BlueHub Capital Welcomes Lubna Maria Elia as its first Chief Administrative Officer

Monday, January 4, 2021

BlueHub Capital, a national nonprofit community finance organization, today announces the hiring of Lubna Maria Elia as its first Chief Administrative Officer. Elia will focus on talent management, administration, and continuing to promote inclusive excellence in the workplace to support the growth of BlueHub’s current and emerging initiatives.

“Lubna’s management expertise will support our efforts to maintain BlueHub Capital’s robust growth as well as our culture,” said Elyse Cherry, CEO of BlueHub Capital. “Lubna’s commitment to the communities we serve and her deep experience with impact investment give her excellent insights into our work and mission. We are delighted to welcome Lubna to BlueHub Capital.”

Elia has 20 years of experience in the impact investing and social enterprise sectors. She is the founder of the New England Impact Investing Initiative, a nonprofit working to build a thriving and diverse regional impact investing industry by fostering connections, knowledge sharing, and talent development.

Elia has held a variety of leadership roles at nonprofits advancing economic and social justice. Most recently, she served as COO at Compass Working Capital, an organization that promotes asset building and financial planning for families with low incomes. At Root Capital, an international lender that transforms rural communities by investing in agricultural enterprises, she held several roles, including fundraising, legal resource coordination, GRC (governance, risk management and compliance), and human resources.

"I am thrilled to join the BlueHub team to bring to bear my two decades of nonprofit management and experience building a strategic human resource function to support BlueHub’s ambitious plans and prepare BlueHub's team for future growth and innovation,” said Elia. “I have long admired BlueHub's work and look forward to fostering its mission by building upon best practices and equipping the team for what comes next."

Elia, a fluent Spanish speaker, earned a master’s degree in international relations from Boston University and a bachelor’s in humanities honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in economic development in Latin America.

Since 1985, BlueHub Capital has been building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. BlueHub Capital has provided more than $2.2 billion in financing to projects and businesses that create affordable housing, good jobs, and new opportunities for underserved people and communities.

About BlueHub Capital
BlueHub Capital is a national nonprofit community finance organization with a 35-year history of building healthy communities where low-income people live and work. Since 1985, BlueHub Capital has invested over $2.2 billion to support low-income communities, creating and preserving over 24,000 units of affordable housing, 13,000 jobs, healthcare services for more than 197,000 patients, education and daycare for more than 70,700 children, and prevented over 1,150 foreclosure-related evictions. To learn more about BlueHub Capital and the impact of its investments, visit