Erin Waddell is the co-chair of the Bank On Louisville Executive 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.
Executive 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.
Janet Fulton created Janet Fulton Coaching Projects, a coaching practice consulting and training business to empower individuals, community leaders, and organizations to center their lives and work with renewed passion and purpose. This strength-based coach approach transforms and produces results. As life and work are both teachers, Janet brings diverse experiences to her coaching approach. From program management for international and national non-profit organizations, to published author and professional trainer, to her work with vernacular literacy programs in the South Pacific, and finally to her work coaching women in financial literacy, Janet utilizes her personal experiences and builds on her own unique strengths when working with individuals, businesses and corporations. Janet is a certified International Coach Federation (ICF) coach. She served as Director of Programs at Women 4 Women (W4W), and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the International Coach Federation Ohio Valley Chapter (ICFOV). Current coaching, training and consulting projects include: 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace; Leadership Dashboard; Achieving Financial Clarity; and Story Life Lines. Owner, Janet Fulton Coaching Projects, 502.523.1610
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 works in BB&T’s CRA & Community Development Department, where she manages the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act activities for the states of West Virginia and Kentucky. Marlo is an Economic Development & Housing Development Finance Professional certified by the National Development Council and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute. She is a former Community Development Representative with the West Virginia Development Office and Program Coordinator for a non-profit job training service provider. Vice President and Community Development Specialist, BB&T, 304.353.1682
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.