Jacob Nii Vanderpuye
Finance Podcast Host
Jacob Nii Vanderpuye is a results driven finance professional with two decades of successful banking and consulting experience in new business development, competitive market share expansion, and business leadership. Jacob leveraged his finely-honed interpersonal and time management skills to successfully manage a team and increase profitability.
Experienced in retail banking, business banking, mortgage and investment banking.
Jacob, a native of Ghana, started his career shortly after Leicester Business school at Ernst & Young as a financial research associate. While attending the University of Ghana in the early 90's, Jacob worked part-time as an audit account Representative and since that time, he has held a number of leadership positions.
Throughout his nearly two decades of experience in finance, he has served in several markets, including, Northern/ Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.
Jacob has overseen territories in the District of Columbia and Maryland Markets, leading more than 8 branches and 100 employees in his career. Currently, he holds the position of Regional Banking Manager located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington D.C. that serves a customer base of $300 million in deposits, $80 million loans and over $400 million dollars in managed assets.
Jacob also has a strong passion for volunteerism and giving back to the community. He gives back countless hours of volunteer time to help underserved communities across the District of Columbia.
Mental Health Podcast Host
Angella Allison-Davis, Psy.D, Mdiv has been involved in counseling in a variety of settings since 1994. Her experiences include counseling and working with adolescent/adult in-patient treatment, mental health agencies, nursing facilities, hospitals, and educational systems. She has worked with clients and students with anger/emotional distress, relationship issues, depression, suicidal ideation, behavior problems, bi-polar, and other forms of mental illness.
Angella has a passion for helping others, especially young people in conjunction with family and community support, on their healing journey. Angella’s primary focus as a social service professional has been connected to crisis counseling/intervention related to family and individual issues and has been trained in verbal and physical restraint intervention/strategies on how to handle anxious, hostile and/or violent crisis situations. Additionally, she deals with behavioral problems, family communication difficulties, grief and loss, bereavement, identity and parenting issues, relationship conflicts and spiritual growth'; which are not specialization areas, only areas of Angella's expertise. In addition, Angella has a passion for working with young women who desire to explore and strengthen their identity and self-image.
Angella holds a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Counseling/Psychotherapy (PSY.D) at the Graduate Theological Foundation; Master’s in Divinity (M.Div.) from Duke University Divinity School; Master’s in Health Administration with a concentration in Gerontology (MHA) from the University of Phoenix; and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services (B.A) from the University of Massachusetts. Angella is also a Certified Pastoral Counselor (CPC) with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and an ordained minister.