Marty Miller, Executive Director Email: email@example.com
Marty has been a valuable member of ORFH since 1993 and became ORFH’s Executive Director in 2004 after serving as the Director of Housing Development. He has directly participated in the development of hundreds of units of affordable housing in rural Washington State serving thousands of farmworkers and other low-income residents. Marty is a strong advocate at the federal, state and local level and works to bring positive change to policy issues affecting farmworkers and their families.
Marty serves on the Executive Committee of the National Farmworker Director’s Association, and is on the Board of the National Rural Housing Coalition, as well as the Rural Community Assistance Corporation.
Marty holds a Master of Science in Economic Development from Eastern University and a BA from Whitworth University.
Laurie Waytuck, Fiscal Manager Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie has been with ORFH since 1987, celebrating 30 years of service in 2017. As Fiscal Manager, she oversees ORFH’s annual budget, prepares for our audits and prepares all financial reports for our funders. She is also responsible for administration of the ORFH Revolving Loan Fund.
Laurie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Calgary.
Korbie Jorgensen Haley, RHDFP, Director of Housing Policy Email: email@example.com
Korbie has worked in affordable housing since 2016, as well as with the Legislature and different levels of government for the last 10 years. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Policy with an Economics Minor/Land Use Planning Specialization.
Korbie achieved the Rental Housing Development Finance Professional (RHDFP) certification in 2018. RHDFP Certification is a nationally recognized professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive rental housing development finance training series.
Cristina Alvarez Ruiz, RHDFP, Housing Development Specialist Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristina was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Prior to joining ORFH in 2017, she worked in commercial banking as a relationship manager doing agricultural financing for farmers and ranchers. Growing up she would spend time helping her father on his 80-acre organic mixed vegetable operation in Mabton, WA, which she still assists with from time to time today. These experiences have given Cristina a unique insider perspective of both the needs of agri-business and of the requirements and expectations of the lending community. Cristina is highly proficient in the administration of federal, state and local funding programs as well as portfolio management, loan processing and providing training and technical assistance on financial topics.
Cristina holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Heritage University. She became a nationally certified Rental Housing Development Finance Professional in 2018. RHDFP Certification is a nationally recognized professional credential given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive rental housing development finance training series.
Suzanne Obermeyer, Communications & Process Improvement Coordinator Email: email@example.com
Before joining ORFH in 2016 as a Housing Developer, Suzanne spent 6 years as the compliance coordinator/trainer for federally funded nonprofit. She spent 17 years in nonprofit communications, marketing and media relations. In 2018, Suzanne’s role was changed to better utilize her experience with both internal and external communications, needs assessment and planning, grant writing and proposal development, as well as reporting, compliance and systems improvement.
Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Media with a Public Relations Specialization from Central Washington University.
Dixie Palmer, Housing Development Specialist Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dixie, who joined ORFH in 2017, has extensive experience in real estate sales research, land acquisition and financing. Previously she was a Community Developer for the Yakima County Asset Building Coalition, a role that included facilitating partnerships among service providers, financial institutions and government agencies to leverage resources. For several years, she served as the office manager of a regional non-profit credit counseling agency serving eight Central Washington counties, administering federal, state and local funding, providing oversight of a US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Counseling Program, and teaching financial literacy classes. Her real estate knowledge combined with her unique set of skills for administration, grant writing, and management lend themselves well to ORFH’s mission.
Collin Thompson, Housing Developer Email: email@example.com
Collin Thompson joined ORFH in 2018 as a Housing Developer after living abroad in Asia for the past 20 years. While in Asia, Collin’s primary role was that of global business development, key account management, and project management. His responsibilities included design, planning, execution and monitoring of projects serving a variety of Western Fortune 500 clients. He brings expertise in contract negotiation, leading and facilitating teams, and assessing market and financial feasibility to ORFH and its clients.
Collin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Management from Brigham Young University Hawaii, specializing in risk management, strategic management, and project management. He minored in Chinese, Japanese and Information Technology. Collin is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Charles Hitchcock, Housing Developer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie joined ORFH in 2018, bringing familiarity with government contracts and financial analysis. Prior to working for ORFH, he spent two years in municipal sales for legal publishing services. His experience includes assignments or internships with Seattle Housing Authority, Snohomish County Public Utility District, and the King County Assessor’s Office. He has also served several homeless advocacy and support non-profits in Seattle.
Charlie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA from Seattle University. He provides ORFH with unique experience in quantitative analysis, data visualization, housing operations, and energy efficiency feasibility.
Isabel C. Garcia, Housing Developer Email: email@example.com
Isabel started her Housing Developer role at ORFH in 2019. She comes from a 3-year tenure as Executive Director of Yakima Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. Previously, Isabel worked with Catholic Charities Housing Services for eleven years wearing multiple hats. Thanks to her passion, dedication and commitment, what started as a small project grew into a successful affordable housing program, becoming the only single-family self-help builder and developer throughout Central Washington—building 25-30 homes per year. Under her management, CCHS built over 120 homes in various communities, became a HUD approved housing counseling agency, and launched its mutual self-help housing program using USDA Rural Development’s 523 Technical Assistance funding program. Isabel firmly believes that a safe, adequate and affordable home is a solid foundation for a family and their children to thrive and achieve their educational and financial goals in life. The daughter of migrant workers, she understands and can relate to the housing needs of our community. She has 15 years of affordable housing development, housing counseling, grant writing, construction, and community lending experience. This includes working with a variety of public and private financing sources, technical assistance providers, local communities and state government leaders to achieve housing and community development goals. She is an active member of the La Casa Hogar Board of Directors, the Leadership Yakima class of 2019, and served on the Washington Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
Sheryl Stansell, Housing Developer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Stansell joined ORFH in 2019. She brings a provider and policy centered perspective to ORFH’s development team. Her current role works to bridge the policy that informs ORFH’s services to the practical side of building and operating affordable housing. Upon completing her Bachelors in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Washington Tacoma, she worked with the Tacoma Housing Authority for four years in policy, research and program evaluation. Sheryl is certified in Geographic Information Systems, Project Management, possesses a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is a Certified Beekeeper’s Apprentice. Most recently, she managed the housing program operations for a non-profit organization in Leavenworth, WA which included the administration of a housing Community Land Trust. Sheryl is also connected to the farming community through her personal experience of working on a small-scale vegetable farm. In addition, her partner farms 57 acres of pears and 3 acres of cherries in the Wenatchee Valley. These relationships help her maintain a balanced perspective of the needs of growers, farmworkers and their families while also working toward her ultimate goal of starting a hobby flower farm.