Salam Nalia

Chief Executive Officer

Salam Nalia is the Chief Executive Officer of Fresno CDFI and the Chief Financial Officer of Fresno CDFI’s parent organization, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC). He founded Fresno CDFI in 2008 and under his leadership, Fresno CDFI grew from an institution with $500,000 in lending capital to one with over $17 million in revolving loan funds. Mr. Nalia has secured over $9 million from microloan programs operated by the SBA, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2008, he was also able to obtain $1 million in revolving loan fund capital from the SBA as one of 20 Intermediary Lending Pilot Program participants nationwide.


Tate Hill

Director – Administrator

Tate Hill II has been the Senior Manager of Administration since 2016. In this role he leads fund & contract development, investor relations, borrower/business technical assistance and public relations. Previously, Tate was the President & CEO of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce. He has been a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and economic growth in the African-American community since 2009. In 2014, he organized the Central Valley Business Diversity Partnership, a regional coalition that encourages greater diversity and inclusion in procurement and jobs for communities of color. In 2012, he founded the Central Valley Business Diversity Expo, the region’s premier public-private business match making event creating nearly sessions between buyers and diverse suppliers. In 2010, he co-founded the Fresno Metro Black Chamber Foundation to support community development and philanthropy within the Valley’s African-American community. Fresno Metro Black Chamber has been recognized as 2015 Diverse Business Enterprise by Southern California Edison and 2012 Chamber of the Year by the California Black Chamber. He currents serves on the Fresno Mayors’ Advisory Council and as a board member of the Greenlining Institute and the Fresno County Office of Education Foundation.

Ana Medina

Director- Business Development

Mari Kroigaard

Director- Credit

Baldev Birk

Senior Manager- Portfolio

Jason Gridiron

Credit Manager

Katina Davis


Joi Eubanks

Technical Assistance Specialist

Guillermo Jimenez

Business Development Specialist

Fen Westphal

Data Analyst

Gabriel Holguin

Junior Underwriter

Diana Olson

Loan Processing Analyst II

Ronna Martinez

Loan Processing Analyst

Sandra Mesa

Loan Assistant


Business Development Manager - Bakersfield


Technical Assistance Analyst

Janay Conley

Business Development Specialist