Who's Who at NFF

Antony Bugg-Levine: CEO
Kristin Giantris: Managing Director, Advisory Services
Kelly Goff: Team Assistant
Norah McVeigh: Managing Director, Financial Services
Craig Reigel: Chief Financial Officer
Ivy So: Fellow
Jennifer Talansky: Managing Director, Knowledge & Impact


Scott Hackenberg: Senior Business Development Investment Officer 
Yan Li Jiang: Senior Associate
Jennifer Kawar: Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
Deborah Koski: Senior Lending Officer 
Will Lanier: Associate
Onika Lewis: Senior Associate, New Markets Tax Credits
Brenda Loya: Senior Business Development Officer 
Shawn Luther: Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Norah McVeigh: Managing Director, Financial Services
Gilda Moussazadeh: Senior Associate, Loan Administrato
Katherine Murtha: Senior Associate
Amanda Mwamuka: Senior Associate, Portfolio Management
Nancy Nichols: Manager, Closing Specialist
Iris Rodriguez: Coordinator 
David Streim: Manager, Investment Underwriting
Kristine Teaño: Associate Director, Portfolio Management 


Kristine Alvarez: Associate Director
Alice Richardson Antonelli: Director
Dana Archer-Rosenthal: Pay for Success Program Manager
Kimberly Bailey: Pay For Success Program Associate 
Rebekah Caton: Associate
Alexandra Chan: Manager
Jihye Choi: Fellow
Kate Crisalli: Business Development Manager
Jasson Crockett: Associate
Beth Doreian: Senior Associate
Alex Epps: Associate

Angela Francis: Associate Director
Kristin Giantris: Managing Director, Advisory Services
Kathleen Hegyesi: Coordinator
Rachel Heitler: Manager
Dominique Hugg: Coordinator
Casey Johnson : Associate
Brian Kellaway: Senior Associate
Claire Knowlton: Associate Director 
Peter Kramer : Associate Director 
Nima Krodel: Director
Jessica LaBarbera: Vice President
Martin Lenarz-Geisen: Coordinator
Sherr Lo: Manager
Alex McCray: Senior Associate
Sandi Clement McKinley: Vice President
Elise Miller: Senior Associate
Sonia Montoya: Senior Associate
Trishna Nath: Associate
Jina Paik: Associate Director
Renee Patey: Associate Director
William Pinakiewicz: Vice President


Tessa Borelli: Senior AssociateKnowledge & Communications
Katherine DeMallie: Senior Associate, Knowledge & Communications
Anjali Deshmukh: Director, Knowledge & Communications
Janet Genser: Coordinator, Knowledge & Impact/Finance & Administration
Sarah Goff: Survey Manager
Lee Goldin: Salesforce Manager|
James Schandall: IT Specialist
Jennifer Talansky: Managing Director, Knowledge & Impact

Anand Attavane: Controller, Finance & Administration
Andrea Briscoe: Vice President, Human Capital
Joanne Cheung: Senior Grant Accountant
Alissa Czasonis: Analyst, Operations
Janet Genser: Coordinator, Knowledge & Impact/Finance & Administration
Rubaith Ghani: Accounting Assistant
Emily Guthman: Vice President, Operations
Grisaldy Lantigua: Pay for Success Grant and Operations Senior Associate
Hansol Na: Associate, Finance & Administration
Melanie Ng: Associate, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
Craig Reigel: Chief Financial Officer
Jeremiah Rosario: Office Assistant
Margaret Ross-Martin: Pay For Success Finance & Operations Analyst
Ariana Sainez: Human Capital Associate
Karen Tang: Manager of Operations

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Selected Biographies
Antony Bugg-Levine
(Photo credit: Jai Catalano)



Antony Bugg-Levine: CEO
Antony Bugg-Levine is the CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary that unlocks the potential of mission-driven organizations through tailored investment, strategic advice, and accessible insights. In this role, he oversees more than $340million of investment capital and a national consulting practice, and works with a range of philanthropic, private sector and government partners to develop and implement innovative approaches to financing social change. Mr. Bugg-Levine writes and speaks on the evolution of the social sector and the emergence of the global impact investing industry. He is the co-author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference (Wiley, 2011). 

As a Managing Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Bugg-Levine designed and led the initiative, Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing. He is the founding board chair of the Global Impact Investing Network and convened the 2007 meeting that coined the phrase “impact investing.” 

