Senior Management

Wayne Meyer
President
wmeyer<at>njclf.com
Ext. 308/333

Mr. Meyer became President of New Jersey Community Capital in May 2009, after serving on its Board of Directors for the preceding two years. As President, Mr. Meyer provides leadership, establishes strategy, raises funds, and promotes and advocates for policy change on behalf of NJCC, its borrowers, and the residents of its target communities. Under his leadership, NJCC has experienced a period of tremendous growth. Key accomplishments include spearheading a new strategic vision for NJCC, including creating a more comprehensive approach to revitalizing whole neighborhoods; helping shape a new model of community development that leverages the bulk purchase of troubled mortgages and foreclosed properties; increasing capital under management; guiding NJCC to chartered membership in NeighborWorks America; and earning NJCC a CARS (CDFI Assessment and Rating System) rating.

An attorney and CPA, Mr. Meyer brings to his position over 20 years of private sector real estate experience. Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Meyer spent nine years as the Housing Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. (HANDS), where he was responsible for all of the organization’s real estate development and financing activities. While at HANDS, he led the formation of Operation Neighborhood Recovery and the bulk purchase of 47 nonperforming mortgages in distressed Essex County neighborhoods, an initiative that led to the creation and subsequent acquisition by NJCC of the Community Asset Preservation Corporation.

As a recognized leader in the community development industry, Mr. Meyer serves on numerous committees and panels focused on affordable housing, community stabilization, and community development, including NeighborWorks America’s Community Stabilization Advisory Committee, the JPMorgan Chase Community Advisory Board, and the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board for the Southern New Jersey Market. Mr. Meyer holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College. He is a graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development fellowship program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has studied urban planning at the graduate level at New York University.

Marie Mascherin
Chief Lending Officer
mmascherin<at>njclf.com
Ext. 209

After serving on its Board of Directors for nine years, Ms. Mascherin joined New Jersey Community Capital as Chief Lending Officer in November 2008. As Chief Lending Officer, Ms. Mascherin is responsible for managing, developing, maintaining, and administering all of NJCC’s loan and investment programs and lending strategies. Her primary duties include managing production goals, new product development, borrower relationships, budgeting, portfolio performance, and problem loans. Ms. Mascherin brings to this position over 25 years of commercial banking and real estate mortgage lending experience, including seven years as Vice President of FHA lending at Capmark Finance Inc. (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage), where she was responsible for management of the regional loan production office specializing in FHA-insured multifamily and senior housing lending. Other prior experience includes executive vice president positions at both DVI Mortgage Funding, Inc. and Quaker Capital, L.P.

Ms. Mascherin is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow; a member of the New Jersey Advisory Board for Community Reinvestment Fund; a member of Opportunity Finance Network’s Market Conditions Committee; the current Chair of the American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School’s Board of Directors; and a founding board member and former Treasurer of the Eastern Lenders Association. A New Jersey Real Estate Licensed Agent, Ms. Mascherin holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Seton Hall University.

Jacki Robinson
Chief Financial Officer
jrobinson<at>njclf.com
Ext. 213

Ms. Robinson joined New Jersey Community Capital as Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. In this position, Ms. Robinson is a key member of the leadership team, responsible for the financial stewardship of the organization as well as with providing the President with strategic guidance. With more than two decades of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Jacki brings to NJCC a very strong financial background. Most recently, Jacki served for more than six years as CFO and Portfolio Manager at E+Co, a “triple bottom line” non-profit organization located in Bloomfield, New Jersey that provides investment capital and business development services to overseas clean energy entrepreneurs and other developing businesses.

Prior to working at E+Co, Jacki strengthened her knowledge about issues facing urban communities in New Jersey by serving as Director of Finance for the YMCA of Eastern Union County, where her financial oversight included utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits to structure development and construction of a new apartment complex. Her private sector background includes experience at AT&T, where she held numerous positions including District Manager, and as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. Jacki earned her Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Hampton University.

Mark Munley
Chief Investment Officer
mmunley<at>njclf.com
Ext. 215

Mr. Munley joined New Jersey Community Capital as its Chief Investment Officer in April 2012. As Chief Investment Officer, he serves as NJCC’s point person for the ReStart initiative and the other bulk purchase efforts that constitute the organization’s ground-breaking new anti-foreclosure programs. In addition, his responsibilities include overseeing NJCC’s investment efforts in the Community Asset Preservation Corporation, assisting the President and the NJCC team in developing key aspects of the organization’s strategic plan, identifying new capital resources, and structuring innovative programs and financial instruments that align with NJCC’s overall mission.

Mr. Munley possesses over 30 years of private and public sector experience in the fields of real estate development and urban planning. He has served on three separate occasions as the Director of the Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce for Jersey City. A State of New Jersey licensed Professional Planner, he has also managed his own urban planning firm. Mr. Munley holds an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Jorge Cruz
Chief External Affairs Officer
jscruz<at>njclf.com
Ext. 412

Mr. Cruz joined the New Jersey Community Capital team as the NJCC’s first ever Chief External Affairs Officer in September 2017.  As a member of the executive team, Mr. Cruz will oversee resource development, investor relations, government relations, communications, and impact reporting for NJCC. 

Mr. Cruz brings more than 20 years of experience to NJCC, including an extensive background working with nonprofits, resource development, grant writing, fundraising, neighborhood planning and development, and real estate development. He comes to NJCC from Jewish Renaissance (JR), a Middlesex County-based, multi-purpose nonprofit. His prior work experience also includes serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation (now known as the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation), President of the Bruno Group, and Aide to the Mayor of the City of Perth Amboy. Jorge is a frequent speaker, coach and trainer on wide range of topics in nonprofit and public sector management.

