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.

Maralea Lutino, MPA, Secretary

NMTC Asset and Compliance Manager, Ecotrust

Maralea Lutino is Ecotrust’s New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) Compliance Manager where she is responsible for a loan portfolio of $136M . Over the course of her 10+ years in affordable housing, Ms. Lutino has provided asset management for portfolios worth a cumulative total of over $100M and has been involved in the closings of approximately $25M in Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Ms. Lutino holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master in Public Administration from Portland State University. Ms. Lutino first became involved with Neighborhood Partnerships when she was a participant of Future Leadership Initiative. For the past twenty years, she has worked to create positive change in low-income and underserved communities. In her spare time, she loves to bake, garden, and spend time with her husband and two boys.


Quin Collins, Executive Director
Josephine County Educational Fund

Jaclyn Eaton, Program Design Manager
Home Forward

Xochitl Esparza, Self-Sufficiency Programs Innovation Manager
Oregon Department of Human Services

Elena Fracchia, Wealth Advisor
Columbia Bank

Roberto Jiménez, Principal
Multicultural Collaborative

Robert Le, Attorney
Robert Le Attorney, PC

Lynne McConnell, Affordable Housing Manager
City of Bend

Amy Nelson, CEO
Point West Credit Union

Darcy Phillips, Executive Director
Cornerstone Community Housing

Janet Soto Rodriguez, Deputy Director
Foundations for a Better Oregon (Chalkboard Project)

Cara Thompson, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer
Columbia Bank