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Staff Leadership

Marsha Murrington
Senior Program Officer
mmurrington@lisc.org 

Marsha Murrington joined Bay Area LISC in April 2010 where she oversees the neighborhood and economic development work for the organization.  She is currently spearheading the Social Innovation Fund drawing from her extensive economic development experience that she gained during her 15 years of employment with the Unity Council in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California. 

While at the Unity Council, Marsha instituted a comprehensive approach to developing programs and community partnerships that included accomplishments such as: developing a LISC sponsored urban neighborhood Main Street program that transitioned to a business improvement district; establishing social enterprise businesses to create jobs for low-income residents; developing micro-enterprise opportunities through a public market business incubator; building a workforce development program with a One Stop Career Center and an industry sector partnership with educators and employers; and addressing the social development needs of families through quality programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, Family Literacy and Senior Services.  Marsha has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Peggy Jen
Senior Program Officer
pjen@lisc.org

Peggy Jen develops and implements Bay Area LISC’s work in comprehensive revitalization planning with community developers and other community, public and private-sector representatives.  Working with the Executive Director, city officials and private-sector representatives, Peggy assembles the financial resources necessary to implement comprehensive neighborhood development strategies.  She underwrites and monitors loans and grants to produce and preserve affordable housing.  Peggy also oversees Bay Area LISC’s participation in the California-wide Housing Development Training Institute, a year-long comprehensive training for project managers, and Advanced Housing Development Training Institute, an in-depth training for senior project managers.

Peggy has worked in the affordable housing field for over ten years before joining LISC in 2000. She holds a Masters in Urban Planning from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley with a minor in City and Regional Planning.

Roxanne Carrillo Garza, MSW
Healthy Richmond Hub Manager
Bay Area LISC
rcgarza@lisc.org

Roxanne Carrillo Garza is the Hub Manager of the Healthy Richmond, Building Healthy Communities Initiative which is a 10 year initiative funded by the California Endowment (TCE). Roxanne works with TCE, numerous community partners, systems leaders and community stakeholders; to develop collective policy advocacy strategies to improve health, safety, schools and neighborhood environments, as well as economic development opportunities.

Prior to joining Bay Area LISC in 2013, Roxanne was a Public Health Program Manager for Contra Costa Health Services where she worked on environmental justice, alcohol policy, neighborhood improvements and violence prevention efforts across Contra Costa County. Roxanne was the Allocations and Planning Director for United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Service Planning Area (SPA) 1 and Program Manager for El Nido Family Services a social service non-profit agency providing counseling and family support services to disadvantaged communities in LA County. Roxanne received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and her Master's Degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kate Landberg
Administrative Assistant
klandberg@lisc.org

Kate Landberg joined Bay Area LISC as an Administrative Assistant in 2013, and became a Program Assistant in 2016. She oversees day to day administrative operations for Bay Area LISC, manages grants and contract management, and provides logistics for all Bay Area LISC trainings (including the Housing Development Training Institute and Commercial Corridor trainings). Prior to joining Bay Area LISC, Kate provided administrative support for a local ship management government contractor.

Kate has been involved in an annual house-building trip in Tijuana, Mexico through a local community group since 2004, during which a small group of youth and young adults lead and participate in building homes for families in very low-income Tijuana communities. She has held a leadership position on this trip since 2011, and served as Trip Director in 2015 and 2016. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies from Chapman University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in International Studies at the University of San Francisco.

 
 
Ryan Bealer
Healthy Richmond Assistant Program Officer

Ryan joined Bay Area LISC in 2016 as Assistant Program Officer for the Healthy Richmond Initiative. He is a recent graduate from the school of social welfare at UC Berkeley, with a focus in management, planning, and affordable housing. Ryan has lived and worked in the Bay Area for 6 years, serving a wide range of communities and working on a variety of different projects ranging from hip-hop group therapy to using technology to improve shelter services for survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking. Ryan is also a musician and artist, offering public performances in both San Francisco and Oakland.