Who We Are

NACEDA is an alliance of 40 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 4,000 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

Andy Fraizer, Treasurer
Executive Director, Community Foundation of South Jersey
Haddonfield, NJ

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

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

Board Members

Shekeria Brown 
Executive Director, South Florida Community Development Coalition 
Miami, FL

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

Terry Chelikowsky
Executive Director, Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations
Jacksonville, FL

Nate Coffman
Executive Director, Ohio CDC Association
Columbus, OH

Hala Farid
Director, Citi Community Development
Washington, DC

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

Val Iverson 
Owner/Consultant, Iverson Ideas
Phoenix, AZ

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

Joe Kriesberg
President and CEO, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Boston, MA

Jessica Love
Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

Joseph McNeely
National Community Development Consultant and President of Metroscape Development
Baltimore, MD

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

Jodi Reeves
Director of Development SVP, Woodforest Bank
Aurora, IL


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]

Patrick Landes
Thriving Networks AmeriCorps VISTA
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