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 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

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 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 Living Cities

Demetric Duckett 

Demetric works to blend public, private and philanthropic financial resources in new ways to better meet the needs of cities and their low-income residents.

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

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

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 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 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

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 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 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 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 Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Kurt Sommer 

Kurt is the Director of the Baltimore Integration Partnership (BIP) which is a new initiative designed to connect workforce development opportunities and revitalization projects in targeted Baltimore City communities. The Partnership is comprised of…

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 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 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 Innovation Academy

Robert DelCampo 

Dr. Robert G. (Rob) DelCampo, Executive Director of the Innovation Academy, has strong roots in New Mexico and the University of New Mexico Community. Rob has been recognized for his work and commitment to the community being named to Albuquerque Bu…

Person Data Driven Detroit

Erica Raleigh 

Erica Raleigh is Assistant Director of Projects for Data Driven Detroit. She has led numerous projects for Data Driven Detroit, including the Woodward Corridor Initiative and the One D Scorecard, and worked to create internal structures for project …

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.

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Jaylan Abd Elrahman 

Jaylan Abd Elrahman, Ed.M., is a Chicago-based educator who currently manages the Safe Spaces Project at GirlForward, a national organization that develops and administers educational programming and community support initiatives for refugee and imm…

Person Living Cities

Shanee Helfer 

In her role, Shanee helped cities implement community change in an inclusive and sustainable way, utilizing the Collective Impact Approach at the core of their vision and work.

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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 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…

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Carmen Rojas 

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.

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Tiffany Ferguson 

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

Person The Harwood Institute

Mike Wood 

Mike Wood is responsible for developing and growing the Institute’s alliances with nonprofit and corporate partners, as well as overall business development and resource generation. He is a leader in the social and civic change sector and has a stro…

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 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…

Person RTI International

Jay Feldman 

Jay Feldman is a program director for Collective Impact in RTI International’s Center for the Evaluation and Study of Educational Equity. Trained as a developmental psychologist, he has worked in K–12 instruction, pedagogy, and curriculum; postsecon…

Person Office of the Mayor, Albuquerque, NM

Frank Mirabal 

Dr. Frank Mirabal works with the Mayors Office to bring together cross-sector partners to creatively address the complex challenges the city of Albuquerque faces.

Person RTI International

Sara VanLear 

Sara VanLear is an economic development analyst. She collaborates with domestic and international clients to strategize and evaluate economic development projects through mixed qualitative and quantitative methods. Her work is place-based and focuse…

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 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 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 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 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 RTI International

Laura Morrison 

Laura Morrison is an Economist at RTI International. Her work in inclusive entrepreneurship focuses on minority and women business owners and access to economic development and wealth-building opportunities. She has conducted evaluations of minority…