The management team reflects the passion and commitment of our founder: Agaytha Corbin. A Wilberforce BA, and locally-renowned consultant for major financial institutes, Ms Corbin has built a reputation based her customer-centric approach to consulting, a relative anomaly in the world of high profile consulting. Many consultants are trained to believe they are right and the client was put on this earth to learn from the consultant. That is not the case for the CDCRC. In our case managed programs we stand in the gap with our clients without encumbering them. As a management tool, this approach is very effective because it gives the resource team flexibility in dealing with the unique needs of each client, and relieves the uncomfortable pressure to hurry-up.
Agaytha B. Corbin, Founder and President/CEO: has a B.S. in Organizational Management and has been a pioneer for over 11 years in community development and in the Mortgage Industry. Agaytha developed the Dayton and Middletown areas Emerging Market (low-moderate income housing market) Offices for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. As a HUD certified Homebuyer Counselor, a CRIAA Certified CRA Community Development Counselor and Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Certified Loan Officer, Agaytha has made her mark in both the Dayton and surrounding communities as well as in the Affordable Home Ownership/Fair Housing arenas. Seeing the disparity not only in minority homeownership, but also in access to capital for small businesses, limited resources for small grassroots agencies and the many emerging predatory lending practices overtaking her community, she became the principle driving force behind the Community Development Corporation Resource Consortium (CDCRC). Her vision is to have CDCRC become a community-based vehicle providing collaborative opportunities that will leverage community resources, create platforms for economic change, increase capacity for non-profit organizations and strengthen micro-enterprise development opportunities in under-served areas. Agaytha has several years of Corporate and Community-based Training experience in the following areas: CRA Requirements, A-1 Customer Service, Diversity Training, Organizational Leadership, Financial Literacy Education and Board Development Training. She is quickly becoming a well sought after expert in teaching companies how to effectively fulfill their CRA Requirements while making a positive impact in under-served communities. She has established relationships with many local bankers, city officials, city and county government as well as at the state and federal levels. She has worked in Corporate America as well as in Community Development for over 10 years. She has gained a reputation for being a master facilitator of corporate/community collaborations and for “getting things done; whatever it takes.” Her compassion for people and passion to see her community empowered has earned her the respect of many and has allowed her to become a representative voice for her community. Ms. Corbin provides development services, loan processing, financial literacy education, outreach, marketing, management and fundraising services for CDCRC.
Mrs. Katrina Wilson, CDCRC Founding Board Member and Consultant, is a seasoned community development professional and skilled strategist. She has a 15 year track record of success in developing and managing community-based programs and initiatives.
Mrs. Wilson has been directly involved in developing a strategic roadmap for the CDCRC since the agency’s inception and continues to be an integral part in the development of CDCRC programs and initiatives. She has extensive experience in strategic planning; capacity-building; program development; grant research, writing and administration. Her wealth of expertise also includes; fundraising, resource development, special event planning and providing direct services.
Mrs. Wilson began her community development career in AmeriCorps USA where she was trained to engage, empower and equip residents to take ownership of their own communities in order to bring about positive change. She served faithfully in AmeriCorps for two years and poured out over 3400 hours of community service within her assigned area of Dayton, Ohio. In honor of her spirit of excellence in service, she was presented with The Certificate of Congressional Recognition from the State of Ohio for each of the years she served in this capacity.
As a result of her community-based efforts in the areas of business, organization, community and economic development, Mrs. Wilson has gained a reputation for establishing motivated teams, effective collaborations and for developing innovative strategies. The ever-increasing demand for her skills and leadership ability, led her to launch NTegrity Group LLC, which allows her and a team of highly experienced professionals to meet the growing needs of organizations and small businesses in Dayton, Ohio and surrounding communities. NTegrity places an emphasis on grassroots nonprofits that have the ability to develop and maintain powerful relationships with the people they serve.
Mrs. Wilson has gone on to create Freedom Community Development Corporation (FCDC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce crime, strengthen families and revitalize neighborhoods in Middletown, Ohio. Using an Asset-Based Community Development Model, FCDC seeks to develop strength-based programs and initiatives that build upon community assets in order to effect change and create opportunities for economic advancement.
Mrs. Wilson is a licensed Minister of the Gospel who holds Degrees in Mental Health, Biblical Studies and Organizational Management. She is founder of Beauty for Ashes, an Image Development Ministry and has recently launched the Southwest Ohio Regional Chapter of Woman Act Now (WAN). WAN is an empowerment platform that uses the power of connection to encourage, empower and equip women to dream bigger, believe in themselves, execute on their ideas and connect with like minded women to achieve what matters most.
Mr. Paul Salchak; Chief Technology Officer and Director, Case Management Incubator: Experienced Engineer, Researcher, and Business Developer utilizes proven experience and talents to establish, adapt, and sustain technology-intensive commercialization and business opportunities within vibrant innovative organizations. Proven self-starter with excellent communication, analytic, and marketing skills. Prolific author of scientific/business reports, proposals, and presentations. Able to work effectively in a wide range of settings and applications. Nearly thirty years experience across industry, University, and economic development.
In recent years, Mr. Salchak has turned his efforts to more directly fulfill long-standing interests in regional economic and workforce development by working with dynamic organizations and technology-intensive businesses in transition. This has emphasized but not been restricted to improving competitiveness within area Small Businesses for opportunities through regional Federal Laboratories, Agencies and centers, their Primes, and surrounding communities. It has also typically involved area University researchers. Customers for his most recent and current proposals/projects include the DoD (all services), Department of Energy, Department of Education, NASA, EPA, USDA, DARPA, and OSD. Mr. Salchak is currently part of a team under contract to the DoD ODMEO developing and teaching workshops for Minority Serving Institutions seeking to improve their effectiveness at gaining access to federally sponsored research dollars. He also serves as a pro bono advisor and mentor to the founding members of VOB108 (www.vob108.org), a Dayton based organization formed by and for regional Veteran-Owned and Serviced-Disabled Veteran Owned companies. Their mission is to advocate for VOB policies and to establish productive teams for Federal business opportunities.
Mr. Salchak serves as a Technology and Sustainment Advisor to the Challenger Learning Center, within the Dayton Public School district, developing partnerships and new capabilities to deliver inquiry science across the entire education and training pipeline (P-12 through post-docs and Industry training).
Mr. Philip Penn, II; Chief Financial Officer: is a senior finance management professional and decision-maker with over twelve (12) years of progressive experience, and a proven track record of directing finance functions. He is a seasoned strategic analyst and planner with proven risk assessment and sound decision-making background. Philip has a BA in Economics from the University of Cincinnati; and is a graduate of the JPMorgan Chase Credit Training Program. He is on the Executive Board and Advisory Board Member for Several Non-Profit Firms. Other core financial and executive skills include: Corporate Finance Management, Forecasting and Budgeting, Cost Reduction, Financial Analysis and Reporting, Risk Assessment, Reorganization Activities, Team Building and Leadership, Banking and Investor Relationships, and Entrepreneurial/Intrapreneurial Ventures.
Mr. Al Talib; Financial Literacy Advisor: as the owner of Talib Financial and Business Planning Services, Al has been providing financial and business planning services to individuals, non-profits and small businesses for over 9 years. He has at his disposal a large collaboration of financial planning professionals who have sponsored CDCRC programs and initiatives and provide additional in-kind services to the agency as appropriate. He has a series VI license and provides workshops offering CEU certification to several industries within the City of Dayton and surrounding areas.