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Abode Communities, Nonprofit Community Management Organization, Appoints Jerry A. Gonzales II As Vice President, Talent And Culture

Nonprofit affordable housing provider Abode Communities has hired Jerry A. Gonzales as its Vice President, Talent and Culture. The organization worked with Frederickson Partners on the search.

Gonzales serves as an integral member of the senior leadership team, working to promote the social, economic, and physical transformation of underserved communities through service-enhanced affordable housing. In this role, Gonzales is responsible for the oversight and implementation of Abode Communities’ people strategy including staff recruitment, professional development, and racial justice and equity initiatives.

“We’re very glad to work with Abode Communities by placing Jerry Gonzales as Vice President of Talent and Culture,” said Valerie Frederickson, Founder and CEO, Frederickson Partners. “He brings 20 years of excellent HR leadership experience in nonprofit and educational settings that uniquely position him to support Abode Communities’ important mission.”

Gonzales joins from Lucas Museum of Narrative Art where he served as Director, Human Resources for three years and prior to that, from Leadership for Educational Equity in Washington, DC where he was Head of Talent, Learning and Culture. He previously acted as Deputy Director, Operations at The Broad Center and served 13 years at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in executive roles at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Community Programs Office (CPO), and the Samahang Pilipino Advancing Community Empowerment (SPACE) Project. Gonzales has a B.A. from UCLA and holds dual certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) with the Society of Human Resources Management. He serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion council of the LA Chapter of the National Human Resources Association.

Founded in 1968, Abode Communities is the longest-established nonprofit affordable housing provider, and the only affordable housing provider in Southern California to utilize a fully integrated multidisciplinary approach to community development that includes architecture, property management, real estate development, and resident services. The organization’s ownership and management portfolio includes 43 residential communities with more than 2,700 affordable units that are home to some 7,100 low-income individuals, families, seniors, and people with special needs. More information at

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