FSC FIRST LEADERSHIP

Our staff is comprised of a uniquely qualified team of accounting, administrative, economic development finance and commercial lending professionals. Our President and CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors and serves in accordance with the U. S. Small Business Administration code requirements, and serve on the Economic Cluster of the Prince George’s County Administration led by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Our staff is augmented by consultants and countless volunteers who serve on Ad Hoc Committees appointed by the Board of Directors, including the Loan Review Committee.

Dawn R. Medley

President & CEO

Dawn R. Medley

President & CEO

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Equipped with over 20 years of expertise in public and private funding programs. Provides day-to-day leadership and oversight. Responsible for budgeting, fiscal, and internal controls; staffing, strategic planning, resource development, grant writing, fundraising, marketing, business development, developing, and achieving the annual work action plan. Oversees marketing and promotions, developing economic development policies, and lending programs to support the County’s public policy goals and initiatives. Guides all human resources decisions, volunteer recruitment, and strategic partnership relations.

Beverly Everson-Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Beverly Everson-Jones

Chief Financial Officer

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More than 20 years as a financial and enterprise risk management executive. Responsible for senior-level accounting, budgeting, financial policies and general management services at FSC First. Supports all financial statements and grant writing activity for the company. Analyzes financial data and supplies assistance in all financial aspects of FSC First.

Wilma A. Pearson

Administrative Services Manager

Wilma A. Pearson

Administrative Services Manager

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More than 20 years of progressive administrative and managerial experience. Provides direct support to the President & CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for all aspects of operational support, compliance and reporting. Coordinates tech support. Recruits and supervises volunteers and interns.

James Steward Smith

Vice President, Business Development

James Steward Smith

Vice President, Business Development

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More than 20 years of business development and financial services lead generation experience. Responsible for pre-qualifying loan applicants and determining which program is most compatible with their unique capital needs. Also, responsible for marketing, outreach and promotional activities.

Dipti Patel

Vice President, Business Finance

Dipti Patel

Vice President, Business Finance

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Dipti Patel has over 18 years of commercial lending experience, including complex credit analysis, underwriting and loan closing. At FSC First she provides day-to-day oversight and staff support for prospecting, lending, closing and portfolio management activities. Additionally, she assists with revenue forecasting for lending activities. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to various places around the world.

Kathy Morant

Senior Portfolio Manager

Kathy Morant

Senior Portfolio Manager

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More than 10 years of portfolio management experience for government guaranteed mortgages. Responsible for customer relations, site visits, collecting loan payments, analyzing interim and annual financial reports and tax returns. Responsible for all servicing, liquidations and guarantee purchases.

Daisy Namukwaya

Economic Impact Analyst

Daisy Namukwaya

Economic Impact Analyst

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More than 5 years in research and data analysis. Retrieves and analyzes economic impact data for the Economic Development Incentive Fund. Logs, calculates, and analyzes all the other loan products that FSC First manages and services. Knowledge in the retrieving, managing, sorting, and analyzing of large data sets.

Andrea Schauer

Senior Commercial Loan Underwriter

Andrea Schauer

Senior Commercial Loan Underwriter

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Andrea Schauer has 26 years experience in the SBA realm from SBA 7a to SBA 504, and started out as a loan processor and worked her way up to a Loan Program Manager, which encompassed a revolving loan fund and the SBA 504 program.

Jennifer Burnette

Commercial Loan Settlement Coordinator

Jennifer Burnette

Commercial Loan Settlement Coordinator

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Maryland native with 8 years of experience surrounding loan operations, loan documentation and quality assurance. Proactive and knowledgeable in commercial real estate with concentration on post-closings, quality and accurate execution of products and services offered, and ensuring clients experience a smooth transition into settlement transactions.

Chakshusha Dave

Accountant

Chakshusha Dave

Accountant

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Chakshusha Dave is an experienced accounting professional with more than 15 years of work in GAAP and tax accounting as well as auditing for national and local organizations, with a focus on non-profit organizations.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Maryland and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 

Roger Reynolds

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Roger Reynolds

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

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Roger Reynolds is an experienced marketing professional with 10 plus years of marketing service and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in marketing. Over the years, he has used his marketing skills and background to help small businesses, education entities and government organizations meet their marketing needs, plan and reach goals. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, walking, writing and music.

James Johnson

Finance and Operations Analyst

James Johnson

Finance and Operations Analyst

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James N. Johnson is a graduate of the Howard University School of Business and majored in Business Management. While a student, he was a member of the Men’s Soccer team and engaged in community service projects as a Chapel Assistant. He also acquired many skills through classes such as Quantitative Business Analysis and Finance Principles, which he applies to his work at FSC First. Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer for a local club team in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL).

Audrey Chandler

Commercial Loan Servicing Assistant

Audrey Chandler

Commercial Loan Servicing Assistant

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With more than 10 years of Servicing experience for federally backed institutions, Audrey Chandler is responsible for customer relations, collections and loan data analysis. She also assists with loan origination in accordance with bank policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements as well as standard operating procedures.

Chris Godfrey

Business Development Officer

Chris Godfrey

Business Development Officer

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Bio coming soon.

Yakita Wilkinson

Level Up Program Manager

Yakita Wilkinson

Level Up Program Manager

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Yakita Wilkinson has more than 10 years of experience with project coordination and marketing. Her responsibilities include assisting with the planning and execution of projects and operations of the Level Up program.

Taylor Proctor

Community Relations Coordinator

Taylor Proctor

Community Relations Coordinator

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Taylor Proctor promotes knowledge and use of the Level Up program through outreach and community engagement. She assists in developing and deploying campaigns, including technical assistance, business development, public awareness events, partner activities, and the administration of the Purple Line Grant program.

Lisa Cheek Wilson

Level Up Administrative Assistant

Lisa Cheek Wilson

Level Up Administrative Assistant

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Lisa Cheek Wilson is the Administrative Assistant for the Level Up program. She has previously held administrative roles at Kaiser Permanente, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Department of Defense, and most recently worked at Convergint Technologies. Lisa holds an Associate of Business Administration from Prince George’s Community College and a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Maryland University College.

Jasmine Forbes

Program Coordinator

Jasmine Forbes

Program Coordinator

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Bio coming soon.

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