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Ashley Abercrombie - Liberty City Director

Ashley is passionate about transformation in people, communities and neighborhoods. She is committed to developing sustainable solutions to felt needs through a restorative justice model, through partnership and collaboration, and desires to see change at both the individual and institutional level. Ashley discovered this passion over the 14 years she lived in Los Angeles, where she met and married her husband Cody, and birthed their little boy, Levi. Her experience includes working strategically with city and state government of Los Angeles, and California, law enforcement through four divisions of LAPD, alongside a variety of non-profits, the business and faith community, for the collective goal of social change. She has started and built strong volunteer teams to close gaps in areas like education, homelessness, human trafficking, missions and food deserts.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Founder and Chairman, Paul Andrew and his wife Andi, began Liberty City in 2011 out of a desire to partner across multiple sectors (including city government, law enforcement, NGO’s, business and faith communities)to affect change for the greater good. Paul was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, where he experienced more than two decades of leadership roles spanning NGO’s, government, and faith-based organizations. For ten of those years he was Director of a network of community youth centers funded by local, state and federal Australian government departments. He later spent several years as a keynote speaker and executive coach in the corporate sector. Today, Paul and Andi are also the Lead Pastors of Liberty Church, our sister organization and largest supporter in both finance and volunteers. The church began in 2010 with just a handful of passionate pioneers and a only few short years later it has become a thriving faith community with multiple locations across New York City and beyond.

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Brian Harper is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties, which is a real estate investment company based out of New York City. Rouse currently has a portfolio which consists of 24 million square feet of shopping centers across 21 states in the U.S. Mr. Harper was one of the original "key" members of the team that was instrumental to the formation of the company and the initial public offering which took place in January, 2012. Prior to serving as CEO, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer as well as the Executive Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions. Prior to Rouse, Mr. Harper was previously the Senior Vice President of Leasing for GGP, where he was employed for five years. While employed by GGP, he oversaw the leasing efforts of a $2.0 billion multi-state portfolio. Prior to joining GGP, he was a Vice President at RED Development and an Associate at Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services, LLC. Mr. Harper has been involved with all facets of real estate from new development, asset repositions, distressed real estate and stabilized asset management. Throughout his career, Mr. Harper won several awards, including Chain Store Age's 10 Under 40 in Real Estate. He has served as a panelist for a number of industry conferences and is a frequent guest lecturer to several leading universities. Overall, Mr. Harper has over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Harper holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas.

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Tiffany Winbush is a public relations and digital marketing professional with almost 15 years of experience working with nonprofits, educational institutions, entrepreneurs and more. She also takes pride in mentoring students in her role as an adjunct professor at Berkeley College. Tiffany lives in NYC with her tech entrepreneur husband, daughter and infant son. She is passionate about empowering women and girls and volunteers regularly with the over 100 year-old public service organization Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is an appointed Board Member for New York City's local Community Board and volunteers with the children and youth of Liberty Church NYC.

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Darrell Cheng is a life-long New Yorker and dedicated to serving the local communities. By working with neighbors, corporations, non-profits, and churches, he aims to foster collaborative efforts to raise up vulnerable populations in Brooklyn. He encourages everyone to not only think about ‘who is my neighbor?’, but also consider how to serve others lovingly and honorably.

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Heath grew up in rural Tennessee and later studied International Relations at Boston University where he developed a strong passion for social justice and international development. At BU he also met his future wife through a campus ministry. Interested in foreign service and community development, Heath joined the Peace Corps and taught English in northern Mozambique for two years, where he discovered he really enjoyed teaching young people. In 2009, after a six month layover in Toronto, Ontario, Heath and Emily (and a baby on the way) moved to New York so he could attend Teachers College at Columbia University. Nearly eight years later, Heath continues to enjoy teaching high school history. He and his wife are also excited for the next adventure in 2017, as they make preparations to pastor the new Liberty Church community in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. One of Heath's favorite things to do in New York is taking his two sons to the American Museum of Natural History.

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Mr. Crichlow has over twenty two years of business experience with the last six focused specifically in the financial industry. Lincoln brings a unique blend of entrepreneurial and corporate leadership expertise including starting one of the world’s leading luxury food & beverage brands as well as working directly with some of the best Fortune 100 companies. Most recently he was Director Investment Banking at INTL FCStone Inc., a Fortune 500 financial services firm. Lincoln was responsible for sourcing, financing and investing in small to middle market companies and also managed both capital raises and roadshows for various companies throughout the US. He holds the following FINRA lincenses: Series 7, 63, & 79.

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Nicole Reyes is a gifted and dynamic communicator and author, who travels and speaks at churches, conferences and events around the world.  Nicole pastored at Oasis Church in Los Angeles for 14 years, and has led in a number of different areas of church life since she was 19 years old. She currently resides in New York City as the Teaching Coach at Liberty Church and Director of Liberty Foundation, a global missions organization pioneering local churches globally and helping the hurting around the world.