Our People

Miauna Connor

Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Miauna is a loan officer at Neighborhood Community Development Fund, where she has worked since 2018. As a loan officer, she collects and analyzes customer financial statements – assessing the eligibility of potential borrowers, attending loan closings on behalf of The Neighborhood Fund, performing regular site visits to borrowers and more. She also markets small business loan products to eligible applicants. Miauna attended Geneva College. 

 

Rich Newell

Senior Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Rich serves as a senior loan officer at the Neighborhood Community Development Fund.  He has 30 plus years of banking experience working in commercial loan underwriting, retail banking, and business banking.  Before joining the Neighborhood Community Development Fund in 2019, Rich worked as a Business Banker at PNC Bank. In his current role, he markets his community contacts and knowledge of commercial lending to assist potential borrowers with their lending needs. He also provides ongoing business support and technical assistance to current clients as well as prospective business clients.  In addition, Rich markets current loan products by attending and presenting solutions to clients during networking and community development events.  Rich holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University.

 

 

Stefani Smith

Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
As a loan officer at The Neighborhood Fund, Stefani helps small business owners receive the financing and resources they need to grow their businesses. Stefani has several years of experience in business lending and development, working for five years as a branch manager at First National Bank and three years as a personal banker at Fifth Third Bank. In addition, Stefani has served as both a board member and vice president of the Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce, and she is currently a board member of the Wilkinsburg Development Corporation. Stefani holds a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University.

Mark P. Masterson

Executive Director, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Mark has been with Neighborhood Community Development Fund since 2006. As executive director, Mark oversees all aspects of The Neighborhood Fund, interfacing with key stakeholders and overseeing operations while implementing strategic business plans and fundraising loan capital. He has over thirty years of experience in community development and business consulting. Mark holds a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree from Thiel College.  

Jen Harris

Director of Operations, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Jen has over 30 years of experience working in the banking industry in various roles. She served as Neighborhood Community Development Fund Director of Operations since 2021. In this role, she acts as the key driver of operational, compliance and financial performance for The Neighborhood Fund. She also supervises the lending team and advises on talent recruitment, as well as organizational development. Additionally, she works with the leadership team to expand community development reach. Jen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. 

 

 

Andrew Cheeseboro

Resource Development Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Andrew has 25 years of operation management, fundraising and program development experience. While working as a consultant with nonprofits and small businesses, he focused on business development, assessment, processes, strategic planning and implementation. He also has extensive experience working in lower income communities. He oversees grant writing, prospect research, grants strategy and management of initiatives. He serves on several advisory committees and holds a Master of Public Administration and two bachelor’s degrees from The Pennsylvania State University. 

Chelsea Newcomer

Assistant to Executive Director, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Chelsea has been with Neighborhood Community Development Fund since 2018. She serves as the assistant to our executive director, Mark. In this role, she coordinates community outreach meetings for small business microenterprise programs. She also markets small business loan products to eligible applicants, conducts application intake for loan customers, assists staff with technical support and more. Chelsea holds an associate’s degree from Frederick Community College. 

Helena Appiah-Kubi

Assistant Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Helena is an assistant loan officer at Neighborhood Community Development Fund, where she manages the loan portfolio data system and payment processing systems. She also collects and analyzes customer financial statements, assesses the eligibility of potential borrowers, performs regular site visits to borrows, provides ongoing business support services and more. Helena holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University.  

 

 

 

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