Board of Directors
Richard Gibson, M.D., Chair
Isaac Dixon, Vice Chair
Portland State University
Elisabeth Zeller, Secretary/Treasurer
Hummingbird Hill Advisors, LLC
PNC Real Estate
Marvin Seppala, MD
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Providence Health Plan
Rachel Solotaroff, M.D.
Rachel Solotaroff, MD, MCR, has served as Central City Concern’s (CCC’s) President and CEO since Oct. 1, 2017, overseeing all aspects of the organization. She started her CCC tenure in 2006 as Medical Director of the Old Town Clinic, which provides primary care to men and women, 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 the 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 Central City Concern, 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 CCC, Rachel served as the 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 his/her 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.
Jacquelyn Hunt, M.S.
Jacquelyn Hunt, PharmD, MS, joined Central City Concern’s (CCC) executive leadership team as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in early 2019.
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 most recent position was Chief Population Health Officer at Enli Health Intelligence in Beaverton. As CCC’s COO, she is responsible for everyday operations of CCC’s Health Services and Employment programs, integration with Supportive Housing and Housing, and operational efficiency between administrative departments and programs.
Jacquelyn’s prior employment includes the role of Chief Quality Officer and Chief Information Officer at Bellin Health System in Green Bay, Wis., 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.
Sarah Chisholm joined Central City Concern (CCC) as chief financial officer in 2016.
She has 25 years of business and financial strategy experience in the Portland metro area, most recently as chief administrative officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. Sarah’s past employment includes positions at Cambia Health Solutions, Metro Regional Government and Intel. She also served on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure board. She feels her most important skill is her ability to connect with people: staff, clients, colleagues and board members. Sarah is driven by CCC’s mission to help people who are struggling with life challenges to build healthy, happy engaged lives.
Sarah graduated from California State University, Chico, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She enjoys simplicity: gardening, hiking, swimming and spending time with family.
Sean Hubert joined Central City Concern (CCC) in 2007, after a decade managing affordable housing communities in Oregon and Washington. His first CCC roles were director of asset management and director of housing, leading efforts to integrate, streamline, and improve housing and facility oversight. Sean has overseen over $250 million in real estate development at CCC including several health clinics and more than 1,000 units of housing created or preserved. As strategy officer, he is responsible for collaboratively developing, communicating, and sustaining CCC’s strategic initiatives. He also supports CCC’s communication, policy and advocacy work to improve overall systems alignment behind 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, reentry 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.
Freda Ceaser, MSW
Freda Ceaser arrived at Central City Concern (CCC) in 2004 and worked her way from the front lines at CCC’s Employment Access Center to her current position of Chief Equity Officer.
Freda has provided consistent leadership and involvement in CCC’s Diversity Committee more than seven years and is instrumental in CCC’s ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion assessment work. 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 equity and inclusion to fulfill the strategic plan to do a better job for clients, residents and staff who are people of color and LGBTQ+.
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.
Oscar Cardona joined Central City Concern (CCC) in 2019 as Chief People Officer. He heads CCC’s human resources (HR) 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 HR positions at Nike as head of HR for its U.S., European, Middle Eastern and African businesses. Oscar’s Puerto Rican heritage, his family upbringing and his professional experience and volunteer work have enabled him to have 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 BA from Beloit College, and a law degree from McGeorge College of Law.
Andy Mendenhall, M.D.
Dr. Andy Mendenhall joined Central City Concern (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 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.