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BCC Staff

Our staff is committed to putting their expertise to work for underserved communities. At BCC, we share a desire for excellence and for justice; where these two values intersect is where we do business. From our senior managers to our mortgage loan originators and administrators, we are passionate about building vibrant, healthy communities.

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Senior Management

Elyse D. Cherry

CEO Boston Community Capital
President Boston Community Venture Fund, Aura Mortgage Advisors and NSP Residential

Elyse D. Cherry

Elyse Cherry is Chief Executive Officer of Boston Community Capital, a sustainable $1 billion national nonprofit organization fighting for social and economic justice. Under her leadership, Boston Community Capital has leveraged $6 billion of public and private investment in underserved communities nationwide. Elyse helped found Boston Community Capital in 1984 as a member of its original Board of Directors and has been integrally involved in its development and growth from a start-up organization to what is, today, a national model for community investment. Cherry has authored opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Huffington Post, among others. In 2015, The Financial Times named her one of the Top 100 OUTstanding LGBTQ Executives in the world. In 2014, the White House named her a Solar Champion of Change for her pioneering work to bring the benefits of solar energy to low-income communities.

 Cherry has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen privately held companies including Pilgrim Insurance Company, Zipcar, and Acelero Learning.  In addition, she is an active civic leader. She is a past Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and chaired the board of Mass Equality during that organization’s historic fight for marriage equality in the Commonwealth. In 2015, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice awarded her its Fueling the Frontlines award for her work to promote LGBTQ concerns in business and the workplace. In 2014, Cherry was awarded the Susan M. Love Award by Fenway Health; Women’s eNews named her one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century; and The Boston Business Journal named her to its Power 50 list of influential Bostonians. Cherry served as a member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s nineteen-member statewide transition team and was appointed by the governor to the Massachusetts Governor’s Foreclosure Impacts Task Force and the Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. She serves on the Board of The Forsyth Institute, the Dean’s Council of Northeastern University Law School, the Board of Free For All, the Board of Selectech, Inc. and is Executive Chair of the Board of WegoWise, Inc.  She has also served as Vice Chair of Opportunity Finance Network, a national organization of community development financial institutions, on the Mission Driven Investment Committee of the Kellogg Foundation, and on the board of the Lesbian Political Action Committee, which is committed to positively impacting policies that impact women. Cherry is a frequent panelist and speaker at national conferences. She is also an avid traveler, particularly in the developing world.

Cherry is an attorney and a former partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now Wilmer Hale, where her transactional practice focused on commercial real estate finance and development.  In 1992, Cherry left Hale and Dorr to become Vice President and Counsel of SRB Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation.  She subsequently served as CEO of Earthwide Products Corporation, an investment fund targeting environmental businesses.  Early in her career, Cherry served as a field examiner at the New England region of the National Labor Relations Board and as a VISTA volunteer in rural Tennessee. Cherry is a graduate of Wellesley College (1975) and the Northeastern University School of Law where she delivered the student commencement address.  

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3657

DeWitt Jones

President BCC Solar Energy Advantage
President Boston Community Managed Assets

DeWitt Jones

DeWitt (Dick) Jones is Executive Vice President of Boston Community Capital and President of BCC’s Boston Community Managed Assets and BCC Solar Energy Advantage (SEA) affiliates.  He has served as a member of BCC’s leadership team since it was established in 1985 and is also a director of the Boston Community Venture Fund and Boston Community Loan Fund. Dick leads and oversees BCC’s sustainable development activities, including its Energy Advantage Program, renewable energy initiatives under SEA, and WegoWise. Under his leadership, SEA has developed approximately 2.4 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity on affordable housing developments and community facilities and is one of the largest third-party solar PV owners in the state.  Dick was a co-founder of WegoWise and has served as its board chair since it was established.

