Ramon Ramírez, President

Mr. Ramirez has been on the Board of Directors since 1996. He has extensive fundraising, organizing, personnel management, and administrative experience, as well as extensive board experience at a number of other non-profits.

Nargess Shadbeh, Emeritus Member

Ms. Shadbeh is a founding member of FHDC. She is an attorney working on farmworker issues at the Oregon Law Center. She is also one of the original advocates who helped to lay the policy groundwork that allowed FHDC to build its first housing projects Nuevo Amanecer (1994) and Esperanza Court (1997).

Larry Kleinman

Mr. Kleinman has been on FHDC's Board since 1999 and has served on the Boards of several non-profits. He has extensive fundraising, organizing, personnel management, and administrative experience. Larry is a co-founder of PCUN and stepped down from his PCUN leadership role in 2013 to take up national work building the capacity of the immigrants rights movement.

Laurie Hoefer

Ms. Hoefer is the Farmworker Program Director at Legal Aid Services of Oregon. She became a member in October of 2007.

Mark J. Wilk, Community Rep.

Mr. Wilk is an attorney with the Oregon Law Center and works on issues affecting farmworkers. He has been on the Board since 1999. He has personnel management experience at the Executive Director level and provides training to FHDC property management staff on landlord-tenant issues.

Jose Gonzales

Jose was elected as a member of the board in October, 2007. Jose is the owner and president of Tu Casa Real Estate in Salem, Oregon. He is the son of former farmworkers and was raised in the mid-Willamette region.

Robin Boyce

Ms. Boyce is the former Executive Director of Housing Development Center, a nonprofit consulting group that provides integrated property solutions for affordable housing and human services. She has more than 30 years of experience in affordable housing development, finance, asset management and program management. She currently serves as a Development Advisor at Housing Development Center.

Joni Hartmann

Ms. Hartmann is the Executive Director of Housing Development Center and Executive Director of Housing Development Center’s affiliated lending entity, HDC Community Fund. She has 25 years of experience in real estate lending and extensive knowledge of affordable housing finance and asset management.