Paula Cook

Executive Director, Community Housing Sonoma County (Calif.)

Paula Cook became Community Housing Sonoma County's (CHSC) first full-time executive director. Ms. Cook has extensive project management experience and served on the CHSC board since 2003. She played a key role in the creation of more than 285 units of special-needs and senior affordable housing and has helped obtain over $65 million in funding for CHSC projects.  Ms. Cook represents the Third District on the Sonoma County Planning Commission and is the chair of the Sonoma County Housing Coalition Consensus Council. Ms. Cook received her bachelor of arts in visual arts from UC San Diego and a masters of science degree in historic preservation from the University of Oregon School of Architecture and attended McGeorge School of Law.