Our Team

ACT is a national community development partner committed to serving low-income urban communities with improved infrastructure, new amenities, and targeted services. ACT focuses its work at the intersection of people and place, advising for-profit and nonprofit partners in real estate project development that responds to local needs and creates opportunities for residents to learn, engage and achieve. Since its founding in 2008, ACT has worked in over two dozen U.S. cities advising clients on projects that impact low-income communities and total in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Our Staff

China Boak Terrell
China Boak TerrellChief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Richard Baron
Richard BaronHonorary Chairman of the BoardBoard President of Urban Strategies
Bill Struever
Bill StrueverBoard President
Partner, Cross Street Partners
Ben Cirka
Ben CirkaBoard Vice President
Principal, Community Hospitality Health Services CDE
Cobber Eccles
Cobber EcclesBoard Treasurer
Partner, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse
Janice Woodcock
Janice WoodcockBoard Secretary
President, Woodcock Design
(Not pictured)
Ellen Janes
Executive Director, Central Baltimore Partnership