Our Team

13 members of the LEAF Team in their office in Allston, including the dog

1 team. 8 languages including: Albanian, Arabic, Cape Verdean Creole, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish (plus Dog Talk)

Gerardo Espinoza
Executive Director

Virginia Berman
Communications & Outreach Director

Chief Enjoyment Officer/ Dog

Amy Brown
Loan Associate

Fatiha Ainane
Senior Financial Analyst

Jordan Browne
Financial Analyst

Amine Benali, CFA
Managing Director, Strategy & Development

Josh Glickenhaus
Director, California/ Senior Loan Officer

Christopher Hunter
Director of Advisory Services

Rebecca Lin
Systems & Operations Coordinator

Carol Ann McAuliffe
Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Pires
Financial Analyst

Alan Singer
Director, Healthy Food Financing / Senior Loan Officer

José Luis Rojas Villarreal, CFA
Chief Lending Officer

Mary Wong
Director, Affordable Housing / Senior Loan Officer

Julie Cecere
Senior Accountant

LEAF Board of Directors

LEAF operates under the guidance of an eleven-member board of directors. Each member has substantial experience with cooperatives, community development, banking, and finance.

Fatiha Ainane

Christopher Hunter

Damilola Odetola
National Cooperative Bank

Dr. Christina Clamp
Author, Cooperative Educator, SNHU

Terry Lewis
LIA Advisors

Alexander Pyle
Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green P.A.

Gerardo Espinoza

Matthew Pires

John Smith
Dudley Street Neighborhod Initiative, Executive Director

David Hammer
The ICA Group

Shelley Miller
The ICA Group