Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Vargas 

Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.

Person Living Cities

Emmett Mercil 

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

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 University of Washington Department of Health Services

Elaine Albertson 

Elaine is a lifelong Washington State resident, and a current data analyst, evaluator, and graduate student in public health at the University of Washington.

Person Civic Tech and Data Collaborative

Alex Torpey 

Alex Torpey is a Consultant to the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

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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 Ford Foundation

Xavier De Souza Briggs 

Xavier (“Xav”) de Souza Briggs is vice president of the foundation’s Inclusive Economies and Markets program.

Person California Endowment

Amy Chung 

Amy managed the Catalyst Fund, Living Cities' impact investing fund and leads the Living Cities Connect work, a cross-disciplinary effort focused on increasing the number of low-income individuals connected to opportunity. She now currently works wi…

Person Ford Foundation

Darren Walker 

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy in the United States with over $11 billion in assets and $500 million in annual giving.

Person National Basketball Players Association Foundation

David Lafleur 

With an extensive background in finance, administration and operations, David has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations in New England and New York.

Person LA Clipper

Chris Paul 

Chris Paul is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and founding member of the Admiral Center. He believes that every child deserves the opportunity to have a safe place to play, …

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 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 Local and Regional Government Alliance On Race & Equity

Julie Nelson 

Julie Nelson is Senior Vice-President at the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) and the Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). Julie is also a Senior Fellow with the Haas Institute for and Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at…

Person Living Cities

Eileen Neely 

Eileen Neely led Living Cities' Capital Innovation work. She managed the Catalyst Fund and was pivotal in Living Cities efforts to explore and test Pay For Success financing models.

Person Small Business Majority

John Arensmeyer 

John Arensmeyer is Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. For more information on Small Business Majority and our work with the small business community, please visit the organization’s website: [http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/](http://www.…

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 Connecting Capital

Andrea McGrath 

Andrea E McGrath is an independent consultant, researcher and partner in Connecting Capital.