Person Living Cities

Emmett Mercil 

As a 2017 summer intern, Emmett provided executive research and writing support.

Person Urban Strategies Council

Junious Williams 

Junious Williams is Chief Executive Officer of Urban Strategies Council, a community building support and advocacy organization in Oakland. He joined the Council in 1992 and was appointed CEO in 1998.

Person Living Cities

Lauren Greenawalt 

Lauren Greenawalt joined Living Cities in June 2015 as an intern on the Collective Impact team. She current attends Harvard College where she studies Sociology with a secondary field in Government.

Person Mt. Auburn Associates

Devon Winey 

With 13 years of experience at Mt. Auburn Associates, Devon is a senior leader at the firm overseeing multiple projects, primarily evaluations. She has strong expertise in economic, community, and workforce development with a primary focus on evalua…

Person Living Cities

Brittany Ramos DeBarros 

Brittany provides programmatic support to the external field building work of the Collective Impact team at Living Cities. She also supports the Working Cities Challenge.

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.

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Daniel Bassichis 

Dan is the co-founder of Admiral Center and Admiral Capital Group, a real estate private equity firm. Prior to forming Admiral Capital Group he was a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He is also the founder of investment pa…

Person Vera Institute of Justice

Scarlet Neath 

Scarlet is a senior communications associate at the Vera Institute of Justice, where she handles media inquiries to the institute, drafts press releases, edits op-eds and other material, and oversees Vera's social media presence.

Person Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Denise Linn 

Denise Linn is a MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her professional experience thus far has revolved around closing the digital divide and implementing local Internet access projects.

Person Rockefeller Foundation

Alyson Wise 

Alyson Wise is a professional with eight years of experience working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. She serves as a Program Associate at the Rockefeller Foundation, advancing the organization’s work to expand economic opportunities and c…

Person AARP

Kathy Brennan 

Kathy Brennan is Research and Evaluation Advisor at AARP. She is former Director of Evaluation at Living Cities, where she led the overall organizational evaluation effort at Living Cities, both overseeing the evaluation, and working with the LC tea…

Person Vera Institute

Nick Turner 

Nicholas Turner joined the Vera Institute of Justice as its fifth president in 2013. Under his leadership, Vera has identified core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems m…

Person Northside Funders Group

Tawanna Black 

Tawanna Black is the Executive Director for the Northside Funders Group, and is known for inspiring and equipping cross-sector leaders to affect meaningful change in communities.

Person Surdna Foundation

José Garcia 

José Garcia is currently a Program Officer in the Surdna Foundation’s Strong Local Economies program and has a background in policy and advocacy, working with Dēmos and other national organizations on issues including economic opportunity and wealth…

Person digitalundivided

Kathryn Finney 

Named by Inc Magazine as one of the most influential women in tech, Kathryn Finney has made her mark as a tech entrepreneur, social media visionary, “women in” advocate, investor, writer, and television correspondent.

Person Living Cities

Marlon Williams 

Marlon works on the Integration Initiative and other special projects that create more equitable and inclusive cities. He works to implement, test and spread strategies that create collaborations across sectors in service of greater collective impac…

Person CivTech St. Louis

Laura Kinsell-Baer 

CivTech St. Louis is a nonprofit working closely with St. Louis' local government jurisdictions that is focused on introducing technology- and user-based solutions into everyday inefficiencies in government.

Person The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

Andy Rachlin 

Andy Rachlin oversees business development, underwriting and transaction structuring across the asset classes in which TRF invests, with a particular focus on short and medium-term debt instruments. He also takes an active role in new product develo…

Person Code For America

Catherine Bracy 

Catherine Bracy, Director of Community Organizing, oversees Code for America's community network-building initiatives, including their citizen volunteer program (the Brigade) and the international partnership program (Code for All).

Person Harvard Kennedy School

Gigi Georges 

Gigi Georges and Program Director for Innovation Strategies at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.