NeighborWorks Capital’s greatest asset is its people. Our staff, board of directors, and committee members who are firmly committed to our mission. They have decades of experience in affordable housing development and community development finance - both locally and nationally. Every member of the team is personally committed to meeting the financing needs of the NeighborWorks network to support safe, affordable housing in diverse communities.
Steve has more than 20 years' experience in affordable housing finance and nonprofit management. He joined NeighborWorks Capital as Senior Loan Officer in 2016 and was promoted to Chief Lending Officer in 2017. Previously Steve was principal of Stage 11 Consulting, engaged as Chief Operating Officer to transition a national nonprofit from start-up to sustainable operations. Previously, during his 13 year tenure at Century Housing, Steve tripled loan originations as of Director of Structured Finance, SVP of Lending, and SVP of Strategy. Prior to that he worked at City National Bank in Los Angeles as a Credit Analyst. Steve earned a BA and MPA from New York University, and is proud veteran of the US Navy.
Lanie Wasserman has more than 15 years' experience of commercial real estate and construction lending. She has spent most of her career in with CDFI's. First as the Director of Lending for IFF, starting their Wisconsin office and expanding their presence in other Midwest markets. At IFF she deployed loans and New Markets Tax Credits into projects to catalyze investment in low-income communities, including health care clinics and a state-of-the-art campus for survivors of domestic violence. She was later SVP/Senior Lender for a Tampa-based CDFI where she partnered with the banks to fund affordable housing developments throughout Florida. Most recently, Lanie served as VP of Originations at First Housing, a HUD multifamily lender and lead underwriter of 4% and 9% LIHTC transactions in Florida. Lanie holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from the University of Chicago.
Mike Haas joins NeighborWorks Capital with more than seven years’ experience in community-based lending. Prior to joining us Capital Mike managed the Affordable and Special Needs Housing program at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and oversaw the growth and deployment of funding provided through both federal and state housing programs. Mike also spent several years with SERCAP, working with for-profits, nonprofits, and local governments/housing authorities in rural communities to discuss the need for affordable housing, water/wastewater infrastructure, broadband, permanent supportive housing, and residential energy-efficiency improvements for both new construction and rehabilitation. Mike holds a BA from The Citadel in Charleston, SC.
Maya Dickens joins the NC team as our Loan Closing Manager, overseeing all of the processes helping borrowers get their loans closed and funded. Prior to NeighborWorks Capital, Maya managed commercial loan closings at Industrial Bank and at Capital One, leading teams and improving customer-focused processes, and working with a wide range of real estate developers, investors, and loan syndicators.
Carly Driggs joined NeighborWorks Capital team in August 2020 as an Underwriting Analyst on our Lending Team. She previously served on the development and construction team at Ditto Residential, a boutique residential developer in Washington, DC, and also worked at the Washington Animal Rescue League as an adoption coordinator.
Carly holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Arts in Real Estate Development and Finance from Georgetown University.
Beth has over 30 years of experience in affordable housing asset management, as well as organizational management focused on operational performance and leadership development. She joined NeighborWorks Capital in May 2019, as Chief Portfolio Officer. In that role, Beth leads a team of four, who work closely with borrowers from the NeighborWorks Network, and oversee the $100MM loan portfolio providing resources for community development across the country.
Before coming to NeighborWorks Capital, Beth was a consultant to high impact organizations building asset management capacity and supporting strategic change. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of Enterprise Community Asset Management, with a national portfolio of 1,400+ affordable multifamily properties financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Early in her career, Beth worked for a community-based organization in the Northwest Bronx neighborhood of New York City as well as the City of New York's housing department underwriting multifamily rehab loans.
Beth has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College in Philosophy and Masters degree from Cornell University in Regional Planning with a concentration in Housing.
Adam has over 10 years of experience in affordable housing, commercial real estate and international development. He joined NeighborWorks Capital in 2016 as a Portfolio Manager and was promoted in 2019. As Senior Portfolio Manager, Adam is responsible for the management of loans after closing, as well as reporting to the Loan Committee.
Adam was formerly a Program Manager at TechnoServe, Inc., managing economic development and renewal energy projects in eSwatini. He previously worked at SOME, Inc. (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, DC, as Finance Specialist on their Housing Development team. He also worked for four years as Director of Asset Management for Himmelfarb Commercial, Inc., a commercial real estate investment firm.
