IFF continues to grow and prosper through our greatest asset: our team of talented, dedicated professionals, committed to excellence and mission.

Meet the IFF Board and Advisory Councils
Adam Loiselle

Adam Loiselle

Senior Owner's Representative
Adrienne Baker

Adrienne Baker

Managing Director of Lending, Chicago Metro Region and Northwest Indiana
Alex Mendoza

Alex Mendoza

Director of Structured Finance, Asset Management and Compliance
Alexander Linares

Alexander Linares

Community Data Analyst
Alicja Sacha

Alicja Sacha

Associate Legal Counsel
Alithea Tashey

Alithea Tashey

Administrative Assistant, Executive Director - Chicago Region
Amanda Rooney

Amanda Rooney

Business Intelligence Analyst
Amanda Sigg

Amanda Sigg

Senior Owner's Representative
Amandula Anderson

Amandula Anderson

Executive Director - Indiana Region Read Bio

Amandula Anderson

Executive Director - Indiana Region
Amandula Anderson

Amandula Anderson serves as Executive Director for the Indiana Region overseeing IFF’s full scope of services in Indiana and Louisville, KY, while actively seeking additional opportunities to further support nonprofits. Previously she served as IFF’s Managing Director of Real Estate Solutions – Indiana, working alongside nonprofit organizations to help them build, move, or expand their space in order to meet the needs of their clients.

Amandula has more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining IFF, she led two community-based organizations – Irvington Development Organization and United Northeast CDC, convened a Quality-of-Life initiative on the northeast side of Indianapolis, directed a program to facilitate a two-generational approach to supporting families within five Indianapolis communities, and spent a few years supporting affordable housing through a tax credit syndicator.

A native Hoosier, Amandula is a graduate from Arlington High School. She received a Bachelors in Public Affairs from IUPUI and a Masters in Real Estate Development from University of Indianapolis.

Amber Korf

Amber Korf

Senior Lender - Southern Region
Andre Gibson

Andre Gibson

Director of Lending - Indiana and Kentucky
Andrew Pieterick

Andrew Pieterick

Marketing & Outreach Manager
Aneta Romaen

Aneta Romaen

Talent Management Generalist
Angelique Schuler

Angelique Schuler

Department Coordinator
Ann Panopio

Ann Panopio

Senior Owner's Representative
Arika Harrison

Arika Harrison

Program Associate
Ashlyn Napoletano

Ashlyn Napoletano

Help Desk Technician
Askeona Hodges

Askeona Hodges

Project Manager
Azim Elbashir

Azim Elbashir

Senior Community Data Analyst
Beverley Loyd

Beverley Loyd

Managing Director of Lending - Michigan and Ohio
Brett Mueller

Brett Mueller

Director of Lending - Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Brittany Rasdall

Brittany Rasdall

Project Manager
Brittany Senger

Brittany Senger

Senior Lender - Affordable Housing
Caitin Hartnett

Caitin Hartnett

Development Associate
Candice Murphy

Candice Murphy

Resource Development Manager
Carson Kahoe

Carson Kahoe

Communications Manager for Programs
Casey Rooney

Casey Rooney

Controller
Channa Ring

Channa Ring

Director of Compliance for Capital Solutions
Charlie Biggam

Charlie Biggam

Chief Legal Counsel
Charniese Miller

Charniese Miller

Underwriter, Chicago
Cheryl Baur

Cheryl Baur

Senior Project Manager
Chris Uhl

Chris Uhl

Executive Director - Eastern Region Read Bio

Chris Uhl

Executive Director - Eastern Region
Chris Uhl

Chris Uhl joined IFF as the Executive Director – Eastern Region in 2017. Located in IFF’s Detroit office, Uhl oversees IFF’s full-range of services in Michigan and Ohio, including lending, real estate consulting, and community strategies program operations.

Prior to joining IFF, Uhl served in leadership roles at Rock Ventures LLC, The Skillman Foundation, and Detroit Children’s Fund, as well as working several years as a banker at major financial institutions. As Vice President of Social Innovation at The Skillman Foundation, Mr. Uhl helped the foundation move beyond grants to program-related investments in the form of low-interest loans and loan guarantees. He most recently led community investment efforts at Rock Ventures, a Detroit firm that serves and connects a portfolio of more than 100 companies owned by Dan Gilbert – the founder of Quicken Loans and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Mr. Uhl is a Michigan native with a M.B.A. from Wayne State University and a B.S. in business administration from Central Michigan University.

Cindy Copp

Cindy Copp

Managing Director of Community Data Insights
Claire Campbell

Claire Campbell

Senior Owner's Representative
Corey Walton

Corey Walton

Underwriter
Crina Hatchett

Crina Hatchett

Project Associate
Dana Garner

Dana Garner

Programs and Initiatives Manager
Dana Lieberman

Dana Lieberman

Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions Read Bio

Dana Lieberman

Senior Vice President of Capital Solutions
Dana Lieberman

As Senior Vice President for Capital Solutions, Dana Lieberman provides broad, executive-level oversight of the organization’s regional nonprofit financing program. She manages a team of 25+ professionals working in loan origination, portfolio management, and structured finance across IFF’s footprint in the Midwest.

Ms. Lieberman joined IFF in 2012 as Director of Compliance and Investor Programs, responsible for managing and coordinating IFF’s investor relationships, compliance initiatives, and New Markets Tax Credits-related activities. She was promoted in 2013 to Managing Director of Lending, with responsibilities for the leadership and management of the loan origination program and staff across IFF’s footprint.

Prior to joining IFF, Ms. Lieberman was Chief Operating Officer of a social enterprise bakery and transitional jobs training program affiliated with a Chicago social service agency. She began her career in commercial banking and spent 13 years with LaSalle Bank and Bank of America in Chicago.

She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She serves on the Loan Committee and Community Advisory Committee for Partners for the Common Good, a community development financial institution based in D.C.

Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel Gonzalez

Staff Accountant
Darian Luckett

Darian Luckett

Director of Lending - Wisconsin and Iowa
David de Velder

David de Velder

Senior Underwriter
David Pickard

David Pickard

Corporate Communications Manager
Deepti Pareenja

Deepti Pareenja

Department Coordinator
Dena Bell

Dena Bell

Managing Director, Home First
Deon Daniel

Deon Daniel

Recruiter
Devin Rapson

Devin Rapson

Senior Manager, Research Design and Practice
Donna Shields

Donna Shields

Talent Management Business Partner
Donna Sink

Donna Sink

Director of Real Estate Solutions - Indiana
Eddie Soto

Eddie Soto

Senior Portfolio Manager
Eden Hurd-Smith

Eden Hurd-Smith

Vice President, Community Development Solutions
Ellen Kriz

Ellen Kriz

Marketing Manager
Elyse Remenapp

Elyse Remenapp

Programs and Initiatives Associate
Emily Panci

Emily Panci

Operations Manager, Programs
Eric Czernek

Eric Czernek

Security Engineer
Eric Williams

Eric Williams

Senior Portfolio Manager
Farah Ansari

Farah Ansari

Underwriter, Structured Finance
Francesca Ward

Francesca Ward

Eastern Region - Office Manager
Gabrielle Haenn

Gabrielle Haenn

Senior Project Manager
Gina Eskeli

Gina Eskeli

Asset Manager, Affordable Housing
Harrison Horst

Harrison Horst

Community Data Analyst
Jack Cranshaw

Jack Cranshaw

Data Architect
Jacqueline Ricardo

Jacqueline Ricardo

AP & Payroll Coordinator
James Ratner

James Ratner

Senior Project Manager
James Vinyard

James Vinyard

Senior Owner's Representative
Jeff Henze

Jeff Henze

Implementation Director, Early Childhood
Jeff Ramsey

Jeff Ramsey

Asset Manager, Affordable Housing
Jeff Sheffler

Jeff Sheffler

Controller and Treasurer
Jen Kraemer

Jen Kraemer

Vice President of Talent Management Read Bio

Jen Kraemer

Vice President of Talent Management
Jen Kraemer

Jennifer Kraemer, Vice President of Talent Management, joined the IFF in January 2014. She is responsible for the creation, development and execution of operational and strategic initiatives relating to IFF’s people and talent. The Vice President is responsible for positioning IFF as the employer of choice by focusing on our people, advocating for best practice, and being aware of policies, practices and trends within the industry to best support IFF’s mission.

