Staff Expertise

Urban Strategies’ staff have extensive experience as direct service providers and managers, administrators, board members, and even as founding members of grassroots faith-based and community-based organizations. Furthermore, this knowledge and experience has been almost exclusively focused on communities of color and organizations indigenous to communities in need. Urban Strategies’ cultural competency is a significant factor in impacting the effectiveness of organizations served.


Team Members

Lisa Treviño Cummins

Lorena Garza Gonzalez

Matt Rueckert
Ana Van Balen

Carla Lafayette

John Lewis
Melody Milstead

Diana Derige

Nara Hojvat-Gallin

Wayne Cummins
Rudy López
Tammy Clarke
 David “Quique” Martinez  Cristina Diaz-Hernandez Olga Rodriguez Juan Salgado

Alexandra Murphy

Dr. Blanca Enríquez




Julz Martell




Christiana Garcia