Our Team


SPARCC Leadership

The SPARCC initiative is a partnership among Enterprise Community Partners, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The SPARCC Executive Team leads a broader team comprised of staff from each of the partner organizations that leverages expertise in data, capital, communications, policy, knowledge sharing, and systems change to support local site work and advance SPARCC’s broader goals.

SPARCC Executive Team

Anne Griffith, Enterprise Community Partners

Rachel Bluestein, Low Income Investment Fund

Sasha Forbes, Natural Resources Defense Council

Key Program Contacts 

Site Coordinators: James Yelen (Enterprise), Anna Ravindranath (Enterprise)

Policy & Systems Change: Sasha Forbes (NRDC)

Capital Strategies: Sondra Ford (LIIF), James Yelen (Enterprise)

Climate Strategies: Mikyla Reta (NRDC)

Learning Community: Catherine Cox Blair (NRDC), Jazmin Gargoum(NRDC)

Communications: Nick Collins (LIIF), Karen Whitaker (Enterprise), Catherine Cox Blair (NRDC)


SPARCC is proud to partner with a range of exceptional organizations working to advance the initiative’s goals and support the work of the partners and sites.