Meet the Staff

Opportunity is our mission. Community Capital New York serves as an economic catalyst, providing alternative financing that transforms and strengthens the prosperity of our communities and the lives of the people who live in them.

Kimberlie A. Jacobs
Phone: 914.747.8020 ext 112

Kim Jacobs has served as Executive Director of Community Capital New York, a Community Development Financial Institution, since its creation in 1989.  Under her leadership, the organization has realized important goals in affordable housing and small business development throughout the communities served in the lower Hudson Valley.  Notable among these are:

  • Provided catalytic “gap” loans to affordable housing developments representing over 2000 homes for low and moderate income households
  • Raised over $17 million in equity investments for Low Income Housing Tax Credit rental housing projects
  • Created the region’s only Individual Development Account program helping over 100 families living in poverty save money and buy assets
  • Created an SBA Certified micro loan fund providing loan capital and business development services to small businesses in six counties
  • Led the region’s largest Financial Education initiative creating videos, materials, workshops and one- on- one counseling to over 3000 households.

Prior to her work in Westchester, Kim served as the Deputy Director of Rochester Downtown Development Corporation in Rochester, NY and also worked as a Senior Planner for the City of Sioux Falls, SD and other planning positions in Iowa, Texas and California.  She has a MS in Urban Planning from the University of Iowa and an MBA in Finance from Pace University.  Ms. Jacobs serves on a variety of community Advisory Boards.  In 2000, she was selected as a Fannie Mae fellow to the Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives Program at Harvard University.

“My parents came from very modest backgrounds to become solidly middle-class owners of a nice home and a prosperous small business.  As I was growing up I remember them commenting so many times about what a huge difference it would have made to them in life and for their prosperity,  if they could just have gotten their hands on $10,000 when they were first starting out.  I feel great coming to work everyday knowing  that Community Capital New York is here to make sure that other hardworking individuals get the leg up my folks never had.”


Carol Danziger
Finance Director
Phone: 914.747.8020 ext 113

Carol Danziger joined Community Capital in 1990.  During her tenure, Carol has held full responsibility for bookkeeping and financial records, the maintenance of the organization’s databases and PC network systems and all office support functions.  Additionally, she administers the loan portfolio and control system, loan underwriting and collections processes.

Carol studied Business Administration at Mercy College, and she is certified in Tax Credit Compliance.  She serves as Treasurer of the Westchester Interfaith Housing Corporation.

“Throughout my 22 years with Community Capital New York I have always believed that the work we do and the assistance we provide have real value for the individuals and communities we serve.”

Kim Meyers
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development
Phone: 914.747.8020 ext 117

Kim Meyers has over 25 years of financial and consulting experience.  For the last decade she has applied her business acumen in the not for profit sector and recently joined Community Capital New York, to spearhead its development activities.

Prior to Community Capital she founded KSM Strategy Group to help nonprofit organizations cultivate donors, improve fundraising outcomes and manage programs.  She holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and a certificate degree in Philanthropy and Grant Making from the Heyman School at NYU.

“Having worked as a small business consultant I have a deep appreciation for the opportunities and challenges that both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses.      

I am thrilled to represent Community Capital and help expand its lending, business education programs and housing initiatives to foster the development of strong, vibrant communities in the Hudson Valley.”

Julieta McPherson
Vice President, Business Advancement
Phone: 914 747 8020 ext. 111

Julieta McPherson, is responsible to contribute to Community Capital’s mission of creating economic opportunity for a strong portfolio of borrowers across all products lines. Her service territory is Westchester County.

Julieta has previous experience in small business lending with for profit, non-profit, and government organizations.  She has worked with a wide range of businesses and clients, from low-income micro-entrepreneurs, Latino women, and artisan communities in Mexico, to businesses with greater than $5 MM in annual revenue.  Julieta also has extensive experience training small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs in the areas of business development, marketing, customer service, and finance.  Previous companies Julieta has worked with include Latino Economic Development Center in Minneapolis, MN, Women’s Initiative, Apoyo Financiero, and Opportunity Fund in San Francisco, CA, and Women’s Enterprise Development Center in White Plains, NY.  Julieta holds a B.S. in International Business, and Marketing Certificate Program at School of Business Extension Program at University of California at Berkeley.

Helping entrepreneurs make their dreams come true, and transforming local economy is what I love most about working at Community Capital.”

Fernando Ahumada
VP Lending
Phone: 914.747.8020 ext 110

Fernando Ahumada is responsible for Business Development and Lending across all of Community Capital’s product offerings. His service territory includes Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. Fernando is an experienced professional in finance, community outreach, and health care management with expertise in communications and business development.

Prior to joining Community Capital, Fernando worked for the Middletown Community Health Center (MCHC) where he was a Board Member for 3 years and later hired as a Patient Service Supervisor.   Due to his success he later became a Business Development Manager for MCHC focusing on new community outreach initiatives.

Fernando holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Southwestern University, Georgetown TX, and an MBA from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY. In addition, he is also a member of the 2016 Class of Leadership Orange, a local organization that educates current and emerging leaders to foster involvement in our community and be catalysts for positive change.   Fernando is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

“ Here at Community Capital New York I am able to make a difference and help entrepreneurs from all walks of life and multicultural facets of our community.   It is a true pleasure to provide education, business support, professional knowledge, and ultimately a valuable resource to those who want to pursue the American Dream of owning their own business. I am blessed to be in the position of not only  improving the life of an individual and their family through business success, but also help our Main Streets by supporting our small business owners one opportunity at a time.”


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