Leadership and Governance

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Board of Directors

Isaac Dixon

CCC Board Chair
Vista HR Consulting

Jonathan Radmacher

CCC Board Vice Chair
McEwen Gisvold

Elisabeth Zeller

CCC Board Secretary-Treasurer
Intel

Ben Berry

Entrepreneur

Rico Bocala

USI Northwest

Andy Davidson

Hummingbird Hill Advisors, LLC

Sandi Delarosa

Consumer Advocate

Rilla Delorier

Finance

Richard Gibson, M.D.

Health Care Researcher

Linda Girard

Community Volunteer

Matt Harrington

PNC Real Estate

Larry Naito

Entrepreneur

Marvin Seppala, M.D.

Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dave Swartley

U.S. Bank

Michael White

Health Executive

Orlando Williams

Motus Recruiting & Staffing

Eric Friedenwald-Fishman

Metropolitan Group

Mamie Gathard

Consumer Advocate

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Executive Leadership Team

 

Andy Mendenhall, M.D., D.A.B.P.M., D.A.B.F.M., F.A.S.A.M.
President and CEO

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As President and CEO, Dr. Andy Mendenhall oversees all aspects of CCC.

Andy joined CCC in 2017 as Senior Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS) and became Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in 2018. During his tenure, Andy has elevated and diversified CCC’s service level to offer a broad array of evidence-based practices to match client needs. As CMO, Andy brought oversight and responsibility for the agency’s medical and clinical services, provided leadership to staff, helped set the agency’s strategic direction, promoted ethical and quality care and led CCC through the COVID-19 pandemic. He became President and CEO in July 2022.

Andy is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Portland and trained as a medical student and resident family physician at OHSU. He worked at Providence Health Systems and CleanSlate Centers, and co-founded an outpatient integrated treatment program called HealthWorks NW, which was acquired by Hazelden Betty Ford in 2012. Andy’s heart has always been anchored in service work to the most vulnerable and simultaneously resilient members of the Portland metropolitan region.

Andy’s favorite part of his role at CCC is supporting leaders to center, evolve and scale our services to best support the needs of the clients.

 

Sean Hubert
Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

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Sean Hubert joined CCC in 2007 after a decade managing affordable housing communities in Oregon and Washington. Sean has overseen over $340 million in real estate development at CCC including 1,650 units of housing created or preserved and over 150,000 square feet of clinic and service space. As Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, he is responsible for collaboratively developing, communicating, executing and sustaining CCC’s strategic initiatives. He also supports CCC’s communication, policy and advocacy work to improve overall systems alignment for comprehensive and effective housing, health, recovery and employment approaches.

CCC’s real estate portfolio consists of approximately 2,115 units of affordable housing and several clinical, commercial, and administrative facilities. CCC’s housing and services team serves about 3,500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and provides a diverse range of supportive housing programs including those helping people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, homeless veterans, re-entry programs for people exiting the criminal justice system and housing integrated with health care programming.

Sean is active in a number of community and industry efforts. He has served as a board member of Housing Oregon (formerly Oregon Opportunity Network) and the Oregon Facility Authority, and has been an advisory member to several local and statewide initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Shippensburg University and is a licensed property manager in Oregon.

 

Jake Arrastia, M.B.A.
Senior Director of Integration and Innovation 

HeadshotJake joined CCC in 2021 as the Senior Director of Integration and Innovation and leads CCC’s project management, quality improvement, strategy planning, business intelligence and data analytics efforts. 

Jake brings over 15 years of experience in the areas of strategy, analytical thinking and operational leadership within large regional, national and multinational healthcare companies. His particular emphasis is on developing solutions that transform healthcare delivery systems. Some of his proudest achievements include implementing performance improvement plans for 34 locations nationally resulting in a $24M increase in revenue. He also leveraged home health claims data to develop and deploy a business intelligence system that improved accountability in managing 14 key performance indicators related to revenue, profitability, and quality. Jake holds a Master of Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a Bachelor of Science from University of the Philippines, Philippines. 

Jake has a wife and a lively 8-year-old daughter. When there’s time, they love taking road trips to Canada and to U.S. national parks. He loves working at CCC because of the opportunity to do more. 

 

Peter Beyer, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer

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Peter joined CCC in 2021 and brings extensive business experience including government and nonprofit management. Since 2013, Peter served as the CFO for Home Forward, the largest provider of affordable housing in Oregon. In 2020, Peter was recognized as a CFO of the Year Honoree by the Portland Business Journal. Though he has wide experience in a range of strategic and financial functions for multiple industries, the bulk of his career has been in the service sector. Prior to working at Home Forward, Peter was Controller for Thresholds, Illinois’ largest non-profit mental health provider. 

Peter is the Board President of Janus Youth Programs and Treasurer of Housing with Services LLC. He holds an Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University and passed the Illinois CPA exam. He is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University’s School of Business and a member of the Oregon CPA society. 

Peter is a big believer in combining employment, healthcare, and housing resources to improve lives. He is motivated to help CCC maintain a strong financial position in support of that cause. 

 

Oscar Cardona
Chief People Officer

Oscar CardonaOscar Cardona joined CCC in 2019 as Chief People Officer. He heads CCC’s human resources department.

Before joining CCC, Oscar was the chief human resources officer at Holiday Retirement, the largest independent living company in the country for older adults.

Oscar has held executive-level positions at Nike as head of human resources for its US, European, Middle Eastern and African businesses. Oscar’s Puerto Rican heritage, his family upbringing, and his professional experience and volunteer work have given him a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing people in diverse organizations.

