Bringing together government agencies, social service providers and socially minded financiers to achieve better results for people receiving preventative social services and for the taxpayers funding those services.
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.
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.
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…
Paula Mukwaya is a policy professional with expertise in juvenile justice reforms. She is currently exploring ways to utilize financial innovations for social impact, with a particular focus on the economic empowerment of underserved communities.
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.
Sindhu Lakshmanan focuses primarily on Pay for Success. She also supports the management of Living Cities' Catalyst and Blended Catalyst Funds.
Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.
John Grossman is Partner and General Counsel at Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. a nonprofit advisory firm that works with government, service providers, and funders to develop and launch Pay for Success projects.
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.
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
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…
Annie Dear is an Associate at Social Finance
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Andrew is a Social Innovation Specialist and the GHHI lead for health policy and investor relations work for their Social Innovation portfolio, inclusive of 12 Pay for Success projects.
Third Sector Capital Partners
Celeste leads Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund projects, coordinating and providing technical assistance across all SIF sub-grantees.
Eric Letsinger is the Founder and President of Quantified Ventures, whose mission is to simplify access to impact capital in order to scale innovations that drive true social and environmental change.
Brian supports the Capital Innovation team on portfolio management and due diligence work for Living Cities impact investments.
Rick is a Partner at Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. He has has led project and business development efforts for investment banking, insurance brokerage and entrepreneurial businesses for over 20 years. He has extensive global experience in stru…
Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.
Local and Regional Government Alliance On Race & Equity
Julie Nelson is Senior Vice-President at the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) and the Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE). Julie is also a Senior Fellow with the Haas Institute for and Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at…
Casey A. Littlefield is a Director of Social Investment at Social Finance
Trent Van Alfen joined GHHI in June 2015 as Social Innovation Specialist.
Mark Kim is Chief Financial Officer for DC Water where he is responsible for financial management and policies. He has spent the last decade in the public finance industry, previously serving as New York City's Assistant Comptroller for Public Finan…
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