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Meet Our Team

The team at South Bend Heritage is a diverse and well-rounded staff that is committed to enhancing our neighborhoods and engaging with our community members and residents. In addition to our core leadership team, SBH is committed to maintain diversity and inclusion across the contractors and companies we hire. 

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Marco Mariani

executive director

Sara Stayback


Kristin Givens

Director of Marketing & Strategic Initiatives

Rosie Leyva

director of property management

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

Teresa Gilbride

accounting & programs specialist

Jason Sommer

Project manager

Safa Saddawi

senior project manager

Rick Becker

Project manager

Gloria Murphy

Property Manager: Robertson's senior apts.
“Team work makes the dream work!”

Tanesha Scruggs

Rushton Senior Apt, Gemini Apts & Scattered Sites

Jackie Martin

charles martin youth center literacy coordinator

Maria Velazquez

PROPERTY MANAGER: Washington-dunbar homes
& New Heritage Homes se

Kim Martin


Victoria Bedford


Tim Watson

resident assistant,
hope avenue homes

Javon Scruggs

resident assistant, oliver apartments

courtesy officer, robertsons senior apts

Brian Martin

Maintenance Technician

“If I can help someone along the way, then my living is not in vain.”

Kevin Colbert

Maintenance Technician

Sydney Forrester Jr.


Jose Lopez

grounds crew

Philip VandenBossche

grounds crew

Everardo Renteria

Grounds crew

Gladys Muhammad

Community liaison - volunteer (retired)

Arden Shank

NCRC Board Representative