I joined the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2021.
My previous job was as Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston LDC, a nonprofit CDFI headquartered in Charleston, SC, during a period of significant growth. In 22 months, Charleston LDC more than doubled its portfolio while also establishing new lending sectors in affordable housing and the Latinx community. We also significantly increased our investments in black-owned businesses and created a loan fund specifically to serve those that employed workers from neighborhoods with the country’s highest eviction rates. We also modernized the organization’s infrastructure and diversified its staff and board.
I serve on several boards focused on food system justice and climate resiliency, including as board treasurer for Fresh Future Farm, a nationally acclaimed urban farm and grocery in Charleston, SC. I have also served for five years as an advisory board member for the Kresge Foundation FreshLo (Fresh, Local and Equitable Program) and am an expert panel member for America’s Healthy Food Finance Initiative.
Before taking leadership of the LDC, I committed 12 years to the Self-Help Credit Union, where I created and led its food system finance sector and directed its Charter School Loan Fund. I hold an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Duke University.