Person Harvard Ash Center

Jessica Casey 

Jessica is the Associate Director for the Urban Policy Advisory Group. She recently served as the director of policy development and implementation for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, where she led research an…

Person coUrbanize

Karin Brandt 

Karin Brandt is the Co-Founder and CEO of coUrbanize, a platform that helps communities and urban developers build better cities, together.

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Jesse Williams 

Jesse Williams is an actor, activist and former public school teacher, widely recognized for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC Television series "Grey's Anatomy."

Person Ford Foundation

Xavier De Souza Briggs 

Xavier (“Xav”) de Souza Briggs is vice president of the foundation’s Inclusive Economies and Markets program.

Person GARE

Nora Liu 

Nora Liu is the project manager for Racial Equity Here, a joint project of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) and Living Cities, to support local governments leading the way to create a future for racial equity and economic growth fo…

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Jennifer Perkins  

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

Person Living Cities

Nigel Jacob 

Nigel Jacob is Living Cities' Urban Technologist in Residence and Founder and Co-Chair for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts.

Person StriveTogether

Kaci Roach 

Kaci Roach is a Senior Manager, Knowledge for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. In her role, Kaci organizes knowledge gained from working with Cradle to Career Partnerships around the country to build resources and interactive tools fo…

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 CodePath.org

Michael Ellison 

Michael Ellison is the CEO and founder of CodePath.org.

Person Living Cities

Tonya Banks 

Tonya Banks serves as Assistant Director of Operations and Compliance. She partners with leadership to ensure alignment of compliance and infrastructure strategies with business initiatives and goals.

Person Small Business Majority

John Arensmeyer 

John Arensmeyer is Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. For more information on Small Business Majority and our work with the small business community, please visit the organization’s website: [http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/](http://www.…

Person The Brookings Institution

Amy Liu 

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating re…

Person Living Cities

Joanna Carrasco 

Joanna supports Living Cities’ work related to racial equity and inclusion and corporate communications.

Person Girls Who Code

Leah Gilliam 

Person JumpStart Inc.

Ray Leach 

Ray Leach is the founding CEO of JumpStart Inc. a Cleveland, Ohio-based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models.

Person Seattle & King County

Patty Hayes 

Patty Hayes has over 25 years of experience in public health, policy development and advocacy. She currently serves as the appointed Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County

Person Results Leadership Group

Dan Duncan 

Dan Duncan is a consultant and faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University and a Senior Consultant at the Results Leadership Group.

Person Innovation Academy

Robert DelCampo 

Dr. Robert G. (Rob) DelCampo, Executive Director of the Innovation Academy, has strong roots in New Mexico and the University of New Mexico Community. Rob has been recognized for his work and commitment to the community being named to Albuquerque Bu…

Person City of Philadelphia

Michael Nutter 

Nutter served as the 98th mayor of Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, from 2008-2016, and as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 2012-2013.