Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative will promote, support and develop inclusive, diverse communities. Our first community, Our Home – Cathedral Park will be in Portland, OR. We will work to promote, support and develop additional communities in the Portland area and throughout the United States.
Alicia DeLashmutt email
Founding Neighbor and Board President, OHICC
Founder of Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative, Alicia has over 17 years of community involvement as a disability inclusion and housing advocate and is the proud mother of a strong-willed teenage girl whose diverse interests include basketball, Fritos and opera. Her daughter experiences Mowat-Wilson, a rare genetic syndrome, the impacts from which are widespread and significant. Her daughter, Neva, has been a strong influence in Alicia’s mission to promote inclusive life opportunities to families and individuals who also experience disability.
A 2017 graduate from the Institute on Development and Disability Leadership in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program through Oregon Health Sciences University and 2007 graduate of Oregon Partners in Policy Making, she is a member of the Oregon Developmental Disabilities Coalition and acts as an advisor to the Portland Public Schools Special Education Advisory Council and to the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Program.
Alicia has served as the Program Coordinator for the Northwest Down Syndrome Association Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort and has made numerous national presentations as a strong advocate for inclusive communities, education and life.
Previously, with her professional background in landscape and commercial interior design, Alicia was the Director of Interior Design for Sienna Architecture, and founder of Grasshopper Garden Design, an independent landscape design firm. Alicia is an active advocate and parent mentor who believes that the inclusion of ALL, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or gender identity is necessary for a vibrant and healthy community.
Deb Scott email
Office Manager, Northwest Housing Alternatives, OHICC Board Chair
Masters of Real Estate Development from Portland State University
Deb has a strong interest in communities that include all and the cohousing model. This brought her to the Our Home, Inclusive Community Collaborative in 2014. Since then, she has served as a volunteer and collaborator and now as a committed Board member.
Jenny Stonemeier email
Experienced relationship manager, coalition builder and cultivator of highly effective teams, Jenny has spent her career working in and leading non-profit organizations. She navigates the balance between both operational and strategic priorities while maintaining focus on the organizations vision and mission. In Jenny’s current role as Executive Director at APSE she has lead significant infrastructure investments, including corporate rebranding, website redesign, workflow integration and application development. Jenny brings her skills as a writer, speaker, facilitator, trainer, and leader to her work. She is also the mom of two school-aged kids; her teenage son is on the autism spectrum.
Brandi Stewart-Wood email
Owner and Senior Associate, Point B Consulting
Brandi has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development, change management, project leadership, and process redesign, with proven success in strategically identifying and designing solutions to align people, process, technology, and financial resources for successful outcomes across multiple industries, including local and state government, non-profit, education, footwear and outdoor apparel, utilities and healthcare.
Dawson Marchant email
Dawson has bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder where he studied Film and Business Administration. After graduation, his work took many different directions including bar and restaurant management and summers commercial fishing in Alaska. After working with a friend to reposition an old dilapidated building in New Orleans using historic tax credits Dawson moved his full time focus to commercial real estate and finance. Completing a Master of Real Estate Development program in 2017 from Portland State he has since been working with financial institutions with focus on financial modeling, risk mitigation, due diligence and underwriting for commercial real estate projects.
Alec J. Shebiel email
Government Relations, Umatilla Electric Cooperative
Alec has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his law degree from Boston University. He has over 25 years of experience working in private practice, as in-house counsel and in government relations. Along the way, he’s worked with various non-profit organizations in both a legal capacity or as a board member. Alec brings a business background and key political relationships to Our Home.