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Our Team

Pacific Community Ventures creates economic opportunity in low- and middle-income communities. Our team is dedicated to achieving that mission by providing working capital to small business owners, entrepreneurship advice, and impact investing field building.

Lena Backe
Project Manager, InSight
Daniel Brett
Associate Director, InSight
Paola Castellanos
Program Manager, Business Advising
Carolyn Clarke
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Credit Officer
Mary Jo Cook
President & CEO
Patrick Duggan
Director, Marketing and Communications
Justin Fier
Managing Director, InSight
Benjamin Greenlea
Credit Analyst
Robyn Miller
Director of Finance and Operations
Adria Moss
Manager, PCV Lending
Jess Pedersen
Analyst, InSight
Robert Porter
Managing Director, Business Advising and Lending
Gina Salerno
Grants Manager
Kim Vu
Data and Reporting Analyst
Brianna White
Office & Communications Coordinator
Tom Woelfel
Director, InSight

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of PCV is a group of individuals with experience in venture capital, business building, and the community.

Christopher J. Andersen
Founder & CEO, Atlas Capital Strategies
Steve Apfelberg
Vice President of Marketing, TriNet
Michael Chodos
Senior Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation
Ralph Clark
Chairman, Pacific Community Ventures; and President & CEO, SST
Bud Colligan
Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus, Pacific Community Ventures
Sanjay Datta
CFO, Upstart Network
Monica Edwards
President, BRIDGE Impact Capital
Judith Goldkrand
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Kelly Graziadei
Director, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook
Cindy Kaczmarek
Executive Coach & HR Consultant
Teresa Pahl
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Advisory Council

Our Advisory Council is a diverse group of small business owners, pro-bono advisors, impact investors, and community leaders who bring a wealth of skills and experience that help us innovate our programs, engage our communities, and develop new partnerships.

Angela Atherton
Financial and Risk Management Consultant
Sherry Bijan
Independent Registered Investment Advisor
Cynthia Chavez
Executive Director, LeaderSpring
Jorge Luis Fontanez
CEO & Founder, Marca Studio
Carolyn Johnson
Associate Director, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Kellie McElhaney
Professor, Haas School of Business
William B. Pace
Managing Partner, Clearly Next, and Chair Emeritus, Pacific Community Ventures
Lorena Siminovich
Founder & CEO, Petit Collage
Beth Sirull
Former President, Pacific Community Ventures
George B. Walker, Jr.
Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Meet Our Companies

Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of small businesses create tens of thousands of jobs. Our companies have shown job growth at eleven times the national average. Over 50% of our companies are female-owned, and 56% are minority-owned. Meet some of our advised and funded companies!

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