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Kathy Schwab
Executive Director
(513) 723-2114
kschwab at  

  Cincinnati real estate development veteran Kathy Laker Schwab has been the Executive Director of LISC since December 2008. She brings to LISC an expertise in real estate, having spent 20 years of her career running her own real estate brokerage, management and development company. A life-long urban advocate, Schwab helped to established the first SID (special improvement district), Downtown Cincinnati Inc., where she served as Vice President of Residential Development from 1998 to 2004. There she was responsible for formulating and executing strategies for residential revitalization in the urban core. She has also directed the formation of at least two CDCs in Cincinnati, and has served as a development consultant to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, the University of Cincinnati, 3CDC and the Uptown Consortium.

Schwab is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she serves as a member of the UC Real Estate Executive Advisory Council.



Kristen Baker
Program Officer
kbaker at

Kristen Baker joined LISC in May 2011 as Assistant Program Officer, and has over ten years of experience working in the region’s nonprofit community, both in direct service and program oversight roles. She provides oversight and technical assistance to Financial Opportunity Centers funded through the Social Innovation Fund. Kristen has a B.A. in Sociology and Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton.






        Noam Gross-Prinz  

  Noam Gross-Prinz
Assistant Program Officer
nprinz at

Noam joined LISC in 2014 after working for New York City based nonprofits for four years and operating an urban planning and nonprofit management consulting practice for two years. In his role as Assistant Program Officer at LISC, he will provide technical assistance to neighborhood partners in support of community development initiatives and assist with the expansion of LISC’s public policy presence in the Greater Cincinnati community. Noam has a B.A. in architecture and urban design from Hampshire College and a Master of Urban Planning from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.




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Lisa F. Carson
Program Assistant
(513) 723-2112
lcarson at

  Lisa joined LISC in 2007. She oversees the local HUD Section 4 grant program, addressing the compliance requirements, payment disbursements and site visits for the sub-recipients. Lisa enjoys gardening, graphic editing and NFL.