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Presley Gillespie, Chair

President, Neighborhood Allies 

Pittsburgh, PA


Lisa Levy, Vice Chair

Program Officer, Mercy Corps

Portland, OR


Margaret Dewar, Secretary

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Ann Arbor, MI


Michael Tierney, Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (retired)

Washington, DC


Ellen M. Lee

Director of Housing Policy and Community Development, City of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA


William A. Johnson

Former Mayor, Rochester, New York

CEO, Strategic Community Intervention, LLC

Rochester, NY


Scot Spencer

Assistant Director for Advocacy and Influence, The Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Baltimore, MD


Tené Traylor

Fund Advisor for Atlanta, Kendeda Fund

Atlanta, GA