Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
Choose from our experienced team of Loan Officers to help guide you through the financing process.
Bill co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 with the vision of attracting likeminded people who have impeccable character, a strong work ethic, and find joy in helping others achieve their homeownership goals while also helping the community.
Growing up a “Navy Brat” has given him a great appreciation of the importance of home and family. Bill has over a decade of local and national home financing and renovation experience. He has extensive experience working with various government agencies in having them join Helping Hands Community Partners mission and vision.
Reach Bill at 774-419-6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience running several Citigroup/Smith Barney offices in the New England Area. Cliff also worked with MetLife in their Division of Estate Planning for Special Needs Kids (DESK). He also assisted to develop and implement a strategic plan to expand Allstate insurance brokers’ financial planning business. Cliff has been instrumental in charting a course of how to fulfill Helping Hands Community Partners’ mission.
Reach Cliff at 774-419-6672 or email@example.com
Alain joined the board of Helping Hands in 2017. Helping Hands sought his advice two years prior on how Helping Hands could better serve its clients with home financing needs. Alain is the president and founder of Direct Finance Corp., a New England based mortgage company, that has helped over 5,000 homeowners and arranged over a billion dollars in financing. Instead of trying to profit for his company, Alain suggested and volunteered to obtain the required licensing for both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Helping Hands is now able to, when appropriate, arrange home financing thereby bypassing the banks. The goal is to deliver better education, service, and loan programs. Alain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, obtained an MBA from The Wharton School, and a Master in Real Estate from M.I.T. He was the first person in New England to earn the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation as well as the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) certification.
Contact Alain at (781) 724-6221 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
John has been through the roller coaster of the mortgage business with over 20 years of experience in mortgage purchase and refinance. He has also had his real estate license.
In Cranston, he lives with his wife, 14-year-old son, his dog, and cat.
John displays his giver’s mindset mentality when he is working with his clients and in his free time, where he has been volunteering at CLCF youth Boxing for the past 6 years.
Contact John at 775-365-9424 or Jcelani@hhcp.org
Dennis is joining us as a Loan Officer here at HHCP. His background is in hospitality and retail banking. He can assist you in analyzing and recommending strategies for your lending, investing, and refinancing needs, in English or Spanish, and he has been doing so with success since entering the industry in 2018. Having lived in both Boston and Venezuela for numerous years, he understands that every person has different needs and cultural values. He does his best to adapt to their needs and make sure that you have a complete understanding of the process.
Whether you find him dining at the new restaurant in town or out for a walk with his family do not hesitate in asking any questions he is very approachable.
“I’m here to answer any questions or clear any doubts you might have. I am never too busy for your introductions or questions Reach out to me any time.”
Contact Dennis at 774 217-6040 or Dclaros@hhcp.org
Matthew is a seasoned mortgage originator with close to 20 years of industry lending practice to his credit. His strengths lie in his knowledge of the variety of loan programs available to consumers and his transparent approach to educating his borrowers. This has served him well as he has been recognized on numerous occasions for his excellence in service and volume.
He resides in Middletown, RI and is actively involved in the Real Estate marketplace. He is a longtime member of the Newport County Board of Realtors and enjoys time on the bay on his sailboat. Please feel free to reach out to him for informed analysis on your home purchase or refinance need. Currently licensed in MA & RI.
Contact Matthew at 775-365-9344 or Mcox@hhcp.org
Mike has been helping clients obtain and preserve the goal of home ownership since 2003. Mike strives to give his clients a lending experience that he would want to have himself.
He has extensive knowledge in all lending products but we lovingly refer to him as the USDA Loan guru around the office. He’s keen to detail and goes the extra mile to give his clients all the loan options available to them, and more importantly, how the loan product’s differences effect them. He is also a USAF Veteran, making him an invaluable resource to the VA borrower.
Mike finds his home in Charlton, MA and plays bass in the rock band HipTonight all over Central MA.
Have mortgage questions? Call Mike at (774) 419-6665 or email him at email@example.com
Justin comes to HHCP with over 12 years lending experience as a Loan Officer. He was motivated to join HHCP to help educate and improve the 1st time home buying experience for his clients, and to expand his lending reach by adding commercial and reverse mortgage to his product list.
