CNIMFG staff works in tandem with a volunteer team of board members to provide a cultural cross-section of expertise and community representation. The Group is led by an independent board of seven seasoned banking, finance and community development professionals. All loans are approved and recommended by a separate seven member loan committee consisting of individuals with strong lending and small business backgrounds. CNIMFG follows board approved Credit, Collections and Privacy Policies.

Board Members

Eva Brown, Chair – Vice President, Regional Community Development Manager, U.S. Bank
Willard Payton,Vice Chair – Pastor,New Birth COGIC;Teamwork Englewood
Randolph Kurtz, Treasurer  – Deputy Director, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Louis Leonardi III, Secretary-Executive Vice President, The Beverly Bank & Trust (Wintrust Bank)
Michael Kelly, Chair – Chairman, FBOP Corporation
Kimberlie Jackson – Community Partner
Kristin Faust – President, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
Diahann Sinclair – Director, P&D, St. Bernard Hospital; Teamwork Englewood
Amiel B Harper, Esq – Founder and Principal, Morpheus Consultancy, LLC

Loan Committee

Lou Leonardi,III, Chairman – Executive Vice President, The Beverly Bank & Trust (Wintrust Bank)
Bryce Skriba – Assistant Vice President Commercial Loans, Parkway Bank and Trust
Stephen Forde – Vice President, Commercial Loans, Republic Bank of Chicago
Phillip Greiner – Vice President, Commercial Banking, First Midwest Bank
John Bodnar – Commercial Loan Officer, Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF)
Oksana Sevic – VP/Principal Commercial Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Christopher Manley – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending, Lakeside Bank
Karl Riley,II – Vice President, Small Business Community Lender, Fifth Third Bank
Sharnell Curtis-Martin – Community Development Relationship Manager, CIBC
Chris Sweetland – Senior Vice President, Huntington Bank
Kathleen Fitzgerald – Commercial Lending Officer, First Eagle Bank




CNIMFG Lending Staff

Erica L. King, Vice President, Lending
eking@cnigroup.org | (773) 341-2072

Hunter Beck, Loan Officer
hbeck@cnigroup.org | (773) 341-2062

Maria Meduga, Account Manager
mmeduga@cnigroup.org | (773) 341-2070

General Inquiries should be sent to:

Loan Support Staff
Loans@cnimfg.org | (773) 341-2060