Executive Management

Executive Management

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our programs.  Below you will find video messages from our management team outlining the core services offered by the CDC.  We hope you find the overviews helpful.  Should you be interested in more detailed information, please visit the program pages found throughout our website. 

Meet Our Executive Team

  • Monique King-Viehland, Acting Executive Director



    Monique King-Viehland is the Acting Executive Director of the Community Development Commission and Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.  As Acting Executive Director, she oversees 580 full-time employees and an annual budget in excess of $457 million. Mrs. King-Viehland has served as Deputy Executive Director over CDC programs since 2015.

    Previously, Mrs. King-Viehland was Director of the Department of Housing & Economic Development for the City of Trenton, New Jersey.  Under Mrs. King-Viehland’s leadership, the Department managed the planning and development activities of the City government and offered a variety of programs and services, ranging from developing affordable housing to recruiting businesses to locate in the City of Trenton.

    Mrs. King-Viehland was principal and founder of Obsidian Development, LLC, a real estate development firm specializing in residential and mixed-use development projects.  Mrs. King-Viehland is also the former Director of Area Development and President of Campus Gateway Development, Inc., (CGD) a subsidiary of NJIT.  In 2012, she was recognized for her efforts, as #44 in the NJBIZ “Power 50” in Real Estate.

    Mrs. King-Viehland’s has nearly twenty years of experience in community and economic development, primarily in the area of real estate development. She has been integrally involved in the development of hundreds of units of single- and multi-family housing and hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial and office space.

    In September 2009, Mrs. King-Viehland was inducted into the State of New Jersey’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission inaugural “Academy of Leaders” in recognition of her commitment to and passion for contributing to society in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Mrs. King-Viehland is a 2010 Leadership Trenton Fellow, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a member of the Greater Trenton Initiative, a member of the New Jersey Future Board of Trustees, a member of the YWCA Board of Trustees, a former member of the I Am Trenton Community Foundation Board of Trustees, and a former member of the Trenton Downtown Association Board of Directors.  In 2008, Mrs. King-Viehland was featured in “If I’d Known Then,” a book by bestselling author Ellyn Spragins. In the book, Spragins asked extraordinary women under forty to “write letters to the girls they once were, filled with the advice and insights they wish they’d had when they were younger.”  In 2004 she was honored as a WQED & Pittsburgh Magazine “40 Under 40” Award recipient, which recognizes 40 talented individuals under the age of 40 who are making a positive impact on the region’s development and a Coro Women in Leadership Designee.

    Mrs. King-Viehland has a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, Northampton, MA where she graduated with honors.

  • Economic and Housing Development Director

    Vacant

  • Scott Stevenson, Director

     

    Scott Stevenson has over 29 years of experience in planning and community development and began his tenure with the CDC in 1989.  He was promoted to Manager in the Community Development Block Grant Division in 1996, and has worked in all phases of project and grant management including plan checking and entitlement processing for residential and commercial development projects, NEPA and CEQA environmental clearance, capital project development and management, construction procurement and contracting, budget oversight at both the project and department levels and managing the effective implementation of annual program and financial monitoring for numerous grant-funded projects.  

    Mr. Stevenson relishes the opportunity to exercise creative problem solving in the structured environment that can sometimes characterize work in the public sector.  His operational mantra has been to seek out new and more efficient means of achieving agency goals and objectives by eliminating duplication and processes that may have become unnecessary or obsolete in achieving the end result.  He  developed his cadre of managements skills during six years as a Supervisor, 15 years as a Manager, and two years as Assistant Director of the Construction Management Division at the CDC.  He was recognized as a leader among his peers in community development at the national level when he was elected to the Executive Board of the National Community Development Association where he later served as President, and now remains on the Board as Past-President.

    Mr. Stevenson received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in Geography-Environmental Science, and his graduate education from Cal Poly Pomona in Urban and Regional Planning.

  • Matthew Fortini, Director

    Matthew Fortini currently serves as the Director of the Administrative Services Division overseeing the internal service units of the CDC such as Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Procurement and the Mailroom/Print Shop.

    Mr. Fortini has over 28 years of public service experience having served in a variety of capacities with numerous agencies.  Prior to joining the CDC, Mr. Fortini was Assistant Division Manager for the City of Orlando, Parks Division.  He also served as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Casselberry, Florida.

    An experienced Manager, Mr. Fortini brings to the CDC experience in Public Administration including managing Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Marketing, Purchasing, Facilities Management, and Parks and Recreation.  His broad background and keen understanding of the operational needs of the organization provide the tools necessary to assess needs expeditiously and implement rapid solutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Fortini has been recognized as an excellent operations manager capable of finding efficiencies and developing staff to their fullest potential.

    Mr. Fortini believes that public agencies should offer the highest level of customer service, and provide expertly managed services to all of its customers to maximize the efficiencies of the agency.  He is also a strong proponent of operating his units in an efficient and effective manner commonly found within the private sector.

    Mr. Fortini holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Penn State University.

  • Kelly Telford, Director

     

    Kelly Telford is the Director of the Financial Management Division. In this role, Ms. Telford oversees general accounting, as well as grants, housing funds, and cash and investment management.

    Prior to serving as Director, Ms. Telford spent 13 years in public accounting specializing in state and local governments.  Working in the governmental audit industry, Ms. Telford has had the privilege of working with large and small entities throughout California including cities, counties, fire authorities, former redevelopment agencies, as well as water, wastewater, and transportation agencies. Ms. Telford brings to the CDC experience in general accounting, financial audits, internal audits, Enterprise Resource Planning implementation, and grant and contract compliance.

    Ms. Telford holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. She is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the national Government Finance Officers Association.