Stephanie has been with LISC since mid-1998. She was previously with the City of Oakland where she developed and implemented the City’s affordable housing policies and coordinated the City’s community reinvestment programs. Prior to that, Stephanie was a consultant on housing, community development, and welfare policy issues in Southern California. Working primarily with municipalities and legal services organizations, Stephanie took on such projects as the development of local housing financing programs; the development of alternative housing policies for neighborhood community plans; and directed a research project on the effectiveness of a State welfare homeless assistance program. She has over 18 years of direct experience in the field of affordable housing and community development. A San Francisco native, she received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a master of arts degree in urban and regional planning from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Director Neighborhood Development & Communications
Margaret has been with Bay Area LISC since 2005 and is responsible for fundraising, communications, and publicity. Prior to working at LISC, she was the Assistant Director for East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation with primary oversight for Real Estate Development and Asset Management, and before that she was the Managing Director for Chinatown Community Development Center. Margaret graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Senior Program Officer, Housing
Peggy Jen has been with LISC since the spring of 2000. She develops and implements LISC work in comprehensive revitalization plans with Community Development Corporations and multiple community, public and private-sector representatives. Working with the Program 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 for affordable housing, commercial real estate, childcare centers, and other community serving activities and the California-wide LISC Housing Development Training Institute. Prior to joining LISC, Peggy worked in the housing industry for over ten years. She is a graduate of the Rutgers University in New Jersey. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley with a minor in City and Regional Planning.
Senior Program Officer, Neighborhood Community & Economic Development
Marsha Murrington joined Bay Area LISC in April 2010. Prior to joining LISC, she was employed for 15 years by the Unity Council in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, California where she instituted a comprehensive approach to developing programs and community partnerships. Marsha’s economic development accomplishments include 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; addressing quality of life issues through engaging residents in the development of parks, open space and youth recreation; fostering youth leadership through an award winning AmeriCorps program; addressing the education and social development of families through quality programs such as Head Start, Early Head Start, Family Literacy and Senior Services. Marsha has a wide range of business experience in marketing, corporate management, human resources, and small business ownership. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Program Officer, Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Stabilization
Jacob Schultz joined LISC in July of 2006. His role is to contribute to the Bay Area office's growing commercial corridor revitalization program and to manage the AmeriCorps program. Prior to joining LISC, Jacob enabled youth and communities to advocate for policies affecting their public health and trained youth and youth development workers alike on policy development and promotion, action planning, and media advocacy. He has also provided technical assistance to collaboratives in three low-income communities who were planning multi-year initiatives to provide comprehensive after-school physical activities for yourth. Jacob has a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with Afro-American Studies and Political Science majors and a minor in African Studies. He has traveled extensively on six continents.
Assistant Program Officer
Julie O'Loughlin has been with Bay Area LISC since May 2005. She is responsible for managing schedules, budgets, and data tracking systems and supports Bay Area LISC's AmeriCorps program. Prior to joining LISC, Julie worked for an environmental law firm and served as a State Senate intern. She has also volunteered to provide free legal services to low-income and immigrant communities in San Francisco. Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Public Administration from California State University, East Bay.
Katherine Rife joined LISC as an intern in 2007 and now is an program assistant providing support to LISC staff in the areas of communications, development, and affordable housing. Katherine also provides support and expertise in media and video production. Prior to joining LISC, she worked as a research fellow for the Center for Community Innovation in Berkeley. Past work includes conducting a research project on pesticide regulation in California for Latino Issues Forum and interning for the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. Katherine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy of Developing Countries at the University of California at Berkeley.