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

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

Owen Stone 

Owen focused on innovation delivery systems and embedding improvements in the public sector by working with cities to identify emerging best practices and maximizing adoption. His career has centered on municipal government because he believes citie…

Person Los Angeles Innovation Team

Amanda Daflos 

Amanda Daflos serves as the Director of the Innovation Team (i-team) in the Mayor's Office of Budget and Innovation in the City of Los Angeles.

Person Long Beach Innovation Team

John Keisler 

John Keisler is the Director of the Long Beach Innovation Team and has lived in Long Beach for the past 12 years.

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 City of Syracuse

Sam Edelstein 

Sam Edelstein serves as the Analytics Coordinator for the City of Syracuse Office of Innovation.

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

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

Person Living Cities

Norris Williams 

Norris provides project management, knowledge, operations, strategic, and convening support for Living Cities projects that test economic development models which leverage local government, business, public charity, private foundation, and impact in…

Person Tel Aviv i-team

Sarah Auslander 

Sarah Auslander is the Design Expert on the Tel Aviv i-team, specializing in using design thinking methodologies for social innovation.

Person Mobile, Alabama i-team

Jeff Carter 

Jeff Carter is the Innovation Team Director for the City of Mobile. Prior to joining the i-team, Jeff served as Deputy Director for Mobile County EMS, overseeing an operation that covers more than 1000 square miles and implementing data-driven and …

Person Syracuse, NY i-team

Andrew Maxwell 

Andrew Maxwell currently serves as Director of Policy under Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, and the Director of Innovation for the Syracuse i-team.

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

Steven Bosacker 

Steven Bosacker was 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 servi…