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Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) is made up of experts and leaders who reflect the diversity of the Fourth District and represent issues of concern to underserved and lower-income individuals and communities. These experts and leaders are focused on topics such as financial health, housing, small business, workforce development, and community development investments.

The CAC helps to inform the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Development staff, senior leadership, and president about current and emerging economic and social issues and trends impacting underserved and lower-income individuals and communities in the Fourth District. This information is used to help guide the priorities of the Community Development Department.

Council Resources

Meeting Details

Current Members

Eric P. Avner
Eric P. Avner
Vice President and Senior Program Manager, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, People’s Liberty
Keith Burwell
Keith Burwell
President and Chief Executive Officer, Toledo Community Foundation
Heidi L. Gartland
Heidi L. Gartland
Vice President of Government and Community Relations, University Hospitals
Presley L. Gillespie
Presley L. Gillespie
President, Neighborhood Allies
Ernest E. Hogan
Ernest E. Hogan
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
David James
David James
Superintendent, Akron Public Schools
Tawana S. Jones
Tawana S. Jones
Community and Economic Development Operations Manager, Montgomery County Development Services
Bryan K. Kieler
Bryan K. Kieler
Director of Lending in Ohio, IFF
Edwin King
Edwin King
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kentucky Housing Corporation
Breen Masciotra
Breen Masciotra
TOD Project Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County
August A. Napoli
August A. Napoli
President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Greater Cleveland
Jillian Olinger
Jillian Olinger
Senior Research Associate, Housing & Civic Engagement, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
James M. Stark
James M. Stark
Chief Executive Officer, Fayette County Community Action Agency, Inc.
Stephanie Stiene
Stephanie Stiene
Director of Financial Wellness and Volunteer Engagement, Brighton Center, Inc.
Danny R. Williams
Danny R. Williams
President and Chief Executive Officer, Eliza Bryant Village