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Donna Boyce

Liaison from the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty

With experience gained in government, NGO/non-profit and private-sector, Donna Boyce is a subject matter expert (SME) on disaster recovery, resilience planning, community, economic revitalization and affordable housing.

Working with all levels of government, Boyce has successfully developed policies, then created, implemented and managed publicly and privately-funded programs supporting traditionally underserved individuals/families and communities.

Boyce’s recent work includes research and development of plans to improve multiple bottom line ROI for public contracting, technical assistance on COVID-19 CARES Act and ARP recovery small business and rental assistance programs as well as ARP implementation.

Donna’s American Bar Association’s service includes as a Commissioner on Homelessness & Poverty Commission, a member of State & Local Government’s Resilience Institute and Resilience Task Force and ongoing engagement after formal service on the ABA Standing Committee on Disaster Response & Preparedness.

As a NIST Community Resilience Fellow, Boyce provided policy expertise on underserved population program administration as well as practical, community-level insights on state and local government, funding and resilience challenges/opportunities.

Donna is on the boards of Community Advocates (LI, NY affordable housing), Natural Hazard Mitigation Association and recognized by State University of New York-Farmingdale Social Justice Institute as a Social Justice Distinguished Scholar.

Boyce earned a BA in History and Political Science from State University of New York-Albany and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.