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- Joni Hartmann, Executive Director
Comprehensive Development Services
- William Alexander Aleman, Construction Project Manager
- Mary K. Bradshaw, Director of Construction Management
Mary K. Bradshaw directs HDC’s work providing construction management and owner’s representation for affordable-housing and community-facility developments. Leading a staff of seven, Mary helps nonprofit clients achieve their end goals and assure that projects meet the highest attainable standards for quality, cost efficiency and sustainability. Mary brings extensive project management, organizational management and architectural design experience to her work, and has recent experience managing construction of primary and integrated healthcare facilities. Prior to joining HDC in 2014, Mary worked for public housing authorities in Clackamas County and Portland, where she developed more than 260 rental housing units using HOME, LIHTC and other sources; coordinated the selective disposition of a 166-unit scattered-site public housing portfolio; and managed the development and sale of 253 homeownership units in two large-scale HOPE VI–funded redevelopments. Previously Mary worked as a community builder fellow for the U.S. Department of HUD and served as founding executive director for Proud Ground, a Portland-based nonprofit community land trust. A licensed architect, Mary spent the first decade of her career working with private architecture firms in Washington, California and the U.S. Virgin Islands to design and manage development of affordable-housing and commercial projects.
- Shauna Childress, Finance Project Manager
- Philip Dochow, Senior Project Manager
Philip Dochow provides senior-level project management services to HDC clients, with a focus on feasibility and financing. Since joining HDC in 2007, Philip has overseen the development and preservation of more than 1,000 units of affordable housing and numerous nonprofit community facilities, with total development costs exceeding $180 million. Philip has experience accessing and using varied affordable-housing financing sources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax exempt bonds, New Markets Tax Credits, HOME, CDBG, Section 8, HUD 202/811 and other state, local and federal programs. Philip’s 30 years’ experience in housing development includes serving as director of HDC’s housing development program from 2007 to 2014, owning and managing a construction firm, and working in multiple capacities for Mission Housing Development Corporation, a community-based nonprofit developer in San Francisco. At Mission Housing, Philip produced 500 units of affordable housing for seniors, families and homeless single adults, as well as mixed-use developments, and served as the organization’s interim executive director for 18 months, managing a staff of 23 and overseeing a budget of $1.4 million.
- Lynn Lindgren-Schreuder, Construction Project Manager
- Anita Punja, Finance Project Manager
As finance project manager for HDC, Anita Punja works with nonprofits and housing authorities to develop affordable housing and community facilities serving low-income people. Focused on project planning and financing, Anita assists HDC clients with site selection, feasibility assessment, budget and pro-forma development and financial structuring, using sources such as public and private loans, grants and tax-credit equity. Anita brings strong experience in the fields of planning, architecture and sustainable development to her work. Prior to joining HDC in 2011, Anita worked as an urban planner in the private and nonprofit sectors, developing regional plans, economic plans, transit-oriented-development plans and downtown-area plans in communities such as San Diego, Calif., and Bangalore, India. With Livable Places, a nonprofit housing developer in Los Angeles, Anita provided project management support for mixed-income housing projects. Anita holds a Master of Planning from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
- Andrea K. Sanchez, Director of Project Finance
Andrea K. Sanchez leads HDC’s work assembling and structuring financing for the development of affordable housing and community facilities serving low-income people. A member of HDC’s management team, Andrea supervises a staff of seven and provides direct services to HDC development clients, working with HDC’s construction management and asset management teams to provide property solutions that meet the long-term needs of HDC clients and the people they serve. Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in public and private real estate development. Prior to joining HDC in February 2017, she served as director of housing for Portland nonprofit Human Solutions. For Human Solutions Andrea oversaw housing development, asset management and service delivery to low-income residents of the organization’s 700-plus-unit housing portfolio in East Multnomah County. Andrea’s public-sector experience includes positions with the Housing Authority of Clackamas County, where she led implementation of a 10-year portfolio-redevelopment/repositioning strategy, and with the City of Portland, where she administered the permanent supportive housing component of the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Andrea began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area working on urban renewal initiatives for a private real estate advisory firm. Andrea holds a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University.