He serves on several boards and commissions, including the Center for Nonprofits and gubernatorial appointments to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Prevention Advisory Council and New Jersey Policy Academy to End Homelessness.  Jorge is a Founding Board Member of the Academy for Urban Leadership (AUL), a Perth Amboy-based charter school.  With an undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey, Jorge has also completed several fellowships and continuing education in urban planning and nonprofit and public sector management. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition.

Peter Grof
Deputy to the President
pgrof<at>njclf.com
Ext. 406

Mr. Grof joined New Jersey Community Capital in 2009 and serves as Deputy to the President. As Deputy, he provides essential support to the President by managing relationships with funders and partners; coordinating responses to external requests; and overseeing special projects.

Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Grof spent time as both a Wachovia Bank/Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholar for the City of Newark and an AmeriCorps VISTA member working for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Mr. Grof holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Community Development from Rutgers University.

David Bloomberg
Vice President, Portfolio Management & Compliance
dbloomberg<at>njclf.com
Ext. 107

Mr. Bloomberg joined New Jersey Community Capital in May 2009 and assumed the position of Vice President of Portfolio Management & Compliance in January 2011. In his current position, Mr. Bloomberg supports senior management and lending staff in the delivery of financial products and services to NJCC’s client base. His primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of NJCC’s loan policies and procedures. To ensure adherence to these policies and procedures, Mr. Bloomberg also monitors pre-closing lending activities, post-closing quality assurance and exception reporting, and portfolio monitoring and reporting.

Mr. Bloomberg brings to this position over 14 years of experience in the commercial banking sector and 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. His banking experience includes nine years in asset based lending, coupled with five years of commercial loan review and field examination experience. Mr. Bloomberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rider University. He also attended Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma and received certification as an Asset Based Lending Field Examiner.

Jeffrey Crum
Director of Real Estate
jcrum<at>njclf.com
Ext. 501/331

Mr. Crum joined Community Asset Preservation Corporation in August 2011 as its Director of Real Estate. Mr. Crum oversees the implementation of CAPC’s neighborhood stabilization strategies, including the identification of scattered site housing opportunities; arrangement of bulk purchase property acquisitions; expansion of funding sources; establishment of cross-sector redevelopment partnerships; and analysis of exit strategies for acquired properties. Prior to joining CAPC, Mr. Crum was the Vice President of Real Estate at Real Estate Advisory and Development Services (now Build with Purpose), where he oversaw $50 million in community facilities development. Mr. Crum also served as Director of Real Estate for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation, where he managed site acquisitions, financing, municipal approvals, and construction oversight.

Mr. Crum holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America and a Master of Public Policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. A member of the Leadership New Jersey Class of 2008, Mr. Crum is active with a number of community and religious organizations throughout New Jersey and New York, including Greater Brunswick Charter School where he is a member of the Board of Directors.

Howard Banker
Director of Housing Finance
hbanker<at>njclf.com
Ext. 341

Mr. Banker joined New Jersey Community Capital as Director of Housing Finance in April, 2014. As a member of senior management, Mr. Banker is primarily responsible to organize and implement single family mortgage banking platforms to counseled LMI borrowers using investment/partnership structures with mission aligned institutions.  Howard brings over 35 years of nonprofit lending and community development experience and most recently was the Executive Director of the Fair Mortgage Collaborative.

Mr. Banker has served national or state-based CDFI nonprofit intermediaries, loan counseling organizations and banks including: Opportunity Finance Network (EVP Lending); All AHEAD (Executive Director); Bank of NY Mortgage Company (Special Projects, NJ Mortgage License); Low Income Investment Fund (NY Director); Parodneck Foundation (COO, NY Mortgage License) and Neighborhood Housing Services of America (Dir., 1st Mortgage Lending & Investments).  Mr. Banker has served Ford Foundation; the U.S. Department of Energy; Energy Programs Consortium; Enterprise Foundation and others creating and supporting scaled lending programs to LMI families and nonprofit borrowers.  Howard holds an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a BA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.

President

Wayne Meyer
President
wmeyer<at>njclf.com
Ext. 308/333

Mr. Meyer became President of New Jersey Community Capital in May 2009, after serving on its Board of Directors for the preceding two years. As President, Mr. Meyer provides leadership, establishes strategy, raises funds, and promotes and advocates for policy change on behalf of NJCC, its borrowers, and the residents of its target communities. Under his leadership, NJCC has experienced a period of tremendous growth. Key accomplishments include spearheading a new strategic vision for NJCC, including creating a more comprehensive approach to revitalizing whole neighborhoods; helping shape a new model of community development that leverages the bulk purchase of troubled mortgages and foreclosed properties; increasing capital under management; guiding NJCC to chartered membership in NeighborWorks America; and earning NJCC a CARS (CDFI Assessment and Rating System) rating.

An attorney and CPA, Mr. Meyer brings to his position over 20 years of private sector real estate experience. Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Meyer spent nine years as the Housing Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. (HANDS), where he was responsible for all of the organization’s real estate development and financing activities. While at HANDS, he led the formation of Operation Neighborhood Recovery and the bulk purchase of 47 nonperforming mortgages in distressed Essex County neighborhoods, an initiative that led to the creation and subsequent acquisition by NJCC of the Community Asset Preservation Corporation.

As a recognized leader in the community development industry, Mr. Meyer serves on numerous committees and panels focused on affordable housing, community stabilization, and community development, including NeighborWorks America’s Community Stabilization Advisory Committee, the JPMorgan Chase Community Advisory Board, and the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board for the Southern New Jersey Market. Mr. Meyer holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College. He is a graduate of the Achieving Excellence in Community Development fellowship program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has studied urban planning at the graduate level at New York University.