Previously, Mr. Bugg-Levine was the country director for Kenya and Uganda for TechnoServe, a nongovernmental organization that develops and implements business solutions to rural poverty. Earlier in his career, as a consultant with McKinsey, he advised Fortune 100 clients in the financial services and health care sectors, and helped develop new frameworks for incorporating social dynamics into corporate strategy. He is an associate adjunct professor in the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. He is also a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Alice Richardson Antonelli: Director
Alice Antonelli, Director, joined the Philadelphia Office in 2002, and is responsible for leading consulting services initiatives, which include playing a lead role in delivery and product development; cultivating and managing client relationships; and teaching workshops and seminars. Alice was also a part of the NFF lending team, responsible for business development and underwriting loans. Prior to NFF, she worked at JPMorgan Chase as VP for the Community Development Corporation. She served as a member of the board of Narberth Presbyterian Church, and is serving as a member of the Audit Committee of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia. Alice has also served as a grant panelist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and faculty for the NeighborWorks America Training Institute. Alice has an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a BS from St. Lawrence University, and is a PQAS-certified (Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System) instructor.

Dana Archer-Rosenthal: Pay for Success Program Manager
Dana Archer-Rosenthal joined NFF as the Pay for Success (PFS) Program Manager in December 2014. In this capacity, she manages the design and delivery of a federally-funded grant making initiative to support the structuring of PFS funding arrangements across the United States. Previously, she was a Senior Program Officer at the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City for nearly four years where she made grants for workforce development and housing programs. She has also worked as a consultant to public and private economic and community development organizations, and as a government grants coordinator for Rainforest Alliance. Dana has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Vassar College and a master’s degree in city planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proud native and current resident of Brooklyn, NY.

Tessa Borelli: Senior Associate
Tessa is a Senior Associate in the Knowledge and Communications department, and contributes to NFF’s communications, marketing and social media. Prior to joining Knowledge and Communications, she provided operational and programmatic support to Advisory Services in the San Francisco and Los Angeles sites. Outside of NFF, Tessa has served as the Associate Director of Admission at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to recruit young musicians to one of the nation’s premier conservatories. She also worked for the Youth Leadership Institute as a Training Coordinator, Human Resources Liaison and Assistant to the Vice President of Community Based Programs. Tessa holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in New York and a Master of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 

Rebekah Caton: Associate
Rebekah Caton is an Associate on the Advisory Services team that guides initiatives through the design, project management, and delivery processes. In her operations role, she is responsible for Advisory Services reporting and data integrity. Her client-facing work includes administration of the Building For the Future program for a portfolio of long-term facility grantees. She also manages NFF’s National Webinar Series. Prior to NFF, Rebekah worked as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) instructor with Peace Corps Madagascar and as the Web and Audio Editor for PennSound, an audio poetry archive. In the evenings, Rebekah serves as an Adjunct Professor of Malagasy at the University of Pennsylvania, her alma mater.

Alissa Czasonis: Analyst
Alissa is an Analyst on the Operations team. In this role she supports the operational health of the organization and takes on a variety of responsibilities ranging from board governance, business processes and systems, compliance and organizational development. Prior to NFF, Alissa gained experience as a proposal and report writer for Opportunity International and as an Operations Manager for a property management company in Chicago. Alissa graduated cum laude with a BS in Business and concentration in International Business from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois and earned her Masters in International Development from the University of Bath in Bath, United Kingdom. Outside of the office, Alissa enjoys travel, air shows, golf and ultimate frisbee and you can catch her most Sunday afternoons enjoying a run in Prospect Park.

Katherine DeMallie: Senior Associate
Katie is a Senior Associate on the Knowledge & Communications team in New York and contributes to NFF’s communications, marketing, and knowledge-building projects, including support of the annual State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. Katie previously worked in grant writing and communications at the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and has a range of experiences with development, policy, and research organizations in the United States and Europe. She received a Dual Degree MPA from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris and a BA from Vassar College.

Anjali Deshmukh: Director
Anjali is Director of Knowledge & Communications at Nonprofit Finance Fund. She is responsible for writing, editing, graphic design, and project management for NFF's public media, including research reports, articles, blogs, and marketing documents. Previous to NFF, she held a variety of communications-related positions, including working as a writer at LaPlaca Cohen, a marketing firm specializing in services to cultural institutions, and as an Americorps Vista volunteer at the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. She received her BA from Amherst College and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a Fulbright Scholar in Fine Arts and continues to be involved in the arts; her work can be viewed at anjalideshmukh.com.

