Sabin CDC Board and Consultants

Harvey Rice – Chair

Community Elder
Identifies as: African American


Samuel Cole
Identifies as: African American


Brad Hippert – Vice Chair
Home Loan Advisor
Identifies as: Caucasian


Cassandra L. Marshall – Secretary
Attorney – Retired
Identifies as: Caucasian


Robyn Harris Ford

MT Hood Community College
Head Start Family Worker
Identifies as: African American


Jilian Saurage Felton
Pacific Continental Bank
Assistant Vice President
Identifies as: Caucasian


Doris Stevenson
Identifies as: African American



Sabin Auditor
Fred Carter CPA
Identifies as: African American


Sabin Internal Auditor
Richard R. Harris, P.C.
Certified Public Accountant
Identifies as: African American


Sabin Accounting
Sharon Lincoln
Identifies as: African American


Property Management Consultant
Marsha Zimmerman
MLK Property Management and Support Services LLC
Identifies as: Caucasian


Organizational Development Consultant
Paul Delapa Associates
Identifies as: Caucasian


Organizational Development Consultant
Laura Rose Misaras
Identifies as: Caucasian


Assent Management Consultant
Darcy D. Vincent
DDV Consultants
Identifies as: Native American


New Market Tax Credit Consultant
David W. Altman PHD, MBA
President NMTC IPR Group
Identifies as: Caucasian


New Market Credit Attorney
Alan L. Pasternack
Identifies as: Caucasian


New Market Tax Credit CPA
Nicolo Pinoli
Identifies as: Caucasian


Board Member Backgrounds


Harvey Rice – Board Chair

Harvey graduated from Benson High School in 1955. After High School he joined the US Airforce serving as a Jet Mech until he was honorable discharged. Harvey graduated from Pacific Academy of Accountancy and Pacific Computer Programming Institute in 1959. He went to work as a bookkeeper for the Portland Model City Program and then accepted a position as an Accountant for the Portland Metropolitan Steering Committee. Harvey left that position in 1968 to attend Portland State University graduated in 1971 with a BS in Finance/Law and in 1972 with a MST in General Social Science with a Certification in Urban Studies. During his studies at PSU Harvey worked as the Assistant Director of the PSU Educational Center.

After working as a Loan Officer and Director of a non-profit organization, he left this position to work for the State of Oregon’s Real Estate Division as a Real Estate Examiner of Real Estate Brokerage office auditing the Client Trust Account and to see if they were in compliance with Oregon Real Estate Laws and Administrative Rules. For over the last 20 years, Harvey has dedicated his time, energy and knowledge to advocate for healthy people and communities across Oregon. His extensive knowledge about Education, Housing and Community Services has made him an asset to the State of Oregon, Multnomah County and Portland’s NE Coalitions of Neighborhoods, Adventist Community Services and numerous other organizations. Harvey is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Volunteer Outreach coordinator and has been instrumental in broadening the “Aging in Place” concept across the Portland Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA). In addition to his being one of the instructors for Sabin’s CDC technology program, he volunteers as the Adventist Community Services Disaster Response Coordinator for Sharon Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is active in many local, county, state and national boards and committees, including AARP Oregon, Oregon State University Extension Services, University of Oregon Health Science Dementia and Aging Study, OHSU’s ORCA Technology Program, African American Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Trail Chapter of American Red Cross, Metropolitan Family Services, Urban League of Portland, Ride Connection, Multnomah County Library Cyber Seniors computer instructor, Vernon Neighborhood Association’s outreach, Portland Community College Community History Center and Skill Center, and the Portland State University’s Men’s Health Project.


Samuel Cole, Board Member, Finance Committee

  • Over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Strong credit and commercial lending skills
  • Experienced working with financial statements
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong ability to work as part of a team as well as independently with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of local commercial and multi-family real estate markets
  • Ability to adapt to market trends and facilitate change
  • BA in Business Administration from National University, San Diego, CA
  • Developed contacts and leads to generate and expedite commercial loan financing
  • Networked with realtors, developers and investors on an on-going basis
  • Analyzed client financial information to ensure all information was correct and all financing guidelines were followed
  • Ability to offer viable and creative loan alternatives while staying within lenders risk tolerance
  • Review property appraisals, analyze employment, credit, etc., for decisions on mortgage applications
  • Financed conventional, governmental, and residential loans in Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Solicited turndowns from banks and foreclosure bailout funding from notice of default leads
  • Conducted first time home buyers educational workshops

