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Colby is the Managing Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, the national center at the intersection of community development and health, and a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Institute where the Network is housed. Colby leads Network strategy, programs, and partnerships, managing a team and National Advisory Council working to shift healthcare investments toward solving intergenerational poverty in partnership with community development.

Prior to her current role, she was the Director of Policy and Research at Pacific Community Ventures where she helped create the (then) G-8-initiated Global Learning Exchange on Social Impact Investing, and led global research projects and convenings focused on the role of policy in impact investing working with the World Economic Forum, UK Cabinet Office, Omidyar Network, and others. At Capital Impact Partners, she developed and launched the US-based Cornerstone Partnership (now Grounded Solutions Network) on affordable homeownership. She publishes in global and domestic field literature, and serves on boards and advisory groups nationally. She is a NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Colby lives in Park City, Utah with her family.

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