Mark Munley
Chief Investment Officer
mmunley<at>njclf.com
Ext. 215

Mr. Munley joined New Jersey Community Capital as its Chief Investment Officer in April 2012. As Chief Investment Officer, he serves as NJCC’s point person for the ReStart initiative and the other bulk purchase efforts that constitute the organization’s ground-breaking new anti-foreclosure programs. In addition, his responsibilities include overseeing NJCC’s investment efforts in the Community Asset Preservation Corporation, assisting the President and the NJCC team in developing key aspects of the organization’s strategic plan, identifying new capital resources, and structuring innovative programs and financial instruments that align with NJCC’s overall mission.

Mr. Munley possesses over 30 years of private and public sector experience in the fields of real estate development and urban planning. He has served on three separate occasions as the Director of the Department of Housing, Economic Development and Commerce for Jersey City. A State of New Jersey licensed Professional Planner, he has also managed his own urban planning firm. Mr. Munley holds an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Peter Grof
Deputy to the President
pgrof<at>njclf.com
Ext. 406

Mr. Grof joined New Jersey Community Capital in 2009 and serves as Deputy to the President. As Deputy, he provides essential support to the President by managing relationships with funders and partners; coordinating responses to external requests; and overseeing special projects.

Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Grof spent time as both a Wachovia Bank/Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholar for the City of Newark and an AmeriCorps VISTA member working for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Mr. Grof holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Community Development from Rutgers University.

Kathy Catanzaro
Assistant to the President
kcatanzaro<at>njclf.com
Ext. 311

Ms. Catanzaro joined New Jersey Community Capital on a part-time basis in March of 2013 and became the Executive Assistant to the President in August 2013.  Her primary responsibility is the management of the President’s schedule. Working closely with Senior Staff, she also assists in the preparation of reports, flow of information, event planning and communications.

Ms. Catanzaro brings considerable experience to her position, having served as the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of a major New Jersey contract packaging company. There, in addition to assisting the President, she was responsible for regulatory compliance.  i.e.  The research, implementation and review of  procedures  to ensure FDA approval. Prior positions include Director of Operations and Office Manager.

Ms. Catanzaro graduated cum laude from William Paterson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She has an extensive history of community service, including Girl Scouts of America troop leader, Home and School Association Vice President, and Rettig’s Gymnastics Team Parent Organization Treasurer. She has also been a volunteer computer room teacher, library assistant and longtime volunteer to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of New Jersey and other charities which champion this cause.

Housing Finance

Howard Banker
Director of Housing Finance
hbanker<at>njclf.com
Ext. 341

Mr. Banker joined New Jersey Community Capital as Director of Housing Finance in April, 2014. As a member of senior management, Mr. Banker is primarily responsible to organize and implement single family mortgage banking platforms to counseled LMI borrowers using investment/partnership structures with mission aligned institutions.  Howard brings over 35 years of nonprofit lending and community development experience and most recently was the Executive Director of the Fair Mortgage Collaborative.

Mr. Banker has served national or state-based CDFI nonprofit intermediaries, loan counseling organizations and banks including: Opportunity Finance Network (EVP Lending); All AHEAD (Executive Director); Bank of NY Mortgage Company (Special Projects, NJ Mortgage License); Low Income Investment Fund (NY Director); Parodneck Foundation (COO, NY Mortgage License) and Neighborhood Housing Services of America (Dir., 1st Mortgage Lending & Investments).  Mr. Banker has served Ford Foundation; the U.S. Department of Energy; Energy Programs Consortium; Enterprise Foundation and others creating and supporting scaled lending programs to LMI families and nonprofit borrowers.  Howard holds an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and a BA in Medieval Studies from Fordham University in the Bronx, NY.

Community Strategies

Diane Sterner
Community Strategies Advisor
dsterner<at>njclf.com
Ext. 218

Ms. Sterner joined New Jersey Community Capital in August, 2013 as Community Strategies Advisor. In this role she serves as a liaison between NJCC and local governments, community-based developers, and other local stakeholders. In doing so, Ms. Sterner is able to help devise successful revitalization strategies and approaches for local communities, and to help identify and access the resources needed to implement these strategies.

Prior to joining NJCC, Ms. Sterner served for 23 years as founding director of the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ. Over that time period, she built one of the strongest associations of community based development organizations in the country, enhancing the capacity of such organizations in New Jersey to create housing and economic opportunities and revitalize communities. As a James A. Johnson Fellow in 2006, Ms. Sterner also helped found the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) as a voice for community development practitioners at the national level and as a vehicle for bringing together state and local CDC associations to support the field. Her contributions have immeasurably strengthened the community development sector in New Jersey and nationally, and helped bring about state-level policy reforms critical to urban and lower-income communities.

Giancarlo Di Lonardo
Community Strategies Coordinator
gdilonardo<at>njclf.com
Ext. 219

Giancarlo joined NJCC as the Community Strategies Coordinator in June 2016. In this position, he oversees and coordinates data-driven community research and analysis, policy and strategy support, and client engagement.  Giancarlo, working at the intersection of NJCC’s initiatives, continues to leverage NJCC’s resources to aid a diverse cross-section of New Jersey communities.