Born and raised in Brockton , MA he currently resides in Walpole. He is the father of 2 teenagers, ISSA certified fitness trainer, and dog lover!
Reach Justin at (774) 203-4842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Tara to the Helping Hands team. Her education is in finance and communication.
She has a passion for travelling and loves the outdoors. She has lived in Thailand where she taught English in the countryside.
Her unique experiences have allowed her to maintain a broad perspective on life. She is an empathetic, honest, moral, and understanding person; we are glad to have her on our Giver’s Mindset Team.
Tara is an Aries and will be working out of the Providence office.
Reach Tara at 774-214-2480 or email@example.com
As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Joe has always had a giver’s mindset of serving his country which transferred to his financial planning career. He has spent the last 13 years trying to help seniors stay in their homes and have a quality of life during retirement.
Through Helping Hands, his goal is to help Veterans find what they need for services and determine, if appropriate, the right loan product for them. Through multiple sources and services, he guides seniors in the right direction that is appropriate for their individual circumstances. He is devoted to providing constant communication and education about various housing options. He looks at ALL the options and, when appropriate, reviews the reverse mortgage as one of those options. “Not everyone should have one but EVERYONE should know how they work!”
Reach Joe at 774-419-6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew joined Helping Hands Community Partners in November 2019. A life long Rhode Island resident he currently lives in Glocester, RI. Andrew attended the University of Rhode Island and is an avid consumer of pop culture. When not working to help you with your loan needs Andrew spends most of his free time with his wife and their young daughter.
Reach Andrew at 774-419-8177 or email@example.com
Teto Moulton is a local mortgage loan officer here at Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc in Providence, and is committed to helping low income families achieve a piece of the American dream.
He says: "The financial aspects of purchasing a home can be stressful and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be, not with a trained and caring professional in your corner. Contact me today at 774-224-2510 and let’s get started on making your homeownership dream become a reality.
"Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a homeowner looking to trade up or downsize, or simply wishing for a change, I am available to help you before you ever make an offer on a property. I can sit down with you and look over your budget, income, expenses and savings to help you get a clear picture of what type and amount of loan is realistic. There are many factors to consider when getting a home loan; interest rates are only one element of the complete package. I will help you consider all your options so you can concentrate on making the best decision that fits for your needs."
Teto has been in the mortgage industry since 2016. Previously he worked at Santander Bank and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. He lives in Providence with his three children.
Reach Teto at 774-224-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna has worked in the mortgage field for over 25 years. When she was working her way through college, she worked as a Title Examiner and has been hooked on real estate ever since.
Over the years, she has worked as a Processor, Closer, Funder, and Post Closer which helps her anticipate the clients' needs better.
The giver's mindset is important to her; treat people the way you want to be treated and you can never go wrong. She says: "The biggest compliment I receive is referrals from past clients. I am never too busy for your referrals."
Contact Donna at 774-419-2350 or email@example.com
Fausto is an individual of many talents who is constantly working to better himself. He first began his career in the financial services industry as a registered representative member of the NASD following his graduation from Brandeis University in 1991. Since that time, he has worked as an insurance broker and residential/commercial real estate broker. Fausto is an experienced loan officer with over 15 years of experience in the area of residential mortgage lending. He formerly worked as a branch manager for a national firm managing over 40 loan originators.
Fausto speaks Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, French and Spanish. He has a strong desire to help others and wishes to be an example and mentor to others. He is passionate in his business endeavors and diligent in his pursuit to assist those whom he serves realize the American Dream of Home Ownership and wealth generation through real estate. His commitment to providing his clients with quality service and uncompromising integrity is the credit to his continued success.
Reach Fausto at 774-419-6673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill says: "Being in the mortgage business for over 30 years I have learned a lot of lessons. The one that affected me the most was a few years ago. Retired family members were having a hard time making ends meet and I was asked if I could help. I researched everything that might enable them to stay in the house that they have lived in for over 50 years. When I learned about reverse mortgages, my eyes were opened. Now my goal is to educate as many people as I can about the program. There is a quote that sums up how Reverse mortgages are viewed. 'Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.' - George Bernard Shaw.