Jennifer Kraemer has more than fourteen years of experience leading the human resources function in both for profit and non-profit settings. She is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton

Manager of Closing and Escrow Services
Jenny Reiman

Jenny Reiman

Senior Community Data Analyst
Jermaine Simmons

Jermaine Simmons

Underwriter, Southern Region
Jerri Edwards

Jerri Edwards

Managing Director of Credit and Policy
Jerry Schmahl

Jerry Schmahl

Director of Lending
Jessica Nepomiachi

Jessica Nepomiachi

Director of Special Projects
Jocelyn Velazquez

Jocelyn Velazquez

Senior Lender
Joe Neri

Joe Neri

Chief Executive Officer Read Bio

Joe Neri

Chief Executive Officer
Joe Neri

Joe Neri is CEO of IFF, one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFIs). IFF is a mission-driven lender, developer, and real estate consultants committed to helping nonprofits and the communities they serve to thrive. As CEO, Joe leads a staff of over 140 highly dedicated and talented professionals working across finance, real estate, development, policy, research, program management, and more.

With over 35 years of comprehensive community development experience, Joe has broad, direct experience in nonprofit management, community facility finance, planning and development; affordable housing; community small business lending; child care facilities design, finance, systems planning and charter school authorizing; and development. He is a passionate writer and advocate for the power of the nonprofit sector as engine of change.

Joe first joined IFF in 1997 and established IFF’s Real Estate Consulting and Research businesses, led IFF’s expansion to 10 states and created Home First, a housing development corporation for persons with disabilities.

He is past Chair of the Board and current Treasurer for Allies for Community Business, serves on the Community Advisory Committee for U.S. Bank, leads the CDFI/FHLB Working Group and previously served on the Community Advisory Committee of the St. Louis Federal Reserve and numerous nonprofit Boards.

Prior to joining IFF, Joe was Associate Director of The Resurrection Project, a nationally recognized Chicago community development corporation that he helped to create.

Joe has held adjunct instructor positions at the graduate planning schools of the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois, Chicago. He holds a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelors in Urban Affairs from Grinnell College.

John Kuhnen

John Kuhnen

Vice President of Asset Management
José Cerda III

José Cerda III

Chief of Staff Read Bio

José Cerda III

Chief of Staff
José Cerda III

José Cerda III oversees public policy, communications, resource development, and talent management, and serves on the senior leadership team.

José has a more than 25-year track record of developing, communicating, and advocating for effective public policy solutions.  Prior to IFF, he served as a Senior Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden; as a Special Assistant for Domestic Policy to President Bill Clinton; and as Chief of Policy for Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago. In addition, he has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as well as in Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development. José is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied government.

Joshua Schuler

Joshua Schuler

IT Support Specialist
Julia Levy

Julia Levy

Portfolio Manager
Justin Kirchner

Justin Kirchner

Project Manager
Kareem Cousar

Kareem Cousar

Senior Owner's Representative
Kate Ansorge

Kate Ansorge

Managing Director of Real Estate Solutions – Chicago
Kate Nishimura

Kate Nishimura

Senior Accountant, Loan Servicing
Kathy Pola

Kathy Pola

Staff Accountant
Kelly Clarke

Kelly Clarke

Director of Consulting – Facility Planning
Kelly Cook

Kelly Cook

Senior Underwriter, Eastern Region
Kevin Sutton

Kevin Sutton

Executive Director, Foundation for Homan Square
Khyla Mitchell

Khyla Mitchell

Development Associate
Kimberly Sahara

Kimberly Sahara

Closing and Escrow Officer
Kirby Burkholder

Kirby Burkholder

President, Core Business Solutions Read Bio

Kirby Burkholder

President, Core Business Solutions
Kirby Burkholder

Kirby Burkholder joined IFF in 2001 as a manager working on real estate consulting projects in the Chicago area, where his projects ranged from discreet consulting reports to $38 million development projects. From 2007-2013, Mr. Burkholder served as Executive Director of IFF’s St. Louis office, where the loan portfolio grew to more than $75 million under his direction. No stranger to building new IFF territories, he relocated to Detroit in December 2013 to lead IFF’s expansion into Michigan and Ohio. As IFF Vice President and Executive Director of the Eastern Region, Mr. Burkholder grew the Detroit office to 14 FTEs providing the full-range of IFF services.

