Who We Are


David Schrayer

David Schrayer

Executive Director

David is responsible for managing CSN’s robust consulting practice, driving value-add programming, convenings, and thought leadership for the social purpose real estate and shared services sector, managing staff, ensuring financial sustainability, activating an international network of nonprofit member spaces, and building/maintaining relationships with partners. David began his career in real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s working as a tradesman for a design-build firm on residential and commercial projects. Seeking to make his career in the third sector, David relocated to New York City where he found his calling in developing affordable housing and mixed-use projects in the Hell’s Kitchen and Loisaida neighborhoods of Manhattan. Since then David has had the joy of working in a variety of roles from affordable housing management and development to assessing disaster recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans to sitting on nonprofit and governmental boards related to affordable housing. Since 2013, David’s professional focus has been on shared nonprofit spaces across North America. David loves what he does and believes that creating permanent community-held assets through nonprofit spaces is key to promoting social equity.


Elizabeth O'Brien

Elizabeth O’Brien

Program and Partnerships Manager

Currently Denver-based, Elizabeth has spent the majority of her career in the nonprofit and international education sectors, and has also lived in Colombia, Chile, and Spain. After completing her BA in Communication Studies at Colorado State University, she began her work with nonprofits in the Denver area, particularly with the Denver Justice and Peace Committee. She then joined EF Education First, working with teachers to provide international education opportunities to their students. After spending some time teaching herself, she then became the Director of Recruitment for Volunteers Colombia where she focused on membership recruitment and program management. Working in several shared spaces throughout her career, Elizabeth knows firsthand how quality workspace can affect the capacity and effectiveness of an organization. She is a strong believer that equitable design and quality space are incredibly powerful tools to help organizations achieve their goals and is so grateful to work with so many people and organizations who also believe in the power of social purpose real estate to positively impact their communities.


Allison Hensley

Allison Hensley

Membership & Administrative Coordinator

Allison has a background in community engagement in the public and nonprofit sectors in North Carolina. She has worked at the local government level in cultural arts and recreation facilities, developing programs and events that meet the needs of diverse communities. In the arts and culture environment, she has seen that shared spaces are often a pivotal resource for organizations and individuals in serving their community and fulfilling their mission. She is excited to work with the CSN membership and support the field of social purpose real estate. Allison holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master of Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield.


Steering Committee

Faisal Abid

Director, Property Management
TSNE, Boston, MA

Faisal Abid has spent the entirety of his career managing nonprofit spaces. He’s a strong believer in the role that such spaces play not just for our sector, but also for the community as a whole. He has been serving as Director of the Property Services team for 3 years, and has led TSNE’s property related work since 2011. In this role he oversees all of TSNE’s properties including the NonProfit Center of Boston, a multi-tenant office, meeting, and shared space for nonprofits in the heart of downtown Boston that opened in 2004. The NonProfit Center holds regular workshops, conferences, and events throughout the year and currently is home to 52 nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. Faisal and his team also oversee The Link, a co-working, training, and event space built in partnership with Boston Properties and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority to catalyze workforce development in the region. In addition to these, Faisal and his team manage multiple other properties in the Boston area, aimed towards providing spaces for communities to thrive. Faisal and his wife also perform around the Greater Boston area under the name Faisal Emily Music.

Sean Condon

Director of Social and Economic Innovation
Vancity Community Foundation, Vancouver, BC

Sean is the Director of Social and Economic Innovation for the Vancity Community Foundation and brings an extensive background of social enterprise management and consulting to the steering committee. Prior to his current role, he was a the Managing Director of 312 Main, a social and economic innovation centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that houses more than 40 impact organizations. Sean led the project for four years and helped ensure it met its social impacts and was financially sustainable. In addition, Sean was the founder of Megaphone, a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia by people experiencing homelessness sand poverty. Sean helped build Megaphone into an award-winning social enterprise that worked with more than 300 marginalized people every year and put more than $100,000 annually into the pocket of its vendors.

Graig Donnelly

Proxy, Detroit, MI

Graig Donnelly is President of Proxy, an owner’s representative for mission-based organizations that want to improve their physical environments in order to uplift their people and their purpose. Graig was born and raised in 80’s – 90’s Detroit, where he watched and learned from neighbors and community leaders as they fought to better their communities on their own terms. Grounded in his education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture & Community Development, Graig believes that we all deserve good design — his passion is to help Detroiters achieve the beautiful and inspiring spaces that they deserve to be in.

