NC3’s Board and Staff:

Angela Barbash

Angela Barbash

Investment Advisor, Revalue; Board Chair, NC3

Location: Michigan

Angela is the co-founder of Revalue, a registered investment advisory firm located in Michigan that serves individual investors interested in values-alignment and investing locally. She has 14 years’ experience as a financial advisor and has been a key leader in the community capital movement in Michigan.

Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman

Entrepreneur, Economist, & Author; Vice-Chair, NC3

Location: D.C. Area

Michael is an economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and a leading visionary and expert on community economics. He’s Director of Local Economy Programs for Telesis Corporation, a nonprofit affordable housing company, and currently an adjunct instructor at Bard Business School and Simon Fraser University. Learn more about Michael’s work.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Downtown & Economic Development, City of Adrian, MI; Secretary, NC3

Location: Michigan

Chris is the lead economic developer for the City of Adrian, Michigan. Chris speaks across the nation on economic development strategies, notably on investment crowdfunding, public-private partnerships, and the community capital movement. He led Michigan’s investment crowdfunding law, working with advocates in the legislature and across the state.

Janice Shade

Janice Shade

Founder, Initiative for Local Capital; Treasurer, NC3

Location: Vermont

Janice is the founder of the Initiative for Local Capital and co-founder of Milk Money VT, an intrastate investment crowdfunding platform driving investment to local Vermont businesses. She is an entrepreneur and marketing/finance professional with 20 years’ experience in brand management, strategic planning, and financial analysis. Previously, she served as the Founder/CEO of TrueBody Products, a founding board member/Executive Director of Local First Vermont, and the CFO/VP Operations of Mamava, Inc.

Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl

Educator, Founder & Executive Director, Hatch Innovation; Hatch Oregon

Location: Oregon

Amy founded Hatch Innovation, a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission is to enable citizens to launch enterprises that improve communities. She launched Hatch: A Community Innovation Lab in 2013, the economic engine HatchOregon in 2014, the ComCap Conference in 2015, HatchLab Baker in 2016, and HatchLab Corvallis in 2017.

Brian Beckon

Brian Beckon

Managing Attorney, Cutting Edge Capital

Location: California

Brian is an attorney with over two decades of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, including finance, software, publishing, energy, and philanthropy. He currently serves as Managing Attorney of Cutting Edge Counsel and Vice President of Cutting Edge Capital.

Amy Cortese

Amy Cortese

Journalist & Author; Founder, Locavesting.com; Co-Founder, Investibule

Location: New York City

Amy is a Brooklyn, NY-based journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the New York Times and Business Week, and author of the book Locavesting, which chronicled the local investing movement. She is editor of Locavesting.com, a media & educational site that covers the emerging community capital field. Most recently, she co-founded investibule.co, an aggregation platform for community-based offerings spanning Kiva loans to JOBS Act crowdfunding.  

Amy Campbell Bogie

Amy Campbell Bogie

Executive Director, NC3

Location: North Carolina

Amy is passionate about growing sustainable local economies, with more than eight years’ experience building networks and organizations in the community economic development sector. Her research and consulting practice focus on community-based financing opportunities for place-based ventures, with an emphasis on local securities offerings and new investment crowdfunding laws. She serves as the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) and as an Associate with Croatan Institute. A recent graduate of the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Amy previously earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University’s Continuing Education program.

Advisors:

Christina Oatfield

Christina Oatfield

Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Food & Grassroots Finance Program

John Katovich

John Katovich

Lawyer, Entrepreneur, President, Cutting Edge Capital

Arno Hesse

Arno Hesse

Slow Money N. California Investor; Founder, Credibles

Marco Vangelisti

Marco Vangelisti

Economist, Educator, Founder, "Essential Knowledge for Transition" (ek4t)