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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.

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.

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
Policy Analyst
Hal Martin
Policy Economist
Lisa Nelson
Community Development Research Manager
Ann Marie Wiersch
Senior Policy Analyst

Regional Outreach

Bonnie S. Blankenship
Regional Community Development Advisor
Region: Southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky
Drew Pack
Regional Community Development Advisor
Region: Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia panhandle