Meet the advisory board and staff that are inspiring the DC Region's young people to find their paths to success!


NFTE DC Region Advisory Board

John Hasenberg
Advisory Board Chair
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
The Hasenberg Hartsock Group
Merrill Lynch

Monish Kundra
Advisory Board Vice Chair
Columbia Capital

Wanda A. Alexander
President and CEO
Horizon Consulting Incorporated

Patty Alper
The Alper Portfolio Group, Ltd.

Sunny Scully Alsup, FASLA
Principal Emeritus
Lewis Scully Gionet

Sid Banerjee
Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Burke
Chief Executive Officer
Centuria Corporation

Terri Copeland
Community Development Market Manager
PNC Bank

Minal Damani Kundra
Managing Director
NextGen Capital Ventures, LLC

Alka Dhillon
Chief Executive Officer
Technalink, Inc.

Greg Diamond

Cheryl Dickison
VP of Sales, East Region

Tucker Foote
Head of US Government Affairs

Chante Goodwin
Owner & CEO
Your Way IT Solutions

Davon Kelly
President & CEO
Novad Consulting

Michael Lustbader
Arlington Capital Partners

Patricia Milon
Chief Compliance Officer, Bank and Brokerage
E*TRADE Financial

Stefan Nicholas
Senior Wealth Planner, Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Celie Niehaus
MVP, Corporate Compliance
Capital One Bank

Bryan Pynchon
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Capital One Bank

Rene Salas
Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Assurance
Ernst & Young LLP
Laine Shakerdge 
Pantheon Capital Partners
Julia Spicer
Executive Director
Mid-Atlantic Venture Association
Ben Teicher
Chief Financial Officer
Healthy Directions
David Wellisch
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Latinum Network

NFTE DC Region Staff

Patricia Granata Eisner, Executive Director
Patricia most recently served as the NFTE Baltimore Executive Director. Previously, she spent eight years as the Program Director for the Erickson Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation whose focus is education and the care of senior citizens. Patricia was a first grade teacher for four years in Baltimore City and graduated from Loyola College with a degree in English and Writing. She has a Masters in Education from Loyola College in Curriculum and Instruction and completed a second Masters at the University of Baltimore in Publications and Design. Her concentration was Creative Writing. In addition to her work at NFTE she has been a freelance writer with articles that have appeared locally and nationally.

Verice White, Program Director

Amir Alhambra, Program Manager

Kara Johnson, Director of Development