Featured Speakers

Peggy Bailey is the Vice President for Housing and Income Security at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. She oversees the Center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing, improve states’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child support programs and expand employment opportunities to housing and cash assistance recipients.

Dr. Marcie Beigel BCBA-D, Ed.D, is a behavioral expert. For 25 years, Dr. Marcie has been creating culture change; sharing her tools and strategies with tens of thousands. She helps organizations build the bridge between mental health and business. This includes how to have critical conversation with compassion, leadership skills at all levels, as well as self care practices to prevent burnout who works with organizations to build a bridge between mental health and business.

Mark A. Calabria is a Senior Advisor to the Cato Institute. He provides strategic input and direction on the federal economic policymaking process. He previously served as director of financial regulation at the Cato Institute, where he cofounded Cato’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.

Mary K. Cunningham is Vice President for Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy at the Urban Institute, where researchers and policy experts work to diagnose problems and identify solutions on issues including homelessness and access to affordable housing, fair housing and discrimination, community and economic development, land use and zoning, racial segregation, and housing and climate change.

David Lipsetz is the President and CEO at the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) and a leading expert in affordable housing and sustainable community development. David came to HAC after holding several White House-appointed positions, most recently serving as the Associate Administrator for Rural Housing and Community Facilities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA.)

Leah Rothstein has co-authored, with Richard Rothstein, a sequel to The Color of Law. Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted under the Color of Law describes how local community groups can redress the wrongs of segregation. Leah has worked on public policy and community change, from the grassroots to the halls of government.

Dennis C. Shea is the Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). His past work with the BPC includes serving as a consultant to the BPC’s blue-ribbon Housing Commission and its Senior Health and Housing Task Force. In these roles, he contributed to two landmark reports, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy and Healthy Aging Begins at Home.

Adrianne Todman is the 12th Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  As Deputy Secretary, Todman works alongside Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to ensure that HUD has the staff and tools it needs to administer and provide oversight over programs critical to supporting people and communities across the country.