Beth Doreian: Senior Associate
Beth is a Senior Associate on NFF’s Advisory Services team, based in the Boston office. Beth delivers customized client consultations and workshops, including business model assessments, capitalization planning and financial literacy coaching. With a background in both financial management and lending, Beth has played a leadership role in NFF’s impact investing advising, helping foundations design and implement investment programs that augment their social missions. Prior to NFF, Beth was Director of Finance and Administration at Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development and Controller at Root Capital. At Root Capital, Beth began her tenure during this social investment fund’s start-up phase, and over five years, was intimately involved with scaling the organization’s work and planning for rapid growth. Beth holds an MBA from Simmons College and a BS in Economics and Mathematics from Muhlenberg College.​

Alex Epps: Associate
Alex Epps is an Associate in Advisory Services based in NFF’s Boston office. He previously participated in a one-year fellowship with NFF, during which he provided data analysis capacity for several projects. Alex primarily investigated the landscape of early childhood education providers in Philadelphia to aid foundations in better understanding and using financial data to inform strategic grant-making. Prior to joining NFF, Alex worked in impact assessment on the frontier of social banking for three years at Root Capital, a nonprofit agricultural lender working with rural farmers in Latin America and Africa. Alex has also filmed a grant-funded documentary on the institutionalization of peace culture in Costa Rica. He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.

Angela Francis: Associate Director
Based in Philadelphia, Angela is an Associate Director on the Advisory Services team that guides client work through the design, project management, and delivery processes. Her time is split between client-facing work and Advisory Services operations, including the refinement of our CRM platform, development of initiative management protocols, and the assessment of our client outcomes. Angela works to further disseminate our research and insights by drafting reports and blog posts for the field. Prior to NFF, she was a grantwriter at Isles, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation engaged in a broad range of neighborhood revitalization activities. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, she holds degrees in Advertising and Women’s Studies. Outside of NFF, Angela serves as on the board of directors at Spiral Q Puppet Theater and as an advisory board member for Public Herald.

Kristin Giantris: Managing Director 
Kristin Giantris is a Managing Director at Nonprofit Finance Fund and directs NFF’s national Advisory Services practice.  She leads the design of innovative funding and financing initiatives, oversees the development and delivery of consulting products and services for NFF’s nonprofit clients and manages business development and relationships with a number of strategic, national partners.  Kristin’s professional experience combines over 20 years of economic development and debt financing in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors.  Prior to joining NFF, Kristin was a Vice President at Citigroup Global Markets in debt origination.  She came to Citigroup after an initial career in the nonprofit sector, where she managed technical assistance programs supporting agriculture and agribusiness development for an international nonprofit organization, Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance.  Kristin earned a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from Kenyon College.

Sarah Goff: Survey Manager
Sarah manages NFF’s The State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. Previously she has managed a diverse portfolio of nonprofit survey research projects; the intersection of research, policy, and advocacy is her intellectual home and happy place. Sarah has spent over a decade in NYC’s public sector, primarily focusing on youth development and family services, social policy, and advocacy. She has worked at leading nonprofits including Educational Alliance, The Door, Mentoring USA, The Family Center, and the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant, and has participated in fellowship programs Education Pioneers and NYU’s Future Emerging Leaders in Public Service. She holds an MS in Public Policy from the New School.

Lee Sanger Goldin: Salesforce Manager
Lee Sanger Goldin serves as NFF's Salesforce Manager in New York. In this role, Lee is responsible for maintaining and supporting NFF's Salesforce CRM platform. In addition to these administrative duties, Lee functions as a project manager for all Salesforce-related development initiatives, supervising the Salesforce development pipeline and coordinating with 3rd party developers and other vendors. Lee also creates and delivers a wide variety of training materials for NFF staffers. Prior to joining NFF in 2014, Lee worked as a Salesforce Administrator and Service Delivery Supervisor in the solar power industry for 3 and a half years. A fervent supporter of the performing arts, Lee spent the first 3 years of his professional career as an arts educator and has written and produced numerous original works. Lee is proud to support NFF's mission of advocating for social good through impact investing.

