OFN Staff

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OFN MANAGEMENT TEAM

Lisa Mensah
Lisa Mensah
President and CEO
215.320.4304
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Andrew Givens
Andrew Givens
Chief Operating Officer
215.320.4302
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Beth Lipson
Beth Lipson
Treasurer and EVP, Strategic Initiatives
215.320.4315
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Beth Lipson

EVP, Strategic Initiatives

Beth joined OFN in 1997 and currently serves as EVP, Strategic Initiatives. In her 20-year tenure, Beth has worked on the Financial Services team for nine years, worked as the CFO, and created the role of EVP, Strategic Initiatives in 2012, which she still holds. In this role, she manages OFN's significant cross-functional initiatives, including the NEXT Awards, OFN’s CDFI Certificate Program, Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Program, and previously, the Create Jobs for USA partnership with Starbucks. Beth also serves on OFN’s Investment Committee. Beth has a MBA from the Wharton School, and her previous experiences include valuing businesses at Coopers and Lybrand and researching trends in savings and loans at the Federal Reserve Board.

Jeinnfer Vasiloff
Jennifer Vasiloff
Chief External Affairs Officer
202.573.2123
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ACCOUNTING

Providing accounting services and financial support to the organization.

Laurie Curran
Laurie Curran
Vice President, Accounting
215.320.4317
Evgeniya Belokon
Evgeniya Belokon
Associate, Accounting
215.320.4327
Ruth Buehler
Ruth Buehler
Associate, Accounting
215.320.4355

DEVELOPMENT

Raising the profile of the CDFI industry by establishing strategic relationships with foundations, banks, sponsors, corporations, and investors.

Amanda Joseph
Amanda B. Joseph
Vice President, Development
215.320.4323
Peder Wiegner
Peder Wiegner
Associate, Development
215.320.4346
 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Providing CDFIs with financial products and services.

Shakeyda Daniels
Shakeyda Daniels
Vice President, Loan Operations
215.320.4320
Charles Blyzniuk
Charles Blyzniuk
Associate, Financial Services
215.320.4347
Chris Chaplin
Chris Chaplin
Senior Associate, Financial Services
215.320.4359
Maxwell Gritzuk
Maxwell Gritzuk
Vice President, Financial Services
215.320.4305
Andrea Longton
Andrea Longton
CFA, Senior Vice President, Financial Services
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Andrea Longton

CFA, Senior Vice President, Financial Services

Andrea joined OFN in 2018 and leads the Financial Services team in managing OFN’s role as Qualified Issuer under the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. Prior to joining OFN, Andrea led numerous community development financing and investment initiatives at Freddie Mac, Capital Impact Partners, and Delphos International. During her tenure at Capital Impact Partners, Andrea was responsible for establishing and expanding the organization’s Bond Guarantee Program capacity, launching the Capital Impact Investment Notes, and managing the CDFI’s investment portfolio. Andrea holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder designation from the CFA Institute and is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC. She holds a BA in International Studies and German Studies from Centre College and an MA in International Trade and Investment Policy from The George Washington University.

Lisa Wright
Lisa Wright
Senior Vice President, Financial Services

EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND HUMAN CAPITAL

Fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace and CDFI industry through valuing the diversity, skills, talents, and abilities of individuals.

Tamara Frye
Tamara Frye
Vice President, Human Resources
215.320.4340
 
 

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Transforming the CDFI field with performance-based membership; signature industry events; research and analysis for CDFIs, funders, investors, and other key stakeholders; and Venturize.org.

Donna Fabiani
Donna Fabiani
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Sharing
202.836.8794
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Donna Fabiani

Executive Vice President, Knowledge Sharing

Donna joined OFN in 2007 and leads OFN’s Membership, Peer Learning, and Research lines of business. Donna organizes the annual OFN Conference, the premier training event in the CDFI industry, and the annual OFN Small Business Finance Forum. Donna leads OFN’s data collection and research activities, and is responsible for producing OFN’s signature annual publication Opportunity Finance Institutions Side by Side as well as a variety of research reports. Before joining OFN, Donna spent eight years with the CDFI Fund managing research, leading the development of the CDFI Fund’s data collection initiative, and underwriting CDFIs. Prior to her role with the CDFI Fund, Donna started and managed FINCA USA, a microenterprise CDFI. Donna holds a B.A. from Colby College and a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Jacqueline Fox
Jacqueline Fox
Junior Associate, Knowledge Sharing
215.320.4313
Alexandra Jaskula
Alexandra Jaskula-Ranga
Vice President, Knowledge Sharing
215.320.4325
Seth Julyan
Seth Julyan
Senior Vice President, Membership
215.320.4342
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Seth Julyan

Senior Vice President, Membership

Seth joined OFN in October of 2011 and is responsible for sustaining and growing the OFN membership. Seth oversees membership processes including recruitment, application review, application decision, annual Member review, renewal, and overall stewardship of the membership. In addition to membership, he is responsible for managing elements of OFN’s peer learning events and being a knowledgeable resource to all OFN departments regarding Member data and performance. Prior to OFN, he worked for Brown & Brown insurance, one of the largest insurance intermediaries in the world, as a business development executive researching and examining insurance policies.

Lance Loethen
Lance Loethen
Vice President, Research
215.320.4343
Ginger McNally
Ginger McNally
Senior Vice President, Knowledge Sharing
215.320.4314
Lauren Stebbins
Lauren Stebbins
Vice President, Knowledge Sharing
215.320.4332
 
 

PUBLIC POLICY

Advocating to develop, support, and enhance policies impacting the CDFI industry at the federal and state levels, as well as Indian Nations.

Dafina Williams
Dafina Williams
Vice President, Public Policy
215.320.4318
 
 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Raising the profile of CDFIs and creating a broad base of support for CDFIs and the people and communities they serve.

Lina Page
Lina Page
Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications
215.320.4326
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Lina Page

Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications

Lina joined OFN in 2004, and plays a critical role in developing OFN’s strategic communications plan, including building brand, setting marketing communications strategy, and launching marketing outreach and public relations campaigns to drive business results. From 2004 through 2008 Lina created marketing and outreach campaigns for the Native American Training Initiative/Native Communities Financing Initiative, using a mix of print, online, and direct marketing techniques to build awareness and drive applications for Native training. She also implemented public relations to promote the Native Awards, and developed new marketing tools, such as the Native Program Guide, to highlight the Native Convening and generate attendance for the Native Track at the OFN Conference. Lina has 20 years experience building brand awareness in dynamic fields such as financial services, biometric security, information technology, and publishing. Her expertise includes branding, leadership positioning, marketing strategy, and integrated marketing programs to support business objectives. Prior to OFN, she was the Director of Global Marketing for biometric security company Iridian Technologies. Lina also worked as Vice President for Corporate Communications at Paytrust, an Internet-based financial services organization. Before Paytrust she served as Director of Marketing Communications for several global software companies, including Logic Works, Inc., Revelation Technologies, and Information Builders, Inc. She also conducted marketing for the publisher Random House, Inc.

Nick Burstein
Nick Burstein
Senior Associate, Strategic Communications
215.320.4312
Lindsay Li
Lindsay Li
Social Media Specialist and Blog Editor
215.320.4338
Debby Stefaniak
Debby Stefaniak
Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications
215.320.4360
 
 
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