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.
Patricia is a mixed-methods researcher and supports LISC’s research and evaluation needs. Her current work involves evaluating LISC’s impact in communities across the country, developing innovative research that explores and highlights topics of emerging importance in the field, and assisting data and research needs of local offices and national programs. Prior to joining LISC she was a local economic development consultant conducting research and strategic planning for downtown and commercial corridor revitalization projects throughout the country. She holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Graduate Center for Planning and Environment at the Pratt Institute.
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.