About MCCI

The mission of Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI) is to provide appropriate, flexible loan products to low and moderate income persons and families, developers of residential projects, and small businesses.  MCCI lends primarily throughout Essex and Middlesex Counties, with a particular focus on the mill cities of Lawrence, Lowell and Haverhill. MCCI’s goal is to be an effective lender within a functioning infrastructure for regional community development. 

MCCI is certified by the US Treasury as a community development financial institution, holds Massachusetts Banking and Brokerage licenses and is a 501 c3.  As of April of 2017, MCCI is a certified Community Development Corporation.

MCCI Board of Directors June 2020
Kristen Harol: Board President; President, The Life Initiative, Boston, MA. Community Development Investment Fund Lisa Torrisi: Board Member; Director of Kitchen Design Services, Jackson Kitchen Designs
Lisa Kozol: Board Vice President; Director of Development Consulting, Pinck & Co. Yun-Ju Choi: Board Clerk; CEO Coalition for a Better Acre, Lowell, MA.
Arleen Zorilla: Board Member, Asset Building Program Manager, Lawrence Community Works Abbott Lawrence: Board Member; Senior Research Analyst, Mission Capital Partners
Maria Natera: Board Member; Healthy Living Programs Manager, Lawrence Groundworks Wataru Matsuyasu: Board Member; Klein Horning; Affordable Housing & Community Development Real Estate Attorney
Abel Vargas: Board Member; Executive Director, MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board Michele Witts: Board Member; CFO Coalition for a Better Acre, Lowell, MA
Vivian Haydar: Board member, CFO Lawrence Community Works