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Rhonda A. Lewis has served as the Executive Director of Greater Newark LISC since 2012. Ms. Lewis has led a long and distinguished career in community development. During her decade-long tenure as President and Executive Director of Bridge Street Development Corporation, she built the organization into one of the premier faith-based community development corporations in New York City. Prior to that, she served as Director of Economic Development at New York City LISC, where she played a critical role in the development of more than $100 million in transactions, the delivery of critical technical assistance, and the building of relationships with key funders, investors, public officials, and community stakeholders. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Design and Planning from the State University at Buffalo.
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Judith Thompson-Morris joined Greater Newark LISC in 1995. She is responsible for underwriting and monitoring loans and grants for our local partners and borrowers. An urban planner by training, she has worked previously for the City of Jersey City as a Senior Planner in the Planning Department and Project Manager with the City’s Affordable Housing Division. A member of the American Planning Association, Ms. Thompson-Morris holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
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Jerrah Crowder came to Greater Newark LISC in 2015 to lead its Income and Asset Building initiatives. Prior to joining LISC he worked as a financial coach at the Financial Clinic in New York City and as a financial counselor trainer for the New York Public Library system. Although Jerrah has a diverse background, having served as a securities-licensed consultant in the for-profit financial services market, a New Jersey Planning Official as Chairman of Newark’s Central Planning Board, and as a nonprofit development and operations director with Quest Ink, Inc. in Newark, the theme of community development has been the common thread throughout his many years of service in the Newark/New York area. Born and raised in Newark, Jerrah holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Howard University.
Tenisha Malcolm came to Greater Newark LISC in 2018 to lead Community Engagement. Tenisha is a fellow of Leadership Newark, formerFundraising Chair for Urban League of Essex County's Young Professionals, former Communications Chair for Jamaica Impact Organization, and former Board Member of Professional Jamaicans for Jamaica. She earned her Bachelor's from Bloomfield College with a major in English-Communications and is currently pursing a Masters' degree at Rutgers University-Newark in Public Health with concentration in Urban Health Administration.
Milan Sledge came to Greater Newark LISC in 2019 to lead community building in one of GNL’s pilot neighborhoods through the Thriving Neighborhoods Initiative. This place-based and resident-driven approach deliberately puts residents at the center of the community development process – with resources, technical assistance, and training – to drive neighborhood change efforts and inform quality of life investments. Prior to joining LISC, she worked as a Community Outreach Specialist for the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ and served as the Community Organizer for the statewide campaign, Pre-K Our Way, and successfully advocated for the expansion of high-quality preschool to NJ’s youngest residents. Milan holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Syracuse University with a major in Political Science and minor in Policy Studies.
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Candace Johnson joined LISC Newark in September 2010. She brings extensive experience working in office, educational and general public settings. As a consummate professional, Candace offers expert administrative, organizational, leadership, and customer support. Prior to joining LISC, Candace worked with Brick City Development Corporation.