Team Bios


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.

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Angella Allison-Davis,

Psy.D, Mdiv 

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.

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