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Kathy Schwab
Executive Director
(513) 723-2114
kschwab at

Cincinnati real estate development veteran Kathy Laker Schwab has been the Executive Director of LISC since December 2008. She brings to LISC an expertise in real estate, having spent 20 years of her career running her own real estate brokerage, management and development company.  A life-long urban advocate, Schwab helped to established the first SID (special improvement district),  Downtown Cincinnati Inc., where she served as Vice President of Residential Development from 1998 to 2004. There she was responsible for formulating and executing strategies for residential revitalization in the urban core.  She has also directed the formation of at least two CDCs in Cincinnati, and has served as a development consultant to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the University of Cincinnati, 3CDC and the Uptown Consortium.

Schwab is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she serves as a member of the UC Real Estate Executive Advisory Council.

Kristen Baker
Program Officer
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Kristen Baker joined LISC in May 2011 as Assistant Program Officer, and has over ten years of experience working in the region’s nonprofit community, both in direct service and program oversight roles. She provides oversight and technical assistance to Financial Opportunity Centers funded through the Social Innovation Fund. Kristen has a B.A. in Sociology and Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

Kate McInerney
Assistant Program Officer
kmcinerney at

Kate joined LISC in May 2012 with four years of experience in community development finance in Chicago. She is responsible for communications, Place Matters administration, and the local LISC AmeriCorps program. Kate graduated with a B.A. from Denison University, where she double-majored in English and religion. She performed a year of service in Chicago through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Kate has current Economic Development Finance Professional certification through the National Development Council.

Noam Gross-Prinz

Noam Gross-Prinz
Assistant Program Officer
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Noam joined LISC in 2014 after working for New York City based nonprofits for four years and operating an urban planning and nonprofit management consulting practice for two years. In his role as Assistant Program Officer at LISC, he will provide technical assistance to neighborhood partners in support of community development initiatives and assist with the expansion of LISC’s public policy presence in the Greater Cincinnati community. Noam has a B.A. in architecture and urban design from Hampshire College and a Master of Urban Planning from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

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Lisa F. Carson 
Program Assistant
(513) 723-2112
lcarson at

Lisa joined LISC in 2007. She oversees the local HUD Section 4 grant program, addressing the compliance requirements, payment disbursements and site visits for the sub-recipients. Lisa enjoys gardening, graphic editing and NFL.

Amy Tang

Amy Tang
Program Assistant, Lending and Portfolio Management
ttang at

Amy joined LISC in June 2013 as AmeriCorps VISTA member with two years of experience in public opinion research and business community engagement in Michigan and Ohio.  In her current role, Amy evaluates loan proposals and provides direct assistance to borrowers throughout the loan term. She also manages the loan portfolio of this office. Amy graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her credit training from NDC's Economic Development Finance Training program.

Jasmine Humphries

Jasmine Humphries
AmeriCorps VISTA
jhumphries at

Jasmine joined LISC in November 2014 and is serving a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. A native of the Avondale community, she is the first alum of the Avondale Youth Council. She has a B.A. in Economics from University of Cincinnati with a minor in Business Analytics. Jasmine is also a yoga teacher and holistic health coach focusing in Ayurveda and meditation, striving to make yoga more accessible to all.