Field Catalyst

Field Catalyst

We are thrilled to announce the first group of participants in Field Catalyst—a new CCI program that aims to develop leaders’ capacity to facilitate effective community investment collaborations. These 13 dynamic individuals have built exceptional track records leading transformational work in communities and networks across the country.


About the Program

CCI’s goal is to catalyze field-level change. To do this, we need to share our work and approach broadly and in ways that create a multiplier effect. The Field Catalyst program is crucial to this endeavor. It brings together established practitioners in community investment and development, racial justice, and adaptive leadership for a year of cross-fertilizing their experiences and expertise, strengthening their coaching and technical skills, and deepening their understanding of community investment, racial justice, and adaptive leadership. Field Catalysts will be equipped to take CCI’s approach to their organizations, networks, and communities; augment CCI’s capacity to deliver our programs; and, most importantly, expand our collective learning by bringing their expertise to bear on refining existing tools, expanding our network, and developing the new generation of resources that will enable us to achieve our shared goals.

Meet the Field Catalysts

Visit this webpage or click on each of the names listed below to explore the profiles of our Field Catalysts.

(listed in alphabetical order by first name)

  • Adriane Bond Harris
    Director of Connecting Capital & Community, CCI
    Washington, D.C.
  • Allison Allbee
    Co-Founder, Groundworks Consulting
    Oakland, CA
  • Andrew Crosson
    Chief Executive Officer, Invest Appalachia
    Asheville, NC
  • Donovan Duncan
    Executive Vice President, Urban Strategies, Inc.
    South Euclid, OH
  • Emily Yu
    Executive Director, BUILD Health Challenge
    Managing Director, Partnerships, deBeaumont Foundation
    Washington, D.C.
  • Eric McDonnell
    Principal, Peacock Partnerships, LLC
    San Francisco, CA
  • Gretchen West
    Executive Director, Healthy Homes, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH
  • Heather Parish
    Co-Executive Director, Pierce Family Foundation
    Chicago, IL
  • Melissa Kim
    Deputy Director, Philadelphia LISC
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Nora Bloch
    Senior Advisor, Investment, CCI
    Boston, MA
  • Robin Brule
    Independent Consultant
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Saneta deVuono-powell
    Co-Founder, Groundworks Consulting
    Oakland, CA
  • Thomas Yee
    Advisor, Community Investment, CCI
    Los Angeles, CA

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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