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Staff

Marsha Murrington, Senior Program Officer

Marsha Murrington is the Senior Program Officer who has led the neighborhood and community economic development initiatives for the Bay Area LISC office for the past six years.  She has worked with city staff, consultants, business and property owners, residents and nonprofit agency partners on community engagement and the development of the numerous neighborhood commercial corridor economic development plans.  Marsha currently provides project management and technical assistance to nine neighborhood commercial corridors that includes building the capacity of community groups to managing a façade improvement program.  

Marsha utilizes comprehensive approaches in developing programs and community partnerships. During her career she has revitalized commercial corridors; reduced vacancy rates; established BIDs; developed social enterprises; created jobs; developed a public market; and forged workforce industry sector partnerships.  Over the last six years at LISC her accomplishments include expanding neighborhood commercial corridor work from 6 to 17 neighborhoods in San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond attracting 270 businesses to neighborhood corridors that created more than 800 local jobs; and supporting through training, technical assistance and funding five Financial Opportunity Center sites that have served 3,350 clients with integrated services placing over 770 people in jobs.  Marsha’s focus is on increasing the economic vitality of commercial corridors, creating jobs and building family wealth and assets. E-mail Marsha.

Peggy Jen, Senior Program Officer 

Peggy Jen develops and implements Bay Area LISC’s work in comprehensive revitalization planning with community developers and other community, public and private-sector representatives. Working with the Executive Director, city officials and private-sector representatives, Peggy assembles the financial resources necessary to implement comprehensive neighborhood development strategies. She underwrites and monitors loans and grants to produce and preserve affordable housing. Peggy also oversees Bay Area LISC’s participation in the California-wide Housing Development Training Institute, a year-long comprehensive training for project managers, and Advanced Housing Development Training Institute, an in-depth training for senior project managers. Peggy has worked in the affordable housing field for over ten years before joining LISC in 2000. She holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in City and Regional Planning. E-mail Peggy.

Shannon Bowman, Program Officer

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Kate Landberg, Program Assistant

Kate Landberg joined Bay Area LISC as an Administrative Assistant in 2013, and became a Program Assistant in 2016. She provides daily operations management, grant management and compliance reviews, grant writing, accounts payable input, event coordination, and communications support. Prior to joining Bay Area LISC, Kate provided administrative support for a local government shipping contractor. Kate has been involved in an annual house-building trip in Tijuana, Mexico through a local community group since 2004, during which a small group of youth and young adults lead and participate in building homes for families in very low-income Tijuana communities. She has held a leadership position on this trip since 2011, and served as Trip Director in 2015 and 2016. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies from Chapman University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in International Studies at the University of San Francisco. E-mail Kate.

Roxanne Carrillo Garza, Program Officer & Healthy Richmond Hub Manager

Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Hub Manager of the Healthy Richmond, Building Healthy Communities Initiative which is a 10 year initiative funded by the California Endowment (TCE). Roxanne works with TCE, numerous community partners, systems leaders and community stakeholders to develop collective policy advocacy strategies to improve health, safety, schools and neighborhood environments, as well as economic development opportunities. Prior to joining Bay Area LISC in 2013, Roxanne was a Public Health Program Manager for Contra Costa Health Services where she worked on environmental justice, alcohol policy, neighborhood improvements and violence prevention efforts across Contra Costa County. Roxanne was the Allocations and Planning Director for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Service Planning Area (SPA) 1 and Program Manager for El Nido Family Services, a social service non-profit agency providing counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities in LA County. Roxanne received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and her Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. E-mail Roxanne. 

Ryan Bealer, Assistant Program Officer

Ryan Bealer joined Bay Area LISC in 2016 as Assistant Program Officer for the Healthy Richmond Initiative. He is a recent graduate from the school of social welfare at UC Berkeley, with a focus in management, planning, and affordable housing. Ryan has lived and worked in the Bay Area for 6 years, serving a wide range of communities and working on a variety of different projects ranging from hip-hop group therapy to using technology to improve shelter services for survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Ryan is also a musician and artist, offering public performances in both San Francisco and Oakland. E-mail Ryan.