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 $10 million in downpayment assistance grants to thousands of low- to extremely-low-income homebuyers through the Home$tart program, as well as administering a discounted loan program and a predevelopment grant program for affordable housing and community development projects. In addition, she analyzed applications for many rounds of the Seattle Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, the largest source of private affordable housing funding in the nation. Prior to her work in affordable housing Mandie held several administrative positions at Seattle Children’s Theatre and was a founding member of Sirens Theatre Company in Seattle. She was born and raised in Washington County, Oregon and holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.