From 2017-2022, Mr. Burkholder served as President of IFF’s Social Impact Accelerator, managing IFF’s research and evaluation practice, talent management, and proactive real estate development efforts, as well as special teams focused on transforming sectors such as early childhood education, schools, and housing for people with disabilities.

In June 2022, Mr. Burkholder was appointed President of Core Business Solutions and now leads IFF’s lending, real estate consulting, and development services across the Midwest.

Previously, Burkholder served as a commercial development manager with The Resurrection Project in Chicago and earned his master’s in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He currently serves on the executive committee for the National Children Facilities Network.

Krista Contreras

Krista Contreras

Programs and Initiatives Manager
Kyle Wong

Kyle Wong

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
LaMar Miller

LaMar Miller

Director of Real Estate Solutions - Southern Region
Laura Silverman

Laura Silverman

Managing Director, Communications
Leticia Valencia

Leticia Valencia

Program Manager, Home First
Lettice Crawford

Lettice Crawford

Director of Lending - Michigan
Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

Senior Project Manager, Asset Management
Lloyd Shields

Lloyd Shields

Acting Chief Financial Officer
Malik Lewis

Malik Lewis

Jr. Treasurer & Investor Compliance Officer
Manuel Baeza

Manuel Baeza

Program Accountant
Marina Titova

Marina Titova

Managing Director, Structured Finance
Meg Slifcak

Meg Slifcak

Director of Real Estate Solutions - Ohio
Megan Calcaterra

Megan Calcaterra

Managing Director of Programs
Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg

Senior Vice President of Real Estate Solutions Read Bio

Michael Goldberg

Senior Vice President of Real Estate Solutions
Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg has over 30 years of experience designing and implementing effective community development strategies. He joined IFF in March of 2021 to lead and manage IFF’s real estate consulting practice. The Real Estate Solutions team consists of 25+ professionals that provide their nonprofit clients and IFF colleagues with expert advice and comprehensive services to address their real estate and facility needs.

Before joining IFF, Michael served as the Executive Director and Director of Real Estate Development of Heartland Housing, a Chicago-based nonprofit developer that created and managed affordable housing throughout the Midwest. He also previously served as a senior planner with SmithGroupJJR, as well as staff planner for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development.

Michael received a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves as co-chair of the Financing Workgroup of the Illinois Reentry Council and participates as IFF’s representative on the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium. He also served on the Pipeline Expansion Committee for the Chicago Continuum of Care.

Mike Connolly

Mike Connolly

Manager of Special Assets
Mike Tighe

Mike Tighe

Senior Project Manager
Mollie Dowling

Mollie Dowling

Vice President of Resource Development Read Bio

Mollie Dowling

Vice President of Resource Development
Mollie Dowling

A member of IFF’s senior leadership team, Mollie Dowling leads the organization’s fundraising strategy and stewardship of philanthropic partners in her role as the vice president of resource development. Prior to joining IFF, Mollie served as the executive director and chief fundraiser for OAI, Inc. – a national nonprofit headquartered in Chicago that provides employment pathways, education, and job training for low-income communities of color. In addition to managing a diverse portfolio of more than 30 funders and raising more than $40 million to support the organization’s mission during her tenure, Mollie managed a variety of federal, state, and private workforce development initiatives serving employers and aligning with regional economic development efforts.   

An avid runner, beekeeper, mom, and vegetarian home cook, Mollie earned a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, a master’s degree in Community Development from North Park University, and fellowships from the University of Chicago’s Civic Leadership Academy and Leadership Greater Chicago. She currently serves as a commissioner on the Governor’s Illinois Workforce Equity and Access Commission and sits on numerous area boards, including the Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator at Governors State University, the Chicago Jobs Council, the Wisdom Project, and the Muslim Women’s Resource Center. 

Molly Bartels

Molly Bartels

Manager of Capacity Building Programs
Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Director of Policy
Monica Staton

Monica Staton

Loan Administrator
Nakea West

Nakea West

Chief Equity and Diversity Officer Read Bio

Nakea West

Chief Equity and Diversity Officer
Nakea West

Nakea West is the Chief Equity and Diversity Officer (CEDO) for IFF, leading strategy to develop, implement, evaluate, and monitor IFF’s commitment to become a diverse, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. In this role, Nakea partners with IFF’s Senior Leadership Team and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Transformation Team (EDITT) to set an overarching vision for equity, diversity, and inclusion at IFF, and support the implementation of that vision. Nakea also engages internal and external partners to create an inclusive organizational culture in which diverse, lived experiences and perspectives are celebrated and leveraged to tackle racist and oppressive systems, policies, and practices at the intersection of nonprofit facilities and finance.

