Amanda Novak is the director of new business development for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Ms. Novak is responsible for leading the strategic effort around new facility and partnership development that ties to the Y’s comprehensive real estate plan. She is focused on cultivating partnerships that enrich individuals, families and communities. Prior to joining the YMCA, Ms. Novak served as the associate vice president of development at CommonBond Communities for 12 years. She led the construction and financing of over 2,300 units in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa and supported the organization’s Housing Investment Fund, advising long- and short-term investment strategies for working capital.