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 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

Jessica Love, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Prosperity Indiana
Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Board Members

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

Pamela Bridgeforth
Director of Programs, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Maya Chupkov
Media & Democracy Program Manager, California Common Cause
Los Angeles, 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

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

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

Lisa Much
Communications and Capacity Building Director, Ohio CDC Association
Columbus, Ohio

Deveney Perry
Executive Director, BLDG Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 

Donald Phoenix
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

Rose Teng
Project Manager, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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


Frank Woodruff
Executive Director
202-518-2660, ext. 1
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Suzanne Gunther
Communications Director
202-518-2660, ext. 2
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Jeremy Brownlee
Thriving Networks Director
202-518-2660, ext. 3
[email protected]

Ha Nguyen
Program Manager
202-518-2660, ext. 4
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Maggie Kentilitisca
Program Coordinator

202-518-2660, ext. 5
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Chanse Sonsalla
Stevenson Center Fellow
202-518-2660, ext. 107
[email protected]

Josh Bloom
Americorps Systems Change VISTA
202-518-2660, ext. 106
[email protected]