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 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 works to alleviate those pressures for low-income families and provide new opportunities through quality affordable housing.

NHA Leadership

Board of Directors

Jake Kirsch, President
Steven Phan, Vice President

Roberta Ando, Secretary
Barbara Smith, Treasurer

Scott Bullard
Marilyn Cohen

Kelsey Heilman

Roseta ‘Rose’ Akin
Shannon Olive

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NHA Management

Trell Anderson, Executive Director
Tam Gardner, CFO/Director of FinanceĀ 
Ray Hackworth, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Asset Management
Destin Ferdun, Director of Real Estate Development
Kristin Barber, Director of Philanthropy & Resource Development
Cameo Tamala, Operations Manager and Cultural Strategist
Scott Brumitt, Resident Services Manager
Peter Tompkins-Rosenblatt, HIS Program Manager

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Opportunity Council

Scott Bullard, Coldchain Technology Services
Katy Patricelli, Retired Sr. Vice President, Wells Fargo
Nelda Newton, 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
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