Authors & Advisors
Nancy O. Andrews
Nancy O. Andrews is President and CEO at the Low Income Investment Fund, an $800 million community development financial institution. Ms. Andrews’ 30 years in community development include positions as deputy director of the Ford Foundation’s Office of Program Related Investments and Chief Financial Officer of the International Water Management Institute, a World Bank-supported development organization. Ms. Andrews also consulted for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Treasury during the Clinton administration.
Patricia Auspos, a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, has written widely about theory, practice, and knowledge development in complex, place-based change efforts. She is a coauthor of many Roundtable books and reports including Voices from the Field III: Lessons and Challenges from Two Decades of Community Change Efforts and Complexity and Community Change: Managing Adaptively to Improve Effectiveness.
Robert Avery is the project director of the National Mortgage Database at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. He joined the FHFA after retiring as a senior economist from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Previously, he was a professor at Cornell University and an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Avery is one of the founders of the tri-annual Survey of Consumer Finances and designed the loan sampling systems used for the Federal Reserve’s examinations of small bank safety and soundness and for large syndicated loans.
Erik Bakken is a project assistant at the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Erik’s previous work has focused on public health policy, non-profit hospital policy, and alternative funding mechanisms for public health programs. He received his Master of Public Affairs at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Scribe” Patrick Barry has been writing about neighborhoods and cities since the early 1980s, and for the last 14 years has documented the work of LISC Chicago and its partners. He has written for many civic organizations and a range of publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Enterprise, Chicago Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
Dr. Raphael Bostic is the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. He served for 3 years in the Obama Administration as the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His work spans many fields including home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness.
Michael Byrne is currently a project director in the Technology and Innovation Division at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He is the lead for implementing the technology supporting Home Mortgage Disclosure Act activities for CFPB. Prior to joining CFPB, he was the Geographic Information Officer at the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to that, he was the Geographic Information Officer for the State of California.
Dan Rinzler is Special Projects Coordinator at the Low Income Investment Fund. Mr. Rinzler manages a variety of strategic initiatives at LIIF, such as the Social Impact Calculator and internal infrastructure to support development of new and innovative programs and capital products. Prior to LIIF, Mr. Rinzler helped design and manage low-income housing programs at the municipal and state level, and worked as an urban planning consultant.
Paige Chapel is President & CEO of Aeris, the information service for community investors. Paige has been a leader in community development finance for more than three decades, and is one of the foremost experts on community development financial institution (CDFI) loan funds. Presently, her career is devoted to connecting CDFIs with financial markets to increase the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities in the U.S.
Bridget Catlin directs the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group in the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) in Madison, WI. Since joining UWPHI in 2005, her work has focused on research and development to support community health improvement. She is the Co-Director of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also spent 15 years at UW’s Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis, leading consumer information and performance measurement projects funded by federal and state government. Bridget received a PhD in Health Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a MHSA from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a BA from Clark University in Worcester, MA.
Nancy E. Adler, PhD is the Lisa and John Pritzker Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Center for Health and Community. Her research examines the pathways from socioeconomic status (SES) to health and interventions to address the social determinants of health. She directs post-doctoral programs: Psychology and Medicine funded by NIH and Health and Society Scholars funded by RWJF. Starting in 2015, she will be directing the National Program Office for the RWJ Culture of Health Investigator Research Program.
Patricia Bowie has over 20 years of experience developing community based initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of children. She is currently working with the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities as part of the Transforming Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (TECCS) team. One of her long term endeavors has been contributing to the design and implementation of the Los Angeles-based Magnolia Community Initiative. Also in partnership with UCLA, Ms. Bowie coordinates a national cross-site learning community supported by The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This community of learners –which includes the Magnolia Community Initiative and groups in Binghamton and Brooklyn NY, Boston MA, Hartford CT, Milwaukee WI, San Antonio TX, Sarasota FL, and Tulsa OK–is dedicated to improving population outcomes within a specific geography.