Marc Iacono

Board President

A board member since 2017, Marc has made it a personal mission to support Noah Homes however he can. Having grown up with a very close family member who has Down syndrome, he is all too familiar with the day-to-day challenges individuals with a developmental disability face, as well as their families. Currently, Marc is the President and Founder of Real Estate Capital Advisors, a commercial real estate finance company. His career in private equity, real estate investment banking, and commercial banking spans over 27 years during which time he has originated and/or closed well over $1 Billion in debt and equity real estate transactions. Iacono graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance. He also holds Broker and Officer Licenses with the California Department of Real Estate. Marc is also actively involved in other non-profit boards in the San Diego Community.

Mary O'Connor, DDS

Board Vice President

Although a new board member since September 2015, Mary is not new to Noah Homes. She has served some of the residents as their dentist for many years and has supported the fundraisers and the wonderful programs. She is excited to serve on the board of directors and hopes to be able to do more for Noah Homes in this capacity.
A graduate of the University of San Diego and Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, she has maintained a private practice in Hillcrest for 26 years. Her practice includes the care of special needs adults and children. She serves on the USD Alumni Board, Rest Haven Children’s Fund Board and on the Development Committee at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School. Mary and her husband, John, support each other in their volunteer endeavors and have three children. Their twin sons are in college in New York and their daughter will attend college in Chicago this fall. Mary is especially proud that her sons chose to build a pair of outdoor patio benches at Noah Homes as their Eagle Scout projects.

Adam Larson


A Board Member since 2012, Adam is an accomplished finance and accounting professional. He has over 10 years’ experience in financial management.
Adam received his B.S.E from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A in Finance and M.S in Accountancy from San Diego State University. He also served as a Submarine Officer with the US Navy. Today Adam is the VP of Finance and Administration at TSG Solutions, Inc. Adam brings his financial expertise to Noah Homes.

Fr. Scott Burnia


A board member since 2006, Fr. Scott is the Pastor of Pius X Catholic parish in Jamul. He has welcomed the residents of Noah Homes warmly to his parish community and commits lots of his time to celebrating mass and special events with the residents and staff of Noah Homes.
Fr. Scott is formally from Michigan and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Michigan, and from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest in 1988. He has served four parishes in San Diego, and will move to St. Louise de Marrillac in Crest in July. Fr. Scott has been active in the Cursillo Community since 1991, and served as the Chaplain for the Girl Scouts while at Our Lady of Grace.

Philip Curtis

Board Member

A board member since 2010, Philip brings a special connection to Noah Homes through his personal relationship with the staff and residents. For the past 11 years, Philip was the Business Development Director for a pharmacy servicing Noah Homes. He was impressed with the excellence of service and quality of staff, and was pleased to answer the call to serve on the board of directors!
Today Philip is Director of Development for RezCare Pharmacy, a business Philip started in 2010 to provide quality pharmacy services to long term care facilities throughout San Diego. Philip also has a passion for providing timely medical training for professionals in the industry and has been very hands on expanding the Noah Homes Annual Medical Symposium, as well as Chairing the Annual Golf Tournament. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and has a daughter Alicia attending Valhalla High School in East County.

Randy Gustafson

Board Member

A board member since 2006, Randy is a founding attorney and managing partner of Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos with offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Randy is married to his wife Alison and cherishes the opportunity to be a small part of the success and mission that is Noah Homes. Randy is uncle to twins with Down syndrome.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona as well as the USD School of Law. His two daughters and Alison routinely share their musical talents with the residents of Noah Homes, helping with fund raisers or choreography for special events. Randy has served the board as Vice President.

Rachel McKinney

Board Member

Rachel McKinney is the Founder of Branch Out Market, a social enterprise that bridges nonprofits and artisan groups to a wider market. Her experience in Africa led to the realization that not all entrepreneurs have access to a market. Branch Out Market now works with over 20 nonprofits and artisan groups around the world.
Her experience includes running a social enterprise in Cape Town, South Africa, working with urban farmers throughout townships. She spent almost three years revamping the entire production, customer service, and marketing platform.
Rachel earned a Masters in History from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor's in Religious Studies from Loyola Marymount. She is a San Diego native graduated from The Academy of Our Lady of Peace. Her passions include volunteering, reading, triathlons, and of course her dog Duchess.
Rachel’s passion for Noah Homes comes from her role as a big sister to her brother with special needs. She admires his passion for life, ambition, and service of others with disabilities.

