Our Team

Leadership

  • Jennifer Tescher

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jennifer Tescher is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Health Network, the nation’s authority on consumer...

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  • Laura Barger

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Laura Barger is the Financial Health Network’s Chief Marketing Officer. Under her leadership, the marketing and communications team executes...

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  • Carole Brite

    Chief Financial Officer

    Carole is the Financial Health Network’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She leads the Shared Services Team...

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  • Sarah Gordon

    Chief Market Development Officer

    As Chief Market Development Officer, Sarah Gordon leads the development and ongoing evolution of the Financial Health Network’s organizational...

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  • John Thompson

    Chief Program Officer

    As Chief Program Officer, John is responsible for leading all of the Financial Health Network’s programmatic activity, including its...

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Staff

  • Naomi Adams Bata

    Senior Director

    72% of people living in America are not financially healthy. For Naomi Adams Bata, Senior Director of Communications, being...

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  • Stephen Arves

    Manager

    A Manager on the Program team, Steve is passionate about research and improving the financial health of others. He...

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  • Mesha Bailey

    Senior Associate

    As as a Senior Associate on the events team, Mesha Bailey is responsible for helping with the planning, logistics...

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  • Fawziah Bajwa

    Senior Director

    The Financial Health Network’s mission of improving the financial health of Americans requires collaboration and partnership with many diverse...

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  • Claire Barner

    Senior Manager

    Claire is the Senior Manager of Operations in the Shared Services Department. She is responsible for legal and insurance...

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  • Mia Barricini

    Director

    As the Financial Health Network’s Director, Development, Mia is responsible for the strategy and execution of the organization’s fundraising...

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  • Beth Brockland

    Senior Director

    As a Senior Director, Beth leads the Financial Health Network’s strategy for financial health in the workplace. With her...

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  • Nancy Castillo

    Vice President

    As a Vice President of the Program Team, Nancy orchestrates excellence in delivery by ensuring high quality program operations...

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  • Laura Cummings

    Director

    Laura is a Director on the Program Team. She works with financial service providers to develop products and services...

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  • Andrew Dunn

    Senior Associate

    As a Senior Data Associate, Andrew Dunn applies a data-centric lens to all aspects of his work. He takes...

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  • Elizabeth Dwyer

    Manager

    Elizabeth is a Manager on the Program Team at the Financial Health Network. In her role, she works to...

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  • Darren Easton

    Senior Director

    Darren is a Senior Director on the Program team, responsible for relationships with some of the world’s largest and...

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  • Mark Feldman

    Director

    As a Director on the Program Team, Mark Feldman leverages his background in consulting and financial services to help...

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  • Jose Galindo

    Director

    Jose is a Director on the Program Team focusing on the Financial Solutions Lab, a joint effort between JPMorgan...

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  • Andrea Galvez

    Senior Director

    Andrea is Senior Director, Membership & Marketing, leading the strategic direction of all member experience efforts at the Financial...

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  • Thea Garon

    Director

    Thea Garon leads the U.S. Financial Health Pulse, a groundbreaking research initiative designed to monitor and track the financial...

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  • Karen Graham

    Director

    Karen supports innovative providers working on solutions to improve consumer financial health. As a Director on the Program team,...

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  • Stacy Huston

    Director

    As the Director, Digital at the Financial Health Network, Stacy is responsible for digital platforms and environments. She believes...

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  • Heidi Johnson

    Director, Behavioral Economics

    Heidi believes that a deep understanding of consumers’ motivations and preferences can illuminate a path for innovation that supports...

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  • Mimi Joy

    Director

    Mimi is the Head of Partnerships at the Financial Health Network. She manages Membership expansion, focusing on delivering value...

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  • Arjun Kaushal

    Associate

    Arjun believes that financial empowerment is a key accelerator to helping underserved communities realize their full potential. As a...

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  • Devina Khanna

    Manager

    Devina is passionate about financial health and the role of technology in expanding access to quality financial products. She’s...

