TEAM
Becky Kelsch,
Community Development Specialist

Over 25 years of experience in both the private and educational sectors. She has very strong communication, and grant writing skills. Kelsch has met the challenges as an entrepreneur, and represented fortune 500 companies as   creative problem solver. She is highly skilled at fostering  and  developing sustainable relationships with colleagues, clients  and communities.
James Carroll, APHA, APA, IEDC
Prinicpal and Senior Community Planner

Mr. Carroll is the founder and Senior Community Planner focusing on housing economic, and community health issues. He works with clients to integrating public health and urban planning practices, to advance health equity; resulting in healthier communities Carroll holds a Master in Public Health and will complete his PhD in 2018. He earned a Bachelorís of Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Forestry. Carroll has extensive experience and training with SBA, NIH, USDA, and HUD. Mr. Carroll has worked with economic, housing and community renewal agencies throughout the northeastern United States, over the last 25 years. As an advocate for communities living healthy, he recognizes a healthy community requires a balance of economic, environmental, educational, ecological and social equity factors. Carroll strives for a collaboration of community partners, stakeholders and professionals to help clients develop strategies and polices to increase health capacities and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Strategic Partners:

RSPD
Ingalls Planning
Jennifer Brandes,
Community Development Specialist

Ms. Brandes has a variety of combined experience both in real estate and community matters.  She worked for many years as a paralegal in real estate before coming home to raise her children.  She has 2 daughters with developmental disabilities, and a son.  She serves her community as an EMT on the local ambulance service.  She is committed to the community she lives in. 
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