The 2018 Opportunity Fellows, a joint initiative between OFN and BBVA Compass to boost leadership ranks at CDFIs, announced today 27 leaders who comprise the second year cohort.

The 2018 Opportunity Fellows include emerging, mid-career, and executive-level professionals at CDFIs. 

"We are incredibly excited for this year's class of Opportunity Fellows," said Donna Fabiani, Executive Vice President, Knowledge Sharing at OFN. "They represent a diverse range of emerging and seasoned leaders in the CDFI industry that are strongly committed to being drivers of change for equitable impact through CDFI investments." 

Executive Leaders

  • Tina Campbell (Lancaster, Pa.), ASSETS Lancaster
  • Monica Edwards (San Francisco), BRIDGE Impact Capital
  • Larry Holman (Beaufort, S.C.), Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Everett K. Sands (Brea, Calif.), Lendistry
  • Tunua Thrash-Ntuk (Los Angeles), LA LISC
  • Brett C. Traver (Somerset, Ky.), Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)
  • Paul Turney (Bryan, Texas), Brazos Valley CDC, Inc.
  • Jon Welty (Columbus, Ohio), Ohio Capital Finance Corporation

Mid-Career Leaders

  • Robin Brule (Albuquerque, N.M.), Nusenda Credit Union
  • Cynthia Garcia (Weslaco, Texas), Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc.
  • Joe Huber (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cincinnati Development Fund
  • Amber Kani (Austin, Texas), PeopleFund
  • Purvi Patel (San Francisco), Self-Help Federal Credit Union
  • Adria Quinones-Masur (San Jose, Calif.), Housing Trust Silicon Valley
  • Joanna Ramirez Barrett (Minneapolis, Minn.), Meda
  • Ebonie Reed (St. Louis, Mo.), Justine Petersen
  • Namoch Sokhom (Los Angeles), PACE Finance Corporation
  • Anthony Young (Memphis, Tenn.), River City Capital

Emerging Leaders

  • Ashlee Barker (Lansing, Mich.), Cinnaire
  • David Dinoff (Austin, Texas), BCL of Texas
  • Brandon Dorman (Port Angeles, Wash.), Craft3
  • Agnetha Jaime Gloshay (Albuquerque, N.M.), Accion
  • Davin Gordon (Kansas City, Mo.), AltCap
  • Priscilla Jang (San Mateo, Calif.), Working Solutions
  • Katrin Kark (Washington, D.C.), Rural LISC
  • Ebony Perkins (Durham, N.C.), Self-Help
  • Katie Vail (Jersey City, N.J.), New Jersey Community Capital

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