Leah Apgar serves as the Managing Director of Lending Programs at NJCC. Ms. Apgar joined NJCC as a Fellow in 2006 before being hired as a Lending Officer in 2007. In 2011, Ms. Apgar was promoted to Lending Team Leader for Housing and Healthy Communities. She is responsible for leading and overseeing business development, relationship management, and underwriting for the Lending program and has been instrumental in the design, capitalization and management specialized funds and projects.
A Lead New Jersey Fellow, Ms. Apgar was recognized for her contributions to the community development field when she received the ‘Rising Star Award’ from the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University. Ms. Apgar completed the Opportunity Finance Network’s Citi Leadership program for CDFI professionals.
Ms. Apgar holds dual bachelor degrees in Political Science/Economics and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Community and Economic Development from the Bloustein School.