About Us

Northwest Housing Alternativesā€™ mission is to create opportunity through housing. NHA provides affordable housing options for families, seniors and people with special needs across Oregon. NHA also operates the Annie Ross House shelter for homeless families with children and provides rapid re-housing and stabilization services through our HomeBase program.

Home is a place of safety and retreat, a place where family and community can grow. For some Oregonians with low incomes, having a place to call home is out of reach. Low wages or fixed incomes combined with the high cost of housing forces these families to choose between rent, utilities, nutritious food, medications and other basic necessities. NHA is working to provide new opportunities through quality affordable housing.


NHA Leadership


Board of Directors

Scott Bullard, President
Jake Kirsch, Vice President
Rose Mary Ojeda, Treasurer
Roberta Ando, Secretary
Marilyn Cohen
Shilo Wittrock-Laccino
Michael Anderson
Laura Howard
Grace Badik
Barb Smith
Megan Thompson
Vickie Flinchum


NHA Management

Martha McLennan, Executive Director
Tam Gardner, Director of Finance & Administration
Stephen McMurtrey, Housing Development Director
Ray Hackworth, Director of Asset Management
Angela Trimble, Director of Homeless Intervention Services
Julia Doty, Director of Resident Services
Kristin Barber, Director of Resource DevelopmentĀ 


Opportunity Council

Scott Bullard, Coldchain Technology Services
Katy Patricelli, Retired Sr. Vice President, Wells Fargo
Bob Walsh, Walsh Construction
Jim Winkler, Winkler Development Corporation
Andrew Colas, Colas Construction
Brian Stewart, JP Morgan Chase
Ann Lininger, State Representative, Oregon State Legislature
Hermann Colas, Colas Construction
Megan Glowka, Enterprise Community Asset Management
Diane Durnin, J D Fulwiler & Company
Ali O’Neill, O’Neill Construction Group
Cathy Danigelis, Key Bank
Doug C. Blomgren, Bateman|Seidel
Maurice Rahming, O’Neill Construction Group
Angie Henry, Income Property Management
Kristin Donahue, Nonstop Wellness
Brian Gerritz, Pavilion Construction
Gina Leon, Umpqua Bank
Brian Sage, Kaiser Permanente
Bill Lanning, MWA Architects Inc.
Dave Bachman, Cascade Management
Shelley Yoder, Providence Health & Services
Brian Carleton, Carleton Hart Architecture
Karl Christensen, WARN Industries
Terry Wilson, Affinity Property Management