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 levels. NACEDA connects with some 5,700 community development 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

Roberto Barragan, Vice Chair

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

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

Paige Carlson-Heim, Secretary
Director of Office of Charitable and Community Giving, TD Charitable Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Members

Rachel Diskin
Associate Director, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Lansing, Michigan

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

John Fitterer
Director of Operations, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Boston, Massachusetts

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

Patience Malaba
Executive Director, Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County
Seattle, Washington

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

Deveney Perry
Executive Director, BLDG Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 

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

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

Claudia Wilson Randall
Executive Director, Community Development Network of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Maybelyn Rodríguez
Executive Director, South Florida Community Development Coalition
Miami, Florida

Dafina Williams
Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Opportunity Finance Network
Washington, DC


NACEDA Staff

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

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

Dawne Troupe
People & Places Collaborative Advocacy Director
202-518-2660
[email protected]
Bio

Ha Nguyen
Program Manager
202-518-2660, ext. 104
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Bio

Chanse Sonsalla
Research Associate
202-518-2660, ext. 107
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Bio

Carly Collins
Stevenson Center Fellow
202-518-2660, ext. 106
[email protected]
Bio

Shayna Orensztein
Grounding Values Americorps VISTA
[email protected]
202-518-2660, ext. 105
Bio 

Kadasha Hershey
System Change Americorps VISTA
[email protected]
202-518-2660, ext. 103
Bio


Community Development Council Members

Andy Fraizer
Community Foundation of South Jersey

Colleen Flynn
Build Healthy Places Network

Daniel Davis
Federal Reserve Bank Of St. Louis 

David Noble
Paramount Bank

Heidi Schoonover
Truist

Jamie Schriner
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Jeremy Liu
Creative Development Partners

Joe McNeely

Kate Pratt
South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

Michelle D. Johnson 
Kresge Foundation

Kari Johnson
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

Mark Kudlowitz
LISC

Paige Carlson-Heim
TD Charitable Foundation

Paul Ettorre
Woodforest National Bank

Rita Gibson
Georgia Advancing Communities Together

Sarida Scott
University of Detroit Mercy