Leadership

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Stephen Margetic, President

Steve has more than 17 years of experience managing affordable and market rate properties. A Certified Public Accountant from the State of Illinois, he has been a member of both the American and California Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, as well as serving on the Owners’ Advisory Board of the National Investment Conference for six years.

Gary Da Prato, Vice President of Administration

Gary has 14 years of experience in Program Compliance for subsidized housing projects in California with the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD). Program compliance included monitoring housing policy issues dealing with California Redevelopment Agencies administering the California Housing Rehabilitation Program & Earthquake Assistance Program and developing regulations for the Rental Housing Construction Program. One of his primary duties is to act as a liaison between our firm and various Governmental Agencies and the Owners to keep current in the ever-changing requirements in the field of subsidized management. He has 24 years of experience in the affordable housing industry and is responsible for new business development and contract administration.

Ana Rascon, Controller

Ana joined the Hyder team in 2004 as a Staff Accountant. In three short years she was promoted to Accounting Manager, supervising all Staff Accountants and A/P personnel. As Accounting Manager she also served as Hyder’s liaison to software developers, helping tailor fit software solutions to meet the company’s needs. This year she was promoted to Controller, overseeing all of Hyder’s accounting activities, in addition to continuing her role as liaison with software developers.

Michelle Pruitt, Director of Housing Operations

Michelle has more than 16 years of Property Management experience.  She has been a regional supervisor with Hyder & Company since 2006.  Michelle currently oversees a portfolio of 89 projects totaling 5,552 units.  She is accredited in HUD, Tax Credit, USDA Rural Development, HOME, as well as many city sponsored programs.

Dee Dee Rogers, Director of Compliance

Dee Dee has 18 years of experience in property management of affordable housing developments. She is a Certified National Compliance Professional and Site Compliance Specialist. Her primary duty is to coordinate the monitoring of all affordable programs including TAX CREDIT, HUD, USDA-RD, BOND, MHP, RHCP, HOME, and Redevelopment Agencies, City or County Programs and all other regulatory requirements including Fair Housing. She is responsible for reviewing and approving tenant occupancy, transfers to other units and changes of ownership. She also monitors tenant file documents to insure compliance with program regulations and coordinate necessary tenant terminations due to fraud. These duties are carried out in strict compliance with Federal, State and Tenant Landlord laws. In addition, Ms. Rogers prepares a variety of reports and correspondence pertaining to inquires from owners, investors and regulatory agencies.

Arthur Mendoza, Director of Information Technology & Occupancy Specialist

Art has served Hyder & Company for over 25 years as a USDA-RD Certified Manager and USDA-RD Farm Labor Occupancy Specialist. He is responsible for maintaining and producing detailed records of eligibility, status and compliance required by agencies and owners for Hyder’s entire portfolio of properties. Previously he provided IT services for both Mercy and Scripps Memorial Hospitals.