Sabin CDC Staff

Mary Schoen-Clark, Executive Director
503-287-3496 ext. 104 (O)
Identifies as: Caucasian

Loulie Brown Asset Manager
503-287-3496 ext. 103 (O)
Identifies as: Caucasian

John Porter, Property Manager
503-287-3496 (O)
971-998-0303 (C)
Identifies as: African American

Lauren Varney, Sustainability Manager
503-287-3496 (O)
503-558-5131 (C)
Identifies as: Caucasian

Jennifer Craig, Office Manager/Assistant Property Manager
503-287-3496 ext. 101 (O)
503-841-7595 (C)
Portland, OR 97211
Identities as: African American/ Hispanic

Robert Shaw, Maintenance
503-287-3496 (O)
Identifies as: Caucasian

Jesse Landrum, Maintenance
503-287-3496 (O)
302-750-7347 (C)
Identifies as: African/American

Lamkia Colbert, Office Support/ Peer Housing Advocate
503-287-3496 ext. 106 (O)
Identifies as: African American

Ellen Huffman, Community Engagement
503-287-3496 ext. 108 (O)
Identifies as: Caucasian


Mary Schoen-Cark, Executive Director

Mary has extensive experience assisting community groups to generate and mobilize the resources to develop housing and community facilities. She is passionate about fostering self-sufficiency for the people she serves through resource development and innovative programming. Mary’s work has resulted in total the leveraging of over $80 million dollars in community real estate projects and millions more in adjunct social service funding. She has worked with a range of programs to create a variety of housing types: HOME, CDBG, LIHTC, HUD 202 Elderly Housing, HUD 811 for People with Disabilities, loan funds, foundations, New Market Tax Credits, and tax fee bonds to develop community arts facilities, affordable rental and homeownership units, and a multipurpose child and family resource center with Head Start classrooms all featuring energy efficient design. During her 25 years of work on a wide variety of projects, Mary has gained comprehensive experience in both the housing and programming sides of community development efforts with the creation of human service programs for homeless children and at risk youth and a regional food warehouse.

Teams Mary has facilitated succeeded in both bringing in additional revenue for existing programs and creating new programs and facilities to meet emerging community needs. This was accomplished by implementing annual strategic planning processes, where a development plan for pursuing grants and other fundraising opportunities was set into motion.

Since coming on staff at Sabin in June of 2013, Mary has applied this leadership experience to stabilize effectively the organization and embark on a more sustainable path with the development of systems, fiscal and human resource policies, and cost-saving administrative measures.

Loulie Brown, PhD, LEED AP, Asset Manager

Loulie brings 20+ years of affordable housing development experience as a planner, designer, developer and asset manager. Focusing her work in Inner N/NE Portland, Loulie has worked with numerous non-profits on affordable housing design and development projects ranging from 1 to 60 units. More importantly, Loulie has worked both professionally and as a volunteer in the neighborhoods that Sabin serves since she moved to Portland in 1993. These experiences resulted in her dissertation at Portland State, The Dynamics of Change Among CDCs in Inner N/NE Portland, 1991-2006.

Since coming on staff at Sabin, Loulie has combined her research and analytical skills to help gain a clear understanding of the current state of Sabin’s portfolio to bring it into compliance with funders. She has applied her design and project management skills to the physical state of the portfolio by prioritizing deferred maintenance issues with an eye on leveraging Sabin’s properties for new development opportunities.