Claudia Cappio is the executive director of the California Housing Finance Agency. Before joining the CHFA, she was a principal at Sparticles LLC, a planning and development consultant. Previously Cappio was Oakland's director of planning, building, major projects and the Oakland Base Reuse Authority. She spearheaded major public and private developments, including the Oak to Ninth Project (3,000 housing units), Wood Street Mixed Use Project (1,500 residential units) and 10K Program, which approved construction of 6,000 downtown units for 10,000 residents. She also worked in municipal planning and building in Emeryville, Albany and Corte Madera. Cappio is a lecturer in University of California Extension planning courses and with Continuing Education of the Bar on such issues as the California Environmental Quality Act, design review, public-private partnerships and infill development. Cappio is a member of Lambda Alpha International and a certified wilderness first responder. She holds a B.A. in urban studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.