Dora Leong Gallo


President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Gallo joined ACOF in February 2003.  As CEO, Ms. Gallo is responsible for leading ACOF’s efforts in project development, asset management, residential services, advocacy and fundraising.

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Rachel Feldstein

Chief Operating Officer

Rachel Feldstein joined A Community of Friends in March as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) after working extensively in nonprofit management positions for over 25 years. 

Kinette Cager

KinetteCagerDirector of Human Resources & Administration

Ms. Cager directs all administrative, technology and human resource functions for ACOF and its current staff.  Ms. Cager joined ACOF in November 1994 with a background in office and bank administration.


Renae DeMent

Director of Finance

Ms. DeMent is responsible for all aspects of ACOF’s finances, including financial reporting, cash disbursement, cash management, and payroll. Ms. DeMent also more

Shannon Nelson

Director of External Affairs & Philanthropy

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


James Ramirez

Director of Services

Mr. Ramirez joined ACOF as the Assistant Director of Services and was promoted to Director in October 2016.  In this position he is responsible for ACOF’s services program, including case management at 18 ACOF buildings and management of a dozen third-party social services agencies.

Mee Heh Risdon

Director of Housing

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