Tabitha Atkins has dedicated almost her entire career to the community development finance industry, working in various capacities to ensure that residents, small businesses, nonprofits, and anchor institutions in historically under-resourced areas have access to affordable financial products and services.
She is currently the Senior Advisor for Cross Street Partners’ Financial Advisory Division. In this capacity, Tabitha consults, sources, underwrites, and manages a portfolio of projects that support access to quality healthcare and healthy foods, scaling operations for manufacturing companies, and new construction and historic revitalization of commercial real estate in low-income urban areas using creative structured financing tools such as New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC), Historic Tax Credits, and tax increment financing. She has also held positions at City First Bank of DC, the CDFI Fund, and Opportunity Finance Network.
In addition to her commitment to raising capital for highly impactful projects, Tabitha is currently a governing board member for the St. Agnes Hospital Foundation and Partners for the Common Good, she sits on the NMTC Advisory Boards for the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Mascoma Bank, and she is on the Partners for the Common Good’s loan committee.
Tabitha has a Master’s of Public Policy and Administration (Jackson State University) and MBA (Johns Hopkins University). She loves to travel, listen to music, laugh, and spend quality time with her family and friends.