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  • Sohrab Kohli

    Manager

    As a Manager at the Financial Health Network, Sohrab designs initiatives that address significant consumer challenges. He has led...

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  • Hannah Kramer

    Associate

    Hannah is an Associate on the Program Team at the Financial Health Network and applies her background in communications,...

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  • Kelsey Kruslak

    Associate

    As an Associate on the Marketing and Communications team, Kelsey supports member experience and manages digital marketing efforts. She...

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  • Tanya Ladha

    Director

    Tanya is a Director working with a wide variety of financial services providers to identify, integrate and distribute high-quality...

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  • Maria Lajewski

    Director

    Maria enjoys working at the intersection of technology and behavior change, and is passionate about products and programs that...

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  • Rob Levy

    Vice President

    Rob Levy is Vice President, Research and Measurement at the Financial Health Network where he leads the research and...

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  • Jennifer Majka

    Staff Accountant

    As the Financial Health Network’s Staff Accountant, Jennifer Majka assists within the functions of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and...

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  • Farah Manjiyani

    Associate

    Farah is motivated to enhance the lives of the most vulnerable through improved financial health. As a Program Associate,...

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  • Julie McCullough

    Manager

    As the Financial Health Network’s Events Manager, Julie leads the production of all event-related logistics and operational support for...

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  • Stephanie McKeiver

    Executive Assistant

    Stephanie currently provides executive support to the COO, Senior VP, and VP. With a twenty-seven year background in the...

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  • Dan Miller

    Manager, Marketing

    Dan believes companies should make financial health a strategic focus for how they do business. As a Manager on...

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  • Chandni Ohri

    Director

    Chandni believes that financial health is critical to leading a happy and fulfilled life. She works to improve the...

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  • Sarah Parker

    Senior Director

    Sarah is a Senior Director on the Program Team, working on the Financial Health Network’s public thought-leadership. She manages...

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  • Brenton Peck

    Senior Manager

    Brenton Peck is a Sr. Manager, Business Development at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Leveraging his previous roles...

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  • Garry Reeder

    Vice President

    In his role as Vice President of Innovation and Policy, Garry sets the strategic direction and is responsible for...

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  • Jacquelyn Reineke

    Manager

    Jacquelyn is a Manager on the Communications team at Financial Health Network. In this role, she supports content development,...

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  • Maurice Richardson

    Vice President of Finance

    Maurice is the vice President of Finance. He is responsible for managing the accounting and finance functions of the...

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  • Helen Robb

    Senior Manager

    Helen is a Senior Manager on the Program team. She focuses on building data tools to help projects leverage...

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  • Alejandra Ruales

    Manager

    Alejandra is passionate about economic development and believes the power of technology as a key tool to building a...

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  • Josh Sledge

    Senior Director

    As a Senior Director on the Financial Health Network’s Program team, Josh supports innovative financial services providers working on...

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  • Corey Stone

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Corey has had a long association with the Financial Health Network, first advising on its inception, then leading one...

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  • Kristian Torres

    Associate

    As an Associate on the Operations Team, Kristian supports business operations with his expert Salesforce skills, creative solutions, and...

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  • Rhonda Turner-Pettis

    Manager

    Rhonda is passionate about improving financial health and fighting predatory financial practices. As Manager of Member Support, she helps...

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  • Allegra Twichell

    Administrative Assistant

    Allegra is an Administrative Assistant at the Financial Health Network. She helps with facility operations, HR and recruitment, and...

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  • Nadia van de Walle

    Manager

    As a Manager on the Programs Team, Nadia leads consulting engagements and research with the goal of improving consumer...

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  • Marisa Walster

    Senior Director

    Financial Health can impact you everyday, across all aspects of your life. Marisa is motivated to use her expertise...

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  • Trey Waters

    Manager

    A Manager on the Program Team, Trey is passionate about developing innovative products that can improve financial health and...

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  • Eric Wilson

    Associate

    Eric Wilson believes that rigorous analysis is key to helping the financial industry orient around financial health. As an...

