Boston Fed announces members of 2017 Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC)
President Eric Rosengren welcomes diversity of views from organizations working in communities across New England
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced today the appointment of 10 new members to the Bank's Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC):
Ann Deming Pratt, Executive Director, Connecticut Citizen Research Group
Alicia Woodsby, Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
Claude Rwaganje, Executive Director, Community Financial Literacy
Nicole Witherbee, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, The John T. Gorman Foundation
Sheila Harrity, Superintendent, Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District
Jerry Rubin, President and Chief Executive Officer, JVS Boston
- New Hampshire
John Flanders, Chief Operating Officer, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
Katherine Easterly Martey, Director of Economic Development, New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority
- Rhode Island
Nicole Alexander-Scott, M.D., Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
Rachel Flum, J.D., Executive Director, Economic Progress Institute
Standing members of the Council include:
William Floyd, Executive Director, Genesis Community Loan Fund
Joseph Kriesberg, President, MA Association of Community Development Corporations
Darlene Lombos, Executive Director, Community Labor United
- Rhode Island
Amy Rainone, Director of Government Relations & Policies, Rhode Island Housing
Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
Paul Dragon, Director of Policy & Program Integration, Vermont Agency of Human Services
The CDAC meetings provide a forum for representatives of community development organizations from the private, public, and non-profit sectors to inform the Boston Fed president and the Bank's board of directors about activities, issues, and barriers to community development in the region. The CDAC also advises the Bank's president and board of directors on ways in which the Bank can be of assistance in support of community development efforts in the region, and discusses opportunities to facilitate communication between sectors to encourage effective use of community development resources across New England.
"The Council brings a diversity of views from on-the-ground work across New England to help us to advance the Boston Fed's mission of public service that makes a difference," said Eric S. Rosengren, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. "I am looking forward to working with the new members in the coming years."
The next meeting of the CDAC will be April 10, 2017.
For more information, visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's website here.