About Us

​C-VS offers community-building solutions by providing consultation, interrelated services, and partnership opportunities driven by distinguished cross-sector networks and strong community alliances.

 

Our Objective

  • Offer social enterprise solutions and strategies that strengthen community-based organizations and small businesses

  • Create replicable community-wealth building initiatives within underserved communities

  • Leverage extensive professional expertise and networks for greater outcomes

  • Facilitate joint venture opportunities for larger and scalable opportunities

  • Generate fiscal and social returns without compromising triple bottom-line objectives

 The Team

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Steve Shaff

Founder & CEO

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Taner Bennerson

Founding COO

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Aaron Shalom

Resource Development Director

Senior Advisors

Community-Vision supplements its own expertise and impact by collaborating with proven social enterprise advisors, experts, and direct service providers from a variety of community-building sectors.

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Andrea Miller

Senior Advisor

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John Settles

Senior Advisor

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Jim Epstein

Senior Advisor

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Alan Rosenblatt

Senior Advisor

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Leon Rock 

Senior Advisor

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Michal Shuman

Senior Advisor

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Iva Kaufman

Senior Advisor

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Neil Seldman

Senior Advisor

Board of Advisors

C-V Solutions has assembled a distinguished Board of Advisors, change agents, thought leaders, and community stakeholders. They represent a network of networkers that help expand our social mission impact.

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Jenny Kassan

Attorney 

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Raj Aggarwal

 Provoc,
President and Lead Strategist

 

Victor Ramirez

 Salvadoran American COC,
Vice President

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Kim Bryden

 Cureate,
CEO

Andy Shallal 

 Busboy and Poets,
Founder

 

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Stephen Clapp

 Dance Box Theater,
Principal

 

Andrew Fellows

  University of Maryland, 
Director of CCC 

 

Dave Feldman

  Virtues Matter, 
Co-Founder 

 

Gabriela Lemus 

 Maryland Latinos Unidos,
Executive Director

 

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Ed Lazere 

 DC Fiscal Policy Institute,
Founder

 

Jim Schulman 
Alliance for Reginal  Cooperation,

Founding Executive Director
 

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Ethelbert Miller  

 Literary Activist & Writer


 

Carla Perlo 

 Dance Place,
Founding Director Emerita

 

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Vernon Allemby 

 ARELA Partners,
Founder