11 People, Three Open Seats

The Slate is Set For OFN’s 2019 Board Elections
Get to know your candidates below. Then, participate in shaping the OFN Board and influencing the industry by voting at the OFN Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 22, at 8:30 AM.

Can’t make it to the Conference? Contact Seth Julyan to vote by proxy!

To ensure an efficient voting process, please identify your CDFI’s Voting Delegate in advance of the October 22 Membership Meeting and contact Seth Julyan with the delegate’s name. Voting Delegates will be able to pick up their ballots 30 minutes before the start of the Membership Meeting.


Aisha Benson

Aisha Benson

Executive Vice President

TruFund Financial Services, Inc.
New York, New York

My interest in this role is sparked by my growing desire to take on a more active leadership role in advancing the strategic direction, public policy agenda, and collaborative work of this industry.

Marshall Crawford

Marshall Crawford

President & Chief Executive Officer

The Housing Fund
Nashville, Tennessee

While an undergraduate at Western Kentucky University, a professor told me that “The basic justification for higher education is to enhance our social competence, so that we can make a more significant contribution to society.”

Shane Jett

Shane Jett

Chief Executive Officer

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation (CPCDC)
Shawnee, Oklahoma

I would be honored to serve the OFN membership for another term on the OFN Board. Please vote for me.

Kristine Michie

Kristine Michie

Vice President, Strategic Philanthropy & Investments

DreamSpring
San Diego, California

Small businesses are the heart of the US economy and a key wealth creator. People who are disadvantaged should have equal access to the American Dream and the capital that fuels it.

Sara Morgan

Sara Morgan

Chief Operations Officer

Fahe
Berea, Kentucky

If you cast your vote for me, I will bring nearly 20 years of success in raising and deploying capital to support a network of local leaders in central Appalachia.

Sara Razavi

Sara Razavi

Chief Executive Officer

Working Solutions
San Francisco, California

Working Solutions is a start-up and early-stage microlender. We are the First to Believe in small businesses, but our vision is that we won’t be the last.

Nelly Rojas-Moreno

Nelly Rojas-Moreno

Chief Credit Officer

LiftFund
San Antonio, Texas

I am humbled and excited to be nominated for the board of Opportunity Finance Network, and I would be honored to receive your vote and the opportunity to represent you and your organization in these exciting and important times.

Amy Shir

Amy Shir

President, Chief Executive Officer

Louisville Housing Opportunities and Micro-Enterprise Community Development Loan Fund (LHOME)
Louisville, Kentucky

I have decades of experience ensuring that low-income, low-wealth, and other underserved communities have access to affordable, responsible financial products and services.

Stephanie Thomas

Stephanie Thomas

Director of Programs & Small Business Services

Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif)
Washington, D.C.

I am deeply honored and humbled to be nominated for the Board of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN). I welcome this opportunity to introduce myself to you and seek your support and vote to serve on the Board of Directors.

Christina Travers

Christina Travers

Vice President Finance & Capital Strategies

Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF)
New York, New York

One year ago, I joined LIIF as the Vice President of Finance and Capital Strategies, following a 10+ year career at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where I was Senior Vice President of Capital Strategies and the LISC Treasurer.

Chuck Wall

Chuck Wall

Chief Financial Officer

Renaissance Community Loan Fund
Gulfport, Mississippi

Presently, I am the Chief Financial Officer for Renaissance Community Loan Fund, a CDFI headquartered in Gulfport, MS, that serves the entire State of Mississippi.