Who We Are

NACEDA is an alliance of 45 state and regional community development associations in 28 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

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

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

Andy Fraizer, Treasurer
Executive Director, ​Indiana Association for Community Economic Development
Indianapolis, IN

Marla Newman, Secretary
Executive Director, Louisiana Housing Alliance​
Baton Rouge, LA

Board Members

Michael Anderson
Director of the Housing Trust Fund Project, ​Center for Community Change
Portland, OR

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

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

Nate Coffman
Executive Director, Ohio CDC Association
Columbus, OH

Karl Guenther
Community Development Specialist, Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis
St.Louis, MO

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

Val Iverson 
Executive Director, Arizona Housing Alliance 
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

Ralph Lippman
Executive Director, ​California Community Economic Development Association 
Los Angeles, CA

Bernie Mazyck
President and CEO, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
North Charleston, SC

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

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

Jamie Schriner-Hooper
Executive Director, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan      
Lansing, MI

Rose Teng 
Research Coordinator, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Minneapolis, MN


Frank Woodruff
Executive Director
202-518-2660, ext. 1

Suzanne Gunther
Communications Director
202-518-2660, ext. 2

Jeremy Brownlee
Membership Director
202-518-2660, ext. 3