- Jennifer Sharp, Senior Construction Project Manager
As senior construction project manager for HDC, Jennifer Sharp works with nonprofit organizations and housing authorities to develop successful, sustainable affordable housing and community facility projects. With 20 years of experience in construction and project management, Jennifer brings expertise in areas such as public procurement compliance; green building practices; and use of integrated project delivery (IPD) models to manage large-scale collaboration. She is currently helping to lead a peer-learning initiative investigating how modular design and construction may be used to reduce costs of affordable-housing development. Prior to joining HDC in September 2016, Jennifer worked with Urban Resources Inc. providing project management and owner’s representation on affordable housing and commercial projects. As a project manager and construction project manager for Portland State University from 2007 to 2014, Jennifer managed projects such as the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, a $200 million educational and research facility developed collaboratively by three higher-learning institutions. Jennifer has worked as a project manager for Portland construction firms Coho Construction, Walsh Construction and Bingham Construction. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and humanities from Pacific University and a certificate in construction management from University of Washington. She is a LEED accredited professional, BD+C (building design and construction).
- Lydia Slocum, Finance Project Manager
- Leah Sobieck, Project Assistant
- Jacob Strawn, Project Assistant
As project assistant for HDC, Jacob Strawn supports HDC’s property development staff and provides technical assistance to HDC clients in the areas of planning, financing and building affordable housing and community facilities that serve low-income people. Prior to joining HDC in December 2017, Jacob worked as a business economics intern with ECONorthwest, where he created pro formas for large real-estate developments across Oregon and Washington. As an economic development intern with Downtown Tucson Partnership in Tucson, Ariz., in 2015, Jacob developed grant applications and used GIS to provide analysis for real-estate development. Jacob has coordinated a campaign to enroll low-income citizens in health insurance in Tucson and has worked with the U.S. Peace Corps to manage a natural-medicine education program in Malawi. Jacob holds two master’s degrees, in business administration and planning, from University of Arizona; he has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Portland State University. He is certified as a LEED AP professional with a specialty in neighborhood development.
- Brian Paul Sweeney, Development Advisor
Brian Sweeney provides part-time project management services for HDC, working with the Comprehensive Development Services team. A licensed architect in Oregon and Washington, Brian has 25+ years of experience administering construction contracts for owners, working both as project architect and as developer/construction manager for multifamily housing projects. Brian joined HDC in 2010 and served as HDC's director of construction management from January 2014 to May 2015. Previously he was a senior architect for Environmental Works, a nonprofit that provides design and construction-management services for community facilities and multifamily housing. He also founded and led his own architectural firm and served as director of development for Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), a Seattle-based nonprofit affordable-housing developer, where he oversaw the development of more than 400 units of housing in western Washington. Several of these projects, including the Denny Park Apartments, received regional and national recognition for innovative and sustainable design. Brian is a LEED Accredited Professional, the former chair of the Design Review Board for the City of Seattle and the 1994 recipient of the New England Sustainable Energy Award.
- Gigi Szabo, Senior Finance Project Manager
As senior finance project manager for HDC, Gigi Szabo works with nonprofits and housing authorities to develop and preserve affordable housing and community facilities, with a focus on assessing feasibility and structuring multisource financing packages. Gigi joined HDC in April 2017, bringing more than 15 years of affordable-housing development and finance experience spanning executive leadership, program management and consulting roles. Gigi’s in-depth knowledge of local, state and federal affordable and supportive-housing funding programs includes expertise in the financing of permanent supportive housing for veterans and people with special needs. Prior to joining HDC, Gigi worked as a financial consultant with Community Economics in Oakland, California, where she structured financing and modeled tax-credit projections for affordable-housing developments throughout California. Previously she worked with several nonprofits in the Los Angeles area to finance and develop supportive housing for homeless adults living with mental illness, seniors and others with special needs. Gigi holds a Bachelor of Arts in ethnic studies from University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Arts in urban planning from University of California, Los Angeles.
