Person Pooling Our Resources to Foster Black Progress

Michael Isimbabi 

Dr. Michael Isimbabi is a Washington, D.C.-based finance and energy industry professional and consultant. A former finance professor, banker and engineer, he is co-author of the investments book, Contemporary Portfolio Theory and Risk Management (We…

Person EnovationNation Inc.

TD Lowe 

TD Lowe is a Partner at 42Phi Ventures and Founder of EnovationNation Inc. Her career in technology has impacted greater than ten thousand startups who have raised more than $1.5 Billion in startup investment.

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 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 Evirome Institute at University of Louisville School of Medicine

Ted Smith 

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 The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Patrick McCarthy 

Patrick McCarthy is the President/CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Prior to his becoming President/CEO, McCarthy was the Foundatio…

Person Gallup

Justin M. Bibb 

Justin Bibb is a Senior Adviser at Gallup where he advises clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors on strategies to advance the well-being of cities.

Person Albuquerque Community Foundation

Kelli Cooper 

As a 20-year executive of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Kelli has been the creative mind behind many of the programs, projects and initiatives contributing to its success.

Person RTI International

Jay Feldman 

Jay Feldman is a program director for Collective Impact in RTI International’s Center for the Evaluation and Study of Educational Equity. Trained as a developmental psychologist, he has worked in K–12 instruction, pedagogy, and curriculum; postsecon…

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 Bloomberg Philanthropies

James Anderson 

James Anderson leads the government innovation portfolio at Bloomberg Philanthropies. This includes the Mayors Project, a multi-tiered effort to spread effective strategies between cities.

Person City of Albuquerque

Michelle Melendez 

Michelle Melendez is the Director of Equity and Inclusion for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Matthew Tyler 

Matthew Tyler is an economist who commenced his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Australian strategy practice focused primarily on financial services. Matthew is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Har…

Person Kresge Foundation

Robin Hacke 

Ms. Hacke formerly work at Living Cities as Director of Capital Innovation in September of 2007. At Living Cities, Ms. Hacke was responsible for developing initiatives to aggregate and deploy investment capital in low-income and under served urban c…

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Jessica Huey 

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

Person StriveTogether

Carly Rospert 

Carly Rospert is the Associate Director of Knowledge & Tool Development for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. Rospert manages lessons and knowledge learned from the many communities doing this work and codifies this information into re…

Person University of California, Berkeley

Matt Christensen  

Matt Christensen is an expert in bikesharing metrics, station siting, contracts, program management, data analysis, and public and private funding mechanisms.

Person Living Cities

Esther Sullivan 

Esther Mensah-Sullivan joined Living Cities in September 2016 with over 10 years of experience in accounting and finance.

Person Living Cities

Shammara Wright 

Shammara serves as a Senior Associate at Living Cities where she helps guide staff and members to work together to achieve racial equity outcomes, and helps to measure the impact their collaboration makes.