Recognizes the outstanding contributions one individual within a voting member organization has made over the course of the previous year.

Reed Adamson, Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Reed first stepped on a build site on a cold and rainy day when volunteers were needed the most. But he walked away loving every minute of it. Since volunteering with Habitat, he’s made ties with AmeriCorps members, fellow Habitat volunteers and homebuyers as they build a neighborhood from the ground up.  Reed also assists with videography and social media.

 

Ana Gomez, Senior Resident Manager

Evolve Property Management

When a new project fell short of hands to help with lease up, Ana asked how she could help without hesitation. Ana also assisted in stabilizing other projects until new staff arrived. She has shown a great level of leadership, is highly respected by her peers, and keeps her projects looking their best while maintaining operational costs at a minimum.

 

 

 

Sarah Haynes, Resident Services Coordinator

Human Solutions

Sarah brings incredible level of energy, passion and empathy to her work. She has organized a Summer Lunch Activities Program, after school activities, community celebrations, an adult walking and exercise group and helped with a Holiday Store providing gifts to 500+ kids. A partnership with Oregon Food Bank’s Free Food Market brings 400 people to their Rockwood Building each month.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hernandez, Asset and Property Manager

Polk Community Development Corporation

When Jennifer first joined Polk CDC in 2016, she knew nothing about property management.  She is now licensed to managed tax credit properties and has forged strong relationships with colleagues from Dallas area service providers with the aim to help clients and tenants.  Her firm, consistent and fair approach to managing properties and maintaining compliance has gained her widespread respect.

 

 

Anabel Hernandez-Mejia, Resident Leadership Coordinator

Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

When FHDC piloted its new Promotores Resident Leadership Program to empower residents to be confident leaders in their neighborhoods and communities, Anabel turned challenges into opportunities. She has learned everything she can about FHDC’s history and communities. Anabel is dedicated to working with our community partners to empower residents and is very detailed and thorough in her work.

 

 

 

Irene Kim, Board President

ROSE Community Development

Irene is completing her six-year term on the ROSE Board of Directors, serving for the last two years as President. Irene is a professional planner, who specializes in community engagement. She has been invaluable in many ways – whether it is leading the organization, making sure that everyone has a say, organizing a Bingo fundraiser, or designing event publicity.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Maas, Sustainable Development Manager

Central City Concern

Rachel Maas brings expertise in project management and a collaborative, solution-oriented approach to coordination of project teams and stake holders. She guided the Henry Seismic Rehabilitation project through its two-year predevelopment /preconstruction phase, active relocation of all 170 residents and commercial tenants, and a complicated financial closing.

 

Rose Ojeda, Director of Real Estate Development

Hacienda CDC

Rose has been central to the preservation and development of hundreds of affordable homes in NE Portland. Rose led the Las Adelitas project, which will provide 141 apartments where the Sugar Shack strip club previously stood. Rose supported St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County in its successful effort to acquire the Arbor Mobile Home Park and preserve 125 homes in the Cully neighborhood.

 

 

Beatriz Osuna, Promotora

Bienestar

As a Bienestar resident, board member, and Promotora leadership council member, Beatriz provides important housing stabilization services to residents, connecting them to programs and services that help families stay in housing. She has been an important advocate and community leader convening residents on immigrant rights, housing policy in Hillsboro, and strategies to advance racial equity in Washington County.

 

 

 

 

Beth Tsarouhas, Regional Portfolio Manager

REACH CDC

Since joining REACH in 2013 as a Community Manager, Beth has shown great care and concern for residents, helping people to understand and navigate eligibility and leasing of affordable housing with her friendly, problem solving approach.  Beth has played important roles helping establish REACH’s Compliance Department and recently being promoted to a new Regional Portfolio Manager role.

 

 

 

Joel Williams, Fiscal Manager/Office Manager

Community Partners for Affordable Housing

In addition to his core responsibilities, Joel assists other staff ranging from hanging out with kids during National Night Out and assisting with the auction for the annual fundraiser.  He is able to hold onto the big picture of where the organization is going, recommending and implementing staff wellness activities, as well as taking on additional asset management and development responsibilities.