Officer Profiles

HFC’S officers each have over twenty-five years of healthcare banking, finance and legal experience derived from a variety of transactions including:  (i) loans from traditional commercial lending sources, (ii) Federally-insured mortgage loans such as HUD Program 232, (iii) taxable and tax-exempt bond financings including fixed rate and variable rate demand bonds (VRDBs), (iv) lease-purchase and sale-leaseback transactions, and (v) equity infusions from venture capital companies and other sources.

Kathleen B. Shields

Company founder and President, Kathleen B. Shields, possesses over thirty years of underwriting experience in the healthcare industry, including ten years as a commercial lender.   Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (magna cum laude) from Duke University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland (College Park).  For twenty-five years Ms. Shields has specialized in providing financing services to the healthcare and senior living industries, assisting with new construction projects as well as refinancings and project acquisitions.  She has been a speaker at numerous seminars and conferences focusing on capital formation for senior living providers including:  ALFA, National Health Lawyers, Health Facilities Association of Maryland, VHCA, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.  She has also served as a visiting lecturer for the Johns Hopkins Masters Program.

Benjamin B. Shields

Prior to joining HFC as Assistant Vice President, Senior Underwriter in 2015, Benjamin B. Shields was a Commercial Underwriter for BB&T Corporation (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). As a Capital Markets Corporate Banking underwriter at BB&T, he analyzed syndicated credit requests and prepared participant credit packages for large private and publicly traded commercial and industrial clients nationwide. He graduated with distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with concentrations in Real Estate and Management.  As HFC’s Assistant Vice President Senior Underwriter, Mr. Shields’ responsibilities include the preparation of Financing Request Packages focusing on credit underwriting, debt affordability analysis, and modeling of financial scenarios and projections. Mr. Shields also serves as a director on the board of the Beacon Institute, the educational affiliate of the Lifespan Network.