Ophelia B. Basgal

Ophelia B. Basgal is the regional administrator of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region IX (Pacific/Hawaii). She is a nationally recognized expert on housing and community development issues, having served 27 years as the executive director of the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda. Prior to joining HUD, Ophelia was vice president of community relations at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. She is currently on the board of the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and on the board of the Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Leadership Council. Her previous board affiliations include the Oakland Museum of California Foundation, the advisory council to the National Housing Conference’s Center on Housing Policy, and the Merritt Community Capital Corporation. She also served as a member of the State of California’s Commission on Judicial Performance. She holds a master’s degree in social welfare administration from the University of California, Berkeley. Appointed in 2013.