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Dee Walsh

Dee Walsh, Vice-Chair

EVP, Chief Officer of Strategic Development, Mercy Housing

Dee Walsh, Vice Chair, serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of Strategic Development for Mercy Housing, Inc., a national developer, owner and manager of affordable housing. At Mercy, she oversees the four geographic business centers and the Mercy Loan Fund. Previously, Ms. Walsh was the Chief Operating Officer at Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH), where she managed operations, lending, communications and strategic plan implementation. While there, she raised nearly $30 million in new capital to fuel the organization’s affordable housing lending. Ms. Walsh also served as the Executive Vice President for Network and Corporate Affairs for Housing Partnership Network where she led domestic and international peer learning among HPN’s members to advance housing development practices. As REACH Community Development’s Executive Director for 22 years, she directed the organization’s housing development and property management work, and created nationally recognized resident services and neighborhood revitalization programs. Ms. Walsh holds a Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Community Development from Harvard University, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of Washington. She was an adjunct professor at the Center for Real Estate Development at Portland State University and is the co-author of the book Navigating Community Development.