Prior to joining BCC, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group and served as a VISTA volunteer from 1980-1981.  He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and served on its board from 1988-1996 where he chaired its Financial Services and Public Affairs committees. From 1991-1998, Dick was co-owner and treasurer of Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory, a national industry leader located in Boston's inner-city.   He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students. 

Dick’s prior board experience includes serving as Board president of the Penikese Island School, a wilderness school for boys in trouble with the law, and as the treasurer of the Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional women’s business development center.  He has been appointed by Boston Mayor Menino to serve on the city’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee its Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing Finance.

Dick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Kennedy School of Government. He is a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2008, Dick and his wife, Viki Bok, received the City of Boston’s Green Residential Award.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3580

Andrew Chen

CFO Boston Community Capital
CEO WegoWise

Andrew Chen

Andrew joined Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) in 1998 as a Venture Officer to assist in the management of BCVF’s initial fund.  He is currently a Managing Director with continuing responsibilities for the Venture Fund’s two funds. As Chief Financial Officer for BCC, he is responsible for the financial management and budgeting efforts of the organization.   Andrew currently serves on the Board of Directors or actively monitors several of BCVF’s portfolio companies. He also serves as the CEO of WegoWise, Inc.

Prior to joining BCVF, Andrew headed an investment firm specializing in start-up companies in the advanced materials industry.  He was also a general partner in two real estate investment and development syndicates.

Andrew has a doctorate from MIT in Technology, Management and Policy, where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization. He also holds Master’s of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and The Johns Hopkins University, respectively. 

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3667

Michelle Volpe

President Boston Community Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

As Loan Fund President, Michelle has overall responsibility for the Loan Fund’s lending activities, including raising capital, staff training and supervision, production, financial management, building external relationships and new business lines, loan and portfolio monitoring, and social impact reporting. She directs Loan Committee meetings and reports on Loan Fund results to the BCC Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Loan Fund President she was Team Leader/ Senior Loan Officer. In this position she managed a four person lending team, a loan portfolio of approximately 100 loans and net loan exposure of approximately $200 million.

Michelle has 18 years of experience structuring financial transactions for charter schools, social service providers, and non-profit and for-profit real estate developers across New England and down the East Coast. Before joining BCC, she worked as an Assistant Vice President at Bay Bank of Boston, and before that at Management Sciences for Health, a Boston based nonprofit. Michelle also serves on the advisory committee to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge, the advisory group to CLF Ventures/MHIC Health Neighborhoods Equity fund, and on Massachusetts Grocery Access Task Force.

Michelle was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in History. She holds an MBA from Yale's School of Management.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3509

Finance

Andrew Chen

CFO Boston Community Capital
CEO WegoWise

Andrew Chen

Andrew joined Boston Community Venture Fund (BCVF) in 1998 as a Venture Officer to assist in the management of BCVF’s initial fund.  He is currently a Managing Director with continuing responsibilities for the Venture Fund’s two funds. As Chief Financial Officer for BCC, he is responsible for the financial management and budgeting efforts of the organization.   Andrew currently serves on the Board of Directors or actively monitors several of BCVF’s portfolio companies. He also serves as the CEO of WegoWise, Inc.

Prior to joining BCVF, Andrew headed an investment firm specializing in start-up companies in the advanced materials industry.  He was also a general partner in two real estate investment and development syndicates.

Andrew has a doctorate from MIT in Technology, Management and Policy, where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization. He also holds Master’s of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and The Johns Hopkins University, respectively. 

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3667

E. Matthew Gautieri

Matthew Gautieri is responsible for all financial management and accounting functions, including budgeting, investments, portfolio management, and financial reporting. Matt’s background in financial services and in real estate exceeds twenty years; he brings proven expertise in the field to his work at BCC. His experience in commercial banking informs his work as a financial officer in a community development financial institution.

Prior to joining BCC, Matt worked at FleetBoston Financial or its affiliates, most recently as Manager of Planning & Analysis in Fleet’s Small Business Services unit. He has also held positions in commercial real estate, financial analysis, and loan operations.