Emily Guthman: Vice President
Emily is Vice President of Operations. In this role, Emily provides operational and administrative leadership, ensuring that the systems, processes, reporting, and physical operations of the organization are mission-aligned and performing at the highest levels of excellence. She was previously responsible for NFF’s efforts around strategic initiative development and design. Emily’s professional experience includes 15 years of program design and operations management in the nonprofit and public sectors. Prior to joining NFF, Emily worked at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) where she managed federal funding operations and was responsible for government development efforts. She has also worked as a funder at the Fannie Mae Foundation, as well as in local government with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Emily holds a BA from Emory University, a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California, and a certificate in leadership from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Yan Li Jiang: Senior Associate
Yan is a Senior Associate in Financial Services, responsible for underwriting and structuring loans to nonprofit organizations with a variety of financing needs including working capital, facility acquisition, construction, and leasehold improvements. Yan also supports business development by serving as the initial contact for all inquiries and assessing viability of loan requests. Prior to joining NFF in 2013, Yan was a Portfolio Manager at the Fund for the City of New York, and provided financial management support to various nonprofit organizations. Previously, she served as a Senior Loan Consultant at Accion USA, a microfinance organization that provides loans to small businesses in the US. She has also worked in the small business support sector, supporting small businesses in New York City access loans and delivering financial training with the NYC Business Solutions center. Yan earned her BA in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Casey Johnson: Associate
Casey is an Associate on the Western Region Advisory Services Team. In this role, she supports and leads customized engagements with both funders and nonprofits, including financial analysis, business model assessment and repositioning, and grantmaking/grantee evaluation projects. Casey also regularly presents financial literacy workshops and trainings to nonprofits, their boards, and funders. Prior to joining NFF, Casey gained experience working for both nonprofits as well as banking and consulting firms. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics from Tufts University.

Jennifer Kawar: Vice President, Chief Investment Officer 
Jennifer Kawar is Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and is based in San Francisco. She leads the business development and loan origination activities for NFF’s Financial Services practice, as well as developing strategies and partnerships to increase the flow of capital to the social sector. Before joining NFF in 2009, Jennifer worked in a variety of roles in the mainstream of financial services, including as a securities analyst, business development officer, credit administrator and portfolio manager for financial institutions including Bank of America, GE Capital and TIAA-CREF. She received an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and dual undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley.

Brian A. Kellaway: Senior Associate 
Brian is a Senior Associate on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Advisory Services team. Brian contributes to the mission of NFF through the delivery of financial and organizational analysis and consulting for the nonprofits and philanthropic leaders NFF serves. Prior to joining NFF in 2014, Brian worked as a Program Manager for a workforce development and education program in South Los Angeles where he designed and implemented career and post-secondary transition programming in support of out-of-school youth. He also served as a community health and sustainable infrastructure volunteer for the Peace Corps in Central America. Brian holds a BA in both Political Science and Public Administration from Elon University, and an MA in Public Administration with a Graduate Certification in Nonprofit Management from California State University, Northridge.

Claire Knowlton: Associate Director
Claire Knowlton, Associate Director in Advisory Services, will oversee NFF’s work in Los Angeles and Southern California with nonprofits, funders and other partners to build the financial health of the region’s social sector.  Prior to joining NFF, she was executive director of a community-based art center in Los Angeles for eight years, where she brought the organization from financial distress to a model of excellence in programming and organizational management.  Ms. Knowlton also worked as an independent auditor for nonprofit organizations. She is co-founder and board president of The Life You Can Save, a nonprofit committed to ending extreme poverty by directing philanthropic dollars to the most effective solutions. She teaches financial accounting courses to nonprofit leaders through the Center for Nonprofit Management. 

Peter Kramer: Associate Director 
Peter is an Associate Director on the National Advisory Services team. He staffs and manages a number of special projects and initiatives, as well as local advisory services engagements. Most recently, Peter played key roles in developing, testing, and now enhancing and promoting NFF’s new data analysis platforms.  He also manages the Boston-based Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits, a funder collaborative that supports technical assistance for nonprofit collaborations and mergers. Peter spent a year in NFF’s Capital Partners division and previously worked for El Pomar Foundation, a private foundation focused on philanthropy and leadership development in the state of Colorado. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently serves on the Young Advisory Board and Finance Committee of Brooke Charter Schools.

Nima Krodel: Director
Nima is a Director in Chicago. She advises NFF’s clients on growth, capitalization, business model restructuring, strategic financial planning and Social Impact Bonds/Pay For Success efforts. Previously, she managed NFF’s New England and Western Region Financial Services business development and loan underwriting. Prior to joining NFF, Nima worked for Goldman Sachs in the Municipal Finance and Infrastructure Group, where she covered non-profit healthcare and government clients. Nima has served on numerous boards and committees, including co-chair for Northern California Grantmakers Emergency Loan Fund, the career development committee of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and finance committee member of Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national health policy nonprofit. Nima received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.

