About

We create conditions that enable communities to thrive.

Comprehensive Community Development

​Everyone has a dream. Whether it’s creating a new business, working on a large-scale community project, or buying a home, Community Ventures believes in your dream and we want to help you make it a reality.

Join in Our Journey to Impact

Strengthening communities by helping people achieve their dreams of greater economic opportunity.

The Why.

To build strong communities, people need access to opportunities and hope for a better future. Regardless of race, income, or social status, we all need someone to believe in us and our dreams.

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone who lacks access to the resources they need to accomplish their goals. Home and business owners are the lifeblood of strong communities, and Community Ventures empowers them to succeed.

The What.

Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses because we believe in the power of dreams. Whether it’s affordable financing, education, or neighborhood revitalization, our areas of focus dramatically improve the quality of life for Kentuckians.

Since 1982, Community Ventures has evolved in capacity and knowledge, but our mission has remained the same – to strengthen our communities by empowering individuals. We are committed to creating positive impact through individualized financial counseling, large scale neighborhood revitalization, and everything in between.

Vibrant communities start with people. Community Ventures equips our clients with knowledge and skills they can use for the rest of their lives, creating positive impact for generations to come.


Meet the Team

Management

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Kevin Smith

President & CEO

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Wiley Faw

Chief Financial Officer

Fiscal Oversight
Planning
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Brian Hutchinson

Chief Development Officer

Fundraising
Policy
Marketing
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Brenda Weaver

President, Lending / President, Western Kentucky Disaster Recovery

Lending
Housing
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Milt Sharp, Jr.

President, eHome Network

eHome Leadership
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Marita Willis

President, Community Engagement

Engagement
Advocacy
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Shane Darrisaw

President of mPact Pro Client Management System

mPact Pro Leadership
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Mark Johnson

President, Artistic Operations

Art Inc.
Leadership
Sales
Gallery
Homes
Microlending
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Tom Murro

President of Chef Space

Chef Space Leadership
Microlending
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Dan Heffernan

President, New Markets Tax Credits

NMTC
Consulting
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Shirie Hawkins

President, Everything Equity

Small Business Expansion Lending
Equity Boost
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Victoria Benson

President, Mustard Seed Hill

Mustard Seed Hill
Weddings
Events
Millersburg
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Jeff Poe

President of Housing

Housing
Construction
CHDO

Staff

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Karen Morgison

Vice President of Loan Servicing and Underwriting

Reporting
Loan Servicing
Underwriting
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Lew Whalen

Vice President, Lending

Microlending
Housing Counseling
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Lynn Littrell

Senior VP Commercial Lending

SBA 504 Lending
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Otis Singleton

Director of Finance

Fiscal Services
Leadership
Internal Controls
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Ron Burkins

Vice President, Western Kentucky Region

Lending
Technical Assistance
Microlending
Western Kentucky
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Todd Anders

VCC Manager & Certified Housing Specialist

Housing Counseling
Leadership
Virtual Counseling
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Shawn Burns

Relationship Manager, mPact Pro

mPact Pro Sales
Customer Experience
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Devanny King

Director of the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky

Women's Business
Technical Assistance
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Michael Berryman

Vice President, eHome Network

eHome Maintenance
Product Enhancement
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Susan Lugo

Vice President of Customer Relations, eHome America

eHome
Customer Support
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Lisa Hart

Executive Assistant

Executive Support
CV Board
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Barbara Harper

Loan Operations Specialist

Mortgage Lending
Closing
Underwriting
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Brad Wolfe

Customer Care Specialist, eHome America

Customer Support
eHome America
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Darrelldrika Jackson

Member Services Specialist

Chef Space
Member Support
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Debbie Conkwright

Human Resources

HR
Benefits
Insurance
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Elizabeth Rodriguez

Certified Bilingual Housing Specialist

Housing
Counseling
Spanish-speaking
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Francia Gonzalez

Certified Housing Specialist

Housing
Counseling
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Greg James

Member Support Specialist, Chef Space

Chef Space
Member Support
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Jackie Faris

Housing Specialist, Reception

CHDO
Housing Support
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Jennifer Herring

Customer Care Specialist, eHome America

Customer Support
eHome
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Justin Helvey

Director, Information Technology

IT
Reporting
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Kimberly Mondelli

Assistant Controller

Fiscal Support
Accounts Payable
Internal Controls
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Leann Lacy Patel

Grants and Contracts Manager

Reporting
Grant Management
Data
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Miller Slaughter

Business Development Specialist, Western KY

Microlending
Technical Assistance
Western Kentucky
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Pam Russell

Assistant Vice President, Campbellsville

Microlending
Technical Assistance
Western Kentucky
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Patrick Frederick

Customer Support Specialist

Customer Service
eHome
Homebuyer Education
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Phillip Cave

Controller

Fiscal Support
Accounts Payable
Internal Controls
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Robin Ferrell

Loan Servicing Specialist

Service
Loans
Internal Controls
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Scotty True

Director of Maintenance

Buildings
Grounds
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Stephen Furnish

Director of Hospitality

Millersburg
BnB
Mustard Seed Hill
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Tracey Spann

Business Development Specialist

Microlending
Louisville
Women's Business
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Tricia Carpenter

Controller

Fiscal Support
Accounts Payable
Internal Controls
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Zachary Hacker

Certified Housing Specialist

Housing Counseling
Virtual Counseling
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Greg Doyle

Vice President of Commercial Lending

Small Business Lending
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Krista Buckel

Director of Brand Strategy

Brand
Marketing
Communications
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Darcy McDaniel

Reception, Art Inc. Support Specialist

Art Inc.
Artist Support
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Emily Smith

Housing Development Specialist

Housing Counseling
Virtual Counseling
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Christina King

Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategist

Marketing
Communications
Social Media
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Alan Rietze

Business Development Specialist

Microlending
Louisville
Women's Business
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Bill DelChiaro

Business Development Specialist

Microlending
Lexington
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Joshua Smith

Housing and Lending Specialist

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Ashley Jenkins

Housing Specialist

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Gretchen Conner

Assistant Vice President, Loan Servicing

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Donna Tally

Vice President of Development and Expansion, eHome America and mPactPro

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Sandra Slone

Customer Care Specialist, eHome America

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Rodney Williams

Vice President of Lending and New Markets Tax Credits

Contractors

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Mike Hillock

Business Development Specialist

Small Business Lending
Central Kentucky
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Tammy Nesler

Disaster Recovery Specialist/Consultant

Western Kentucky
Disaster Recovery
Lending
Housing
Technical Assistance
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Xavier Edwards

Customer Care Manager

mPact Pro
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Bryan Almand

Business Development Specialist

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Stacey Smith

Business Development Specialist

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Andrew Taylor

Solutions Architect- mPact Pro

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Garry Throckmorton

Business Development, eHome America


Meet Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee

John Watz

Henry Watz, Raine, & Marino, PLLC

Chairman of the Board

JoJuana Leavell-Greene

Retired

Co-Chairman of the Board

Rev. Fred Mitchell

Russell Cave Church of Christ

Secretary of the Board

Robert “Bo” Henry

Central Bank

Jeff Koonce

Community Trust Bank

Board Members

Arthur Salomon

Salomon & Co.

Charles Duke

Kentucky Finance & Administration Cabinet

Deborah Williams

PNC Bank

Jerry Johnston

M&T Bank

John Douglas

Old National Bank

Board Members

Larry Johnson

Community Collaboration Initiatives

Todd Ziegler

Republic Bank

Ray Daniels

Equity Solutions Group

Lorraine Smoot

Millersburg resident