We believe low-income communities are entitled to the same expertise and expectations of excellence as are their wealthier neighbors.

 

BlueHub Capital Staff

Our staff is committed to putting their expertise to work for underserved communities. At BlueHub Capital, we share a desire for excellence and for justice; where these two values intersect is where we do business. From our senior managers to our mortgage loan originators and administrators, we are passionate about building vibrant, healthy communities.

Senior Management

Elyse D. Cherry

CEO
BlueHub Capital
President
Boston Community Venture Fund, Aura Mortgage Advisors and NSP Residential

Elyse D. Cherry

Elyse Cherry has served since 1997 as the Chief Executive Officer of BlueHub Capital, a community finance institution that has made more than $2 billion in investments in underserved communities nationwide. Cherry helped found BlueHub in 1984 as a member of its original Board of Directors. During her tenure, BlueHub has grown from its Boston roots into an organization with national reach, becoming a model for community investment in the United States.

Under Cherry’s leadership, BlueHub has consistently conceived, developed, and implemented innovative new approaches to fulfilling its mission to create healthy communities where low-income people live and work. BlueHub created a first-of-its-kind initiative to keep homeowners facing foreclosure from losing their homes by offering them a 30-year mortgage with a payment they can afford. BlueHub also pioneered new utility benchmarking software to help drive down energy use, costs, and carbon emissions in affordable multifamily housing developments. These innovations have come even as BlueHub has grown into one of the largest community development financial institutions in the country, making loans to build affordable housing, health centers, schools, and other community facilities, and to promote job creation, sustainability, and community resiliency.

Cherry is an active civic and business leader. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Eastern Bank and the Boards of Directors of the Boston Foundation and the Forsyth Institute. She has served on the boards of directors of more than a dozen privately held companies, including Zipcar and Pilgrim Insurance Company. She is a past chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; served as a member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s statewide transition team; and was appointed by Governor Patrick to his Foreclosure Impacts Task Force. Cherry has also served as Vice Chair of the Opportunity Finance Network, a national organization of community development financial institutions. A focus of Cherry’s civic service has been fighting for LGBTQ equality. She chaired the board of Mass Equality during that organization’s historic fight for marriage equality in the Commonwealth, and she has served on the boards of GLAD and the Lesbian Political Action Committee.

Cherry’s professional and civic service have earned her regional, national, and international recognition. The Financial Times and OUTstanding named her one of the world’s Top 100 LGBT Executives. Women’s eNews named her one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century. In 2014, the White House named her a Solar Champion of Change for her pioneering work to bring the benefits of solar energy to low-income communities. That same year, Cherry was awarded the Susan M. Love Award by Fenway Health. The Boston Business Journal has named Cherry to its Power 50 list of influential Bostonians. For many years, the Boston Globe and the Commonwealth Institute have recognized BlueHub as one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.

Cherry is an attorney and a former partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now Wilmer Hale, where her transactional practice focused on commercial real estate finance and development. In 1992, Cherry left Hale and Dorr to become Vice President and Counsel of SRB Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation. Early in her career, Cherry served as a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board and as a VISTA volunteer in rural Tennessee. Cherry has authored opinion pieces for the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and regularly speaks at national conferences.

Cherry is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Northeastern University Law School. She received Wellesley’s Alumnae Achievement Award in 2017.  She previously served on the Dean’s Council of Northeastern University Law School and delivered the school’s student commencement address.

DeWitt Jones

President
BlueHub Energy
President
BlueHub Managed Assets

DeWitt Jones

DeWitt (Dick) Jones is Executive Vice President of BlueHub Capital and President of the BlueHub Community Managed Assets and BlueHub Energy affiliates.  He has served as a member of BlueHub's leadership team since it was established in 1985, and is also a director of BlueHub Loan Fund. Under his leadership, BlueHub Energy has developed approximately 7 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity on affordable housing developments and community facilities and is one of the largest third-party solar PV owners in the state.  Dick was a co-founder of WegoWise and served as its board chair.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group and served as a VISTA volunteer from 1980-1981.  He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and served on its board from 1988-1996 where he chaired its Financial Services and Public Affairs committees. From 1991-1998, Dick was co-owner and treasurer of Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory, a national industry leader located in Boston's inner city.   He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students. 

Dick’s prior board experience includes serving as Board president of the Penikese Island School, a wilderness school for boys in trouble with the law, and as the treasurer of the Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional women’s business development center.  He was appointed by Boston Mayor Menino to serve on the city’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee its Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing Finance.

Dick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Kennedy School of Government. He is a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2008, Dick and his wife, Viki Bok, received the City of Boston’s Green Residential Award.

Michelle Volpe

President
BlueHub Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

As BlueHub Loan Fund President, Michelle has overall responsibility for the $600 million Fund, composed of more than 200 affordable housing and community and economic development loans. She is responsible for BlueHub Loan Fund’s impact, strategic direction and financial self-sufficiency and sustainability. 

