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Jaylan Abd Elrahman, Ed.M., is a Chicago-based educator who currently manages the Safe Spaces Project at GirlForward, a national organization that develops and administers educational programming and community support initiatives for refugee and imm…
Low-Income Investment Fund
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…
University of Washington Department of Health Services
Elaine is a lifelong Washington State resident, and a current data analyst, evaluator, and graduate student in public health at the University of Washington.
Casey A. Littlefield is a Director of Social Investment at Social Finance
The Skilman Foundation
Mrs. Tonya Allen is President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve lives of children in Southeast Michigan. Mrs. Allen’s work consists of managing and aligning the complexities of educatio…
James Anderson leads the government innovation portfolio at Bloomberg Philanthropies. This includes the Mayors Project, a multi-tiered effort to spread effective strategies between cities.
Small Business Majority
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.…
Juan Sebastian is a Graduate Student Researcher at Government Alliance on Race and Equity. He formerly led the field building and knowledge work for Collective Impact and supports meaning making across the portfolio.
Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.
Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Jake Auchincloss is a research assistant at the Ash Center and a dual degree candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Tel Aviv i-team
Sarah Auslander is the Design Expert on the Tel Aviv i-team, specializing in using design thinking methodologies for social innovation.
Low Income Investment Fund
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.
The Saint Paul Foundation
Mary Kay Bailey is the project director for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and the Partnership for Regional Opportunity/Corridors of Opportunity initiative at the Saint Paul Foundation.
Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago
MarySue Barrett is the president of the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council. For more than 80 years, MPC has made the Chicago region a better place to live and work by partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the ar…
Danish Design Centre (DDC)
Christian Bason is CEO at Danish Design Centre (DDC), where he works to develop and promote Danish design as an important contribution for the progression of the Danish business community.
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…
Nia Baucke manages communications and community engagement for the StrivePartnership, ultimately sharing the message of supporting every child, every step of the way, from cradle to career throughout the partnership and in the broader community.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Cassandra Benjamin is a Principal for CSB Consulting. She was an interim director for The Integration Initiative at Living Cities. At CSB Consulting, Cassandra has designed and managed initiatives for a range of philanthropic organizations including…
The Brookings Institution
Alan Berube is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. A former policy advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department, he is an expert on metropolitan demographics, low-wage workers, and urban poverty.
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