Executive Director, Community Housing Fund
Sheila was the founding executive director of Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), and served there from 1995-2015. In that capacity she oversaw development of 8 multifamily housing projects and 4 single family rentals (325 units), all developed to LEED or Green Communities sustainability standards. CPAH partnered with dozens of local agencies and provided an array of site-based services. Prior to that, she served as the Education Director for the American Public Power Association (APPA), and as the Director of Program Information and Research for the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), in Washington, D.C. Before that she coordinated the HUD Project Self-Sufficiency pilot program for Portland/ Multnomah County. She has remained active on a variety of community associations and boards both in Washington, D.C., and in Portland. She holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Lewis & Clark College.
Loan Officer, Community Housing Fund
Mandie joins the Community Housing Fund after 12 years with Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle. Her work at FHLB fostered a passion for supporting access to affordable housing. During that time she oversaw the disbursement of over $10 million in grants to thousands of low-to-moderate-income homebuyers. Mandie also volunteered with a variety of groups delivering housing and human services in Seattle. Prior to her work in affordable housing, she worked with Seattle Children’s Theatre. She is a native of Washington County, having graduated from Forest Grove High School, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Hong is serving as CHF’s Technology Consultant during 2016-17 through the Social Venture Program. Hong has an impressive career history in high tech—including over 15 years with Intel, as well as Senior Director and engineering work with a number of other companies small and large. He created and operated start-ups. He also has over 100 granted and pending patents, . Hong holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Washington State University.