Previously, Nakea was IFF’s Managing Director of Resource Development leading the work with philanthropic partners to maximize IFF’s impact across the Midwest. She also served as Co-Chair of EDITT’s inaugural team.

Nakea has more than fifteen years of experience leading nonprofit fundraising. Prior to joining IFF in 2018, Nakea led strategic fundraising and funder engagement for Project Vote and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, both in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The University of Chicago.

Nichelle Simms

Nichelle Simms

Managing Director of Information Technology
Nicholas Arjona

Nicholas Arjona

Senior Community Data Analyst
Nick Sojda

Nick Sojda

Senior Owner's Representative
Nicole McLellan

Nicole McLellan

Senior Project Manager
O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

Executive Director - Chicago Metro Region Read Bio

O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

Executive Director - Chicago Metro Region
O. Victoria Lakes-Battle

O. Victoria “Vickie” Lakes-Battle has been at the forefront of commercial and mission-based lending for over 30 years and has developed a recipe for equitably serving communities: time + proximity + authentic partnerships. When you think of Vickie, you think of a master connector who is acutely aware of the nuances in building strategic alliances and partnerships that bolster relationships, systems, and equity within communities and organizations.

With a never-ending reserve of expertise in community development, finance, and executive leadership, Vickie Lakes-Battle leads with equity, purpose and strategy in everything she does.

On a mission to invest, redevelop and empower low-income communities to activate their visions, Vickie became IFF’s first-ever Executive Director for the Chicago Metro region. She oversees IFF’s full-range of services including lending, real estate consulting, and the community strategies program where she is adept at targeting and cultivating opportunities that support IFF goals and objectives. In this role, Vickie understands the necessity of cooperative engagement and active partnerships that expand the resources available to serve low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. She is a trusted thought partner to community-based organizations, the broader community development sector, and philanthropy.

Vickie’s ability to innovate at every turn–economically, socially, and organizationally–has been recognized throughout the Chicagoland area and nationally. Vickie challenges others to look at community development finance through an equity lens and is willing to ask and wrestle with the tough questions.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Public Health Institute, Arts Alliance Illinois, Cook County Land Bank Authority, AMPT:  Advancing Nonprofits and is on the Steering Committees of Elevated Chicago and We Rise Together.  Vickie’s track record positions her as a success benchmark for leaders in the commercial and mission lending and equitable community development space.

Vickie holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Chicago State University.

Olivia Heeringa

Olivia Heeringa

Applications Administrator
Omar Elhagmusa

Omar Elhagmusa

Senior Lender - Ohio
Oona Demko

Oona Demko

Senior Project Manager
Paige Fodor

Paige Fodor

Office Manager
Patrick Brosnan

Patrick Brosnan

Resource Development Associate
Paula Kubo

Paula Kubo

Director of Marketing
Preeti Rao

Preeti Rao

Senior Community Data Analyst
Rachel Sikora

Rachel Sikora

Director of Consulting - Design/Construction
Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

