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' communications work, focused on harnessing the power of story, information, and technology to deepen and accelerate promising approaches to address poverty and inequality in US cities.

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

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 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

Lauren Greenawalt 

Lauren Greenawalt joined Living Cities in June 2015 as an intern on the Collective Impact team. She current attends Harvard College where she studies Sociology with a secondary field in Government.

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 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

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 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 The State University of New York

Nancy Zimpher 

Nancy L. Zimpher is the 12th chancellor of The State University of New York, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the nation.

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 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.

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Jennifer Perkins  

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

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 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 The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Colleen Dawicki 

Colleen Dawicki, a former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow and a current fellow with MassINC’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute, joined the Boston Fed and the Working Cities Challenge team in 2015.

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

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.

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 Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Kseniya Benderskaya 

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

Kevin Paul 

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

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 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 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 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 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.

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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 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

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 New America Foundation

Alissa Black 

Alissa Black directs the New America Foundation's California Civic Innovation Project, which aims to diffuse innovation in local governments through researching and recommending organizational and emerging practices that enable the creation and adop…

Person Vice President, Economic Opportunity

Evelyn Burnett 

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 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

Leanne Krueger-Braneky 

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 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

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 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 HUD Office of Economic Resilience (OER)

Dwayne Marsh 

Dwayne S. Marsh works with the agency to advance sustainable planning and development through interagency partnerships, departmental transformation, and funding initiatives managed through the Office.

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Tiffany Ferguson 

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

Person Thriving Together, Valley of the Sun United Way

Richard Crews 

Richard Crews serves as the Community Impact Manager of Thriving Together for Valley of the Sun United Way, a birth to career initiative to ensure that all children, youth and young adults in Phoenix realize their full potential in school, career an…

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 Living Cities

Steven Bosacker 

Steven Bosacker is the Principal of Public Sector and Partnerships at Living Cities. Steven served as the City Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis for six years alongside Mayor Rybak, where he championed accountability and transparency in servic…

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

Ratna Gill 

As our 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.

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Sherrie Deans 

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Greta Byrum 

Greta Byrum (gretabyrum.com) is a Senior Field Analyst for the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, where she works on collaborative technology design strategies. She is currently working with groups in Detroit and New York to bu…

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 Living Cities

Brian R. Nagendra 

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

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 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 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 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 Capital Impact Partners

Bradford Frost 

Bradford Frost is Director of the Detroit Program at Capital Impact Partners, a national Community Development Financial Institution, where he leads inclusive growth strategies to increase density and secure healthy income diversity in Detroit's mix…

Person Seattle & King County

Patty Hayes 

Patty Hayes has over 25 years of experience in public health, policy development and advocacy. She currently serves as the appointed Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County