Executive Leadership

Our leaders believe in an equitable opportunity where all children and families are stable and thriving. All voices are acknowledged and promoted. All systems are positively aligned and equally contributing. Our leadership upholds that families remain at the center of our usage of data to support our work and our expertise as thought leaders.

ESTHER SHIN

President and CEO

Esther Shin is President of Urban Strategies, Inc.
She leads a team of professionals with expertise
in human capital and economic development
to assist communities across the United States.
Esther believes that all residents want safe,
vibrant neighborhoods to work, live, and play.

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Donovan Duncan

Executive Vice President

Donovan Duncan is an Executive Vice President for Urban Strategies, Inc. who has more than ten years of experience in the development and housing industry.

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Alecia Leonard

Regional Vice President

Alecia Leonard is a Regional Vice President who provides overall strategic and operational direction for USI’s sites in Minneapolis, MN, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, and Tulsa, OK.

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Tyronda Minter

Vice President of Educational Initiatives

Tyronda Minter serves as part of the Executive Leadership team working with local education staff and community partners in multiple neighborhoods and cities across the country.

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Eva Mosby

Regional Vice President

Eva E. Mosby is a Regional Vice President who oversees Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE to develop and implement data-driven strategies to assist our families in thriving and self-sustaining communities.

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Kristie Stutler

Regional Vice President

Kristie Stutler is Regional Vice President for Urban Strategies, Inc. who works with staff across the southern region using a results-based approach to improve conditions of well-being for families served by Urban Strategies.

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Alicia Walter

Regional Vice President

Alicia Walter supports equity-focused, place-based initiatives that work to build healthy urban communities for the residents of San Antonio.

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NATIONAL LEADERS

To support ALL children and families becoming stable and thriving, a team of dedicated, educated professionals is needed to help move the needle forward in the lives of the families from Sacramento, California to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; in communities from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Miami, Florida; and every inspiring neighborhood in between.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

USI’s commitment to supporting families on their journey to stable and thriving is found not only in the implementation of programming initiatives at the community level but also through data-driven, thought-provoking content meant to elevate the conversation to aspire changes at the policy and national conversation level. This thought leadership includes our Stories of US blog, opinion editorials, policy briefs, and national recognition for expertise in the field.

USI Hurricane IDA Support Fund

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