Prior to joining the team at NJCC, Giancarlo interned in Passaic County and Bergen County at their Planning and Economic Development Departments. Most recently, he spent time working in the City of Paterson’s Department of Economic Development on the CDBG-funded Northside Buyback Program.  He received a Master of City and Regional Planning degree and a Master of Public Policy degree from Rutgers’ Bloustein School in May 2016, and has a BA in political science, history, and sociology from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Marlana Moore
Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator
mmoore<at>njclf.com

Marlana Moore joined Community Asset Preservation Corporation as a fellow in 2014 and joined full time as the Neighborhood Revitalization Coordinator with Community Strategies in June 2016. In this role, she oversees NJCC’s neighborhood revitalization efforts for the East Trenton Collaborative and administers ETC’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit grant. She holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Community Development, and a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Rutgers University.

Lending

Marie Mascherin
Chief Lending Officer
mmascherin<at>njclf.com
Ext. 209

After serving on its Board of Directors for nine years, Ms. Mascherin joined New Jersey Community Capital as Chief Lending Officer in November 2008. As Chief Lending Officer, Ms. Mascherin is responsible for managing, developing, maintaining, and administering all of NJCC’s loan and investment programs and lending strategies. Her primary duties include managing production goals, new product development, borrower relationships, budgeting, portfolio performance, and problem loans. Ms. Mascherin brings to this position over 25 years of commercial banking and real estate mortgage lending experience, including seven years as Vice President of FHA lending at Capmark Finance Inc. (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage), where she was responsible for management of the regional loan production office specializing in FHA-insured multifamily and senior housing lending. Other prior experience includes executive vice president positions at both DVI Mortgage Funding, Inc. and Quaker Capital, L.P.

Ms. Mascherin is a Leadership New Jersey Fellow; a member of the New Jersey Advisory Board for Community Reinvestment Fund; a member of Opportunity Finance Network’s Market Conditions Committee; the current Chair of the American Repertory Ballet/Princeton Ballet School’s Board of Directors; and a founding board member and former Treasurer of the Eastern Lenders Association. A New Jersey Real Estate Licensed Agent, Ms. Mascherin holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Seton Hall University.

Joseph Palazzolo
Lending Team Leader, Education & Early Care
jpalazzolo<at>njclf.com
Ext. 202

Mr. Palazzolo joined New Jersey Community Capital in August 2006 as a Lending Officer and was promoted to Lending Team Leader for Education & Early Care in the fall of 2011. Responsible for NJCC’s lending in the education and early care sectors, Mr. Palazzolo’s primary duties include generating new business development in his target sectors, performing on-going relationship management, underwriting and closing loans, and managing an $8 million grant devoted to credit enhancing charter school transactions.

Mr. Palazzolo brings to this position construction management experienced gained during his tenure at a nonprofit redevelopment agency and an undeniable passion for expanding educational opportunities. In addition to his duties at NJCC, Mr. Palazzolo is an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University’s Leon Hess Business School and an Online Instructor at Thomas Edison State College’s School of Business and Management. He also serves on the boards of several local and national nonprofit organizations. Mr. Palazzolo holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Rutgers University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Graduate Certificate as a Public Relations Specialist, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Curriculum Studies from Monmouth University.

Leah Apgar
Lending Team Leader, Housing & Healthy Communities
lapgar<at>njclf.com
Ext. 302

Ms. Apgar joined New Jersey Community Capital in June 2006 as a Wachovia Bank/Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholar and was hired as a Lending Officer in June 2007. Having been promoted to Lending Team Leader for Housing & Healthy Communities in the fall of 2011, Ms. Apgar is now responsible for NJCC’s lending in the housing and healthy communities sectors. Her primary duties include new business development in her target sectors, performing on-going relationship management, and loan underwriting.

A Leadership New Jersey Fellow, Ms. Apgar was recognized for her contributions to the community development field in 2011 when she was selected as “Young Professional of the Year” by New Jersey’s Young Community Development Professional Association. Ms. Apgar holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, Economics, and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Community and Economic Development from Rutgers University.

Daniel Arndt
Lending Team Leader, Economic Development
darndt<at>njclf.com
Ext. 405

Mr. Arndt joined New Jersey Community Capital in August 2008. As Lending Team Leader for Economic Development, Mr. Arndt is responsible for NJCC’s small business and commercial real estate lending activities, as well as the New Markets Tax Credit program. His responsibilities include new business development, structuring loan closings, and managing existing relationships.

In 2014, Mr. Arndt successfully completed Opportunity Finance Network’s Citi Leadership Program. He holds a Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Politics with a focus on Community Economic Development from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and a Master of Arts in Public Administrative Sciences from the University of Konstanz in Germany. Mr. Arndt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Sciences and Management from the Universities of Konstanz, Germany, and Bordeaux, France.

Laura Wallick
Program Manager, THRIVE South Jersey
lwallick<at>njclf.com

Ms. Wallick joined NJCC in February, 2015 as the Program Manager for THRIVE South Jersey. In this role, Ms. Wallick is responsible for managing relationships with funders, community stakeholders and partner organizations; promoting capacity building and financing resources to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies; structuring transactions and tracking economic impacts. 

Prior to joining NJCC, Ms. Wallick spent 25+ years at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority where she served as the Director of Finance and Development.  In addition, Ms. Wallick served as the Program Manager of the Camden Economic Recovery Board.  Ms. Wallick earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Finance from Bucks County Community College and numerous certificates from RMA, NDC, CDFA, IEDC and Rutgers University Community Development Institute and Center for Management Development.

David Langlieb
Commercial Lending Underwriter
dlanglieb<at>njclf.com
Ext. 407

Mr. Langlieb joined New Jersey Community Capital in March 2018 as a Commercial Lending Underwriter. Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Langlieb worked in small business lending and grants administration for nine years at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC).  He holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College and a masters in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government. Mr. Langlieb serves on the board of Friends of Cristo Rey High School in Philadelphia.

