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Harris Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=66JodieHarrisJodie Harris<p>Jodie Harris is the Director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The CDFI Fund generates economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities.</p><p>Jodie has worked in both the public and private sectors for over 25 years. Following her start as a commercial real estate and community development credit analyst, Jodie served as president of a small non-profit consulting firm providing technical assistance and education to small businesses and entrepreneurs. She spent several years in the Strategy and Business Architecture division of Accenture, LLC, working with a range of clients including financial institutions, nonprofits and technology companies. Jodie has extensive experience in policy research, and worked as a policy analyst with New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she focused on low-income food programs.</p><p>Jodie joined Treasury in 2007 as an Associate Program Manager with the CDFI Fund, and later served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the CDFI Fund. During her time with Treasury, she has managed grant programs and developed legislative and policy proposals for a wide range of issues with a focus on access to capital, community development banking, and financial inclusion. Most recently, as the Director of Treasury’s Office of Small Business, Community Development and Affordable Housing Policy, Jodie led a team of policy analysts in the development of policies and programs that support community and economic development nationwide.</p><p>Jodie originally hails from Philadelphia and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland. She holds a MBA and MPA from New York University. </p> 01;Office of The Director01;Director<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/official%20photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Merkowitz Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=30JeffMerkowitzJeff Merkowitz<p>Jeff Merkowitz is Senior Advisor to CDFI Fund Director Jodie Harris and brings over two decades of both policy and direct, on the ground experience in the areas of housing finance and community development. He previously served as Director of Operations and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, where he was responsible for crafting the Senator’s policy responses to both the foreclosure crisis and the longstanding shortage of affordable housing in California. His work for the Senator to expand refinancing opportunities led to over 2 million struggling homeowners being able to refinance their mortgages at historically low rates, and he led efforts in the Senate to push the Federal Housing Finance Agency to fund the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund. </p><p>Prior to his time in the Senate, Merkowitz served as the Chief Financial Officer for Opportunity Fund, a certified CDFI. There he created the financial infrastructure to manage over $25 million in lending programs for affordable housing development and small businesses, as well as receive and distribute $50 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocations, and developed key partnerships with local and national banks. While in California, he also was a director on the board of InnVision, the largest homeless services provider in the South Bay.</p><p>Additionally, Merkowitz served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica, where he organized local women’s groups to start up small businesses and provided assistance to rural communities with small development projects such as bridges, roads, health posts, and potable water projects. He is a graduate of Princeton University and earned a MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.</p> 01;Office of The Director12;Senior Advisor<img alt="Jeff Merkowitz" src="/PublishingImages/Jeff%20Merkowitz%203.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Nolan Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Dennis NolanDennis Nolan<p>Dennis Nolan joined the CDFI Fund in October 2011. As Deputy Director for Finance and Operations, Mr. Nolan is responsible for taking the lead in developing policies, operating procedures, internal controls, and short- and long-term strategic plans. With years of experience in community and economic development policies, administration and finance, Mr. Nolan helps ensure the success and longevity of the CDFI Fund and its programs.  </p><p> Prior to working at the CDFI Fund, Mr. Nolan was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer in the Department of Administration and Finance at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. foreign aid agency focused on fighting global poverty. Prior to Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mr. Nolan served at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a total of 25 years experience in federal financial management.</p>02;Office of The Deputy Director02;Deputy Director<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Dennis%20Nolan.2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sigal Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=5MarciaSigalMarcia Sigal<p>Marcia Sigal is the Deputy Director for Policy and Programs for the CDFI Fund, where she oversees the efforts of all of the CDFI Fund’s award programs in support of the CDFI Fund’s strategic vision. She previously served as the Program Manager of the Capital Magnet Fund. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Ms. Sigal was the Director of the Program Policy Division for the Office of Affordable Housing Programs in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Sigal’s expertise as a community development policy analyst and innovator served her well as the Director of Community and Economic Development at the Council of State Community Development Agencies, an Affordable Housing Policy Analyst for the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and Management Analyst at the Fairfax, VA Department of Housing and Community Development. In these roles, Ms. Sigal has shaped national outcome measurement metrics for community development programs, designed and launched new community development and affordable housing policies and programs, and developed capacity building and technical assistance programs for non-profit organizations as well as state and local governments. She has a Master’s Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and attended Cornell University, where she studied community services and social work.</p>02;Office of The Deputy Director02;Deputy Director<img alt="Marcia Sigal Portrait" src="/PublishingImages/Marcia%20Sigal.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Gwin Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=56ClintonGwinClinton B. Gwin<div><strong>President and CEO</strong></div><div><strong>Pathway Lending</strong><br><br></div><p>Clinton B. Gwin is the President and CEO of Pathway Lending, a CDFI founded in 1999 to provide capital and educational services to underserved small businesses in Tennessee and Alabama. Mr. Gwin has been recognized for his efforts to create public-private partnerships involving Pathway Lending, the State of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Bankers Association. He is a founding board member and the current board chair of Appalachian Community Capital, a CDFI serving Appalachia, and also served on the board of a CDFI in Tennessee and on the advisory boards of two New Market Tax Credit entities. Previously, Mr. Gwin was with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and received an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.<br></p>03;Advisory Board15;CDFI Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Clint_Gwin.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Ray Moncrief Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=57L.Ray MoncriefL. Ray Moncrief<p><strong>President and CEO</strong><br><strong> Mountain Ventures, Inc., Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation</strong></p> <p>​Ray Moncrief is President and CEO of Mountain Ventures Inc., a Small Business Investment Corporation licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kentucky Highland Investment Corporation. In addition, he is President, CEO, and board member of Southern Appalachian Management Company and President of Eclipse Management. Mr. Moncrief has served on the boards of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank and Capital Impact Partners. He is a founding director and Chairman of Appalachian Community Capital and a founding director and the Chairman of the Board of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA). Mr. Moncrief received a Lifetime Achievement Award from CDVCA and the Lifetime Achievement in Seed Investing Award from the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.</p>03;Advisory Board15;CDFI Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/ray_moncrief.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Dingus Brook Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=62CaraDingus BrookCara Dingus Brook<p><strong>President and CEO</strong><br><strong> Foundation for Appalachian Ohio</strong></p> <p>​Cara Dingus Brook is President and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), a regional community foundation that serves 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio. Under her leadership, FAO has tripled its assets, generated more than $10 million in funding to advance entrepreneurial and educational developments, led the formation of six local community foundation efforts, and incubated the Ohio Appalachian Business Council and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth to generate new opportunity in the region. Before joining FAO, Ms. Dingus Brook was the Southeast Ohio District Representative for Senator George Voinovich and the manager of Appalachian Ohio Giving, a multi-sector partnership promoting philanthropy as a community and economic development tool. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in public administration from Ohio University.</p>03;Advisory Board16;Community Development Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Cara%20Dingus%20Brook%208048%20-%20official%20black%20suit%20option.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Fairchild Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=63GregoryFairchildGregory Fairchild<p><strong>Isidore Horween Professor of Business Administration</strong><br><strong> Darden School of Business, University of Virginia</strong></p> <p>​Gregory Fairchild is the Isidore Horween Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and the Associate Dean for Washington, D.C., Area Initiatives. Professor Fairchild has received numerous awards, including an $850,000 grant in 2008 from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute in 2009. He was named the MBA Professor of the Year by Poets & Quants in 2017, one of the Top Ten Business School Professors in the World by CNN/Fortune in 2010, and one of five high impact professors by Financial Times in 2010. Professor Fairchild also helps lead Resilience Education, a non-profit that provides high quality education to developing communities and administers the Darden Prison Program, among other initiatives.</p>03;Advisory Board16;Community Development Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Fairchild_photo_1_high_res.