Person Beyond Jobs

Wingham Rowan 

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

Person University of California, Berkeley

Susan Shaheen 

Susan Shaheen is a co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley.

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 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

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 Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council

Yonah Freemark 

Yonah Freemark is a manager at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC). For more than 80 years, MPC has been partnering with businesses, communities and governments to address the area's toughest planning and development challenges. Yo…

Person The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Campbell 

Alyssa Campbell is a current graduate student in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), with an interest in community development and immigration.

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 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jill Nishi 

Jill Nishi serves as Director, Office of the President and Chief of Staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, overseeing Special Initiative grant making and managing the overall operations for our United States Program.

Person Natural Resources Defense Council

Bill Sadler 

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 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

Carmen Rojas 

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 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 MZ Strategies, LLC

Mariia V. Zimmerman 

Mariia is Founder and Principal at MZ Strategies, LLC. Mariia served as Deputy Director for HUD's Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities from 2010-2012.

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

Nadia Owusu 

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

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

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 Enterprise Community Partners

Melinda Pollack 

Melinda Pollack, Vice President, Enterprise Community Partners, leads Enterprise’s Transit-Oriented Development Initiative at the national scale as well as Enterprise’s program and policy agendas across the Denver region.

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.

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 University of California, Berkeley

Matt Christensen  

Matt Christensen is an expert in bikesharing metrics, station siting, contracts, program management, data analysis, and public and private funding mechanisms.

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 Meeting of the Minds

Jessie Feller Hahn 

Jessie Feller is the Managing Director of Meeting of the Minds. She is an experienced urban planner, specializing in urban-regional policy with a particular focus on sustainability and clean energy. Previously, Jessie launched the successful Regiona…

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

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.