Our Board + Advisors

Board of Directors

  • Cathy Belk, CEO of Deaconess Foundation, Board Chair
  • Adrian Smith, Founding Partner of Equilibrium Impact Ventures,┬áTreasurer
  • Christina Cain, Microfinance Program Manager at VA Dept of Housing & Community Development
  • Pete Carlson, President of Regional Growth Strategies
  • Brandon Cosby, Executive Director of Flanner House
  • Trevor Smith, Director of Narrative Change at Liberation Ventures
  • Fay Horwitt, CEO & President of Forward Cities (ex-officio)

Emeritus Board members include 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.

Strategic Advisors

  • Alex Derkson, Corporate Counsel, Real Estate at Amazon
  • Jean Horstman, Founding CEO of Interise
  • Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen
  • Walker Sanders, President of the Greensboro Community Foundation