Person The Harvard Kennedy School

Tim McNaught 

Tim McNaught is an MPA/ID candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to attending the Kennedy School, Tim served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan.

Person Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Dell Gines 

Dell Gines is the Senior Community Development Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

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.

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Sara Draper-Zivetz 

Sara was a former Program Assistant for Public Sector Innovation cluster at Living Cities. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning degree.

Person The Cleveland Foundation

Ronald Richard 

Before becoming president of the Cleveland Foundation, Mr. Richard was chief operating officer and managing partner of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund. He has also served as president of Panasonic Home & Commercial Products Company, a major…

Person Living Cities

JaNay Queen Nazaire 

JaNay Queen Nazaire is a facilitator, collaborator, and bridge-builder with a fierce belief that every person has the right to a healthy, abundant, and connected life.

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 Pittsburgh

Riley Stewart Lichtenstein 

Riley Stewart Lichtenstein, began working for the City of Pittsburgh in 2014, and is currently the Senior Manager of Contracting.

Person Walk Denver

Jill Locantore 

As the Policy and Program Director, Jill Locantore supports WalkDenver’s mission through education, research, and advocacy for policies and practices that lead to a more walkable Denver. Jill brings more than 10 years of experience in community pla…

Person Annie E. Casey Foundation

Charles Rutheiser 

Charles Rutheiser is a Senior Associate in Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. He manages the Center’s grant portfolios relating to Anchor Institutions and Knowledge Development, and…

Person Citi Foundation

Brandee McHale 

Brandee McHale is Head of Community Investing and Development at Citi and President of the Citi Foundation. In this capacity she leads efforts to drive economic opportunity around the globe, including through oversight of Citi’s Community Developmen…

Person National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Tracey Jarmon 

Tracey is a strategist, project manager and facilitator with a focus on strengthening nonprofit leaders and organizations to efficiently serve communities. She has extensive experience in administration, recruitment, event planning and project manag…

Person Annie E. Casey Foundation

Lisa Hamilton 

A talented and visionary leader with a deep understanding of the needs of kids and families, Lisa Hamilton is the president and chief executive officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Person Bank of America

Andrew Plepler 

Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Plepler served as senior vice president of Housing and Community Initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation, in addition to supervising that foundation’s Outreach and Education department.

Person The State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher 

Nancy L. Zimpher is the 12th chancellor of The State University of New York, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the nation.

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

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Michael Bloomberg 

Michael Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who served three terms as Mayor of the City of New York.

Person IFF

Joe Neri 

Joe Neri is CEO of IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest. IFF is a former grantee of the Living Cities’ Green Economy Working Group as well as a current borrower of Living Cities’ Catalyst Fund debt capital. …

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Paula Mukwaya 

Paula Mukwaya is a policy professional with expertise in juvenile justice reforms. She is currently exploring ways to utilize financial innovations for social impact, with a particular focus on the economic empowerment of underserved communities.

Person The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Kennedy School

Benjamin Shaffer  

Benjamin Shaffer is a joint degree candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is pursuing an MPA in Social and Urban Policy and an MBA in Real Estate, respectively.