Michelle leads capital-raising activities for BlueHub Loan Fund, including public and private sources and has 25 years of expertise in structuring financial transactions that allow borrowers to create healthier communities where low-income people live and work. She is responsible for loan origination, credit quality and portfolio quality. Michelle initiates new strategic directions and relationships for BlueHub Loan Fund and works closely with borrowers, community groups, the Governing Board, Loan Committee and Advisory Board to design flexible and adaptive financial products. She manages a team of 11 lending and impact professionals.

Michelle joined BlueHub Capital in 1995 as a Loan Officer, moving into a Team Leader role, and then becoming the Loan Fund President in 2012. Before joining BlueHub Capital, she was an Assistant Vice President at Bay Bank Boston, NA, and before that at Management Sciences for Health, a Boston nonprofit. Michelle was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her B.A. with honors, and she holds a master’s degree from Yale's School of Management. Michelle serves on the advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge efforts in MA, CT and RI and to Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Business Equity Initiative; and serves on the Loan Committee for Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Andrew Koh

Senior Vice President of Operations

Andrew Koh

At BlueHub Capital, Andrew Koh is responsible for technology, insurance, human resources, vendor and facility management leading strategic improvement projects linked to the growth of BlueHub and its lines of business.

Andrew brings to this position over 21 years of experience leading the operations of both professional and nonprofit groups through growth and transition phases. Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Andrew was a Product Manager & Account Manager with Dovetail Health and spent 10 years as the COO of ASV Technologies, a leading multi-national banking check fraud solution provider. Andrew also served as VP of Operations & Business Development for iTenki Health, an early-stage eHealth company. He began his career as a healthcare and technology investment banker with Adams, Harkness & Hill, where he completed over 40 financial and strategic advisory engagements including M&A advisory services as well as public/private equity financings.

Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, is a LeadBoston '13, BU Nonprofit Management and Certification '17 and has served on the Board of several Boston-area nonprofit organizations.

Anne Depew

General Manager
BlueHub SUN

Anne Depew

As General Manager of BlueHub SUN, Anne Depew is responsible for all SUN-related operations related to providing mortgage lending to families facing foreclosure and eviction from their homes.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Anne served for more than a decade as Vice President, Legal Counsel with Analysis Group, an international economics consulting firm that provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies. In previous roles, she has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston and as an associate and junior partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now WilmerHale.

Anne currently serves on the Board of the Carroll County YMCA and she has served on a number of school-related boards and committees. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School and is an alumna of Wellesley College.

Lisa Zappala

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Zappala

Lisa joined BlueHub Capital in 2005 as Senior Finance Consultant.  Today, Lisa is the Chief Financial Officer, where she oversees the organization’s financial management and planning.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Lisa was the CFO of a publicly traded company with $300 million in revenues, where she oversaw the company’s Financial Reporting and Compliance, Treasury and Investor Relations, and co-managed IT and Facilities. She was also a Senior Manager at Arthur Anderson and Company, where she assisted businesses in turn-around financial issues, including bankruptcy; launched an outsource practice for Financial Consulting Services; and assisted several businesses in reorganizing their financial accounting staff, systems and processes in addition to regular audit and tax services. She recently completed 9 years on the Finance Committee of the Town of Needham; during her time on the Committee, she served as both Chair and Vice Chair. She has also served on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of two publicly traded companies.

Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Boston College and received her CPA in 1984.

Catherine Dun Rappaport

Vice President of Learning and Impact Measurement

Catherine Dun Rappaport

Catherine Dun Rappaport oversees efforts to understand and increase BlueHub Capital’s impact. She leads BlueHub’s performance measurement and management projects, and she oversees evaluations of BlueHub lending and initiatives. Catherine collaborates with leaders across the organization to share related insights and to develop strategies for applying lessons learned. 

Catherine is BlueHub’s in-house expert in practical and applied research. She has a 20-year track record conducting action-oriented evaluations, helping funders and practitioners apply findings to enhance performance, and assuming leadership roles at mission-driven organizations. Her work has been published in professional journals and on government websites.  She also is a frequent presenter at national conferences on evaluation, philanthropy, and innovation in impact measurement. 

Catherine has spent her career catalyzing and supporting positive social change. Prior to BlueHub, Catherine served as the Vice President of Learning and Analytics at the United Way of Mass Bay and as a senior research consultant at Abt Associates. Catherine overhauled United Way’s systems for determining how to allocate over $45MM of funding to nonprofit organizations in a way that simplified the process, rewarded performance and increased transparency and equity. She was asked to serve as a senior strategic advisor to the CEO and organizational leadership in recognition of this work. At Abt, Catherine led evaluation and technical assistance projects focused on economically disadvantaged children and families and on supporting the low-wage workforce. She helped clients utilize findings to enhance organizational performance and to improve client outcomes. Catherine also has five years of direct experience working in community-based organizations that support low-income children and parents. As a young professional, she founded and ran a local chapter of Read to a Child

Catherine is a Senior Advisor to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network, a founding member of the Efficient Impact Frontiers Collaboration, a member of Social Value-US, and an Ambassador for Leap of Reason. She graduated with honors from Amherst College and received a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Tom Kiley

Senior Vice President, Communications

Tom Kiley

Tom oversees BlueHub Capital’s communications, marketing, and investor relations activities, working across the organization to promote new initiatives, support the growth of existing businesses, raise new resources, and ensure that BlueHub is proactively engaged in policy discussions relevant to its mission of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work.

