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

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, Community Foundation of South Jersey
Haddonfield, NJ

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

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

Nate Coffman
Executive Director, Ohio CDC Association
Columbus, OH

Hala Farid
Director, Citi Community Development
Washington, DC

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 
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

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

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
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
[email protected] 

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

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

NACEDA Finances

2015 NACEDA 990

NACEDA Funding Partners