"Education is the focus at Helping Hands Community Partners and why I sought them out. We are here to educate people and when appropriate help arrange financing. The givers mindset really is at the core of what we do."
Reach Bill at 774-224-8211 or email@example.com
An accomplished financial practitioner, Shak has been in the mortgage industry since 1996. Shak has always promoted sustainable, affordable, and ethical home ownership.
Shak has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA from Johnson & Wales University.
He is a member of Leadership RI, PSI Class 2003, and Leadership for a Future (Class of 2007).
As a registered Financial Advisor, he will analyze your family's financial needs and wants to find a picture perfect loan for home purchase, refinance, or reverse mortgage.
Shak is fluent in English, Hindi, and Urdu and conversant in Spanish and Arabic.
Reach Shak at 774-243-2842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As a dynamic mortgage professional, Regi is regarded for delivering comprehensive customer assistance throughout the mortgage loan application process. Throughout his lending career, he has become known for consistently building and maintaining lasting relationships through a people-focused approach. Regi is an out-of-the-box, highly analytical thinker, comfortable counseling and educating customers on the relevant products and processes and offering advice on pricing. He is known as Mortgage Musician, as he is a classically trained violist with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. While music is his passion he has found a new love in making dreams into reality through mortgage lending.
Contact Regi at (774) 224-8161 or RWallace@HHCP.org
Jay has over a decade of experience in the mortgage Industry. He has worked on the broker side of the business as well as being an Account Executive for a wholesale lender. His experience allows him to help the loan officers and the operations staff provide our clients with the best experience possible.
Jay enjoys just about every outdoor activity imaginable. He and his wife have 3 young children that always keep them on their toes.
Reach Jay at 774-419-2099 or email@example.com
Pearl began her mortgage career 16 years ago when Alain, owner and President of Direct Finance Corp, asked her to step in to the back office as the accountant. Alain and Pearl have been friends for several years and he thought her skill set would be a good fit to take over that aspect of Direct Finance.
Pearl is a retired CPA, has a degree in Business Management from UMass Boston, and holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College. Her experience as an accountant and CPA uniquely qualifies her for the highly anticipated transition to a nonprofit platform. The aspects of a non profit platform will open up opportunities to help people in the community which is highly important to her. Always wanting to help, but not having the additional time to dedicate to a non profit on a volunteer basis, this opportunity opens up that goal for her.
She is a member of the Helping Hands Community Partners Board of Directors.
Pearl resides in Hull, Massachusetts and shares her home with her large breed dog.
Reach Pearl at 774-419-6676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining our Giver’s Mindset team please contact Maggie at email@example.com or 774-224-8189
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Laurie joined Helping Hands in August of 2018 as Community Outreach Director, which has turned into a little HR, a little PR, some Executive Assistant work, and a whole lot of event planning. Laurie has been in the event planning business for over 30 years and moved from Vermont to Boston 10 years ago. She is a Caterer, a Realtor, an Event Planner, a Certified Stager and was a Spa and Salon owner and the Boston Red Sox number one fan. Laurie is thrilled to have joined the fast paced world of Helping Hands Community Partners and believes strongly in their mission and culture.
Reach Laurie at 774-419-6662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Frankie, our friendly Helping Hands Community Partners’ greeter and a true Southern Belle at heart. Born in Mississippi just four years ago, she was rescued shortly after to join our team. When Frankie isn’t welcoming our staff and visitors, she enjoys chasing squirrels, sniffing out the best new spots, and napping wherever (and whenever) she feels like it. Interested in learning everything you need to know about mortgages with Frankie as your study buddy? Call Helping Hands Community Partners at (888) 681-2299.
A Rhode Island native, Harry did website and video work for Helping Hands for several years before coming on board full time in August 2018. He has worked in photography, graphics, writing, editing, animation, education, and overindulging rock stars. He holds degrees in Film and English from Syracuse University. He has been published in several national magazines, and he has over 200 television credits. He has lived and worked in Boston, Portland, and Los Angeles. He now lives in Onset with his wife Holly and too many cats. His favorite color is black.
Reach Harry at 401-236-6386 or email@example.com