Staff & People

Our staff, Board of Directors, and Loan Committees come from across the state to advance the vision of a more equitable South Carolina.

Our Staff

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Brendan Buttimer
Community Development Loan Officer-Upstate
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Deborah McKetty
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Demetria Mosley
Communications Coordinator
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Holly Shinn
Communications Director
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Joseph Dukes
Community Development Loan Officer- Coastal
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Kelly Sharkey
Program Manager
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Kendra Simmons
Data & Analytics Manager
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Leigh Ann Shelton
Chief Financial Officer
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Majda Cisic
Staff Accountant
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Nathaniel Barber
Chief Executive Officer
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Sedeyia Bellamy
Community Development Loan Officer- Midlands
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Shelley Hough
Portfolio Manager
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Victoria Haugen
Chief Strategy Officer
Brendan Buttimer Community Development Loan Officer-Upstate

Brendan is responsible for the growth, management and soundness of SCCLF's loan portfolio in Upstate SC as well as business development program marketing.

Brendan received his master's degree in history for Armstrong Atlantic State University. He has over 10 years of management experience, including two years serving as the Executive Director of Hub City Farmers' Market, a successful and widely known nonprofit organization in Spartanburg. Brendan graduated the Spartanburg Healthy Organization Institute in 2014 and serves on the Upstate Food Policy Council.

Deborah McKetty President

As President of SCCLF, Deborah plays a complimentary leadership role to the CEO to ensure highly-productive day to day management of the organization. She maintains general oversight of internal operations and work plans, and helps establish and execute organizational priorities.

Deborah has over 30 years of experience leading community development organizations and programs. She brings a depth of knowledge and experience in the CDFI industry having founded and served for 12 years as the President and CEO of Greenville Housing Fund, which later became CommunityWorks Carolina.

Deborah holds a Master’s degree in urban planning from Texas Southern University and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of South Carolina. She is also an alumna of Furman University’s Diversity Leadership Institute. Deborah currently serves on the boards of organizations such as SC Community Capital Alliance, SC Association for Community Economic Development, the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors.

Demetria Mosley Communications Coordinator
843-973-7285 ext. 418

Demetria is primarily responsible for overseeing the online presence of SCCLF. She monitors our social media channels, curates the website's blog, and manages our email communications.

Demetria previously worked at newspapers and magazines as a designer, writer and photographer. She is a graduate of South Carolina State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Online Journalism with a concentration in Storytelling from DePaul University.

Holly Shinn Communications Director
843-973-7285 ext.413

Holly directs the organization’s day-to-day communications, marketing and PR activities to increase visibility of SCCLF, its mission and its work throughout South Carolina.

Holly received a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from College of Charleston. She has served as a volunteer, board member, staff member and contractor for nonprofits throughout the Charleston community for over a decade.

Joseph Dukes Community Development Loan Officer- Coastal
843-973-7285 ext. 406

As the Coastal Community Development Loan Officer, Joseph is responsible for the growth and management of SCCLF’s loan portfolio in Coastal SC as well as business development and program marketing.

Joseph comes to SCCLF with 12 years of experience working in diverse outreach and programmatic roles within the public sector. Most recently, Joseph worked as a Compliance Manager with the City of Columbia where he was responsible for the management and monitoring of 8 million dollars in federal funds, as well as a staff of five. Prior to that role, he spent several years working with woman and minority small business owners on certification, underwriting, and business development at the Governor’s Office. He also previously worked in the claims department for Colonial Life Insurance and BlueCross BlueShield of SC. Joseph holds a Master’s in Public Administration as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law.

Kelly Sharkey Program Manager

As Program Manager, Kelly oversees the development and implementation of SCCLF’s programs, emphasizing technical assistance, and assessment and knowledge sharing, across all four of SCCLF’s lending areas (affordable housing, healthy food, community facilities, and community business).

Kelly Sharkey began her career in non-profit work in New Orleans, LA, helping with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. There she gained experience in affordable housing where she assisted low- to moderate-income first-time homebuyers achieve the ultimate dream of homeownership. As a licensed Real Estate Agent, she focused on affordable housing and provided homebuyer training to first-time homebuyers. She also oversaw all fundraising, volunteer recruitment and major events. Kelly recently completed a dual master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and Public Health (MPH) from Tulane University. Prior to joining SCCLF, she was a case manager at a homeless shelter, working specifically with permanent supportive housing programs.

Kendra Simmons Data & Analytics Manager
843-973-7285 ext. 409

As Data and Analytics Manager, Kendra provides primary oversight of SCCLF's data reporting system and works to further develop SCCLF’s reporting capabilities in support of its growing internal and external needs.

