Luke Bonham, IDA Program Manager
Luke Bonham joined Neighborhood Partnerships after working seven years at ROSE Community Development in outer SE Portland. As Resident Assets Manager, Luke oversaw the growth of ROSE's community programs in a variety of areas, building youth and family programs, increasing access to resources and opportunities, managing partnerships, and facilitating adult leadership development. Luke is bilingual, having learned Spanish while living in Paraguay for several years as a child. Luke came to Portland to study Community Development at Portland State University, and in 2010-2011 was an AmeriCorps VISTA with Hacienda CDC's Homeownership Program. Luke and his wife Kat have two young children and are also certified foster parents. In his free time he enjoys biking, gardening, getting outdoors, and is an avid Timbers fan. Luke looks forward to working alongside and learning from so many great people and partners across the state through the Oregon IDA Initiative!
503-226-3001 ext. 705
Margaret Fisher, Administration & Events Coordinator
Margaret joined Neighborhood Partnerships in November 2020. Before NP, she planned public community events at OMSI and coordinated classical music festivals at Chamber Music Northwest. Margaret also regularly volunteers with Rose City Rollers, where she plans fundraising events and coaches developing skaters. She enjoys coordinating logistics and planning events, especially when she gets to use those skills for a good cause.
Originally from central Ohio, Margaret studied flute performance at The Ohio State University and has worked in a variety of nonprofits, from public libraries to chamber music. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of her houseplants, playing roller derby, and spending time with her spouse and their five pet rats.
503-226-3001 ext. 713
Monica Flechtner, Operations and Finance Specialist
Monica joined Neighborhood Partnerships in June 2019 as the Office Coordinator + Bookkeeper. Previously, she spent over a decade working her way up in the grocery industry until she landed in bookkeeping and discovered a love for spreadsheets. This led her both back to school where she’s currently working on a BS in Accounting, and here to NP.
Monica is originally from San Jose, California but has called the Portland area home since 1994. In her free time, Monica enjoys creating and enjoying delicious food with her family, reading, running, watching basketball, and trying to learn new languages.
503-226-3001 ext. 702
Carlos García, Executive Director
Carlos joined NP as Director of Economic Opportunity in October 2018 and became Executive Director in September 2020. In his role, Carlos will be leading our work to build assets and financial vitality in communities across Oregon. He’ll be supporting the success of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative, as well as working to advance policy changes and secure resources – including a doubling of the funding for the IDA Initiative.
With over 10 years of experience in the asset building field, Carlos brings expertise in direct client service, program development and administration, and leadership in policy initiatives. Carlos is passionate about supporting social and economic justice and hopes to continue advocating for programs and policies that help promote family economic success throughout Oregon. Carlos holds a degree in International Business from Oregon State University where he worked throughout his undergraduate career on issues of access and retention for Chicano/Latino students. On his own time, Carlos enjoys traveling, playing basketball, biking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. He is originally from Hermiston, Oregon.
503-226-3001 ext. 709
Reyna Gillet, Housing Justice Lead Organizer
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Reyna graduated from Portland State University in 2015, and has been a Portland resident for 12 years. She is excited to work with NP to help ensure Oregonians have access to housing and better lives. She has been an organizer for over 10 years, getting her start in grassroots organizing around LGBTQ issues and labor. Part of her interest in organizing came from her family, who worked the fields in Delano, CA. in the 60s. She enjoys outdoor adventures with friends, cooking, and sharing meals. She is originally from Fresno, California.
503-226-3001 ext. 711
Karie Herrlinger, Director of Operations & Finance
Karie joined Neighborhood Partnerships in early 2006. Prior to joining NP, Karie had managed office and financial records for small businesses for a number of years. After five years of supporting her predecessor Michael Fuss, Karie took the reins of the Finance Department at NP in 2011. She brings to it her zeal for precise management of the innumerable details of running a nonprofit organization. Every day through her work, Karie enjoys supporting those who are hard at work creating pathways to opportunity for all Oregonians. In addition, Karie is a part of the IDA team at NP, overseeing the annual fiscal reviews and other activities related to the financial components of the IDA program. Karie is an alumnus of Lewis & Clark College and holds a BA in Fine Art. In her free time Karie enjoys car camping with her husband and two kids throughout the Northwest.
503-226-3001 ext. 704
Ethan Livermore, Economic Justice Organizer
Before coming to NP, Ethan worked at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon doing direct service, Public Policy advocacy, and program support for close to 3 years. He was born and raised here in Portland and is the fourth generation of his family to live here. Parts of his family come from the Yakama Nation, Philippines, and parts of Europe.
He has committed his life to fighting for economic, racial, ecological, and housing justice. Since graduating from Concordia University – Portland in 2017, he has served as staff in a low barrier homeless shelter, as a legislative staffer, a public policy advocate, and a volunteer community organizer working alongside impacted populations to build collective power from the ground up.
