MLCDC provides individuals with opportunities to generate economic growth and develop a sustainable future in the Midlands
MLCDC provides Latinos with opportunities to generate economic growth by providing financing products, development services and community development that advances their ability to develop a sustainable future in the Midlands.
MLCDC will be a catalyst for a thriving, diverse, and inclusive community enriched by Latino influence, economic results, culture and leadership.
Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation’s Board of Directors works with PASSION for the mission of the organization. They are volunteers working with the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.”
VP of Corporate Social Responsibility
Catherine D. Lang
Nebraska Business Development Center
Marta Sonia Londoño Mejía
Marta Sonia Londoño Mejia founded the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation in 2006, an organization that provides low-income communities with opportunities to generate economic growth for a sustainable future in the Midlands. She has served as executive director of MLCDC for more than eight years and previously served as president of the Board of Directors for two years.
A native of Colombia, Marta Sonia moved to the United States 19 years ago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance and a master’s in business administration from EAFIT University. She also attended Berkeley University for a specialization in business administration, finance, global business management, marketing and project management.
Advance Fund CDFI Director
Juan Montoya is the CDFI Advance Fund Director where he manages a diverse, growing small business loan profile. Montoya has prior experience as the program coordinator at Creighton University, where he helped with the design and development of community programs that focus on minority populations and as a business consultant for bilingual businesses in Nebraska. He has served on MLCDC’s Loan Review Committee since 2017.
Georgina Ospina de Nuñez
Georgina Ospina de Nuñez is the Micro-Business Specialist where she develops and conducts outreach programs through networking and training with potential and current MLCDC’s clients. She oversees the reporting of demographics of clients and statistics of services offered by MLCDC in business development.
Georgina is originally from Colombia and has volunteered with MLCDC since 2013.
Outreach and Translator Childcare Program
Dr. Mahdi has his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University Kebensaan Malaysia and more than 20 years of teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level in the United States and overseas(Iraq and Malaysia). He also has experience with preschool, elementary, middle and high school students. He was a principal of an international school in Malaysia for three years and has held other positions such as the director of planning and sustainable development division in the ministry of Environment, Baghdad Iraq.
Dr. Mahdi will work with the refugee and immigrant community (Asian and African) residing in Nebraska to identify their needs and how MLCDC can help them succeed. Dr. Mahdi will collaborate with the development of culturally competent curriculum and resource materials in English and Arabic, promoting MLCDC’s childcare programs and services. He will also perform data analysis on childcares in Nebraska and Iowa and periodic reports.