Matthew is a graduate of Fisher College.  

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3714

Jason Zhang

Senior Accounting Analyst

Jason Zhang

Jason Zhang joined Boston Community Capital in July 2014.  He is responsible for accounting operations such as A/P, A/R, loan portfolio management, financial reporting and forecasting.  Jason has more than ten years’ experiences in corporate accounting, financial analysis, fund operation and loan portfolio management.

Prior to joining Boston Community Capital, Jason worked at GL Capital Partner and Sachems Financial LLC as an Assistant Vice President in Finance.

Jason received his Bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and holds an MBA from Clark University.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5870

Investor Relations & Marketing

Jessica Brooks

Senior Vice President of Development & Communications

Jessica Brooks

Jess Brooks contributes a broad range of experiences in private, public and nonprofit arenas, based in both communications and in financial services. She works closely with our external constituents, maintaining relationships with our investors and donors, raising new funds to support our work, and organizing events that showcase our borrowers and portfolio companies and their work.

Jess came to Boston Community Capital from The New York Times where she was in charge of online community development and affiliate management. Her prior experience includes positions as a securities trader on Wall Street, and at Safe Horizon, a nonprofit organization providing services to battered women and other crime victims. Jess is former chair of the Boards of Directors for The Food Project, a local nonprofit that serves as a national model for engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture with locations in Dorchester, Lincoln and on the North Shore; the Boston chapter of Social Venture Partners; and Cascap, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing and support services for people with special needs.

She serves on the Brown University President's Committee on Relations with Tougaloo College and is a 2007 alumna of the Boston Center for Community and Justice's LeadBoston program. Jess is a graduate of Brown University.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3640

Samantha Asker

Development and Communications Coordinator

Samantha Asker

Samantha Asker is the Development and Communications Coordinator at Boston Community Capital, where she facilitates efficient communication with key stakeholders, including individual investors, institutional investors and donors. 

Prior to joining BCC, Samantha held an administrative and clerical role at North Atlantic Appraisal Management Company. She also brings experience in communications and operations, developed as an organizer of the 2013 Vermont City Marathon.

Samantha is a magna cum laude graduate of Saint Michael’s College, where she received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and English literature.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5872

Emily Kaminsky

Compliance Manager

Emily Kaminsky

Emily Kaminsky comes to Boston Community Capital with a diverse community economic development background with a focus on small business finance, nonprofit development, and grant management. At Boston Community Capital, Emily is responsible for maintaining compliance and completing required reporting for federal awards and institutional investments.

Prior to joining Boston Community Capital, Emily was the Director of Community Capital of Vermont, a community development financial institution providing micro and small business loans to low-income entrepreneurs in Vermont. In 2005, she was awarded SBA Financial Services Advocate of the Year for Vermont and New England. Previously, she was Program Officer at Counterpart International in Washington, D.C. providing programmatic support to entrepreneurship programs and partner nonprofits in the former Soviet Union. An active participant in community improvement projects, Emily was a founding board member of a food co-op initiative for downtown Barre, Vermont; a board member of the Central Vermont Community Land Trust; a founding member of the Metro Way Community Gardens; and a volunteer with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program providing assistance to Russian-speaking refugees.

She is a graduate of University of Rochester with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Russian Language and Literature. She received a Master’s of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in 2003 and has recently returned to SNHU part-time to obtain a Master’s in Accounting & Finance. 

Contact:

Direct 617.427.8600

Operations

Andrew Koh

Director of Operations

Andrew Koh

At Boston Community Capital, Andrew Koh is responsible for technology insurance, human resources, vendor and facility management leading strategic improvement projects linked to the growth of BCC and its lines of business.

