Adrienne BakerManaging Director of Lending, Chicago Metro Region and Northwest Indiana
Alex MendozaDirector of Structured Finance, Asset Management and Compliance
Amanda SiggSenior Owner's Representative
Ann PanopioSenior Owner's Representative
Benita AndersonProperty Manager, Foundation for Homan Square
Brett MuellerDirector of Lending - Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Caitin HartnettDevelopment Associate
Channa RingDirector of Compliance for Capital Solutions
Charniese MillerUnderwriter, Chicago
Deepti PareenjaDepartment Coordinator
Dena BellManaging Director, Home First
Eden Hurd-SmithVice President, Community Development Solutions
Eric WilliamsSenior Portfolio Manager
Farah AnsariUnderwriter, Structured Finance
Gina EskeliAsset Manager, Affordable Housing
James RatnerSenior Project Manager
James VinyardSenior Owner's Representative
Jennifer OvertonManager of Closing and Escrow Services
Jerri EdwardsManaging Director of Credit and Policy
Jerry SchmahlDirector of Lending
Jessica NepomiachiDirector of Special Projects
Jocelyn VelazquezSenior Lender
Julia LevyPortfolio Manager
Kareem CousarSenior Owner's Representative
Kate AnsorgeManaging Director of Real Estate Solutions – Chicago
Kevin SuttonExecutive Director, Foundation for Homan Square
Kimberly SaharaClosing and Escrow Officer
Lauren BowmanProgram Associate
Leticia ValenciaProgram Manager, Home First
Marina TitovaManaging Director, Structured Finance
Maxwell AlbrechtProject Manager
Mike ConnollyManager of Special Assets
Monica StatonLoan Administrator
Monica StatonLoan Administrator
Nicole McLellanSenior Project Manager
O. Victoria Lakes-BattleExecutive Director - Chicago Metro Region Read Bio
O. Victoria Lakes-Battle
Executive Director - Chicago Metro Region
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.