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Luigi Botrugno

Associate Consultant  

Luigi joined FUND Consulting as an Associate Consultant in 2024. His academic background includes a 1st in International Relations from Coventry University, culminating in a dissertation project focusing on corruption and competitiveness in African resource rich countries. Prior to joining FUND, he worked on research projects backed by the British Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, gathering research on how industries were impacted differently by the COVID pandemic and lockdowns.

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Maggie Brennan

Managing Consultant

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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Brianna Green

Consultant

Brianna is a Consultant at FUND Consulting. She recently received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Policy. Prior to joining the FUND team, she worked as a Coordinator for the New York State Assembly, managing relationships with Assemblymembers. Her previous work experience includes…

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Lyndsey Heathman

Consultant   

Lyndsey joined FUND in 2024 as a Consultant. She brings with her extensive experience in lending compliance, community development, and fiduciary management. Prior to joining FUND, she had 10 years of experience as the Director of Compliance & Inspections with a small inspection firm; overseeing activities of inspections for market, HUD and LIHTC properties. Most recently, she worked as a Loan Compliance Coordinator for a rural loan fund, conducting loan audits, implementing loan policy & procedure, and overseeing all loan reporting for Federal grants.

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Kristy Johnsen

Data Analyst 

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 

Consultant

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 marginalized 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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Alexandra Mejia

Associate Consultant

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 

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 

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

Derek is a Senior Data Analyst at FUND. Prior to FUND, he had w orked 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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Laura Sweeny (she/her/hers)

Consultant 

Laura brings a diverse array of experience in grants management and writing, strategic communications, nonprofit development, and scholarly pursuits in the humanities to her work as a Consultant. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Chicago, and she completed Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory program in 2018. Laura is motivated by the promise of research and generating new insights through collaboration, and has worked prior to FUND at…

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Mason Worthington

Senior Consultant

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

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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Leila Youssef

Consultant

Leila is a Consultant at FUND Consulting, working primarily with emerging CDFIs.
She has an academic background in international development and social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining FUND, Leila worked with impact investment organizations, and is a committee member of Transformative 25. Leila brings experience in community development, social entrepreneurship, and social impact investing…

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