Tom Finch

Board Member

Tom joined the Noah Homes team as a member of the Construction Committee, serving as an oversight task group for the Memory Care Facility. After spending time at Noah Homes and seeing the hard work and effort being put forth to improve so many lives, Tom joined the board of directors in 2015. Other boards that he serves include Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista and the National Concrete and Masonry Association. Tom has been married to his wife Andrea for 23 years and they have four children; Avery, Lindsey, Shelby and Jacob. Their family has lived in Jamul since 2001.
Tom is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at RCP Block & Brick. He and his three siblings manage the family business that was started in 1947 by their father, Marvin. The company manufactures concrete block, segmental retaining wall products and concrete interlocking pavers in Otay Mesa. Additionally the company operates six retail stores in San Diego and Riverside counties.
Tom is a 1988 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, earning his bachelor’s degree in business.

Wayne Finley

Board Member

Wayne has worked in the development of Regional Shopping Centers for over thirty years. He joined TrizecHahn Development (formerly The Hahn Company) in 1975. Mr. Finley served as Director of Development. Over the course of his 25-year career with TrizecHahn, he was instrumental in the development of one of the most prominent portfolios in North America. In total these properties exceed over 40 million square feet of retail space. In 2001 he formed the Finley Group, LLC and joint ventured with Forest City Development and The Corti-Gilchrist Partnership to develop Simi Valley Town Center, Simi Valley California. Wayne retired in 2006 and has continued to contribute his time and efforts to various endeavors. He served as Co-Chair of the Architectural/Construction Committee and was responsible for the coordination of the planning and construction of Horizon Prep K-12 Christian School on a 15 acre site in Rancho Santa Fe. Wayne joined the Board of Directors of ACCO Engineering Systems, Glendale California in 2007. ACCO Engineering is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the U.S. He served as Chairman of the Board 2009-2012, currently he is a member of the Management and Succession and Compensation Committee, and the Audit Committee. Mr. Finley is a member of the Facilities, Planning and Construction Task Force for Rady Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. As a task force member he has worked on a number of projects for Ray Children’s Hospital. Wayne has been married to his wonderful wife Charlotte for 41 years and they live in Carmel Valley. They have three children Veronica, James and Jonathon and five grandchildren. Veronica their oldest has Down syndrome and has recently moved into Noah Homes.

Jill Lozier

Board Member

Jill is a seasoned professional with 40 years of banking experience. Her expertise in commercial lending is in the following fields: Commercial Real Estate, Commercial and Industrial including lines of credit, equipment financing, letters of credit and Asset Based Lending.
She is well versed in the Relationship Banking Model in which she develops banking relationships with the owners of local companies to facilitate their growth as well as providing Private Banking Services to the owners and key management. She also manages a staff of talented and focused professionals who see the value in every client and every client request. Jill has been with CBT for eighteen years and has been a top producer each year. She enjoys providing lending/banking solutions to the business community.

Mark Cassell

Board Member

Mark Cassell grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, however, Southern California has always been his home after being stationed at Camp Pendleton during his years in the United States Marine Corps. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam, he settled in Los Angeles to begin his business career.
After starting a family and while working as National Franchise Sales Director for a large equipment rental organization, he earned his business degree from UCLA.
He is a results-driven entrepreneur with experience in diversified industries within the public, private, and franchise sectors of business. He is a calculated risk-taker and has a proven track record of success. With over 3 decades of experience, his leadership and contributions have been essential to the development of small and medium-sized businesses including manufacturers, restaurants, real estate offices, and retail shops.
He has had several successful businesses of his own. Although early in his career, he worked for different companies and held various leadership positions of increasing responsibilities. He is a true entrepreneur at heart and understands what it takes to build something from the ground up. His last company, a national linen manufacturing, and silk-screening plant began in his garage and had over 100 employees when it was sold to his business partner after 20 years.
Throughout his many years of experience, he has developed a reputation for collaborating with his partners to make well-educated business decisions that help excel the company in positive ways. His business acumen, patience, and steadfastness have helped him succeed in his endeavors.