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The team that makes FUND Consulting one of the leading resources.

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Maggie Brennan

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Maggie brings more than 6 years of experience in international and domestic community development, strategic planning, and capital raising. Prior to joining FUND in 2018, Maggie led research and impact measurement initiatives for National Community Investment Fund (NCIF), a CDFI private equity fund that specializes in supporting mission-oriented banks. Prior to her time at NCIF, Maggie worked as the Social Enterprise Manager for Rabble, a NYC-based impact investment platform, where she was responsible for business development and impact measurement.

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Mary Hampo

Consultant [themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

With a background in public policy research, economic development consulting, and community engagement leadership, Mary brings both knowledge and hands-on experience in program planning, policy analysis, data analytics, and client-focused project management. During her Master\’s in Public Affairs studies, she focused on public policy development, fiscal and cost-benefit analysis for public and non-profit programs. As an economic development consultant…


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Kristy Johnsen

Data Analyst[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ][themify_icon icon=\”fa-linkedin-square\” link=\”\” target=\”_blank\”]

Kristy is a Data Analyst at FUND Consulting. She has an academic background in science and healthcare and formal training in R programming, Tableau, SQL, and Excel. At FUND, she has expanded that skill set to include Power Query, Power BI, and DAX to support the Data Team in innovation and automation.  

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Ornella Kelly 

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Ornella is a Consultant at FUND. Ornella arrives at FUND equipped with a rich six-year background in research, community and social development. As a researcher and social impact professional, Ornella’s role encompassed grant writing, project implementation and monitoring community development projects across various marginalised communities within the Caribbean. She has a B.S. in International Relations from University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica.

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Sylvia Kelly

Associate Data Analyst[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ][themify_icon icon=\”fa-linkedin-square\” link=\”\” target=\”_blank\”]

Sylvia brings four years of experience in data analysis to FUND. She has an interdisciplinary background, holding a dual Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Health with a focus on food systems.  She is academically trained in SPSS, Stata, ArcGIS and related software applications, and has industry experience in PowerBi, Tableau, and Excel. 


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Alexandra Mejia

Associate Consultant[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Alex is an Associate Consultant at FUND Consulting. She has an academic background in international business. Alex brings experience in rural development and nature conservation, small business, and research, as well as passion for equitable community and economic development.

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Queenstar Mensa-Bonsu

Data Analyst[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Queenstar has more than six years of experience in research and evaluation of projects at the state and federal levels. She has a strong background in evaluating policies and reforms with a particular concern for issues of equity, access, and evidence use in policymaking. Queenstar has applied her skills in data collection, analysis and reporting, and geographic information system (GIS) on various projects. She also has experience utilizing mixed method approaches and various data collection methodologies and has expertise in handling large datasets…


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Dan Sloan (he/him/his)

Senior Consultant[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ][themify_icon icon=\”fa-linkedin-square\” link=\”\” target=\”_blank\”]

Dan joined FUND Consulting as an Associate Consultant in 2015. Prior to FUND, Dan was a research assistant at the University of Chicago, working on studies involving philanthropic giving and education policy. He has interned at the National Parks Service, developing guidelines for renewable energy installations at California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, researching best practices for citizen involvement in transportation planning.

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Derek Smith (he/him/his)

Senior Data Analyst[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Derek is a Senior Data Analyst at FUND. Prior to FUND, he had worked in financial/community outreach environments (banks, credit unions, and community action agencies) and, most recently, had worked directly with CDFI entities in their reporting and compliance requirements. Derek has more than five years of experience in data analysis and federal/state funding compliance…

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Ellie Tsuchiya (she/her)

Consultant[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Ellie Tsuchiya (she/her) is a Consultant with FUND based on Oahu. She is an experienced Creative Strategist, Program Manager, and Grant Writer with intersectional experience in cultural organizing and economic and community development…

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Deepa Venkatachalam

Associate Data Analyst[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Deepa is an Associate Data Analyst at FUND Consulting. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on data analysis and statistics. She is academically trained in statistics with R programming, GIS related software applications, and urban planning. Deepa previously interned at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to collate land-use and climate maps with Census Board of India data to analyze various crop production and consumption patterns in the state of Gujarat. More recently, Deepa worked on data analytics projects with Alliance for Great Lakes and Chicago Botanical Gardens.

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Mason Worthington

Senior Consultant[themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Mason joined Fund Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2023. Mason uses his financial knowledge to help the CDFI industry expand opportunities for businesses owned by underserved target markets and strives to advance inclusive economic development. , Mason was the Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Pathway Lending, a CDFI serving Tennessee…

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Calahan Young

Associate Consultant [themify_icon icon=\”fa-envelope-o\” link=\”\” ]

Calahan is an Associate Consultant at FUND Consulting. He is academically trained in conducting community needs assessments, statistics, and financial analysis. He completed a capstone practicum at the Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, where a community needs assessment was facilitated. From the research and data collection…

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