Finance

Jacki Robinson
Chief Financial Officer
jrobinson<at>njclf.com
Ext. 213

Ms. Robinson joined New Jersey Community Capital as Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. In this position, Ms. Robinson is a key member of the leadership team, responsible for the financial stewardship of the organization as well as with providing the President with strategic guidance. With more than two decades of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Jacki brings to NJCC a very strong financial background. Most recently, Jacki served for more than six years as CFO and Portfolio Manager at E+Co, a “triple bottom line” non-profit organization located in Bloomfield, New Jersey that provides investment capital and business development services to overseas clean energy entrepreneurs and other developing businesses.

Prior to working at E+Co, Jacki strengthened her knowledge about issues facing urban communities in New Jersey by serving as Director of Finance for the YMCA of Eastern Union County, where her financial oversight included utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits to structure development and construction of a new apartment complex. Her private sector background includes experience at AT&T, where she held numerous positions including District Manager, and as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young. Jacki earned her Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Hampton University.

Norman Melofsky
Controller
nmelofsky<at>njclf.com
Ext. 110

Mr. Melofsky joined New Jersey Community Capital in December 2009 as its Accounting Manager. In this capacity, Mr. Melofsky’s primary responsibilities will be assisting the CFO and the Fiscal & Risk Management Team in implementing the organization’s fiscal plans, ensuring the integrity of financial reports and other data and using financial resources efficiently. Additionally, Mr. Melofsky will provide assistance in the areas of treasury operations, financial controls, regulatory reporting, risk management, capitalization and strategic planning.

Mr. Melofsky has over 35 years of accounting experience, including over 20 years as a corporate controller and has an extensive background both in the private and public sectors. His skills include financial reporting, establishing and implementing internal control procedures, budgeting and forecasting, treasury operations and taxes. Mr. Melofsky holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Queens College of the City University of New York. Additionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey and New York.

Yet Malixi
Assistant Controller
mmalixi<at>njclf.com
Ext. 113

Mr. Malixi joined New Jersey Community Capital in October 2013 as Assistant Controller.  His primary responsibilities are to assist the Controller on the timely and accurate monthly closing of corporate financial books and on the preparation of related financial statements and reports.

Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Malixi served as the Controller of the Center for Reproductive Rights, where he was responsible for the proper recording and reporting of the Center’s financials.  Mr. Malixi also served as the Reporting and Analysis Manager for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Mr. Malixi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines, and a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

Juanita Marshall
Accounts Receivable and Financial Reporting Coordinator
jmarshall<at>njclf.com
Ext. 103

Ms. Marshall joined New Jersey Community Capital in September 1998 as an Administrative Support Specialist. Ms. Marshall was previously employed with Wachovia Bank as a teller supervisor and a Customer Service Representative. She also worked for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as an Administrative Assistant.

Ms. Marshall is currently working to complete an Associates Degree at Mercer County Community College.

Jane Shoemaker
Human Resources Coordinator
jshoemaker<at>njclf.com
Ext. 104

Ms. Shoemaker joined New Jersey Community Capital in April 2000 as an Administrative Assistant. Currently Ms. Shoemaker is responsible for the central coordination of New Jersey Community Capital’s internal resources as well as assisting in developing external partner relationships. Ms. Shoemaker also is responsible for managing and coordinating the organization’s relations with its Board of Directors.

Priti Shah
Accounts Payable Coordinator
pshah<at>njclf.com
Ext. 112
Robert Orr
Director of Human Resources
rorr<at>njclf.com
Ext. 225

Mr. Orr joined New Jersey Community Capital as its Director of Human Resources in November 2016. In this position, he works closely with the management team to ensure that their workforce is fully aligned with the organization’s strategic and operational plans. His focus is on facilitating organizational growth and strength by helping the management team to create environments and processes to help their people to be able to thrive.

Prior to joining NJCC, Mr. Orr served for 25 years in Human Resources at Verisk Analytics, Inc. He managed a team of Human Resources Business Partners supporting a variety of business units and functions. In addition to the general HR support, he was responsible for Talent Acquisition for business units with offices across the country. He had previously been responsible for the organization’s Leadership and Management Development program, which assisted in the transformation of what had been an insurance industry bureaucracy into a market-focused, customer-driven information supplier. Other prior experience includes Director, Training and Development at GRE Insurance Group and Senior Trainer at The Port Authority of NY &NJ.

Mr. Orr holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, he is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) and Talent Acquisition Strategist (TAS).

Michael Nikolovski
IT Manager
mnikolovski<at>njclf.com
Ext. 198

Mr. Nikolovski joined NJCC in 2016 as IT Manager with over 20 years of hands-on experience in IT management, network administration, security, network printers, technology selection, system upgrades, and communications solutions. In this role, he is responsible for supporting the user community with any software and hardware issues including VOIP telephone system.

Mr. Nikolovski received a BA in History from Rutgers University along with IT certifications in A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist from AVTech Institute of Tecnology.

Crystal Morgan
Finance Manager
cmorgan<at>njclf.com
Ext. 106

Ms. Morgan joined New Jersey Community Capital in March 2017 as Finance Manager providing finance support to NJCC’s Community Asset Preservation Corporation, and CAPC Property Management LLC. Ms. Morgan's primary focus will be to ensure that the systems, processes and controls are efficient and effective to accurately account for CAPC’s financial activities, as CAPC continues to expand. Ms. Morgan is responsible for proper recording and tracking of CAPC real estate transactions to facilitate accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting.

