Margaret Totty, President
Margaret has twenty years of experience in the construction industry. She is an innovator, an assertive player with a positive attitude. She brings purpose into her work, including the projects she builds. Margaret takes great pride in supporting others to meet their goals and has a proven track record of creating and nurturing career paths of others over the course of many years.
As president of Los Angeles Housing Compliance, Margaret is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of local hire programs and ensuring project compliance. She assists developers in presenting, reviewing and negotiating local hire and Minority & Women Owned Business target programs. She works with general contractors to draft subcontract compliance exhibits and ensure subcontractors remain in compliance with all federal and state prevailing wage regulations. She oversees placement managers and labor compliance specialists in their roles and ensures processes are clear and easy to understand.
She is well versed in all aspects of multi-family construction, and utilizes that experience and knowledge to create synergistic prevailing wage compliance and local hire programs. Margaret has created many jobs for local resident on various affordable housing projects within the City of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Margaret began her work in an administrative capacity and has grown into senior project management with a strong focus in workforce development and local hire. In her spare time, she teaches pre-apprenticeship, spends time hiking and enjoying Los Angeles with her family. She has held these positions with Cobalt Construction Company, a large multi family general contractor, CIM Group a market rate developer, Cannon Constructors South, another large multi family developer and Factory_OS, a modular housing factory located in Northern California.
Margaret has her LEED AP certification and construction management certificate from University of California Los Angeles. She acts in an advisory role to several workforce organizations including Maxine Waters Employment Center and Career Expansions, a pre-apprenticeship training partner.
Adriana Aguilar, Placement Manager
Ms. Aguilar has over ten years of experience organizing resources in Los Angeles, specifically in East Los Angeles communities including Boyle Heights.
As placement manager of Los Angeles Housing Compliance, Adriana is responsible for identifying and qualifying qualified and trained local workers into open construction positions. She develops partnerships with local Worksource Centers, grassroots organizations and training programs to develop a roster of workers for open positions. She develops local hire maps and hiring expectation pipelines by construction phase.
Ms. Aguilar is well versed in all aspects of community organizing and is familiar with the resources available to local hire workers placed in open positions. She organizes these resources through workshops and other means of sharing this information with candidates.
Adriana began her work as an organizer for the American Federation of Teachers and continued her work supporting communities as a Director of Tenant Services for the East LA Community Corporation where she managed and mentored a team of six program coordinators, two third party agencies and four programs, Building Financial Sustainability, Community Programs, Tenant Leadership and Youth Development across ten supportive services sites, serving approximately 900+ tenants.
Ms. Aguilar completed her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning from California State University of Northridge after completing her Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts from East Los Angeles College.
Christiana Faulkner, Placement Manager
Mrs. Faulkner is an experienced leader in workforce development, with strong community engagement and youth development skills. She is a Los Angeles native with the ability to identify, grow and cultivate essential relationships with various stakeholders. She has managed diverse and culturally relevant aspects within various program elements.
As placement manager of Los Angeles Housing Compliance, Christiana acts as a liaison for LAHC’s local hire programs in all reasonable aspects. She works with pre-apprenticeship programs and Worksource Centers to identify suitable candidates for hire. She meets candidates, describes expectations and coordinates the interview processes. Christiana crafts career maps and expectation documents between employers and local hire candidates and follows up on progress to ensure all parties remain on track.
Mrs. Faulkner has great experience in this work. She has worked as a Ready to Work Organizer at the Black Worker’s Center, Dress for Success Worldwide, and International Trade Education Programs. Christiana obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Victimology in 2008 from California State University, Fresno. She also obtained her master’s degree in Public Administration in 2015 from the University of Phoenix.
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