Andrew brings to this position over 17 years of experience leading the operations of both professional and nonprofit groups through growth and transition phases. Prior to joining BCC, Andrew was a Product Manager & Account Manager with Dovetail Health and spent 10 years as the COO of ASV Technologies, a leading multi-national banking check fraud solution provider. Andrew also served as VP of Operations & Business Development for Itenki Health, an early-stage eHealth company.  He began his career as a healthcare and technology investment banker with Adams, Harkness & Hill, where he completed over 40 financial and strategic advisory engagements including M&A advisory services as well as public/private equity financings.

Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and has served on the Board of several Boston-area nonprofit organizations.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.4514

Michele Eldridge

Administrative Assistant

Michele Eldridge

Michele Eldridge is the Administrative Assistant at Boston Community Capital, where she assists with the day-to-day administrative responsibilities, conducts client intake calls, and schedules prequalification appointments. 

Before joining Boston Community Capital, Michele worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Michele attended Roxbury Community College and Northeastern University Boston.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.8600

Elisabeth Davis

Salesforce Project and Operations Manager

Elisabeth Davis

Elisabeth Davis is the Salesforce Project Manager/Operations Manager at Boston Community Capital, where she leads system implementation and administration. 

Over the past decade, Elisabeth has endeavored to improve capacity at mission-driven organizations. Previously, Elisabeth worked as a database administrator for youth program at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

She earned her bachelors with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Currently, she attends Boston University School of Management in pursuit of her MBA.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5852

Boston Community Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

President Boston Community Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

As Loan Fund President, Michelle has overall responsibility for the Loan Fund’s lending activities, including raising capital, staff training and supervision, production, financial management, building external relationships and new business lines, loan and portfolio monitoring, and social impact reporting. She directs Loan Committee meetings and reports on Loan Fund results to the BCC Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Loan Fund President she was Team Leader/ Senior Loan Officer. In this position she managed a four person lending team, a loan portfolio of approximately 100 loans and net loan exposure of approximately $200 million.

Michelle has 18 years of experience structuring financial transactions for charter schools, social service providers, and non-profit and for-profit real estate developers across New England and down the East Coast. Before joining BCC, she worked as an Assistant Vice President at Bay Bank of Boston, and before that at Management Sciences for Health, a Boston based nonprofit. Michelle also serves on the advisory committee to Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge, the advisory group to CLF Ventures/MHIC Health Neighborhoods Equity fund, and on Massachusetts Grocery Access Task Force.

Michelle was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in History. She holds an MBA from Yale's School of Management.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3509

Nora Bloch

Senior Loan Officer

Nora Bloch

Nora Bloch markets Boston Community Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrite loan requests, and conduct ongoing portfolio management, in a job partnership with Sarah Kitterman.  She brings experience in community development lending from commercial banking, as well as a thorough grounding in the nonprofit and public sectors.

Prior to joining BCC, Nora worked in a job share for ten years at Wainwright Bank on the Community Development Lending Team and then more recently at Eastern Bank after Eastern acquired Wainwright.  Prior to Wainwright, Nora worked in Fleet Bank’s nonprofit lending group. She has also held varied positions in the nonprofit and public sector.

Nora is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and holds a Master’s of Public and Private Management from Yale University.  Nora serves on the Finance Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and is the Treasurer of the Friends of the Escuela Rafaél Hernandez.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3565

Luis Matienzo

Loan Fund Operations Manager

Luis Matienzo

Luis Matienzo’s position has three components: Loan Administration, Information Management and Portfolio Management. He brings to his position expertise in construction loan management and information management.

Luis was most recently at Bank of America as an Information Officer for a $7 billion real estate loan portfolio. He also has experience at Bank of Boston and Fleet as an Operations Manager/ Team Leader and Loan Administrator for a $200 million real estate portfolio located in low and moderate income areas in New England, and at Fleet’s Community Development Bank.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3699

Michael Nilles

Senior Loan Officer

Michael Nilles

Mike Nilles markets BCC’s lending affiliate, Boston Community Loan Fund, to potential borrowers, underwrites loan requests, and conducts ongoing portfolio management.  In addition to financing affordable housing development, Mike currently focuses on community facilities for organizations such as community health centers and charter schools, in transactions that often involve providing leverage debt into New Markets Tax Credit structures. Mike has been with BCC since 1996, except for a period from 2001-2004 when he worked as a consultant in community-based financing and real estate development.

