Chris joined Neighborhood House in 2017, having worked with nonprofits since 1991. Previously, he served missions centered on youth homelessness and chemical dependency; his work also centered on personal care for adults with developmental disabilities, education, employment, and affordable health care. Chris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he was active in the Center for Social Concerns, and his master’s from Eastern Washington University. Chris lives in Portland with his wife and three boys.
Mari has been part of the Neighborhood House leadership team since 2003. A granddaughter of Armenian refugees, she feels a close personal connection to Neighborhood House’s history and mission. She is passionate about social and economic equity, and she draws inspiration from both the amazing people who empower themselves and their families through engaging Neighborhood House programs and the remarkable community of donors and volunteers who make this work possible. She lives in Portland with her family.
INTERIM CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER:
Steve serves as Neighborhood House’s interim CFO, managing the Finance department and providing support for day-to-day agency operations. A New York native, Steve has lived in Portland for the past 22 years. Previously, he served as the COO/CFO for Mercy Corps and, most recently, as the finance director for Lutheran Community Services Northwest. An accountant and economist by training, Steve’s work has taken him to 120 countries over the past four decades.
Board of Directors
Neighborhood House benefits from the expertise and leadership of a highly committed Board of Directors. These community and business leaders guide our organization and advance our mission in the community.
Retired, Chief Operating Officer
Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Eric Wiser, M.D.
Dept. of Family Medicine
Retired, US Department of State
Oregon State University
Retired – City of Portland
Attorney, Bullard Law
Cambria Health Solutions
Retired – Portland Public Schools
Multnomah County Library
Frontier Nursing University
Mary Ann Frantz
Ellen Singer, MD