Person Living Cities

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.

Person Living Cities

Jeff Raderstrong 

Jeff supports Living Cities’ learning process to capture and share what works to get dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.

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 Presidio Institute at Presidio Trust

Alison Gold 

When at Living Cities Alison was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to capture and share what Living Cities is learning from all of its grants, investments, programs and research.

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 Social Policy Research Associates

Laura Ravinder  

Laura Ravinder is a recent graduate student at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy where she is focusing on social policy and community development.

Person Living Cities

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson 

At Living Cities, Tynesia worked with cities across the country to ensure that investment led to measurable impact.

Person The San Francisco Foundation, HOPE SF

Ellie Rossiter  

Ellie Rossiter brings over 20 years of entrepreneurial, for-profit business management, as well as non-profit social justice organizational management to her current position as initiative officer at The San Francisco Foundation and director of the …

Person Living Cities

Megan McGlinchey 

Megan came to Living Cities in June 2016 and provides support to the communications team, helping to capture and spread knowledge from both the organization and the field.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson 

Rip Rapson is president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, which contributed $100 million to Detroit’s “Grand Bargain.” He is also Chairman of the Living Cities board.

Person Results Leadership Group

Dan Duncan 

Dan Duncan is a consultant and faculty member of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University and a Senior Consultant at the Results Leadership Group.

Person Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Kseniya Benderskaya 

Person The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Campbell 

Alyssa Campbell is a current graduate student in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), with an interest in community development and immigration.

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Carmen Rojas 

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Marian Urquilla 

Marian Urquilla helped found the Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative. An innovative network of community institutions working to support families in northwest Washington, DC, the Collaborative has combined a strengths-based approach t…

Person Living Cities

Ronda Jackson 

Ronda led the Project on Municipal Innovation, a network of 35+ Chiefs of Staff and Policy Directors Living Cities convenes with the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center.

Person The Cleveland Foundation

Walter Wright 

Walter Wright joined the Cleveland Foundation in 2011 as the project director of the Greater University Circle Community Wealth Building Initiative. This effort is supported by Living Cities, a collaboration of 22 of the nation’s largest foundations…

Person MenEngage

Marc Peters 

Person UC Berkeley

Juan Sebastian Arias 

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.

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

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

Person Congressional Research Service

Arthur Burris 

Arthur formerly led the Public Sector Innovation work at Living Cities, which includes the City Accelerator and the Project on Municipal Innovation. He is a frequent public speaker on budget and policy topics. He is now leads a team of researchers a…

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…

Person Living Cities

Elodie Baquerot 

As Chief Operating Officer, Elodie leads organization-wide operations and strategic planning efforts to make Living Cities' strategic vision as a racial economic justice organization a reality.

Person Walk Denver

Jill Locantore 

As the Policy and Program Director, Jill Locantore supports WalkDenver’s mission through education, research, and advocacy for policies and practices that lead to a more walkable Denver. Jill brings more than 10 years of experience in community pla…

Person Mt. Auburn Associates

Beth Siegel 

Beth Siegel is President at Mt. Auburn Associates, the firm that leads Living Cities' Integration Initiative evaluation efforts. Planner, author, economic analyst, and educator, Beth Siegel believes economic development is vital, but that it must be…

Person City of Albuquerque Transit Department

Brian Reilly 

Brian is a Consultant at the City of Albuquerque Department of Transit. He was previously the Director of Living Cities' Integration Initiative.

Person Natural Resources Defense Council

Bill Sadler 

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 Everyday Democracy

Carrie Boron 

Carrie captures the history of the organization, from researching and writing about Everyday Democracy's history and that of communities with which they work, to preserving historical documents.

Person Urban Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell  

Sarah Rosen Wartell is the third President of the Urban Institute. A public policy executive and housing markets expert, Sarah was formerly deputy assistant to the president for Economic Policy and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

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.

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Sherrie Deans 

Person Citi Foundation

Brandee McHale 

Brandee joined Citi in 1991 and has a long history in both business management and philanthropy. Before joining the Citi Foundation, she served as the Director of Operations for Citi Community Capital. Earlier assignments included a series of increa…

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 Meeting of the Minds

Jessie Feller Hahn 

Jessie Feller is the Managing Director of Meeting of the Minds. She is an experienced urban planner, specializing in urban-regional policy with a particular focus on sustainability and clean energy. Previously, Jessie launched the successful Regiona…

Person Living Cities

Nigel Jacob 

Nigel Jacob is Living Cities' Urban Technologist in Residence and Founder and Co-Chair for the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts.