- About Us
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Bob Van Meter has served as Executive Director of LISC Boston since March of 2008. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation from 1993 until 2008, and a project manager and real estate director at the Fenway Community Development Corporation before that.
Marizabel Benoit manages the LISC Boston AmeriCorps program, grants portfolio and LISC NFL Grassroots Program. Before working at LISC Boston, she served as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) of Boston. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.
Leah Bloom is the Program Officer for Communications and External Relations. She writes grants, plans events, manages the website, and works closely with staff to tell the story of LISC's impact on individuals, communities, and beyond.
Mike Davis joined LISC in 2012 and provides affordable housing owners across the state with technical assistance on energy efficiency, clean energy and healthy housing. Additionally, Mike also does lending and asset management for LISC on community development projects.
Emily Jones is responsible for helping affordable housing owners understand energy use in their buildings, implement energy-saving measures, and incorporate renewable technologies and healthy housing measures.
Allentza Michel coordinates the 30+ organizations that make up the Fairmount Indigo Network, otherwise known as FIN.
Inés Palmarin oversees "Resilient Communities, Resilient Families," our comprehensive community development strategy.
Karleen Porcena manages the expansion of all income, asset building, entrepreneurship, and neighborhood economic development activities. In addition, as the Massachusetts Kiva Advisor, Karleen ensures that entrepreneurs with barriers to accessing loans through traditional financial institutions are able to access no-interest capital for business needs.
Marilyn Sanchez is the provides operational support to staff. She serves on the board of the Alliance (Advancing Community Development by Confronting Racism), a joint initiative launched by LISC Boston and MACDC.
Eric Uva leads the Impact Lending program, a Boston-based small business lending and capacity building program in partnership with Northeastern University. In this capacity, he originates small business loans and provides technical assistance to existing small businesses with a focus on job creation in Boston's underserved communities.