CCI Announces 2019-20 Recipients of the Fulcrum Fellowship

The Center for Community Investment today announced the 14 leaders to join the second cohort of the Center’s Fulcrum Fellowship.

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The Fellowship, designed for current and rising executives in the fields of population health, climate resilience, community development, and philanthropy, aims to support fellows who are addressing a significant strategic challenge facing their organization or community.

Through a 12-month program, Fellows will build skills in leadership and collaboration, strengthen their networks, and sharpen their ability to use investment to help advance community priorities. The leaders will participate in five in-person multi-day seminars, receive monthly coaching sessions, and join a new community of peers supporting their work back home.

“We are excited to launch our second cohort of Fulcrum Fellows. The 2019-20 Fulcrum Fellows are poised to lead important change efforts that will create opportunity and improve the health, equity, and resilience of their communities,” said Robin Hacke, Executive Director of the Center. “We appreciate the Fellows’ willingness to take on tough challenges and dedicate themselves to becoming more effective leaders. We look forward to working with them and having them join the Center’s network.”

“At the Lincoln Institute, we believe that informed, capable leadership is critical for implementing effective land policy,” said George McCarthy, President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. “These leaders are working hard to address spatial inequality and racial gaps in wealth in their communities. I look forward to seeing what they achieve as Fulcrum Fellows.”

The 2019-20 Fulcrum Fellows

The leaders participating in the cohort are:

Amy Chung, Director, Program Related Investments, The California Endowment, Oakland, CA

Liza Cowan, Independent Fellow, New Orleans Integrated Stormwater Management & Finance, New Orleans, LA

Romi Hall, Associate Director of Neighborhood Collaborations, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, CA

Melissa Kim, Deputy Director, Philadelphia LISC, Philadelphia, PA

Carmen Llanes Pulido, Executive Director, Go! Austin/¡Vamos! Austin, Austin, TX

Brenda Loya, Director, Senior Investment Officer, Financial Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund, New York, NY

Eric Muschler, Program Officer, The McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Aysha Pamukcu, Health Equity Lead, ChangeLab Solutions, Oakland, CA

Aaron Robertson, Managing Director of Policy and Civic Engagement, Seattle Foundation, Seattle, WA

Alberto Rodríguez, Strategic Advisor, Duwamish Valley, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA

Sarida Scott, Executive Director, Community Development Advocates of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Joanna Trotter, Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago, IL

Albert Walker, Director of Healthy Communities, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond, VA

Elizabeth Wampler, Initiative Officer, Great Communities Collaborative, San Francisco, CA

A third cohort of Fulcrum Fellows will be selected in fall 2019. Sign up for updates

Transforming investment in communities

CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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