Presenters & Moderators

Randy Albelda, PhD

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

Nancy Ashley, JD

Systems & Policy Analyst, Office of Policy & Innovation, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Elisabeth Babcock, PhD

President and CEO, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Justin Bakule, MBA

Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative

Anthony Barrows, MFA, MPA

Vice President, ideas42

Jason Bauman, JD

Policy Manager, J-PAL North America

Scott Benner

Artist, ArtLifting

Noah Berger, JD

President, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

Carson Biederman

Managing Partner, Mustang Group, President, Digital Fuel Capital

Joanna Biernacka-Lievestro, PhD

Senior Associate, Research, Family Financial Security and Mobility, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Marija Bingulac, MS

Researcher, Center for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston

Janet Boguslaw, PhD

Senior Scientists/Senior Lecturer and Associate Director, MPP Program, Heller School, Brandeis University, Associate Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy

Talya Bosch

Purpose Collaborative

Heidi Brooks, MA, MBA

Chief Operating Officer, Schott Foundation for Public Education

Nicole Carbonari, MSW

Impact Partner Coordinator, Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Michael Carr, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Charles E. Carter, PhD, LICSW

Deputy Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Julia Chabrier, MST, MPP

Policy Manager, J-PAL North America

Martha Coakley, JD

OF Counsel, Foley Hoag, LLC

Mary Coleman, PhD

Senior Vice President and COO, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Kevin Concannon, MSW

Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, USDA

Susan R. Crandall, PhD

Director, Center for Social Policy, Clinical Professor, Public Policy and Public Affairs, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston

Adele Diamond, PhD, FRSC

Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of British Columbia in Vancouver

Kathryn Edin, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

David T. Ellwood, PhD

Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

David France

Executive Director, Revolution of Hope

Karin Ganz, MS

Manager, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Washington State Department of Early Learning

Bob Giloth, Ph.D.

Vice President, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity, Annie E Casey Foundation

Isabel Gonzalez-Webster

Director, Family Child Care Department, SEIU Local 509

Jason Gortney, MA

Director, Office of Policy and Innovation, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Mark H. Greenberg, JD

Acting Assistant Secretary, United States Dept. of Health and Human Services

Steve Grossman, MBA

Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

Caterina Hill, MSc

Research Associate, Harvard Medical School, Manager of Research and Evaluation at the Family Van, Co-Investigator, Mobile Health Map

Brandynn Holgate, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Center for Social Policy, UMass Boston

Deborah Hughes, MEd

President & CEO, Brookview House

Sarah Kuck Jalbert, MS, MA

Senior Associate, U.S. Health Division, Abt Associates

Donna Jeffers, MPA, MBA

Managing Trustee, Edgewood Trust, Owner, Canneberges Becancour Management Co.

Garrison Kurtz

President, Dovetailing

Walter Lake, MS

Senior Research Associate, Financial Security and Mobility Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Darlene Lombos

Executive Director, Community Labor United, Vice President, Greater Boston Labor Council

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, MPP

Director, Income and Work Supports, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Jeffrey McCue, MPA

Commissioner, Department of Transitional Assistance, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Boston, Massachusetts

Margaret Miley, MS

Strategic Advisor, The Midas Collaborative

Tonja Murphy

Employment Readiness Specialist/ Mobility Coach, The Prosperity Center of Greater Jackson at Midtown Partners, Inc.

Yunju Nam, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo

Nisha Patel, MSW

Executive Director, US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, Urban Institute

Liz Powers, MSc

Co-founder and Chief Happiness Spreader, ArtLifting

Anne E. Price, MA

President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Chera D. Reid, PhD

Director of Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation, The Kresge Foundation

Trudi Renwick, PhD

Assistant Division Chief, Economic Characteristics, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Celeste Richie, MPP

Director, Social Innovation Fund Portfolio, Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Ryan Rippel, JD

Strategy Advisor for U.S. Poverty and Economic Mobility Initiatives, Gates Foundation

Jacqueline Rivera, MSW, LSW

Director of Family Services, PRAB, Inc.

Nicole Rose

Assistant Director, Quality Practice and Professional Growth (QPPG) Division, Washington State Department of Early Learning

Nicki Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MPA

Associate Vice President of Capacity Building, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Swati Saxena, PhD

Research Lead, Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana

Jack Shonkoff, MD

Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University and Director, Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Delphia Simmons, MBA

Director of the Passport to Self-Sufficiency™, Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Marylou Sudders

Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Stanford L. Thompson

Founder and Executive Director, Play On, Philly! and Chairman, El Sistema USA

Nicole Truhe, MPA

Government Affairs Director, America Forward

Nancy Wagman, MCP

Kids Count Director, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center

David R. Williams, PhD

Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Ashley Winning, ScD

Vice President of Research and Evaluation, Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)

Khaing P. Zaw, MA

Statistical Research Associate, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Duke University