Who We Are

NACEDA is an alliance of 38 state and regional community development associations in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Our members are champions, stewards and thought leaders for community development at the state and local level. Through our members, NACEDA connects with almost 3,500 community development nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. 

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NACEDA Board of Directors

Executive Board

Rick Sauer, Chair
Executive Director, ​Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia, PA

Rose Teng, Vice Chair
Policy Director, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Minneapolis, MN

Matt Hull, Treasurer
Executive Director, Texas Association of Community Development Corporations​
Austin, TX

Stephen Glaude, Secretary
President & CEO, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development
Washington, DC

Sharon Legenza, Immediate Past Chair
Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois
Chicago, IL

Board Members

David Bryant
Director of Advocacy, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Boston, MA

Roberto Barragan
Executive Director, California Community Economic Development Association
Los Angeles, California

Paige Carlson-Heim
Community Development Group Manager, TD Bank​
Cherry Hill, NJ

Maya Chupkov
Communications Director, Council of Community Housing Organizations
San Francisco, CA

Jenny Connelly-Bowen
Executive Director, Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Rachel Diskin
Director of National Service Programs, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Lansing, MI

Paul Ettorre
Community Development Relationship Manager, Woodforest Bank
Cleveland, Ohio

Bambie Hayes-Brown
President and CEO, Georgia Advancing Communities Together, Inc. 
Atlanta, Georgia

Marty Kooistra 
Executive Director, Housing Development Consortium (Seattle) 
Seattle, WA 

Jessica Love
Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Mercedeh Mortazavi
Vice President, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation
Washington, DC

Marla Newman
Director, City of Winston-Salem Community Development Department
Winston-Salem, NC

Donald Phoenix
Regional Vice President, Southern Region, NeighborWorks
Atlanta, GA

Kate Pratt
Vice President of Operations, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
Charleston, South Carolina

Meet our new board members.


Frank Woodruff
Executive Director
202-518-2660, ext. 1
[email protected]

Suzanne Gunther
Communications Director
202-518-2660, ext. 2
[email protected]

Jeremy Brownlee
Membership Director
202-518-2660, ext. 3
[email protected]

Susanna Penfield
Americorps VISTA

[email protected]
202-518-2660, ext. 4