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Bautista Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=60FaithBautistaFaith Bautista<p><strong>President and CEO</strong><br><strong> National Asian American Coalition</strong></p> <p>​Faith Bautista is President and CEO of the National Asian American Coalition, a HUD-approved homeowner, small business, and consumer advocacy organization serving the nation’s 20 million Asian Americans. Ms. Bautista advocates before Congress, the California Legislature, Fortune 500 companies, and key federal regulators. She has been a member of the Office of Thrift Supervision Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee and the Low-Income Oversight Board for the California Public Utilities Commission. Ms. Bautista also hosts “Owning A Piece of America,” a news and lifestyle television show that is aired in California to 3.5 million viewers and discusses issues such as housing and small business development, consumer education, lifestyle and health, and community and government relations. </p>03;Advisory Board17;Consumer/Public Interest Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Faith_Bautista.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
J. Chapa Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=61JudyJ. ChapaJudy J. Chapa<p><strong>Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility</strong><br><strong> Financial Services Roundtable</strong></p> <p>​Judy J. Chapa is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), an advocacy organization for America’s financial services industry. Ms. Chapa oversees the Corporate Social Responsibility Department, which promotes members’ efforts to improve their communities. Before joining FSR, she was President of Chapa Consulting, where she worked on financial literacy and women’s issues. She was appointed by President Bush in 2002 to serve as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Education, and established the Office and developed Treasury’s financial education policy. Ms. Chapa received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Texas and has received numerous awards for professional achievement, including the WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement) Hero Award.</p>03;Advisory Board17;Consumer/Public Interest Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Judy%20Chapa.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Brand Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=71BetteBrandBette Brand<p><b>Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development<br> U.S. Department of Agriculture</b></p><p>Bette Brand has served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development since February 2020. Before this appointment, Brand served as the Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator. Deputy Under Secretary Brand has supported the Rural Development mission through strong leadership, program stewardship, and also through partnerships within the federal family with sister agencies like SBA and DOE. Deputy Under Secretary Brand came to USDA in January 2018 after 35 years with Farm Credit of the Virginias, where she served as chief advocate for the agriculture industry and rural businesses. Throughout her career, Deputy Under Secretary Brand has prioritized promoting rural communities, having served on the Virginia Agribusiness Council, the Virginia Horse Council, the Virginia Cooperative Council, and the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Since her arrival to USDA, Deputy Under Secretary Brand has prioritized increasing rural America’s access to capital, investing in innovative technology, and helping businesses create jobs.</p>03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Bette%20Brand%20Profile%20Picture.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Eisner Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=52DavidEisnerDavid F. Eisner<p> <strong>Assistant Secretary for Management</strong></p><p><strong>U.S. Department of the Treasury </strong><br></p><p>​Mr. David F. Eisner serves as the Assistant Secretary for Management, where he is responsible for setting Department-wide policy for all Treasury operations and execution of the Treasury headquarters operations, as well as for the formulation and execution of the Department's budget. He is also responsible for developing the Department's strategic plan and holding data-driven quarterly reviews of policy and operational units, and Treasury bureaus, with their leaders. Prior to coming to Treasury, Mr. Eisner was a private investor and the executive chairman of Compliance Science, Inc., a financial industry regulation technology company. He was previously the founder and chief executive officer of LLC, a financial software and data firm, which was sold in 2010. He spent 12 years at the investment bank Jefferies & Company, including six years as executive vice president in the office of the chairman. Mr. Eisner earned a B.S. in accounting and government from American University, where he later served on the Board of Trustees, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.</p>03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/David_Eisner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Alvord Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=72DennisAlvordDennis Alvord<p>​<em>Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce</em></p><p>Dennis Alvord serves as EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for enterprise-wide operations and program execution. Mr. Alvord concurrently performed the duties of the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Economic Development and Regional Affairs from April 2017 through March 2019. Active in the Department, he was elected as Co-Chair of the Department Management Council, comprised of senior executives from all of Commerce’s principal operating units. Previously, as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary, he worked on a broad portfolio of department-wide management, operations, program and policy issues and co-chaired the Department of Commerce's 2016-17 Presidential Transition, coordinating efforts across the Department and with the White House and President Elect's Transition Team.