Jennifer A. Vasiloff
Chief External Affairs Officer
Jennifer Vasiloff joined OFN in 2017 as Chief External Affairs Officer, a role capitalizing on her 16 years of experience in promoting and strengthening the CDFI field. Vasiloff leads the organization’s efforts to raise the profile of CDFIs, particularly at the national level. Combatting poverty has been Jennifer Vasiloff life’s work. Most recently she was the principal of a public policy consulting firm where her clients included CDFIs, affordable housing organizations, and federal agencies.
In 2016, Vasiloff served as Senior Advisor to USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development, Lisa Mensah, where she worked to expand CDFI participation in the Community Facilities Re-lending program. Vasiloff led the CDFI industry’s public policy work for over a decade, first as Executive Director of the CDFI Coalition and then from 2010 to 2014 as Executive Vice President, Public Policy for OFN.
Other leadership positions Jennifer has held include serving as Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs and Vice President of The Sheridan Group. Jennifer holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.