Person City Accelerator Cohort II

Eric Gordon 

Eric Gordon leads the City Accelerator's cohort on Local Government Engagement. He is an associate professor in the department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College where he is the founding director of the Engagement Lab.

Person Living Cities

Francine Mbomatshielelobo 

Francine came to Living Cities with a little over 10 years of experiences working in the USA as well as internationally.

Person The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Campbell 

Alyssa Campbell is a current graduate student in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), with an interest in community development and immigration.

Person The Brookings Institution

Alan Berube 

Alan Berube is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. A former policy advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department, he is an expert on metropolitan demographics, low-wage workers, and urban poverty.

Person NPX

Catarina Schwab 

Catarina Schwab is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of NPX where she is leading the charge to transform the way impact is financed in the nonprofit sector with her Co-Founder & Co-CEO Lindsay Beck.

Person Social Finance

Annie Dear 

Annie Dear is an Associate at Social Finance

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.

Person The Saint Paul Foundation

Mary Kay Bailey 

Mary Kay Bailey is the project director for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and the Partnership for Regional Opportunity/Corridors of Opportunity initiative at the Saint Paul Foundation.

Person Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago

MarySue Barrett 

MarySue Barrett is the president of the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council. For more than 80 years, MPC has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the ar…

Person RTI International

Sara VanLear 

Sara VanLear is an economic development analyst. She collaborates with domestic and international clients to strategize and evaluate economic development projects through mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. Her work is place-based and focuse…

Person Regional Growth Strategies

Pete Carlson 

Pete Carlson, is President, Regional Growth Strategies. Pete Carlson has thirty years of experience in consulting, research, and policy analysis. For the past eight years, his work has focused on helping regional leaders develop strategies and build…

Person IFF

Andrea Arnold 

Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.

Person Living Cities

Brian R. Nagendra 

Brian supported the Capital Innovation team on portfolio management and due diligence work for Living Cities impact investments.

Person King County Department of Community & Human Services

Cheryl Markham 

Cheryl Markham is Strategic Policy Advisor in the Director’s Office of the King County Department of Community and Human Services, with wide-ranging and extensive experience and expertise in affordable housing, homelessness and community development…

Person digitalundivided

Kathryn Finney 

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech, Kathryn Finney has made her mark as a tech entrepreneur, social media visionary, “women in” advocate, investor, writer, and television correspondent.

Person GatherWell

Cynthia Jaggi 

Cynthia Jaggi is the Founder of GatherWell and a regular blogger for the non-profit career site, idealist.org. She writes about the new economy, social innovation and living your most meaningful life at cynthiajaggi.com.

Person Welcoming America

David Lubell 

David Lubell is the founder of Welcoming America and has been Executive Director since October of 2009.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Tim Glynn-Burke 

Tim Glynn Burke is a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. As Research Associate, Tim Glynn-Burke coordinates research projects for the Innovation in Government program as well as Cha…

Person Comcast’s Technology, Product and Xperience (TPX)

Wayne Davis 

Wayne Davis is Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Comcast’s Technology, Product and Xperience (TPX) organization.

Person Living Cities

Shanee Helfer 

In her role, Shanee helped cities implement community change in an inclusive and sustainable way, utilizing the Collective Impact Approach at the core of their vision and work.