Senior Owner's Representative
Richard Figueroa

Richard Figueroa

Vice President, Impact Capital Catalyst
Rick Raleigh

Rick Raleigh

Senior Project Manager
Sakinah Echols

Sakinah Echols

Project Associate
Sara Walton

Sara Walton

Senior Closing and Escrow Officer
Sarah Burdick

Sarah Burdick

Executive Assistant
Sierra Devoe

Sierra Devoe

Programs and Initiatives Manager
Smitha Vasan

Smitha Vasan

Project Manager
Stephanie Love

Stephanie Love

Programs and Initiatives Associate
Stephanie Neal

Stephanie Neal

Project Manager
Stephen Westbrooks

Stephen Westbrooks

Executive Director - Southern Region Read Bio

Stephen Westbrooks

Executive Director - Southern Region
Stephen Westbrooks

Stephen Westbrooks, Executive Director – Southern Region, currently serves as Executive Director of IFF’s Southern Region. As Executive Director, Stephen is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of operations, lending and consulting activities in Southern Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. Over the last four years at IFF, Stephen has led the IFF’s lending practice, where he has worked on projects including early childhood centers, fresh food access and general human services sectors. Prior to joining IFF in January 2016 Stephen served as an Underwriter/Developer for Affordable Equity Partners where he underwrote Low Income Housing Tax Credit transactions and led the development of Affordable Equity Partners’ New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Stephen is an active community volunteer serving as President-elect of Habitat for Humanity St. Louis’s Board, as well as a member of Tower Grove Park Foundation’s Board, and a member of Tower Grove Park’s Board’s Building and Grounds Committee.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Stephen has also earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank from Boy Scouts of America. His hobbies include leisure reading, weightlifting, and supporting the St. Louis Cardinals.

Steve Rose

Steve Rose

Managing Director, Portfolio Management
Suzanne Leao-Reuter

Suzanne Leao-Reuter

Chief Financial Officer Read Bio

Suzanne Leao-Reuter

Chief Financial Officer
Suzanne Leao-Reuter

Suzanne Leao-Reuter is IFF’s Chief Financial Officer. Her responsibilities include overseeing IFF’s accounting and internal controls, risk management, investor relations, and capital raising. Prior to joining IFF, Ms. Leao-Reuter occupied various roles at Goldman Sachs within the company’s real estate branch.

Most recently, she served as European Head of Portfolio Management within the Realty Management Division based in London, where she managed a team focused on providing portfolio services for Goldman Sachs’ real estate balance sheet positions in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Before that, she was based in Munich as a Portfolio Management Vice President monitoring western European real estate investment portfolios through modeling of underlying real estate assumptions, financing execution, tax optimization, and equity valuation.

Ms. Leao-Reuter is originally from Germany and moved to Chicago in late 2016. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

Underwriter
Tara Townsend

Tara Townsend

President, Social Impact Accelerator Read Bio

Tara Townsend

President, Social Impact Accelerator
Tara Townsend

Named President of IFF’s Social Impact Accelerator in June 2022, Dr. Tara Townsend leads IFF’s work to accelerate positive social impact and systems change by meeting nonprofit sector needs and addressing place-based challenges throughout the Midwest. Dr. Townsend previously served as Senior Vice President of IFF’s research and evaluation practice, which informs and guides strategic planning and the investment of resources in order to maximize the transformational impact on low-income and disabled communities.

Townsend brings to her role more than 20 years of applied research and evaluation experience in the nonprofit and public spheres within a number of sectors, including criminal justice, public health, and education. Prior to joining IFF in 2018, she served as the Chief Impact Strategy Officer for ArtsWave, the Greater Cincinnati region’s local arts agency and the nation’s first and largest community campaign for the arts, and as a housing policy analyst with the City of New Orleans in the key years following Hurricane Katrina.

Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Temple University.

Terek Hawkins

Terek Hawkins

Senior Program Manager
Terry Boston

Terry Boston

Senior Closing and Escrow Officer
Terry Young

Terry Young

Chief Credit Officer Read Bio

Terry Young

Chief Credit Officer
Terry Young

Terry Young serves as IFF’s Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. He brings to this position deep experience in the areas of real estate lending and small business financing. Mr. Young has worked with both large corporations and small community organizations throughout his career.  Most recently, he served as Director of Commercial Real Estate at BMO Harris Bank in Chicago and, prior to that, Director of Commercial Banking at Urban Partnership Bank of Chicago. At Urban Partnership Bank, he was responsible for supervising all commercial lending and portfolio management operations.

Mr. Young also spent many years working for the Fannie Mae Corporation in a variety of leadership roles related to community development, community outreach, and finance. His work at Fannie Mae included supervising a team of community development professionals throughout the western half of the United States. As a hands-on owner of commercial real estate, Mr. Young has first-hand experience and knowledge of what it takes to bring a community development project from concept to reality.

Mr. Young serves on the boards of Dunamis Community Advocate Services, Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, IDEAL Education Foundation, and Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and his M.B.A. in Accounting/Finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. Terry is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Thomas Marcetti

Thomas Marcetti

Communications Manager for Outreach
Tom Papadopoulos

Tom Papadopoulos

Systems Administrator
Tom Scholten

Tom Scholten

Senior Community Data Analyst
Whitney Bush

Whitney Bush

Vice President, Organizational Learning