OFN is pleased to announce that Amber Kuchar-Bell, a professional with a demonstrated history of driving capital to underserved communities, has joined the organization as Chief Strategy and Operations Officer (CSOO). Amber is responsible for strategic initiatives, corporate budgeting, and facilitating partnerships with major financial institutions, philanthropy, and new corporate partners.  

“I’m thrilled to have Amber join our team at such a critical time when the CDFI industry is experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Lisa Mensah, president and CEO of OFN. “Our membership has grown to a nationwide network of 350 CDFIs with over $22 billion in assets. Amber’s experience will be instrumental as we face the challenge of rebuilding an economy with deep inequality and structural racism; she is the right partner as OFN redoubles its efforts to help CDFIs grow and increase their impact.” 

“I look forward to working with the Opportunity Finance Network to help CDFIs provide the support needed for small businesses, housing initiatives, and community projects to thrive,” said Amber Kuchar-Bell. “I have a deep understanding of how effective CDFIs can be as agents of change, and I’m eager to continue OFN’s work in increasing their capacity to do just that.” 

With 15 years of experience in the CDFI industry, Amber will play a key role in the development, planning, and execution of OFN’s corporate and financial strategy. 

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