Katrina Holland has one goal in life: Lift and Love People. She believes that Oregon can be a place where all who live here can truly LIVE here. We have a lot of work to do to create that Oregon, and she is dedicated to using her hands to help make it that way. Her professional life is dedicated to working toward equal and equitable access to socioeconomic stability and advancement for all, with a strong belief that “we who are most-impacted have the best wisdom and resiliency to lead the systems change we desire to see.” Katrina Holland is currently the Executive Director of JOIN. Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive Director of the Community Alliance of Tenants.
Music, family and friends occupy important spaces in her life, with her number one commitment to two little humans named Gabriella and Gavin - two up and coming rockstars in the next generation of social justice!
Christian Bryant has been working in the Real Estate and Property Management industry since the beginning of 2009. He is currently the President of IRC Real Estate and Property Management, the Portland Area Rental Owners Association, and the Northwest Real Estate Investors Association. Through his live continuing education company, Real Estate & Property Management (RPM) Education, he trains landlords across Oregon and the United States how to be responsible property managers. He also happens to be in the unique position of being a property manager by profession while also being a tenant.
When Christian isn’t promoting responsible landlord practices you’ll typically find him being a single dad and spending time exploring the beautiful Oregon forests with his two sons. You can find his complete bio here on his LinkedIn page.
Ian Davie began as Chief Operating Officer at Home Forward in September 2016. After a rural Oregon upbringing and some college years in Los Angeles, Ian spent nearly twelve years in New York City – among other things, he biked through as many neighborhoods as possible, figured out where to get a good late-night slice, and tried his best to remain productive while commuting two hours a day on the subway.
A lawyer by training, Ian became Deputy Director of Housing at the Bronx office of Legal Services NYC, where he focused on fair housing issues, civil rights litigation, housing advocacy, and anti-poverty policy. At Home Forward, Ian oversees various departments including rent assistance, homelessness initiatives, facilities and safety, and property management.
His bike rides in Portland are far less frenetic than in New York, and his hikes involve more ferns and trees than concrete and steel.
Mike Nuss is CEO of RareBird Acquisitions , a local real estate investment firm that also offers brokerage and property management services. Mike is a lifetime Oregonian who has been engaged in the Portland real estate market for 20+ years as an appraiser, educator, licensed property manager, owner and tenant. He uses his appraisal background to provide quality housing in Portland's urban neighborhoods. He loves chatting real estate with anyone who wants to have an authentic dialogue about our community.
Allen Hines is the director of the Real Choice Initiative, a project that works to support people with disabilities to transition from institutions to living in the community. He is a graduate student at Portland State University in the Counselor Education program. His focus is on mental health counseling for people with disabilities. He has lived independently for 12 years and has personal experience finding and maintaining housing as a person with a disability.
Laura Golino de Lovato
Laura Golino de Lovato is the Executive Director of Northwest Pilot Project (NWPP), a nonprofit organization providing housing assistance, transportation, and advocacy to very low-income seniors in Multnomah County. Laura has over 25 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience, providing leadership in fund development, strategic planning and community engagement.
Laura worked at Oregon Food Bank, joining that organization after making the Portland area her home over 10 years ago, and rising to the position of Director of Development, Marketing and Communications. She has volunteered with SCRAP, OPAL Environmental Justice, Portland Festival Symphony, and has just been nominated to the PDX Jazz Board of Directors. Laura holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Boston. She values social justice, inclusive communities and animals. She lives south of Portland with her husband and two Golden Retrievers.
Shannon Olive is the Founder and President of WomenFirst Transition & Referral Center, working to serve women in re-entry and recovery support. Shannon has experience organizing and advocating for low-income communities of color with OPAL and Environmental Justice Group. She has been nominated by Oregon Women Health Network for the “Phenomenal Woman 2020 Award.” Shannon brings incredible value to the work of the Rental Services Commission in addressing inequities within our rental housing market.
Matthew Maline is a legal professional with experience working with small landlords and tenants in the Portland area. Matthew’s training as a litigation attorney and work in various aspects of the housing industry has prepared him to understand concerns facing our community’s various stakeholders. Matthew’s experience advocating and representing both property owners and renters along with his professional experience working with the New York City Housing Authority is an asset to the Rental Services Commission.
Marih Alyn-Claire has been a volunteer tenant advocate, organizer and educator for 25 years. As a former landlord and long-time renter, she brings direct experience of being a low-income, disabled person of color. Marih’s interest lies in addressing the structural causes that are systemically forcing long term stable renters out of their housing. Marih’s community activism and direct experience is welcomed to this commission.
Kristina Goodman has been working with people experiencing housing insecurity or instability for several years. Kristina is currently the Housing Director for New Avenues for Youth. New Avenues is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Kristina’s education includes an undergraduate degree in Health and Human Services and a graduate degree in Human Behavior. As a lifetime Portland community member, Kristina is personally invested in advocating for the city’s residents and believes that we all deserve a habitable and affordable home.
Vivien Lyon is a legal professional representing tenants, licensed professionals, employees, nonprofits and small businesses. She has specialized in residential landlord/tenant law and shifted into tenant advocacy work, connecting with local tenant organizations in Portland. Vivien brings technical experience in navigating the legal system and handling issues such as eviction, habitability and retaliation.
Regina Amodeo joins the RSC with over 10 years of affordable housing experience in the Portland Metro area, including Permanent Supportive Housing, Section 8 and Tax Credit programs. Regina understands the challenges of balancing regulatory requirements with trauma-informed and low-barrier approaches to housing access. Regina works at REACH CDC as the Manager of Compliance, overseeing the compliance functions of over 2,000 units of affordable housing.