Our Management Team


Scott Syphax

Chairman and CEO, Nehemiah Companies

Scott Syphax is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Nehemiah Companies. He has provided strategic vision, leadership and business modeling expertise since 2001. Mr. Syphax has been the companies’ driving force in sourcing loans, raising and deploying capital, building the Board, and expanding community outreach…
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Darrell Teat

President, Nehemiah Companies

President, Darrell Teat, has been with the company since 2010 and is responsible for managing the strategic expansion of Nehemiah’s core business lines across the United States, including growing the revenue base, increasing Nehemiah’s brand recognition, and developing and implementing strategies…
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Erik Grotte

CFO, Nehemiah Companies

Chief Financial Officer, Erik Grotte joined the Nehemiah companies in 2015. Erik oversees all financial aspects of 12 related for-profit and not-for-profit companies, which includes managing assets in excess of $75M with annual revenues over $25M. Erik has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1997…
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Rhonda Staley-Brooks

Executive Director, Nehemiah Community Foundation

Rhonda Staley-Brooks joined Nehemiah in 2016 as the Executive Director of Nehemiah Community Foundation.  As Executive Director, Rhonda is responsible for advancing the brand of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, and for the vision and direction of the Foundation.Prior to joining Nehemiah, Rhonda held the post of President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sacramento for 14-years…
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Zoritha Thompson

Managing Broker, Nehemiah Real Estate

Zoritha Thompson joined Nehemiah Real Estate as the Managing Broker in 2016. Zoritha has been in the real estate field for over 25 years, and has closed over 1,400 transactions totaling well over $200 million in sales since 2010. Zoritha maintains an excellent working knowledge of title and escrow procedures and lending and finance in order to effectively serve her clients and enhance the knowledge of the company’s real estate agents…
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Yves M. Mombeleur

Managing Director of Lending and Capital Investment, Nehemiah Community Reinvestment Fund

Yves Mombeleur joined NCRF in 2015 as Managing Director. Yves is responsible for leading the lending and capital investment program in achieving its mission by providing strategic vision and business planning for the corporation.Prior, Mr. Mombeleur was the CEO and President of Mombeleur and Co., LLC, an Arlington, Texas based consulting firm that specialized in financial education, training,…
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Nicole Learned

Vice President of Operations

Nicole Learned is the Vice President of Operations, and has been with the company since 1998. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of operations and program development for the company’s distressed asset business, and her role was instrumental in the development and launch of Nehemiah’s Neighborhood Restoration…
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Shaunda Johnson

Executive Director, WayUp Sacramento

Shaunda Johnson joined the Nehemiah Companies in 2016 as the Executive Director of Nehemiah’s Community Reinvestment Fund’s WayUp Sacramento Program. Shaunda is passionate about WayUp’s focus on education, health and health access, housing, nutrition, workforce development and employment in Sacramento’s Oak Park…
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Ron Mellon

Managing Director of Real Estate Services

Ron Mellon is the Managing Director of Real Estate Services. Ron is responsible for the growth and geographical expansion of the Neighborhood Restoration and Roofs for Troops Programs. Ron has over 25 years experience in the Real Estate industry, with expertise in sales, marketing, construction and product design…
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Mimi Thomas Mall

Sr. Project Manager, Nehemiah Companies

Mimi Thomas Mall has been with the company since 2003 and currently holds the position of Sr. Project Manager. Mimi supports initiatives across the enterprise, working closely with the Senior Management team to develop and implement programs and services that support the mission and vision…
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Steve Goodwin

Managing Director of Development Services

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