Before joining BlueHub, Tom served as the senior advisor to the vice president for research at MIT, where he was responsible for leading the university's efforts to engage government, business, and civil society in common efforts to address climate change. Prior to MIT, he was a senior vice president at Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications firm. He also served as the communications director for two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. He began his career on the staff of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank focused on reducing inequality and improving the economic condition of low- and middle-income workers and their families. 

Tom earned an MBA from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Finance

Lisa Zappala

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Zappala

Lisa joined BlueHub Capital in 2005 as Senior Finance Consultant.  Today, Lisa is the Chief Financial Officer, where she oversees the organization’s financial management and planning.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Lisa was the CFO of a publicly traded company with $300 million in revenues, where she oversaw the company’s Financial Reporting and Compliance, Treasury and Investor Relations, and co-managed IT and Facilities. She was also a Senior Manager at Arthur Anderson and Company, where she assisted businesses in turn-around financial issues, including bankruptcy; launched an outsource practice for Financial Consulting Services; and assisted several businesses in reorganizing their financial accounting staff, systems and processes in addition to regular audit and tax services. She recently completed 9 years on the Finance Committee of the Town of Needham; during her time on the Committee, she served as both Chair and Vice Chair. She has also served on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of two publicly traded companies.

Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Boston College and received her CPA in 1984.

Andrew Chen

Managing Director
Venture Fund

Andrew Chen

 Andrew has been working with startups for over 20 years both as an entrepreneur and an investor. Most recently, he served as the founding CEO of WegoWise, a building efficiency analytics platform that has defined building performance standards for the multi-family housing industry.  With WegoWise, he saw an opportunity to leverage the power of IT into the efficiency market and offer an encompassing data platform to integrate building performance with sustainable real estate management practices.  WegoWise has since been acquired by AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF)

He is also a venture capitalist and has invested, monitored or served on the boards of portfolio companies including Zipcar (IPO and now a division of Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ: CAR)), Acelero Learning, SelecTech, CASTion (acquired by ThermoEnergy), TracRac (acquired by a PE firm), and geoVue (acquired by Versata).  In his investing career, Andrew collaborates with companies built around innovative business models that are both financially successful and address societal challenges.

Andrew graduated from Johns Hopkins with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering.  He then traded the Baltimore humidity for the Boston cold and received his S.M. and Ph.D. from MIT where his research focused on materials processing and technology commercialization.

E. Matthew Gautieri

Matthew Gautieri is responsible for all financial management and accounting functions, including budgeting, investments, portfolio management, and financial reporting. Matt’s background in financial services and in real estate exceeds twenty years; he brings proven expertise in the field to his work at BlueHub Capital. His experience in commercial banking informs his work as a financial officer in a community development financial institution.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Matt worked at FleetBoston Financial or its affiliates, most recently as Manager of Planning & Analysis in Fleet’s Small Business Services unit. He has also held positions in commercial real estate, financial analysis, and loan operations.

Matthew is a graduate of Fisher College.  

Emily Kaminsky

Compliance Manager

Emily Kaminsky

Emily Kaminsky comes to BlueHub Capital with a diverse community economic development background with a focus on small business finance, nonprofit development, and grant management. At BlueHub Capital, Emily is responsible for maintaining compliance and completing required reporting for federal awards and institutional investments.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Emily was the Director of Community Capital of Vermont, a community development financial institution providing micro and small business loans to low-income entrepreneurs in Vermont. In 2005, she was awarded SBA Financial Services Advocate of the Year for Vermont and New England. Previously, she was Program Officer at Counterpart International in Washington, D.C. providing programmatic support to entrepreneurship programs and partner nonprofits in the former Soviet Union. An active participant in community improvement projects, Emily was a founding board member of a food co-op initiative for downtown Barre, Vermont; a board member of the Central Vermont Community Land Trust; a founding member of the Metro Way Community Gardens; and a volunteer with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program providing assistance to Russian-speaking refugees.

She is a graduate of University of Rochester with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Russian Language and Literature. She received a Master’s of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in 2003 and has recently returned to SNHU part-time to obtain a Master’s in Accounting & Finance. 

Felipe Passos

Senior Accounting Analyst

Felipe Passos

Felipe joined BlueHub Capital in September 2018. He is an experienced Accountant and Analyst with background in banking and BIG-6 public and private accounting both in the United States and emerging markets - more specifically in Brazil. 

His responsibilities include: accounting operations such as A/P, A/R, loan portfolio management, financial reporting and forecasting.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Felipe worked at a digital marketing firm called Stone Temple Consulting where he helped a fast-growing and innovative company improve its contract management and billing processes. At Baker Tilly, he wore many hats directly participating in the office start-up process while acting as a Senior Auditor in assurance and advisory project engagements. Felipe supervised and revised staff’s work, regularly met with clients and acted as a point of reference for more complex accounting transactions.