Oscar has been involved with several nonprofits, including Aspira, United Way, Lines for Life, Junior Achievement, Tualatin Valley Youth Football and Beloit College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from Beloit College, and his Juris Doctor from McGeorge College of Law.

 

David Chen, J.D.
General Counsel

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David Chen joined CCC as General Counsel in 2021. 

David began his legal career in civil litigation representing employees and citizens in employment discrimination and police misconduct claims. After moving into a role as corporate counsel for an international not-for-profit organization, David designed and implemented the organization’s compliance and ethics program, which covered more than 2,000 employees across 27 countries. 

David’s work has spanned health care, education, technology and data analytics. He also teaches in the Masters of Legal Studies program at Seattle University School of Law, specializing in courses related to compliance, risk management, and organizational investigations. He is passionate about social justice and serves on several nonprofit boards. He volunteers his time with several free and low-barrier legal clinics and serves as pro-bono counsel to several nonprofits. He received his Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. 

 

Mercedes Elizalde, M.A. Nonprofit Leadership
Public Policy Director

HeadshotMercedes Elizalde is the Public Policy Director at CCC. Mercedes works to bridge the gap between direct service and public policy advocacy. As public policy director, Mercedes collaborates with government agencies and community organizations to advance policy initiatives in support of CCC’s mission. Mercedes is responsible for policy analysis, advocacy, public education, and coalition-building efforts to find support and solutions for CCC clients and programs.

She brings a unique set of perspectives and knowledge to her work, having experience in direct service as a social worker and program coordinator, a legislative aide to an elected official and as a community activist. Mercedes was the first in her family to attend college and now holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies and a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership.

 

Wayne Haddad
Chief Information Officer

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Wayne joined CCC as the Chief Information Officer in January of 2020.  He is responsible for all of CCC’s information technology strategies, projects and related operations.  

Wayne brings over 25 years of experience delivering information technology solutions and services in the health care industry including roles as Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer in the healthcare, health insurance, mobile communications and retail industries.  He’s been recognized throughout his career for leveraging technology in innovative ways to help organizations transform their operations and capture improvements in quality and cost. He’s very proud to be part of CCC’s highly motivated and passionate team and leverage his experience and expertise to improve the services CCC provides to our clients.  Wayne holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management.

Wayne resides in Tualatin, Oregon with his wife of 40 years and is the proud father of three children, five grandchildren, and another one on the way.

 

Kim Leathley
Health Services Executive

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Kim joined CCC in 2019 and has over 25 years of operations experience in both the healthcare and the energy industries.   

As CCC’s Health Services Executive, Kim has successfully led growth and expansion strategies with physician and clinical partners, acquired practices, launched new specialty services, and led clinical operations in multiple specialties. Kim’s creativity, business acumen, change leadership experience, and drive for results has helped CCC’s Health Services operations develop a clear vision, solve complex and high impact problems, support people and culture, and deliver results.   

Prior to working at CCC, Kim worked for Bonneville Power for 23 years. She led enterprise-wide administrative functions and corporate services as well as core utility divisions spanning energy policy, regulatory, strategic planning, commodity markets, product development, marketing, sales, and customer service within both power generation and transmission business units.  Kim holds a Master of Business Administration from PSU/OHSU and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Willamette University and serves on several local boards of directors. 

Kim feels deeply fulfilled at CCC and enjoys engaging in work that improves the lives of others and has a positive impact on our community. Her passion outside of work is being an active mom of two boys, backpacking and finding waterfalls. 

 

Juliana Lukasik
Senior Director of Public Affairs

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Juliana joined CCC in 2020 and leads the Public Affairs, Fundraising and Communications departments. Her passion is to educate the public about the critical services CCC provides to our community.  

Before joining CCC, she spent the bulk of her career in the film and advertising industries. As the Principal and Owner of @Large Films, a national commercial production company based in Portland, Juliana has produced and directed commercial projects that have won Emmy, Addy and Telly Awards. As a commercial director, she created award winning content for clients including Nintendo of America and Banfield Pet Hospital among others.  

Juliana also spent a number of years as a community organizer for the Central Eastside Industrial Council in Portland where she worked closely with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to establish programs resulting in creating a positive impact on the business and homeless communities. It was in this role where Juliana met CCC. She was present at one of the program graduations for CCC’s Community Volunteer Corps (CVC) and was so moved by the experience, she vowed to join in CCC’s mission if the opportunity ever arose. 

Juliana believes it’s the opportunity of a lifetime to join an organization successfully changing people’s lives with their services and programming.

 

Michelle Waddell
Controller

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Michelle Waddell joined CCC as a permanent employee in January 2022 after 15 months as a consultant. As Controller, she helps the team improve financial controls and internal processes. 

Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from the University of Memphis. She learned early on that her favorite part of any job was building strong processes and procedures and helping team members understand how their roles fit into the bigger picture. She’s had a varied career in finance and accounting, with positions from financial analyst to controller to CFO across organizations in high-tech manufacturing, construction, medical devices and software as a service. She considers herself to be a fixer of problems and not a maintainer of status-quo, and she is not afraid to roll up her sleeves to analyze detailed transactions data to achieve improvement. 

In her spare time, Michelle volunteers with the local nonprofit Breast Friends, where she is currently serving as treasurer. As a breast cancer survivor, she loves being a resource for others experiencing a diagnosis. 

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