CBN is excited to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors in January 2019!
CBN’s Board appoints a Board Nominations Subcommittee to oversee the nominations process. During fall 2018, this committee evaluated current Board strengths and gaps, created a scoring tool based on identified priority areas, solicited nominations, scored and evaluated finalists, and made a recommendation to the full Board in December.
St. Louis Housing Authority
Alana was recently appointed Executive Director of the St. Louis Housing Authority, whose mission is to efficiently build and maintain desirable, affordable housing for residents of the St. Louis area through forthright leadership, innovative partnerships, progressive technology, and expansion of new resources.
Alana has an extensive housing and community development background, spanning almost 20 years. Immediately prior to coming to the St. Louis Housing Authority, Alana was the Executive Director of the City’s Community Development Administration, where she was responsible for overseeing and directing public policy, federal programs, and regulations research for urban development programs. She managed a staff of approximately 30 professionals who are responsible for the implementation and evaluation of approximately $50 million in federally funded programs. Prior to her tenure with the City, Alana served as the Assistant Director of DeSales Community Housing Corporation, a premiere development organization.
Alana has a Juris Doctorate degree with a concentration in Urban Development, Land Use and Environmental Law and a Masters in Public Administration, both from Saint Louis University. She is the recipient of CBN’s 2017 Award for Excellence in the Public Sector and a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership program.
Alana has long been a champion for CBN and its member organizations and has worked to collaborate with and draw upon the expertise of the CBN network.
Grace Hill Settlement House
Interim ERSEA Director of Community and Housing Services
Timetria is a native St. Louisan who discovered early in life that her calling is to serve in community development. Uniquely positioned, Timetria completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Stephens College in three years. In 2015, Timetria earned her Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in social and economic development from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
After graduation, Timetria co-founded and served as Executive Director of LinkStL, a grassroots community organization focused on connecting people to possibilities and neighbors to their neighborhoods. After two and a half years serving as LinkStL’s Executive Director, Timetria seized the opportunity to serve as a consultant for the organization while serving as the Director of Community Development Programs for Grace Hill Settlement House in North St. Louis. Currently, Timetria is serving as Grace Hill’s Interim ERSEA Director of Community and Housing Services, where she leads several initiatives, including College Hill Neighborhood Solutions, a neighbor-led initiative born out of research created by Health Equity Works and Grace Hill that’s working to transform Peace Park in the College Hill neighborhood.
Timetria has worked in the Community Development sector for eight years and diligently continues her work of bridging gaps in communities, where she knows there are hidden jewels.
Beyond her professional career, Timetria is a member of the Project Connect Neighborhood Working Group (NWG), a coalition of North St. Louis City stakeholders who serve to align the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the City of St. Louis government, and the eight neighborhoods surrounding the future NGA site. Timetria has been engaged with CBN’s Organizational Capacity Building Committee and Community Engagement Action Group over the past several years and was tapped as one of the inaugural members of the Vacancy Collaborative’s Vacancy Advisory Committee in 2018. Timetria also serves as the executive assistant of Joshua House Minister Christian Church. As a neighbor in North St. Louis, her biggest investment is being a proud mother of her 1-year-old baby girl, Jade and her 4-year-old son, Ja-Mes IV, and the wife of Ja-Mes III.
Midland States Bank
Director of Community and Economic Development
David was recently promoted to Director of Community and Economic Development at Midland States Bank. In this role, David directly supervises the Regional Community Development Relationship Managers (RCDRM) in Midland’s Rockford and East Region while fulfilling the responsibilities of the RCDRM in Midland’s Southern Illinois and St. Louis Regions. Prior to moving into this new position, David had served as Midland’s Community Development and CRA Officer since joining the bank in 2014.
David has an M.S. degree in Urban Planning & Development from Saint Louis University and more than 10 years of community development experience. He serves on a number of boards and committees focused on community and economic development for local, regional and statewide initiatives, including Housing Action Illinois, Habitat for Humanity-Illinois, Rebuilding Together-Saint Louis, CareSTL Health, Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association, 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Saint Louis, Monsanto Family YMCA and the Veterans Business Resource Center. He is also highly involved in the community-based efforts of such organizations as the American Planners Association, Urban Land Institute, Council of Development Finance Agencies, United Way African American Leadership - Charmaine Chapman Society, Whitney Young Society - Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
David has been a supporter of the CBN-led Metro East Coalition over the past year and a half and was a key partner in CBN’s 2016 Ladder of Capacity Building on the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).