Board of Directors

Brian Stewart, Board Chair

1st V.P./Community Development Manager, JP Morgan Chase & Company

Brian Stewart is Vice President and Community Relations Officer for JPMorgan Chase & Co., overseeing grant making responsibilities for Oregon, SW Washington and Idaho.  His career spans over twenty-five years in the banking industry with a majority of that time spent in the community development field. Brian has served in a variety of capacities for local nonprofit organizations, many of whom are close partners with Neighborhood Partnerships.

Bill Hall, Secretary

Commissioner, Lincoln County Commission

Bill Hall of Newport is in his third term as a Lincoln County Commissioner and has served on the NP board since 2009. Prior to his election as a commissioner in 2004, he spent 25 years as a newspaper and radio reporter. He earned his B.A. in communications from Pacific University and his M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University. He has made housing and homelessness one of his policy focus areas and has been active in the Housing Alliance. He was co-chair of Oregon's Ending Homelessness Advisory Council.

Mike Barr, Treasurer

President, The Commerce Bank of Oregon

Mike has more than thirty years of commercial banking, investment banking and CFO work experience. He began his banking career with National Bank of Alaska and was most recently employed by Wells Fargo Bank and U.S. Bank in Portland.

Mike received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Whitman College and his MBA in Finance from The Wharton School. He belongs to a number of corporate, alumni and non-profit boards including Literary Arts, Artists Repertory Theatre, and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Mike’s early years were spent in Kodiak, Alaska and he enjoys outdoor activities – including skiing and tennis – and is an avid book collector and reader.


Bruce Dobbs, Director, Commercial Construction
NW Natural

Elena Fracchia, MPA | Community Relations Officer
Pacific Continental Bank

Sybil Hebb, Legislative Advocate
Oregon Law Center

Stephanie Jennings, Grants Manager
City of Eugene, Community Development Division

Roberto Jiménez, Executive Director
Farmworker Housing Development Corporation

Martha Lyon, Executive Director
Community Services Consortium

Neisha Saxena, JD, Civil Rights Administrator (AA/EEO/ADA/Title VI)
Multnomah County Office of Diversity and Equity

Charley Thompson, Vice President / Commercial Relationship Manager
Oregon Pacific Bank