President

Catherine Howard headshot

Catherine Howard is President of Community Vision Capital and Consulting, a community development financial institution and social justice-focused organization that brings together capital and deep expertise to be a partner, collaborator, and accomplice in community self determination. Previously, Catherine served as the Director of Healthy Food Programs at Capital Impact Partners, and was the inaugural Fund Manager of the California FreshWorks Fund, a role she reprised when she was recruited to revise and relaunch California FreshWorks at Community Vision in 2017. Over the course of her career, Catherine has overseen more than one-quarter billion dollars in community investment, which has been leveraged many times over into projects that center racial equity, build equitable communities and further community ownership of community assets. Catherine holds a Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland Honors Program.