NRHA Directors

Bill Brewer

Executive Director

Bill’s first job in the housing business was almost 40 years ago when he began working for the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA). In 1994, he became the first Housing Program Director for the new Nevada State Office of FmHA, which subsequently became the state office of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development. During his tenure as Program Director at USDA, Bill was responsible for the investment of more than $1 billion in rural Nevada, assisting hundreds of families with their dream of homeownership and providing decent, safe, and affordable rental housing to seniors and families throughout rural Nevada. Read More


Mishon Hurst

Deputy Executive Director

Born and raised in northern Nevada, Mishon has always enjoyed rural Nevada’s great outdoors. From hiking trails to relaxing on the beach in Lake Tahoe, bike rides and skiing the slopes in the winter, Mishon’s roots run deep in the Sierra Nevada. Read More


Beth Dunning

Director of Community Development

As the Director of Community Development, Beth leads the team by building successful business relationships. All Community Development work involves detailed project management which includes budget planning and control, real estate acquisition and disposition efforts. Read more.


Diane Arvizo

Director of Homeownership Programs

What does “rural” mean to Diane Arvizo? It means a working hard and taking care of one another. It means small-town values with some big-time heart. It means affording Nevadans from every corner of the state the opportunity to own a home – at last. Raised on a Southern California dairy farm, Diane is committed to supporting the rural lifestyle through her leadership of the award-winning Home At Last™ homeownership programs for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA). In NRHA, Diane has found a mission, vision and values that are in direct alignment with hers: to make responsible homeownership an affordable option for rural Nevadans. Read More


Heather Simola

Director of Real Estate Operations

Heather joined the NRHA team in 2016 as the Real Property Administrator, providing asset management oversight to the organization’s property portfolio. In 2019, Heather was appointed Director of Real Estate Operations and supervises oversight of the physical, fiscal and regulatory operations of NRHA’s real property portfolio. Read More


Katie Coleman

Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Katie brings the perfect blend of private and public agency experience to the NRHA table. She has a wide portfolio of organizational experience ranging from small tech startups to government agencies, publicly traded corporations and highly regulated industries. And with her experience comes a passion she shares with NRHA’s team and its partners: connecting Nevadans with the tools and resources they need to live happy, healthy and safe lives. Read More


Lourdes Zuniga-Perez

Director of Rental Services

Lourdes began her role as the Director of Rental Services in January of 2023. To the role, Lourdes brings an extensive background of leadership and managerial roles and with a deep knowledge of all things Nevada Rural Housing she earned during her seven year tenure at the agency. Read More.


Shani Dues

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Shani Dues joined NRHA in September 2019 and brings more than 20 years of HR experience. Shani’s goal as Director of Human Resources at NRHA is to provide support to all employees and ensure the NRHA staff have a safe and productive work environment. Read More


Shawn Heusser

Director of Finance

Shawn joined Nevada Rural Housing Authority in the summer of 2022 as the Director of Finance. He plans, organizes and manages all accounting and fiscal management activities at NRHA. Shawn’s extensive background in the public sector has given him comprehensive insight in not only financial management practices, but overseeing programs that serve his community. Read More