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CCLF Staff

Calvin L. Holmes
Robert Tucker
COO and Executive Vice President of Programs
Angela Dowell
Chief Financial Officer
  • Juan Calixto
    Vice President of External Relations
  • Maurice Williams
    Vice President of Economic Development
  • Lycrecia Parks
    Vice President of Portfolio Management
  • Taft West
    Vice President of Technical Assistance and Sustainability
  • Wendell Harris
    Vice President of Lending Operations
  • Deborah Sabol
    Director of Operations
  • Robin Schabes
    Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium Director
  • Candace M. Gregory
    Accounting Manager
  • Pamela Graves
    Marketing and Communications Manager
  • James A. Norris
    Senior Loan Program Officer II
  • Christian Dorsey
    Senior Loan/Program Officer
  • Anthony D. Mosely
    Senior Program Officer - Economic Development
  • Holly Kavis
    Loan Closing Officer
  • Allison Butts
    Loan Closing Officer
  • Maya Chandler
    Senior Accountant
  • Deandre Tanner
    Staff Accountant
  • Aaron Akers
    Asset Manager
  • Kelly Shelton
    Asset Manager
  • Amorita Falcon
    Portfolio Management Associate
  • Naima Bergen
    Lending Customer Experience Assistant
  • Tracey Waugh
    Executive Assistant


  • Chelsi Cicekoglu
    Lending Consultant
  • Sean Harden
    Technical Assistance and Special Initiatives


  • Gerardo Chacon
    Urban Alliance Intern
  • Alvaro Duchitanga
    Bank of America-Urban Alliance Intern
  • Breanda Fields
    Lutheran Volunteer Corps Program Assistant

CCLF Board of Directors

Not Pictured: Matthew R. Reilein and Ailisa Herrera

  • Matthew R. Reilein, Chair
    National Equity Fund
  • Erik L. Hall, Vice Chair
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Charles S. Walls, Treasurer
    ComEd (retired)
  • Mohammed M. Elahi, Secretary
    Cook County Department of Planning and Development
  • Patricia Y. McCreary, Assistant Secretary
    Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Countys
  • Ailisa Herrera,
    Assistant Secretary
    Fifth Third Commercial Bank
  • Dorothy Abreu
    PNC Bank
  • Jody Adler
    Community Law Project (retired)
  • Dr. Amara C. Enyia
    ACE Municipal Partners, LLC
  • Thomas P. FitzGibbon, Jr.
  • Kevin R. Goldsmith
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Stephanie S. Green
    Pro Creative Law, LLC
  • Jennifer Guzman
    EmPower HR
  • Andrew W. Hugger
    Bank of America, N.A.s
  • Michael Kauffman
    BMO Capital Markets
  • Sonya Malunda
    The Associated Colleges of the Midwest
  • Raymond S. McGaugh
    McGaugh Law Group, LLC
  • Eric S. Phillips
    Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Elias Rosario
    Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights
  • Mark C. Spears
  • Kathryn Tholin
    Center for Neighborhood Technology (retired)
  • John L. Tuohy
    Chapman and Cutler, LLP (retired)

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  • Opportunity Finance Network
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • Federal Home Long Bank of Chicago
  • Disability CDFI Coalition
  • African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs