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Team Members


Executive Director
Ryan S. Sanders

Ryan has 18 years of experience as a consultant and developer in residential and
commercial real estate. Ryan’s business emphasis is on the conception, financing,
construction, implementation, management, and policy of affordable housing. He has
served as a consultant and advisor to developers, community-based nonprofits, local
governments. His intimate knowledge of the PA landscape and strong community
relations benefit his clients and affiliates immensely!

Prior to founding Urban Commonwealth CDC in 2020, Ryan served as Senior Vice
President of Real Estate with Vice Capital Group LLC. Vice Capital was started by
Former NFL Super Bowl Champion Lesean Mccoy. Ryan grew this affordable and
market housing development business to include both development and construction

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Ryan graduated from Eastern University, St
David’s, PA with a BA in Organizational Management. With an early hunger for
business and philanthropy, Ryan went on to serve on several notable boards and
committees. His catalog of appointments includes; the PA board of Pardons Advisory
Committee, PA Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, Former Harrisburg School
Board Director, and the Transition team for the current PA State Auditor General.


Ryan currently serves on the board of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square in
Philadelphia and the Aaron Donald 99 Solutions Foundation. Ryan is a member of
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia and enjoys spending time with his
son Ryan Monroe.

Executive Team

Bernice Johnson

Morgan Wylie 

Donald Mcclure

Legal Advisory Team

Joe DeFelice

Esch Mcombie

 John Henry

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