Previously Crystal was a Senior Accountant with U.S. Retirement Partners in Iselin where she supervised accounts payable and accounts receivable for 26 companies/partner firms. She has her BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix, also attending North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro NC studying Accounting. 

Theresa Chartier
Finance Manager - ReStart
tchartier<at>njclf.com
Ext. 210

Ms. Chartier joined New Jersey Community Capital in July 2017 as the Finance Manager of NJCC’s NCC/ReStart Programs. Ms. Chartier primary focus will be to ensure that the systems, processes and controls are efficient and effective to accurately account for NCC/ReStart’s financial activities, as the ReStart program continues to expand. Ms. Chartier is responsible for providing finance support to the NCC/ReStart Teams by ensuring the proper recording and tracking of financial transactions to facilitate accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting.

Previously Ms. Chartier was a Senior Accountant /Accounting Operations Manager with Oriel Stat-A Matrix, a performance improvement training and consulting firm. Ms. Chartier attended William Paterson University and Middlesex County College and is currently enrolled in Thomas Edison State College.

Kimberly Brancato
Administrative Assistant for Finance & Lending
kbrancato<at>njclf.com
Ext. 316

Ms. Brancato joined New Jersey Community Capital in February 2017. Ms. Brancato is providing her organizational and administrative skills to support the Lending and Finance Teams.

Ms. Brancato was previously employed as the Office Manager at Mobile Estates of Southhampton for 10 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration on Management and Leadership from Rider University. While attending Rider, she was heavily involved with a community outreach program that focused on providing at-risk youth with personal and vocational development.

Compliance

David Bloomberg
Vice President, Portfolio Management & Compliance
dbloomberg<at>njclf.com
Ext. 107

Mr. Bloomberg joined New Jersey Community Capital in May 2009 and assumed the position of Vice President of Portfolio Management & Compliance in January 2011. In his current position, Mr. Bloomberg supports senior management and lending staff in the delivery of financial products and services to NJCC’s client base. His primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of NJCC’s loan policies and procedures. To ensure adherence to these policies and procedures, Mr. Bloomberg also monitors pre-closing lending activities, post-closing quality assurance and exception reporting, and portfolio monitoring and reporting.

Mr. Bloomberg brings to this position over 14 years of experience in the commercial banking sector and 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. His banking experience includes nine years in asset based lending, coupled with five years of commercial loan review and field examination experience. Mr. Bloomberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rider University. He also attended Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma and received certification as an Asset Based Lending Field Examiner.

Jacqueline Baranowski
Loan Servicing Officer
jbaranowski<at>njclf.com
Ext. 204

After volunteering for New Jersey Community for several years, Ms. Baranowski joined the staff as an Administrative Specialist in August 1998 where she assisted in both the lending and financial divisions of the organization. After assuming the position as Portfolio Coordinator in 2000, Ms. Baranowski used her experience to design a more efficient billing and loan tracking system. As the loan portfolio continued to expand, she oversaw the seamless conversion to a commercially prepared software system.

Now as Loan Servicing Officer, Ms. Baranowski continues to oversee the portfolio system, designs and implement new reports and assists in arranging the fiscal activity between the lending and financial divisions. Previously, Ms. Baranowski was employed by a commercial bank as a teller supervisor and personal banker where she was responsible for branch compliance and customer service. Ms. Baranowski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the College of New Jersey.

Katie Vail
Portfolio Manager
kvail<at>njclf.com
Ext. 207

Ms. Vail joined NJCC as a Fellow in June 2013. She was hired as a Portfolio Analyst in July 2014, and made a Portfolio Manager in February 2018. In this role, she oversees and coordinates the ongoing reporting and compliance activities of NJCC’s New Market Tax Credit investments and manages its Participant Loan Portfolio. 

Ms. Vail holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Community Economic Development from Rutgers University’s Bloustein School. While at Rutgers, she conducted housing finance research with the Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement. Before coming to New Jersey, she was a program manager at Archeworks, a Chicago-based organization tackling social and environmental challenges through design. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.

Lisa Amoroso-Pinto
Loan Servicing Processor
lpinto<at>njclf.com
Ext. 208

Ms. Pinto joined NJCC as a Loan Servicing Processor in April 2014, where she assists both lending and the finance departments of the organization.  Ms. Pinto brings over 33 years of banking experience, mainly concentrated in the branching systems of large commercial banks. Her vast experience specializes in customer service and all phases of loan servicing.

Ms. Pinto earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting/ Business from Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY.

Madeline Velazquez
Loan Closing Officer
mvelazquez<at>njclf.com
Ext. 211

Ms. Velazquez joined New Jersey Community Capital in March 2015 as a Loan Closing Officer. She brings to our organization over 20 years of experience as a paralegal with numerous major law firms in NYC. Ms. Velazquez graduated magna cum laude from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Janée Fenter
Compliance Operations Coordinator
jfenter<at>njclf.com
Ext. 231

Ms. Fenter joined New Jersey Community Capital in March 2018 as a Compliance Operations Coordinator. Working closely with the Finance and Lending departments, Janée ensures all compliance operations run smoothly, effectively, and in accordance with current rules and regulations. Her primary duties including compliance reporting and servicing activities of various New Markets portfolios.

Prior to joining NJCC, Ms. Fenter held a management position with a New Jersey-based community bank. Ms. Fenter holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from New Jersey City University.

Resource Development

Jorge Cruz
Chief External Affairs Officer
jscruz<at>njclf.com
Ext. 412

Mr. Cruz joined the New Jersey Community Capital team as the NJCC’s first ever Chief External Affairs Officer in September 2017.  As a member of the executive team, Mr. Cruz will oversee resource development, investor relations, government relations, communications, and impact reporting for NJCC. 

