Carlos joined Neighborhood Partnerships as Director of Economic Opportunity in October 2018 and became Executive Director in September 2020. In this role, Carlos is leading NP’s work to build assets and financial vitality in communities across Oregon. He is supporting the success of the Oregon Individual Development Account Initiative, as well as working to advance policy changes and secure resources – including a doubling of the funding for the IDA Initiative.
With over 10 years of experience in the asset building field, Carlos brings expertise in direct client service, program development and administration, and leadership in policy initiatives. Carlos is passionate about supporting social and economic justice and hopes to continue advocating for programs and policies that help promote family economic success throughout Oregon. Carlos holds a degree in International Business from Oregon State University where he worked throughout his undergraduate career on issues of access and retention for Chicano/Latino students. On his own time, Carlos enjoys traveling, playing basketball, biking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. He is originally from Hermiston, Oregon.