Dee Walsh

Chief Officer of Strategic Development


Dee Walsh
Dee Walsh serves as our Chief Officer of Strategic Development and Executive Vice President. Her strategic planning, program development and real estate finance skills have helped her build and lead strong, impactful community development organizations.

Walsh joined the Mercy Housing team following her work as the Chief Operating Officer at Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH), where she oversaw operations, lending, communications and strategic plan implementation. While there, Walsh raised nearly $30 million in new capital to fuel the organization’s affordable housing lending. Before NOAH, Walsh served as the Executive Vice President for Network and Corporate Affairs for Housing Partnership Network—leading domestic and international peer learning among HPN’s members to advance housing development practices and increase community impact.

As REACH Community Development’s Executive Director, she managed the organization’s housing development and property management work and created nationally recognized resident services and neighborhood revitalization programs, Walsh holds a Certificate in Achieving Excellence in Community Development from Harvard University, a master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of Washington, and continues to infuse her work with the creativity that blossomed from her BA in Art at University of Iowa. She is the co-author of the book Navigating Community Development.