Our board is comprised of cooperative development, philanthropy, education, health care, housing and economic development leaders.
Alaina C. Beverly
Assistant Vice President, Urban Affairs, Office of Federal Relations at the University of Chicago
Alaina Beverly has been the Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs in the Office of Federal Relations at the University of Chicago since 2017, where she is responsible for sharing the University’s research, scholarship, and models of urban investment with federal policymakers and national partners. At the University of Chicago, Ms. Beverly successfully launched Urban America Forward, an annual convening of national civil rights leaders, scholars, community based practitioners and foundations to examine evidence-based policies to further equity in America’s cities. Ms. Beverly was previously a principal at the Raben Group from 2010 to 2013, where she provided strategic planning, communications, government relations and third-party partnership services to a broad range of non-profit, corporate and philanthropic clients. Ms. Beverly served as Associate Director, Office of Urban Affairs at the White House from 2009-2010. Ms. Beverly earned a B.A. in Political Science and African American Studies from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Jennifer Smith Dolin
Vice President of Operations, Mercy Housing California
Jennifer Smith Dolin is the Vice President of Operations for Mercy Housing California, a public benefit non-profit corporation, where she manages the collaboration between real estate development, in resident services, property management and portfolio services and also runs the retail development and relocation services for low income multi-family housing throughout the state of California. She sits on a number of real estate closely held boards on behalf of Mercy Housing and is a member of the Board of Directors for National Cooperative Bank, N.A. Her commitment to community revitalization began in New York City where she worked in the economic development department of Common Ground. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Santa Clara University.
Casey P. Fannon
President, The National Cooperative Bank, N.A.
Casey Fannon joined the National Cooperative Bank, N.A. (NCB) in 1996. He is currently the President of NCB and is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee, Enterprise Risk Management Committee, Asset Liability Committee and Credit Right Risk Management Committee. As President, Mr. Fannon is responsible for corporate lending and relationship management for the bank’s cooperative markets and customers. Prior to this role, Mr. Fannon served as Vice President for the bank and was responsible for overseeing the bank’s business development and loan production for New York and national cooperative housing and traditional commercial real estate lines of business. Mr. Fannon has also held positions in the bank’s Real Estate Group, Strategic Initiatives Group, and Capital Markets group. He received a BS in Finance from Bentley University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.
Pedro I. Goitia – Board Chair
Partner (Retired), KPMG
Mr. Goitia is a retired Partner from KPMG, where he spent his entire career (32 years). After spending 11 years in the audit department serving banking and other financial institutions, he was promoted to Partner in 1995 and moved to the advisory department to specialize in the structured finance and mortgage banking industries. During his 21 years as a Partner, he lead/co-lead the securitization group, served as account representative for several large local and national securitization and mortgage banking clients and was project manager on multi-year engagements involving risk management process, financial reporting processes/controls and compliance testing of credit agreements. Throughout his career, Mr. Goitia was heavily involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives, serving as Partner Champion of the DC Area Hispanic Latino Network and Trustee of the KPMG Foundation. Mr. Goitia earned a B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from the George Washington University in 1984. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Director (Retired), Capital Markets, Federal Home Loan Bank – Office of Finance
Gail Markulin is the retired Director of Capital Markets for the Federal Home Loan Bank-Office of Finance (FHLBank); Ms. Markulin worked at FHLBank for more than 27 years, serving in various capital markets positions. Ms. Markulin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aspire! Afterschool Learning and previously volunteered as a tutor and mentor with AHC, Inc. a nonprofit affordable housing developer of low- and moderate-income housing in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Ms. Markulin earned an M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Outdoor Venture Corporation
Ray Moncrief currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Outdoor Venture Corporation and has served on its Board of Directors since 1983. Mr. Moncrief is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Ventures, Inc., a licensed SBIC, wholly owned by Kentucky Highlands. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Southern Appalachian Management Company, LLC and Eclipse Management, LLC, the General Partner of Meritus Ventures, L.P. President Donald Trump and President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Moncrief to the Community Development Advisory Board. Mr. Moncrief is a founding director and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA). He received the NASVF Lifetime Achievement in Seed Investing Award. This award was presented to him by the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds in 2012. Mr. Moncrief is an active Director on six corporate Boards of Directors and has been an advocate for using equity for economic development. Mr. Moncrief earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University in 1972.
Chief Executive Officer, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Dan Varner has been the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, a non-profit organization focused on employment training, education, support and job placement programs for residents of Greater Detroit, since 2016. Mr. Varner served as Chief Executive Officer at Excellent Schools Detroit from 2011 to 2016, and worked as a Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on both the Michigan and Education & Learning teams from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Varner was the cofounder of Think Detroit; he served as the Chief Operating/Finance Officer from 2000 to 2006, and the Chief Executive Officer of Think Detroit PAL, which was the result of a merger with the Detroit Police Athletic League, from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Varner earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.