Committed To Serving Students

Have we mentioned that we’re commited 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.


Jim Rader

Executive Director

Jim Rader has been a director since 2005. His professional experience is primarily in banking, from managing lending units to operational functions and product groups. Jim 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.

Katie Moring

Director of Property Operations

Originally from Texas, Katie earned a Master’s of Education from Texas State University. She has over 15 years of experience in student housing management in nearly every type of student housing facility.

Ryan Sturley

Director of Finance & Real Estate

Ryan has over 11 years of experience in the student housing industry, with expertise in development, asset management, leasing and marketing. He holds a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development from Portland State University.

Pam Blumenthal

Director, Affordable Rents for College Students (ARCS)

Pam brings with her over 16 years of experience at Portland Community College where she built innovative programs that supported out-of-school youth, first-generation/low-income students, foster youth, and other historically marginalized students. Pam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Lewis and Clark College.

Board of Directors

Jason Wold


Jason Wold has 30 years of experience working in education, with extensive experience working in Special Education environments. He spent 12 years working in therapeutic schools. He has been a teacher, a vice principal, an assistant principal, and a principal. His most recent experience was as Principal at Edison High School in Portland, Oregon. Edison is the only school in Oregon and Southwest Washington dedicated to serving students with complex learning differences or learning disabilities. The work there was powerful and profound: helping every student to reach his or her full potential.

Bob Magnuson


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.

Eva Park


Eva Park has a degree from Portland State University. She currently works as an analyst conducting various investigations for major international companies. Her involvement with CHNW goes back to 2016 when she was still an undergrad. Eva has been a welcome addition to the board.

Javier Gomez

Tenant Director

Javier Gomez is a communications student at PSU and has been a resident at The Amy since 2022. He believes in the mission of CHNW, loves to engage with the community, and informs them of new initiatives and projects the organization has to offer. His favorite thing about CHNW is how student-centered it is and how passionate the whole team is to make this happen.

Diane L. Odeh

Tenant Director

Diane L. Odeh is a PhD student at Portland State University studying social equity as it pertains to public affairs and policy. Diane first became involved with the Goose Hollow Resident Council in 2020 after being so impressed with how well College Housing Northwest supported student residents. She then became a CHNW board member in 2022 after serving on the CHNW Racial Equity Committee. With a decade of experience working with college students, Diane serves as an advocate for both traditional and non-traditional residents within CHNW.

Laura Thomas


Laura Thomas is currently a Regional Manager with Prime Residential Property Management. 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 Manager through 2011 with Aspen Square Management and with IPM as a Portfolio Manager. Laura was also the Market Sales Manager at RentPath and a Vice-President with Templeton Property Management.

Jennifer Beal


Jennifer Beal has spent much of her professional career working and volunteering in education. More recently she has worked for a non-profit that partners with schools serving low-income students to provide a reading intervention program with a focus on education equity. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University.

Hollis Kinner


Hollis Kinner (he/him) is a student affairs program coordinator and a 2020 graduate of Portland State University’s Master of Social Work program. In that program, he particularly became more interested in mezzo and macro-level social justice issues. He is currently a candidate in PSU’s College of Urban and Public Affairs where he studies nonprofit/public management and organizational leadership. Hollis has been part of the CHNW community since 2017 and a board member since 2018.