Board of Directors
Chief Impact Officer, Ecotrust
Olivia M. Rebanal is Chief Impact Officer of Ecotrust, a Portland-based nonprofit that works from Alaska through Northern California. Olivia leads work across Ecotrust’s key program areas—food and agriculture, fisheries and coastal communities, forestry and ecosystem services, social finance, and green workforce development — and implements systems-scale solutions that advance economic opportunity, environmental stewardship, and racial equity.
Previously, Olivia was Director of Inclusive Food Systems at Capital Impact Partners (CIP), a CDFI that has deployed over $2.7 billion to serve 5 million people in our communities’ critical sectors: health care, education, elder communities, healthy food, cooperatives and affordable housing. Olivia managed the strategy, initiatives and partnerships related to CIP’s work in building equitable food systems through innovative programs like the $30 million Michigan Good Food Fund, an ecosystem of support designed to increase access to affordable healthy food and create opportunities within the food economy, especially for those who are historically excluded. Olivia also oversaw the development and implementation of the organization-wide social justice strategy at Capital Impact Partners, a multi-year effort to strategically embed equity and justice into all facets of the organization’s work.
Olivia has also served as Director at National Development Council, launching and managing regional small business loan programs for the Grow America Fund, whose strategy is to cultivate community wealth through business ownership and entrepreneurship, particularly in communities of color. Olivia managed a portfolio of communities throughout the West Coast including Seattle, WA; Tacoma, WA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Long Beach, CA.
Olivia has over 20 years of leadership in community development and social finance, including over a decade of underwriting experience, with emphasis on working with entrepreneurs of color. Olivia holds an AB in Bio-Medical Ethics from Brown University and an MPA in Public Finance from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.