Jessica LaBarbera: Vice President
Jessica serves as Vice President, Strategic Innovation at Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) and in that role primarily focuses on supporting evolutions in the social impact investing space in addition to managing special initiatives and leading strategic consulting work with nonprofit clients. She has also served as NFF’s California Market Director leading program growth and product delivery in California and overseeing initiatives statewide.  Previously, she was a Vice President at Citi Community Capital, a division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., where she provided structured financing and relationship management to national nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) clients. Jessica has also served as a consultant to municipal government social service agencies, nonprofit advocacy organizations and direct service providers. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia.

Onika Lewis: Senior Associate, New Markets Tax Credits
Onika Lewis joined NFF as a NMTC Senior Associate. In this role, she will oversee compliance and monitoring of our $231 million NMTC portfolio of 26 transactions ranging from Boston to Hawaii. Onika has demonstrated a strong commitment to development finance and urban communities not only through her professional career, including work with New Jersey Community Capital and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, but also in her current pursuit of a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs at Hunter College.

Brenda Loya: Senior Business Development Officer
Brenda is Senior Business Development Investment Officer in the Financial Services Division. Brenda is responsible for driving business growth and building partnerships that will generate a quality pipeline of financial products for the eastern region. Prior to joining NFF in 2014, Brenda was at Citi Community Capital where she originated and structured community development lending and equity solutions. Investments included real estate funds, impact investing funds, as well as structured loan funds. Brenda began her professional career in technology managing client relationships and driving IT strategy projects at BearingPoint and at Dell Latin America. Brenda is committed to educational social justice and has sat on several boards and committees. She currently sits on the board of Masa, a New York nonprofit focused on educational attainment for underserved students of Mexican descent. Brenda has an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.

Shawn Luther: Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Shawn Luther is Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at NFF, responsible for overseeing credit and risk management functions for NFF’s financing portfolios, and supporting the development of new financial products and strategies. As Director of Asset Management at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), he managed a $150 million loan portfolio and served as a member of LISC’s credit committee, and as Associate General Counsel in LISC’s Legal department, he closed loans and New Markets Tax Credit investments in support of community revitalization efforts. Previously, he counseled underwriters and issuers of tax-exempt housing bonds, as well as parties to asset-based lending transactions. Mr. Luther is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the State of University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.

Sandi Clement McKinley: Vice President
Sandi Clement McKinley is Vice President of Advisory Services and is responsible for leading the delivery team of NFF consultants across the country and ensuring that NFF’s advice and insights are relevant and accessible to foundation and nonprofit clients. Sandi has served in leadership roles for organizations such as the Institute of Contemporary Art, American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Immediately prior to joining NFF she provided strategic and philanthropic advice to major foundations, family offices, corporate foundations and their grantees. Sandi has a passionate interest for nonprofit finance and for helping funders and nonprofits deploy and use capital more effectively. Sandi is faculty member at the Simmons School of Management, active in the nonprofit community, serves on several nonprofit boards and regularly speaks and writes about the role of nonprofit institutions in the community.

Norah McVeigh: Managing Director, Financial Services
Norah is Managing Director, Financial Services. In this role she is responsible for NFF’s investing products which include on and off balance sheet lending, New Market Tax Credits, credit enhancement and asset-building products. She manages staff that oversee financing from origination to portfolio management.  Her portfolio includes a $60 million loan portfolio, and a $231 million NMTC portfolio, among others. She is also responsible for the capitalization, raising investment capital and managing investor relations. Working across the organization she helps develop and operationalize new impact investing products and key partnerships.  Before joining NFF in 1993, she worked at the Housing Development Fund in Stamford, Connecticut. Previously, she worked for International Voluntary Services, where, among other positions, she administered a program in Ecuador that provided assistance to rural communities. Norah holds a Masters in Public and Private Management from The Yale School of Management and a BS from Georgetown University.

