Katharine Easterly Martey
Executive Director at The Community Development Finance Authority
Katharine Easterly Martey is the Executive Director of The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA). Katy has been with CDFA since 2011 and in November 2017 she was appointed Executive Director. As CDFA’s Chief Program Officer, Katy provided leadership and strategic direction across CDFA’s programs, guiding program management, policy direction and partnership development. Prior to joining CDFA, she had more than 10 years of experience in community development, including affordable housing development, as well as neighborhood planning and revitalization. Her success bringing together local, state and federal resources resulted in the development of more than 100 units of housing, 50,000 square feet of commercial space and creation of two neighborhood plans that brought more than four million dollars of investment to the community. Katy’s experience includes time at several NeighborWorks organization’s including: Lawrence Community Works in Lawrence, Mass.; Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell, Mass.; and Home Head Quarters, Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y. She is a native of New Hampshire and currently resides in Manchester. She currently serves on the Community Development Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, as well as on the Allard Center Advisory Board for The Granite YMCA. Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Policy Studies and Geography from Syracuse University.