Community Development Staff

Management and Administration

Scott Turner
Vice President, Community Engagement

Laurel Gourd
Communications and Operations Manager, Community Development

Esther Fishman
Senior Administrative Specialist, Community Development

Center for Community Development Investments

The Center for Community Development Investments is the Community Development department’s research function that conducts qualitative surveys and analyzes large-scale data sets to identify trends and emerging issues affecting low- and moderate-income communities. The Center produces informed publications and hosts nationally- and regionally-focused convenings on topics of interest to banks, policy makers, community development practitioners and academics. It is also home to the department’s Visiting Scholars Program.

David Erickson
Director, Center for Community Development Investments

Gabriella Chiarenza
Research Associate, Community Development

Laura Choi
Senior Research Associate, Community Development

Naomi Cytron
Senior Research Associate, Community Development

William Dowling
Research Associate, Community Development

Ian Galloway
Senior Research Associate, Community Development

Field Team

The Community Development field team advances solutions that address the needs of the Twelfth District’s low- and moderate-income communities. This is accomplished by regularly convening stakeholders and community partners to bring the best thinking and resources together to address these challenges and opportunities. They play a critical role within the network of low-income stakeholders by gathering intelligence, sharing knowledge, and connecting the stakeholders (banks, non-profits, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), community-based organizations, local/state government, and others) to move forward leading ideas that address the pressing needs of low-income communities.

John Moon
District Manager, Community Development

Leilani Barnett
Regional Manager, Community Development
Inland areas of California, including the Central Valley and Sacramento, and San Diego and Ventura Counties

Joselyn Cousins
Regional Manager, Community Development
Arizona, Nevada and Utah

Melody Winter Head
Regional Manager, Community Development
Southern California

Craig Nolte
Regional Manager, Community Development
Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Washington, and Guam

Lena Robinson
Regional Manager, Community Development
Northern California