Below is the Springfield Eugene Tenant Association Board of Directors, including Board Officers and Board seats. Our Board of Directors is entirely volunteer-run and SETA relies on the expertise of our Board to achieve our mission. If you are interested in applying to the Board of Directors, please fill out this application and follow the instructions to submit your application.


 

Jeff Albanese - Board President

Board Seat 2

Jeff joined the SETA board in 2022. He currently works for SquareOne Villages, an alternative shelter provider and cooperative housing developer based in Eugene. Jeff relocated to Eugene in 2018 after previously living here from 2013-14. Jeff is a renter and is excited to help promote local renters' rights and interests.


Kevin Cronin - Board Vice President

Board Seat 4

Kevin Cronin is an activist and community organizer that has rented in Eugene since 2010. His lived experience includes being no-cause evicted and having to face many challenges in our housing crisis. He works for a nonprofit that provides industry support for affordable housing developers and homeless service providers. Named one of Eugene Weekly’s best local Hellraisers (2014), Kevin is a founding board member of SETA and is passionate about creating change in our community. He likes gardening, camping and history podcasts.


Nicole Leseney - Board Secretary

Board Seat 7

Nicole Leseney (they/them) has been renting in Eugene since they moved to go to the University of Oregon. Later, they went back to school and earned a Masters's in Political Science to gain more insight into politics and advocacy from an academic level. They also have spent time learning both subjects on a practical level through working with various non-profits to try to better the lives of their fellow Oregonians. That assistance is everything from lobbying to get better training and laws for private agency caregivers to helping Planned Parenthood create a festival to help teach kids civics. They are looking forward to working with SETA to help their fellow renters.


Carol Crum - Board Member

Board Seat 8

Carol Crum (they/she) is a renter, experienced homelessness as a teen, and has worked in social services helping unhoused youth navigate local resources. Their lived experience informs their passion for keeping people in their homes and out of the cycle of homelessness. Born in Arizona and raised in rural Lane County, Carol moved to Eugene to attend the University of Oregon and obtained their bachelor’s degree in planning, public policy, and management with minors in nonprofit administration and global health. Carol works in politics and joined the SETA Board in 2024.


Ryan Moore- Board Member

Board Seat 9

Ryan Moore (He/Him) has been a renter for his entire adult life and is passionate about housing issues. He believes that housing is possibly the most important social determinant of health and wealth and he co-founded SETA in an effort to better our community and keep people in their homes. He has been deeply involved in advocacy efforts and is fired up about building political power for tenants. Ryan, his partner, and their two adorable cats live in an apartment in West Eugene.


 

Elliott Farren - Board Member

Board Seat 10

Elliott Farren (he/him) joined the SETA board in 2021. Elliott is a Supervising Attorney at the Eviction Defense Project of the Oregon Law Center, where he works with attorneys statewide to defend tenants in eviction cases. Elliott is a native of Eugene, where he enjoys cooking, hiking, and riding his bike. He is active in his synagogue and the proud parent of two young children.



Austin Bosworth - Board Member

Board Seat 11

 

Austin is a graduate student at the University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and joined the SETA Board in the fall of 2023. Austin is passionate about renter rights, eviction laws and regulations, and the ways the state legislature, local governments, and nonprofit organizations can support needed services for housing stabilization. This includes but is not limited to rent assistance and legal services, including mediation and restorative justice. Austin and his wife have two dogs, two cats, and live and rent in Eugene.