Before joining BCC, Mike worked in a middle-market commercial lending group at BayBank.

A graduate of Georgetown University and the Yale School of Management, Mike previously served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Seattle.  

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3676

Kathryn McHugh

Senior Loan Officer

Kathryn McHugh

Kathryn McHugh markets Boston Community Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrites loan requests, and conducts ongoing portfolio management.

Prior to joining the Loan Fund, Kathryn was a Program Officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation office in Providence; a housing development specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and a project manager for real estate development at CASCAP. Kathryn is a resident of Brookline and is an active volunteer on Boston and Massachusetts housing issues, especially with homeless groups. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and is a trustee for the Castle Square Tenants Organization’s Charitable Trust and the Jamaica Plain Housing Trust.  She also consults with the State of Massachusetts and various municipalities on their housing and homeless policies and programs.  Kathryn is currently the Assistant Treasurer to both the Lincoln School PTO and the Lincoln School Extended Day Program.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she also holds a Masters of Public Policy from Tufts University.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3608

Sarah Kitterman

Senior Loan Officer

Sarah Kitterman

Sarah Kitterman markets Boston Community Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrite loan requests, and conduct ongoing portfolio management, in a job partnership with Nora Bloch.  Sarah brings a broad perspective on community development, having worked in international markets as well as domestic.

Prior to joining BCC, Sarah worked for ten years at Wainwright Bank on the Community Development Lending Team and then more recently at Eastern Bank after Eastern acquired Wainwright. Prior to joining Wainwright Sarah worked in BankBoston’s Community Development group as a Loan Officer at First Community Bank.  Sarah also has extensive overseas experience working in the field of international development, in particular in Eastern Europe and Asia.

A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a MBA from Columbia University with a specialization in finance and nonprofit management.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5871

Mei See Law-Sandson

Loan Fund Portfolio Manager

Mei See Law-Sandson

Mei See Law-Sandson brings extensive experience in commercial banking to her role at Boston Community Capital. As Senior Portfolio Analyst, she works closely with borrowers, ensuring compliance with BCLF’s requirements after closing and assisting Loan Fund staff in portfolio management. She conducts site visits and annual status reviews.  Mei See also brings strong experience in credit analysis to the Loan Fund.

 Mei See’s experience previous to BCC includes a variety of capacities with multiple national lenders. She has experience in Community Development Lending, Relationship Management Lending and in Small Business Banking with Wainwright/Eastern Bank, First Republic Bank and Sovereign Bank, respectively.

Mei See is a graduate of Brown University.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5863

Sean O'Neill

Portfolio Analyst

Sean O'Neill

Bio coming soon. 

Contact:

Direct 617-933-5855

Energy Advantage Program (EAP)

DeWitt Jones

President BCC Solar Energy Advantage
President Boston Community Managed Assets

DeWitt Jones

DeWitt (Dick) Jones is Executive Vice President of Boston Community Capital and President of BCC’s Boston Community Managed Assets and BCC Solar Energy Advantage (SEA) affiliates.  He has served as a member of BCC’s leadership team since it was established in 1985 and is also a director of the Boston Community Venture Fund and Boston Community Loan Fund. Dick leads and oversees BCC’s sustainable development activities, including its Energy Advantage Program, renewable energy initiatives under SEA, and WegoWise. Under his leadership, SEA has developed approximately 2.4 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity on affordable housing developments and community facilities and is one of the largest third-party solar PV owners in the state.  Dick was a co-founder of WegoWise and has served as its board chair since it was established.

