Executive Staff


Chris Chiacchierini

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.

Email: cc@nhpdx.org


Mari Yerger

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.

Email: myerger@nhpdx.org


Kevin Tabor

Originally from Detroit Michigan, Kevin has a BA in Accounting/Finance and an MBA in Global Management. His career has taken him to Chicago and the Silicon Valley prior to his move to Portland in 1997. In 2019, his career transitioned towards the non-profit world – helping individuals/families out of homelessness, health services, and food insecurity.
Kevin has been a volunteer for many non-profit organizations during his time in the Northwest. He lives in NW Portland.

Email: ktabor@nhpdx.org

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. To learn more about becoming a Board member contact Board Liaison Kamarin Kenley for more information: kkenley@nhpdx.org.



Meghan Herteg
Walsh Construction


Paul Woodland
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Jim Scherzinger
Retired – Chief Operating Officer Oregon Dept. of Human Services 


Marie Napolitano, PhD, APRN,

Frontier Nursing University 


Eric Wiser, M.D.
OHSU Dept. of Family Medicine




Meredith Bureau
OnPoint Community Credit Union

John Calhoun
Retired Entrepreneur

Brian Christiansen
Social and Community Impact Professional

Mary Cook
Consultant/Retired Planner

Denise Kleim
Retired – City of Portland

Kristina Rashid, M.D.
Providence Medical Group



Michelle Rhodes, P.E.
Civil Engineer

T.J. Sheehy

Sarah Smith
Past Program Participant

Kay Sohl
Non-Profit Financial Management Consultant

Brian Thompson
Bytemark, Inc.



Pat Collier
Ted Coonfield
Don DeFrancq
Pam Field
Mary Ann Frantz
Emily Leach

Karla Green
Paul Hill
Dave Gutzler
Bob Johnson
Jesse Lovrien

Marcia Kakiuchi
Sal Khan

Ellen Singer, MD
Tony Wawrukiewicz
Ted Wheeler
Natasha Strength
Luke Huffstutter
Kristin Watkins

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