B Committee

As a community lender, we already use business as a force for good. As a B Corp, we are inspired to constantly strive to be better—better for our communities, our staff, our borrowers, and the environment.

To reinforce these efforts, we created the “B Team”—a committee comprised of Clearinghouse CDFI employees at all levels. The B Team ensures that our B Corp values remain strong, while also engaging and empowering our employees to help “B the Change”.

Meet the Clearinghouse CDFI B Team:

Violeta Stolpen

Violeta Stolpen

Two bucket list items: Own my own business; Master open water swimming

Fave weekend activity: Lounging and watching Netflix with my husband

Two social issues: Workforce Development, Advancement & Empowerment of Women, Environmental Sustainability, Diversity & Inclusion

Drive / Motivation:Leaving the world brighter, healthier,& more inclusive for future generations

Fave thing about CCDFI? Being a B Corp and valuing people, profit, and planet

Fave book(s) / movie(s): One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Heroes: Michelle Obama, Indra Nooyi, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, J.K. Rowling

Work Style: Driver

Night in or out: Night In – no question

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Morning Bird

Avery Ebron

Avery Ebron

Two bucket list items: Secure land to share; To help end waste as we know it

Fave weekend activity: Vibing with loved ones; Basketball

Two social issues: Economic, media, and tech literacy gaps in disadvantaged communities; Healthy social discourse

Drive / Motivation: God and Love

Fave thing about CCDFI? My Coworkers

Fave book(s) / movie(s): The Hobbit, The End of Charity (books); The Lion King, Boyz N the Hood (movies)

Heroes: Harriet Tubman; George Washington Carver

Work Style: Pioneer

Night in or out: Night OUT, Are You Kidding?

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot

Kristy Ollendorff

Kristy Ollendorff

Two bucket list items: Visit every country in Europe by 55; Retire by 60

Fave weekend activity: Schlep kids to soccer and swimming or hit the gym

Two social issues: Empowering girls and women; tolerance

Drive / Motivation: Making a difference: at home & at work!

Fave thing about CCDFI: We embrace new ideas and empower staff.

Fave book(s) / movie(s): World War II human interest books or movies

Heroes: Michele Obama

Work Style: Integrator

Night in or out: Night In All the Way!

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Morning Bird: Chirp, chirp.

Natasa Radosavljevic

Natasa Radosavljevic

Two bucket list items: Speak another language; Convert my garage into a foster home for kittens

Fave weekend activity: Playing soccer

Two social issues: Environmental Issues; Women Equality

Drive / Motivation: My family and challenging myself to do better each day

Fave thing about CCDFI? Being able to work with like-minded individuals with the same goal to help others

Fave book(s) / movie(s): All the Marvel Movies & Star Wars!

Heroes: My mom and dad

Work Style: Pioneer

Night in or out: Night OUT, Are You Kidding?

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot

 

Lacey Dixon

Lacey Dixon

Two bucket list items: Live in New York; Travel to Ireland

Fave weekend activity: Watching a terrible Redbox movie with Friends

Two social issues: Education; Women’s Rights

Drive / Motivation: The opportunity to make even a single person’s day better

Fave thing about CCDFI? The entire Clearinghouse Team

Fave book(s) / movie(s): The Book Thief, Harry Potter (books); That Thing You Do, Lord of the Rings (movies)

Heroes: Lin Manuel Miranda; My friends

Work Style: Driver

Night in or out: Night OUT, Are You Kidding?

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot

Scottie Schindler

Scottie Schindler

Two bucket list items: Continuous enhancement of credit skills; Visit family outside CA

Fave weekend activity: Basketball at the beach

Two social issues: Homelessness; Staying up to date with government agenda

Drive / Motivation: Always getting ot that next level – professionally and personally

Fave thing about CCDFI? Every deal is “outside of the box” and we have a great team

Fave book(s) / movie(s): Bible; Animal House (movie)

Heroes: Rick Warren

Work Style: Pioneer

Night in or out: Night OUT, Are You Kidding?

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot

Alanna Smith

Alanna Smith

Two bucket list items: Speak fluent Spanish; Travel Europe extensively

Fave weekend activity: Sleeping in and brunch with the hubs

Two social issues: Cystinosis Awareness/Research; Equal Opportunity for Women/Girls

Drive / Motivation: Love, passion, a zest for my career, peace in my heart

Fave thing about CCDFI? Our mission truly helps people and it’s good for the soul

Fave book(s) / movie(s): The Bronze Horseman, The Sweet Gum Tree, The Book Thief, Night (books); Amelie, A Very Long Engagement, Office Space, Lord of the Rings (movies)

Heroes: Strong women with strong morals and fierce determination

Work Style: Driver

Night in or out: Night In All the Way!

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot

Ricky Ha

Ricky Ha

Two bucket list items: Play golf professionally in the senior tour; Find a woman who loves me for who I am

Fave weekend activity: Playing golf

Two social issues: Diabetes Prevention; Hunger Prevention

Drive / Motivation: Be financially successful so I can help others

Fave thing about CCDFI? Generous benefits

Fave book(s) / movie(s): Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha (book); The Godfather Triology (movies)

Heroes: Tiger Woods; My friend Michael S.

Work Style: Integrator

Night in or out: Night OUT, Are You Kidding?

Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl: Hooooooooot