Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors consist of community activists, small business owners, and also a current Hacienda CDC resident. See below for more information!
Peter is the founder and family co-owner of Andina, the award-winning Peruvian eatery located in Portland’s Pearl District. Since opening its doors in 2003, Andina has grown to become the largest independently owned restaurant in Portland and the third-largest Hispanic owned business in Oregon. Now in transition to becoming a certified B-Corporation, Andina will continue to grow as a social enterprise supporting the creation of a more socially and environmentally responsible food value chain, both at home and in Peru. Peter recently graduated from the Yale School of Management with a concentration in social entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Board of the Oregon Food Bank.
Re/Max Equity Group
Javier has been a top Real Estate Broker for over 12 years and has successfully closed and negotiated over 150 million dollars in residential and commercial sales. Javier’s background and education in Real Estate Investments, International Business as well as his bilingual skills in English and Spanish have allowed him to serve a wide spectrum of buyers and sellers in the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas.
Building his growing reputation through hard work, client advocacy, and innovative thinking, Javier sets his expectations high. He quickly became the go-to realtor within the RE/MAX network and the city’s leading housing non-profit organizations. Javier’s seasoned experience, sharp instincts, foresight and ability to anticipate market trends, enables him to lead and create opportunities for buyers and sellers in up, down, volatile and changing markets. Javier is a strong and savvy negotiator whether his client is the buyer or the seller
Javier’s work has been punctuated by his involvement with the local community. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at Hacienda CDC. He has also been a longtime partner and preferred Real Estate Broker at the Portland Housing Center.
Javier earned degrees in Economics and International Business at UDLA in Quito, Ecuador.
Wheelhouse NW- Senior Director
Angela’s service as a board member of Hacienda is informed by a long career in non-profit advocacy and a proven track record in policy development, coalition building and communications strategy. She is an experienced campaign and coalition manager who understands how to build diverse and strategic coalitions as well as activate them for maximum effectiveness inside and outside the Capitol.
Angela is a skilled public speaker who has logged many hours appearing on local radio as a guest commentator and presented to audiences of all sizes. Her progressive credentials include leading a broad coalition of faith leaders and social service advocates in support of stronger consumer protection laws, and directing the successful passage of foreclosure reform as the Executive Director of Economic Fairness Oregon.
She lives in NE Portland with her partner Arielle Clark and their dog Cleo. Together they enjoy exploring Oregon’s backcountry and hidden treasures.
Alvarado's Event Planning
From Michoacan, Mexico, Ana was raised in the Cully Blvd Neighborhood in North East Portland. She is a great leader, bilingual and bicultural and has served the community for many years. Ana majors in cultural awareness and the performing arts. For many years she has dedicated her talent in teaching performing arts to youth through Folkloric dancing. As an event planner, she has demonstrated her professional skills on stage, managing fiestas and Quinceaneras; she is well known within the Latino Community. Ana has been involved with Hacienda since its inception and she is familiar with many of Hacienda’s old properties formerly known as the “Galaxy.” Ana has strong ties in the Hispanic community and has a good grasp of the culture. Over the years, Ana and her family have spearheaded many of Hacienda CDC and Multnomah County’s programs which continue offering service to this date. She is also familiar with many of the services needed for low-income Hispanic families who often deal with social and economic barriers. She jump started her career as a volunteer which led to full time employment with Hacienda, because of her expertise in community development she was eventually recruited serve on Hacienda’s Board of Directors. Ana holds a degree in business administration manages her family’s business, while pursuing her profession within the community.
Trial attorney - Sussman Shank LLP
Hansary Laforest is a trial attorney with Sussman Shank LLP, a business law firm in Portland. As part of Sussman Shank’s litigation group, Hansary’s practice focuses on handling civil and commercial litigation disputes across a variety of industries. The scope of the matters he handles ranges from tort litigation to complex contractual disputes. He has obtained favorable outcomes in several pre-and post-trial hearings. In 2020, Hansary was named as a 2020 Rising Star by Super Lawyers. Hansary has over nine years of experience as a trial attorney, having tried cases in New York, where he first began his career as a prosecutor, and Texas, where he handled criminal defense and family law disputes.
Throughout his career, Hansary has proudly served as a board member for several civic and community-based organizations. Hansary serves on the Service to the Public Committee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar’s Civil Rights Section.
AMO Cleaning Services, LLC
In addition to serving on Hacienda CDC’s board, Maria is an active member of the Portland Mercado project’s Asamblea, or general assembly. She was first introduced to Hacienda CDC when she took the Arrancando Mi Negocio microenterprise training course in 2011. Her self-motivation and entrepreneurial drive sets an example for aspiring Latino business owners. Despite staying busy as a mother, wife, and co-owner of AMO Cleaning Services, LLC, Maria enjoys volunteering to support Hacienda CDC’s diverse programming.
Staci B. Martin is part of the faculty in the School of Social Work at Portland State University. Her research focuses on critical hope and despair, refugee higher education, participants as co-researchers, and community-based action projects. Staci has lived and worked alongside vulnerable communities in over 20 countries. Her experiences include designing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable psychosocial peace-building educational programs in four countries: Dieplsoot Informal Settlement, South Africa; Vishwa Shanti Vihara Vishwa Monastery, Nepal; Jamaica; and Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. She has presented at over 20 conferences and authored seven papers. She received her Ed.D. in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program: Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University in 2018. She is the recipient of the 2018 Carnegie Project of the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice of the Year Award and also the Louise M. Berman Fellows Award.
|Angela Sandino||Oregon State University|
|Brad Miller||BRIX Law LLP|
|Jair Lazaro||Cardinal Health||
|Jocelyn Bourgault||Intel Corp|
|John Cárdenas||Prosper Portland|
|Lola Browne||NETFLIX Inc.|
|Omar Martinez||City of Hillsboro|
|Valentina Orantes||Empower Zen Consulting|