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Jacob Fox
Executive Director
Jacob Fox, Executive Director

Jacob Fox joined Homes for Good in 2013 and became Executive Director in 2015. He is passionate about transforming organizations in order to better serve communities. Jacob began his career in the mid-1990s and is a national leader and advocate for affordable housing.

Jacob has worked for three different housing authorities in numerous capacities including resident services, property management, asset management, development and executive management. Before joining Homes for Good, Jacob worked for the City of Portland where he directed investments in ending homelessness, affordable homeownership and affordable housing developments. Jacob is active in housing policy deliberation and legislative advocacy at the local, state, regional and national levels.

He feels strongly that housing is a basic human right and he believes in our ability to create stronger communities by linking affordable housing residents with health care, education, employment and other supportive services. When Jacob isn’t working he enjoys traveling, and fishing in Alaska.

Jeff Bridgens
Finance Director
Jeff Bridgens, Finance Director

Jeff Bridgens serves as the Finance Director for Homes For Good. Jeff moved to Eugene from Phoenix Arizona in November 2016. Prior to joining the agency, he worked in public accounting specializing in governmental clients. Jeff has over 16 years of experience working with municipalities, counties, college and universities, foundations, non-profit agencies, transportation, state and local pension plans, financial services and dealerships. With the encouragement of friends and peers, Jeff also served a two-year rotation with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) located in Norwalk, Connecticut. He helped to research and develop new accounting standards applicable to state and local governments. While at GASB he served as the project lead for Statement No. 69 Government Combinations and Disposals of Government Operations. Jeff also assisted GASB with the development of the exposure draft for Statement No. 68 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions –an amendment of GASB Statement No. 27 and was responsible for helping GASB’s outreach efforts through public speaking forums throughout the United States. While in public accounting Jeff also served three years on the American Society of CPA’s (AICPA) State and Local Government Expert Panel helping to establish audit guidance for practitioners in the United States. Grateful for the opportunity to serve organizations, Jeff makes sure to develop understanding and solutions for complex areas of accounting and reporting.

Jeff is a graduate of the University of Oregon, a CPA, a proud father of two children, passionate duck fan, and Cross-fit enthusiast. Jeff also loves music, drawing, art, ballroom dancing, college football, hiking, and of course science fiction and superheroes!

Beth Ochs
Rent Assistance Division Director
Beth Ochs, Rent Assistance Division Director

Beth Ochs oversees the implementation of over 3,000 housing subsidies within Lane County. She has worked in public service for over 15 years; working with Section 8 Programs, Home Ownership Programs, Veteran housing programs and other affordable housing endeavors in Oregon. She believes that housing should be accessible to all and everyone should strive to be an excellent partner in the process; whether landlord, tenant or community agency. As part of her devotion, she serves on the Board of the Rental Owners Association, working to build partnerships that benefit renters and owners.

A graduate of the University of Oregon, Beth has been in Eugene since the mid-1990s and loves the outdoor spaces and beauty of the county.

Steve Ochs
Real Estate Development Director
Steve Ochs, Real Estate Development Director

Steve Ochs oversees Homes for Good’s development team to finance and build new affordable housing. He also oversees and implements capital improvement projects for existing affordable properties. Steve has been active in the field of public service for over 17 years; working in Planning and Development for Salem and Eugene prior to this position.

Steve loves working with and around people who care about their community and are willing to work to make it a better place for all. He is a proud Army veteran, father of two amazing daughters and a graduate of the University of Oregon. Steve enjoys running, all things outdoors and following Duck athletics.

Wakan Alferes
Supportive Housing Director
Wakan Alferes, Supportive Housing Director

Wakan Alferes oversees the Resident Services, Family Self-Sufficiency and Permanent Supportive Housing programs that help residents increase stability and success in housing and in life. Wakan graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004, served in the PeaceCorps in Panama and has spent the better part of the last 15 years working in homeless services, affordable housing and resident services in Oregon.Her introduction to social services began as a Transitional Resource Counselor with ShelterCare and her most recent role was as a Resident Services Supervisor with Home Forward in Portland.

