risdon


Director of Housing

Ms. Risdon joined A Community of Friends in November 2017 as the Director of Housing after spending her nearly 20-year career working in non-profit project management positions.
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