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Advisory Committee


Rural LISC is governed by an Advisory Committee composed of donor, lender and Partner CBO (community-based organization) representatives, plus other rural CBO supporters.  The Advisory Committee meets a number of times each year, in person and by phone.

Advisory Committee members gather in Albuquerque, NM, for Rural LISC Native American Initiative Partnership Training and Focus Group, 2017.  Back L-R: Lee Beaulac, Dennis Lalor, Stephen Fitzgerald, Michael Levine, Robert Warwick, James Stark, Gary Dodge, Curt Heidt, Alan Branson; Front L-R: Monika Elgert, Betty Tamm, Brenda McDaniel, Eileen Stenerson, Marcia Erickson, Lydia Jackson
Advisory Committee members gather in Albuquerque, NM, for Rural LISC Native American Initiative Partnership Training and Focus Group, 2017. Back L-R: Lee Beaulac, Dennis Lalor, Stephen Fitzgerald, Michael Levine, Robert Warwick, James Stark, Gary Dodge, Curt Heidt, Alan Branson; Front L-R: Monika Elgert, Betty Tamm, Brenda McDaniel, Eileen Stenerson, Marcia Erickson, Lydia Jackson

Rural LISC Advisory Committee
Members and Affiliations


Stephen Fitzgerald, Chair
Curt Heidt, Vice Chair

Ivye L. Allen, Ph.D.
President, Foundation for the Mid South
Jackson, MS

Lee Beaulac
President, Beaulac Associates LLC
Naples, NY

Alan Branson
Chief Operating Officer, Hope Enterprise Corporation
Jackson, MS

Dee Davis
President, The Center for Rural Strategies
Whitesburg, KY

Gary Dodge
VP/Director, Community Investments, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

Marcia Erickson
Chief Executive Officer, GROW South Dakota
Sisseton, SD

Stephen Fitzgerald
Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Baltimore, MD

Andrew Ford
Senior Associate, Education & Community Change, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Little Rock, AR

Curt Heidt
Board Member, Community Housing Initiatives
Des Moines, IA

Lydia P. Jackson
CRA Business Development Officer, Capital One
Shreveport, LA

Stan Keasling
Chief Executive Officer, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
West Sacramento, CA

Dennis Lalor
Executive Director, South County Housing Corporation
Gilroy, CA

Michael Levine, Esq.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
New York, NY

Brenda McDaniel
Vice President, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation
London, KY

James Stark
Executive Director, Fayette County Community Action Agency
Uniontown, PA

Eileen Stenerson
Senior Vice President, National Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo
Charlotte, NC

Betty Tamm
Executive Director (Retired), NeighborWorks Umpqua
Roseburg, OR

Robert Warwick
Group Vice President & Director (Retired), Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Gainesville, GA

Duane Yoder
President, Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc.
Oakland, MD