<br></p><p><br></p>03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Dennis_Alvord_EDA.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Gibbs Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=53JohnGibbsJohn Gibbs<p> <b>Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development <br> U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development</b></p><p>John serves as Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he oversees an annual budget of $8 billion for programs addressing homelessness, community development, and disaster relief. He recently led the successful deployment of more than $9 billion in CARES Act funds in response to coronavirus. Prior to his service at HUD, Mr. Gibbs led non-profit teams in Japan. Using his fluency in Japanese, he trained non-profits on how to reach the vulnerable using technology, and deployed homeless outreach strategies for Japanese churches. Before that, Mr. Gibbs was a software engineer in Silicon Valley, where he worked for Symantec, Palm, and Apple, playing a key role in the development of landmark technology products including industry-leading intrusion detection software, and the very first version of the iPhone. John is a published author, having written academically on the application of Behavioral Economics to policymaking. John holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.</p> 03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/John%20Gibbs%202.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Sweeney Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=70TaraSweeneyTara Sweeney<p><b>Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs<br> U.S. Department of the Interior</b></p><p>Tara Sweeney is the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior. She is responsible for carrying out Interior’s trust responsibilities regarding the management of tribal and individual Indian trust lands and assets, and promoting the self-determination and economic self-sufficiency of the nation’s 573 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Ms. Sweeney is the first Alaska Native and the second woman to be confirmed for this position. Prior to her current position, she served as executive vice president of external affairs for the Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. Ms. Sweeney earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, and is a tribal member of the Native Village of Barrow and the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope.</p> 03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tara_Sweeney.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Manger Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=54WilliamMangerWilliam Manger<p><strong>Associate Administrator for Capital Access</strong><br><strong> U.S. Small Business Administration</strong></p> <p>​William Manger is the Associate Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Capital Access, which provides funding through banks and other lending partners to small businesses that cannot otherwise obtain loans. As Associate Administrator, Mr. Manger manages a $120 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans, nine operation centers, and 560 employees of the Office of Capital Access. Prior to his current position, he served as Managing Director at Brock Capital Group, a boutique investment bank in New York City, where he advised and supported small to medium-sized enterprises in their efforts to raise capital and expand their businesses. Mr. Manger received a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.</p>03;Advisory Board18;Federal Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Bill_Manger.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
R. Jones III Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=58RobertR. Jones IIIRobert R. Jones III<p><b>President and CEO <br> United Bank</b></p> <p>​Robert R. Jones III joined United Bank of Atmore, a CDFI based in southern Alabama, in 1990 and became its President and CEO in 1992. Mr. Jones is the chairman of the board of the Community Development Bankers Association, and serves on the boards of Auburn Magazine and the Community Foundation of South Alabama and on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. In addition, he serves on several boards associated with the American Bankers Association (ABA). Mr. Jones received both his BS and MBA degrees from Auburn University. He is a graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, the ABA National Commercial Lending School, and the Professional Master of Banking School at Louisiana State University. </p>03;Advisory Board19;Insured Depository Institution Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Robert_Jones.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
