Boston Fed Announces Members of 2018 Community Development Advisory Council
Council members bring diverse views of public service work across New England
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced today the appointment of two new members to the Bank's Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC):
Tracy Palandjian, Chief Executive Officer, Social Finance
William Belongia, Executive Director, Vermont Community Loan Fund
Standing members of the Council include:
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
Amy Rainone, Director of Government Relations & Policies, Rhode Island Housing
Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
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 Community Development Advisory Council provides unique perspectives into the hard work happening across community development organizations in the First District," said Eric S. Rosengren, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Fed. "I'm looking forward to welcoming the new members and hearing perspectives that will help advance our mission of public service that makes a difference."
The next meeting of the CDAC will be March 26, 2018.
For more information, visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's website here.