Capital Link welcomes Jessica Brooks as Chief Development Officer to our staff. In this role, Jess will help raise grant dollars to support Capital Link’s consulting work and field building around community health center sustainability and growth, as well as craft fundraising strategies. Jess joins us from Sunwealth, a clean energy investment firm focused on community-based solar projects, where she led capital development and oversaw communications and investor reporting. Prior to her role as Chief Development Officer at Sunwealth, she worked as Senior Vice President of Development and Communications at BlueHub Capital. Jess brings a wealth of experience in social impact philanthropy and community development finance, and we are excited to have her help further Capital Link’s mission of strengthening community health centers.
We have also recently added a new staff member, Samantha Brown, to our Advisory Services team. In this role, Samantha will provide technical assistance and project consulting to health centers, assisting with market assessments, forecasting, business plans, and NMTC financing deals. Prior to joining Capital Link, Samantha had roles consulting Fortune 500 companies on positioning and business development strategies, as well as working in affordable housing and community development.
Longtime staff members Dave Kleiber and Tony Skapinsky have both recently been promoted to Senior Project Consultants. Dave and Tony have both been with Capital Link since 2004 and have been instrumental to advising countless CHC capital projects in their nearly 20 years with our organization.
Working directly with health centers by providing various technical assistance, including market assessments, feasibility analyses, financial forecasts and business plans, Dave and Tony have assisted on innumerable projects from start to finish. They also specialize in providing support regarding structuring complex financings utilizing the NMTC program, with recent projects such as San Ysidro Health in California, Lifespan Health in Tennessee, Five Rivers Health Centers in Ohio, and El Dorado CHC in California, to name a few.
We are grateful to both Dave and Tony’s expertise and leadership on our Project Consulting Team and sharing their invaluable industry knowledge with our clients.