Executive Leadership Team
Rachel Solotaroff, M.D., M.C.R.
President and CEO
Dr. Rachel Solotaroff has served as Central City Concern’s President and CEO since 1, 2017, overseeing all aspects of the organization. She started her CCC tenure in 2006 as Medical Director of Old Town Clinic, which provides primary care to low-income individuals, many facing the impact of homelessness. Rachel oversaw the delivery and quality of care provided by both the allopathic and naturopathic primary care providers at Old Town Clinic, in addition to supervising the medical practices at CCC’s Letty Owings Center and Recuperative Care Program.
In partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, Rachel designed and implemented a Social Medicine Curriculum for OHSU Internal Medicine residents, providing an opportunity for physicians-in-training to learn from the unique CCC model of health care. Rachel coordinated the larger project of fully integrating the continuum of services provided by CCC, including housing, behavioral health and primary care, with the goal of creating seamless, comprehensive care to support clients in their journeys to self-sufficiency.
Prior to joining CCC, Rachel served as Medical Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then completed an Ambulatory Care Fellowship at the Portland VA Medical Center, where her research focused on how disruptions in fundamental components of health care access, such as insurance, might affect a chronically ill person’s ability to effectively self-manage their chronic illness. Based on this research, she completed her Masters in Clinical Research at Oregon Health & Science University.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree at Brown University, her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Solotaroff spent three years on the National Leadership Team at City Year, an innovative youth service corps that utilizes private and public partnerships to unite young people from diverse backgrounds for a year or more of rigorous community service and leadership development.
Dr. Solotaroff serves on several community boards including Health Share of Oregon and the Portland Business Alliance.
Vice President and Strategy Officer
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 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.
Chief People Officer
Oscar Cardona joined CCC in 2019 as Chief People Officer. He heads CCC’s human resources department and serves on the agency’s executive leadership team.
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 B.A. from Beloit College, and a law degree from McGeorge College of Law.
Freda Ceaser, M.S.W.
Chief of Organizational Development and Racial Equity
Freda Ceaser arrived at CCC in 2004 and worked her way from the front lines at CCC’s Employment Access Center to her current position of Chief of Organizational Development and Racial Equity.
Previously CCC’s Chief Equity Officer, Freda has provided consistent leadership and involvement in the organization’s ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion assessment work. Before joining the executive leadership team at CCC, she contributed the vision and advocacy for Flip the Script, an innovative re-entry program for African American clients that provides wraparound services with a focus on breaking the cycles that send people of color back to prison.
Freda now leads CCC’s office of organizational development and racial equity. Her team works to ensure that principles of equity are instilled in every aspect of the organization, from culture and values to staff development and support.
Freda is a lifelong Portland resident and earned her Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University. Her lived experiences, education and frontline work are the driving forces for her passion for promoting racial equity in the community.
Andy Mendenhall, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Andy Mendenhall joined CCC in 2017 as Senior Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder Services 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 treatments that match client needs. As CMO, Andy has oversight and responsibility for the agency’s medical and clinical services, provides leadership to staff, helps set the agency’s strategic direction, and promotes ethical and quality care.
Andy is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Portland and trained as a medical student and family physician at OHSU. He worked at Providence Health Systems and CleanSlate Center, and co-founded an outpatient integrated treatment program called HealthWorks NW.
Jacquelyn Hunt, PharmD., M.S.
Chief Integration and Innovation Officer
Jacquelyn Hunt joined CCC in 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Integration and Innovation Officer in early 2021.
Jacquelyn has a deep and varied background that includes work in health care administration, expertise in health strategy and technology, and time as a practicing pharmacist. Her office at CCC oversees four teams, all focused on supporting innovation and integrating client services, and improving client access and experiences.
Jacquelyn’s prior employment includes the roles of Chief Population Health Officer at Enli Health Intelligence in Beaverton, Chief Quality Officer and Chief Information Officer at Bellin Health System in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as well as several years with Providence Health & Services in Portland. She completed a Merck Foundation Fellowship with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (2008-2009) focused on Triple Aim, Large Scale Transformation and Patient-Centered Health Technology. Jacquelyn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Oregon State University, her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas, and her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design & Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.
David Chen, J.D.
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 J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Peter Beyer, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Peter joined Central City Concern 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 M.B.A. 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.