O. McDonald Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=59ToddO. McDonaldTodd O. McDonald<p><strong>Vice President of Strategy</strong><br><strong> Liberty Bank and Trust</strong></p> <p>​Todd O. McDonald is the Vice President of Strategy at Liberty Bank and Trust, a New Orleans-based CDFI and Minority Depository Institution with locations in eight states. Mr. McDonald is intimately involved in high-level corporate strategy decisions that ultimately affect the long-term growth and sustainability of his bank. In his role as Vice President of Strategy, he is responsible for uncovering, evaluating, and developing business plans for growth and performance improvement opportunities, leading high impact initiatives, and providing overall management for special projects initiated by the CEO and Board. He also serves as a member of the bank’s board of directors. Mr. McDonald is a graduate of Morehouse College and received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.</p>03;Advisory Board19;Insured Depository Institution Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Todd%20McDonald%202.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Jett Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=64ShaneJettShane Jett<p><strong>Chief Executive Officer</strong><br><strong> Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation</strong></p> <p>​Shane D. Jett is the CEO of Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC), a Native CDFI that provides financial products and services to members and employees of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and to Native American-owned-businesses throughout Oklahoma. Under his leadership, CPCDC’s assets have grown from $14 million to $68 million. An Oklahoma Cherokee, Mr. Jett served for six years in the Oklahoma Legislature and co-founded its Native American Caucus. He serves on the boards of Opportunity Finance Network and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s First National Bank & Trust, and is president of the board of the Cherokee National Historical Society. Mr. Jett received a bachelor’s degree in international business from Oklahoma Baptist University. He is a recipient of the Cherokee Nation’s Statesmanship Award.</p>03;Advisory Board20;Native American Tribal Development Representatives<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shane_Jett.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Holmes Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=3TelmaHolmesTelma Holmes<p>Telma Holmes is the Operations Manager of the CDFI Fund and oversees the management of the Fund's infrastructure, including human resources, acquisitions, property, equipment, space logistics, safety, travel, and training. Since joining the Operations team in 2011, she has been the Fund's Small Business Specialist, providing advice to the program offices on procuring small business and informing small business owners on procurement opportunities within the CDFI Fund. She began her career at the CDFI Fund in 2009, serving as Chief Information Officer.</p><p>Prior to the CDFI Fund, Ms. Holmes was the Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) of the Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network (TFIN) where she was responsible for developing and directing the successful implementation of a project management plan to stabilize the Treasury Department's only Top Secret IT system.</p><p>Ms. Holmes has over 20 years of experience within the Department of the Treasury and has previously been an IT Specialist and Program Analyst within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, a Budget Analyst for the Working Capital Fund Program Office, a Program Analyst within the Information Technology Strategy and Policy division and has served as President of the National Treasury Employee Union.</p> 04;Administrative Operations05;Manager<img alt="Telma Holmes Portrait" src="/PublishingImages/Telma%20Holmes.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Aiello Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=65DanielAielloDaniel Aiello<p>Mr. Daniel Aiello is the Program Manager for the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF). Prior to becoming Program Manager, he served as CMF Associate Program Manager. In that role, he managed the Capital Magnet Fund funding round, including drafting funding notices, application materials, and program policies; developing review processes and criteria; and overseeing the development of the necessary IT systems. </p><p>Prior to transitioning to CMF, he was a Senior Policy and Program Officer for the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program). In this role, Mr. Aiello had a variety of responsibilities related to the administration of the NMTC Program, including reviewing tax credit applications and conducting policy analyses. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, he completed his master’s degree in public policy and management at the H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.A. with highest honors in American Studies from Williams College. </p> 05;Capital Magnet Fund03;Program Manager<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Daniel%20Aiello.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Suckfiel Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=67SusanSuckfielSusan Suckfiel<p>Susan Suckfiel is the Program Manager for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program at the CDFI Fund. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Susan managed the Office of Portfolio Management at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) where she was responsible for the management and compliance of the SBA’s $120 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans, including oversight of the servicing for the SBA disaster, 504, and 7(a) loan programs. Susan brings with her an extensive knowledge of the many aspects of lending, loan servicing, compliance and loan administration, as well as a deep background and training in federal personnel management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.</p> <br>06;CDFI Bond Guarantee Program03;Program Manager
