Person Mt. Auburn Associates

Beth Siegel 

Beth Siegel is President at Mt. Auburn Associates, the firm that leads Living Cities' Integration Initiative evaluation efforts. Planner, author, economic analyst, and educator, Beth Siegel believes economic development is vital, but that it must be…

Person Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Jake Auchincloss 

Jake Auchincloss is a research assistant at the Ash Center and a dual degree candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Person Deutsche Bank

Jim Baek 

Jim Baek is a Director at Deutsche Bank where he heads the Community Development Finance Group and oversees the bank’s lending, investing and philanthropy for community development and impact in the U.S.

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 New York University College of Nursing

Heather Waters 

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.

Person Living Cities

Ellen Ward 

Ellen spearheads board and member relations, pursues new relationships with funders, governmental organizations and private sector organizations, and oversees the launch of new projects and special initiatives that address emerging gaps in the field…

Person NYU Wagner

Neil Kleiman 

Neil Kleiman is the Director of the New York University Wagner Innovation Labs where he leads projects sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation and Citi. Neil is also part of a consortium administering the federal National Resource Net…

Person Code for America

Jennifer Pahlka 

Pahlka is the Founder and Executive Director of Code for America.

Person Vera Institute

Nick Turner 

Nicholas Turner joined the Vera Institute of Justice as its fifth president in 2013. Under his leadership, Vera has identified core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems m…

Person University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy

Raphael Bostic 

Dr. Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. His work spans many fields including homeownership, housing finance, neighborho…

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 Community Science

Kien Lee 

Kien Lee, Principal Associate & Vice President of Community Science, leads Community Science’s practice in the areas of cultural competency, inclusion, and equity as they pertain to contemporary issues such as health and behavioral health disparitie…

Person Vice President, Economic Opportunity

Evelyn Burnett 

Person Frontline Solutions

Marcus Littles 

Marcus Littles is the founder of Frontline Solutions, a national consulting firm that offers clients in the non-profit and public sectors a full range of services to enhance impact.

Person Vera Institute of Justice

Scarlet Neath 

Scarlet is a senior communications associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, where she handles media inquiries to the institute, drafts press releases, edits op-eds and other material, and oversees Vera's social media presence.

Person Living Cities

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson 

At Living Cities, Tynesia worked with cities across the country to ensure that investment led to measurable impact.

Person

Carmen Rojas 

Person The Skilman Foundation

Tonya Allen 

Mrs. Tonya Allen is President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve lives of children in Southeast Michigan. Mrs. Allen’s work consists of managing and aligning the complexities of educatio…

Person Citi Foundation

Kristen Scheyder 

Kristen Scheyder leads the Citi Foundation's U.S. Financial Inclusion and Urban Transformation portfolios.