Adam has an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA in Business Administration from American University. Adam serves on the Board of Directors of the McClendon Center, a DC-based mental health services organization.
Jarrod joined NeighborWorks Capital in March 2020, bringing 7 years of experience in affordable housing. As Portfolio Manager, he is responsible for the management, analysis, and monitoring of active loans.
Jarrod was formerly a Project Manager at SOME, Inc. (So Others Might Eat) in Washington, DC, where he managed the design, financing, and construction of the organization’s affordable housing projects.
Jarrod has an MA in Community Development and Planning and BA in Sociology with a concentration in Urban Development and Social Change, both from Clark University.
Tiana has over 15 years of experience in impact reporting, analysis, and technology systems to support community development efforts. She joined NeighborWorks Capital in March 2021 as a Senior Portfolio Analyst. Responsible for reporting on the loan portfolio as well as community impact, Tiana also has primary responsibility for development of the technology platform for the growing portfolio.
Prior to NeighborWorks Capital, Tiana worked at Enterprise Community Partners, first in Grants and Contract Management and later in developing technology systems to track and report on program performance. Prior to Enterprise, she worked in various capacities as a legal assistant, paralegal, and tax associate.
Tiana has a B.A. in Economics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Haaris Alvi joins Neighborworks Capital as a Business Analyst working with the Portfolio Management and Finance teams. Previously, he worked as a Business Analyst at Capital One on the Small Business Fraud Defense team, focusing on leveraging data to reduce instances of fraud across new banking products. Haaris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Northwestern University.
Jim has 35+ years of senior management experience in both private and nonprofit organizations with extensive knowledge in real estate development, capital markets, and affordable housing finance. As the CEO of NeighborWorks Capital since 2007, he has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic plan and raising capital. He is implementing NC's third Strategic Plan for benefit of NeighborWorks America affiliates with a goal of doubling its lending impact to $700 million and doubling capital to $250 million by 2023.
Jim previously served as Senior Director, National Initiatives at Fannie Mae Foundation overseeing strategies for supporting nonprofit affordable housing preservation. He has held the position of Executive Director of Bellwether Housing in Seattle and Codman Square Neighborhood Development in Boston. Earlier in his career he held accounting and finance positions with private real estate developers and institutional real estate investors.
He has a Bachelors Degree is Accounting and Finance from Western New England University. He participates in various industry advisory committees focused on affordable housing finance and lending and serves as Chair of the board of Neighborhood Risk Management Corporation, a property and liability insurance program for NeighborWorks affiliates and Board Director of Coalition Homes, an affiliate of Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless.
Dana joins the senior management team with over 25 years experience in single and multifamily finance and asset management. She oversees financial and investor reporting, financial projections, and capital raising. She is also principal of Compass Advisors, a woman owned federal government contractor, that includes financing strategies and counterparty risk assessment. Recent clients include CDFIs, nonprofit affordable housing organizations, foundations and intermediaries. Previously she was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae with oversight of its $138 billion multifamily debt and LIHTC portfolio. Earlier in her career she held Credit Officer positions at Bank of America and its predecessor Nations Bank for its multifamily and single-family lending programs. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Dickinson College, a Certificate of Accounting from University of Baltimore and a Masters Degree in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.
Brent Bozman joins NC with over ten years of accounting and reporting experience at a national nonprofit membership organization and employee owned multinational corporation. He has lead responsibility for accounting, financial and investor reporting and is liaison with Lending and Portfolio Management teams. He supports the Chief Financial Officer in investor reporting, audit, banking and administration. Brent has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Salisbury College and is a CPA in Maryland.
Mieva comes to NeighborWorks Capital after 25 years with several organizations having progressive accounting responsibilities including budgeting, audit, policies and procedures, and data and financial analysis. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA.
Rachel joined the NeighborWorks Capital team in November 2021 as Office Manager after working for a local commercial real estate firm for 7+ years, where she oversaw the day-to-day office operations and marketing efforts. Prior to that she spent three years with a national retail merchandising firm coordinating the successful implementation of merchandising programs throughout national grocery chains. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.