Felipe received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Harvard University – Extension School.

Jason Zhang

Senior Accounting Analyst

Jason Zhang

Jason Zhang joined BlueHub Capital in July 2014.  He is responsible for accounting operations such as A/P, A/R, loan portfolio management, financial reporting and forecasting.  Jason has more than ten years’ experiences in corporate accounting, financial analysis, fund operation and loan portfolio management.

Previously, Jason worked at GL Capital Partner and Sachems Financial LLC as an Assistant Vice President in Finance.

Jason received his Bachelor’s degree from Worcester State University and holds an MBA from Clark University.

Investor Relations & Marketing

Tom Kiley

Senior Vice President, Communications

Tom Kiley

Tom oversees BlueHub Capital’s communications, marketing, and investor relations activities, working across the organization to promote new initiatives, support the growth of existing businesses, raise new resources, and ensure that BlueHub is proactively engaged in policy discussions relevant to its mission of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work.

Before joining BlueHub, Tom served as the senior advisor to the vice president for research at MIT, where he was responsible for leading the university's efforts to engage government, business, and civil society in common efforts to address climate change. Prior to MIT, he was a senior vice president at Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications firm. He also served as the communications director for two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. He began his career on the staff of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank focused on reducing inequality and improving the economic condition of low- and middle-income workers and their families. 

Tom earned an MBA from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from Boston University.

Stephanie Knapp

Manager of Communications

Stephanie Knapp

 

Stephanie is the Manager of Communications at BlueHub Capital, where she supports BlueHub’s business goals by strengthening the organization’s external presence and internal processes through content development and dissemination, media relations, social and digital media strategies, and partnership management. 

Prior to joining BlueHub, Stephanie was a Senior Editor for Seal Press, a nonfiction feminist imprint of the Hachette Book Group, where she led content acquisition and development, developed communications strategies, managed industry partnerships, and coordinated brand-building marketing activities. Previously, she was an Associate Editor with the Crown Publishing Group imprint of Penguin Random House after starting her career in education.

Stephanie holds an MBA from Boston University and a B.S. from New York University.

Rachel Serotta

Investor Relations and Development Manager

Rachel Serotta

Rachel is the Investor Relations and Development Manager at BlueHub Capital, where she is responsible for cultivating, building and strengthening relationships with new and existing funders as well as overseeing investor relations processes and procedures.

Rachel brings over 10 years of experience in business development, investor relations and fundraising in which she has built and managed complex funding partnerships, aligning programmatic and financial goals of funders to meet capital needs and to facilitate the achievement business objectives of mission-driven non-profit, for-profit organizations and social enterprises.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Rachel was the Director of Investor Relations for Root Capital, managing strategy and relationships to achieve capital needs for a nonprofit that lends to rural agricultural businesses in across Latin America and Africa. Previously, she was as an Analyst on the investor development and relations team at Developing World Markets, an investment management firm that makes debt and equity investments in microfinance institutions globally. In addition, she has served in various fundraising and communications roles for nonprofit organizations in Boston and New York, including Safe Water Network, Africa-America Institute and Accion International.

Rachel holds a M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. from Colby College.

Operations

Andrew Koh

Senior Vice President of Operations

Andrew Koh

At BlueHub Capital, Andrew Koh is responsible for technology, insurance, human resources, vendor and facility management leading strategic improvement projects linked to the growth of BlueHub and its lines of business.

Andrew brings to this position over 21 years of experience leading the operations of both professional and nonprofit groups through growth and transition phases. Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Andrew was a Product Manager & Account Manager with Dovetail Health and spent 10 years as the COO of ASV Technologies, a leading multi-national banking check fraud solution provider. Andrew also served as VP of Operations & Business Development for iTenki Health, an early-stage eHealth company. He began his career as a healthcare and technology investment banker with Adams, Harkness & Hill, where he completed over 40 financial and strategic advisory engagements including M&A advisory services as well as public/private equity financings.

Andrew has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, is a LeadBoston '13, BU Nonprofit Management and Certification '17 and has served on the Board of several Boston-area nonprofit organizations.

Michele Eldridge

Senior Administrative Assistant

Michele Eldridge

Michele Eldridge is the Senior Administrative Assistant at BlueHub Capital, where she manages administrative responsibilities for various departments. In addition to her day to day duties, she assists with conducting client phone inquiries with homeowners seeking to save their homes from foreclosure through the SUN program. 

Before joining BlueHub Capital, Michele worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.

Michele attended Roxbury Community College and Northeastern University.

Albert Darvesh

IT Support Staff Specialist

Marlene Honore

Administrative Assistant & Customer Relations Liaison

Marlene Honore

Bio coming soon. 

Shawn James

Salesforce Project Manager and Administrator

Shawn James

Shawn James is the Salesforce Project Manager and Administrator at BlueHub Capital, where he leads system implementation and administration.

He has worked for City Year previously for over 6.5 years in various roles in programs and technology. In his personal life, he volunteers his time serving on the Central Falls Juvenile Hearing Board and Youth In Action in Rhode Island. He believes in empowering youth, building communities and being of service to yourself and others.

He earned his bachelors from Rutgers University. Currently, he attends Boston University in pursuit of his Masters in Computer Information Systems. 

Mathias Wagner

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Mathias Wagner

 

BlueHub Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

President
BlueHub Loan Fund

Michelle Volpe

As BlueHub Loan Fund President, Michelle has overall responsibility for the $600 million Fund, composed of more than 200 affordable housing and community and economic development loans. She is responsible for BlueHub Loan Fund’s impact, strategic direction and financial self-sufficiency and sustainability. 

Michelle leads capital-raising activities for BlueHub Loan Fund, including public and private sources and has 25 years of expertise in structuring financial transactions that allow borrowers to create healthier communities where low-income people live and work. She is responsible for loan origination, credit quality and portfolio quality. Michelle initiates new strategic directions and relationships for BlueHub Loan Fund and works closely with borrowers, community groups, the Governing Board, Loan Committee and Advisory Board to design flexible and adaptive financial products. She manages a team of 11 lending and impact professionals.

Michelle joined BlueHub Capital in 1995 as a Loan Officer, moving into a Team Leader role, and then becoming the Loan Fund President in 2012. Before joining BlueHub Capital, she was an Assistant Vice President at Bay Bank Boston, NA, and before that at Management Sciences for Health, a Boston nonprofit. Michelle was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her B.A. with honors, and she holds a master’s degree from Yale's School of Management. Michelle serves on the advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge efforts in MA, CT and RI and to Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation’s Business Equity Initiative; and serves on the Loan Committee for Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Catherine Dun Rappaport

Vice President of Learning and Impact Measurement

Catherine Dun Rappaport

Catherine Dun Rappaport oversees efforts to understand and increase BlueHub Capital’s impact. She leads BlueHub’s performance measurement and management projects, and she oversees evaluations of BlueHub lending and initiatives. Catherine collaborates with leaders across the organization to share related insights and to develop strategies for applying lessons learned. 

Catherine is BlueHub’s in-house expert in practical and applied research. She has a 20-year track record conducting action-oriented evaluations, helping funders and practitioners apply findings to enhance performance, and assuming leadership roles at mission-driven organizations. Her work has been published in professional journals and on government websites.  She also is a frequent presenter at national conferences on evaluation, philanthropy, and innovation in impact measurement. 

Catherine has spent her career catalyzing and supporting positive social change. Prior to BlueHub, Catherine served as the Vice President of Learning and Analytics at the United Way of Mass Bay and as a senior research consultant at Abt Associates. Catherine overhauled United Way’s systems for determining how to allocate over $45MM of funding to nonprofit organizations in a way that simplified the process, rewarded performance and increased transparency and equity. She was asked to serve as a senior strategic advisor to the CEO and organizational leadership in recognition of this work. At Abt, Catherine led evaluation and technical assistance projects focused on economically disadvantaged children and families and on supporting the low-wage workforce. She helped clients utilize findings to enhance organizational performance and to improve client outcomes. Catherine also has five years of direct experience working in community-based organizations that support low-income children and parents. As a young professional, she founded and ran a local chapter of Read to a Child

Catherine is a Senior Advisor to the Greater Boston Evaluation Network, a founding member of the Efficient Impact Frontiers Collaboration, a member of Social Value-US, and an Ambassador for Leap of Reason. She graduated with honors from Amherst College and received a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Jennifer Angarita

Loan Officer

Jennifer Angarita

As Loan Officer, Jennifer conducts business development, credit analysis, transaction structuring and ongoing portfolio management. Previously, she served as Strategic Initiatives Manager supporting new outreach and research initiatives across the organization.  

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Jennifer was the National Worker Center Coordinator at the AFL-CIO where she developed strategic collaborations with community partners and supported state and federal policy efforts for low-wage workers. Jennifer has worked on civic innovation initiatives with the City of Cambridge and policy research with the International Federation of Domestic Workers. Her experience spans multiple fields including labor, community development, municipal government and philanthropy. She has served as an Opportunity Finance Fellow, a New Leaders Council Fellow and a Philanthropy Connection Fellow.

Jennifer holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.P.P from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Yaritsa Brea

Portfolio Management Analyst

Elisabeth Davis

Loan Officer

Elisabeth Davis

Elisabeth Davis currently serves as a Loan Officer at BlueHub Capital. In this position, she manages business development, credit analysis, and transaction structuring across asset classes. Prior to this role, she led the design and build out of BlueHub's organizational-wide Salesforce system. Before joining BlueHub in 2014, Elisabeth served on the leadership team at a multi-million dollar youth development initiative for the City of Boston, where she oversaw finance and administration, development, and database implementation. Elisabeth has a BA from UMass Amherst and an MBA from Boston University.

Galina Kim

Construction Loan Administration Specialist

Sarah Kitterman

Senior Loan Officer

Sarah Kitterman

As a Senior Loan Officer, Sarah Kitterman markets BlueHub Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrite loan requests, and conduct ongoing portfolio management. Sarah brings a broad perspective on community development, having worked in international markets as well as domestic.

Previously, Sarah worked for ten years at Wainwright Bank on the Community Development Lending Team, and then more recently at Eastern Bank after Eastern acquired Wainwright. Prior to joining Wainwright, Sarah worked in BankBoston’s Community Development group as a Loan Officer at First Community Bank.  Sarah also has extensive overseas experience working in the field of international development, in particular in Eastern Europe and Asia.

A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a MBA from Columbia University with a specialization in finance and nonprofit management.

Mei See Law-Sandson

Loan Fund Portfolio Manager

Mei See Law-Sandson

Mei See Law-Sandson brings extensive experience in commercial banking to her role at BlueHub Capital. As Portfolio Manager, she works closely with borrowers, ensuring compliance with BlueHub Loan Fund's requirements after closing and assisting Loan Fund staff in portfolio management. She conducts site visits and annual status reviews. Mei See also brings strong experience in credit analysis to the Loan Fund.

Mei See’s prior experience includes a variety of capacities with multiple national lenders. She has worked in Community Development Lending, Relationship Management Lending and in Small Business Banking with Wainwright/Eastern Bank, First Republic Bank and Sovereign Bank, respectively.

Mei See is a graduate of Brown University.

Kathryn McHugh

Senior Loan Officer

Kathryn McHugh

As a Senior Loan Officer, Kathryn McHugh markets BlueHub Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrites loan requests, and conducts ongoing portfolio management.

Prior to joining the Loan Fund, Kathryn was a Program Officer at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation office in Providence; a housing development specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and a project manager for real estate development at CASCAP. Kathryn is a resident of Brookline and is an active volunteer on Boston and Massachusetts housing issues, especially with homeless groups. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, and is a trustee for the Castle Square Tenants Organization’s Charitable Trust and the Jamaica Plain Housing Trust. She also consults with the State of Massachusetts and various municipalities on their housing and homeless policies and programs. Kathryn serves as the Treasurer of the Lincoln School PTO.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she also holds a Masters of Public Policy from Tufts University.

Michael Nilles

Senior Loan Officer

Michael Nilles

As a Senior Loan Officer, Mike Nilles markets BlueHub Loan Fund to potential borrowers, underwrites loan requests, and conducts ongoing portfolio management.  In addition to financing affordable housing development, Mike currently focuses on community facilities for organizations such as community health centers and charter schools, in transactions that often involve providing leverage debt into New Markets Tax Credit structures. Mike has been with BlueHub Capital since 1996, except for a period from 2001-2004 when he worked as a consultant in community-based financing and real estate development.

Before joining BlueHub Capital, Mike worked in a middle-market commercial lending group at BayBank.

A graduate of Georgetown University and the Yale School of Management, Mike previously served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Seattle.  

Sean O'Neill

Senior Analyst, Portfolio Management & Impact

Sean O'Neill

Sean is the Senior Analyst for Portfolio Management and Impact at BlueHub Loan Fund.  His primary responsibilities include: maintaining the accuracy and integrity of system loan data, collecting and analyzing borrower financial information, and providing ad hoc analytical support to the Loan Fund staff.  He also manages the Loan Fund state tax credit lending program.

Prior to working at BlueHub Capital, he was a portfolio analyst at US Bank, where he oversaw the financial modeling, reporting, and analysis of several structured finance vehicles while assisting with client relationship management. 

Sean is a graduate of Boston College, where he studied economics and mathematics.

Julie Shea

Loan Officer

Julie Shea

As Loan Officer at BlueHub Capital, Julie engages in business development, underwrites loan requests, and structures transactions.

Julie joins BlueHub Capital from Eastern Bank where she worked as Portfolio Manager with the Community Development Lending team. Prior to Eastern Bank, Julie worked at Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund.

Julie holds an M.B.A. from Boston University, a M.Sc. in Business and International Development from the Copenhagen Business School, and a B.Sc. from the University of Roskilde.

Ebonié Smith-Cooper

Portfolio Management Analyst

Ebonié Smith-Cooper

As Portfolio Management Analyst at BlueHub Capital, Ebonié helps maintain and review BlueHub Loan Fund’s current portfolio of approximately 150 loans. With the Loan Fund Portfolio Manager, Ebonié works closely with loan officers, ensuring compliance with BlueHub Loan Fund's requirements both pre- and post-closing. She also conducts site visits, annual reviews, and covenant testing for a small dedicated portion of the Loan Fund portfolio.  

Ebonié brings strong commercial lending experience to BlueHub Capital. She joins BlueHub from North Shore Bank, where she worked for three years as a Commercial Loan Administrator specializing in quality control, due diligence, documentation, and closings for a variety of commercial loan products. Prior to North Shore Bank, Ebonié worked at TD Bank as a Small Business Loan Specialist and Commercial Loan Administrator.

Ebonié studied psychology at Stetson University.

BlueHub Energy

DeWitt Jones

President
BlueHub Energy
President
BlueHub Managed Assets

DeWitt Jones

DeWitt (Dick) Jones is Executive Vice President of BlueHub Capital and President of the BlueHub Community Managed Assets and BlueHub Energy affiliates.  He has served as a member of BlueHub's leadership team since it was established in 1985, and is also a director of BlueHub Loan Fund. Under his leadership, BlueHub Energy has developed approximately 7 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity on affordable housing developments and community facilities and is one of the largest third-party solar PV owners in the state.  Dick was a co-founder of WegoWise and served as its board chair.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group and served as a VISTA volunteer from 1980-1981.  He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and served on its board from 1988-1996 where he chaired its Financial Services and Public Affairs committees. From 1991-1998, Dick was co-owner and treasurer of Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory, a national industry leader located in Boston's inner city.   He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students. 

Dick’s prior board experience includes serving as Board president of the Penikese Island School, a wilderness school for boys in trouble with the law, and as the treasurer of the Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional women’s business development center.  He was appointed by Boston Mayor Menino to serve on the city’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee its Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing Finance.

Dick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Kennedy School of Government. He is a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2008, Dick and his wife, Viki Bok, received the City of Boston’s Green Residential Award.

Emily Rochon

Director of Energy and Environmental Policy

Emily Rochon

As Director of Energy and Environmental Policy, Emily’s work focuses primarily on clean energy public policy discussions taking place at the local, state, and federal levels. She assists BlueHub Capital in developing its solar and energy business, with the goal of ensuring that low-income communities are included in any sustainable energy model. 

Emily comes to BlueHub Capitalwith extensive experience in environmental and energy policy and law.  She received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2013 and holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University as well as Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology from Providence College and Rhode Island College, respectively. 

BlueHub SUN

Anne Depew

General Manager
BlueHub SUN

Anne Depew

As General Manager of BlueHub SUN, Anne Depew is responsible for all SUN-related operations related to providing mortgage lending to families facing foreclosure and eviction from their homes.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Anne served for more than a decade as Vice President, Legal Counsel with Analysis Group, an international economics consulting firm that provides expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies. In previous roles, she has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston and as an associate and junior partner at the law firm of Hale and Dorr, now WilmerHale.

Anne currently serves on the Board of the Carroll County YMCA and she has served on a number of school-related boards and committees. She earned her juris doctor from the University of Chicago Law School and is an alumna of Wellesley College.

Stacey Abrams

Underwriting Manager

Stacey Abrams

Stacey joined BlueHub Capital in 2017 as an Underwriting Manager for BlueHub SUN. In this role, Stacey reviews applications to ensure that that each loan is thoroughly underwritten and SUN is the right fit for all successful applicants.

Stacey has over 15 years in the mortgage lending and real estate area, including over 11 years as a senior level underwriter; in total, she brings over 25 years of experience working in administration, finance and management.

She holds a B.S. in Health and Wellness, has travelled extensively both domestically and in South Africa, Mozambique, Israel, and Germany, and enjoys supporting other nonprofits with creative web design, writing, and art. 

Adam Beattie

Mortgage Loan Officer Manager

Adam Beattie

Adam Beattie is a Massachusetts licensed mortgage loan officer and works with BlueHub SUN in foreclosure relief. He brings both industry expertise and as public sector acumen to his role, in which he assesses home loan applications and guides family through the process of repurchasing their homes. 

Adam worked with the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston as a housing counselor and at Mortgage Master, Inc. as a loan officer previous to joining BlueHub Capital. He filled the role of project manager at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility and also as an investigator in New York City with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has experience in international research, having lived in Cape Town, South Africa to work as a research assistant in economics.

Adam graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with undergraduate degrees in Economics and Japanese. He also holds a Master’s of Public Affairs from University of Massachusetts Boston. Adam’s Massachusetts mortgage loan officer license number is NMLS #317331.

Jonathan Coakley

Loss Mitigation Manager and Mortgage Loan Officer

Jonathan Coakley

Jonathan joined BlueHub Capital in 2017 as Loss Mitigation Manager & Mortgage Loan Officer for the BlueHub SUN. In this role, Jonathan manages instances of borrower bankruptcy or foreclosures and works with homeowners to build applications.

Jonathan brings experience working at TD Bank in loss mitigation, a private law firm as a real estate closing coordinator, and at Social Service Coordinators, where he implemented outreach strategies to reach low-income Medicare beneficiaries regarding maintaining their benefits.

Jonathan holds a B.A. in Business Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Linda Diianni

Outreach Manager

Linda Diianni

Linda joined BlueHub Capital as an underwriter in August of 2015 and now leads the Outreach team.

