About MCCI

Mill Cities Community Investments is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).  CDFIs are private-sector, financial organizations with community development as their main goal.

They can be for-profit or not-for-profit financial institutions who lend and invest in low- and moderate-income communities.  CDFIs deliver loan and investment services to people and communities that have often been under served by other financial organizations.  Many of these communities are among those hardest hit by the current economic conditions.

CDFIs are different than conventional financial institutions because they have a in-depth knowledge of the communities they serve. And they work closely with their customers and the community leaders. MCCI often teams up with traditional banks to develop innovative ways to deliver loans, investments, and financial services. This includes jointly funding community projects.

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.
Charles Wiberalski: Board Member; Professor of Mathematics, UMASS Boston 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 Arleen Zorilla: Board Member, Asset Building Program Manager, Lawrence Community Works
Glynn Lloyd: Board Member; CEO The Foundation for Business Equity, Boston, MA.