Niki Gillespie Program Assistant - Portland Office
Niki joined Portland Housing Center in 2016 as the Program Assistant for our Portland office. Niki has a background in administrative work, and holds a BS from Portland State University in International Development.
Maria Romero Program Assistant - Beaverton Office
Maria has worked for the Portland Housing Center on and off since 2001, and rejoined Portland Housing Center in 2014 as our Beaverton Program Assistant. Maria has a BA in Communications from the University of Southern California.
Humberto Carlos Bi-Lingual HomeBuying Specialist
Humberto joined Portland Housing Center in 2013 as a Bi-Lingual HomeBuying Specialist. Humberto has more than 30 years of experience in finance and holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Portland State University.
Bernice Platz HomeBuying Specialist
Bernice joined Portland Housing Center in 2017 as a HomeBuying Specialist. Bernice is a HUD Certified HomeBuying Counselor.
Lindsey Griggs IDA Program Administrator
Lindsey joined Portland Housing Center in 2019 as the IDA Program Administrator.
Renee Ingram Administrative Assistant
Renee joined Portland Housing Center in 2017 as the Administrative Assistant.
Mayra Paez Bilingual HomeBuying Specialist
Mayra has worked at Portland Housing Center since 2018.
Jackie Butts HomeOwnership Program Manager
Jackie joined Portland Housing Center as the Homeonwership Program Manager in 2014. Jackie came to Portland Housing Center with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked as a bank branch manager, licensed investment representative, and still holds her Life and Health Insurance and loan originator licenses.
Susanne Kivela NMLS ID #215460 Loan Officer - Beaverton
Susanne joined Portland Housing Center in 2018 as a Loan Officer. Susanne brings almost 15 years of experience in the Mortgage Industry to her work at Portland Housing Center. She has filled various roles, starting as an Assistant and eventually running her own branch of a mortgage bank in Casper, WY. In 2018 she relocated from Wyoming to the Portalnd metro area.
Jessenia Juarez NMLS #993168 Loan Officer
Jessenia joined Portland Housing Center in 2018 as a Loan Officer in the Portland office. Jessenia has more than 6 years of experience working in the Lending and Non-Profit sectors.
Rolly Brigham Loan Processor
Rolly Brigham joined Portland Housing Center in 2016 bringing with her over 25 years of work experience from the banking industry. She worked in many areas including residential mortgage lending implementing first time homebuyer programs, and sponsoring and organizing homeownership fairs to reach underserved and low-income communities. She was a founding member of the Asian and Pacific Islander Community Improvement Association (APICIA) in 1999, an organization helping limited-English speaking communities access homebuyer information and become informed homebuyers. Rolly has a Bachelor degree major in Banking and Finance.
Peg Malloy Executive Director
Peg is our Executive Director and founded the agency in 1991. Peg has a background in community development with a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis.
Felicia Tripp Deputy Director
Felicia, our Deputy Director, joined Portland Housing Center in 2000. Prior to joining Portland Housing Center Felicia was the Executive Director of the Emergence Foundation.
Sarah Forsythe-Insley Data Management and Communications Specialist
Sarah is our Communications and Data Management Specialist, and has worked for Portland Housing Center since 2011. She graduated with a BA from Knox College, and served for two years at Portland Housing Center as an AmeriCorps VISTA starting in 2009.
Kala Biittner Finance Director
Kala joined Portland Housing Center in 2018 as the Finance Director. Kala brings over 15 years of experience in Accounting and Finance to the Portland Housing Center.
Le King Office Manager
Le joined Portland Housing Center in August 2013 as our Office Manager. Le has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources.
Nhi Doa Part Time Loan Servicing Administrator
Nhi joined Portland Housing Center in 2018 as a Part Time Loan Servicing Administrator.