503-226-3001 ext. 703
Erica Maranowski, Evaluation Specialist
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Erica joined Neighborhood Partnerships in November 2019 as the IDA Research Assistant. Growing up in Portland homeless on and off, she attended Jefferson High School ('11), where she learned about modern day segregation and reparations. She studied sociology at Reed College ('15), focusing on the role of public and private education in the institutionalization of race and class inequality. Before joining NP, Erica spent time at a nonprofit building equitable, destigmatized access to resources for adult entertainers, and prior to that, worked in survey research. She appreciates vegan protein and sci-fi novels, has been to 13 countries and lived in Taiwan, Germany, and the Netherlands, and hopes to slowly improve her German and Spanish.
503-226-3001 ext. 712
Alison McIntosh, Policy and Communications Director
Alison re-joined Neighborhood Partnerships in May 2016 as the Policy & Communications Director. Prior to re-joining NP, Alison spent two plus years as the Government Relations and Communications Liaison at Oregon Housing and Community Services, where she helped to lead the agency's legislative work and served as the Spokeswoman for the agency.
Alison served at NP from 2006 - 2014, and in that role assumed increasing responsibility in advocacy, communications, and policy analysis. She coordinated the work of the Housing Alliance and advised NP's initial work on asset building.
Alison began working for non-profit organizations in 2001 as a community organizer in Minnesota. After moving to Portland in 2003, Alison gained experience in local housing issues as a volunteer and Board member for the Portland-based Community Alliance of Tenants. In 2010, Alison was selected to participate in Robert Wood Johnson’s Ladder to Leadership fellowship program. She participated in NP's first Advocates College. She holds a BA in Political Science from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
503-226-3001 ext. 710
Holly McGuire, Director of Economic Opportunity
Holly joined Neighborhood Partnerships in late 2016. Her connection to this work goes back to a childhood in Detroit, Michigan as part of a sprawling working-class family. The need for both financial security and a strong community were evident to her long before she had words or theories to support that knowing. Holly has Master’s Degrees in both cultural Anthropology and American Culture, and deeply values the richness that people’s cultures, race and ethnicity, class, and varied urban and rural experiences bring to the table. She is excited to work with so many organizations that seek to support the diverse communities across Oregon.
Holly has a long and varied work history, most recently as a small business owner, doing graphic design and production for publishers. She has also worked with databases for most of her professional life, doing development and implementation, as well as maintenance and training. Holly seeks to use her own facility for systems and data to smooth the way for the important work of reaching as many people as possible with the Oregon IDA Initiative. In her interaction with others, she hopes to facilitate human connection and real communication through active listening, working to make space for people as they are, and being awake to the truth that situations and conversations feel different for people arriving from different backgrounds and realities.
Her goal in her work with Neighborhood Partnerships and the IDA Initiative is to bring all of her skills to bear, to learn from the deep well of talents and knowledge held by NP staff and its many partners, and to contribute to the powerful work of helping all Oregonians have the best chance to thrive.
503-226-3001 ext. 708
Loren Naldoza, Policy & Communications Manager
Loren joined Neighborhood Partnerships in August 2020. Before joining NP, Loren was a Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley from 2018 to 2020 covering issues in economic policy, democracy reform, telecommunications, and judicial issues. While working for the Senator in his Washington, D.C. office, he advocated for a fairer tax code, stronger consumer protections, and fought to protect the integrity of federal, state, and local elections. In 2020, he was also responsible for briefing and staffing Senator Merkley during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, as well as addressing the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 2016 to 2018, Loren served in several roles at Hacienda CDC both in its Homeownership Support Department and later as the organization’s Communications and Policy Advisor. He has a B.A in Economics and Hispanic Studies from Lewis & Clark College, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for post-baccalaureate studies in Madrid, Spain.
503-226-3001 ext. 707
Michael Ninen, IDA Program Coordinator
Michael joined Neighborhood Partnerships in May 2021 as the IDA Program Coordinator. In the past, he has worked in community organizing and development in order to support marginalized communities locally and internationally. In his work, he employed diversity, equity and inclusion frameworks and he hopes to bring his experience with that to the IDA initiative.
Michael is originally from North Portland and he recently graduated with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. In his free time, Michael enjoys studying foreign languages, watching horror and sci-fi movies, traveling, cooking, and reading. Currently, he is working on continuing Spanish studies and practicing Japanese writing.
503-226-3001 ext. 706
Amy Stuczynski, Manager, Data & Evaluation
Amy manages the collection, analysis and reporting of data related to NP initiatives in asset building and affordable housing. She is passionate about using data to understand policies and programs that address the well-being of our community’s most vulnerable individuals. Amy brings 15 years of experience conducting evaluations of statewide child welfare and education reforms which involved multiple program providers and stakeholders. She has researched and published on the topics of implementation fidelity, cultural responsiveness, and family engagement. Amy holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
503-226-3001 ext. 701
Derrick Taruc, Equity Integration and Digital Technology Manager
Derrick joined Neighborhood Partnerships in July 2016 to support the Oregon IDA Initiative team. Prior to joining NP, he worked for a small web development company that helped local governments, nonprofits, and membership organizations with their online technology needs. He is excited to utilize his experience to support the continuing success of the Oregon IDA Initiative and NP.
Derrick graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2011 with a BS in Communication and is originally from La Puente, California. When not at NP, you can catch Derrick reading history and sci-fi/fantasy books, listening to public radio, and cooking vegan food for his wife.
503-226-3001 ext. 700