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.
Wells Fargo Bank
A 19-year company veteran, Ron Johnson has held various positions in the Consumer Finance, Learning & Development, Community Banking and Wholesale Banking divisions of Wells Fargo in California and Oregon. He currently holds the titles of Senior Vice President & Commercial Banking Division Service Executive for the Pacific Northwest. Ron oversees the operational and administrative functions across the legacy Business Banking Group, Middle Market Banking and Government & Institutional Banking businesses in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada. He leads 18 Customer Service Managers & Business Banking Administration Managers and 140 team members located in Commercial Banking offices across the Pacific Northwest.
Ron is passionate about leadership development, community service and diversity & inclusion. He has held several board positions over his tenure with Wells Fargo and currently serves on the executive board for Hacienda CDC in Portland, OR as the board of directors Treasurer. Ron represents the Pacific Northwest on the Middle Market Banking diversity council, chairs the Wells Fargo Diverse Abilities Team Member Network in Oregon & SW Washington and sits on the Oregon Region Council on Inclusion & Diversity.
Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Ron earned a B.S. in Business Administration and graduated cum laude from the University of La Verne in 2001. While at ULV he was a 3-year NCAA letterman in men’s basketball. In 2016 Ron earned a graduate-level degree in bank management from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He will complete his MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in 2020. Ron is an advocate for Autism awareness as the father of a young boy with Autism. He and his family currently reside in Beaverton, Oregon.
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.
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.
Joe has been an active member of the banking community for several years, as well as held several positions working closely with Latino populations. In 2004, he served as an interpreter for Passport to Languages (Portland, OR) interpreting for Hispanic patients and doctors, as well as helping patients fill out medical paperwork and schedule future appointments. In 2005, Joe was the Latin American Representative for Shindaiwa Inc. (Portland, OR) responsible for training, sales and technical support for distributors in the Latin American territories. In 2006, Joe entered the banking community as a Loan Officer for Pacific NW Mortgage where he counseled clients through the process of homeownership and improving their credit history. Joe currently serves as a Loan Officer for Umpqua Bank where he works with non-profits to educate first time homebuyers about home buying programs and help them to achieve their financial goals.
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.