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Board of Directors

  • Mark Ernst, Board Chair

    Managing Partner, Bellevue Capital

    Mark is the Managing Partner of Bellevue Capital,  a private investment firm specializing in early-stage venture capital and mezzanine financing. Investments...

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  • Bei Ling

    Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Human Resources, JPMorgan Chase

    Bei Ling is a Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer of Human Resources for JPMorgan Chase. In this capacity,...

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  • Adrienne Harris

    Former Chief Business Development Officer/General Counsel, States Title, Inc.

    Adrienne is the former Chief Business Development Officer and General Counsel of insure-tech company States Title, Inc. She previously...

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  • Gina Harman

    CEO, Accion, The U.S. Network

    Gina Harman is the CEO of Accion’s U.S. Network, the only nationwide nonprofit microfinance and small-business lending network in...

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  • Brett King

    Founder, Moven

    Brett King is the founder of Moven, the first app and debit card to provide real-time behavioral feedback to...

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  • Roderick King, MD, MPH

    Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Roderick King is the CEO of the Florida Institute for Health Innovation, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and...

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  • Len Laufer

    Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Technology Solutions, LLC

    Len is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Technology Solutions, LLC, which is the Firm’s operating...

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  • Ben Mangan

    Executive Director, BerkeleyHaas Center for Social Sector Leadership

    Ben Mangan has used the past 25 years to spark prosperity and possibility in new ways. Early in his...

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  • Judith Samuelson

    Founder/Executive Director, Business and Society Program, Aspen Institute

    Judith Samuelson is founder and Executive Director of the Business and Society Program at the Aspen Institute, driving the...

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  • Jennifer Tescher

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Financial Health Network

    Jennifer Tescher is President & CEO of the Financial Health Network, the nation’s authority on consumer financial health. Tescher...

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  • Ellen Seidman, Member Emerita

    Urban Institute, Senior Fellow

    Ellen Seidman is a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, focusing on housing finance and community development.  She is...

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Senior Advisors

  • Arjan Schütte

    Core Innovation Capital, Founder Managing Partner

    Arjan Schütte is the founder and a managing partner of Core Innovation Capital, a leading venture capital fund investing...

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  • Rachel Schneider

    Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Rachel Schneider is currently the Omidyar Network Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP), and co-author of...

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Funders and Supporters

The Financial Health Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are grateful for the support that the following organizations and individuals provide to further our mission.

Founding Partner

Operating and Program Support Provided by

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Individual Donors

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Todd and Diane Baker

Jo Ann Barefoot

Susan Ehrlich

Mark Ernst

Len and Terry Laufer

Nancy and Kevin Rhein

Jane Thompson

How We Work with Philanthropic Organizations and Partners

Since our founding, the Financial Health Network has worked with a long list of philanthropic organizations and funders committed to improving financial services for all Americans.

Philanthropies, organizations, and individuals committed to social change play a critical role in the Financial Health Network’s mission to improve financial health. From financial support to strategic guidance, deep funder relationships make possible a wide variety of in-depth consumer research and programs that test innovative ideas, inform high-quality product design, and scale solutions that promote consumer success.

Because of strong support from nationally-recognized organizations committed to social change, we conduct key research to improve people’s lives, including the U.S. Financial Diaries project, annual Financially Underserved Market Sizing Papers, the 2014 Financial Health Consumer Study, and more.

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We Welcome Cy Pres Awards

The Financial Health Network welcomes “cy pres” awards to support our work to improve the financial health of consumers, especially the underserved. Cy pres awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class action lawsuits to be distributed to organizations that further the interests of the underlying class members. Class counsel often has the ability to nominate charitable organizations like the Financial Health Network to receive these funds.

The Financial Health Network has been a recipient of cy pres awards in the past in cases involving credit practices and consumer protection. If you have any questions about whether the Financial Health Network might be appropriate for cy pres in a particular case, please contact Mia Barricini at mbarricini@finhealthnetwork.org.