Francesca Bird ~ Senior Financial Development Officer
Francesca has worked for First Nations Community Financial (FNCF) since its inception in 2010. Prior to working for the CDFI she worked in the field of providing financial literacy to members of the Ho-Chunk Nation for 4 years. In that position she deployed the first Financial Literacy Program for Ho-Chunk Nation. This experience brought her to First Nations Community Financial. She first worked as a Financial Development Officer (FDO) for FNCF from 2010-2012. As the FDO she created, developed, and launched all of the current underwriting and loan products which consists of four (4) different types of loans (consumer loan, credit repair loan, small business loan, and automobile loan). These loans have contributed to an approximate loan portfolio of one million dollars! Associate Degree Finance May 2010 from Western Technical College.
Francesca is certified:
- Financial Counseling/Debt Management Accreditation
- Intermediate Underwriting for Micro and Small Business Lenders
- Single Family Mortgage Lending
- Origination through Funding
- A Native Homeownership Guide
- Investing For the Future Certification
- Business Writing
- Financial Skills For Families
Dina Hansen ~ Financial Development Officer
Dina Hansen joined First Nations Community Financial in the summer of 2012 as a Financial Development Officer and has been gaining success ever since. She takes a special interest in personal finance to help individuals and families take control of their lives. She states this has been a personal and professional goal for her.
Dina keeps that in mind everyone’s economic and life situations are unique when providing financial advice. She makes sure to personalize service to tribal membership and continues to prove herself time and again when directing clients to the right financial products and assistance. As a Financial Development Officer, she dedicates herself to learning the client’s personal goals and making a plan.
Understanding her clients may be in different stages of life; working on purchasing a first home, clearing up their credit for a small business or micro business loan, planning for retirement or just trying to get out of the paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. Whatever it may be, she can help them navigate through personal finances.
“Once your financial plan is in place, I will continue working together to review achievements against your stated aims,” she said. Dina is such a go-getter she will ensure each client is comfortable when everything is moving forward according to plan. Personalized service is essential when matching clients with the right financial products and services.