Erin Waddell is the co-chair of the Bank On Louisville Advisory Committee and a Social Service Policy and Advocacy Manager with the Office of Financial Empowerment under the Office of Resilience and Community Services. In Erin’s current role, she creates and manages innovative programming that helps low- and moderate-income people achieve financial well-being and empowerment. Erin has a background in mental health counseling and earned her M.Ed. from the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology. She currently serves as Chair for the Family Economic Success Network – a network committed to increasing financial advancement for families and individuals. Social Service Policy and Advocacy Manager, Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services, 502.574.3082.
John Nevitt is Director of Economic Mobility for Metro United Way, where he oversees the organization’s efforts to advance financial stability. John’s primary focus is on ensuring Metro United Way has strategies and measures in place for improving the financial security of individuals and families and closing the wealth gap. This includes attention to service areas such as workforce development, benefit access, financial counseling, access to mainstream financial products and services, and utilization of a coaching approach within the delivery of services, along with supporting efforts to inform meaningful policy change. Director of Economic Mobility, Metro United Way, 502.292.6128.
Advisory Committee Members
Debbie Belt has been a proud employee of Louisville Metro Government for nearly 20 years, currently serving as Public Information Specialist with the Department of Community Services and Revitalization. She is a member of the department’s Financial Empowerment/Economic Development team and uses her communication and marketing skills to elevate the importance of financial stability and financial empowerment in the community at large. She also serves as a committee member for Foreclosure Prevention and the Mayor’s initiative to reduce vacant and abandoned properties. Public Information Specialist, Louisville Metro Community Services, 502.574.6587.
David J. Dutschke is currently retired from Catholic Charities where he was coordinator of Housing and coordinated Parish and Community Engagement. He continues to work on the board of CLOUT, Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together, a faith based direct action community organization, as well as the Board of Directors of St. Vincent DePaul Inc. His work experience includes working in West Louisville Parishes, jail ministry, property management, and child protective services. He is active with several other boards and groups. He is a licensed Real Estate agent with Schuler Bauer.
Adam Hall is the vice president and community and economic development manager at Fifth Third Bank. Adam manages the Bank’s signature community programs: eBus, EmpowerU, NextJobs and Young Bankers Club for the Kentucky region. He provides financial empowerment and education to more than 1,000 people, families and small business’s annually. Adam consistently ranks in the Top 1% of the Bank’s total community service hours year over year. Adam has been with the Bank for 15 years and 26 years in the financial services industry. His previous professional positions include Community Development Relationship Manager and Emerging Markets Mortgage loan officer. Vice President, Community and Economic Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank, 502.562.5584
Gaberiel Jones, Jr. PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Kentucky, and a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Public Health Sciences from the University of Louisville. In his role as an Assistant Professor, he works on many community engaged research projects as a mixed methods researcher and an evaluator. As an evaluator, he serves as a co-investigator for the evaluation of a Digital Inclusion and Economic Resilience Program, and a co-investigator for the evaluation of a tech business incubator, both projects seek to contribute to the economic stability of Louisville’s West end community. Dr. Jones also conducts research investigating the relationship between wealth and health outcomes, economic policy, banking practices, social equity, and structural violence. He disseminates his research findings through songs he writes and releases on music platforms in addition to writing publications.
Marlo Long is a CRA Community Development Manager for Truist Financial Corporation. She oversees community development to help the bank receive an “Outstanding” rating for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Primary duties include community needs ascertainment and developing and executing on strategies to drive community services, community development lending, and charitable contributions to respond to those needs. Since being named to this position in 2003, Long has assisted with achieving the bank’s Outstanding CRA rating and serves on the WV BOLD Business Resource Group. With more than 20 years of community development experience, she previously served as Community Development Specialist with the WV Development Office (1999-2003). She was recognized as a 2015 WV Wonder Woman by WV Living Magazine. Passionate about community engagement, Long serves on the Advisory Board of WV Small Business Development Center and WV Women’s Business Center. She currently serves on the board of Tamarack Foundation for the Arts and Goodwill KYOHWVA. Previously, she has held many community leadership positions, including member of the Federal Reserve of Richmond’s Community Investment Committee and board of the WV Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Long earned a Bachelor’s degree from College of Charleston, SC. She is a certified Housing Development Finance Professional and Economic Development Finance Professional. She has completed the Economic Development Institute through the University of Oklahoma. When she isn’t working, Long enjoys traveling and outdoor recreation.
Deborah Benberry Williams is a PNC senior vice president and market manager of community development banking for Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Southern Ohio. In this role, Deborah works with community organizations to develop programs and partnerships improving both the financial education of consumers and their access to credit and housing. She also works with organizations in support of community services for low/moderate income families, affordable housing, economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Within her community, Deborah serves on several boards, including The Community Foundation of Louisville, The Lincoln Foundation, Community Ventures, Louisville Asset Building Coalition, REBOUND and St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education. She also serves on the finance committee for River City Housing and as an advisory committee member of Bank ON Louisville and Jewish Family and Career Services. A native of Louisville, Deborah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She also graduated with honors from Spencerian Business College and Bellarmine University’s African American Leadership Institute, where she received the community service award from her class. Senior Vice President, Community Development Market Manager, PNC Financial Services, 502-581-6342
Tina M. Lentz is a self-employed Financial Empowerment Consultant focused on advancing the integration of financial capability strategies into existing social service programs, the national Bank On movement and municipally-led financial empowerment efforts. Having led such efforts with Louisville Metro Government from 2009-2017, she has extensive experience in creating and leading financial empowerment initiatives and networks to transform the social service delivery system and increase opportunities for financial advancement for families at risk. These initiatives include: The Community Financial Empowerment Certification and Training program; the Family Economic Success Network; Bank On Louisville; the Utility Empowerment Program, and LADDER (Louisville Alliance for Development through Diversity, Empowerment and Resources). Tina has a BA in Psychology and a MS in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville.
Angela R. Byers – First Financial Bank. Nearly 20 years rooted in financial advocacy and education have strengthened Angela Byers’s resolve to empower small business owners and underserved communities, in particular low- and moderate-income. Stemming from a multicultural upbringing, her passion for developing communities has stretched from Kansas City to Cincinnati, from Baton Rouge to Louisville and throughout Indiana. Her leadership has grown through her formal education with Park University’s Public Administration undergrad program and experiential learning with many community-based organizations including Bank On Initiatives and Money Smart Programs. Her ferocity and championship branched into leadership roles across the Midwest, including Batesville Area Resource Center, Batesville, IN (current, Board President), Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corp, Indianapolis, IN (current, Vice President), and Indiana CRA Bankers Association, State of Indiana (current, Secretary). Vice President, Director of Community Development Administration for First Financial Bank (Cincinnati) 812-663-3899.
Scott G. Love is the inaugural Executive Director of LISC Louisville. Love, a recognized leader, has invested many years in community development in Louisville, serving a Vice President, CRA/Community Development Manager for the KY/OH region of Truist Bank. In that role he worked in the areas of small business access to capital, workforce initiatives, affordable housing advocacy, economic mobility, and educational equity to name a few. He has previously worked for the bank, under the former BB&T flag, as a VP, Commercial Lender for 11 years, where he was once named the region’s Sterling Performer of the year. Previous to his current role, Love worked 12 years in Louisville Metro Government’s Louisville Forward. His responsibilities included business development, focusing on small business start-ups, expansion and retention strategies for existing businesses, as well as providing Ombudsman solutions while leveraging key partner relationships at the local and state levels. In these varied roles Love has strived to promote civic collaborations leading to results-oriented economic/community development and affordable housing. Love has been in Louisville since 1997 and loves the city, actively serving the community on the board of directors of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition, Wesley House Community Services, New Legacy, a former Ex-Officio member of the Community Action Partnership Board, and committee service to Habitat for Humanity. In 2017 Love was appointed by Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fisher as a Rose Fellow representing the city of Louisville. Mr. Love is active in his community, having served in several civic organizations such as a 100 Black Men of Louisville and Black Achievers (2 time volunteer recipient). Also, he is active in his church, St. Stephen Baptist, serving as the Chairman Emeritus of the Deacon Board and as a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years. Mr. Love is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Florida A & M University (HBCU), where he was an accounting major.