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

Nadia Owusu 

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

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

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 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 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 Seattle & King County

Kirsten Wysen 

Kirsten Wysen is a Project Manager, Public Health--Seattle & King County in the Director’s Office. She also is the Initiative Director of The Integration Initiative site in Seattle.

Person Strive Together

Jeff Edmondson 

Jeff Edmondson is managing director of StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. He was previously executive director of The Strive Partnership.

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 DataHaven

Thomas Zembowicz 

Thomas Zembowicz is an Dwight Hall Urban Fellow based at DataHaven.

Person City of Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative

Robin Brule 

Robin Brule’ is a large-system service designer with a proven track record of mobilizing cross-sector partners to improve outcomes for New Mexicans.

Person AARP

Kathy Brennan 

Kathy Brennan is Research and Evaluation Advisor at AARP. She is former Director of Evaluation at Living Cities, where she led the overall organizational evaluation effort at Living Cities, both overseeing the evaluation, and working with the LC tea…

Person Living Cities

Ratna Gill 

As a former Coordinator for Collective Impact, Ratna provided support to The Integration Initiative, helping to capture and share knowledge with both the organization and the field.

Person Living Cities

Norris Williams 

Norris provides knowledge, operations, strategic, and convening support for Living Cities projects that test economic development models which leverage local government, business, public charity, private foundation, and impact investing partnerships…

Person Living Cities

Sindhu Lakshmanan  

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

Person StriveTogether

Carly Rospert 

Carly Rospert is the Associate Director of Knowledge & Tool Development for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. Rospert manages lessons and knowledge learned from the many communities doing this work and codifies this information into re…

Person Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy

Tamir Novotny 

Tamir has developed, project-managed and supported programs that have influenced practitioners and policymakers in fields including civic technology, local governance, housing and community development, regional planning and economic development, wi…

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 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…

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Carmen Rojas 

Person MenEngage

Marc Peters 

Person Bloomberg Philanthropies

James Anderson 

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.

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 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…

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Will Cook 

Person Data-Smart City Solutions

Sean Thornton 

Sean Thornton is a Research Fellow for Data-Smart City Solutions. Based in Chicago, Sean serves as a researcher, archivist, and documentarian of the Chicago Department of Innovations and Technology’s efforts to build a smarter, more efficient city g…

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 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 Natural Resources Defense Council

Bill Sadler 

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Astor Carlberg 

Astor was a Living Cities’ Collective Impact cluster summer intern in 2014. He conducted research on the Collective Impact movement and analyzed the trends in relation to the social sector at large, in order to facilitate shared learning and meaning…

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 Annie E. Casey Foundation

Patrick McCarthy 

Patrick McCarthy is the President/CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Prior to his becoming President/CEO, McCarthy was the Foundatio…

Person PolicyLink

Sarah Treuhaft 

Sarah Treuhaft is the Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity.

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.

Person Danish Design Centre (DDC)

Christian Bason 

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.

Person The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)

Andy Rachlin 

Andy Rachlin oversees business development, underwriting and transaction structuring across the asset classes in which TRF invests, with a particular focus on short and medium-term debt instruments. He also takes an active role in new product develo…

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 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 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 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 StriveTogether

Kaci Roach 

Kaci Roach is a Senior Manager, Knowledge for StriveTogether, a subsidiary of KnowledgeWorks. In her role, Kaci organizes knowledge gained from working with Cradle to Career Partnerships around the country to build resources and interactive tools fo…

Person Low Income Investment Fund

Nancy Andrews 

Nancy O. Andrews is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF).

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Tiffany Ferguson 

Tiffany is a former Public Sector Innovation Associate at Living Cities.

Person Wells Fargo

Laura McCluskey 

Laura McCluskey is Wells Fargo’s Customer Experience Leader for the company’s retail bank network in the Pennsylvania/Delaware region.

Person Living Cities

Ellen Ward 

Ellen spearheads board and member relations, pursues new relationships with funders, governmental organizations and private sector organizations, and oversees the launch of new projects and special initiatives that address emerging gaps in the field…

Person Living Cities

Brian R. Nagendra 

Brian supports the Capital Innovation team on portfolio management and due diligence work for Living Cities impact investments.

Person Urban Strategies Council

Sarah Marxer  

Sarah Marxer focuses on collective impact, educational equity and the Urban Strategies Council’s Boys and Men of Color initiatives. She analyzes data, designs and conducts research projects, and communicates findings to partners and stakeholders.

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.