Person Living Cities

JaNay Queen Nazaire 

Dr. JaNay Queen Nazaire is a leader, collaborator, and bridge-builder with a fierce belief in the right of all people to live their best possible life.

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.

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

Joan Springs 

Joan’s role as Associate, Grants, Contracts and Events Management, allows her to lend her expertise in each of these areas to support our project teams and assist our cohorts in achieving their outcomes.

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 Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Alicia Rouault 

Alicia Rouault leads the Digital Services Group at Boston's Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), a public agency that serves 101 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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 Asia Society

Juan Machado 

Juan Machado is the Senior Media Officer at the Asia Society in New York, where he is responsible for media relations for global initiatives and the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Person ITDP

Gabriel Lewenstein 

Gabriel is primarily responsible for updating website content, writing the Transport Matters blog, and assisting with publications at ITDP.

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Carmen Rojas 

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

Brent Howell 

As a 2017 summer intern, Brent supported Living Cities’ Capital team, focusing on Living Cities’ impact investing and Pay for Success work through the Catalyst Fund and Blended Catalyst Fund.

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 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 Urban Institute

Leah Hendey 

Leah Hendey, a Research Associate at the Urban Institute, has focused on a range of policy issues including the foreclosure crisis, performance measurement, child care, child obesity, and city indicators. Projects that involve contextual analyses us…