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Executive Leadership

Tony Pickett
Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.

Tony Pickett is a LEED accredited professional with over 30 years of real estate experience in planning, financing and implementation of large scale urban redevelopment initiatives.

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Rachel Silver
Chief Operating Officer
Oakland, CA

Rachel Silver brings more than 15 years of experience working with public and private agencies to create new affordable housing opportunities.

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Capacity Building

Jenee Gaynor
Capacity Building Senior Specialist
Washington, DC

Jenee Gaynor brings over 10 years of experience managing projects & grants in many sectors, including economic & community development.

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Beth Sorce
Director of Capacity Building
Boulder, CO

Beth Sorce brings over 10 years of affordable housing, shared equity, and community land trust experience to Grounded Solutions Network.

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Jason Webb
Capacity Building Specialist
Orlando, FL

Jason Webb brings 25 years of experience in community revitalization, specializing in housing in his neighborhood of Roxbury, Boston.

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Lauren Siegmund
Training Senior Specialist
Detroit, MI

Lauren Siegmund oversees the network’s annual conference, in addition to planning and leading smaller in-person and virtual learning engagements.

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Brandon Frazier
Director of Communications
Washington D.C.

Brandon Frazier has over 15 years of experience as a communications professional for non-profit organizations, municipal agencies and associations throughout the Washington metropolitan region.

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Adam Abraham
Member Communications Specialist
Miami, FL

Adam Abraham brings over 10 years of communications and design experience supporting CLTs and small businesses.

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Cheryl Curry
HomeKeeper Training & Support Specialist
Portland, OR

Cheryl Curry brings over eight years of experience in training and driving adoption, using technology to meet these goals, and is a certified Salesforce Administrator.

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Tiffany Eng
Director of HomeKeeper
Oakland, CA

Tiffany Eng brings more than 16 years of experience working in the housing sector, community development field, and real estate industry.

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Valerie Rogers
HomeKeeper Marketing & Support Specialist
Chicago, IL

Valerie Rogers brings over 10 years of experience working in affordable housing and economic development in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago.

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Research & National Policy

Emily Thaden
Director of National Policy & Sector Strategy
Nashville, TN

Emily Thaden brings over 10 years of experience in applied research, focusing on community and organizational development issues.

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Ruoniu (Vince) Wang
Research Manager
Camas, WA

Vince Wang brings a background in applied research, focusing on affordable housing, geography of inequality and residential mobility.

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Amanda Bennett
Operations & Finance Associate
Oakland, CA

Amanda Bennett brings a background of working in marketing, administrative and accounting support in the organic food industry.

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Jessica Grant
Operations Manager
Portland, OR

Jessica Grant brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, with more than eight years of experience working with community land trusts.

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Hong Ly
Director of Operations
Oakland, CA

Hong Ly brings over 10 years of experience in housing and community development through volunteering, consulting, and program management.

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Larry Rose
Technology Solutions Specialist
Oakland, CA

Larry has extensive experience in nonprofit operations, specifically with implementing and managing organizational technology, and is a certified Salesforce Administrator.

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State & Local Policy

Sasha Hauswald
Director of State & Local Policy
Oakland, CA

Sasha Hauswald brings over 10 years of experience in policy research & program design in the local government context and nonprofit sector.

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Stephanie Reyes
State & Local Policy Manager
Oakland, CA

Stephanie Reyes brings over 10 years of experience in policy research, program design and advocacy in the housing and environmental fields.

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Matt Weber
State & Local Policy Senior Specialist
Ann Arbor, MI

Matt is a municipal lawyer, urban planner and policy analyst with over 15 years of experience helping communities craft practical solutions to their housing and community development challenges.

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Namon Freeman
State & Local Policy Senior Specialist
Brooklyn, NY

Namon Freeman is an urban planner committed to fostering sustainable and inclusive communities. Namon’s experience traverses the fields of architecture, planning and policy.

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