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Oscar Cardona, Central City Concern chief people officer
Oscar Cardona, Central City Concern chief people officer
Oscar Cardona joins Central City Concern as Chief People Officer (Photo) - 09/10/19

Oscar Cardona recently joined Central City Concern (CCC) as Chief People Officer. He will head CCC’s human resources (HR) department and serve on the agency’s executive leadership team.

CCC, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979, provides housing, health care and employment in Portland for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Before joining Central City Concern, Oscar was the chief human resources officer at Holiday Retirement, the largest independent living company in the country for older adults.

Oscar has held executive-level HR positions at Nike as head of HR for its U.S., European, Middle Eastern and African businesses. Oscar’s Puerto Rican heritage, his family upbringing and his professional experience and volunteer work have enabled him to have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing people in diverse organizations.

“Oscar brings a depth of experience and enthusiasm that will be a great asset to our agency,” said Rachel Solotaroff, MD, CCC president and CEO. ”We are thrilled to have him join us.”

Oscar has been involved with several nonprofits, including Aspira, United Way, Lines for Life, Junior Achievement, Tualatin Valley Youth Football and Beloit College. He earned a BA from Beloit College, and a law degree from McGeorge College of Law.

CCC serves about 14,000 people a year through 13 Federally Qualified Health Center sites, 2,115 housing units and an Employment Access Center for jobseekers.

For more information about CCC, please visit centralcityconcern.org.

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