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About Us

Working from three cities—Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati—our Cleveland Fed community development team of economists, policy analysts, and outreach specialists upholds the Bank’s mission of promoting stable, sustainable communities and fair and impartial access to credit while fulfilling our function’s mission of promoting the economic resilience and mobility of low- and moderate-income (LMI) and underserved individuals and communities.

The States of the Fourth District

We serve the community by conducting applied research and analyzing data and trends; sharing findings and policy implications through publications and webinars, in face-to-face meetings, and at conferences; and convening meetings that bring together key players in community and economic development. Through both quantitative and qualitative research, we strive to provide credible, evidence-based support and solutions for our constituents.

Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) helps to inform the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Development staff and senior leadership about current and emerging issues and trends impacting underserved and lower-income individuals and communities in the Fourth District. Learn more and meet the members.

Meet the Team

Emily Garr Pacetti
Vice President and Community Affairs Officer
Mary Helen Petrus
Assistant Vice President
Layisha Bailey
Community Development Analyst
Kyle D. Fee
Senior Policy Analyst
Matt Klesta
Senior Community Development Analyst
Hal Martin
Policy Economist
Lisa Nelson
Community Development Research Manager
Zoe Slater
Outreach Coordinator
Ann Marie Wiersch
Senior Policy Analyst

Regional Outreach

Ken Surratt
Community Development Outreach Manager
Region: Districtwide
Bonnie S. Blankenship
Regional Outreach Manager
Region: Southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky
Treye Johnson
Regional Outreach Manager
Region: Northeast, Northwest, and Central Ohio
Drew Pack
Regional Outreach Manager
Region: Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia panhandle