NRHA Leadership

Bill Brewer

Executive 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


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


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


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


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


Lena Frias

Director of Rental Services

Lena Frias has joined Nevada Rural Housing Authority as the Director of Rental Services. Lena has worked with NRHA previously, serving as their Finance and Grant Manager, overseeing the agencies Section 8 and grant funds. Lena brings over 30 years of experience to NRHA and has worked for the State of Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health as well as within the real estate finance and high-tech industries. Read More


Stacey Sept

Director of Community Development and Weatherization

Before joining NRHA, Stacey worked in construction project management for more than 10 years, specializing in project planning, implementation, coordination, process and document control, software administration, and HR administration. Stacey also serves as an associate member of the Western Nevada Development District Board of Directors. Stacey started with NRHA late 2015 and has held various positions such as HR & Administrative Assistant, Manager of HR & Administration and Director of Human Resources. In 2019, Stacey was named Director of Community Development. 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