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Tonya Banks 

Tonya Banks serves as Assistant Director of Operations and Compliance. She partners with leadership to ensure alignment of compliance and infrastructure strategies with business initiatives and goals.

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Julie Bosland 

Julie Bosland, Associate Director for Public Sector Innovation, joined Living Cities in January 2017. In this role, she leads the Project on Municipal Innovation, equips local leaders to close racial and income gaps, and supports Living Cities’ eff…

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Joanna Carrasco 

Joanna supports Living Cities’ work related to racial equity and inclusion and corporate communications.

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Santiago Carrillo 

Santiago is a Colombian urban planner fascinated by how government insights can be transformed into meaningful and implementable change for vulnerable urban populations.

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Alexis Ching 

Alexis joined the team in 2020 to focus on benefits administration and processes as well as employee wellness and development. She works closely with the Operations and Finance & Accounting teams.

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Demetric Duckett 

Demetric Duckett is a thought-leader in the domestic impact investing field, accelerating the adoption of innovative financing for the benefit of BIPOC and low-income people and the communities in which they live.

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Tiffany Eng 

Tiffany Eng joined Living Cities at the beginning of 2017 as an administrative assistant.

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Thaddeus Fair 

Thaddeus joined Living Cities in May 2019 as a Senior Investment Associate with the Capital Innovation team, and supports its origination and asset/portfolio management efforts for Living Cities’ impact investments.

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Thiara Falcon 

Thiara Falcon joined Living Cities’s as an Administrative Assistant in July 2017.

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Jessica Fontaine 

Having recently joined the living cities team, Jessica jumped in with both feet as the Executive Assistant to CEO and President, Ben Hecht, and Chief of Staff, Ellen Ward.

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Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

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Shafayat Hussain 

Shafayat joined Living Cities as a staff accountant in July 2020 with several years of experience in both non-profit and private sector organizations.

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Shannon Jordy 

Shannon is a researcher and storyteller with an over 15-year career in workforce policy, strategic communications, and urban planning. She is currently focused on the learning and evaluation of initiatives at Living Cities, as well as its corporate …

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Julienne Kaleta 

At Living Cities, Julienne’s role rests at the intersection of capturing data and sharing lessons learned about what it takes to close racial wealth and income gaps.

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Sindhu Lakshmanan  

Sindhu Lakshmanan focuses primarily on Pay for Success. She also supports the management of Living Cities' Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds.

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Crystal Li 

Crystal is a project manager with a practiced eye for operations efficiency. She uses her skills to transform the visions of social change leaders into reality.

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Lethy Liriano 

In her role as Organizational Development Associate, Lethy employs her passion and experience to provide support to multiple teams at Living Cities.

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Megan McGlinchey 

Megan is an Associate at Living Cities, where she works at the intersection of learning, performance management and storytelling.

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Hafizah Omar 

Hafizah Omar is a Senior Associate at Living Cities, managing Living Cities racial equity portfolio.

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Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.