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.
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 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 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 Westchester and the Hudson Valley.”
Jesus Hilario is responsible for working with small businesses in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties. Jesus has a background in banking and has held positions with national and international firms as Sales Director, Business Development Manager, Banking Operations Consultant and Branch Manager. Jesus has a BA in Economics from the University of Buffalo, and worked for many years in Madrid, Spain.
Originally from Haverstraw, NY Jesus understands the lack of funding in urban communities and decided to join Community Capital New York to make a difference in his community.
“I am excited about the opportunity to improve the lives of others and leave the world a better place than I found it by educating entrepreneurs and funding people’s dreams.”
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, the Bronx and Fairfiled, CT.
Julieta has previous experience in small business lending with for profit, nonprofit 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 the local economy is what I love most about working at Community Capital.”
Simone Obermaier is responsible for Business Development and Lending across all of Community Capital’s product offerings. Her service territory includes Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. Simone is an experienced economic development professional with expertise in lending, underwriting and small business support.
Prior to joining CCNY, Simone worked for the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation where she focused on the New York State Empire Zone Program and new business development initiatives. Simone holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from SUNY New Paltz and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Dutchess Community College, both summa cum laude. She is fluent in Spanish.
“Since joining CCNY, I have an even greater appreciation for entrepreneurs – the risks they are willing to take and the passion they bring to their businesses. When individuals come to us with a great idea that is backed by research, personal knowledge and experience and coupled with a solid plan to put things into action, Community Capital New York is here to lend a hand. Being a part of the success along the way, helping to create vibrant communities one business at a time and making dreams a reality is the best part of my job.“