Get to Know Executive Director, Sunshine Mathon

Our Executive Director, Sunshine Mathon, is an expert in the affordable housing field and has significantly impacted the community with his racial equity work. In this article, you will learn more about Sunshine and his journey to Piedmont.

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In 2017, Sunshine Mathon began his role as Executive Director at Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, VA. Committed to supporting deeply equitable and sustainable affordable communities, he has led the development of over 1,200 healthy, efficient homes in Texas and Virginia. As a nationally-recognized leader at the intersection of climate resilience and equitable affordable housing development, Sunshine has consulted with a wide variety of local and national housing intermediaries.

With a broad range of professional experiences, from architectural design to mentoring children to catalyzing organizational inquiry into antiracist practices, Sunshine strives for collaborative work at three connected, equity-focused scales: relationship-building through one-on-one connections; cultivating place-based community development that centers residents’ lived-expertise; and guiding policy-shift through a racial equity lens. 

Sunshine holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and B.S. in Physics from Bates College in Maine.