Staff and Board Members

Meet the Team

Expert staff and a committed board of directors ensures the Genesis Fund meets our mission, year after year.

Our dedicated staff and board members share a deep commitment to the vision of the Genesis Fund and our work in Maine and Northern New England. We’re proud to be part of the Community Development Financial Institution movement that’s bringing transformative capital to vital community projects and entrepreneurial businesses across the United States.
ImageGenesis staff and board of directors standing in front of Genesis Fund's office at 22 Lincoln Street in Brunswick.

Our Staff

Board of Directors


Rebecca Hatfield

President & CEO

Avesta Housing

Portland, Maine

Vice President

Julie Wagoner

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending & Community Development

Bath Savings Institution

Bath, Maine


Janice de Lima

Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer & Community Development Banking

Norway Savings Bank

Portland, Maine


Shima Kabirigi

Director, Immigrant-Led Organizations Fund

Maine Initiatives

Portland, Maine

Denise Cilley

Associate Director

Sunrise County Economic Council

Machias, Maine

Jeff Mosley

Program Lead, National Equitable Development Initiative

Capital Impact Partners

Rockville, Maryland

Betty Robinson

Emeritus Professor

University of Southern Maine

Topsham, Maine

Mike Ross

VP, Commercial Real Estate

M&T Bank

Portland, Maine

Diane Small

Executive Director

Sanford Housing Authority

Sanford, Maine

Robyn Wardell

Development Officer

Community Housing of Maine

Portland, Maine

Tom Whelan


Bath Savings Trust Company

Bath, Maine