Kuchar-Bell Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=6AmberKuchar-BellAmber Kuchar-Bell<p>Amber Kuchar-Bell is the CDFI Program and NACA Program Manager at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. </p><p>Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Amber was an investment officer for the Calvert Foundation, a CDFI, where she managed a $68 million investment portfolio of CDFIs including Native CDFIs, CDEs, and social enterprise organizations. Before joining Calvert Foundation, Amber worked at NCB Capital Impact, also a CDFI, as a commercial loan underwriter where she underwrote loans for healthcare centers, affordable housing cooperatives, and charter schools. Early in her career, Amber was an Export and Marketing Associate for a coffee cooperative in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, and Sr. Consumer Lending Loan Officer at Bay Federal Credit Union. She has a Master of Public Policy from Duke University located in Durham, North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in International Development from the University of California Los Angeles. </p>07;CDFI Program and Native Initiatives03;Program Manager<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Amber%20Kuchar%20(2).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
McInnis Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=31TanyaMcInnisTanya McInnis<p>Tanya McInnis is the Program Manager for the Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation unit. As such, she is responsible for management of the CDFI Fund’s certification program, compliance reporting, and monitoring functions. Previously, Ms. McInnis served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director at the CDFI Fund. In this capacity, she advised and supported the Director and Deputy Director and planned, directed, coordinated, and evaluated the day-to-day administrative, financial, and operational activities for the organization. Her areas of responsibility included policy development and implementation, strategic planning, budget development, internal controls, and enhanced business operations and award programs. She has also served as Acting Deputy Director of the CDFI Fund. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Ms. McInnis was the owner and operator of a private consulting practice for affordable housing and community and economic development organizations. She has also served as a senior manager at Fannie Mae, First American Bank (currently Wells Fargo Bank), and Fidelity Investments. Ms. McInnis received a B.A. degree in sociology from the University of Virginia. </p>08;Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation05;Manager<img alt="Tanya McInnis Portrait" src="/PublishingImages/Tanya%20McInnis%207%20(00000002).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Miller Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=8KarenMillerKaren Miller<p>Karen Miller is the Financial Manager for the CDFI Fund, having the responsibility of managing the budget execution, formulating the President’s Budget, oversight of the monthly financial statements, the CDFI Fund’s yearly audit, and preparing their annual financial report (AFR). Her team provides support to all areas of the CDFI Fund, ensuring proper use of appropriated funds, the availability of funds, and responding to various data calls that come out of Departmental Offices, Department of the Treasury. </p><p>Karen came to Treasury in 1997 as a secretary in the Office of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and later received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, transitioning into the Office of Financial Management in 2000 as an accountant responsible for the Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF), where she ensured that ESF consistently achieved clean audit opinions. She later became a supervisor, overseeing the reporting of various funds/accounts within Treasury, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act accounts. Prior to Karen coming to the CDFI Fund in November 2012, she also assisted in the financial reporting of Treasury’s AFR and the government-wide financial statements.</p><p>Karen has a combined total of 31 years of Federal Government service, having spent 13 years with the Department of Defense prior to joining Treasury. </p>09;CFO06;Financial Manager<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Karen%20Miller.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Bischak Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=9GregBischakGreg Bischak<p>Greg Bischak manages the Office of Financial Strategies and Research at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. He oversees research and analysis related to programmatic activity, development of performance data and strategic research to ensure effective implementation of the CDFI Fund mission. </p><p> Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, he was a senior economist for the Appalachian Regional Commission where he directed economic development research. Mr. Bischak served as executive director of the National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament and was for developing public education and policy research on economic conversion, defense employment impacts, disarmament and industrial policy. He was also an economic professor at Ramapo College in New Jersey. </p><p> Mr. Bischak is a member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Science, and Co-Chair of the Transportation and Economic Development Committee. His research has been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals and publications. He received his PhD from the New School for Social Research. </p>10;Financial Strategies and Research03;Program Manager<img alt="FS&R Manager Greg Bischak" src="/PublishingImages/Greg%20Bischak.