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), the last seven of which were spent with the Community Investment Department. 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 approving dozens of discounted loans to commercial and private 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 development and preservation in the country. Prior to her work in affordable housing, she was with Seattle Children’s Theatre and was a founding member of the fringe theatre company Sirens, in Seattle. She is a native of Washington County, having graduated from Forest Grove High School, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Hong served as CHF’s Technology Consultant during 2016-17 through the Social Venture Partners program, and currently serves as an external consultant in this capacity. 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.