Have we mentioned that we're commmited to serving students? That mission runs deep through the entire CHNW organization. You can feel it when you meet our team members from resident ambassadors to the Board of Directors. And you can see it in our professional experience and community involvement. CHNW is a horizontal organization, with little regard for hierarchies or pecking orders. Sure, we have titles, but they’re just words on a business card. We walk our talk through collaboration, service and professional excellence.
The Board of Directors hired David in August 2010 to lead CHNW. David brings 20 years of organizational leadership to CHNW, with a penchant for shepherding diverse groups to achieve successful outcomes. After attending the University of Oregon School of Architecture, David practiced architecture for 17 years in California and Oregon.
Steve Davies is director of finance at CHNW. In this capacity, he leads all finance and accounting functions for the organization. He earned a bachelor of science finance degree from the University of South Alabama and an MBA from Mississippi State University. Steve is passionate about mentoring and has volunteered with Portland State University’s business school to mentor undergraduate business students.
Melissa is the Employee Services Manager at CHNW. She received a double major in Human Resource Management and Management & Leadership, with a minor in Communications from Portland State University. During the last eight years Melissa has been working in various Human Resources roles in the public and private sector, and now leads the Employee Services Department at CHNW.
Kayla has been with CHNW for six years, serving for the last three years as the Site Manager at The Gem in Corvallis, OR. Kayla was promoted to Student Experience Manager in July 2017. While living and working in Corvallis, Kayla earned her Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education from Oregon State University.
Ryan is the Development Manager at College Housing Northwest. He has over 5 years of experience in student housing development, asset management, leasing and marketing. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he studied Music Business and Jazz Guitar Performance. He is expecting to graduate with a Masters in Real Estate Development from Portland State University in Spring 2018.
Mr. Rader has been a director since 2005. His professional experience is primarily in banking, from managing lending units to operational functions and product groups. Mr. Rader was Regional Vice President at Bank of the West, where he oversaw the Treasury Management function and staff for offices throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and California.
Mr. McCrae is currently the CFO for the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. His professional resume includes 30 years in the financial areas of the real estate development industry. This work includes most types of products, and is predominantly in the Portland, Oregon area. Mr. McCrae received an MBA from the Atkinson School at Willamette University and formerly held a Certified Management Accountant designation.
Ms. Blanchard works for Portland Public Schools as a Human Resource Director and has served on the board since 2016. Ms. Blanchard pursued coursework in HR, Business and Education at Lane and Portland Community College.
Member at Large
Michael Hall’s career was in student service at four institutions of higher education over a thirty-five year career. He has had an affiliation with CHNW since 1996 and managed a residence life program at the Goose Hollow facility for students of Pacific Northwest College of Art. Michael attended four undergraduate institutions and earned his graduate degree in Organizational Behavior. He became a CHNW director in 2016.
Member at Large
Laura Rosales is currently an Industry Vendor with Apartment Guide. Laura was in the Apartment Industry for approximately 19 years. Earning her Real Estate License in Texas in 1994 and completing her CAM Courses in 2001, Laura worked for R.M.I. Property Management as a Property Manager from 2000-2002. From 2002-2004 Laura was the Regional Training Director for the Texas Region and from 2004-2007 she worked as a Regional Property Manager managing over 3500 units and over 10 communities. Laura moved to Washington State in 2007 where she continued her career as a Regional Property Management through 2011 with Aspen Square Management and with IPM as a Portfolio Manager.
Member at Large
Tenisha Tevis is an Assistant Professor in the Adult and Higher Education program at Oregon State University. Her research focuses on the policies and the practice higher education administrators utilize to disenfranchised students gain access to and persist through college. Empirically, she seeks to improve the practice of higher education administrators, re-conceptualize theoretical frameworks to explain how administrators can better support disenfranchised students and give voice to underserved and marginalized populations. She actively participates and presents at national conferences and her work can be found in The Review of Higher Education, Fundamentals of College Admissions Counseling, Journal of Progressive Policy and Practice, and the Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
Member at Large
Bob Magnuson enjoys an extensive executive management background primarily in healthcare, private equity, and finance. He served in a variety of senior roles including stints as a company Vice-President, CFO, President and CEO across multiple domestic and international geographies. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Oregon and a Master of Public Administration from Portland State University. He resides in Salem, Oregon with his wife Jennifer and their five children.
Hollis Kinner is a social work student in the graduate program at Portland State University with a projected 2020 graduation. In 2016, he graduated with his BA in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in sociology from San Jose State University. His interest in community work and social justice issues grew during his two service terms in AmeriCorps. Hollis has spent the last ten years serving students with special needs in the classroom environment and adults with developmental disabilities in the residential environment. In addition to serving as a CHNW Tenant Director, he serves on the Goose Hollow Resident Council as the Resident Ambassador Liaison.