The RHA Oregon Team

Executive Officers

President, Ron Garcia (503)595-4747 
President Elect, Mark Passannante (503)294-0910 
Vice President, Phil Owen (503)224-7986 
Treasurer, Sandra Landis (503)659-8803
Secretary, Lynne Whitney (503)284-5522
Past President, John Sage (503)667-7971

Board of Directors

Alan Carpenter (360)772-2197 
Elizabeth Carpenter (503)314-6498 
Tamara Collins (503)932-9388
Jerad Goughnour (503)303-8545
Jim Herman (503)645-8287
Charles Kovas (503)255-8795
Katie O’Neal (503)352-6760
Mihyun Pratt (503)969-5412
Ami Stevens (503)407-3663
AJ Shepard (503)772-6355 

It takes a great group of volunteers to make an organization run. Come join RHA Oregon’s Board of Directors and volunteer to make things happen. RHA Oregon is always looking for volunteers to chair committees. If you have great ideas, it only takes a couple of hours each month. Want to help? Talk to Ron Garcia, RHA Oregon President at

Our Office Team

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Cari Pierce

Office Manager

Cari joined the RHA Oregon team in spring of 2011. A short time later she took on the roll as Office Manager. The majority of her office experience comes from 17 years she spent in the medical field. Cari came to RHA following a short time as Office Coordinator for a Portland area property management company, and has worked in the industry since 2007. She also grew up in a family that owned rental property all of her life. She remembers many a time spending the day at the rental property with her grandparents while work was being done.

Cari enjoys spending time with family, playing games, visiting the beach, and is an avid movie-goer.

Cari can be reached at
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Surekha Guzman

Member Services Assistant

Surekha has lived in Portland for the last 5 years where she studied and acquired a degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in Theatre Arts. Surekha is very passionate about helping others and had the opportunity to intern for a number of non-profits during her time in school.
She came to Rental Housing Alliance in November of 2017. As the Member Services Assistant, Surekha is the first point of contact to our members by phone and in person, processes new memberships, and assists members with a number of other services.

Surekha can be reached at

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Lynn Peterson


Lynn joined RHA Oregon as bookkeeper in January, 2018.  Lynn’s 25 years of accounting experience prior to joining the RHA Oregon team included positions at a start-up company in Portland, a printing company in Tigard, and many years working in the banking industry.  Lynn enjoys working with numbers, and has spent her career putting her mathematical skills to good use.

Outside of work, Lynn enjoys spending time with family, taking long walks, playing Sudoku, and reading suspense/mystery novels.

Lynn can be reached at

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Diana Lindemann

Special Projects Representative

Diana joined RHA Oregon in 2017 as our Special Projects Representative. Born and raised in Oregon, She learned to love traveling from her parents experiences, as well as learning how to manage property from working with the family.

Her diverse background in education and property management brings 30 years of experience and people skills to RHA Oregon. Diana has held many positions throughout her career, but feels the most rewarding position so far is being a property manager. Helping landlords is gratifying, especially when the outcome is a positive one for both landlords and tenants.

Diana can be reached at


Contact Us

10520 NE Weidler Portland, OR 97220

Office Hours 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.

Phone: (503)254-4723

Fax: (503)254-4821

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