Mr. Cruz brings more than 20 years of experience to NJCC, including an extensive background working with nonprofits, resource development, grant writing, fundraising, neighborhood planning and development, and real estate development. He comes to NJCC from Jewish Renaissance (JR), a Middlesex County-based, multi-purpose nonprofit. His prior work experience also includes serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation (now known as the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation), President of the Bruno Group, and Aide to the Mayor of the City of Perth Amboy. Jorge is a frequent speaker, coach and trainer on wide range of topics in nonprofit and public sector management.

He serves on several boards and commissions, including the Center for Nonprofits and gubernatorial appointments to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice and Prevention Advisory Council and New Jersey Policy Academy to End Homelessness.  Jorge is a Founding Board Member of the Academy for Urban Leadership (AUL), a Perth Amboy-based charter school.  With an undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey, Jorge has also completed several fellowships and continuing education in urban planning and nonprofit and public sector management. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognition.

Doris Harris
Manager, Investor Relations
dharris<at>njclf.com
Ext. 102

Ms. Harris handles the development, implementation and maintenance of the organization’s internal and external communication strategy, publicizes the positive change taking place within the communities served by New Jersey Community Capital, develops marketing collateral to promote brand identity, improves the visibility of organization, and keeps stakeholders aware of the organization’s activities.

Ms. Harris is currently responsible for many facets of the organization’s fundraising, as well as relationship management responsibilities with funders. Ms. Harris is also responsible for managing the organization’s information technology systems. Ms. Harris was hired in June 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Architectural Design from the California College of the Arts.

Julia Lynch
Social Impact Manager
jlynch<at>njclf.com
Ext. 413

Ms. Lynch joined NJCC as Social Impact Manager in February 2018. In this role, she is primarily responsible for ensuring NJCC's Social Impact Assessment (SIA) framework functions effectively to track and illustrate the success of programs and services across a broad range of metrics and outcomes.

Ms. Lynch brings with her a decade of experience in community risk reduction and public safety acquired during her tenure with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in Maryland. She served as policy and strategy advisor in her role as Chief of Staff with responsibility for management operations, operating and capital budget development, resource allocation, accreditation programs and legislative initiatives; and later for performance metrics, data capture and operational analysis in her role as Planning and Analysis Manager. She recently completed the MPA Public Administration Certification Program at Rutgers University and holds a bachelor degree in Public Relations and Journalism from Syracuse University.

CAPC

Jeffrey Crum
Director of Real Estate
jcrum<at>njclf.com
Ext. 501/331

Mr. Crum joined Community Asset Preservation Corporation in August 2011 as its Director of Real Estate. Mr. Crum oversees the implementation of CAPC’s neighborhood stabilization strategies, including the identification of scattered site housing opportunities; arrangement of bulk purchase property acquisitions; expansion of funding sources; establishment of cross-sector redevelopment partnerships; and analysis of exit strategies for acquired properties. Prior to joining CAPC, Mr. Crum was the Vice President of Real Estate at Real Estate Advisory and Development Services (now Build with Purpose), where he oversaw $50 million in community facilities development. Mr. Crum also served as Director of Real Estate for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation, where he managed site acquisitions, financing, municipal approvals, and construction oversight.

Mr. Crum holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America and a Master of Public Policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. A member of the Leadership New Jersey Class of 2008, Mr. Crum is active with a number of community and religious organizations throughout New Jersey and New York, including Greater Brunswick Charter School where he is a member of the Board of Directors.

Chris Giametta
Director of Construction
cgiametta<at>njclf.com
Ext. 334

Mr. Giametta joined CAPC as the Director of Construction Services in January of 2014.  In this position, Mr. Giametta manages the Construction Development process from pre-acquisition to completion as CAPC continues to provide quality affordable homes to the communities it serves.  

Mr. Giametta joins NJCC with over 20 years of Construction and Managerial experience.  He previously worked for six years as Chief Operations Officer at Vision General Construction, where he oversaw the day to day operations, business development, and project oversight for commercial and affordable housing projects.  Prior to that, he worked for 10 years as Director of Administrative Services at Spectrum for Living, a non-profit organization providing services to the Developmentally Disabled population. Mr. Giametta has his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration/Management and volunteers with local charities in his extra time.     

Michael DeBlasio
Director of Property Acquisitions and Operations
mdeblasio<at>njclf.com
Ext. 335

Mr. De Blasio joined Community Asset Preservation Corporation in April of 2015 as its Director of Property Acquisitions and Operations. Mr. De Blasio oversees all off CAPC’s real estate acquisitions ensuring compliance with all funding sources. Mr. De Blasio is responsible for creating budgets and determining the fiscal viability of CAPC’s projects from predevelopment through construction. Prior to joining CAPC, Mr. De Blasio was the Vice President of Real Estate at New Jersey Community Development Corporation where he was responsible for $20 million in community facilities development focusing on affordable and supportive housing, charter school facilities, open space preservation, and neighborhood revitalization.

Mr. De Blasio holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Rutgers University and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the The College of New Jersey. Being a former educator, Mr. De Blasio Has a passion for education in the context of school centered urban revitalization and is currently a Board Member of the Community Charter School of Paterson.