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Markovitz Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=10PaulMarkovitzPaul Markovitz<p>Paul Markovitz serves as the Chief Information Officer at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. He guides the CDFI Fund in the development and design of innovative information technology by working with CDFI Fund staff to improve business practices and pursue new methods of collaboration and decision-making. </p><p>Prior to joining the CDFI Fund in February 2011, Mr. Markovitz spent over 20 years working in the IT field within the Federal government. Most recently, Mr. Markovitz spent seven years at the National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF, he served as the Foundation’s Chief Enterprise Architect, Senior Agency Information Security Officer, and Chief of the Security, Architecture, Policy and Plans branch. </p><p>Prior to NSF, Mr. Markovitz worked for a little over six years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, he served as an IT Project Manager for NIH’s enterprise grant management systems. In addition to managing various software development projects, Mr. Markovitz led activities for planning and managing the IT portfolio budget for NIH’s enterprise grant systems. While at NIH, Paul also served on a 6-month detail as a Solutions Architect to the Federal initiative. </p><p>Before working for NIH, he spent 18 months in private industry at TYC Associates, Inc., a small 8A firm. Mr. Markovitz was a Project Leader and Senior Systems Analyst on a 5-year NIH contract where he supported the planning, design and development of NIH’s grant management systems. He began his federal career at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he specialized in various communications protocols. Mr. Markovitz holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Loyola University. </p>11;Information Technology07;Chief Information Officer
Noel Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=48DeniseNoelDenise Noel<p>Denise N. Noel is Legal Counsel to the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) and in that role functions as lead counsel on all legal matters related to the CDFI Fund’s policies, programs, and administration. Prior to being named Legal Counsel in 2017, Ms. Noel was an Attorney/Advisor to the CDFI Fund and served as lead attorney for numerous CDFI Fund programs and initiatives, including the CDFI Program, Native American CDFI Assistance Program, the Bank Enterprise Award Program, and the CDFI Fund Prize Challenge. Ms. Noel was most recently the lead attorney for the CDFI Fund’s CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, where she was instrumental in the legal structuring of the program from inception and the drafting of the regulations. To date, Ms. Noel has closed over $1.5 billion dollars in Bond Guarantee Program transactions. During her tenure at the CDFI Fund, Ms. Noel has received the CDFI Fund’s Director’s award for Outstanding Leadership, as well as the U.S Department of the Treasury’s Certificate for Effective and Efficient Operations in Treasury’s Legal Division. Ms. Noel is also a Partnership for Public Service Excellence in Government Fellow. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Ms. Noel was an attorney in private practice with O’Melveny and Myers LLP. Ms. Noel has a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from the Florida State University College of Business, and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School. She is a member of District of Columbia Bar and the State of Maryland Bar.</p>12;Legal Counsel08;Legal Counsel
Boehlert Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=35JasonBoehlertJason Boehlert<p>Jason Boehlert is the Program Manager for Legislative and External Affairs for the CDFI Fund. In this role he oversees the CDFI Fund’s Congressional and public affairs activities. He has over 20 years legislative and communications experience in the housing, community development, and economic development sectors. Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, he served as Executive Director of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) and National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED). He has also held government relations positions with the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He holds an MA from The George Washington University and a BA from Santa Clara University.</p>13;Legislative and External Affairs05;Manager<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Jason%20Boehlert.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Allison Staff/DispForm.aspx?ID=13ChristopherAllisonChristopher Allison<p>Christopher Allison is the Program Manager for the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) and the Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Programs at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Mr. Allison previously served as Associate Program Manager for the NMTC Program. He oversaw the development of NMTC application materials, led the implementation of the NMTC evaluation process in the CDFI Fund’s new Awards Management Information System (AMIS), and made recommendations for tax credit allocations.</p><p>Prior to joining the CDFI Fund, Mr. Allison was a Program Manager at Single Stop USA, where he oversaw grant and performance management for a national portfolio of community-based organizations related to income supports. He worked on several innovative workforce development and asset building projects at Seedco, a national economic development intermediary. Mr. Allison has also held positions with Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Community Capital in North Carolina. </p><p>Mr. Allison holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an emphasis on economic development, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies from Eugene Lang College at The New School in New York. </p> 14;New Markets Tax Credit Program and Bank Enterprise Award Program03;Program Manager<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Christopher%20Allison.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />