Meet the Team - Business Lending

Our Business Lending team can help local lending organizations and economic development partners access our range of lending tools to support the launch and growth of local businesses.​​

Michael Haloskey - Director of Business Lending Programs

Michael Haloskey - Director of Business Lending Programs

Michael leads the departme​nt's portfolio o​f business lending programs. Small business lenders and local economic development partners can c​ontact Michael to discuss strategic partnerships aimed at creating new investment opportunities for local business growth.
E: | P: 301-429-7523​


Colleen Cord-Malone - ​Program Manager II​

Colleen works directly with businesses to secure financing through state lending programs. Business lenders with financing challenges for specific Maryland businesses can contact Colleen to discuss pathways to successful underwriting outcomes.
E: | P: 301-429-7517

Aisha Taylor - Loan Underwriter

Aisha Taylor - Loan Underwriter​

Aisha works with business lending applicants to review and approve financing applications for state lending programs. Businesses with borrowing requests can contact Aisha to discuss their financial needs.
E: | P: 301-429-7721


LaWanda Graham - ​Lending and Risk Analyst​

LaWanda Graham joined Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development as a Lending and Risk Analyst within the Division of Whole Home Energy in May 2020. She became a Commercial Loan Underwriter for Neighborhood Business Works in September, 2021. LaWanda has over 20 years of business and finance experience in both the private and government sector. Prior positions included Small Business Owner, Revenue Examiner and Commercial Credit Analyst. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
E: | P: 301-429-7810