Board of Directors

Bryn Sopko

Bryn Sopko
President
Member Since 2012

Bryn is a human resources director with Kaiser Permanente. She has over 20 years of direct human resources and operations experience, including leading small and large teams of HR Business Partners, supporting various business groups both in non-profit and for-profit organizations. Bryn has a master’s in Business from Marylhurst College.

For Bryn, her home represents the heart, health and happiness. She lives with her husband and two daughters and sometimes Grandma. Together at their home they cook, play games, snuggle in for movies, do some homework and just be together.

Kathleen Holt

Kathleen Holt
Vice President
Member Since 2017

Kathleen has been editor of Oregon Humanities magazine since 2001. In 2007, she was named communications director and in 2015 associate director. In addition to editing the magazine and overseeing communications and content development, she provides additional support of and oversight to organization-wide systems and strategies, including equity initiatives, responsive programming, and strategic partnerships and collaborations. She lives in Southeast Portland with her husband, their two children and two young cats in a century-old, always-under-construction house.

“Home is the place where people I love most in the world live. It’s where I hide from the world and engage with the world. It’s the place where I come to rest and reflect and remember. It’s here we eat, sleep, work, contemplate, discuss, disagree, reflect, worry, fret, tease, joke, cry, yell, laugh hysterically, zone out, hang out (together, alone, with friends).”

Cobi Lewis

Cobi Lewis
Secretary
Member Since 2018

Cobi is vice president and director of corporate CRA and community development for Umpqua Bank. She is responsible for the company’s strategy, goals and activities related to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Cobi served in a similar capacity at Wells Fargo Bank. Before entering the banking industry, Cobi worked at One Economy a Washington, D.C.-based global nonprofit agency dedicated to online technology, and content to educate millions of people around the world. With her work at One Economy and commitment to STEM education, Lewis served for many years as a STEM consultant for NASA.

Cobi is active in the community and has sat on many boards across Oregon. She was first introduced to the Portland Housing Center as a customer buying her first home. Cobi attended the University of Oregon and is a proud Duck supporter. She is an avid reader and proud mother of three.

Tanja Lux

Tanja Lux
Treasurer
Member Since 2018

Tanja is the chief financial officer at Human Solutions, a social service agency for families and an affordable housing developer. Prior to Human Solutions, she led the financial and operational activities for All Hands Raised, an organization that supports local school districts with resources. Tanja started her career as an elementary and middle school math teacher and has a master’s in education from Boston College. Tanja and her two kids have a home in NE Portland.

“May the door of this home be wide enough to receive those who hunger for love or are lonely for friendship.

May it welcome those who have cares to unburden, thanks to express, hopes to nurture.

May this door be too high to admit complacency, selfishness, and harshness.

May its threshold be no stumbling block to young feet.

And may this be the doorway to a rich and meaningful life.”

Mike Schrader

Mike Schrader
Immediate Past President
Member Since 2010

Mike is an attorney at Orrick specializing in public finance. He regularly works with state agencies, counties, cities and tribal governments in structuring and negotiating bond issues to finance public projects. Mike also represents banks and underwriters with the purchase and sale of bonds. Mike serves as a board member of Bridge Meadows, an organization that builds intentional intergenerational living communities to being youth formerly in foster care, their adoptive families and elderly together.

Caitlin Baggott Davis

Caitlin Baggott Davis
Member Since 2017

Caitlin is the executive director of North Star Civic Foundation. Her job is to bring independent analysis and outcomes-focused problem solving to intractable public-interest issues such as wealth inequality. The work requires collaborations and partnerships. In her prior work, Caitlin helped launch Oregon’s youth civic engagement organization, the Bus Project. She has been behind legislation to increase the minimum wage in Oregon and a successful bond measure to increase the supply of affordable housing in Portland. She helped shape the We Call This Home initiative with the Portland Housing Center to highlight the wealth gap in Portland due to lack of homes for sale for first time home buyers.

Camille Elmore-Trummer

Camille Elmore-Trummer
Member Since 2016

Camille is an account manager at Brink Communications where she creates and delivers communication products for her clients to advance urban innovation, healthy communities and social justice. She previously worked for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and for former Mayor Charlie Hales as a policy advisor. Camille returned to Portland after going to graduate school and working in Chicago. Camille lives in NE Portland with her partner and 3-year-old daughter.

“Our home serves as a sanctuary space–a place for my family to rest, recharge, and prepare for the next adventure. At home, we do things that nourish our curiosity and appetites!”

