Our People.

Common Future is only as strong as its people. Everyone has something unique to contribute to the big task of shifting wealth and power into marginalized communities. We are more than a team, we’re a collective of community leaders, funders, expert faculty, and entrepreneurs.

We hold ourselves to the following culture values:

Our Culture Values
  • We place equity at the center of our work.
  • We are the communities that we serve.
  • We embrace experimentation in the face of change.
  • We expand our thinking to reimagine what’s broken.
  • We take a collective approach to solving problems.
  • We model a new way of working.
Our Network

Network Leaders

Network Leader_Erika Seth Davies

We exist to unite and uplift the leadership network. The Network consists of people on the frontlines—community practitioners, place-based foundation leaders, and impact investors—who have participated in our programs and connect over a shared agenda. We build opportunities for collaboration across the Network and seek out ways to resource their efforts to build equitable economies.

Learn about their stories and ways to connect.

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Team

Nathelie Ashby: Orrick Racial Justice Fellow
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Mark Casillas: Revenue Associate
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Steffani Clemons: Manager of Portfolio Advancement
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Oscar Rodriguez Cruz: Revenue Specialist
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Ronilsy Diaz: Systems Specialist
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Cristina Diaz-Borda: Digital Content Producer
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Joi Edwards: Manager of Knowledge and Policy
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Jessica Feingold: Chief Strategy Officer
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Rodney Foxworth: Chief Executive Officer
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Andrew Galicia: Operations Associate
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Sara Lee Wolfe García: Portfolio Initiatives Manager
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Eric Horvath: Director of Capital Strategies
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Steph Hsu: Strategic Operations Manager
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Kathryn Jaynes: Creative Services Specialist
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Allison Jones: Vice President of Brand & Storytelling
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Rakiba Kibria: Director of Revenue
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Charissa Laisy: Director of Digital Fundraising
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Cristina Lara-Agudelo: Manager of Funder Learning and Investments
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Vivienne Lee: Managing Director
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Emily Mochizuki Lutyens: VP of Portfolio Strategy
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Alexa McNaul: Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
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Caitlin Morelli: Director of Special Projects, Office of the CEO
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Jennifer Njuguna: Chief Operating Officer
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Lauren Paul: Director of Partnerships & Policy
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Andrea Perdomo: Director of Portfolio Advancement
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Ana Ramos: Manager, Capital Strategies
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Adrienne Russman: Director of Knowledge and Insights
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Melonie Tharpe: Director Portfolio Initiatives
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Joann Lee Wagner: Vice President of People Operations
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Katheryn Witt: Director of Funder Learning & Investment
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Lotus Wong: People Manager
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Board

Miriam Warren (Co-Chair): Chief Diversity Officer, Yelp
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Anthony Chang (Co-Chair): Partner at Manzanita Capital Collective
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Tyler Nickerson (Secretary): Vice President, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Meadow Didier (Treasurer): Director, Nonprofit Finance Fund
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Alexandra Aquino-Fike: Social Justice Advocate and Philanthropic Executive
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Jorge Blandón: Senior Director, Arrow Impact
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Harold Pettigrew: Executive Director, Washington Area Community Investment Fund
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Nikki Pieratos: Executive Director, The Tiwahe Foundation
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Akilah Watkins: President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Community Progress
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Janelle Williams: Senior Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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