Civic Builders’ team is comprised of industry experts within the fields of real estate, lending and education. Our team is committed to fostering nationwide educational equity by providing tailored support to our partner schools and the communities we serve.

Alex Santos

Alex Santos

Operations and Talent Associate

Annette High

Annette High

Controller

Anu Jagannathan

Anu Jagannathan

Originations and Partnerships Manager

Audeliz Pollock

Audeliz Pollock

Senior Portfolio Manager

Barb Acenowr

Barb Acenowr

Vice President of Portfolio Management

David Umansky

David Umansky

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Eli Robertson

Eli Robertson

Senior Design and Construction Project Manager

Ellen McBurney

Ellen McBurney

Chief Operating Officer

Elyssa Garcia

Elyssa Garcia

Senior Loan Officer

Fatoumata Soumahoro

Fatoumata Soumahoro

Real Estate Finance Analyst

Gabriel Diaz

Gabriel Diaz

Lending Associate

Jenny Heumann

Jenny Heumann

Senior Asset Manager, Lending

Jonathan Russo

Jonathan Russo

Lending Associate

Kathryn McHugh

Kathryn McHugh

Chief Lending and Investment Officer

Katiana Anglade-Ogwueleka

Katiana Anglade-Ogwueleka

Vice President of Real Estate

Keyarra Francois

Keyarra Francois

Accounting Associate

Lenny Dymond

Lenny Dymond

Vice President of Construction

Madeleine Harrington

Madeleine Harrington

Marketing and Communications Associate

Monique Floyd

Monique Floyd

Senior Accountant

Nikkia Abraham

Nikkia Abraham

Manager, People and Culture

Rennic Liverpool

Rennic Liverpool

Education Financial Analyst

Robert Ross

Robert Ross

Senior Loan Officer

Ross Hoffman

Ross Hoffman

Real Estate Investment Manager

Sarah Tate

Sarah Tate

Portfolio Finance Analyst

Sean Mahoney

Sean Mahoney

Asset Management Associate

Yvonne Soto

Yvonne Soto

Chief People Officer

Our Board of Directors

Civic Builders’ board of directors is a dedicated group of industry professionals who are passionate about providing educational opportunities to under-resourced communities by growing and revitalizing the charter school sector.

New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board

RICHARD BERLIN
Chair and Co-CEO
DREAM Charter School

EBEN ELLERTSON
Partner
L+M Development Partners

YETTA LEWIS
Co-Founder and CEO
Gestalt Community Schools

SCOTT PEARSON
Board Member
Equitable Facilities Fund

CRYSTAL LANGDON
Director of Lending
Local Initiatives Support Corporation

JAMES MERRIMAN
Chief Executive Officer
New York City Charter School Center

MARK VAN BRUNT
Chief Administrative Officer
San Juan Diego Institute

NGUYEN HUYNH
Senior Advisor
The Walton Family Foundation

ALEX SHAWE
Co-President and Board Member
Level Field Facilities Fund, Inc. (LFFF)