Kendra previously spent three years serving with Blackbaud, the world’s leader in non-profit management solutions. While at Blackbaud, she assisted clients with streamlining fundraising and donor management processes via cloud technology. Kendra is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, SC where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Affairs, with a double minor in Communications and English. With a Master of Business Administration focusing on international relations from Webster University, Kendra is passionate about finding cross-cultural donor solutions. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and—in typical Charleston form—lounging at the beach.

Kendra resides in Moncks Corner, SC with her two daughters—Jordan and Riley—and two Cocker Spaniels—Domino and Oreo.

Leigh Ann Shelton Chief Financial Officer
843-973-7285 ext. 408

Leigh Ann is responsible for all financial matters of SCCLF including formulating and implementing policies and plans to meet the organization’s short-and long-term financial objectives as well as assuring adherence to all required compliance, regulation, and financial reporting required of SCCLF’s programs.

Leigh Ann has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and accounting field, working in both the for profit and not for profit sectors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Missouri State University and received her MBA from Pepperdine University.

Majda Cisic Staff Accountant
843-973-7285 ext. 416

As SCCLF's Staff Accountant, Majda supports the financial management and operations of the organization through the maintenance of loan accounting records, servicing of loans receivable, and by providing accounting support.

Majda graduated in May 2019 from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance. Previously, Majda worked for AgFirst Farm Credit Bank where she focused on lending to farmers in rural communities. While working in the Loan Accounting Department for AgFirst, she developed her accounting skills as well as an interest in nonprofit work and a desire to serve her community.

Nathaniel Barber Chief Executive Officer
843-973-7285 ext. 404

Nate joined SCCLF in 2021, and brings with him over 25 years’ experience in community development finance, 18 of which were serving as South State Bank’s Community Development Officer. Throughout his career, Nate has championed small business development and worked to advance equitable access to capital across South Carolina.

Nate holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University. He has long provided leadership as a member of the Board of Directors for organizations such as South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development, Columbia Housing Development Corporation, and Richland Library Board of Trustees, Together SC, and the SC Community Capital Alliance.

Nate lives in Columbia. He is an avid gardener and enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Sedeyia Bellamy Community Development Loan Officer- Midlands

As the Midlands Community Development Loan Officer, Sedeyia is responsible for the growth and management of SCCLF’s loan portfolio in the Midlands SC as well as business development and program marketing.

Sedeyia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from South Carolina State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.

Sedeyia has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. Her passion for non-profits began in Charlotte, NC assisting individuals in achieving the dream of home ownership. As a certified HUD housing counselor, Sedeyia was an advocate for low to moderate income individuals and minorities who have not been able to gain access to affordable home ownership. By providing comprehensive counseling, individuals were able to overcome financial roadblocks and find affordable outcomes.

Shelley Hough Portfolio Manager
843-973-7285 ext. 405

As Portfolio Manager, Shelley provides support to the financial management and operations of SCCLF. Her responsibilities include loan policies and procedures compliance, overseeing loan closings, loan document management, underwriting/closing loan modifications, site visits and loan monitoring, and borrower relations.

Shelley graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts from Winthrop University and in 2005 graduated from Trident Technical College from the American Bar Association approved Paralegal Program. Shelley has over 12 years of experience in the legal field, serving for over five of those years as a commercial and/or residential real estate closer.

Victoria Haugen Chief Strategy Officer
843-973-7285 ext. 407

As CSO, Victoria works closely with the CEO to develop and implement SCCLF’s short and long-term goals, organizational priorities, and strategic initiatives. She also oversees SCCLF’s communications, data management, and advocacy functions.

Victoria joined the SCCLF team in 2015, leading the organization’s communications team and special events before moving into her current role. Prior to joining SCCLF, Victoria served as an AmeriCorps member with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and Reading Partners Charleston. Victoria holds a Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning from the College of Charleston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs from George Mason University.

Board Members

Loan Committee

Housing Loan Committee
Thomas Anderson
South State Bank
Jaclyn Kohlhepp
Martin Livingston
City of Spartanburg
Michael Mansson
Ziff Properties
Earl Porterfield
Project Consultant
Commercial Loan Committee
Jennifer Arato
The Bank of South Carolina
Zach Bearden
Origin Development Partners
Henry Givens
TD Bank
Drew Harrison
The Green Heart Project
Andy Hewitt
The Paramount Group-SC
Thomas Lauria
Small Business Development Center
Sedrick McCallum
Synovus Bank
Pamela Williams
Santee Cooper