David is the National Director of Research and Evaluation for LISC, where he evaluates its impact in 33 cities and rural areas, and supports the learning and evaluation needs of local offices and national programs. Before LISC he was a Senior Associate with MDRC, directed policy and advocacy for a coalition of 90 community housing organizations in New York City and organized with homeless men and women in the municipal shelter system. He holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from MIT, and is a part-time faculty member at The New School’s Milano School of Urban Policy.
Francisca works on a variety of quantitative research projects. She has assembled a national database of housing, income, employment, education, and other data, and uses it to monitor how neighborhoods where LISC concentrates its investments have changed over time. She also applies her GIS mapping skills to help track and report LISC’s program activity. She has a B.A. in mathematics from Williams College and master's in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.