Jeff brings five years of CDFI experience to FUND. As a lender to both small businesses and to affordable housing projects, he originated, underwrote, and serviced community development projects in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
Melissa brings over a decade of experience in nonprofit leadership, small-business ownership, and pro-bono consulting services to her role as Consultant at FUND. Passionate about community-driven economic transformation, Melissa leverages her extensive experience in grant writing, organizational capacity design, program development, and strategic planning to support both emerging and established nonprofit loan funds and nongovernmental organizations to maximize impact and expand reach…
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.
Mary Ann Ehlshlager
Mary Ann is a Senior Consultant at FUND. With a decade of experience as a strategy and finance consultant in the social sector, Mary Ann has worked with the CDFI Propel Nonprofits, the capacity-builder 501 Commons, and as an independent consultant – always at the intersection of mission and money…
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.
Ornella is an Associate 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.
Associate Data Analyst
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.
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.
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…
Dan Sloan (he/him/his)
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.
Associate Data Analyst
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.
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…