Who We Are

NACEDA is an alliance of 35 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

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

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

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

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

Rick Sauer, Immediate Past Chair
Executive Director, ​Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Members

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

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

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

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

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

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, Washington

Sharon Legenza
Executive Director, Housing Action Illinois
Chicago, Illinois

Jessica Love
Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

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

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

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]

Ha Nguyen
Program Associate
202-518-2660, ext. 4
[email protected]

Maggie Kentilitisca
Americorps VISTA

202-518-2660, ext. 5
[email protected]