WHO WE ARE
Park Road Advisors (PRA) looks to partner with nonprofits, corporations, foundations and government agencies that are committed to enhancing affordable housing and safe and healthy communities. We thrive on developing strategies that foster economic empowerment and work closely with our clients to enhance financial stability among low-to moderate-income communities.
Empowering communities through collaboration.
Our Mission: Enable community-based organizations to excel.
Brian Cusick is committed to the distribution of economic opportunity and understands fully the critical contributions of safe, affordable and healthy housing. With over 20 years in the financial services and nonprofit industries, he has had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, the nation’s most innovative leaders in economic and community development. Brian brings his passion and experience to the office everyday and has received numerous honors for sales excellence, customer service and entrepreneurship.
Brian is a skilled communicator with the proven ability to engender trust and cooperation from colleagues, senior management and community members. While at Fannie Mae’s Office of Charitable Giving, he managed the David Maxwell awards, the James Johnson Community Fellows program and the NeighborWorks® America Achieving Excellence leadership development program at Harvard University. As program manager, he worked closely with the leadership of many nonprofits and directed grant-making strategies to identify and recognize the nation’s most innovative affordable housing, homelessness prevention and community development programs. Additionally, Brian managed Mortgage Focus, a mortgage industry bench-marking survey of cost, productivity and profitability among mortgage lenders; and presented survey findings with participants’ senior management and at national conferences.
Brian received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Business Administration from Greensboro College and he earned a MBA degree from Emory University.
Anna Christ holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Lab in Alexandria Virginia. As a grant writer, Anna has worked with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations including Yoga Activist in D.C. and the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Maryland. A strategic thinker who brings the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to help deepen and expand philanthropic partnerships, she thoroughly believes in the power of storytelling and that through grant writing you have the power to educate and empower.
Jacqueline Small is passionate about helping non-profits reach their fundraising goals and is skilled in establishing and expanding relationships with donors to secure significant support. Jackie has more than 20 years experience of prospect research and development, fundraising program development, and grant writing for not-for profits focused on human services, education, arts and humanities, international and domestic relief, health care and youth development. She is knowledgeable about corporate, foundation and government grant programs, and is a skilled proofreader, editor and proposal writer.