Anyeley  Hallova

Anyeley Hallova
Member Since 2016

Anyeley is a development professional and a partner with Project ^. Her specialization is in student housing, market-rate housing, residences, and public-private projects. Before joining Project^, Anyeley served as Development Manager for Gerding Edlen in Portland and earlier worked with a design firm specializing in downtown master plans in the Caribbean, transit-oriented mixed-use developments, and greenway plans. She is a commissioner on Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and is a published researcher and writer on cultural landscapes and public consensus. Anyeley holds a master’s degree in city planning from MIT and a second master’s in landscape architecture.

Stewart Hansen

Stewart Hansen
Member Since 2018

Stewart works for The Standard. As a CPA with over 20 years of experience, Stewart brings expertise in accounting and finance to the Board.

To Stewart and his husband, home is a place to call our own, to host friends and family and to be a part of the Community. They share their home with their two dogs. When at home, Stewart loves to work in his garden.

Jennifer Larsen

Jennifer Larsen
Member Since 2002

Jennifer’s participation at PHC has included the loan committee, teaching classes, assisting individual customers, and helping with Employer Assisted Housing initiatives. Jennifer’s passion is helping first time buyers realize the dream of homeownership, financial growth and stability. Her 22 year career at HomeStreet bank has focused primarily on first time buyers, understanding and utilizing down payment assistance and helping employers support a stable and engaged work force through Employer Assisted Housing programs. Jennifer manages the Portland Affinity lending group and develops and maintains Employer Assisted Housing Benefit programs for employers in the greater Portland area and SW Washington. Away from work, Jennifer is an active volunteer at her children’s school and a soccer and softball coach. She has participated on several non-profit boards. Jennifer lives with her husband, two kids and the family cat.

“My home is my safe place, where I feel comfortable and can be my most authentic self. It is my security, and security for my family both giving us a sense of place, and security of savings. At home we garden, read, play outside, are active in our immediate neighborhood, host friends, cook, laugh and relax!”

Debra Neal

Debra Neal
Member Since 2017

Debra Neal joined Portland Housing Center’s Board in 2017. Debra has over 16 years of experience in the Real Estate industry as a Realtor. She is especially dedicated to helping and encouraging first time homebuyers and has been serving on Portland Housing Center’s African American and Realtor Advisory Committees prior to joining the Board. Debra works for Realty Trust Group.

Diana Nunez

Diana Nunez
Member Since 2017

Diana is the Executive Director of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Oregon and SW Washington. Diana started with the Chamber in May of 2017 after serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff and policy director for former City of Portland Mayor, Charlie Hales. In her position she is provided with the opportunity to work with community partners and leaders to strategically advance Latino economic development through education, leadership, business and advocacy. She brings experience in community and civic engagement, economic development, public policy, government relations, and program management. She has worked with multiple government agencies and businesses to develop equitable public policy as well as advance diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a master’s in library and Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas of Austin. Diana has experience working in public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and has a strong commitment to working with the business and education community to create opportunities for economic development and innovation for all communities to thrive. Diana lives in NE Portland with her partner, two kids and her three silly dogs (schnauzer, French bulldog and Yorkshire terrier).

“My home is my life. It houses everything I love. It keeps me safe. It’s where my community is. It brings my family together, it’s my investment and it’s my hobby. In our home we talk, rest, eat, and connect with each other. My kids bring their friends to our home, my partner works from home, and I love to work on projects in my home. (updating and remodeling)”

Jeff Pratuch

Jeff Pratuch
Member Since 2018

Jeff Pratuch has been in the Financial Services field focused on Residential Mortgages for over 25 years. His current position is that of Regional Production Manager at US Bank where he has been for the last 4 years. Prior to that, he was with Washington Mutual and Chase Bank for 20 years. Jeff prides himself in mentoring leaders and making people around him better at what they do while being a trustworthy friend and coworker at the same time.

Jeff graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1984 where he earned a BS Degree in Business Administration – Finance, Management and Marketing.

Jeff lives in Washougal Washington where he and his wife and best-friend Shannon are active in the community. They love to spend time with their German Short Hair Pointer, Gabi hiking, biking and just walking. Jeff’s hobbies are Fly Fishing and Golf.

Robert Walker, Jr.

Robert Walker, Jr.
Member Since 2005

My participation at PHC has included being a customer and now as a government employee.

My 6 years at the City proceeded by 20 years as a Nike employee has given me vision of home buying from the private and now public sector. I am a strong advocate of home ownership and the belief that homeowners make a neighborhood a better place for families and kids. As the technology manager for the Bureau of Development services, I push to ensure that we are equitable in our building processes. While I’m not working, I am an avid outdoors person. Now that I’m a “empty nester” I have more time for doing the things that I enjoy.

“My home is my sanctuary. It is where I can sit, read, cook and not have a care. It’s a place where my grandkids can play in my yard, help with yardwork (They actually like doing this!) and camp in the yard. My mother placed a strong value on homeownership with me and my siblings from an early age. Homeownership equals security and is also a way of building wealth!”