Thank You to Our Program Review Teams

Thank You to Our Program Review Teams

The City Parks Alliance extends a warm note of gratitude to our review team members who read through more than 260 proposals in order to curate content for the Summer Series focused on the most urgent and pressing issues of our day.

Co-Creating Civic Life

Carol Coletta, President and CEO at Memphis River Parks Partnership
Jaime Hand, Director of Research Strategies at ArtPlace America, LLC, c/o Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Lynn McCormack, Senior Creative Placemaking Officer​ at LISC Creative Placemaking
Luis Romahn, President and CEO at National Associate of Parks and Recreation Mexico
Sudha Suryadevara, Chief of Staff at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Tiffany Thurman, Pennsylvania Local Government Lead, Health and Public Sector at Accenture

Equitable Economic and Community Development

Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, Luskin Center for Innovation, and Center for Digital Humanities at University of California, Los Angeles
Asima Jansveld, Vice President at High Line Network
Mia Lehrer, President at Studio-MLA
Jeremy Liu, Senior Fellow for Arts, Culture and Equitable Development at PolicyLink
Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager at 11th Street Bridge Park

Partnerships and Solidarity

Thatcher Bailey, Executive Director at Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Nelson Beckford, Program Director for Neighborhood Revitalization & Engagement at Cleveland Foundation
Alexa Bush, Design Director – East Region at City of Detroit, Planning and Development Department
Jennifer Mahar, Senior Director of Civic Initiatives at Fairmount Park Conservancy
Akiima Price, Community Liaison Consultant at Anacostia Park Project
Andy Toy, Program Officer at LISC

Resilient Cities

Katharine Burgess, Vice President of Urban Resilience at Urban Land Institute
Ian Leahy, Vice President of Urban Forestry at American Forests
Jayne Miller, CEO and Founder, Jayne Miller Consulting
Lucinda Sanders, CEO and Partner at OLIN
Chris Williams, Deputy Superintendent, Chief of Staff at Seattle Parks and Recreation

Safe, Healthy, Playful Communities

Josh Falk, Program Manager at National League of Cities
Sarah Hammerschmidt, Senior Director, Building Healthy Places Initiative at Urban Land Institute
Happy Haynes, Executive Director at Denver Parks and Recreation
Sadiya Muqueeth, Director of Community Health at Trust for Public Land
Meghan Talarowski, Founder and Executive Director at Studio Ludo