Prior to joining BCC, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group and served as a VISTA volunteer from 1980-1981.  He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and served on its board from 1988-1996 where he chaired its Financial Services and Public Affairs committees. From 1991-1998, Dick was co-owner and treasurer of Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory, a national industry leader located in Boston's inner-city.   He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students. 

Dick’s prior board experience includes serving as Board president of the Penikese Island School, a wilderness school for boys in trouble with the law, and as the treasurer of the Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional women’s business development center.  He has been appointed by Boston Mayor Menino to serve on the city’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee its Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing Finance.

Dick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Kennedy School of Government. He is a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2008, Dick and his wife, Viki Bok, received the City of Boston’s Green Residential Award.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3580

Emily Rochon

Director of Energy and Environmental Policy

Emily Rochon

As Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, Emily’s work focuses primarily on clean energy public policy discussions taking place at the local, state, and federal levels. She assists BCC in developing its solar and energy business, with the goal of ensuring that low-income communities are included in any sustainable energy model. 

Emily comes to BCC with extensive experience in environmental and energy policy and law.  She received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2013 and holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology from Providence College and Rhode Island College, respectively. 

Contact:

Direct 617-933-5858

Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods (SUN)

Sharon Shepard

COO SUN Initiative
Managing Director Venture Fund

Sharon Shepard

As COO of the SUN Initiative, Sharon Shepard is responsible for all SUN-related operations; as the Managing Director of the Boston Community Venture Fund, she is also charged with identifying, structuring, growing, monitoring and exiting investments. Shepard brings to BCC 13 years of venture capital and venture development experience as well as 16 years of broad industry operational experience, primarily in early stage and emerging growth high technology companies.

Prior to joining BCC, Sharon was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Consulting Services for Mass Ventures. As the CEO or senior manager of three technology-based start-up companies (Sensor Frame, Compunetix, Amerinex Applied Imaging), Sharon played a pivotal role in setting strategic direction, raising capital, developing new products, and designing and implementing operational plans. She was voted Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Pittsburgh business community.

Shepard also is an active business community member. She was the founder and Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh for many years. She has served on numerous non-profit boards including the MIT Enterprise Forum (national board), the MIT Alumni Association, the Pittsburgh High Technology Council, and the Western Mass Software Association. She also served as a Member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Student Affairs & Undergraduates. Shepard earned a Master’s of Science in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Contact:

Direct 413.253.9190

Ron McCormick

Customer Relations Liaison

Ron McCormick

As Customer Relations Liaison, Ron McCormick is responsible for customer relations and loan servicing for NSP Residential & AURA Mortgage clients.

Before joining BCC, Ron worked for a Burlington, MA based commercial leasing company and, prior to that, worked for a nonprofit student loan guarantor in Boston. He is a volunteer regional coordinator for HOPEworldwide, a nonprofit benevolent organization whose efforts include annual canvassing in Lawrence, Dorchester, Brockton, to educate residents on fire safety and prevention. 

Ron attended the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Contact:

Direct 617.427.3690

Danielle Hitchcock

Negotiator

Danielle Hitchcock

As negotiator, Danielle leverages her experience as a real estate attorney to negotiate the purchase of SUN properties from banks, which will in turn be sold back to the original occupants. She is also experienced in title work and assists in any title issues or rundowns as needed. Danielle serves on the loss mitigation team and is assisting with resolving delinquency issues.

Danielle earned her J.D. in Law from Suffolk University in 2004.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5881

Constance Delzant

Senior Negotiator

Constance Delzant

Constance Delzant negotiates short sales and purchases of Real Estate Owned properties with servicers and lenders. When necessary, she also negotiates debt settlements on behalf of SUN Initiative clients. Constance brings specialized experience in both law and housing counseling to bear on her position at SUN.

Prior to joining BCC, Constance worked as an attorney in France, licensed with the Paris Bar. In Paris, she had a strong litigation practice with a focus in contracts and real estate law. Most recently, Constance worked as a HUD approved Housing Counselor and Foreclosure Prevention Manager at the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) where she assisted over 400 homeowners requesting short sales, home loan modifications and other workouts under the US Treasury’s Making Home Affordable Program and/or investor guidelines.

