Trellis News

Trellis President & CEO, Patricia Garcia Duarte, Attends Georgetown University’s New Strategies’ Symposium

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 30th, 2021

Trellis and Patricia Garcia Duarte, President & CEO, are honored by the funding provided by JPMorgan Chase & Co. to attend the virtual New Strategies, an advanced online training program that took place end of May to mid-June by Georgetown University’s Business for Impact. Patricia Garcia Duarte joined other nonprofit executives from around the country to participate in New …

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Meet Maryisela Ocampo – Trellis Case Worker

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 18th, 2021

Maryisela Ocampo is the newest Case Worker at Trellis. As a case worker, Maryisela reviews applications for Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA). The ERA is a program to help Trellis pay their rent and utilities. Maryisela assures all documentation needed are received or requested from clients, so an approval of an application can be determined.  What Maryisela likes about Trellis  Maryisela says that the working environment at Trellis …

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Meet Melissa Auge – Assistant Project Manager

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 28th, 2021

Melissa Auge has a lot of experience in the field of construction. She has been in residential construction for 22 years, working for a masonry subcontractor and two different General Contractors remodeling homes for investors & real estate investment trusts (REITS) in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, and Georgia. Melissa also has experience with …

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Trellis Careers – Project Management Assistant

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON May 27th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Project Management Assistant Reports To: Director of Real Estate Development FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly Approved By: Approved Date: Revised Date: May 2021 Grade: 4 SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Management Assistant is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON April 2nd, 2021

Position Description   Job Title:                    Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate          Reports To:                Lending Operations and Real Estate FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt, hourly Approved By:            Chief Executive Officer Approved Date:         4/1/2021 Revised Date:             February 7, 2020   SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of Lending Operations, the Junior Processor and Real Estate Associate supports …

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Case Worker Assistant – Temporary

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON March 26th, 2021

Position Description Job Title: Case Worker Assistant (Temporary) Reports To: Director of HomeOwnership Center FLSA Status: NonExempt, hourly Approved By: Approved Date: July 22, 2020 Revised Date: March 16, 2021 Note: This is a grant funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding. Grade: 1 SUMMARY The Case Worker Assistant provides high quality customer …

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Open Position: Mortgage Loan Originator

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 11th, 2021

Job Title: Mortgage Loan OriginatorReports To: Operations ManagerFLSA Status: Non-Exempt – Hourly (plus commission)Approved Date: August 2012Revised Date: August 2016, 2nd rev. February 2021 JOB SUMMARY: Loan Originator will close and fund Trellis, 1st mortgage loans, 2nd mortgage loans, down-payment assistance programs, grants and broker compliant loans. Loan Originator will pre-qualify prospective homebuyers. The Loan …

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Open Position: Project Coordinator

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON February 11th, 2021

Job Title: Project Coordinator – REDReports To: Director of Real Estate DevelopmentFLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time hourly 40 hours weeklyApproved By: President & CEOApproved Date: July 29, 2020Revised Date: February 10, 2021 SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the Director of Real Estate Development, the Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the development and management of various …

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Meet Jazmin Vazquez

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON January 15th, 2021

Trellis’s newest case worker has already given hope to hundreds. In just a short time, Jazmin Vazquez, has already made a positive impression with Trellis clients. Jazmin started with Trellis in November of 2020 and has been extremely busy helping people whose lives and finances have been affected by COVID-19 apply for the Phoenix CARES …

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RFP: Text Translator

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON January 6th, 2021

RE: English to Spanish Text Translation  Description  Trellis is looking for an individual or service to translate English social media posts and other marketing materials into regional (Mexican) Spanish.   The start time for this is immediate.  Scope  This will be an ongoing relationship with a minimum of two social media posts and two blog pages per month. The social media posts will be an …

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Meet Patricia Garcia Duarte – President & CEO of Trellis

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON December 11th, 2020

Nonprofit doesn’t mean not professional. The leader who keeps Trellis running like a top-performing company is Patricia Garcia Duarte. The Public Face of Trellis Patricia, who is the President and CEO of Trellis, joined the organization back in March of 2006. She is responsible for the management, operation and financial health of the organization. She …

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The Advantages of Trellis’s Home Buyer Class

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON December 8th, 2020

“I learned so much” – Jessica  The Good Reputation of Trellis  Jessica had already known about Trellis because the organization helped people close to her. A couple of years earlier, Jessica’s aunt worked with the counselors at Trellis. Together, they worked on a plan to help Jessica’s aunt avoid foreclosure. Then, recently, one of Jessica’s friends told Jessica about how much …

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Laura Moreno Santos – Case Worker Assistant

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON October 30th, 2020

Today is a sad day at Trellis as we say goodbye to Laura Moreno Santos. This is Laura’s last day as a temporary employee and Case Worker Assistant. As a temporary worker at Trellis, Laura helped process numerous applications for the Covid-19 Phoenix Cares Grant by helping gather client documents and approval letters. She was …

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Joel McCabe – VP and COO at Trellis

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON October 23rd, 2020

Joel McCabe is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Trellis. For over six years, Joel has overseen the day to day operations, including oversight of all of the program areas (Education, real estate, and lending), for Trellis and Arboles Home Mortgage. He also assists Patricia Garcia-Duarte, Trellis President and CEO, in developing and …

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Helga Galan – Lending Operations Manager

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON October 16th, 2020

Trellis helps the vulnerable and under-served of the Phoenix area realize their dreams of home ownership. Guiding the efforts of the lending team is Helga Galan. Helga is the Operations Manager for Trellis Lending and has been with the company for ten years. She uses her vast knowledge and experience as a loan officer and …

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Daniel Gonzalez – Loan Originator

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON October 9th, 2020

Meet Daniel Gonzalez, a knowledgeable and compassionate loan originator with Trellis Lending. For nearly three years, Daniel has been using his extensive mortgage knowledge to help Trellis provide funding to some of the most vulnerable and under-served members of the community. He is an expert at matching borrowers up with the best possible mortgage rates, …

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Dean Begay

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

Trellis helps a lot of people through financial education, monetary assistance, homebuying programs, and more. Those people who have gone through Trellis Lending to purchase a home have interacted with Dean Begay. Dean is the Loan Closer for Trellis Lending and handles the loan servicing with compliance reporting. Helping those in the Community Dean has …

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Trellis Celebrates 45 Years of Helping Communities

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON July 24th, 2020

For forty-five years, Trellis (formerly known as NHS Phoenix) has been helping to revitalize communities and to assist the under-served members of those communities get access to classes and programs that improve their finances and ultimately lead to stable homeownership. How We Help Through Trellis, people can take an array of financial literacy courses, as …

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Evelyn Cermeno

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON July 10th, 2020

Just because Trellis is a non-profit, doesn’t mean that there’s not a lot of finances to manage. For nearly six years, Evelyn Cermeno, the Senior Staff Accountant at Trellis, has been keeping track of all the money. What She Does at Trellis More specifically, Evelyn’s responsibilities include tracking grants and projects; processing payroll; reviewing and …

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Ramona Aceves

Joel McCabe/ POSTED ON June 19th, 2020

Although Trellis has many departments, Ramona Aceves, has a hand in them all. As the Executive Admin. and H.R. Assistant, she provides support to the President & CEO, as well as all the various Trellis managers. Ramona keeps the Trellis employees up-to-date on all the important happenings within the company – from new information about …

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