Person Morgan Stanley

Joan Tally 

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.

Person Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC

Alexandra Paxton 

Alexandra Paxton is a Principal with Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC.

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 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 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 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jill Nishi 

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.

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.

Person Congressional Research Service

Arthur Burris 

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…

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

Person Low Income Investment Fund

Erin Austin 

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.

Person The JPB Foundation

Barbara Picower 

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.

Person UpLift Solutions

Donna Leuchten 

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 The McKnight Foundation

Lee Sheehy 

Lee Sheehy is director of the Region & Communities program at The McKnight Foundation.

Person The Minneapolis Foundation

R.T. Rybak 

R.T. Rybak served as Mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2013, and is currently President of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Person The Atlantic

Ta-Nehisi Coates 

Coates is a journalist, blogger and memoirist who brings personal reflection and historical scholarship to bear on America’s most contested issues.

Person First 5 LA

Daniela Pineda  

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…

Person Low-Income Investment Fund

Craig Adelman 

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…

Person Living Cities

Megan McGlinchey 

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.

Person Audible

Don Katz 

Don Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc., which offers downloadable audiobooks and other programs to millions of listeners.