Colleen is the Co-Executive Director of Build Healthy Places Network. She brings over 20 years supporting community development strategies that advance health and racial equity. Previously, Colleen was the Director of Programs at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the country’s largest community development nonprofit. In this role, Colleen directed multiple initiatives supporting cross-sector collaborations in community-led efforts across New York CIty.
Before joining LISC, Colleen worked for PolicyLink, a national organization that advances economic and social equity, and the Neighborhood Parks Council, a nonprofit advocate for parks and open space in San Francisco. Colleen also served as a Municipal Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala. She currently serves on the Partners for Better Health Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Texas, Austin.