Nancy Nichols: Manager, Closing Specialist 
Nancy is a Manager, Loan Closing Specialist in the Financial Services department at NFF and specializes in the preparation and review of loan documentation and the closing of lending transactions.  Nancy spent several years in the Commercial Real Estate Department of Fried, Frank where she supervised the real estate paralegals in complex commercial transactions. She became interested in nonprofit work when she volunteered to become involved in a pro bono project undertaken by the firm that involved the capturing of the historical record of the conflict in Liberia from Liberian refugees for The Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In addition, Nancy worked as a paralegal for Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation, the owner of Loews Movie Theatres. She has a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from New York University and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a degree in Zoology. She enjoys studying human anatomy and physiology and is a certified Personal Trainer, presently studying athletic training. 

Jina Paik: Associate Director
Jina Paik joined Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) in 2008. As Associate Director of Advisory Services, Jina oversees NFF’s Metropolitan New York region in the delivery of strategic financial advisory services and manages business development, funder initiatives, and relationship building across the market. As a senior consultant, Jina leads advisory engagements that help nonprofits with business plans, management tools, needs assessments and financial management coaching. Jina brings over fifteen years experience in both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, including the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Helene Fuld Health Trust. In addition to her work at NFF, Jina is a Finance Committee member of DanceNYC, which serves New York City’s dance community through advocacy, research and convenings. Jina holds an M.S. from the Milano Graduate School in Urban Policy Analysis where she was awarded the Kaplan Leadership Award for Excellence, and a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.

William Pinakiewicz: Vice President
In his work at NFF, Bill specializes in developing innovative strategic financial management services and initiatives that support expanded capital access and advance financial sustainability in the nonprofit sector. Bill is a senior member of the NFF team that is helping to build the system-wide capacity in the U.S. social sector that is required for outcomes-driven, Pay-for-Success financing approaches, such as the Social Impact Bond. Bill was a featured member of the panel on Pay for Success Readiness at the Pay for Success: Investing in What Works convening that NFF co-hosted with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in 2011. He speaks and writes extensively on nonprofit finance topics such as: strategies for collaboration in the nonprofit sector, the Pay-for-Success financing model and impact investing. Bill did his undergraduate work at Williams College, holds both M.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Columbia University and   brings 20 years of finance and capital markets experience from his career in investment banking and private banking in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa to his work in the nonprofit sector. 

Craig Reigel: Chief Financial Officer
Craig is Chief Financial Officer. He joined NFF after serving as a project based consultant to the nascent Capital Partners business for over a year. The core of his work is attracting essential patient capital to high potential nonprofits, improving the allocation of capital within the sector. Craig comes to NFF with a long history of solving the dilemmas of growth in diverse environments. He has been a consultant to for-profit industry leaders, both with Bain & Company and independently, advising on a variety of strategic, operational, and organizational issues. In seven years as a principal in Datagraph Systems, Inc. he has taken a small business delivering performance management tools literally from the basement to international success. Twice an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has earned both a B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

David Streim: Manager, Investment Underwriting
David is a Manager in Financial Services, responsible for structuring and underwriting loans to finance a variety of client needs, including working capital, real estate acquisition, construction, and leasehold improvements. Before joining NFF in 2014, he was the Portfolio Manager at Opportunity Finance Network, underwriting and monitoring loans to CDFIs to support their financing programs. In addition to his work in the community development field, David is a pianist, performing frequently in the Philadelphia area. He received a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Talansky: Managing Director
Jen is Managing Director, Knowledge & Impact, responsible for NFF’s strategies and activities on thought leadership, marketing, press and social media. As part of NFF’s knowledge sharing mandate, her team conducts NFF’s annual State of the Sector survey, which gathers and shares data on the challenges and financial condition of thousands of nonprofits. Previously, Jen held marketing, branding and sales roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Partnerships for Parks, Hearst Magazines Brand Development, and JP Morgan’s Private Client Group. She earned a BA in English Literature from Duke University and an MS in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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NFF Board of Directors

Maria E. Blair 
NFF Board Chair

Jim Bildner 
Managing Partner
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Antony Bugg-Levine
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Audrey Choi
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Global Sustainable Finance

Andrew B. Cohn
NFF Board Secretary
Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. 

Stephen DeBerry
Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Bronze Investments

David J. Erickson
Director, Center for Community Development Investments
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Tessie Guillermo
President and CEO

Lisa Hall
Managing Director of Impact Investing
Anthos Asset Management

Kimberly Johnson

Henry A. J. Ramos
CEO and President
Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Ruth Salzman 
The Russell Berrie Foundation

David Vollmayer
NFF Board Treasurer
Liberator Management Company, LLC


Clara Miller
Clara Miller founded NFF in 1980,
and held the role of President & CEO through February 2011.