Mona Masri is the West Coast Regional Program Officer for the Asset Funders Network. Mona works to advance AFN’s mission and goals with its regional chapters in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles regions.
Mona has more than 15 years’ experience in corporate social responsibility and community economic development, including involvement in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her passion for working on solutions which address pressing community needs, is expressed through creative problem solving, conceptualizing innovative solutions, and driving execution to deliver results.
She co-founded Summit Co-Lab, a consulting collaborative, where she strives to advance positive social change by activating human, social and financial capital through collaborative, integrated expertise and a focus on outcomes.
Her previous experience includes leading the statewide efforts of Citibank’s Community Development Group in California as well as heading the Northern California office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a leading international non-profit humanitarian aid organization. At the IRC Mona spearheaded efforts to integrate financial capability into existing programming for refugees and immigrants.
By working closely through strategic partnerships with leading organizations such as Mission Asset Fund, Opportunity Fund, and Self-Help Credit Union, Mona has developed a proven track record of identifying and executing innovative financial inclusion initiatives. Most recent examples include linked emergency savings accounts and culturally appropriate peer lending circles.
Mona holds both a BA in Finance and a Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Southern California.