NRHA Leadership


D. Gary Longaker – Executive Director

He’s been called commander-in-chief, the drum major, a cheerleader, a grumpy bear (when he doesn’t get his way) and a visionary. The truth is, Gary Longaker is all of those things, but, above all, he is a leader. A leader with a simple, if not daunting, mission of setting high goals for NRHA and then, true to form, exceeding them. Read More


Bill Brewer – Deputy Director

Bill Brewer’s roots and his passions are entirely rural, so it is no accident that he has spent his entire professional life developing, enhancing and supporting the rural lifestyle. Serving in roles ranging from high school agriculture instructor to Deputy Director of Nevada Rural Housing Authority, Bill’s commitment to rural residents has never wavered. Read More


Diane Arvizo – Director of Homebuyer Services

Diane Arvizo is a country girl at heart. Raised on a Southern California dairy farm, Diane not only embodies the work ethic and values of small-town America, she is committed to supporting the rural lifestyle through her work with Nevada Rural Housing Authority. Read More


Jeni Chavez – Director of Rental and Housing Programs

Jeni Chavez has been helping families get into and stay in homes for more than a decade. As NRHA’s Director of Rental and Housing Programs Jeni utilizes her expertise on local, state, and federal policies and regulations to make sure our system runs smoothly. As a strong proponent of self sufficiency, Jeni works with our team to make sure that after we’ve worked with families to find the Rental or Housing program that fits them best, we’ve help set them up for success long term. Read More


Tammy Lancaster – Director of Finance

At the age of five, Tammy Lancaster announced to her family that she wanted to become a mathematician. Her love of numbers and proficiency with them, coupled with an analytical nature and a drive to succeed, has served Tammy well throughout her life and in her role as Nevada Rural Housing Authority’s Director of Finance. Read More


Stacey Sept – Manager of Human Resources & Administration

Before joining NRHA, Stacey worked in Construction Project Management for more than 10 years, engaged in project planning, implementation, coordination, process and document control, software administration, and HR administration. Stacey started with NRHA over a year ago, as the HR & Administrative Assistant, and has recently been promoted to Manager of HR & Administration. Read More


Jack White – Interim Director of Community Development Group

Jack White is an expert when it comes to all-things housing—from subsidies and affordable homeownership to large residential real estate development. As the founder and owner of JL White & Associates, a residential & commercial real estate consulting firm, Jack brings over four decades of investment real estate experience to the NRHA leadership team. He has a wide breadth of knowledge in areas regarding the acquisition, development, construction, operations, financing, ownership, disposition, partnership, and investment in real estate and an exemplary track record for achieving success in these areas—making him an invaluable addition to our team. Read More