Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.

Executive Director

Farshad Maltes joins CDR with more than 30 years of experience in community development financing.  Most recently, he served as President/CEO of Community Capital New York, and prior to that worked for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority.  Throughout his career, he has overseen multiple small business, commercial real estate, and affordable housing lending programs benefit low-income communities, managing portfolios as large as $575 million.  Farshad earned a Bachelor's Degree with high honors from Haverford College, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Contact Farshad

Business Development & Technical Assistance Officer

Mitch Elam , CDR’s Business Development & Technical Assistance Officer, is responsible for loan underwriting, closing and monitoring business loans and portfolio management. 

Mitch has banking experience in Consumer Real Estate lending, Mortgage lending, and credit analysis

Mitch is a Nebraska Wesleyan graduate holding a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership and Management. Contact Mitch

Financial and Operations Officer

Dorris Miller is experienced in the financial services industry, and has been with CDR for 13
years.  Dorris is responsible for assisting with data management, bookkeeping and grant reporting. She has prior banking experience, and served VP of Consumer Loan Operations for TierOne Bank. 

Contact Dorris

Chief Operating Officer

Jane Hardesty is responsible for program and Executive Director support by providing: database development and maintenance; organization document creation; program reporting; compliance relating to the U.S. Treasury CDFI Program; compliance relating to the Small Business Administration lending programs; assistance in small business and 504 loan application processing, booking, closing, and servicing; board engagement; customer service; website maintenance; technology; and all other aspects of support needed.  Contact Jane