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Board of Directors

Our board of directors brings decades of experience in affordable housing and community development to our work at Grounded Solutions Network. We rely on their leadership to achieve our vision of a future where everyone has a home.

Executive Committee

Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh


President and Chief Executive Officer
Urban League of Broward County
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Hala Farid


Executive Director
Texas Community Capital
Austin, TX

Peter Dean


National Project Manager
Urban Homesteading Assistance Board
New York, NY

Garrick Good


Executive Director
North East Housing Initiative
Baltimore, MD

Board Members

Ben L. Bynum

Senior Director, Impact Investing
The Colorado Health Foundation
Denver, CO

Jonathan Frederick

Housing Alexandria
Alexandria, VA

Miguel Gavaldon

Independent Consultant
Castro Valley, CA

Robert Hammond

President and Chief Strategy Officer
Therme North America

Fathia Macauley

Chief Lending Officer
Housing Trust Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA

Jerry Maldonado

Vice President of Programs
Newburgh, NY

Michael Monte

Chief Executive Officer
Champlain Housing Trust
Burlington, VT

Andreanecia Morris

Executive Director
New Orleans, LA

Jacob Noonan

Housing Program Manager
Southern California Association of Governments
Los Angeles, CA

Lou Tisler

Executive Director
National Neighborworks Association
Washington, D.C.

Lisa Varon

Affordable Housing Consultant
Long Beach, CA


Ways to Learn

Annual Conference

We bring together practitioners and community leaders for meaningful conversations about building inclusive communities.

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Learning Events

We train and connect people to share best practices, overcome challenges, and nurture innovation and new approaches.

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Join our national network of people building strong, equitable communities.

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