Our People

Miauna Connor

Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Miauna is a loan officer at The 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 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

Loan Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Rich serves as a loan officer at The Fund. In this role, he markets small business loan products to eligible applicants – collecting and analyzing customer financial statements, underwriting all applications, overseeing the preparation of loan documents and more. He also provides ongoing business support and technical assistance to small businesses. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University. 

 

 

Mark P. Masterson

Executive Director, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Mark has been with The Fund since 2006. As executive director, Mark oversees all aspects of The 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

Chief Operating Officer, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Jen has served as The Fund’s Chief Operating Officer since 2021. In this role, she acts as the key driver of operational, compliance and financial performance for The 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. 

 

 

Chelsea Newcomer

Assistant to Executive Director, Neighborhood Community Development Fund
Chelsea has been with The 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 The 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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