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Rutherford Joins Team At Visionary Home Builders
Darryl Rutherford has been appointed as Vice President of Services and Community Development for Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. Photo Contributed

Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB), a non-profit developer, has announced the appointment of Darryl Rutherford to Vice President of Services and Community Development.

Rutherford will oversee strategy, innovation, and operations of social programs and community engagement. He will set strategic direction for community development in alignment with the organization’s strategic goals, mission, and purpose. In addition, he will manage and lead staff, and establish and maintain strategic alliances and working relationships with residents and the community. Working closely with Annette Sanchez, VHB COO, Rutherford will be responsible for ensuring the longevity of affordable housing communities as they build new, affordable housing for the community.

“We are excited about the knowledge and experience that Darryl brings to our team,” said Carol Ornelas, CEO of Visionary Home Builders. “As we celebrate our 40th year of building affordable housing throughout the Central Valley, Darryl is a great addition to help us continue to build and develop VHB to serve the needs of our communities.”

Prior to his appointment at VHB, most recently, he became the ED of the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition (RCCS), a public-private-non-profit collaborative initiative which aims to “empower residents to transform their community”. He was instrumental in re-building RSSC into a stable strategic coalition about how to transform a community with a focus on equity and strengthening resident voices. He also served as Executive Director for Sacramento Housing Alliance.

Founded in 1983, Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB) is a nonprofit housing development company and housing counseling agency based in Stockton, California. It is the leading agency of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley, having developed more than 1,400 units of rental housing and has renovated/built more than 700 single-family homes in Ceres, Fresno, Oakdale, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tracy. VHB has brought more than $550 million dollars in grants and private dollars to develop affordable housing in the valley. VHB is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency. For more information, call 209-466-6811 or visit the website at