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 joined the Community Housing Fund in 2017 after 12 years with Federal Home Loan Bank Seattle (Seattle Bank). During her tenure with the Seattle Bank she oversaw the disbursement of over $10 million in grants to thousands of low-to-moderate-income homebuyers as administrator of the Home$tart program, as well as underwriting dozens of discounted loans to commercial and private/nonprofit entities working in partnership to produce affordable housing and community/economic development projects, through the CIP program. She also worked with the Seattle Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, the largest source of private funding for affordable housing in the country. Prior to her work in affordable housing Mandie worked for Seattle Children’s Theatre and was a founding member of a small theatre company in Seattle. She is a native of Washington County, Oregon and holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College.