Constance graduated in 2008 with a Master's of Banking and Financial Law (LL.M) and a concentration in Securities Transactions from Boston University School of Law, in addition to her licensing for her practice in Paris.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5875

Rachael Dorr

General Manager SUN Initiative

Rachael Dorr

As General Manager of SUN, Rachael manages the team of mortgage loan originators, processors, underwriters, negotiators, and loan closing staff. In addition, Rachael works with senior management on outreach and expanding the SUN model.

Prior to joining BCC, Rachael worked for nearly 30 years with the law firm Mintz Levin in their commercial real estate practice, working with clients on a wide variety of matters including affordable housing finance.

Rachael serves on the Board of Directors of Supportive Living, Inc., a nonprofit developer of housing for brain injury survivors, and is a Trustee of the Cambridge School of Weston, an innovative independent high school.

Rachael received her Bachelor’s degree from Reed College and attended Boston University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. Rachael also holds a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from Harvard University. Rachael’s Massachusetts mortgage loan officer license number is NMLS # 885200.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5873

Anne Marie LaSalvia

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer & SUN Compliance Manager

Anne Marie LaSalvia

Anne Marie LaSalvia is the SUN Compliance Manager and a Massachusetts licensed mortgage loan officer. As a Mortgage Loan Officer, she works to review and process client applications in the SUN Initiative. Anne also ensures that Aura Mortgage Advisors and the SUN Initiative meet regulatory standards for responsible and ethical mortgage lending.

Prior to joining BCC, Anne worked at Sovereign Bank as a Commercial Business Development Officer. Anne also worked at State Street Bank as both a Vice President in commercial lending and in the bank’s cash management group, and at Fleet Bank where she was a retail Branch Manager.. Anne is also a member of her town’s finance committee.

Anne graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work and has a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University. Anne’s Massachusetts mortgage loan officer license number is NMLS # 706660

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5882

Megan Reagon

Mortgage Loan Officer

Megan Reagon

Meg joined BCC in October 2014 as a Mortgage Loan Originator and Negotiator.  In this dual role, Meg assesses SUN Initiative applications and negotiates short sales and purchases. 

Before joining BCC, Meg originated home improvement loans at Worcester Community Housing Resources Inc.  Meg has served on the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance's Board of Directors as Clerk and was a member of the United Way of Central Massachusetts Women's Initiative, on which she served on the Community Investment and Financial Literacy Committees. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) and is a Master of Regional Planning Candidate, at UMass Amherst, with an expected fall 2014 graduation.  Meg’s Massachusetts mortgage loan officer license number is NMLS # 768474. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5854

Lauren Lowe

Mortgage Underwriter

Lauren Lowe

Lauren joined Boston Community Capital as a mortgage underwriter in October 2014.  In this role, she reviews loan applications and works closely with clients to ensure that their loans are structured to be appropriate and sustainable.  

Before joining Boston Community Capital, Lauren worked as an underwriter for several commercial lenders in loss mitigation and forensic underwriting. She also gained experience as a loan officer and purchase underwriter at the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA). She has also provided housing counseling and financial counseling services to low-income individuals through NACA and as a part of the Frederick County Department of Social Services housing division.  

Lauren graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland as a Bonner Scholar with a Bachelor's in Social Work and a Bachelor's in Music.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5862

Gary Finnegan

Mortgage Loan Officer

Gary Finnegan

Gary joined Boston Community Capital in April 2015. He is a licensed mortgage loan officer (NMLS # 1370029), having joined BCC as a client intake specialist. As an intake specialist, Gary conducted client intake phone calls and helped to schedule prequalification and loan application appointments. As a loan officer, Gary assesses applications from applicants to determine if they are eligible to repurchase their homes through the SUN Initiative.

