LISC National
About Us

Local Advisory Board


Our Local Advisory Board is comprised of experts from Boston's philanthropic, community development, and business worlds, along with several of our key funders. Known as the LAB, they provide guidance on crucial programmatic and strategic decisions, as well as support for our undertakings.

Board Chair

Elizabeth Gruber, SVP Community Development, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Board Members

Patricia Belden, President, POAH Communities
Angela Brown, Director of Programs, The Hyams Foundation, Inc.
Timothy Burrill, Vice President, Community Development Market Manager, RBS Citizens
Sheila Dillon, Director, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
Jonathan Klein, General Counsel, The Community Builders
Joe Kriesberg, President  & CEO, MA Association of Community Development Corporations
Lisa Joyner, Community Development Manager, TD Bank
Katherine Lacy, Member, Board of Directors, Clipper Ship Foundation
Richard Manson, Vice President, LISC
Nancy McCafferty, Senior Relationship Manager, Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Alana Murphy, Director of Policy, MA Department of Housing and Community Development
Mariella C. Tan Puerto, Senior Program, Barr Foundation
Richard Thal, Executive Director, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Antonio Torres*, Relationship Manager, Mass Housing
Orlando C. Watkins, Vice President for Program, The Boston Foundation

*also on our Credit Committee