Aida Richardson, MSW, Chief Lending Officer, came to Justine PETERSEN in September of 2005 to complete her graduate level internship, and formally joined Justine PETERSEN staff in September of 2006. Aida oversees and underwrites financing for JP’s business operations. Her lending activity and technical assistance has assisted thousands of small business owners throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Aida is a graduate of Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work. She has extensive experience in international community development, including her work in Uzbekistan as a Program Development Manager for Mercy Corps (an International NGO).