Timothy A. Flanagan
(202) 529-5505, ext. 212
Timothy Flanagan, WACIF’s Executive Director, is responsible for overseeing WACIF’s day-to-day operations. Mr. Flanagan joined WACIF in 2006 after successfully running a small business for 3 years. He previously served as Program Director, with oversight of WACIF’s programs, clients, and community outreach. In addition, Mr. Flanagan provided loan underwriting and portfolio management for WACIF. Mr. Flanagan’s community and economic development experience includes program development and small business consulting with the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center Network. He has published several research papers and articles on high-growth companies and access to capital for small businesses. He has served as a guest speaker and panelist for both regional and national economic development conferences. Most recently, he has been featured on DC Channel 16, in the Washington Post, Hill Rag, East of the River, Saint Joseph’s University Magazine, and the Washington Business Journal. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, with a Bachelor of Science in Management.
Director of Communications and Outreach
(202) 529-5505, ext. 214
Jeremy Cullimore, Director of Communications and Outreach, manages the planning and execution of WACIF’s strategic outreach. Mr. Cullimore joined WACIF in 2009. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he studied U.S. History. After graduating in 2007, Jeremy spent a year as a LISC AmeriCorps member where he worked in Community Development, helping spur and organize residents, businesses and local government to work together to face local community problems and create lasting solutions. As a student and then Alumni Advisor at UCSD, Jeremy took part in organizing and partaking in numerous international and domestic volunteer projects including Villa El Salvador, Peru and California National Parks
In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys antiquing, riding Capital Bikeshare and reading.
Technical Assistance Officer
(202) 529-5505, ext. 213
Lindsay Hicks, Technical Assistance Officer, co-manages WACIF’s client intake process. Ms. Hicks joined WACIF in 2010. She previously served as the executive director of the Vinegar Hill South Main Street organization in Washington, DC and as senior personal banker at Bank of America. Ms. Hicks received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Community Development from Howard University.
(202) 529-5505, ext. 216
Schuyler Woods, Credit Analyst, manages WACIF's borrower portfolio, provides financial analysis and loan underwriting for WACIF. Ms. Woods joined WACIF in 2011 as a ProInspire Fellow. In addition to her duties, she serves as a junior board member on the Latin American Youth Center. Prior to WACIF, Schuyler was an Analyst for JPMorgan Asset Management, supporting over 15 Investment Advisors, Bankers, Capital and Fiduciary Officers for the firm’s high net worth clients. Ms. Woods attended Rice University and graduated with a degree in Religious Studies as a Mellon Mays Fellow. As a student, she co-founded Rice’s first African-Americans and Latinos Merging for Action (A.L.M.A.) conference, served as the Rice Thresher’s Opinions Editor and interned at Citigroup in Sales & Trading as a Management Leadership for Tomorrow(MLT) and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Fellow.
Technical Assistance Officer
(202) 529-5505 ext. 217
Ian Lawrence, Technical Assistance Officer, co-manages WACIF’s client intake process. Mr. Lawrence joined WACIF in 2012. Prior to joining WACIF, Ian was a consultant with Blue Cloud Technologies and a Business Services Officer with BB&T. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida and a MBA from Duke University.
(202) 529-5505 ext. 211
Julia Rowe, Project Assistant, monitors and supports WACIF’s numerous programs ensuring project deliverables. Ms. Rowe joined WACIF in 2012. She attended Wellesley College where she earned a B.A. in Art History and French. After graduating in 2009, she moved to Lyon, France and taught in a French public high school as an English Language Assistant. In July 2011, she completed an AmeriCorps term of service with Impact Alabama, working on social justice projects in both urban and rural communities across the state of Alabama. In Fall 2012, she completed a MSc Public Policy degree at University College London (UCL), where she submitted a master’s dissertation on the electability of female candidates in the U.K.
Technical Assistance Officer
(202) 529-5505 ext. 218
Josh Hopkins, Technical Assistance Officer, joined WACIF in November 2012. Mr. Hopkins implements and manages Enterprise DC, a pilot program combining small business development and computer literacy, as well as WACIF's small business workshops and loan days. Most recently, Mr. Hopkins worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a policy advisor and a special assistant focused on small business and community development finance policy. Prior to his work at the Treasury, Josh worked for former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty as an advisor in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development where he developed a working knowledge of urban development finance and public-private partnership strategies. Mr. Hopkins holds a B.A. in International Comparative Studies with a concentration in Global Market Studies from Duke University.
(202) 529-5505 ext. 215
Elaine Pinson has served as WACIF’s grants manager since 2012 and has worked with WACIF in several capacities since 1999. Ms. Pinson’s current duties include researching funding sources and preparing grant proposals. Since 2011, Ms. Pinson has helped WACIF obtain more than $2.9 million in operating support and capital investments. Ms. Pinson has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.
Henry “Hank” Brothers
Pro-Bono Legal Counsel
Holland and Knight