Scott Larson joined HomeAid America as the CEO in October of 2019. Larson brings more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, project management, program implementation and community development to HomeAid America. For the past 21 years, Larson served as the Executive Director of HomeAid Orange County, the founding chapter of HomeAid. Larson united builders, community leaders, service providers and government officials to lead the development of 33 housing projects, valued at $64 million that added more than 975 beds, allowing thousands of previously homeless individuals and families access to safe, dignified housing.
Larson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Biola University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Laura McKenna has 30 years of experience as a nonprofit leader, specializing in project management, program development, fundraising and grant writing. Previous to her role at HomeAid America, Laura served as the Executive Director of HomeAid Colorado for 16 years. During her tenure at the Colorado chapter, Laura managed the development of 56 housing projects that added nearly 400 beds to give homeless families and individuals a place to rebuild their lives. She has previously served on the HomeAid America Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Laura’s current role is to develop strategic partnerships with builders and suppliers to support our growing pipeline of projects as well as work with foundations and corporate donors to support the work of existing chapters and chapter expansion efforts across the country. Laura earned her Master’s in Organizational Communication from Southern Illinois University and a BA in Communication from Truman State University.
Robin Arnett began her career in the building industry 20 years ago at the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Orange County, home to HomeAid’s first chapter. She left the BIA and became the Executive Officer of the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia, an affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). She took that experience to NAHB as a Regional Field Representative before starting at HomeAid America 12 years ago.
Robin’s role at HomeAid is to work with the chapters to improve operations and to implement the HomeAid Shelter Development Program. Robin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from Chapman University.
Lynn began her career with McGladrey & Pullen, CPA’s, a national public accounting firm, where she worked with companies spanning a variety of industries doing both software consulting and accounting services. Lynn started a private accounting practice where she served multiple manufacturing companies in the private sector for the next eleven years, until she joined HomeAid America in 2002. Lynn sits on the Board of Directors for Gold Rush Cure, a childhood cancer advocacy Foundation in Orange County, and One Step Ministry which serves homeless single parent families in South Orange County. Lynn has a Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from California Baptist University.
New to the non-profit sector, Monique is excited to be a part of HomeAid and the fight to end homelessness. Monique’s role here is to assist the HomeAid staff with program development, marketing, and communications, social media, and administration.
Monique graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She also is a Certified Nursing Assistant and currently cares for her disabled adult daughter.