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Ms. Beerling, CEO, graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Arizona with her degree in Business. Her experience includes more than 20 years management and operational experience working with non-profits and governmental agencies throughout Arizona serving diverse populations of individuals and families. She has designed, developed and managed administrative, social services, affordable housing, special programs, and capacity development activities for organizations including those serving special needs populations in Arizona. Her background includes extensive experience in affordable housing development in Arizona as well as related compliance, fund development, strategic planning, budget development and administrative management, senior management and supervision of staff, volunteers and multi-disciplinary professional teams. Ms. Beerling’s experience also includes single family and multi-family housing development, construction oversight and financing, project development, non-profit capacity building, grant writing, fund-raising, federally funded programs, and program and project compliance. She has overseen the acquisition, new construction and rehabilitation of single family and multi-family units and child care centers with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $9,000,000.
Ms. Beerling is currently a member of the City of Tucson Metropolitan Housing Commission, Arizona Housing Alliance and the Association of Grant Writing Professionals. Awards include:
- City of Phoenix 2006 Housing Developer of the Year Award for a nine-building substance abuse treatment and housing project
- City of Phoenix 2009 Housing Project Award and nomination for a National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) award for a new construction multifamily special needs housing project
- Pinchot Apartments- Phoenix, AZ: A newly constructed 18 unit town-home style apartment complex that provides safe, permanent housing to parenting women in recovery from substance abuse and their children. Included was a childcare facility and supportive services.
- Pinchot Gardens - Phoenix, AZ: A residential and addiction recovery program that annually serves about 250 indigent and low-income women and their children through a comprehensive continuum of care. Site services include childcare; laundry; family-style dining; and a protective, safe and sober environment to live in while working toward recovery goals.
- Desert Esperanza - Phoenix, AZ: Provides permanent housing via four single-family homes and supportive services for 16 low-income seriously mentally ill adults who are transitioning from 24-hour residential substance abuse treatment programs. The Sober Houses are single story homes that include all major appliances and household amenities, and meet ADA accessibility requirements.
- Desert Sol – Phoenix, AZ: A HUD Section 811 acquisition and rehabilitation of a 14-unit apartment complex. The project was designed to serve individuals determined seriously mentally ill and/or living with physical disabilities. Single story units include specialty items for those who are visually and/or physically impaired.
- Young Adult Housing – Phoenix, AZ: The only facility in Maricopa County, AZ providing comprehensive living services for youth less than 18 years of age that does not require the youth to be state wards. Here, youth receive secure housing, independent living training, counseling, job development, and skill building, including employment and parenting skills.