Rebuilding Together Elects New Members to National Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., December 9, 2021– Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities today announced the election of two members to its national board of directors. Bob Cleveland, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada and Rita Gallardo Good, Director of Civic Affairs for California State University Sacramento were elected to the organization’s governing body.
“Bob and Rita bring a wealth of experience to our national board of directors,” said Kevin Rafferty, Chairman of Rebuilding Together’s board of directors and Executive Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank. “Their community relations expertise will be crucial as we grow our collaborative model across the country and work towards our vision of safe homes and communities for everyone.”
Bob Cleveland is an 18-year veteran of the building and construction industry, with extensive experience in residential and corporate development, including environmental remediation, quality assurance and budget management. Prior to Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, Cleveland served as a renovation contractor, where he managed property purchasing, budgets and construction subcontractors for home renovations. In 2009, Cleveland served as Closing Inspector for City Center-Residential, leading the quality assurance process for 442 units that generated $378 million in revenue for the property. In 2004, he served as Construction Service Manager for Lennar Homes, where he supervised home repairs, warranty and remediation for 3,000 homes in northwest Las Vegas. Bob completed a Radiography program at New Mexico State University in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with honors from the University of Phoenix in 2005. In 2021 he received an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications from the University of Southern California’s School of Gerontology.
Rita Gallardo Good is the Director of Civic Affairs for California State University Sacramento in the Office of Public Affairs and Advocacy. She has been a proud public servant for over 27 years in local and state government in California. A transition in 2010 brought her to Sacramento to work in the State Capitol in the California Senate for then California State Senator Alex Padilla. Rita currently serves as the Chair of the City of Sacramento’s Parks and Community Enrichment Commission, the first Latina to serve in that position in the 19-year history of the commission. She also serves as a board member to the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Fundraising for the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP), and a PUENTE mentor at Sacramento City Community College. Rita's past community service includes serving as an advisor to the Sacramento Latina Leaders Network. She also served as a member of the Sacramento County Census 2020 subcommittee for Latino Outreach and Chair for the Sacramento Region of California Women Lead. Rita is an alumnus of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute, class of 2008; Leadership California, California Issues and Trends Leadership Academy, class of 2010; and Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, class of 2015. She previously served as a Commissioner for the County of Sacramento’s Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee. Also, Rita served as Governor Brown’s appointee to the Statewide Pupil Assessment Review Panel under the Department of Education for two terms. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. Rita makes her home in Sacramento with her husband, Ross. She has three adult children and is a grandmother of two. She is committed to mentor and inspiring Latinos and youth to flourish and grow by working towards their dreams of success in education, appointed or elected office, and career.