Christopher Persons CEO

Christopher Persons has led Capitol Hill Housing since 2007. Chris has more than three decades of senior nonprofit leadership experience. Prior to joining CHH, he was executive director of Inspiration Corporation, a homeless and housing services agency in Chicago. Under his leadership, it grew from a neighborhood agency to a city-wide, award-winning corporation. Chris guided the organization through two mergers, started a housing program and opened a restaurant doubling as a job training and employment center.

Chris has led CHH through the development of two strategic plans and has refined a vision framework to drive the organization forward. In 2010 he oversaw the creation of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation to develop resources to support CHH's work. Under Chris's leadership, the organization has grown significantly - adding several buildings and more than 350 affordable apartments to the portfolio as well as much more commercial space. 12th Avenue Arts, completed in 2014, is the organization's biggest project to date. This $47 Million development houses two performing arts theaters, 88 apartments, nonprofit offices and local retail, and has received several awards. Capitol Hill Housing continues to expand its community development work including the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and a growing resident services program.

Chris has a long-standing commitment to leadership in community development. He served as Chair of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce for three years and served on the Seattle Planning Commission for four years. Chris is actively involved in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and is leading CHH's community partnerships in the Central District. Chris served as treasurer of the board of the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle and King County, is currently on the board of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, serves on the Housing Partnership Network's Public Policy Committee, and is a member of the Yesler Community Collaborative.

Jill Fleming Senior Vice President

Jill Fleming, CPA, is Capitol Hill Housing's Senior Vice President. Jill oversees property management, asset management, facilities, finance and administration. She came to CHH in 2006 after 19 years in public accounting. Jill has extensive experience working with developers, owners and managers of affordable housing, and is well-versed in finance, accounting and compliance. She has also worked in commercial banking and mortgage lending. Jill currently is the Treasurer of the Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County, serves on the board of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and is a member the StrengthMatters CFO Working Group. Jill has served on the boards of the Affordable Housing Management Association of Washington and the Mt. Baker Housing Association. She holds an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA from The Evergreen State College.

Michael Seiwerath Vice President of Advancement and External Affairs

Michael Seiwerath coordinates community programs and relations and oversees all aspects of fund development. He is the founding Executive Director of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that helps fund CHH's work to build vibrant and engaged communities. He coordinates CHH's extensive programs in the community, and manages the Capitol Hill Arts District. Prior to joining CHH in 2008, Michael was the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum, the nationally recognized Capitol Hill film arts organization. Michael serves on the Seattle Arts Commission, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance State Legislative Committee, and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance Advisory Council.

Jeremy Wilkening Vice President of Real Estate Development

Jeremy Wilkening leads Capitol Hill Housing’s real estate development work. He began working at CHH in 2016. Prior to this he led real estate development at other community development corporations in the Boston area, the last of which was Urban Edge Housing Corporation. His development career began in 2002 in San Francisco and he has experience working in multiple states in the Northeast in creating both affordable and mixed-income housing as well as mixed-use transit oriented development. Jeremy earned an MBA at University of California, Davis and a BS in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Greg Gibson Vice President of Finance

Greg Gibson is the Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for overseeing the accounting and finance functions at Capitol Hill Housing. Greg is a Certified Professional Accountant who spent seven years as an auditor with Moss Adams, LLP in Eugene and Seattle prior to joining the Capitol Hill Housing team in 2017. During his time in public accounting, Greg specialized in non-profit and governmental audits, with a focus in Federal grant compliance. Prior to entering public accounting he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting from Washington State University. He is an active volunteer in the community, previously serving as the Board Treasurer for Committed Partners for Youth in Lane County as well as volunteering with buildOn a national non-profit working to build schools in developing countries.

Brad Lange Vice President of Asset Management

Brad Lange focuses on the financial sustainability, physical viability and mission alignment of the real estate portfolio. Brad has over 20 years of experience in real estate analysis, acquisitions, asset management, financing and dispositions. Prior to joining Capitol Hill Housing in 2013, he held positions for a variety of investors. Brad is licensed by the State of Washington as a Managing Broker. Brad earned a degree in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, and is active in the Asset Management and Property Management Affinity group of the Housing Development Consortium.

Joel Sisolak Senior Director of Sustainability & Planning

Joel Sisolak, LEED AP, coordinates Capitol Hill Housing's internal sustainability efforts and directs the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and other neighborhood planning efforts. Prior to joining CHH in 2013, Joel was the Advocacy and Outreach Director for the Cascadia Green Building Council (2008-2013) and Executive Director of the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (2000-2006). Joel holds a master of urban planning degree from the University of Washington. He serves on the Community Stewardship Advisory Committee for the Master Builder's Association. Joel lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

Scott McEachran Director of Facilities

Scott (Mac) McEachran oversees the operations of CHH’s maintenance services program (MSP) and capital projects. He has supervised the maintenance department at CHH since 2002. Mac has vast knowledge and experience at CHH buildings, and has managed increased responsibilities in his tenure. His efforts have grown CHH’s maintenance department and its ability to provide repair and maintenance for the growing portfolio of buildings. Prior to joining CHH, Mac worked as a Project Development Facilitator focused on continuous process improvement, worked in a lead position as Facilities Maintenance Technician for a large manufacturer and as a Journeyman Union Carpenter. He has 30 years of experience in facilities maintenance, building construction, property management and project management.