Team

“A big thank you to the team at Detroit Development Fund for believing in and supporting new business in Detroit.” -Hugh Yaro, Craftwork Bar

Ray Waters

President

Ray Waters was appointed Managing Director of the Detroit Community Loan Fund in October 2001. In 2004, he assumed the title of Read More

John Schoeniger

Loan Fund Manager

John Schoeniger is the Loan Fund Manager at Detroit Development Fund since 2007. Prior to coming to Detroit, he was Vice President Read More

Angelia Sharp

Senior Loan Officer

Angelia Sharp possesses over 20 years in the financial industry where is has been successful in managing and building relationships. At her Read More

Elizabeth B. Freitas

Loan Portfolio Manager
(313) 784-9547

Elizabeth Freitas joined Detroit Development Fund back in May of 2007. Elizabeth started her career in banking back in 1996 and has Read More

Mia Mullen

Executive Assistant/Grants Manager

Mia Mullen began her career with Detroit Development Fund in 2006, working as Executive Assistant and eventually managing the entire grant portfolio.  Read More

Vanessa Holsey

Relationship Manager
313-784-9623

Vanessa Holsey is currently DDF’s Relationship Manager.  She began her career with Detroit Development Fund in 2007, working as the Workforce Development/Contractor Read More

Deborah McKinnon

Loan Administrative Supervisor

Deborah McKinnon joined the Detroit Development Fund team in July 2013 as a Loan Administrative Assistant to provide administrative, loan servicing and Read More

Elliot Braman

Credit Analyst

Elliott Braman is the Credit Analyst for Detroit Development Fund. He is responsible for assessing the credit risk of borrowers through detailed Read More

Erica Gary

Loan Administrator I

Erica Gary is currently DDF’s Loan Administrator I. She began her career with Detroit Development Fund in August 2017. Erica has over Read More

Ivory Jackson

Loan Administrator II

Ivory Jackson is currently DDF’s Loan Administrator II and began her career at DDF in the fall of 2016. She has over Read More

Richmond Hawkins

Senior Commercial Lender
(313) 800-5386

Prior to joining Detroit Development Fund, Hawkins spent 7 years as Division Manager – Administration for New Detroit Inc. In this role, Read More

Ian MacDougall

Junior Credit Analyst
(313) 800-5930

Ian is currently a Junior Credit Analyst for the Detroit Development Fund.  His responsibilities include analyzing the financial statements from prospect customers Read More