NP Welcomes Three New Board Members

As of November 2014, Neighborhood Partnerships has three new board members.

Here’s a little bit about them:

Roberto Jiménez
Roberto is Executive Director of the Farmworker Housing Development Corporation in Woodburn. He has decades of experience in economic development and nonprofit management. He is actively involved in the Housing Alliance steering committee and was recently board chair of NP’s close partner the Oregon Opportunity Network. Roberto will be an asset to NP’s advocacy, strategic planning and legislative work.

Neisha Saxena
Neisha is a Program Supervisor at Home Forward and lives in Portland. Neisha has a history of practicing law in the disability rights, social justice and legal aide arenas. She serves on an advisory committee at Portland Public Schools and was co-Chair of the Portland Housing Bureau’s Fair Housing Advocacy Committee. Neisha’s skill and enthusiasm will move NP’s work on economic development programs and advocacy forward.

Charley Thompson
Charley is the Senior VP and Community Relations Manger at AmericanWest Bank. He lives in Roseburg and has 38 years of community and commercial banking experience. He has long been involved in community development including a relationship with Oregon IDA Initiative partner and Housing Alliance member NeighborWorks Umpqua. He also has a strong background in affordable housing issues in rural areas. Community development, particularly in hard-hit rural areas, is a focus for NP and Charley will bring invaluable perspective in those arenas.

Brain Stewart (Chair), Bill Hall (Secretary) and Mike Barr (Treasurer) form the Executive Committee of the Neighborhood Partnerships Board of Directors.

Check out the entire board roster here.