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Our Leadership Team

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Board of Directors

Our Values

~ Compassion ~

~ Teamwork ~

~ Innovation ~

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Anthony Holland

Director

Anthony Holland is Principal of Ridgeley Advisors Ltd., where he advises large companies, high-profile individuals, and elected leaders as they navigate complex political challenges locally and abroad. His current clients include Amazon, Amazon Air, and the government of El Salvador. Before launching Ridgeley Advisors, Anthony was Senior Vice President at Actum LLC and Mercury Public Affairs, widely regarded as the top public affairs firm in the country. His client portfolio included Airbnb, Clean Energy Partners, the Atlanta Braves, Madison Square Garden, California Endowment, the County of Los Angeles, and the United Way. Anthony graduated from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies and holds a degree in Political Science from Cal Poly Pomona.

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Cara Kennedy-Cuomo

Director

Cara Kennedy-Cuomo currently works in the impact investing space at Necessary Ventures, a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in tech startups using software to solve trillion-dollar problems on a global scale. Her prior work experience spans a diverse array of organizations focused on sustainable development and investment, including Sahar Global Summits, 17 Asset Management, and Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Cara is also the founder of Boston Foods, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that sustainably delivers healthy groceries to low-income families. Cara is a graduate of Harvard University and is currently completing an MBA at Wharton. 

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Wemimo Abbey

Director

Wemimo Abbey is co-CEO and co-founder of Esusu Financial, Inc., a venture backed financial technology company that helps low-to moderate-income households use their on-time rent payments to build credit. Prior to Esusu, he created a global social venture that provided affordable access to clean water for over 250,000 people in eight emerging countries. In addition, he founded data analytics company Open Aid Initiative which was acquired in 2014. Wemimo’s early career included roles at Accenture, Goldman Sachs, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Beyond Esusu, Wemimo serves as a Queen’s Young Leader and member of the Royal Commonwealth Society. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and New York University. In 2020, Wemimo was recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and in 2021, he was selected by Goldman Sachs as one of its 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.

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Samir Goel

Director

Samir Goel is co-CEO and co-Founder of Esusu Financial, Inc., a financial technology platform unleashing the power of data to bridge the racial wealth gap and dismantle barriers to housing for working families. Prior to Esusu, Samir co-founded Transfernation, a nationally recognized non-profit that uses technology to direct excess food to underserved communities across New York City. Previously, Samir worked at LinkedIn across multiple functions, ultimately driving sales strategy and operations for a $500m business unit across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Samir has also worked at The United Nations and Venture for America. Samir’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC, USA Today, CNBC, Quartz, Fortune, Vice, Inc Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, Cheddar, and he was named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He holds a degree from New York University.

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Executive Director

Année Kim is an experienced senior business development executive with nearly 20 years of success in raising significant institutional capital for alternative strategy asset management firms. Her expertise includes residential and commercial real estate related investments, structured credit, distressed and fixed income strategies. Most recently, Année was the Head of Investments and Capital Markets at Landed, a mission driven fintech focused on shared appreciation down payment assistance. At Landed, in addition to raising capital, she designed and implemented investment, risk management and servicing processes. Prior to Landed, Année held Managing Director of Business Development positions at Axonic Capital, Realm Partners, Dune Real Estate, Strategic Value Partners, and Azimuth Trust. In 1996, Année left her career at Lehman Brothers fixed income department to create and manage the Patrons Program, a not-for-profit, adopt-a-school program to support inner city, New York, catholic elementary schools. Année successfully ran the Patrons Program for five years.

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