Board of Directors

Neighborhood House benefits from the expertise and leadership of a highly committed Board of Directors. Here are the community and business leaders who guide our organization and advance its mission in the community.

President: Josh Kadish, Wyse Kadish LLP
Vice President: Kristin Watkins, Oregon State University Foundation
Treasurer: Emily Leach, Pacific Continental Bank
Secretary: Natasha Strength, First Republic Bank


Lisa AveryPortland Community College
Rania Ayoub, Muslim Educational Trust
John Calhoun, InsideValuation Partners
Luke Huffstutter, Annastasia's Salon, Owner
Denise Kleim, Retired - City of Portland
Tom Kramer, Bullard Law
Abdi Muse, Apex Microsystems

Laurie Ross, Retired - Portland Public Schools
Wajdi Said, Muslim Educational Trust
Jim Scherzinger, Retired - Oregon Department of Human Services
Susan Schwemberger, Umpqua Bank, Multnomah Village Branch
Kay Sohl, Kay Sohl Consulting 
Patti Vincent, Multnomah County Library
Amy Wester, Nike
Eric Wiser, OHSU
Pat Collier
Don DeFrancq
Pam Field
Mary Ann Frantz
Karla Green
Phil Hamilton
Paul Hill
Alice Jacobson
Bob Johnson
Marcia Kakiuchi
Sal Khan
Marie Napolitano
Tony Wawrukiewicz
Ted Wheeler
Executive Director: Chris Chiacchierini
Associate Director: Peggy Norman
Development Director: Mari Yerger
Finance Director: Jayne Conley
Human Resources Director: Jenifer Wills