Before joining BlueHub Capital, Linda worked for several mortgage lenders as far back as 1989 and went on to become an attorney. Her law degree focused on Real Estate Law. During her internship at Neighborhood Legal Services in Lawrence, MA, she provided counseling to low-income families facing foreclosure and was introduced to the work of BlueHub SUN.

Linda graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Juris Doctor from Massachusetts School of Law. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in June 2014. 

Justin DeAngelis

Negotiations Manager

Justin DeAngelis

Justin DeAngelis joined BlueHub Capital and BlueHub SUN as a Negotiator in 2015. Justin negotiates the purchase of SUN residential properties with lenders and services, which are in turn sold back to their original occupants. He also works to resolve delinquency issues with current borrowers as a member of the Loss Mitigation team.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Justin practiced law at a firm representing consumer debtors in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy, during which time he advocated for clients in court as they worked to resolve a wide variety of financial difficulties.  Also, Justin brings experience in mutual fund servicing, having maintained multiple positions at State Street Bank prior to and during law school.

He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in political science and attended Suffolk Law School, from which he graduated in 2013. While at Suffolk, Justin authored a paper that is pending publication in the Suffolk University Law Review.

Michel Dubois

Processor

Michel Dubois

Michel is a resident of Somerville and an active volunteer for HRC (Human Rights Campaign). He comes to BlueHub SUN with a background in commercial banking and lending operations. Prior joining BlueHub Capital, Michel worked for Bank of America in the mortgage lending division and Metro Credit Union in the retail consumer division.

Michel graduated from Katharine Gibbs College Boston with an Associate degree in Business Administration and received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Cambridge College in June 2014.

Mariel Espinosa

Closing Assistant

Suzette Foley

Senior Negotiator

Suzette Foley

As senior negotiator, Suzette works with individuals who have experienced financial difficulty and are facing foreclosure or eviction. She negotiates short sales and purchases of Real Estate Owned properties (REO’s) from mortgage servicers and lenders. These properties are then sold back to the occupants with a new, affordable mortgage.

Prior to joining BlueHub Capital, Suzette practiced law at a conveyancing firm representing buyers, sellers and mortgage lenders in residential real estate transactions. As an experienced real estate attorney Suzette negotiated purchase and sale agreements, reviewed title examinations and resolved title issues. She has also worked on condominium projects and housing development. 

Suzette graduated from Boston College with a degree in political science and earned her J. D. from Suffolk University Law School.   

Danielle Hitchcock

Closing Manager

Danielle Hitchcock

As negotiator, Danielle leverages her experience as a real estate attorney to negotiate the purchase of SUN properties from banks, which will in turn be sold back to the original occupants. She is also experienced in title work and assists in any title issues or rundowns as needed. Danielle serves on the loss mitigation team and is assisting with resolving delinquency issues.

Danielle earned her J.D. in Law from Suffolk University in 2004.

Jonathan Immesoete

Underwriting and Processing Manager

Jonathan Immesoete

Jonathan joined BlueHub Capital in 2018 as a Processing & Underwriting Manager for BlueHub SUN. Jonathan helps guide applicants through the underwriting phase of the application process, where he ensures that all potential loans are underwritten accurately and in a timely fashion.  

Prior joining BlueHub SUN, Jonathan was employed at Wells Fargo, with experience underwriting both origination and loss mitigation loans for multiple investors. He is also a former teacher, instructing physical education and computer science classes at a private school in Philadelphia, PA.  

Jonathan graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, and earned his M.B.A. from Texas A&M University–Kingsville while living in Texas.

Ruth Janvrin

Closing Processor

Ruth Janvrin

 

Michael Matusik

Processor

Michael Matusik

Michael joined BlueHub SUN as a Processor in 2017. In this role, Michael reviews and analyzes loan applications for our foreclosure relief program as a part of SUN’s pre-underwriting process, ensuring that all successful applicants are well suited for the program in terms of their eligibility, ability to repay, and need for SUN’s services. He works closely with borrowers to walk them through the process of repurchasing their homes.

Michael brings experience from the commercial banking industry to his role at BlueHub Capital, having worked as a Senior Account Executive with BNY Mellon. He also worked as Default Specialist for Salem Five Bank, working with families facing foreclosure to enroll them in reduced payment programs.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Kentucky.

Ron McCormick

Customer Relations Manager

Ron McCormick

As Customer Relations Liaison, Ron McCormick is responsible for customer relations and loan servicing for NSP Residential & AURA Mortgage clients.

Before joining BlueHub Capital, Ron worked for a Burlington, MA based commercial leasing company and, prior to that, worked for a nonprofit student loan guarantor in Boston. He is a volunteer regional coordinator for HOPEworldwide, a nonprofit benevolent organization whose efforts include annual canvassing in Lawrence, Dorchester, Brockton, to educate residents on fire safety and prevention. 

Ron attended the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Santiago Nunez

Senior Mortgage Loan Officer

Santiago Nunez

Bio coming soon. 

Andrew Potenza

Outreach Coordinator

Andrew Potenza

Bio coming soon. 

Brenda Ruping

Outreach Coordinator

Ayjah Willis

Client Intake Specialist