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John Hamilton is the Acting CEO and Board Chair of City First Homes. He is the President of City First Enterprises, and founder and Board Chair of City First Bank, a community development finance institution. Previously, he served as Secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, and as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. He was also an advisor to the governor and lieutenant governor. John was appointed by Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty to serve as co-chair of his workforce housing transition committee. Contact John at 202-745-4495 or

Angie Rodgers Angie Rodgers is the Interim President of City First Homes. Ms. Rodgers, a Washington-based affordable housing and community development expert, will serve as President while the board begins a process to fill the position permanently. Ms. Rodgers has a decade of experience doing research, policy, advocacy and coalition building on issues affecting low- and moderate-income households. As principal of Peoples Consulting LLC, a housing and community development consulting firm, Ms. Rodgers provides policy, research and real estate development services to organizations throughout the metropolitan region. Contact Angie at 202-213-5727 or

Jim Steck is the Housing Director of City First Homes. Previously, Jim served as the Greater Washington representative for Wachovia Bank's Community Development Finance Group. Jim also served as lead manager with KPMG Consulting for several major federal government loan guarantee programs. Jim is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Contact Jim at 202-745-4484 or

Stephen Seed is the Program and Outreach Manager of City First Homes. Stephen is the first point of contact for potential homebuyers and serves as an advocate and resource through the home buying process. Stephen cultivates relationships with homebuyers post-purchase through informational newsletters, periodic workshops and events, affinity services and financial counseling. Previously, Stephen served as the Senior Program Officer at the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development. Stephen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Contact Stephen at 202-745-4481 or

Board of Directors

Kevin Anderson is a Director of City First Homes. Kevin is currently the Senior Vice President of EverFi. Previously, Kevin served as the CEO of City First Homes. Kevin has also served as the CFO and VP for Equity Capital at the Jair Lynch Companies, a community development and residential firm in Washington, DC, and as Chief of Staff at the DC Department of Transportation, where he promoted a trust fund for street and infrastructure maintenance. Kevin is a graduate of Stanford University.

Jaime Bordenave is a Director of City First Homes. Jaime is the founder and President of The Communities Group, a family of companies specializing in services for housing, infrastructure, and urban development. The Group has clients in all 50 states, as well as overseas. It was among Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest-Growing Hispanic Companies from 1998 to 2005. Jaime has 34 years of experience in affordable homeownership and community development.

David Bowers is a Director of City First Homes. David directs the Washington, DC office of Enterprise Community Partners. David has served as a Program Advisor to the CDFI Fund and as Senior Legislative Assistant for housing and community development to Senator Barbara Mikulski. He is an ordained minister and is actively involved with NO MURDERS DC, a volunteer movement he began in 2000.

City First Enterprises Staff

John Hamilton is the President of City First Enterprises. To see his bio, refer to the Board of Directors above. Contact John at 202-745-4495 or

Dave Wilkinson is the Executive Director of City First Enterprises. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Common Cause NJ, an 8,000-member organization that successfully fostered local civic empowerment to pass laws in over 100 New Jersey cities and towns. Dave is a graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Virginia. Contact Dave at 202-745-4494 or

Brian Rajan Nagendra is the Associate Vice President of Real Estate Finance at City First Enterprises and focuses on underwriting, structuring, and deal development for CFE's community development and real estate investments. Brian has a BA in Public Policy and Urban Studies from Brown University and an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Suzanne Adatto is a Program Associate at City First Enterprises. Before joining CFE, Suzanne was an Analytical Lead and Account Manager at Google, where she consulted with Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and tech-startups on their digital strategies, and piloted a Google program to bring minority-owned businesses online. Suzanne graduated with honors from the University of Chicago.


City First Homes is supported by the following organizations:

The City First Enterprises and City First Homes teams, from left to right: Dave Wilkinson, Jim Steck, Bridgett Gagne, Stephen Seed, John Hamilton, Brian Nagendra, Suzanne Adatto, and Ivan Turner