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.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER:
Eddie joined Neighborhood House in 2020 and is a recent transplant to the Portland community from NYC. Having both grown up in and served professionally in underserved communities, he harbors a special passion for the mission of Neighborhood House. He started his career in nonprofits in 2002 as Program Director at a settlement house, then spent the last 13 years working in finance and operations for an agency that offered comprehensive family services. Eddie lives in NE Portland with his family (and one stray cat!).
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
Corner Lot Ventures, Inc.
Cambria Health Solutions
Retired – Portland Public Schools
Multnomah County Library
Frontier Nursing University
Past Program Participant
Mary Ann Frantz
Ellen Singer, MD