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Stephen Barkhuff, Deputy Director of Financial Services

Stephen joined Compass in September 2012 as interim Financial Coaching Program Director.  His professional background includes senior positions at Bank of America and Fidelity Investments, where he developed and managed personal finance tools and methodologies used by financial planners and individuals.  Earlier in his career Stephen was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, where he helped corporate clients improve their financial condition.  He is an active volunteer in the community, including work as a financial coach at a large community development organization.

Stephen holds a B.S. degree from Union College and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  In addition, he is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certificant and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Dahiana Bernabel, Financial Services Associate, Lynn FSS Program

Dahiana joined the Compass team in October 2011. A recent graduate of Cambridge College, Dahiana has worked in both the finance and customer service fields. Prior to joining Compass, she worked at a financial service firm in Boston as a business management administrator, where she provided support with inventory and database control. She also has several years of experience working with clients. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing quality customer service, data collection, and managing client relationships. Dahiana is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dahiana has a B.S. in Management Studies from Cambridge College.

Mabell Fernandez, Business Development Manager

Mabell has worked in the finance sector of Boston, the Dominican Republic, and Spain. Prior to joining Compass in October 2010, she worked at a private bank in Boston as a mutual fund administrator performing various treasury tasks, including budgets, expense payments, and revenue and performance analysis. While in Spain, Mabell helped entrepreneurs develop viable business plans that would successfully achieve their sales, revenue, and profit goals. In the Dominican Republic, she assisted a government agency in analyzing the reliability and solvency of financial institutions throughout the country given risk indicators, liquidity, and interest rates. Mabell is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mabell received a B.S. in Economics and in International Relations with a focus on Economic Development from Boston University.

Amanda Giglio, Financial Services Manager, Cambridge FSS Program

Before joining Compass in February 2013, Amanda was a fixed income investment associate at Putnam Investments. During her tenure, she established skills in taxable and tax-exempt credit analysis with experience in the healthcare, transportation, and general obligation sectors. Amanda's undergraduate work experience included a year-long equity research internship at the Boston Company Asset Management and corporate finance internships at Fidelity Investments. Amanda is an active member of 85 Broads and a mentor to Boston College undergraduates.

Amanda received a B.S. from Boston College with concentrations in finance and philosophy. She is a CFA Level III candidate.

Ann Lentell, Financial Services Associate, Boston FSS Program

Ann joined Compass in February 2014 following eight years in equity research covering the consumer sector, and was most recently an analyst at Surveyor Capital, a long-short beta-neutral hedge fund managed by Citadel LLC. Previously she covered equities at Jefferies & Co., Inc. and at Morningstar, Inc. in Chicago. Ann began her career as an analyst at The Nielsen Company. Ann’s volunteer experience includes tax return preparation for low-income families in Chicago, IDA consulting for women recently released from prison in St. Louis, and educational development for orphans in Russia, among others.

Ann received a B.A. in Social Thought & Analysis and Russian from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a CFA charterholder.

Rachel Page, Operations Manager

Rachel has worked with low-income individuals and families in urban communities for more than seven years. She joined the Compass team in 2007. Prior to her work with Compass, Rachel assisted with the development and implementation of the Gateway Center, a national model for collaborative homeless service centers in Atlanta, Georgia. After the center's opening in 2005, Rachel served as its Operations Director and, in this role, helped oversee its $3.2 million operating budget. Rachel has also worked with nonprofit organizations in Durham, NC and Camden, NJ.

Rachel received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sherry Riva, Founder and Executive Director

Sherry has been a nonprofit manager and entrepreneur for more than ten years, working primarily with nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving low-income women and families. Before founding Compass, she planned, launched, and managed the Princeton Project 55 Social Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy fund that identifies and invests in emerging social entrepreneurs. From 2000 to 2002, Sherry was the Executive Director at Jubilee Women's Center (JWC), a multi-site transitional housing program for homeless women in Seattle, Washington. 

Sherry received an A.B. from Princeton University, an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Master's in Philosophy (Ecumenics) from Trinity College Dublin.

Sandra Suarez, Operations Manager, Lynn FSS Program

Sandra joined the Compass team in September 2010. A graduate of the Compass IDA program, Sandra currently lives and works in Lynn, Massachusetts. She has over ten years experience supporting program administration and community outreach activities in Lynn and nearby communities. In addition to her role at Compass, Sandra works as an administrative assistant at a senior service center. Over the past five years, she has played a crucial role in expanding the center's outreach initiatives. From 2001 to 2006, she helped a company in Salem coordinate special events and effectively address consumer concerns. Sandra is fluent in English and Spanish.
Sandra received an Associate's in Business Science from Marian Court College.