Our leadership team represents a wide range of experience and talents to support the work of Jubilee Impact Fund.
Wilbert Fobbs is a strategist and management consultant focusing his inventive problem solving skills on linking America’s recovery to global economic competitiveness, the “clean economy” and job creation for a talented but as of yet untapped urban workforce. Additionally, he spent two years as interim Director of Marketing for a large human services non-profit, 5 years as Chief Technology Officer for a national marketing agency, two years as Director of Architecture for a Fortune 500 automotive supplier and held several other positions in the financial services industry in which his accomplishments made a significant impact. Wilbert focuses on rapid and sustainable growth for communities, organizations, and churches. Sowing and seeing growth in individuals, families, and communities is his passion. Empowering, Inspiring, and connecting teams is his focus.
Jonathan Banks is the Chief Operating Officer at Urban Outreach Foundation. Jonathan has served as Director of Ministry at his home church in Chicago and coaches an international group of pastors and leaders in the areas of community engagement, leadership development and youth empowerment.
Sylvia joined Wespath in September 2011, and is responsible for providing managerial oversight of all aspects of Wespath’s Positive Social Purpose Lending Program. Previously, she worked at the Illinois Housing Development Authority in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently overseeing the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Illinois Affordable Housing Tax Credit programs. In addition, she has managed a wide range of complex housing projects and programs including: TCAP, Section 1602, HOME Multifamily Rental Programs, Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund, taxable first mortgage financing and tax exempt bond financing. Sylvia received a bachelor's degree in Computing and Web Design from DePaul University.
Dr. Roe is the Executive Director and Founder of the Economic Development Center (EDC) subsidiary of the Akron Leadership Foundation. The Akron Leadership Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the socio-economic, physical, and spiritual well-being of Akron, Ohio. Charles is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of the Strategic Plan for the EDC, which has a specific focus on Financial Literacy and Education, Workforce Development and Employment, and Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship.
Jeffrey Wright provides executive leadership in publishing and electronic media including magazine, book, and documentary video production, marketing, and distribution serving the African American Christian market. Previously Jeff served as corporate vice president, in Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions and licensing positions in two Fortune 50 health care and consumer products companies. Jeff earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his JD from Georgetown Law Center.
Kim Carter Evans is the National Director of Corporate Communications. In this role Ms. Evans leads, develops and executes TruFund’s strategic communications and brand management. Ms. Evans acts as the primary point of contact with media outlets; actively engages, cultivates and manages press relationships to ensure quality coverage surrounding TruFund’s programs. Ms. Evans also oversees investor relations, communications technology management to include TruFund website and other communications technology platforms, advertising, social media and public relations. Ms. Evans is a seasoned corporate communications and business development professional having served in positions of increasing responsibility with City of New Orleans Department of Economic Development, State of Louisiana Economic Development, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation – Urban Entrepreneur Partnership, and United States Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Administration – MBEC. Ms. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communications – Public Relations from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) – International Business Communication.<br />
Matt Farmer is Vice President at National Christian Foundation where he serves NCF Heartland in helping clients utilize innovative, tax-smart solutions to help business and real estate owners simplify their giving and multiply their impact. Formerly Matt was Director of Operations at The Hope Center, Inc. in Kansas City, MO, where he provided oversight of daily activities including project management/coordination and financial and donor management and administration. In that role he ensured operations ran smoothly, maintained fiduciary integrity, and catalyzed real estate initiatives. Matt served 12 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, his Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, and Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Andrew oversees Mosaic CCDA’s day-to-day operations and develops strategic partnerships and funding to provide job training and work opportunities to unemployed and underemployed workers in Benton Harbor and Berrien County, Michigan. He most recently served as executive pastor and chief operating officer of Evangel Ministries, Inc. in Detroit. He was also managing director of E.M.E.R.G., Inc. (Evangel Ministries Economic Restoration Group) and was instrumental in managing collaborative partnerships with urban restoration activities involving Urban Ministries, Inc., Made to Flourish, Kern Family Foundation, SOAR Literacy program, the Detroit Economic Development Corporation and Life Remodeled. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Grand Valley State University, Allendale,Mich., and a Master of Arts degree in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.