Angeline Johnson, Community Connections Consulting Services, LLC
Angeline F. Johnson is a scholar and practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in community and economic development. Having served in cities throughout the U.S., she has worked with both nonprofit and government agencies to build collective synergy for community change. Angeline holds a B.A. in Geography and an M.P.A. in public administration from the University of Toledo, as well as a Masters in planning from the University of Southern California. Angeline is the founder and CEO of Community Connections Consulting Services, LLC, a national boutique consulting firm that provides one-on-one support to governmental, nonprofit, and for-profit entities whose mission align with making a marked difference in urban communities throughout the United States.
Mark Treskon, The Urban Institute
Mark Treskon is a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His current projects include an evaluation of financial coaching programs and a study measuring the effects of arts-related initiatives on community development. His research interests include housing and homeownership policy as well as neighborhood development and change. Previously, Treskon worked on policy issues around taxation, higher education, and economic development at the Center for Working Families. He has also researched housing and home lending issues for the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
Treskon has a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Chicago, a master’s in urban planning from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.
Jonathan Wessell, Grand Valley State University
Jonathan Wessell is an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University as well as chair of the Geography Education Specialty Group with AAG. He is a Ph.D. candidate in geographic education at Walden University and holds an M.A. geography from Western Michigan University. His research areas of interest include cultural geography, world regional geography, geography field study, environmental geography, geographic education, and recreation geography.
Meredith Stone, EMC Research Inc.
Meredith Stone is a senior strategy associate at EMC Research, where she has worked since 2019. Her role includes research project management, research design, data analysis, and client management for public opinion research topics such as political campaigns, public policy, parks and recreation, public health, sustainable energy, public transportation, and more. Meredith earned her bachelor’s in Geography at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2015. She then went on to earn her master’s in Geography at Ohio University, where her thesis focused on street art and the Black Lives Matter movement in Baltimore, MD. She now lives in Columbus, Ohio.