Elmseed is run and staffed by a dedicated team of Yale undergraduate student volunteers. As a student-run, all-volunteer organization, we are able to give our clients personalized attention and offer low interest rates on our loans. We invite you to get in touch!
CEO and Co-Executive Director
Jungwon Byun firstname.lastname@example.org
COO and Co-Executive Director
Harsha Mishra email@example.com
Chief Financial Officer
Kishen Patel firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Loan Officer
Andrew Cordova email@example.com
Directors of Client Services
Directors of Client Recruitment
Directors of Development
Directors of Strategy
Board of Directors
Elmseed’s board of directors works closely with our student management team to shape the organization. Our Directors are committed professionals who bring perspectives ranging from commercial banking and accounting to non-profit management and urban studies.
Linda Berard Citizens Bank
Linda Berard works for Citizens Bank and has been in banking for more than 20 years with experience in Commercial Administration, Financial Analysis and Audit. She previously served on the Cabinet and Allocations Committees for the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and until recently served as the President of the Board for Nehemiah Housing and Not for Profit Transitional Living and Low Income Housing Group in Middletown, CT. Linda lives with her husband in Waterford, Connecticut.
Cynthia Horan Yale College Lecturer
Cynthia Horan is a Yale College Lecturer of Political Science (Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1986). As an academic, she has focused her work on urban politics and teaches courses on the politics of cities. Her research interests focus on the political economy of cities and urban regions, in particular the politics of economic restructuring. She has published articles in Polity, Economic Geography, Journal of Urban Affairs well as in edited volumes on urban politics. Prior to teaching at Yale, she taught at the University of Toronto and Wesleyan University.
Nathan Huttner Yale SOM Student
Nathan currently attends the Yale School of Management in the third and final year of the Silver Scholars Program, a scholarship for students who attend SOM directly after completing an undergraduate degree. He spent a year-long internship at Katzenbach Partners, a management consultancy, serving clients in the energy and pharmaceuticals industries. After graduating in May, he will join Redstone Strategy Group, a strategy consultancy serving foundations and non-profits engaged in environmental conservation and economic devleopment. Nathan graduated from Yale College in 2006 with a degree in economics, having served as Executive Director and Director of Client Services for Elmseed.
Eliyah Shin Yale SOM Student
Eliyah is a first year student at Yale School of Management. Prior to attending Yale, he spent most of`his careers working for the federal government. During the late financial crisis, Eliyah served as Deposit
Insurance Claims Agent at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and assisted depositors of failed institutions by ensuring that depositors received their insured funds. In 2009, Eliyah became one of the
youngest commissioned Financial Institution Examiners. As a commissioned examiner, he reviewed banks’ level of compliance with consumer protection regulations and assessed the qualities of board of directors and management teams at numerous financial institutions. In 2011, Eliyah joined Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was founded as a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
At the bureau, Eliyah helped develop and implement supervision strategies while conducting complex consumer protection examinations at some of the largest banks in the country.
Adela Martinez Start Community Bank
Adela Martinez works for Start Community Bank as a SVP – Operations and Technology and has been in
banking for more than 20 years with experience in Deposit and Loan Operations, Information Technology,
Retail Banking and Accounting. She currently serves on the Board and the Development Task Force
Committee for Christian Community Action in New Haven, CT and serves on the Boards of Newington
Ski Club and Elmwood Community Church in Newington and West Hartford, CT. Adela lives in West
Carlos Eyzaguirre EDC New Haven
Art Mollengarden Post University
Rebecca Vollmer Ross School
Russ Gieselman Franklin Russell Associates