Eighty-two professionals in real estate development, planning, design, engineering, finance, and health care from around the globe have been selected to participate in the fourth cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. Due to the unique circumstances resulting from the pandemic that have required this cohort to be virtual, program administrators have increased the number of health leaders accepted for Cohort 4, which has been split into two subcohorts for programming.

The Health Leaders Network is designed to empower real estate and land use professionals with the skills, knowledge, and networks to improve health outcomes in their professional practice and communities.

Throughout 2021, Cohort 4 health leaders will convene virtually for forums and webinars, interact with Health Leaders Network alumni, and work in small groups on a project designed to help land use professionals communicate the value of health equity. More information regarding the program can be found at http://www.uli.org/healthleaders, and additional opportunities to get involved with ULI and the Building Healthy Places Initiative can be found on Navigator. Cohort 4 health leaders are listed below by geographic region. Click on each name to learn more about this year’s participants.


U.S. Northeast

Andrea Hsu–associate principal, Ennead Architects | Andrew Seeder–senior associate, research and metrics, Conservation Law Foundation | Carolyn Placke–program officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) | David Tepper–principal, Ennead Architects | Erika Eitland–research analyst, Perkins + Will | Jessica Elliott–designer, Hart Howerton | John Macomber–senior lecturer, finance unit, Harvard Business School | Joseph Karanja–student, master of science in real estate development, University of Buffalo | Julia Africa–biophilic design and landscape research consultant, Independent Consultant | Justin Lyon–senior project manager, Kimley Horn | Kenneth Johnson–owner and manager, Architecture, Urban Design, and Policy LLC | Michelle Grossman–project manager, SBI Consultants Inc. | Robyn Wardell–research assistant and master’s student in city and regional planning, Cornell University | Samantha Adolphe–senior project manager, Convention Center Development Corporation/NYS Empire State Development | Sarah Welton–vice president, International WELL Building Institute | Stephanie Becker–director of community development, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation | Yogesh Saoji–planning and urban design leader, senior associate, DLR Group

U.S. Midwest

Arathi Gowda–associate director, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) | Bill Ledger–senior associate, director of health care design, Design Collaborative | Bryan Zundel–landscape architect and urban planner, area leader for the urban design and planning cross sector, HDR Inc. | Celena Green–founder, FoundRE Inc. | Chloe Gurin-Sands–manager, health equity and planning, Metropolitan Planning Council | Douglas King–vice president, health care sector lead, Project Management Advisors Inc. | Erik Wood–grant writer, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers | Jolene Saul–senior vice president, Brinshore Development | Joseph Duffy–executive director, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation | Luke Leung–director, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) | Menaka Mohan–principal planner, city of Saint Paul | Paul Mellblom–principal, MSR Design | Ryan Cambridge–planning practice leader, senior associate, Browning Day | ShoMari Payne–founder, Rust Belt Neighborhood Development Corporation | Sonia Deal–founder and CEO, DEAL-C2 LLC | Todd Meyer–principal, Community Development, Stantec Consulting Services Inc.

U.S. South

Ashley Bussey–associate, SL Nusbaum Realty Co. | Brian Blazejak–senior associate, Hord Coplan Macht | Brian Sykes–health care practice leader, Perkins + Will | Cassidy Mutnansky–health in all policies planner, city of St. Petersburg, Florida | Christina Long–principal and founder, Vertical Architecture Enterprises LLC | Cynthia Beckham–principal, health care studio leader, SmithGroup | Donna Henry–public health professional, Independent Consultant | Grant Meyer–director, project management, Fletcher Group Inc. | Ivy Thompson–senior planner, Prince George’s County Planning Department | Jessica Reeves–assistant general counsel, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare | Laura Thomas–sustainability program administrator, city of Largo, Florida | Lisa Cutshaw–senior landscape architect, Summit Design & Engineering | Mary Burkholder–associate principal, BAE Urban Economics | Melanie Brown–president and CEO, Restoration 52 LLC | Rafael Murillo–senior associate, urban design, Page | Stephen Samuels–vice president, Innovation and Impact Investing | TeMaya Eatmon–regional corporate account manager, WallyPark Airport Parking | Tonya Bradley–special projects strategist, American Civil Liberties Union of Texas

U.S. West

Beatriz Guerrero Auna–equity and public health senior planner, city of Santa Rosa, California | Coreen Paul–principal, AIM Consulting | Cristina Greavu–senior associate, Architect, MKThink | David Rojas-Rueda–assistant professor, epidemiology, Colorado State University | Ed Hernandez–real estate broker and consultant, Bay East Legacy & Assoc. | Elizabeth Levin–partner, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP | Fiona Ruddy–project developer, Mercy Housing California | Hannah Hobbs–job captain, Steinberg Hart | Jan Hurley–developer, Independent Consultant | John Batey–director of housing and neighborhood development, Wyoming Community Development Authority | Kate Beck–senior public utilities regulatory analyst, California Public Utilities Commission | Kelly Hagarty–senior director of sustainability, Verdani Partners | Lindsay Radford–regional leader of health care consulting, HOK | Lisa Clark–founder and president, Global Regenerative Zero Waste Communities Inc. | Lori Holleran–special programs manager, Arizona Housing Inc. (AHI) | Phil Hart–founder and managing partner, BioMed Development Group LLC | Piers MacNaughton–director of health strategy, View Inc. | Sandra Miller–senior development program manager, Seattle Housing Authority | Treasure Sheppard–analyst, Los Angeles County Development Authority | Victoria Nichols–partner, ZGF Architects | Yann Taylor–president, Field Paoli Architects

Berjit Takhar–senior adviser, MaRS Discovery District | Jesse Klimitz–director, Business Development and Human Space, BDP Quadrangle | Khatereh Baharikhoob–senior urban designer, DIALOG | Rod Yeoh–principal, DIALOG


United Kingdom

Eime Tobari–director, COCREATIF Limited | Marketa Nosalova–development manager, TOWN | Michael Chang–program manager, planning and health, Public Health England



Anupam Yog–researcher, Conscious Cities Index

ULI is grateful to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ULI Foundation Governor Randall Lewis for their support of the ULI Health Leaders Network.