Community Development Institute (CDI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire people and communities to generate their own transformation. We work as a team with a shared vision, in a community-centered environment where leadership exists at all levels. Our absolute investment and passion for our work allows us to tackle the big challenges, embrace the unknown, and make a difference in the world with the utmost integrity.

We are a dynamic team over 100-plus people strong — filled with experts in all the fields relevant to realizing our mission. Together, our team has consistently delivered remarkable results — from successful outcomes for our clients to excellent financial ratings to the creation and acquisition of major national grants and contracts.

Meet our Leadership Team

CDI’s leadership has deep experience working with large and small public and private organizations — locally, regionally and globally.

Our Teams

Mark Elliott

Chief Executive Officer
Washington, DC

Trish Hershfeldt Perry

Chief Fiscal Officer
Denver, CO

Janice Moore

NIC Project Director
Denver, CO

Jessica Anderson

Associate Project Director HR/Legal
Firth, NE

Gayle Hardgrave

Assistant Project Director
Killeen, TX

 

Nila Rinehart

Senior Lead for Interim Programs
Juneau, AK

Yumiko Dougherty

Program Support Manager
Denver, CO

Lauri Gravelin

Operations Manager
Denver, CO

Lauri Hand

Special Projects Manager
Tahlequah, OK

Bridget Smith

Senior Project Manager
Decaturville, TN