Andy assumed the role of executive director at Human Solutions in July 2015. Andy brings to Human Solutions more than 25 years of experience and leadership advancing the cause of social justice in Oregon and beyond.
Before joining the team at Human Solutions, Andy served as chief operating officer at Volunteers of America Oregon. While there, he oversaw agency operations, facilities, housing, strategic planning and program development for a high-impact social services agency serving the Portland region’s most vulnerable residents.
Andy spent 13 years with the Portland Housing Bureau, where he provided executive leadership in a variety of positions for a bureau charged with solving the unmet housing needs of Portland residents. Andy was appointed to serve as the bureau’s interim director and navigated a complex merger with the Housing Department of Portland’s urban renewal agency.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell Law School, Andy began his career as a staff attorney for legal aid offices in Oregon and in New York, where he assisted hundreds of clients confronting the impacts of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
A former New Yorker – and forever a Yankee fan – Andy has lived in Portland, Oregon, with his family since 1995.