CAAB

Investing in People, Strengthening Communities

Board Members

CAAB's Board of Directors

President:   Lee Davenport
Vice President:   Joseph Vaughan 
Secretary & Treasurer:   Nancy Register 
Assistant Treasurer:   Diana Meyer


Kathleen Brannigan

Kathleen Brannigan is the Director of Marketing and Communications for National Disability Institute (NDI). She brings more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist and public relations professional, in both the private and public sectors, to the position. Before joining NDI, Ms. Brannigan served as the Director of Communications for Disability.gov, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. Prior to that, she held the position of Senior Director, Global Communications for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), a nonprofit serving the international business travel industry.

A graduate of State University of New York, College at Cortland, Ms. Brannigan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English Literature.

Rosalyn Brown

Rosalyn Brown is currently a Retirement Business Development Officer with PNC. She started her banking career in her hometown of Columbus, GA in 2002 with a regional bank and moved on to BB&T in 2006 to join their Leadership Development Program.

During the almost decade with BB&T she had the pleasure of being a part of their Wealth Management Division as a Private and Preferred Advisor. As a part of the Wealth Division she also had the honor of leading BB&T's local Lighthouse project where she worked with the local Communities in Schools organization to utilize the bank's resources in order to donate time, energy and financial resources to assist the organization in reaching its individual goals for targeted schools and at-risk students.

In 2012 Rosalyn moved on the Retirement and Institutional Services division providing comprehensive retirement solutions for local small to mid-sized organizations in the area. She most recently joined PNC's Institutional Asset Management Team to provide comprehensive retirement solutions to larger organizations.

Rosalyn received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Mercer University. She also holds the following securities licenses: Series 7, 63, and 65.

Rosalyn's passions encompass 3 main things: financial wellness, dogs, and travel. She is involved with Community Lodgings as a budget mentor as well as being a part of a number of panels devoted to financial wellness and planning. She also enjoys being foster parent to dogs in transition through City Dogs Rescue as they wait for their forever home. She is also actively pursuing her goal of visiting all 50 states while seeing as much of the world as possible.

Peter Calhoun

Peter Calhoun joined CAAB as a board member following an extensive career as a mortgage finance regulator. He retired from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) with over 25 years of mortgage finance experience overseeing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks.  As an Associate Director at FHFA, he managed a team that analyzed the financial performance of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks. His team produced key mortgage finance public reports such as the monthly Foreclosure Prevention Report and the monthly Refinance Report and provided ad-hoc analysis to external stakeholders such as Congress.   

Lee Davenport

Lee Davenport is Principal at Davenport Consulting. He works with non-profit organizations, corporations, government agencies to create and deliver financial empowerment strategies to underserved communities. He has expertise in program design, multi-partner program development, communications, implementation and evaluation strategies, and is the architect of MyFreeTaxes.com. Recently, he served as Vice President, Programs at One Economy Corporation leading a national effort for digital literacy and broadband adoption. Prior to that, he managed the nation’s largest free low-income tax preparation network at the Food Bank of New York City. 

Lee has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Urban Policy/Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Public Engagement in New York City 

Anna Flores

Anna Flores is the Executive Director of Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).  Headquartered in Alexandria VA, CARE is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate consumers, with a focus on students and young adults, on the fundamentals of personal finance and the responsible use of credit.

Ms. Flores was formerly Vice President of Consumer and Community Affairs at American Express. In this capacity, she served as an advisor to senior management on consumer policy issues. Prior to this position, Ms. Flores served as Director of Consumer Programs for the AARP Foundation. Ms. Flores was also Director of Consumer Services for the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia where she oversaw the investigation of consumer inquiries on utility related issues and managed the Commission’s community outreach program.

Ms. Flores also serves on the board of directors of Consumer Action.  She is a former board member of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business, Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Washington, the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, and Hispanics in Philanthropy. 

Betty Habershon

Betty Habershon is as an accounting professor at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.  She is the founder and director of the Community Financial Center of Prince George’s Community College, an umbrella organization at the college offering to members of the college community and residents of Prince George’s county, education in Financial Literacy, free financial coaching, free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and access to a clearinghouse of financial information.  Ms. Habershon coordinates the VITA Program at Prince George’s Community College, which has been in place for 15 years providing free volunteer training and free tax assistance to low income and senior residents of Prince George’s county.  She is the founding director of the Prince George’s CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, which is a coalition of over 40 organizations which seeks to collectively expand the financial capability of residents of Prince George’s County.  In fall 2015, she founded in partnership with United Way of the National Capitol Area, the Financial Empowerment Center at Prince George’s Community College, which provides free year-round integrated financial services to residents of Prince George’s County. 

Ms. Habershon serves on the Business and Finance Advisory Board for Prince George’s County Public Schools.  She also serves on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Financial Literacy Education Advisory Council, which assisted with the development of the Maryland Personal Financial Literacy Education State Curriculum. 

She is a graduate of Howard University and University Maryland University College. Ms. Habershon has been a long-term Prince George’s County resident and resides in Ft. Washington, MD.

Diana Meyer

Diana Meyer is the Metro Washington Marketplace Manager for Citi Community Development. She has responsibilities for Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Giving priorities include financial education, access to college, microfinance & small business, affordable housing/neighborhood revitalization. Prior to this position, she was the Senior Director at Enterprise Community Partners. Ms. Meyer has been involved in housing policy in New York and California, as well as for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was member of the staff for Congressman John F. Seiberling for 5 years.

Nancy Register

Nancy Register is the associate director of the Consumer Federation of America. She is the director of America Saves, a national social marketing campaign that encourages low- and moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. In 2001, she was one of twenty community leaders honored with a community leadership award given by Levi Strauss and the Washington Post. She received the UPN 2000 Women of the Year Award and is a 1992 graduate of Leadership Washington. In addition to founding and serving on the board of Bright Beginnings—a developmental daycare center for children of homeless families in Washington, DC, she is the past-President of the District of Columbia Library Foundation Board.

Leigh Tivol

Leigh Tivol has spent her entire career in the asset-building field, and has twenty years of policy and program experience in financial capability, affordable housing and community development. She has worked in a range of settings, including direct service delivery, statewide policy advocacy, association services and technical assistance to community organizations, state government and, since 2006, at CFED.

In 2015, Ms. Tivol became CFED's Vice President for Strategy & Impact, working to ensure the strategic and operational effectiveness of CFED's programmatic work. In this role, she leads in identifying and resolving operational and strategic challenges, tracks progress against key metrics and deliverables, and serves as an advisor to and surrogate for CFED's President and other Vice Presidents on a broad array of programmatic and strategic issues.

Previously, Ms. Tivol served as CFED's Director of Savings & Financial Security and oversaw CFED's work in financial capability and matched savings for adults and children. Prior to joining CFED, Ms. Tivol was an advocate for community development and affordable housing policy in Indiana. She worked in the public and nonprofit sectors, and focused primarily on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), homeownership education and counseling, housing trust funds and predatory mortgage lending. 

Ms. Tivol holds Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and French from Brown University, and a Master's in Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Joseph Vaughan

Joseph Vaughan is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Political Director of The Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Mr. Vaughan develops and leverages strategic relationships with congressional leadership, committees, and caucuses. Additionally, Mr. Vaughan directs SIFMA’s grassroots advocacy efforts and manages the Capitol Hill Challenge financial literacy campaign. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Washington Jumpstart Coalition and the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials’ Foundation.

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