Board of Directors
UVA School of Law
LR Collins & Associates, Inc.
Daniel Goodall, Treasurer
Swift Run Capital
UVA McIntire School of Commerce
UVA School of Law
Tim Heaphy, Chair
US House of Representatives
City of Charlottesville
UVA School of Data Science
UVA McIntire School of Commerce
Retired OAR Executive
BOARD AND STAFF
Economic Opportunity Facilitator
Meagan Jordan runs the Fountain Fund loan program in New Orleans in partnership with First 72+. She is the local primary point of contact, oversees the low-interest loans, the financial life skills programming, and credit coaching. She blends her connection to the community and the Fountain Fund model to our first expansion site, New Orleans.
Before joining the Fountain Fund team in 2022, Meagan worked at First 72+ as the Employment Specialist and Client Services Administrator. Her experience is a testament to her strong customer service skills and her passion for justice in reentry. She also has work experience with Take the Lead NOLA, Delta, and the City of New Orleans.
Loan Operations Specialist
James Doernberg joined the Fountain Fund in October 2022 to support the lending department, helping move loan applications through the underwriting, approval, and disbursement processes, as well as loan servicing for active loans. He also assists the team with general operations and tech needs. James' background is in nonprofit operations, business infrastructure development, and social finance.
Prior to joining the Fountain Fund, James spent four years with Initiate Justice, a statewide criminal justice policy organization in California, serving in multiple roles including Treasurer and Grants & Compliance Manager. He also held finance, compliance, and fundraising roles with the Renaissance Youth Center in the South Bronx, and worked in Client Services at New Resource Bank. He currently serves as the Treasurer of Witness for Peace, an international peace movement focused on the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Troy Robinson joined the Fountain Fund in 2022 as Team Collaborator and is the first point of contact for everyone reaching out to us. With skills in business opportunity development and community leadership, Troy is a great resource to Client Partners and applicants. Troy is also a leader of the Peer Partner Program, reflecting his passion for mentorship, and a leader of the Fountain Fund Emergency Assistance Program.
In addition to his role at the Fountain Fund, Troy owns and operates Order Up, a mobile food business based in Ruckersville, Virginia. He built the company from the ground up, gaining significant experience in business development and collaboration. Troy brings this expertise to the Fountain Fund and looks forward to promoting and elevating Client Partners in the community.
Director of Client and Community Engagement
Martize Tolbert acts as the primary point of contact for Client Partners (borrowers) during the loan application process and is the chief connector to resources once they are working with the Fountain Fund. Martize ensures that Fountain Fund programming and implementation are informed by and responsive to the lived experience of our Client Partners.
Martize has been a community mentor/leader in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding areas since 2013 and is on the steering committee of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Reentry Council and the advisory board of Network2Work. Through Redemption Mentoring Services, he mentors at-risk kids in Charlottesville and surrounding counties, and works closely with Readykids RealDads program. Martize also volunteers at his church (Mt. Zion) and participates in multiple local youth organizations. In 2020, he co-founded a non-profit organization called Peace in the Streets, whose mission is to provide Charlottesville’s Black community with new tools and methods to constructively resolve conflicts without involving law enforcement.
Through Home to Hope and Piedmont Virginia Community College, Martize has received his certifications as a Peer Support Specialist, a WRAP Facilitator and in Motivational Interviewing. In 2021, Martize graduated from the first cohort of UVA Edge, a one-year education program for working adults at the University of Virginia.
Prior to her role at the Fountain Fund, Erika Viccellio worked as the Executive Vice President at the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, launching and chairing the Early Education Task Force, a multisector collaborative focused on placing all at-risk 4-year-olds in high-quality preschool. Before that, she served as the Executive Director of the Charlottesville Free Clinic (CFC) and the Virginia Institute of Autism for a combined total of 20 years. While at the CFC she founded and co-chaired the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, a partnership of 20 agencies seeking to create a better system of adult mental health services.
Erika is active in the community and is particularly passionate about creating opportunity and implementing leadership models that emphasize sharing power and co-creating. She co-chairs the President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnership, and serves on the local steering committee for the Equity Center, the Network2Work USA Board of Directors, and the Virginia Institute of Autism’s Community Advisory Board.
Director of Economic Empowerment
Paul Yates joined our team in February 2018. He comes to The Fountain Fund with the perfect mix of lending experience, financial know-how, and compassion for our clients. Paul recently served as branch manager of Woodforest National Bank in Zion Crossroads for five years. He has owned multiple businesses in media, real estate, hospitality services, and small-business consulting. He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, serving on the boards of Habitat for Humanity (Fluvanna County), Louisa Resource Council, Louisa County NAACP, and Louisa County Chamber of Commerce. He has additional volunteer and professional experience across the Central Virginia region.