Capital Link and Capital Fund are excited to announce Rebecca (Becky) Regan as its new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of longtime CEO, Allison Coleman, after nearly 30 years leading both organizations. Ms. Coleman will stay on as CEO over the summer to assist Regan's transition into her new role, and Regan will take the helm officially on September 1, 2022.
“What inspires me most about Becky is her drive, her creativity and curiosity and her commitment to improving the lives of low-income community residents,” Coleman said. “She is mission-driven at her core and has a deep interest in healthcare, FQHCs, and the ways they can partner with others to address the social determinants of health,” added James W. Hunt, Jr., Board Chair of both organizations.
Regan brings 25 years of experience working in community development to drive social sector change, coming from a background in management, strategy, leadership, finance and capital raising. In addition to driving innovations in health and housing within a network of 100 non-profit housing organizations and CDFIs across the U.S. in her previous roles, she also has served on the Capital Fund Board of Directors since 2014.
"I am honored to have been chosen to lead Capital Link and Capital Fund at a time in which the need for the growth and development of community health centers has never been greater. The two organizations uniquely combine the intellectual capabilities, data and insights from consulting work and access to capital resources. This combination creates rare opportunities for catalytic impact in the high-need communities health centers serve. I am excited to bring my energy and passion to both organizations, building on a strong foundation to inspire a new vision for the future,” she said of her drive for elevating Capital Link's mission.
Regan's previous work experience includes nearly 10 years as Executive Vice President of the Housing Partnership Network in Boston, as well as serving as the President of the Loan Fund at BlueHub Capital (formerly Boston Community Loan Fund) in Boston, where she was responsible for setting strategy, hiring and managing a team of lenders and raising capital for lending.
Over her expansive career focused on community development, she has raised over $400M in debt, equity, and grants for non-profit housing developers, CDFIs and social enterprises. As an executive leader she helped drive the creation of a $35M fund raised to purchase defaulted mortgages in low-income areas and work with homeowners to renegotiate their mortgage terms to allow them to stay in their homes at affordable monthly payments.
Regan was brought on as CEO following a national search by Koya Partners, an executive search firm that specializes in leading mission-driven searches at the senior level.