Southeast New England Loan Outreach Officer, Cooperative Fund of New England
As the Southeastern Loan and Outreach Officer, Maggie visits current and potential borrowers, providing technical assistance and administration of the loan portfolio, and markets the Fund in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts. Maggie has experience in the Boston non-profit sector, having staffed the Mission Hill Health Movement; the Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness, which addressed issues of food access and access to physical activity in low-income neighborhoods; and Mission Hill Main Streets, which engaged business owners and local residents in strengthening and improving the local commercial district. In the 1990s, she worked at Red Sun Press, a worker-controlled commercial print shop in Jamaica Plain, MA. Developing a lasting interest in community development, she left Red Sun to pursue a degree in Community Economic Development. Maggie currently serves on the boards of the Cooperative Development Institute, the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation, and the Mission Hill Link. She is a member of the Boston Building Resources and several food coops. Maggie holds a BA from UMass Boston in Studio Arts and a Master’s Degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.