The Jamboree Board of Directors is a diverse group of volunteers comprised of knowledgeable business, real estate and community leaders.
Richard J. Amerian - Chair
Mr. American has been a CHDO member of the board since 1998. While he currently serves as a Vice President of a nationally recognized bank, where he works in their special assets division, he has extensive experience in real estate, asset management and lending. Mr. Amerian holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Pamela L. Sapetto - Vice Chair
Ms. Sapetto has served on the board since 2011. Ms. Sapetto heads up her own firm that assists its real estate industry clients with their entitlement needs Her work experience includes over 29 years of government and community relations in California. Ms. Sapetto is a graduate of American University.
Reginald D. Chapple - Treasurer
Mr. Chapple has served on the board since 2010. While he currently holds a position with the National Park Service - Department of Interior, he has worked in the fields of economic development, urban planning and education. Mr. Chapple has a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA and also has degrees in Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California.
Susan J. Harden - SecretaryMs. Harden has served on the board since 2011. She has a broad background in community development and planning. Susan has volunteered with the Peace Corps and with the AmeriCorps National Service Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Architectural Studies and Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Environmental Planning from Arizona State University.
Mr. Covarrubias has served as a CHDO member on the board since 2009. He has directed advocacy, education and outreach activities that develop solutions to housing needs and unite communities across Orange County to support affordable housing developments. Mr. Covarrubias holds a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Richard E. Lamprecht
Mr. Lamprecht has been on the board since 2009. He is a leader in development of high quality multi-family rental housing in the core markets of the western United States, with total experience in the industry totaling over 25 years. Mr. Lamprecht is a CPA and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Linda J. LasisterMs. Lasister, has been a CHDO member of the board since 2010. She is a community manager for a large regional property management firm and has over 14 years of community management experience with other nationally recognized firms. Ms. Lasister is MCM certified and has many years of experience working with seniors and those with special needs and serves a youth counselor at her church.
Patrick D. McCalla
Mr. McCalla has served on the board since 1996. He is a partner in the real estate department of a nationally recognized law firm, where he handles a wide range of transactional real estate matters with an emphasis on low-income housing developments. Mr. McCalla holds a law degree from USC and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Mr. Meltreger has served as a CHDO member on the board since 2012. Prior to retiring, Mr. Meltreger was an Accounting Controller in the Publishing and Mortgage industry for 35 year. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Loyola University, Chicago.