Our Team

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Chris Aiosa

Executive Director

With over 8 years of experience in direct-service to the houseless population in Portland, Chris is passionate about connecting Veterans with social service providers. He was a recipient of the 2012 Skidmore Award for his work as Veteran's Lead Case Manager at Transition Projects. Chris is an Air Force Veteran, and when he is not passionately serving or advocating for houseless Veterans, you can find him spending time with his amazing family. Chris is also an avid cycler and reader who has been known to buy books in bulk. 

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Mike McGowan

Shelter Manager

Mike hails from Baltimore, Maryland and has been part of the Do Good team for a year. Prior to that he worked as a GPD Case Manager for Transition Projects and assisted the team at Rose Haven Day Center for Women and Children. Mike is a PSU alumnus and holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Some of his past experience includes working as a Firefighter/EMT as well as a K-9 Search and Rescue Tech. He has also worked as a Patient Tech at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore City. He is a Marine Corps Veteran that served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He enjoys unplugging while hiking, camping, and spending time at the ocean. He shares a place with his pet dog and turtle. 

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Brandon Smith

Shelter Manager

Brandon started his journey with Do Good Multnomah in 2015 as an overnight volunteer; in early 2017 he finally joined the team as a full time overnight shelter manager. Brandon is an Army Veteran whose honorable service includes a tour of duty from 09-10 in Afghanistan as a Combat Engineer. Brandon also serves as our resident tech guru by handling all of our day-to-day IT and website administration needs. When he's not managing our overnight shelter he can be found at home binge watching Netflix with his wife and their furry companions. 

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Dale Moody

Shelter Manager

Dale came to Do Good Multnomah in July 2016. Prior to joining Do Good Dale spent 4 years working in Outreach for Portland Rescue Mission working with Portland's houseless population. His other experience includes work as a Wildland Firefighter and Freight Operations Manager.  Throughout the years it has been Dale's love for people, and heart for service that eventually led him to his current career path. Dale is passionate about assisting the men that come to Do Good and has shown an ongoing commitment to helping them in many ways including advocacy and outreach. Dale spends his off-time mountain climbing, taking beach trips, and in-line skating. Dale shares his home with his lovely wife Ashley and their two recently acquired plants, "Pearl" and "Dinky". 

Ryan Topper

Shelter Manager

Ryan joined Do Good drawn to its focused approach to equipping a specific marginalized community. In addition to his experience working with Portland’s houseless population, he has a PhD in English and is passionate about connecting critical thought with social justice. Specializing in postcolonial literature and cultural theory, he has written most notably on cultural trauma in African and African Diaspora literature. He has taught writing, literature, and African studies at universities in the UK and US and has worked with government and non-government organizations in Portland, Johannesburg, and Kigali. He loves to travel, eat, and explore with his wife.

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CJ Appleton

Shelter Manager

CJ has been working with Do Good a little over 6 months as an overnight shelter manager.  CJ is a full-time grad student at Portland State University who also coaches football at Lewis & Clark College.  CJ's dedication to veterans service comes from his father having served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. CJ's interests outside of the shelter include everything sports and the occasional video game binge.

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Daniel Hovanas

Shelter Manager

Having over 8 years of experience working the with Portland homeless community, Daniel has a strong desire to help those who are often forgotten about. Daniel graduated from Multnomah University where he met his wife, Alicia. They have two kids, who Daniel watches during the day. When Daniel isn’t working at Do Good or watching the kids, he’s spending his time playing soccer or reading a Star Wars book.