Board of Directors

Joel Madsen, Board Chair

Executive Director, Mid-Columbia Housing Authority & Columbia Cascade Housing Corp.

Joel Madsen’s career has been dedicated to public service and the affordable housing industry. Mr. Madsen serves as the Executive Director of the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority (MCHA) and Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation (CCHC). Since January of 2014, he has led MCHA and CCHC in promoting and administering affordable housing solutions throughout the Mid-Columbia region which includes Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties in Oregon as well as Klickitat and Skamania Counties in Washington.  In addition to his leadership role at MCHA and CCHC Mr. Madsen serves as a Director on the Housing Authority Risk Retention Pool Board, Chair of Neighborhood Partnerships and President of the Housing Authorities of Oregon.  In his spare time Joel loves to get outside with his wife and two daughters, often enjoying the sports and natural beauty the Columbia River Gorge area offers.

Albert Passadore Jr., Treasurer

Relationship Manager, The Commerce Bank of Oregon

Albert Passadore is a Commercial Banker with The Commerce Bank of Oregon, who specializes in working with closely held, multi-generational businesses in the manufacturing, transportation, and distribution sectors of our community. He has been in the financial services industry for over 20-years. Albert received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Finance focus from Portland State University. Albert has served in various capacities for local nonprofits that primarily focus on housing and economic stability.

Elena Fracchia, MPA, Secretary

Wealth Advisor, Columbia Bank

Elena Fracchia is the Wealth Advisor with Columbia Bank. Prior to joining Columbia Bank, Elena was the Community Relations Officer with Pacific Continental Bank.  Before that, she was the Director of Income and Investments at United Way of Lane County where she first became connected to Neighborhood Partnerships. She continues to be invested in the success of the IDA Initiative and asset building efforts. In addition, Elena serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Fundraising in the University of Oregon Planning, Public Policy and Management Department. Elena has been working with nonprofit organizations for over a decade and has a passion finding ways to engage the community to create positive change.

Brian Stewart, Board Immediate Past 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.


Cara Thompson, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer
Columbia Bank

Darcy Phillips, Executive Director
Cornerstone Community Housing

Jaclyn Eaton, Program Design Manager
Home Forward

Lynne McConnell, Affordable Housing Manager
City of Bend

Maralea Lutino, New Markets Tax Credit Asset and Compliance Manager
Ecotrust

Neisha Saxena, JD, Senior Housing Law and Policy Analyst
Multnomah County DCHS, Youth and Family Services Division

Quin Collins, Executive Director
Josephine County Educational Fund

Robert Le, Attorney
Robert Le Attorney, PC

Roberto Jiménez, Principal
Multicultural Collaborative