Bob Van Meter has served as executive director of Boston LISC since March 2008. Previously, he was the executive director of the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation from 1993 until 2008, and a project manager and real estate director at the Fenway Community Development Corporation before that. Bob served as a board member of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations for ten years and as board chair for two years. He spent eight years as a community organizer in Chicago and Boston with Illinois Public Action, Massachusetts Fair Share and the Massachusetts Tenants Organization.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he studied anthropology. He is also a graduate of the Development Training Institute and the Achieving Excellence in Community Development program sponsored by Neighborworks America in partnership with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He helped to develop the New View co-housing community outside of Boston where he has lived with his family for fourteen years.