Consumer Financial Education Funding Board

The Fund is advised by a volunteer funding board of individuals who have tremendous expertise in the field of consumer financial education.

 

Laura D’Alessandro

Laura D’Alessandro is the co-director of the national Family Income & Wealth Building program at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and a focuses on wealth building strategies—including access to safe and affordable financial products, building short- and long-term savings, and creating opportunities for credit-building through accessible, fairly-priced financial products—micro entrepreneurship, and FOC site’s role in creating pathways to asset building and homeownership.  Prior to joining LISC, Laura worked at Helen Keller International and has a breadth of experience in program design, non-profit capacity-building and grants management.

 

Alan M. Mansfield

Alan Mansfield is the founder of the Consumer Law group of California and of counsel to Whatley Kallas LLP. The nature of his practice involves class and representative litigation focusing on health care, automotive, civil rights and data breach issues. Alan has practiced primarily in the area of class action and public interest litigation since 1989 .Based on significant work in the San Diego, community, Alan and his previous law firm were awarded the 2007 Public Service by a Law Firm Award by the San Diego County Bar Association.

 

Greg McBride

Greg McBride is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Analyst, for Bankrate.com, providing analysis and advice on personal finance. With more than two decades of experience in personal finance, he is a subject matter expert that has the unique ability to provide both in-depth commentary and practical advice to consumers. Through Bankrate.com’s Money Makeover series, he has helped consumers plan for retirement, manage debt and develop appropriate investment allocations. Greg currently serves on the board of Money Management International of Sugar Land, TX, a nonprofit credit counseling agency accredited by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. He has a distinguished record of serving on boards in the credit counseling industry, having previously chaired a finance and investment committee, and having served on executive and development committees.

 

Olivia Wein

Olivia Wein has been an attorney at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) for over 20 years. Olivia focuses on policies and programs that protect low-income consumers’ access to essential utility services, including energy, water, and broadband service.  Olivia works on the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Weatherization and Lifeline programs, and intervenes in federal and state utility commission proceedings in matters affecting low-income utility consumer programs and protections. She is co-author of NCLC’s Access to Utility Service and co-author of The Rights of Utility Consumers. Olivia serves on the boards of the Universal Service Administrative Company and the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition and she serves on the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee.

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