Meet The Board
Tunde Mendes is a Senior Vice President and Manager for PNC Bank Credit Risk Review. In this capacity, he is responsible for ensuring that PNC Business Units underwrite transactions that are in line with PNC policy and procedures as well as regulatory guidance. This includes the validation of regulatory and internal risk ratings.
With 16 years of experience in banking, he began his career at J.P Morgan Chase where he received formal credit training. He has extensive private and public sector experience. He's worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a Senior Bank Examiner in the Wholesale Credit Group where he carried out asset quality reviews of Regional and Large financial institutions and led Shared National Credit examinations. He has also worked extensively in international banking organizations including BNP Paribas in the Commercial Investment Banking Group and Credit Suisse as part of the inaugural Credit Risk Review function.
Mr. Mendes received his Bachelor Degree in Finance and his Masters of Business Administration from the School of Business and Industry of Florida A&M University.
In addition, Tunde served as a Treasurer on the board of The Bradhurst Cooperative in New York City.
CAPT Christye Brown began her public health career shortly after graduating from the MPH Program in
Administration and Policy (Class of 2000). She commissioned as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the US
Navy Medical Service Corps and served as a healthcare administrator for nine years. She earned the
rank of Lieutenant Commander prior to joining the US Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Corps.
CAPT Brown began her USPHS career at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation
and Research followed by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic
Brain Injury where she served as Chief, Standards and Doctrine Division, Education Directorate. In this
role she provided guidance and oversight in the development and implementation of mental health
initiatives for military families. In 2013, she transitioned back to the Atlanta area to join the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR). She managed the CPR
federal advisory committee and later severed as Senior Advisor, Management and Communications, for
the new U.S. National Authority for Containment of Poliovirus. During her tenure at CDC, she deployed
in support of several public health missions, including Ebola, Zika, Hurricanes Michael and Maria, COVID-
19, and most recently the Unaccompanied Children mission. In April 2021, CAPT Brown transferred to
the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and is the Regional Commander, USPHS Ready
Reserve. In this role she oversees recruitment, training and deployments for newly commissioned
officers throughout the eight southeastern states (HHS Region 4). Her civic involvement includes
serving on the Minority Engagement Core Research Committee (Emory Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Center) and Atlanta Suburban Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. CAPT Brown is a
graduate of Florida A&M University (BS, Biology Education), The Citadel Graduate Program (MBA), and
University of Maryland, College Park (PhD, Behavioral and Community Health). She is also the proud
mother of three children: Kori, Chaise, and Connor Lannaman.
Ivy N. Barnett, Esq. was raised in the Mid-West and is a contracts and procurement law Attorney practicing with the U.S. Federal Government. In her role as a procurement attorney, she advises clients on legal transactions relating to post and pre-award contract solicitations, negotiates settlements involving contract administration disputes, and represents the government before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the Government Accountability Contract Appeals Board. Upon graduating from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, she earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and worked in the U.S. Senate and in private practice. Ivy is a member of a number of civic and social organizations and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two young daughters.