Allentza Michel is an urban planner, artist, researcher and policy advocate with a background in community organizing and program design and implementation. She has 17 years of professional experience in various non-profit and public sector roles at the local, national and international level. She is Founder and Managing Principal of Power Pathways Consulting. Allentza received her Master of Public Policy from the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, where she was a Neighborhood Fellow. She was the inaugural fellow with the Association for Community Design in 2015 and the 2016 Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies. She has BAs in English and Social and Political Systems from Pine Manor College and a graduate certificate in Non-profit Management from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
Harry Smith is a Community Development and Organizing consultant with 25 years experience in the field. He most recently served as Director of Sustainable Economic Development for the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, including managing the activities of Dudley Neighbors Inc. Community Land Trust, one of the nation’s largest urban land trusts. He currently works with a number of community-based organizations on projects related to community organizing, land use, strategic planning, and support for emerging community land trusts. He earned a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.