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

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

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

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

Nadia Owusu 

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

Person Low-Income Investment Fund

Craig Adelman 

Craig Adelman began his career in real estate and community development in 1993 on the building and design end of the industry. With more than 20 years of development, lending and public sector experience, Craig now serves as LIIF’s Director of Tran…

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…

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Tiffany Ferguson 

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

Person Evirome Institute at University of Louisville School of Medicine

Ted Smith 

Person Pooling Our Resources to Foster Black Progress

Michael Isimbabi 

Dr. Michael Isimbabi is a Washington, D.C.-based finance and energy industry professional and consultant. A former finance professor, banker and engineer, he is co-author of the investments book, Contemporary Portfolio Theory and Risk Management (We…

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 Living Cities

Brian R. Nagendra 

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

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…

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Paula Mukwaya 

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.

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 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 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 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

JaNay Queen Nazaire 

JaNay Queen Nazaire is a facilitator, collaborator, and bridge-builder with a fierce belief that every person has the right to a healthy, abundant, and connected life.

Person Citi Foundation

Brandee McHale 

Brandee McHale is Head of Community Investing and Development at Citi and President of the Citi Foundation. In this capacity she leads efforts to drive economic opportunity around the globe, including through oversight of Citi’s Community Developmen…

Person Ford Foundation

Xavier De Souza Briggs 

Xavier (“Xav”) de Souza Briggs is vice president of the foundation’s Inclusive Economies and Markets program.

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 The Prudential Foundation

Lata Reddy 

Lata N. Reddy is Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact at Prudential Financial and Chair and President of The Prudential Foundation.

Person Living Cities

Brinda Ganguly 

Brinda Ganguly joined Living Cities in 2017 and served as the Managing Director of the Catalyst Family of Funds.

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 Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University

David Wood 

David Wood is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and the Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI) at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Current projects range from work with pension fund trustees on responsible inves…

Person Low Income Investment Fund

Nancy Andrews 

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

Person MIT

Karl Seidman 

Karl Seidman is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Development & Head of Housing, Community, and Economic Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

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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 IFF

Andrea Arnold 

Andrea Arnold is Assistant Director of Resource Development at IFF, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in the Midwest.

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…

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Carmen Rojas 

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Leanne Krueger-Braneky 

Person UpLift Solutions

Donna Leuchten 

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 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 Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

John Grossman 

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.

Person Fund Good Jobs

Sean Daniel Murphy 

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

Person Living Cities

Jeff Raderstrong 

Jeff leads Living Cities’ learning, performance management and communications efforts to ensure that the organization is achieving its results to close racial income and wealth gaps.

Person The Lever Fund

Mark Swartz  

Mark Swartz is a Founder of the Lever Fund. He is a writer and communicator who helps nonprofit organizations tell their stories.

Person MetLife Foundation

A. Dennis White 

Dennis is President and CEO of the MetLife Foundation. He is responsible for managing Foundation and corporate contributions, company volunteer activities and directing the social and community investment programs of MetLife and MetLife Foundation.

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 Social Finance

Annie Dear 

Annie Dear is an Associate at Social Finance

Person Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Andrew E Olson 

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.

Person Impact America Fund

Stefanie Thomas 

Stefanie joined Impact America Fund in 2015 to combine years of transactional experience with a passion to drive more equitable capital in venture.

Person Third Sector Capital Partners

Celeste Richie 

Celeste leads Third Sector’s Social Innovation Fund projects, coordinating and providing technical assistance across all SIF sub-grantees.

Person Tumml

May Samali  

May Samali is Director at Tumml where she is responsible for running the accelerator program and working closely with the organization's portfolio companies.

Person Aux21 Capital

Chinedu Enekwe  

Person Living Cities

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.

Person Tumml

Clara Brenner 

Clara Brenner is a co-founder of Tumml, an urban ventures accelerator with the mission of empowering entrepreneurs to solve urban problems. Clara is responsible for Tumml’s partnership development, marketing, and fundraising and has a background in …

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 The Blackstar Stability Distressed Debt Fund

John Green  

A co-founding principal of Blackstar Real Estate Partners, John Green directs firm-wide strategic planning, and leads the investment management efforts.

Person Venture Capital Investor

Monique Woodard 

Monique is an early stage investor at the intersection of technology and emerging demographics.

Person City of Minneapolis

Brian Smith 

Person Enterprise Community Partners

Devin Culbertson 

At Enterprise Community Partners, Devin Culbertson is focused on supporting individual projects and developing financing and policy solutions to ensure affordable housing and community facilities are built and preserved near transit.

Person The Kresge Foundation

Benjamin Kennedy 

Benjamin Kennedy joined The Kresge Foundation in 2009 and currently serves as a deputy director on the Community Development and Detroit teams.

Person Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

Hannah Schiff 

Hannah Schiff serves as Senior Associate for the GIIN’s research team. In this role, she helps shape the GIIN’s research agenda and supports the development and delivery of research projects.

Person Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Richard Edwards 

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…

Person Living Cities

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.

Person Impact Assets

Jed Emerson 

Jed Emerson oversees ImpactAssets intellectual property development and field building efforts as an impact investment advisor, author and public speaker.

Person Brophy & Reilly LLC

Mary Reilly 

Mary Reilly is a Principal at Brophy & Reilly LLC. Beginning her career in Pittsburgh, Reilly held various positions in the city’s Department of Housing, beginning as a Housing Planner and later as a Housing Development Specialist, Division Supervis…

Person Social Finance

Casey A. Littlefield  

Casey A. Littlefield is a Director of Social Investment at Social Finance

Person Green & Healthy Homes Initiative

Trent Van Alfen  

Trent Van Alfen joined GHHI in June 2015 as Social Innovation Specialist.

Person Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Philip Gaskin 

Philip Gaskin is the vice president of Entrepreneurship of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he is responsible for leading the Foundation’s comprehensive entrepreneurship portfolio – including grantmaking, operating programs, convening, re…

Person Urban Innovation Fund

Julie Lein 

Julie Lein has a background in polling and political consulting. She has co-founded venture capital firm, The Urban Innovation Fund, and urban ventures accelerator, Tumml.

Person City of Minneapolis

Jim Terrell 

Jim has over 30 years’ experience in banking and economic development.