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Joan Tally is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance (GSF) group where she manages operations for the Firm’s CRA business nationally and leads community development lending and investing efforts in the Northeast.
Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC
Alexandra Paxton is a Principal with Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
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…
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…
The Brookings Institution
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…
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Jill Nishi serves as Director, Office of the President and Chief of Staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, overseeing Special Initiative grant making and managing the overall operations for our United States Program.
City of Philadelphia
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.
Congressional Research Service
Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…
Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.
Low Income Investment Fund
Erin Austin is the TOD New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise Fellow at the Low Income Investment Fund, where she has contributed to establishing and implementing equitable TOD throughout the country.
The JPB Foundation
Barbara Picower is the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of The JPB Foundation, a charitable institution founded in 2011 from the proceeds of the estate of her late husband, Jeffry M. Picower.
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.
The McKnight Foundation
Lee Sheehy is director of the Region & Communities program at The McKnight Foundation.
The Minneapolis Foundation
R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.
Coates is a journalist, blogger and memoirist who brings personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America’s most contested issues.
First 5 LA
Daniela believes that organizational learning is critical to organizational effectiveness and impact. She works with the First 5 LA team to shape and advance an organization-wide approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning to help improve the qu…
Low-Income Investment Fund
Craig Adelman began his career in real estate and community development in 1993 on the building and design end of the industry. With more than 20 years of development, lending and public sector experience, Craig now serves as LIIF’s Director of Tran…
Megan came to Living Cities in June 2016 and provides support to the communications team, helping to capture and spread knowledge from both the organization and the field.
Don Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc., which offers downloadable audiobooks and other programs to millions of listeners.
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