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 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 Beyond Jobs

Wingham Rowan 

Wingham Rowan is Director of the “Beyond Jobs” project in London, UK.

Person Design Impact

Kate Hanisian 

Kate, Executive Director and Co-founder of Design Impact, has over fifteen years of professional experience in creative social sector development.

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

Kevin Paul 

Kevin Paul joined Living Cities in June 2015 as a Strategic Communications and Engagement Associate. He formerly led corporate communications and managed the organization's digital engagement strategies.

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso 

Elizabeth is Associate Director of Public Sector Innovation. She works on the development of public sector strategies to foster promising public practices and accelerate the uptake of innovation across the country.

Person DataHaven

Thomas Zembowicz 

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

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 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Prabal Chakrabarti 

Prabal Chakrabarti is Vice President, Community Development, Regional and Community Outreach, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He has published and presented research on community development topics such as affordable housing, venture capital …

Person Center For American Progress

Tracey Ross 

Tracey Ross is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity Program at American Progress. In this role, she focuses on place-based responses to fighting poverty. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a program associate at Living Ci…

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

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson 

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

Person Harvard Business School

Needham Hurst 

Needham Hurst is a joint MPP/MBA candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

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Jennifer Perkins  

Jennifer Perkins is the former Assistant Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities.

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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Carmen Rojas 

Person Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

John Moon 

ohn Moon is District Manager, Community Development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2012 and directs the strategic activities of the field team. He has extensive community development experience in the public and private sectors inc…

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 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 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 Fund for Our Economic Future

Emily Garr Pacetti 

Emily Garr Pacetti is Director of Research & Evaluation for Fund for Our Economic Future._

Person Innovation Academy

Robert DelCampo 

Dr. Robert G. (Rob) DelCampo, Executive Director of the Innovation Academy, has strong roots in New Mexico and the University of New Mexico Community. Rob has been recognized for his work and commitment to the community being named to Albuquerque Bu…

Person Living Cities

Megan McGlinchey 

Megan supports performance management and communications at Living Cities, helping to capture and spread knowledge from the organization and the field.

Person TechTown Detroit

Leslie Lynn Smith 

Leslie Lynn Smith is President and CEO of TechTown Detroit. Smith joined TechTown in 2010 to be on the ground floor of economic development in Detroit. Under her leadership, TechTown launched Venture Accelerator, a boot camp-style program for entrep…

Person Natural Resources Defense Council

Bill Sadler 

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

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

Person Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Madeline Janis 

Madeline Janis is co-founder and national policy director of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE). Under her stewardship as executive director from 1993 to 2012, LAANE became an influential leader in the effort to build a new economy b…

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 TCC Group

Bets Edasery 

Betsy Edasery is a former intern with the Collaborative Change team at Living Cities. Associate Consultant Betsy Edasery has extensive experience working for a range of organizations in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and has a Masters in Ur…

Person The Saint Paul Foundation

Mary Kay Bailey 

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.

Person LA-Más

Helen Leung 

Helen is working to redefine the intersection of community development and social equity, with a focus in minimizing displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods. A native Angelino and urban planner, Helen has extensive community-based experience worki…

Person California Endowment

Amy Chung 

Amy managed the Catalyst Fund, Living Cities' impact investing fund and leads the Living Cities Connect work, a cross-disciplinary effort focused on increasing the number of low-income individuals connected to opportunity. She now currently works wi…

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 Green For All

Jeremy Hays 

Jeremy Hays is Chief Strategist for State and Local Initiatives at Green For All. His work focuses on the implementation and replication of green economic and workforce development initiatives at both local and national levels.

Person Vice President, Economic Opportunity

Evelyn Burnett 

Person Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC

Alexandra Paxton 

Alexandra Paxton is a Principal with Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors LLC.

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Leanne Krueger-Braneky 

Person Peace Corps

Elizabeth Ogunwo 

Elizabeth "Lyzz" Ogunwo, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, has an extensive background in community organizing, cross-sector collaboration, and organizational development..

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 DonorsChoose.org

Missy Sherburne 

Missy Sherburne is the Chief Partnerships Officer at DonorsChoose.Org. Previously, she served as the founding Executive Director of DonorsChoose.org North Carolina and South Carolina. Prior to joining DonorsChoose.org, she was the North Carolina Exe…

Person Rockefeller Foundation

Alyson Wise 

Alyson Wise is a professional with eight years of experience working in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. She serves as a Program Associate at the Rockefeller Foundation, advancing the organization’s work to expand economic opportunities and c…

Person Small Business Majority

John Arensmeyer 

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.…

Person Center for Employment Services

Sam Schaeffer 

Sam Schaeffer is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Employment Services (CEO), a non-profit headquartered in New York City that provides employment services to men and women returning from incarceration. Sam joined CEO 5 years ago to help…

Person Surdna Foundation

José Garcia 

José Garcia is currently a Program Officer in the Surdna Foundation’s Strong Local Economies program and has a background in policy and advocacy, working with Dēmos and other national organizations on issues including economic opportunity and wealth…

Person Fund Good Jobs

Sean Daniel Murphy 

Sean Daniel Murphy is President & Managing Director at Fund Good Jobs.

Person Annie E. Casey Foundation

Charles Rutheiser 

Charles Rutheiser is a Senior Associate in Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. He manages the Center’s grant portfolios relating to Anchor Institutions and Knowledge Development, and…

Person Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School

Charles Chieppo 

Charles Chieppo is a research fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and the principal of Chieppo Strategies, a public policy writing and advocacy firm.

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 Fund for Our Economic Future

Brad Whitehead 

In his role as president of the Fund, Brad Whitehead oversees staff activities and facilitates member engagement in accomplishing the Fund's mission.

Person GatherWell

Cynthia Jaggi 

Cynthia Jaggi is the Founder of GatherWell and a regular blogger for the non-profit career site, idealist.org. She writes about the new economy, social innovation and living your most meaningful life at cynthiajaggi.com.

Person Living Cities

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…

Person Brookings Institution

Bruce Katz 

Bruce Katz is a Vice President at the Brookings Institution and founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. He is also the co-author, along with Jennifer Bradley, of The Metropolitan Revolution, How Cities and Metros are Fixing O…

Person Asia Society

Juan Machado 

Juan Machado is the Senior Media Officer at the Asia Society in New York, where he is responsible for media relations for global initiatives and the Asia Society Policy Institute.

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 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 The Brookings Institution

Amy Liu 

Amy Liu is vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and the Adeline M. and Alfred I. Johnson Chair in Urban and Metropolitan Policy. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating re…

Person Living Cities

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.

Person Strive

Katy Silliman 

Katy Silliman is the Director of Strategic Assistance at Strive, a national initiative working to build the cradle to career civic infrastructure in communities to identify, sustain and scale what works.

Person

Sara Draper-Zivetz 

Sara was a former Program Assistant for Public Sector Innovation cluster at Living Cities. She is currently a student at UC Berkeley where she is pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning degree.

Person

Sherrie Deans 

Person Rockefeller Foundation

Edwin Torres