Gary is a graduate of Boston College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Systems with a concentration in Finance. While in school, he volunteered his time to several community-based organizations, with the intention of impacting and changing his community in a positive way.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5877

Dan Phair

Negotiator

Dan Phair

As a negotiator, Dan works with individuals who have experienced temporary financial hardship to obtain relief from foreclosure and eviction.  He negotiates short sales and purchases of real estate owned (REO) properties from servicers and lenders which are then sold back to the occupant at fair market value using sustainable financing. Dan is also a member of the closing team.  He has a background in real estate title work and assists in resolving outstanding issues that may impact the closing. 

 Prior to joining BCC, Dan worked for several years as an immigration attorney and continues to volunteer with the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Military Assistance Program, which provides prop bono assistance with immigration-related issues to members of the military and their families. 

 Dan earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude in 2009.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5876

Justin DeAngelis

Negotiator

Justin DeAngelis

Justin DeAngelis joined Boston Community Capital and the SUN Initiative as a Negotiator in 2015. Justin negotiates the purchase of SUN residential properties with lenders and services, which are in turn sold back to their original occupants. He also works to resolve delinquency issues with current borrowers as a member of the Loss Mitigation team.

Prior to joining BCC, Justin practiced law at a firm representing consumer debtors in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, during which time he advocated for clients in court as they worked to resolve a wide variety of financial difficulties.  Also, Justin brings experience in mutual fund servicing, having maintained multiple positions at State Street Bank prior to and during law school.

He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in political science and attended Suffolk Law School, from which he graduated in 2013. While at Suffolk, Justin authored a paper that is pending publication in the Suffolk University Law Review.

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5885

Linda Diianni

Underwriter

Linda Diianni

Linda joined Boson Community Capital as an underwriter in August of 2015. In this role, she reviews loan applications and works closely with clients to ensure their loans are structured appropriately and are sustainable.

Before joining Boston Community Capital, Linda worked for several mortgage lenders as far back as 1989 and went on to become an attorney. Her law degree focused on Real Estate Law. During her internship at Neighborhood Legal Services in Lawrence, MA, she provided counseling to low-income families facing foreclosure and was introduced to BCC’s SUN Initiative.

Linda graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Juris Doctor from Massachusetts School of Law. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in June 2014. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5856

Bettina Carroll

Customer Relations Liaison

Bettina Carroll

Bio coming soon. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5879

Deana Kovacev

Customer Service Liaison/ Processor Trainee

Deana Kovacev

Deana joined Boston Community Capital and the SUN Initiative in January 2016. She is a Customer Service Liaison and is training as a Processor. Deana will also assist with inquiries as they come in, one of the first points of contact with clients, and help to schedule prequalification appointments.

Prior to working at Boston Community Capital, Deana held a position at Danvers High School as a Teaching Assistant. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) with minors in Education and Gender Studies and a focus on Equal Opportunity. While in school Deana was involved in many community-based projects, joining organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Rotaract Club. Through such work she was inspired to change and impact her community in a positive way. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5868

Jacqueline Hart

Intake Specialist / MLO Trainee

Jacqueline Hart

Jacqui joined BCC in January 2016 as an Intake Specialist and MLO Trainee. As Intake Specialist, Jacqui conducts client phone inquiries with homeowners seeking to save their homes from foreclosure through SUN. She helps these clients move along in the process by scheduling appointments to speak with loan officers. Jacqui is also training to become a licensed Mortgage Loan Officer for the SUN Initiative.

Jacqui is a recent graduate of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, concentrating in ethics and community. She brings six years of experience working for the Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester, where she focused on community outreach programs for the youth of the community, especially children aged 3-12 years old. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5860

Michel Dubois

Processor

Michel Dubois

Bio coming soon. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5878

Karyn Dauwer

Senior Underwriter & Processing/Underwriting Manager

Karyn Dauwer

Bio coming soon. 

Contact:

Direct 617.933.5857
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