Bassel Brown

Our Staff Bassel Brown Staff Accountant Bassel, who comes from a family of accountants, has been in the field himself for almost 10 years. Currently, his role at Building Hope involves full cycle accounting for various charter school clients. He was born in Queens,...

Derrick Holloway Jr.

Our Staff Derrick Holloway Jr Senior Underwriter Derrick is a native Washingtonian, a product of both the DCPS as well as the Public Charter School systems. After majoring in Finance with a minor in Real Estate from Temple University, he spent the next decade...

Esther Owusu

Our Staff Esther Owusu Staff Accountant Esther began her accounting career at a non-profit educational institution in 2014, where she realized the importance of assisting others receive a strong education. She joined Building Hope in 2020, and her current role is to...

Barbara Tavares

Our Staff Barbara Tavares Vice President, Construction Operations Barbara started her construction career at an early age as a free laborer sweeping custom home jobsites when her father was a superintendent. After college, she spent several years in the field gaining...

Cecila Walker

Our Staff Cecila Walker Chief Credit Officer Cecilia Walker, Chief Credit Officer, joined Building Hope in February 2020. Ms. Walker oversees all aspects of credit risk assessment and credit management control for the organization. Cecilia began her career in the...