Board of Directors

Jeffrey Poston

Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey is Founder and CEO of Poston Investment Collective (PIC) LLC, PIC Development, and the PIC Charitable Foundation. He is a former PMP, the prestigious Project Management Professional certification, and manages a team of socially conscious fundraising professionals, investors, and project managers to guide company goals and investments. He is a former Air Force officer, Laser Optics Engineer, and is an accomplished novelist with multiple historical westerns and adventure thrillers to his name. He is also a board member of two local nonprofits.

Mohammad "Mo" Hossain​

Vice President

Mo has over 20 years of project management experience leading high-level DOD Operations, Test, and System Engineering teams. Early in his career, he tested and deployed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, RQ-4s and MQ-9s to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was then selected for Education with Industry for the National Institute of Aerospace. As the director of operations, Mo guided a 50-person test and integration team operating almost $1B ground and space-based satellite systems. He served as Test Director for multiple major defense programs, including a $400M program evaluating the performance of unmanned aircrafts and associated ground control stations. He received his Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from University of California, Irvine and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. Mo manages major projects for PIC Development, including The Gathering, a $14MM 72-unit apartment new construction project.

Nick Chokshi

Treasurer

Nick has over 14 years of Program Management and Supply Chain experience at one of the world’s most preeminent Aerospace and Defense Companies. He has a demonstrated history of negotiating complex solutions for the sale, development and sustainment of a variety of Aerospace, Defense and Industrial products and services for domestic and foreign organizations.

Nick’s passion, however, is and always will be investing! He brings with him to PIC Development the same analytical, data driven, and detail-oriented approach he uses in his Aerospace work. Nick got his start in real estate when he met a leading predeveloped real estate expert and developer. After a period of intense mentorship and training, Nick became highly adept in the land development lifecycle, from acquisition to entitlements to ultimately negotiating a sale for his clients, and spent years educating investors and helping them acquire LA County based commercial and industrial properties in the direct path of development. After acquiring a portfolio of prime properties for himself, Nick is now primarily focused on multifamily syndications and short-term rehabs to address current market needs.

Nick was born and raised in Southern California, and serves as a board member for a Long Beach based Disability Awareness Association and as an Ambassador for Elevate, a Partnership of UC San Diego, Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside, and Spectrum Knowledge. In his free time, Nick enjoys traveling, playing golf, eating spicy food, and an occasional Netflix inspired binge-watch.

Roger Austin

Secretary

Roger is a licensed California real estate broker with over two decades of experience as a Los Angeles top producer. He began his prolific career at the high-end Sotheby’s International in Beverly Hills, and has owned several real estate companies specializing in real estate sales as well as residential and commercial development. He spearheaded residential and multi-family real estate projects in several states. Roger oversees PIC Development funding initiatives with lenders and family offices.

Advisory Board

Gail Holian Pestana, Ph.D.

Senior VP of Development

Dr. Pestana is a Jungian-trained professor and internationally respected researcher in Linguistics, Neuro-Linguistics, and Comparative Medieval Literature. She has been a board member of numerous nonprofit foundations including the Foundation For Research In Optimal Living, the Red Cross, and others. A seasoned fundraiser, she has chaired successful nonprofit fundraising campaigns totaling more than $23MM. She is the recipient of a generous grant from the internationally known Florence Gould Foundation in support of her scholarly research and publications. Her scholarship and research has been presented internationally for three decades. She is also the recipient of the prestigious award from the Association of Private Colleges and Universities for Campus Leadership and Teaching Excellence.

Everette Hill

Non-profit Organizational Development

Everette Hill is a PhD business candidate with over 20 years experience in the nonprofit development world and is a certified business coach and licensed personal counselor.

Joannie Griffin

Sunny505 Marketing

With over 30 years of experience in the communications and marketing field, Joanie knows the importance of creating a memorable and lasting brand for an organization. As the CEO and founder of Sunny505, she has evolved as the media world has changed in order to meet the needs of her clients. When Joanie isn’t at the forefront of marketing and advertising through building effective communications plans, you’ll find her at the front of the pack, whether she’s cycling on pavement or gravel. Her enthusiasm for getting the most out of everything she does professionally or personally is hard to ignore, and her positivity influences those around her.

Teona Ducre

Executive Director of Omega Retreat

Teona is the executive assistant to the CEO. She is also an innovative nonprofit leader and project manager with five years of experience in fundraising and development, volunteer recruitment, social media management, large scale events, and strategic planning and communication with the ability to develop and maintain key community partnerships and creatively manage resources.

She is the former Executive Director and spokesperson for Destroy Pancreatic Cancer Foundation of Atlanta. In addition, she volunteers with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as the Atlanta Co-Affiliate Chair and serves as a passionate ambassador for pancreatic cancer awareness.

She is currently a graduate student at The George Washington, Milken School of Public Health with a focus on health promotion and marketing.