She has a passion for building community, increasing resident leadership and developing strong partnerships to meet the needs of residents in our communities. Wakan also enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, playing in her vegetable garden, practicing photography and rooting for the Oregon Ducks.

Bailey McEuen
Human Resources Director
Bailey McEuen, Human Resources Director

Bailey has over 13 years of experience in the Human Resources field, accepting her first HR role in her senior year of undergraduate studies. She believes strongly that employees are an organization’s most valued assets, and that strategic & supportive HR Leadership is essential in achieving organizational objectives.

Bailey has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Oregon State University as well as a Senior Professional Certification (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resources Management. A native to Southern Oregon, she enjoys exploring Oregon’s many waterfalls, river rafting and gardening.

Ela Kubok
Communications Director
Ela Kubok, Communications Director

Ela Kubok is our Communications Director, responsible for all communications efforts and outreach at Homes for Good. Born and raised in Katowice, Poland Ela has spent the latter half of her life residing between the United States, United Kingdom and Belgium. She holds a BA in International Politics from the University of Stirling, Scotland; MA in Human Rights from University College London and Msc in Economics from University of Economics, Katowice, Poland.

She is a passionate advocate for the right to housing and is glad to be working towards solutions that help house residents of Lane County. She has previously held positions at the European Parliament and represented music writer’s rights in Brussels. Ela loves to ski and travels extensively.

Curtis Wyant
IT Director
Curtis Wyant, IT Director

Curtis graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a Master’s in Library Science, and previously worked in public and academic libraries. Before moving to Eugene, he lived in the Boston area for around 7 years.

Curtis has always pursued a life of public service, starting with his first job in a public library in high school.

In addition to improving the IT environment for Agency staff, he hopes that IT can provide support and training to residents at their point of need, and make sure residents have access to the technology they need.

Beth Gyde
Asset Manager
Beth Gyde, Asset Manager

Beth Gydé is our Asset Manager, responsible for the physical and fiscal health of Homes for Good’s portfolio of Affordable, Assisted, RD, and LIHTC projects. She has over 25 years of compliance and risk management experience. She holds professional certifications in affordable housing asset management as an Asset Management Specialist (AMS) and as a Certified Housing Asset Manager (CHAM).

Beth has lived in Lane County for most of her life, and is deeply committed to Homes for Good’s mission.

Andrea Bishop
Portfolio Manager
Andrea Bishop, Portfolio Manager
Kurt von der Ehe
CAP Project Manager
Kurt von der Ehe, CAP Project Manager
Esteban Montero Chacon
Energy Services Director
Esteban Montero Chacon, Energy Services Director

Esteban joined Homes for Good in October 2020. Since then, he has been enhancing existing partnerships with local and regional utilities, expanding community connections, and helping low-income residents be more comfortable while supporting a healthier and more sustainable environment for all.

After working as an English-Spanish medical interpreter for over a decade, he went back to school to pursue a career he feels would be more rewarding and have more positive impact in the community. He recently received his Energy Management Degree from Lane Community College, Eugene. 

Esteban also had the opportunity to work as the Assistant Community Liaison Officer for the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica where he coordinated with several groups of volunteers and community members. 

Christi Champ
Rent Assistance Supervisor
Christi Champ, Rent Assistance Supervisor
Maryanne Bussey
Property Management Supervisor
Maryanne Bussey, Property Management Supervisor
Travis Baker
Property Management Supervisor
Travis Baker, Property Management Supervisor
Alli Schwartz
Property Management Supervisor
Alli Schwartz, Property Management Supervisor
Emily Yates
Resident Services Manager
Emily Yates, Resident Services Manager
Nicole Tarricone
Property Management Supervisor
Nicole Tarricone, Property Management Supervisor
Nora Cronin
Project Development Manager
Nora Cronin, Project Development Manager
Jeff Champ
Maintenance Services Supervisor
Jeff Champ, Maintenance Services Supervisor