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With a deep understanding of the issues surrounding poverty, Michael Buonocore believes Home Forward is responsible to help provide both a stable home and a path to success.
Michael became Home Forward’s executive director in October 2014 after serving as deputy executive director, responsible for the property management, rent assistance, and real estate development departments. He began his Home Forward career in 2001 as a resident services manager, going on to direct policy and planning, where he was the principal architect of the agency's strategic directions and planning. He also designed Home Forward's innovative rent reform program.
His background includes leading operations, including community organizing, as associate director of Sisters Of The Road, a homeless services agency. Earlier, he was health services manager for the Clackamas County Children’s Commission and program supervisor for a residential care facility for developmentally disabled youth.
All of his experience has shaped his view that communities must work together on many fronts to fight the effects of poverty on their most vulnerable citizens, while advocating for the resources necessary to get to the roots of the problem.
To help Home Forward partner more deeply with others to address these challenges, Michael has a management team, pictured below, with experience in a range of disciplines in the public, non-profit, and private arenas.
Our Management Team
From left to right: Tim Collier, director, Communications; Dena Ford-Avery, director, Housing Choice Vouchers; Jill Smith, chief operating officer; Betty Dominguez, director, Policy and Equity; Rodger Moore, director, Property Management; Michael Buonocore, executive director; Peter Beyer, chief financial officer; Mike Andrews, director, Development and Community Revitalization; Michael DePaepe, director, Information Technology; Ian Slingerland, director, Homeless Initiatives; Kitty Miller, director, Community Services; Molly Rogers, director, Asset Management; Melissa Richardson, director, Business Services (not pictured).