For example, in 1998 she helped to establish the organization’s HomeOwnership Center which component was spun off to become the independently incorporated VCCDC. In 2008, she was appointed as the Executive Director by the Board. Over the past fifteen years, Ms. Garcia has deepened her knowledge and experience as a non-profit administrator and as the chief architect of VCCDC’s mortgage lending operation. As the Executive Director, Ms. Garcia is responsible for providing the Board of Directors’ with financial and programmatic information on which it can base strategic and policy decisions. Ms. Garcia’s responsibilities include: representing the Organization to the broader community, oversight of day-to-day operations, ensuring achievement of corporate goals adopted by the Board and adherence with Board-established policies and procedures, developing programs and generating adequate resources to support such, and direct supervision and evaluation of management staff. Ms. Garcia is a licensed real estate broker and holds her NMLS certification. She is VCCDC’s Broker of Record . Ms. Garcia’s continuing education has focused on organizational capacity building, i.e. mortgage and homeownership training; as well as on organizational leadership and management.