Dani Rosen
Director of Operations, CAPC
drosen<at>njclf.com
Ext. 332

Ms. Rosen joined CAPC as a Fellow in February 2013 and was hired as CAPC’s Community Outreach & Development Manager in August 2013. In this role, Ms. Rosen manages grant applications, community outreach, and relationships with partner nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Rosen recently completed her Master’s in Urban Planning with a focus in Housing and Economic Development at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Before starting graduate school, she worked as a Development Associate through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Ms. Rosen was placed at Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates, a nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to act as legal advocates for children in foster care. She holds a B.A. in Human Development & Public Policy from Boston College. Ms. Rosen’s areas of interest include affordable housing development and community revitalization.

Colleen Otremsky
Homeownership Manager, CAPC
cotremsky<at>njclf.com
Ext. 212

Ms. Otremsky joined NJCC as Sandy Recovery Fellow in September 2014 and became GFI Program Manager in May 2015. In this role, she oversees the administration of the Gap Funding Initiative (GFI), a $15 million grant program created to assist New Jersey families participating in the State of New Jersey’s Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program in rebuilding homes that were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. She is also responsible for facilitating all aspects of program management from application review and eligibility determination to award disbursement and construction completion.

Previously, Ms. Otremsky was an Education Support Specialist at the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Office of Adolescent Services.  In this role, she oversaw the implementation of federally and state-funded post-secondary education scholarship programs for youth aging-out of foster care or experiencing homelessness.  Additionally, she supported various departmental initiatives focused on improving the outcomes of adolescents and young adults served by the Department.  Ms. Otremsky has a BS in public health from Rutgers University and will graduate with a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in May 2015. 

Shavonne Simpson
Construction Administrator
ssimpson<at>njclf.com
Ext. 344
Gina DiVittorio
Client Services Coordinator
gdivittorio<at>njclf.com

CAPC Property Management

David Cubilette
Maintenance Manager, CAPC
dcubilette<at>njclf.com
Hansel Cabrera
CAPC Property Manager
hcabrera<at>njclf.com
Jason Delgado
CAPC Property Manager
jdelgado<at>njclf.com

National Community Capital

Cara Purcell
Director of Operations
cpurcell<at>njclf.com
Ext. 408

Ms. Purcell is Director of Operations for National Community Capital LLC (NCC), a subsidiary of NJCC. In this role, she oversees the daily operations of NCC’s foreclosure prevention programs and facilitates coordination between investors, servicers, and housing counseling agencies for the 2,000 loans under NCC’s management.

Ms. Purcell previously held positions in NJCC’s Lending and Resource Development departments. She has also worked in the public sector as a land use planner and held research positions focused on energy efficiency and conservation strategies and the privatization of public services.

Ms. Purcell holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning from Temple University.

Chenille Gumbs
Portfolio Analyst
cgumbs<at>njclf.com
Ext. 108

Ms. Gumbs joined New Jersey Community Capital as a Fellow in 2013.  With NJCC’s ReStart program, she helped manage the mitigation process of mortgage loans in foreclosure, research, and apply for funding to help more homeowners save their homes.  Currently, she is assisting with the preparation of our organization’s evaluation as a CDFI to improve our flexibility, lengthen our giving arms, and improve upon our efforts in the community.  

Prior to Ms. Gumbs work at NJCC, she worked in several dimensions of public service including neighborhood revitalization, youth engagement, and environmental awareness.  Additionally, she was a representative for a mortgage servicing agency which gave her insight on community issues as they relate to homeownership.  Nearing the end of her graduate studies in City and Regional Planning, she looks forward to being a part of regional development projects in the U.S. and overseas, and believe her experiences at NJCC have been preparing her for such work.

Allison Wingfield
Mortgage Portfolio & Financial Coordinator
awingfield<at>njclf.com
Ext. 309

Ms. Wingfield joined New Jersey Community Capital as a ReStart Fellow in October 2015 and was hired as the Mortgage Portfolio and Financial Coordinator in May 2017. Ms. Wingfield’s primary responsibility will be portfolio management in New York. Ms. Wingfield graduated from The Bloustein School with a Master of City and Regional Planning focusing on Community Development and Housing, and holds a B.S. in Environmental Policy & Planning and a B.A. in Geography from Virginia Tech.

Annette Gunn
ReStart Portfolio Manager
agunn<at>njclf.com
Ext. 205

Ms. Gunn joined New Jersey Community Capital in July 2017 as a ReStart Portfolio Manager. Ms. Gunn will be working with the ReStart/NCC teams to manage a portfolio of the recently acquired loans.

Ms. Gunn comes to us very well qualified, with 15 years of experience in the mortgage business in South Carolina. When she moved back home to Staten Island a few years ago, she stayed in the industry with contract jobs with Bank of America and ReNew Jersey Stronger. Most recently, Ms. Gunn served as Buckley Madole’s PC’s Operations Manager for the law firm’s portfolio of foreclosures in New York. Besides knowing the New York court system, one of her strengths is streamlining processes and procedures to maximize effective and efficient operations.

Ms. Gunn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Wesleyan University in Columbia, SC and is a Notary Public in both New Jersey and New York. 

Annie Suero
ReStart Financial Coordinator
asuero<at>njclf.com
Ext. 109

Ms. Annie Suero joined New Jersey Community Capital in February 2018 as a Financial Coordinator for the Restart Home Preservation Program. Her responsibilities include monitoring and recording all of the program’s financial transactions, managing vendor and contractor relationships, and working with the team to facilitate accurate and timely financial reporting.

Ms. Suero comes to NJCC with over 5 years of banking experience. Prior to working with NJCC, Ms. Suero worked for a Community Development Financial institution underwriting consumer loans, analyzing reports, and providing credit counseling. She also worked at Bank of America as a Sales and Service Specialist where she was responsible for account maintenance, bank compliance, and customer service. Ms. Suero holds a B.A. in psychology from Montclair State University.