We are thrilled to announce two new exciting members of CFNE’s staff. Please join us in welcoming them!

Tiffany Browning is stepping into the new position of Loan Administrator and Bookkeeper. In her role, she will support our lending team in closing and servicing loans, portfolio maintenance, and bookkeeping. Based in Maine, Tiffany has worked in the banking industry, and most recently served as Loan Administrator for a non-profit, CDFI mortgage and small business lender. She is on track to complete her undergraduate degree in business administration – accounting from the University of Maine – Bangor this spring. We’re excited to have you on board, Tiffany! You can contact Tiffany at tiffany [at] co-opfund.coop.

Vikas Mangipudi will start as our new Loan and Outreach Officer for Vermont and New Hampshire on January 24. Until then, you can still contact Loan and Outreach Officer Lane Fury for Vermont and New Hampshire related questions. Vikas was born and raised in Nashua, NH and has settled into a life of cooperative development in the Burlington, VT area, including serving as the treasurer of the Vermont Solidarity Investing Club, board member of the @Vermont Real Estate Cooperative, and as a member of multiple other food, housing, and investing co-ops. He comes to CFNE from a professional background in software development and data science, most recently at a mid-sized employee-owned (ESOP) software company. Vikas is a lifelong learner who studied Statistics and Sociology at Boston University as well as Accounting at Champlain College. We’re excited to have you on board, Vikas!