Our Board + Advisors

 Board of Directors

  • Pete Carlson, Former President at Regional Growth Strategies, Board Chair
  • Demetra Brown, Senior Program Manager at Promise Venture Studio
  • Christina Cain, Chief Lending Officer at Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union
  • Lauren Paul, Director of Partnerships and Policy at Common Future
  • Trevor Smith, Co-founder and Executive Director of the BLIS Collective
  • Fay Horwitt, CEO & President at Forward Cities (ex officio)

Emeritus Board members include Adrian Smith, Founder of Robert Rust Foods; Cathy Belk, CEO of Deaconess Foundation; Brandon Cosby, Executive Director of Flanner House; Paul Grogan, President of the Boston Foundation and co-Founder of CEOs for Cities; and Brian Payne, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and former Board Chair.