Staff Leadership

Our mission is to strengthen Chicago area low- to moderate-income communities by collaborating with neighborhood stakeholders on community development efforts, acting as a developer and resource that supports economic development and neighborhood revitalization, and coordinating capital and resources to support community projects.

The long-term goal of CNI’s officers and board members is to expand capacity in order to be responsive to development opportunities in low-income communities throughout the greater Chicagoland area.

David Doig


A seasoned professional in community development, real estate, finance, and government with over 30 years of experience, Doig serves as president of CNI.

Prior to leading CNI, Doig worked in a variety of capacities within the administration of Mayor Richard M. Daley, including General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District and First Deputy in the Department of Planning and Development and initially in the City’s Department of Housing.   

As Park District Superintendent, Doig oversaw a $350 million operating budget and a staff of over 3,000. Under his leadership the Park District’s bond rating improved and the District issued its first revenue bonds. Serving in Planning and Development Doig managed its neighborhood division which operates city programs to spur economic development and job growth in neighborhoods throughout the city. 

In over thirty years of living and working in the city of Chicago, David Doig has become an expert on how cities and neighborhoods work. 

Jenn Bransfield

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

A corporate attorney with an MBA and more than 20 years of experience, Jennifer’s responsibilities at CNI include operations, internal and programmatic legal, and finance; board, funder and government relations; and direction of the NMTC program. Jennifer previously served as counsel at a bank holding company and worked in the economic consulting and tax practices at international firms. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, her JD and MBA from Pepperdine and is a University of Chicago Civic Leadership Academy Fellow and is certified through Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders. She is also a member of University of Chicago’s Nonprofit Network for Strategic Finance and Operations and frequently speaks in classrooms.  Jennifer also serves as a director on the boards of Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, New Markets Tax Credit Coalition and Friends of Big Marsh.

Terrence Johnson

Executive Director, Greenwood Archer Capital

Terrence brings a unique set of skills honed over a 25-year career in public service and the private sector. His values and passion align perfectly with Greenwood Archer Capital’s mission to improve access to the resources Black and other minority entrepreneurs need to build strong, sustainable businesses and more resilient communities.

Terrence joins us from the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development’s Incentives Division and brings years of experience at Harris Bank, Prudential Mortgage Capital Co., and PWC, where he helped entrepreneurs gain access to the financial resources and information they needed. 

Annette Washington

Vice President of Finance

Annette is an accomplished leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial management and reporting functions for commercial, residential and industrial real estate developers, including monitoring a $25 billion portfolio of properties. She will help CNI continue revitalizing Pullman and will work to bring new investments and developments to disinvested and under-resourced neighborhoods throughout the region. At CNI, Annette is responsible for all finance and accounting functions. Annette is a graduate of Chicago State University and serves on the board at Options for Youth, a local nonprofit that helps adolescent mothers and male students make healthy lifestyle choices and maximize their potential.

Kimberly B. Morris

Kimberly B. Morris

Director of Real Estate and Community Development

For 10 years Kimberly has been managing economic development opportunities and helping community organizations and the City of Chicago support small businesses, create jobs, and revitalize under-resourced and dis-invested neighborhoods.

At CNI, Kimberly is helping to build client and community relationships and design its development strategy and activities. She is also working to generate support for citywide opportunities and initiatives as well as managing all aspects of CNI’s construction projects.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois and earned her Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Donald Higgins

Senior Project Manager, Real Estate

Donald has more than 12 years of experience in the banking and real estate development field. At CNI, Donald is responsible for overseeing the organization’s affordable housing development programs, including the restoration of historic rowhomes, utilizing various financing initiatives. Prior to CNI, Donald worked as a Credit Analyst and Commercial Lender at Park National Bank. Donald earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Dominican University.

Nicholette Cameron

Senior Project Manager, Structured Finance

Nicholette brings 6 years of banking and public finance experience to the organization. At CNI, Nicholette is responsible for supporting the organization’s real estate and structured finance efforts. Prior to CNI, Nicholette was an Associate Director in the Public Finance Investment Banking Group at UBS, supporting the issuance of municipal bonds for Midwest governmental entities, including the City of Chicago. Nicholette earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University (OH) and a Master’s in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During her years at MIT, Nicholette completed affordable housing internships with Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Fairstead.

Maria Meduga

Account Manager

Maria has more than 25 years of accounting experience. At CNI, she is responsible for managing the bank accounts of CNI and its subsidiaries, providing loan servicing for microloans, assisting with monthly financial reporting, overseeing the accounts payable and reconciling the general ledger for all entities. Maria previously worked for Park National Bank and earned a degree from Chicago State University.

Kim Tubbs

Risk and Operations Associate

Kim has more than 15 years of accounting experience. At CNI, Kim is responsible for maintaining the organization’s insurance portfolio and compliance reports. She also assists the accounting team with generating consolidated financial reports and charts as well as reconciling the monthly bank statements for all entities. Prior to CNI Kim was an Indirect Tax Analyst with Cushman & Wakefield. She earned her Masters of Science in Accounting from Kaplan University.

Spencer Tucker

Operations Analyst

At CNI, Spencer is responsible for day-to-day operations and supporting all real estate and community development activities. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Iowa in 2018. While earning his degree, Spencer worked at Community Investment Corporation (CIC) on affordable housing preservation on community engagement and policy advocacy.