Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer
Office: 717.393.2351 Direct: 717.869.5419 Email Joan
As Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer, Joan oversees fundraising & development, communications and impact evaluation of lending and loan operations. Joan is responsible for oversight of financial management and is a member of the Senior Loan Committee. Joan has more than 30 years of experience in finance and community development lending.
Her previous experience includes seventeen years in commercial banking where she was vice president for a regional bank, focusing on small business and community development lending, credit underwriting and loan administration. In addition she has more than seven years’ experience as a business owner, providing consulting services for the community development industry. Her background includes consumer and commercial lending, as well as management of community reinvestment activities for a multi-state market. Joan previously served as National Policy Chair of the board of directors of Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), a national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs). In 2011, Joan used her opportunity as a Baldwin Fellow, named by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, to study leadership skills for women in management. Joasn is also a 2008 recipient of Eastern Pennsylvania SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cedar Crest College, Pennsylvania.