CHP Announces Newest Board MembersPosted on Oct 21st, 2011
Christiansburg, Virginia – CHP is proud to welcome four new board members to the organization. Greta Harris, Keith Hayes, Andy Morikawa, and Portia Mount join six others on the volunteer board, which provides critical oversight for CHP and helps the company’s leadership set strategic direction through the guidance and expertise of each member. CHP is governed by these ten members who are experts in such areas as real estate development, finance, property management, finance, human resources, resource development, governance, marketing, and administration.
“CHP truly values our board of directors for its perspective and counsel. Our new board members have already contributed a wide variety of talent and experience to the organization and we are fortunate to have them with us,” said CHP President and Chief Executive Officer Janaka Casper.
About the New Members:
Greta Harris, based in Richmond, Virginia, is a program vice president with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the largest community development support organization in the country. In this position she is responsible for operations in Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Richmond and Petersburg, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Duluth and Twin Cities, MN; and the Mid-South Delta (MS, LA and AK). Harris performed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and earned a master's degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University. She brings to CHP's board in-depth knowledge and experience in economic development, affordable housing finance/development, organizational development and strategic alliances.
Keith Hayes is currently employed as the director of design and construction with Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine. In this role, he works to realize the school’s mission to be the model of quality integrated service through excellence in planning, design, construction and craftsmanship. He holds a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and has extensive experience in project management and estimating for both new construction and renovation projects. Hayes has also been involved with multiple green design/build projects, as well as those involving federal funding applications.
Andy Morikawa is recently retired from his post as executive director of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, which he also helped form. He has since continued his place-based work to build group and community resilience, leadership development, board and trustee development, and collaborative partnerships for community sustainability. Morikawa is a fellow with Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance in the School of Public and International Affairs where he is researching nonprofit governance and leadership development, social innovation, and community capacity building.
Portia Mount, vice president of global marketing at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina, holds an MBA from Wake Forest University. Mount is a marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years of experience in the U.S. and abroad. She specializes in helping companies develop and enhance their corporate image and market their products to their customers. She has particular expertise in branding and corporate identity. Additionally, she has worked with executives to manage their public image and enhance their executive presence.