Our Advisory Board

The Small Business Anti-Displacement Network Advisory Board includes representatives from diverse sectors, organizations, geographic regions, and backgrounds who advise the leadership and staff on all phases of the work. They include nationally and internationally renowned scholars, nonprofit leaders, and small business advocates that bring experience in economic and community development, entrepreneurship, commercial real estate and finance, commercial gentrification, and related issues.

Anna Marie Cruz

Western Regional Manager, Inner City Capital Connections

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Derek Peebles

Executive Director, American Independent Business Alliance

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Dionne Baux

Director of Urban Programs, Main Street America

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Joyce Pisnanot

Deputy Director, The National Coalition for Asian American Community Development

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Karen Chapple, Ph.D.

Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

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Larissa Ortiz

Managing Director of Public and Non-Profit Solutions, Street Sense

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Levar Martin

Chief Program Officer, National Association of Latino Asset Builders

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Lyneir Richardson

Co-founder and CEO, Chicago TREND Corporation

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Steve Hall

Senior Director of Small Business and Economic Development Lending, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

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