Medicare Insurance Specialist
Senior Choices NW, Wilsonville, OR 08/2014-Present

Green Source Capital LLC, Portland, OR 09/2013-Present

Commercial Lender
Harris Note Investors LLC, Chicago, IL 03/2006-06/2013

Commercial Loan Officer
MetWest Commercial Lender, Portland, OR 05/2004-03/2006

Senior Loan Officer
Northwest Funding Group, Vancouver, WA 03/1999-05/2004


Brad Hippert, Vice Chair – Equity Atlas

Brad Hippert is the founder and CEO of Equity Atlas, a 100% worker-owned mortgage company. A banking expert with more than 29 years of experience in finance, he has held management positions at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Bank of America, and Security Pacific National Bank. Mr. Hippert focuses on innovative lending practices, market-driven program development, and unique ownership and compensation models.  He is committed to advancing green building techniques and encourages sustainable living practices.  He lives with his wife Dona in Portland surrounded by a pesticide-free, organic, native and ornamental garden filled with numerous critters and creatures of all sizes.


Cassandra Marshall, Board Member – Mediator Family Attorney

  • Extensive problem-solving and conflict resolution experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Public speaking and professional writing skills.

Attorney in private practice since 1978. Admitted to practice in Indiana, Washington, and Oregon. Practice has included many types of civil law, including appellate practice, with an emphasis on civil and family law litigation. Each case involves identifying issues and goals, research and writing, and developing appropriate strategies to accomplish the goals and to resolve the issues. Resolution methods might include informal negotiation, mediation or trial.

Mediator since 1986. Hired by attorneys or appointed by the court to assist parties in reaching a resolution of all issues in an ongoing dispute. The mediator is a neutral who conducts a facilitated negotiation, which includes suggesting possible resolutions, to reach a mutually acceptable outcome.

Parenting Coordinator. Work with high conflict families to assist in resolving disputes regarding their children.

J.D. University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University), Tacoma, Washington

  • Law Review
  • Top 10% of Class
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient – last two years

B.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (Spanish major)


Robyn Harris Ford, Board Member, Program Committee

  • Over 15 years’ experience in working with at risk and high needs families and children through direct service or administrative and policy development.
  • Over 10 years’ experience in supervising and developing staff and volunteers.
  • Proven results as it relates to goal setting for students and families through strength based practices, empowerment and supports.
  • Organize and partner with community agencies and organizations on trainings and orientations for parents and students.
  • Proven intensive case management, which conducting home visits and facilitating workshops.
  • Strong respect for confidentiality involving both clients and fellow employees.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.
  • Evaluate current business processes and systems and provide recommendations.
    Ability to motivate others toward achieving goals.

CHI Care Manager, Portland OIC 2013 -Present
Parent Coordinator, Self Enhancement, Inc 2010-2013
Home Visitor, Albina Early Head Start 2009-2010
Development Technician, City of Portland -Bureau of Development Services 2007 -2009
Lead Family Advocate, Albina Early Head Start 2000-2007

Bachelors of Science in Social Science, Portland State University 2004


Jilian Saurage Felton, Board Member, Finance Committee

Ten years of credit analysis experience Proficient in real estate, C&I, and non-profit statement analysis. Understanding of Fund Accounting, GAAP, and GASB Completed Omega Credit Training Able to network effectively using strong collaboration and negotiation skills. Ten years of successful sales and relationship building experience. Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Suite, and financial analysis software.

Pacific Continental Bank – Portland, OR 9/14-Current US Bancorp – Portland, OR 8/08-8/14
Wells Fargo Bank – Portland, OR 3/05-8/08

Willamette University Salem, OR 9/07 – 8/09 Master of Business Administration • Focus in Finance and Economics • Graduated with Honors Lewis and Clark College Portland, OR 9/00 – 5/02 BA, International Affairs • Focus in Economics


Doris Stevenson, Board Member, Program Committee

Doris has worked to promote African and African American oriented places and districts and worked to increase Black community organizational capacity.

Urban League Senior Center Advisory Board 2012-2014

She currently serves with Komen Worship In Pink Ambassador