The Raney Planning & Management Team & Key Personnel

Tim Raney, AICP – President
As the President of Raney Planning & Management, Inc., Mr. Raney serves as the leader of the Raney team. Mr. Raney specializes in CEQA processing, planning, and public facilitation, bringing over 30 years of experience to each project. Mr. Raney currently serves as the Community Development Director to the City of Wheatland and, together with Raney staff, has been providing contract planning services to the City since 2004. In addition, Mr. Raney previously served as the Interim Community Development Director for the City of Oakley while the City was completing its General Plan Update.
Cindy Gnos, AICP – Senior Vice President
As Raney’s Senior Vice President, Ms. Gnos brings over 30 years of experience in environmental and municipal planning. Ms. Gnos has a broad understanding of local government goals and objectives having previously served as local government planning staff for the cities of Sacramento and Dixon. As Raney’s Senior Vice President, Ms. Gnos has managed over 500 environmental and planning projects, including Initial Studies, Environmental Impact Reports, Zoning Ordinances, and special planning projects.
Nick Pappani – Vice President
Mr. Pappani brings over 18 years of environmental and planning experience to the Raney team. As Raney’s Vice President, Mr. Pappani has served as the Project Manager for over 550 CEQA and NEPA documents for jurisdictions throughout northern and southern California. Mr. Pappani has worked on a broad variety of projects, including residential, commercial/hotel, and industrial projects, as well as unique projects such as solar generating facilities and vineyard plans involving timberland conversion. As Raney’s Vice President, Mr. Pappani takes pride in serving various public sector clients and helping them navigate the complex milieu of CEQA legislation and related case law to ensure that each environmental document is legally defensible and reflects current CEQA practice.
Rod Stinson - Vice President/Air Quality Specialist
Mr. Stinson brings over 15 years of environmental experience to the Raney team with a background in CEQA, air quality, and water resources. As Raney’s Vice President, Mr. Stinson has served as the Project Manager in the preparation of over 350 environmental and planning projects, including CEQA Initial Studies and EIRs as well as NEPA Categorical Exclusions and Environmental Assessments. Mr. Stinson has managed projects ranging from complex mining, solar, and infill projects to large-scale specific plans and general plans as well as standard residential, affordable housing, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects. In addition, Mr. Stinson serves as Raney’s in-house Air Quality Specialist, with over ten years of experience in preparing air quality analyses for a variety of development projects.
Stefanie Williams - Vice President
Ms. Williams is the project manager for all of Laurin Associates market feasibility studies, completing over 150 studies a year. She is a certified market analyst’ through her participation in the National Council of Affordable Housing Market Analysts and has extensive experience with the specific requirements of the various funding agencies, including California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, CalHFA, USDA, and HUD.
Jayne Raab - Laurin Associates, Division Manager
As Division Manager, Ms. Raab oversees the staff of associates in the daily management of projects. Ms. Raab has 30 years of affordable housing experience, including extensive experience preparing financing applications to state agencies, preparing pro formas and feasibility analyses, and coordinating private projects with public agency funding requirements. From 1990 – 1997 Ms. Raab was the Development Manager at the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, working closely with the affordable housing community to ensure approval of developments that were feasible and that met the policy goals of CTCAC.
Angela DaRosa - Raney, Division Manager/Air Quality Specialist
Ms. DaRosa graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Ms. DaRosa’s background in engineering and technical writing allows her to analyze complex technical studies and integrate them into each project. As Division Manager with Raney, Ms. DaRosa provides project management and assists in the preparation and processing of various environmental and planning documents, such as EIRs, Initial Studies, NEPA compliance documents, and environmental land use and planning documents. As an Air Quality Specialist, Ms. DaRosa works closely with Raney’s in-house Air Quality Technician to prepare air quality and greenhouse gas analyses, including Health Risk Assessments, for Initial Studies and EIRs, as well as stand-alone analyses for various private-sector clients.
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