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 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 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 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 Living Cities

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson 

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

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

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 Fund for Our Economic Future

Emily Garr Pacetti 

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

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 Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

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

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 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 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 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 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.

Person UpLift Solutions

Donna Leuchten 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 MainStreet Inclusion Advisors

Darrin Redus 

Darrin Redus leads the work of MainStreet Inclusion Advisors. He is a veteran of the financial services and economic development industries.

Person Welcoming America

David Lubell 

David Lubell is the founder of Welcoming America and has been Executive Director since October of 2009.

Person The Boston Foundation

Paul Grogan  

Paul S. Grogan serves as President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. Paul joined the Foundation from Harvard University where he was Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs.

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 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 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.

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Sherrie Deans 

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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 Rockefeller Foundation

Edwin Torres 

Person Welcoming America

Rachel Peric  

Rachel Peric works to ensure the success of Welcoming America's programs and operations, and to engage individuals and organizations around the country who share Welcoming America’s passion for building understanding and positive interactions betwee…