- Hasan Zuhairy, Finance Project Manager
Asset Management and Initiatives
- Emily Schelling, Director of Asset Management and Initiatives
Emily Schelling directs a team that provides asset-management consulting services and technical assistance to affordable-housing owners and funders, as well as coordinates strategic and policy initiatives to strengthen the affordable-housing industry and its operating environment. Emily joined HDC in 2010, bringing a decade of experience in planning, policy, social work and housing development. Emily’s long-term commitment to affordable housing includes asset-management work for a tax-credit syndicator; affordable-housing development in rural Oregon; strategic planning for government housing agencies; and direct social service, providing housing placement assistance for very low-income and homeless seniors. Her diverse experience informs her understanding of asset management’s many nuances. Emily has a master’s degree in city planning from Rutgers University, where she received a Graduate Excellence Fellowship.
- Kimberly Taylor, Senior Asset Management Project Manager
As senior asset management project manager, Kimberly Taylor provides training and technical assistance to HDC clients in affordable-housing compliance and asset management. Kimberly has worked in the affordable-housing industry since 1999 and brings extensive experience in organizational training, portfolio assessment/planning, and LIHTC (low-income-housing tax credit) and HOME compliance. An HDC staff member from 2010 to 2014, Kimberly rejoined HDC in 2016 and continues to run her own affordable-housing compliance consulting business. Previously, Kimberly served as a trainer and technical assistance provider for HDC’s 18-month AMPP curriculum, working with 21 nonprofit organizations and housing authorities in Oregon and Washington to strengthen asset-management systems and improve portfolio performance. She has worked as an asset manager and senior compliance specialist with Homestead Capital, a Portland-based regional LIHTC syndicator (now part of National Equity Fund) and has provided LIHTC and HOME compliance management for private property-management firms. For more than a dozen years, Kimberly has led asset-management and compliance trainings for developers, owners and property managers in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and Colorado. She serves on the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Magazine LIHTC Advisory Board and has a Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation from the National Homebuilders Association.
Operations and Special Projects
- Andrew Ayres, Program Assistant
Andrew Ayres manages HDC’s technology and is the first point of contact for HDC clients, providing customer service and coordination. Andrew is responsible for keeping the HDC office running smoothly, and he provides administrative support to Executive Director Joni Hartmann. Prior to joining HDC’s staff in 2001, Andrew worked managing the Year 2000 Threat Assessment Project for a major Minneapolis–based health care organization. Andrew has an extensive background in computer software and customer service.
- Meredith Bowie, Director of Finance and Operations
A certified nonprofit accounting professional (CNAP), Meredith Bowie is responsible for the fiscal management and operations of HDC. Meredith oversees finances, human resources, and legal and regulatory compliance for HDC, which has an organizational budget of $2.2 million. A member of HDC’s management team, Meredith plays a leadership role in business planning, budgeting, governance and administration; she manages staff responsible for administrative support, IT and communications. Meredith also serves as the fiscal manager for HDC Community Fund, HDC's affiliated nonprofit loan fund. Meredith joined HDC in 2016, bringing 15 years of progressively responsible experience in bookkeeping, accounting and nonprofit fiscal and operations management. Most recently, Meredith served for six years as director of finance and operations for the Monterey Museum of Art, performing bookkeeping, accounting and benefit administration for a nonprofit organization with a $1.8 million annual budget, and managing eight staff members in the museum’s finance, facilities and events departments. Meredith obtained her CNAP certification in 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz.
- Camela Raymond, Communications Coordinator
Camela Raymond brings 15+ years of experience in journalism and communications to her work managing HDC’s print and online communications. Prior to joining HDC in 2012, Camela worked as an independent communications consultant, providing copywriting and content development services to small businesses and nonprofits, as well as to creative agencies serving large private and nonprofit organizations. Previously, as senior editor at Portland Monthly, a 60,000-circulation regional magazine, she oversaw arts and design coverage and wrote and edited feature stories on varied topics. Camela was the founding editor/publisher of the Organ, a not-for-profit arts and culture broadsheet serving readers in Portland and Seattle, and, prior to that, a freelance journalist and copywriter. She has a bachelor’s degree in modern culture and media (semiotics concentration) from Brown University and has studied creative writing at Portland State University and the Tin House writing workshop.