Steve Saltzman leads Self-Help’s Healthy Food System Initiative, from lending to organizational strategy. He is responsible for more than $200 million in community development financing for projects supporting healthy food systems, education, commercial real estate and downtown redevelopment, twinning Self-Help’s funding with public and private financing, equity and credit enhancement ranging from New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits to USDA loan guarantees. Prior to Self-Help, Mr. Saltzman helped found two venture capital backed technology companies. He holds an M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Duke University.