Person MetLife Foundation

A. Dennis White 

Dennis is President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation. He is responsible for managing Foundation and corporate contributions, company volunteer activities and directing the social and community investment programs of MetLife and MetLife Foundation.


Alexis King 

Alexis is a former Program Assistant at Living Cities . Prior to joining Living Cities, Alexis served as an Intern with the Admiral Center and before interning with the Admiral Center, Alexis served as a Volunteer Program Assistant for the Improving…

Person Brookings Institution

William Frey 

William H. Frey is a senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a research professor in population studies at the University of Michigan.

Person Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Hannah Schiff 

Hannah Schiff serves as Senior Associate for the GIIN’s research team. In this role, she helps shape the GIIN’s research agenda and supports the development and delivery of research projects.

Person Parsons the New School for Design

Dave Seliger 

Dave Seliger is the founder of Civic Service with Parsons the New School for Design. He also works in external affairs for the NYC Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations. Dave recently completed a fellowship with the NYC Office of Emergency M…

Person The Intersector Project

Neil Britto 

Neil Britto is Executive Director of The Intersector Project, which seeks to empower practitioners in the business, government and non-profit sectors to collaborate to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone.

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Jessica Huey 

Jessica Huey is a MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Person The Cleveland Foundation

Walter Wright 

Walter Wright joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2011 as the project director of the Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative. This effort is supported by Living Cities, a collaboration of 22 of the nation’s largest foundations…

Person The Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.


Sara Draper-Zivetz 

Sara was a former Program Assistant for Public Sector Innovation cluster at Living Cities. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning degree.

Person Los Angeles Innovation Team

Amanda Daflos 

Amanda Daflos serves as the Director of the Innovation Team (i-team) in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.


Susan Crawford 

Susan Crawford is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Ag…

Person MZ Strategies, LLC

Mariia V. Zimmerman 

Mariia is Founder and Principal at MZ Strategies, LLC. Mariia served as Deputy Director for HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities from 2010-2012.


Carmen Rojas 


Jim Wolf 

Jim Wolf is an energy and environmental consultant currently serving as Project Director for the BRIM 3 Research Project.

Person TechTown Detroit

Leslie Lynn Smith 

Leslie Lynn Smith is President and CEO of TechTown Detroit. Smith joined TechTown in 2010 to be on the ground floor of economic development in Detroit. Under her leadership, TechTown launched Venture Accelerator, a boot camp-style program for entrep…

Person National Basketball Players Association Foundation

David Lafleur 

With an extensive background in finance, administration and operations, David has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations in New England and New York.

Person Oregon State

Tobias Read 

Person AARP

Kathy Brennan 

Kathy Brennan is Research and Evaluation Advisor at AARP. She is former Director of Evaluation at Living Cities, where she led the overall organizational evaluation effort at Living Cities, both overseeing the evaluation, and working with the LC tea…


Jennifer Perkins  

Jennifer Perkins is the former Assistant Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities.