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Meet Our Team

Connecting capital with community

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Oralia Alvarez

Oralia Alvarez

Director of Business Development
Melissa Barash

Melissa Barash

Chief of Staff
Adam Best, controller

Adam Best

Controller
Arai Buendia

Arai Buendia

Client Operations Associate
Heather Marie Burke

Heather Marie Burke

Senior Director of Capital Strategy & Investor Relations
India Clark

India Clark

Director of Real Estate
David Cooper

David Cooper

Structured Finance Lead

Angeli Diamante

Angeli Diamante-Burns

Senior Client Operations Associate
Lauren Grattan

Lauren Grattan

Co-founder & Chief Community Officer
Ronnie Hughes Jr.

Ronnie Hughes, Jr.

Staff Accountant

Laura Kohn

Laura Kohn

Senior Director of Care & Education
Zach Lickteig

Zach Lickteig

Portfolio Operations Associate
Kelsey Lillion

Kelsey Lillion

Staff Accountant
David Lynn

David Lynn

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Moncada

Andrew Moncada

Investment Associate
Ella Napata

Ella Napata

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Louie Nguyen

Louie Nguyen, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen

Director of Client Operations
Laura Olivas

Laura Olivas

Senior Manager of Talent & Organizational Operations
Joe Pileri

Joe Pileri

Chief Legal Officer
David Ritcherson

David Ritcherson

Community Finance Fellow
Jessica Schatko

Jessica Schatko

Manager of Investor Relations
Crystal Sevilla

Crystal Sevilla

Manager of Borrower Services
Kenny Shelton

Kenny Shelton

Director of Custom Solutions
John Stonesifer

John Stonesifer

Contracts & Compliance Associate

Farah Velasquez

Farah Velasquez

Community Finance Fellow
Xitlali Ceballos

Xitlali Villa

Community Finance Fellow

Wilda Wong

Wilda Wong

Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications

Who We Are

The MDF team

59%

Women

59%

Black, Indigenous, or people of color

41%

First- or second-generation New Americans