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Local Advisory Committee

LISC DC is supported by a Local Advisory Committee (LAC). Our LAC includes local leaders with backgrounds in banking, urban planning, education, and nonprofit management. The LAC helps ensure the integrity and success of our program, and act as a spokesperson and liaison between LISC and the community development field in DC.

  • Alison McWilliams
    Executive Director, Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation  
  • Christopher Smith
    Chairman and CEO, WC Smith   
  • Donna F. Grigsby
    Vice-President, Community Development Manager, TD Bank   
  • Donna Gambrell
  • Dr. Paul Armington
    President, World Institute for Leadership and Management in Africa
  • Ellen McCarthy
    Principal, McCarthy Urban Associates
  • Evelyn Strauch
    President, The Strauch Foundation
  • Gregory J. Melanson
  • Irasema Salcido
  • Jimmie Jones
    CP, Community Development Manager | Truist (formerly BB&T) 
  • Mike Schwartz
    Program Officer, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
  • Monica Mitchell
    Vice President, Community Development Officer (DC/MD/VA) in the Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations Group
  • Peter Tatian
    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Richard W. Snowdon, Esq.
    Chair of Local Advisory Committee, Partner, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane
  • Robert Peck
    Southeast Region Director of Consulting, Gensler
  • Ryan Sherriff
    Senior Manager, Community Development Banking, Capital One
  • Terri J. Copeland
    Community Development Market Manager, PNC Bank
  • Tom Wilbur
    Executive Vice President, The John Akridge Company
  • Vickie Tassan
    Director of Community Investment, *E-Trade Financial Services