Lorraine Duff

Steering Committee Co-Chair
SPRE Consultant
Toronto, ON

For over 35 years, Lorraine Duff has been working in community development, funding or management related to the community and health sectors. Lorraine is currently a consultant for social purpose real estate projects, and previously was the Director, Community Impact Special Projects for United Way Greater Toronto. Related projects to CSN include development of community hubs and beginning a new process related to social purpose real estate. At United Way she previously managed the Neighbourhoods Strategy and funding to agencies. She has worked with different levels of governments to support development and funding of community based services and community health centres. She has worked as a community worker, social services counsellor, employment support worker, and community planner in five different community agencies. As Executive Director of a Community Health Centre, she was committed to integrated primary care, social services and community engagement.

Jimiyu Evans

PCCI, Atlanta, GA

Jimiyu teamed up with PCCI in 2008. As the Co-CEO he provides organizational leadership to include our rapid re-housing programs, agency culture, board development, business management, fundraising, community relations and impact. A sought after thought leader, Jimiyu has presented and spoken on panels locally and nationally to promote best case practice within homeless services and affordable housing development. Jimiyu is the current Board Treasurer for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and co-developer with Mercy Housing SE of 117 units of affordable housing – Thrive Sweet Auburn, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens

Director of Community Leadership
Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Sarasota, FL

Dr. Kameron Hodgens joined Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Sarasota, FL in the spring of 2022 after having worked for 15 years in senior level administration for two local human service organizations. As a member of the Community Leadership team, she works closely with her local nonprofit, civic, and governmental organizations to leverage funds from multiple sources with the ultimate goal of maximizing impact and positive change. Kameron is passionate about using data to guide decision making in efficient and effective ways. Her undergraduate degree in psychology is from Florida State University and she has a Masters and a Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. You can find her in the kitchen cooking delicious new recipes and or at her favorite place on the beaches of Anna Maria Island with her family.

Rachel Sikora

Steering Committee Co-Chair
Director of Consulting – Design & Construction
IFF, Detroit, MI

Rachel Sikora is the Director of Consulting – Design & Construction with the Detroit-based Real Estate Solutions team at IFF, a nonprofit lender and real estate developer that helps communities throughout the Midwest thrive by facilitating supportive facilities solutions in early childhood education, K-12 education, health care, and affordable housing. Throughout her career, she has focused on the development of facilities that inspire, build, and advance community. Rachel has worked closely during her tenure at IFF with nonprofit organizations in strategic planning and implementation, most notably leading the development of the new early learning center on the innovative cradle-to-career campus at the former Marygrove College in Detroit. Prior to joining IFF in 2016, Rachel spent 10 years with Brailsford & Dunlavey, a national program management firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

Remy-Anne Viajar

Director, Social Purpose Real Estate – SCNP
Sobrato Philanthropies, Mountain View, CA

Remy-Anne Viajar joined Sobrato in 2008. As Director of SPRE, Remy-Anne leads all aspects of the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits (SCNP) program, including strategy, tenant selection and community programming, while continuing to lead operations and manage the onsite team. She has supported the program in various roles, including Property Manager and Center Coordinator overseeing property related inquires, capital and construction projects, vendor management, as well as daily events and operations of the conference center. Before joining Sobrato, she worked for the City of Milpitas, Parks and Recreation department. A Bay Area native, she holds a B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Management from San Jose State University. Remy-Anne is an active member of BOMA Silicon Valley where she serves as a Board Director, and also serves on BOMA International’s Community Service committee.

Candice Zhang

Policy Advisor
Ontario Nonprofit Network, Toronto, ON

Candice Zhang is a policy advisor at the Ontario Nonprofit Network, working to create an enabling policy environment for inclusive economic development and nonprofit
sustainability. Her work focuses on community wealth building, social purpose real estate and volunteerism. Before joining ONN, Candice has pursued various opportunities in policy analysis, research, and project management with a number of organizations, including the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto Youth Cabinet, the HIV Legal Network, and the Simon Fraser University Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue. Candice holds a Master’s Degree in Global Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Queen’s University.