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Our People

People Helping People

The RVCDF team is dedicated to the community and is here to help our clients achieve success. Follow the links to learn more about the passionate people that support our mission.

Our Staff

Wayne Lau

Executive Director


With 42 years of lending experience at national and regional banks, Wayne brings valuable small business and commercial real estate lending experience, including immigrant entrepreneurs, affordable housing and community facility lending. He has deployed and managed portfolios of over $100 million and staff of up to 10, overseeing underwriting, credit risk analysis, portfolio and environmental risk analysis, loan collections and loan restructuring. Since joining RVCDF in 2012, Wayne oversees RVCDF’s underwriting, portfolio management, capitalization, financial and business management, strategic planning, staff development, board reporting and manages strategic collaborations with low-income community members, nonprofit institutions and other stakeholders in South Seattle. Wayne is a director on the board of Seattle Goodwill Industries, having previously served as corporate board secretary and chair of its Board. He has served as treasurer and is a board member of the Seattle Chinatown International District Chinatown Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDPDA). Wayne is a graduate of Occidental College with a degree in Economics and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Bob Luciano

Business Loan Officer


Bob has over 25 years of commercial and retail banking experience, all in business and real estate lending of over $90 million of credit commitments and managing teams of up to 22, rising to senior VP at Bank of America as a senior client manager, prior to becoming a relationship manager with The Commerce Bank to develop banking relationships and network within the business community. He has extensive experience in business development, portfolio management, complex credit analysis, loan underwriting and regulatory compliance. Bob joined RVCDF in 2017 as a business loan officer and is responsible for providing lending services and technical assistance to prospective and current borrowers. He is a graduate of Seattle University with a BA in Business Economics. He is a Rainier Valley resident and is an active board member and volunteer of a number of leadership and educational organizations as well as a Little League coach.

Nancy Ng

Business Manager


Nancy is a licensed CPA with over 35 years of experience at real estate investment and management companies, as well as systems implementation consulting for over 50 real estate companies, and Big Four audit experience. As a VP/controller of an international real estate investment advisor, she established and maintained accounting policies and procedures, supervised client reporting and accounting teams, and directed multiple audits for a $2 billion portfolio of assets. At RVCDF, Nancy has overseen conversion of financial and loan portfolio management software (including borrower impact tracking measures), updated financial policies, and manages financial and grant compliance reporting. Nancy has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a member of the Washington State Society of CPAs.

Board of Directors

Doug Cargill


Doug is a specialty wine distributor in the greater Seattle area for over 15 years. He has managed over 75 staff and budgets of over $12 million annually, working with multiple businesses in the Rainier Valley. He contributes expertise in financial and business management as well as regulatory oversight and compliance. Doug is also a licensed real estate agent, co-founding a Rainier Valley based real estate partnership in 2010, handling all aspects of real estate including residential, commercial, leasing, and development. He serves as a valuable liaison with economically and culturally diverse communities with over 20 years involvement on Rainier Valley neighborhood planning committees, Southeast Seattle neighborhood councils and revitalization efforts. Doug serves on the RVCDF executive and loan committees. He has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in Urban Studies, an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on City Planning. He served as a US Naval Officer before embarking on his career in business.

Kateesha Atterberry

Vice Chair

Born and raised in Seattle, Kateesha has deep roots and interests in the Rainier Valley community and its business and real estate efforts. Kateesha brings a unique expertise in historic property preservation and re-purposing strategies, and takes a holistic approach to real estate development. Her successful and progressive career in commercial real estate management and development for over 13 years includes an ambitious tenure as a commercial property manager for Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, successfully completing a $68.2 million redevelopment in 2008. She oversaw over 200 leases encompassing more than 550,000 sq ft of commercial property, guiding strategic asset planning and business development initiatives. Currently, she works on project development for Catholic Housing Services, one of the largest affordable housing developers in Washington. The organization addresses the issues of poverty, inadequate housing, and economic disparities within poor and low-wage communities including the African-American/Black, Latino/Chicano, and Native American communities across the state. Her advanced studies include International Business and Law and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate, both from the University of Washington.

David De Bruyn


David worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency in a variety of roles from 1979 to 2007, last overseeing grants to state and local air pollution programs in the Northwest. He has resided in the Rainier Valley since 1974. He is the board treasurer of Ventures, a local nonprofit entrepreneurial training organization. With considerable board expertise, he also serves on and has served on five other non-profit boards. David has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Earlham College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Roderick Givens


Roderick brings expertise in financial planning and asset management, having served as investment analyst, manager, business development director and investment sales director with several large financial firms, such as Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan, for analysis and reporting of institutional assets in excess of $1 billion. Now as founder of an investment advisory firm, he provides comprehensive financial services to individuals and small businesses, as well as leverages his connections with his other board positions within the south Seattle community. Roderick has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a CFP certification and CIMA designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Sam Kraft


Sam is an architectural designer and an instructor at the University of Washington. Prior to relocating to Seattle, he was a special education teacher at an under-resourced elementary school in New York City. Now Sam is an associate at D3 Design, building a career in design, development, and construction. Sam is a resident and an active volunteer in the Othello community; he is a member of the Othello Station Community Action Team (OSCAT) and involved in community design and construction projects. Sam holds a BA in History from Bard College, a Master of Teaching from Pace University in New York and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington.

Matthew Reese


Matthew is a certified real estate appraiser of commercial, residential and special use properties, with a background in real estate development as a former development manager for Starbucks in the Midwest. With an MBA in real estate development and land use, Matthew brings valuable expertise in conducting financial feasibility analyses, land use and compliance. Extensive community involvement, such as National Director of Strategic Partnerships for Outdoor Afro and board member of several community service organizations, provides linkages to community groups that may benefit from RVCDF programs. Matthew is a Rainier Valley resident and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Certified Real Estate Appraiser in Washington and has a certificate from the University of Washington Commercial Real Estate Program.

Ken Steiner


Ken is a senior loan officer with a regional community bank, with over 26 years in residential mortgage lending in the greater Seattle area. He has extensive knowledge in mortgage lending, credit analysis, and underwriting in the local real estate market. Ken resides in the southeast Seattle area and has owned commercial real estate and a business in Rainier Valley. Ken serves on the RVCDF loan committee.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Lisa Yoshizumi


Lisa is an experienced entrepreneur and small business turnaround specialist. She has helped over a dozen local businesses across a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology and medical services. She also volunteers as an advisor to start-ups in underprivileged areas and owned a small retail business for over 10 years. She lends expertise in financial analysis and management, small business development technology-based business solutions, management information systems, assessment of key customer relationships and optimization of the RVCDF business model. Lisa serves on the RVCDF loan committee. She resides in the Rainer Valley neighborhood and has a bachelor’s degree from Seattle University.

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