NASLEF Welcomes New Director

Welcome to NASLEF, Lisa Castillo!

Lisa Castillo joined Merritt Community Capital as President in September 2017. Lisa brings more than 25 years of industry leadership to the company having served as Vice President of Originations for WNC & Associates, where she led tax credit syndication negotiation and origination efforts in the western region that placed more than $580 million in equity during her tenure. Previously, Lisa held senior executive roles in both public and private sectors, where she was responsible for the acquisition, finance and project management of affordable housing developments across the United States, as well as implementation of county housing programs. For the County of San Bernardino, Castillo & Company, National Community Renaissance, and National Housing Development Corporation, she spearheaded the cultivation of new business, secured hundreds of millions of dollars in equity and debt, oversaw regulatory compliance, expanded into new regional markets, and generated millions in revenue. Lisa has extensive experience working for, and with, numerous nonprofit developers, as well as serving on several nonprofit boards including her continued commitment to the Kennedy Commission which is an advocacy group working for the production of affordable housing serving extremely low income families in Orange County. Welcome to NASLEF, Lisa!