Executive Director and Loan Officer
Pamela has been a full time employee of NiiCaP since 2008.
A Member of the Menominee Tribe, Pamela is familiar with Target Market residents, economy and challenges. Her duties include client intake, project assessment, business plan assistance for loan applicants, loan application assistance, credit analysis for applicants, compliance reporting and portfolio management.
Pamela has a BA with honors in Political Science, and is certified in Asset Building Strategies, financial education curriculum and financial curriculum training.
NiiCaP is a member of the Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA), and Pamela has served as Secretary for the past four years.
Gwen is a part-time employee and has been with NiiCap since 2013. A Member of the Menominee Tribe, Gwen is familiar with Target Market residents, economy, and challenges. Some of her duties include client intake and general office support.
Gwen has an Associates of Arts in the Foundations of Business.
Technical Assistance and Lending Specialist
Marcus joined NiiCaP in March 2020. He has served as an advocate in the public sector in Congress, the Small Business Administration, the City of Santa Fe, and the Menominee Tribe. His work in Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, NM, and throughout Wisconsin has included food security, community organizing, youth development, state and federal public policy, business development, tribal government, political management, industrial hemp and farming.
He is a Member of the Menominee Tribe, and holds a double Associates’ Degree in Tribal Legal Studies and Sustainable Development from the College of Menominee Nation, a certificate in Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and a Bachelors’ Degree in Democracy and Justice Studies with a minor in First Nations Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
NiiCaP Board members represent an excellent cross section of the Target Market area.
The Board is accountable to the Target Market via public meetings, community involvement and periodic public reporting and information.
Experience and knowledgeable of Native cultural heritage, Native dance performer, business person, and well versed in Native law.
Menominee Tribal member, Past Tribal legislator and Community Development Manager for the Menominee Tribe. Experienced in project development, implementation, community planning, technical assistance delivery, project evaluation and Tribal liaison.
Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal member, Manager of Tribal Enterprise: SCH Convenience Store. Ms. Anaya is an experienced manager, understanding of business operations, sales, staffing, inventory, purchasing, and marketing.
Lac du Flambeau resident. Head, LDF planning department, and Methodist minister. Experience in management, Tribal liaison, project design, implementation, reporting, impact measurement, financial supervision and budget planning and control.
Lac du Flambeau Tribal member and University of Wisconsin Resource Agent for LDF. Experienced in business technical assistance and classroom training, facilitator, educator, program design and implementation and impact measurement.
Lac du Flambeau Tribal member. Retired private business owner. Experienced business owner and manager, experience with lending (as a business owner/consumer of lending products).
Menominee Tribal member. Experienced manager and knowledgeable in traditional Native cultures.
- Credit Committee -
NiiCaP's Five-member credit decision committee is appointed by, and acts independently of the board. The Credit decision committee reviews credit analysis and loan recommendations.
- Consultants -
- Kerber Rose & Assoc., CPA's - Accounting and payroll services.
- KRA Technology Inc. - IT (Information Technology) services
- Paul Black, Attorney - Loan closing, security filings and collections.
- WIPFLI CPAs and Consultants - Auditing
- HVS/Image Keepers, Inc. - Marketing services