Board of Directors
Catholic Charities Housing Services Board Of Directors
John L. Young MSW - Corp. President (service on Board – 10 years)
John's experience includes 22 years of working n the social work services network of Catholic Charities in various states. Most recently John has been the Executive Director for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima, Washington. In this capacity John spearheaded the effort to create the non-profit housing agency, Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS) and with the assistance of Beacon Development Group, Seattle, WA, worked to complete the agency's first two developments. Casa Guadalupe, 31 units of farmworker and low income housing in Chelan, WA including one manager's unit and a three bedroom home for autistic adults, St. Martin de Porres House in Yakima, WA. John's experience includes working with multiple boards of directors and financial oversight of an agency with a $13 million operating budget.
Jake Jundt – Chairman (service on Board – 10 years)
Jake is a well-respected businessman from the City of Yakima. Formally trained as an engineer, Jake is currently self-employed as a construction manager and development consultant. Prior to this he was a partner owner of a thriving construction business mainly involved in commercial construction ventures. Jake was a founding member of the CCHS Board and as such, has been involved in the oversight of all ten CCHS development projects to date. He brings a wealth of business experience to the agency including a working knowledge of construction methods, financing and business operations. He also serves on the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees.
Tim Flood - Vice Chairperson (service on Board – 10 years)
Tim is a real estate agent and broker from the community of Chelan WA. During his tenure on the Board Tim has been a valuable asset to CCHS with a thorough working knowledge of financing, real estate and private business matters. Tim's involvement with CCHS came via the Casa Guadalupe project development in Chelan. As a member of the local parish, Tim was recommended to serve on the local project committee and has been with CCHS since then. Tim has a well-rounded sense of the history of the area and has been valuable in helping CCHS better manage the Chelan project.
Bertha Ortega – Secretary (service on Board – 8 years)
Bertha is one of CCHS’s experienced Board members, joining in November 2001. She is the Vice President for external and academic affairs for Heritage University based out of Toppenish, WA. She brings with her a wealth of experience of working on various community boards and task forces focused on working to provide opportunities of self-improvement for some of the most poor, disenfranchised and marginalized individuals in the rural communities of the Diocese of Yakima. She brings with her a history of working in the educational field for the past 21 years and is a supporter of the work of Catholic Charities. She is very familiar with the predominantly Hispanic, Agricultural Worker population that in many instances are some of those most in need of affordable, decent and safe housing.
Scott Hay (service on Board – 8 years)
Scott joined the CCHS Board in early 2001. Scott currently is a loan review office for Yakima National Bank. His work experience includes Triumph Treatment Center, Washington Mutual Bank and Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Scott brings with him many years of experience as a commercial lender. Previous to his commitment to CCHS, Scott had served on several Catholic Charities and Catholic Family and Child Service of Yakima Boards and committees. His unique blend of practical business experience and compassion for those most in need is an asset to CCHS. Scott is a dedicated Board member always seeking to serve where he can and always desiring to learn more about the work of CCHS. Scott was recently instrumental in establishing a link for CCHS with a fund-raising resource in the lending community.
Michael Morales (service on Board – 6 years)
Michael works for the City of Yakima Office of Community and Economic Development as a Grant Administrator. Michael has housing development experience having worked in the State of Texas in rural communities administering USDA Rural Development based programs. This was in areas of high concentrations of low-income individuals who were primarily Agricultural Workers. Michael is from Yakima County and has experience and knowledge in the areas of community development, finance and public funding. Michael has stated that his personal faith has been a key factor in wanting to assist CCHS in its faith-based mission.