Melissa Mailloux, AICP

Principal and Co-Founder

Since 2005, Melissa built her career as a research and planning consultant working directly with clients throughout the US. She leads many of Mosaic’s housing and community development planning projects, including fair and affordable housing studies, housing need assessments, consolidated plans, and other revitalization efforts. In each of these assignments, Melissa brings data analysis expertise to investigate demographic patterns, development trends, and their meanings for one another. Her background also includes stakeholder outreach, from conventional approaches like meetings and surveying to creative efforts to reach community members where they are.

Prior to co-founding Mosaic, Melissa’s work focused on residential and retail market analysis, including studies for affordable, mixed-income, and market-rate housing. She contributed to multi-disciplinary planning efforts, working closely with land and transportation planners, urban designers, and historic preservationists. Melissa holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Georgia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in Math from Berry College. 

Jeremy D. Gray, AICP

Principal and Co-Founder

Jeremy is a planner, consultant, and project manager with extensive public and nonprofit sector experience designing solutions to community needs. His background includes management of dozens of consolidated plan and/or fair housing engagements, leadership in urban neighborhood revitalization efforts, and development of collaborative regional and multi-state issue-based plans. Jeremy has held mayoral appointments to homelessness and housing policy-making bodies, a position as deputy director of the CDBG, HOME, ESG, and NSP programs for a large metro Atlanta county, and speaking engagements on planning and equity issues. As a Mosaic principal, he leads many of the firm’s consulting and planning projects, integrating Mosaic’s industry-leading public engagement strategies to ensure equitable planning outcomes.

Jeremy is an expert public meeting facilitator and is skilled in stakeholder engagement techniques. He is a Certified HOME Program Specialist, Certified LIHTC Professional, and has been trained in the NCI Charrette System. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College & State University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy from Oglethorpe University. 

Jessica Fisch, PhD, AICP 

Senior Planner

Jessica is an urban planner and researcher with a passion for collaborating with communities in proactively planning for more equitable development. On the Mosaic team, she engages with local governments, residents, and stakeholders to integrate diverse local knowledge into planning for housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community development, with a focus on developing community-specific solutions to local challenges.

Before joining Mosaic, Jessica worked in urban planning, neighborhood revitalization, and affordable housing in New Orleans and Atlanta and conducted research on how social capital shapes the inclusion of equitable development priorities in green infrastructure planning. She holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans. Jessica is a member of the American Planning Association and holds AICP certification. 

Jessica Gay

Associate Planner

Jessica is an urban planner whose work is driven by her passion for economic and racial justice. At Mosaic, she carries out research that supports the team’s housing and community development project plans. When performing these analyses, she holds a holistic perspective that recognizes the complex ways that communities interact with each other and their surroundings.

Prior to joining Mosaic, Jessica worked in the community development and revitalization division of the Texas General Land Office. Previous experience includes a fellowship in the conservation field and research on long-term affordable housing strategies and the dynamics between sustainable development and equity. She holds a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin and bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University.

Madison Hughes

Associate Planner

Madison is an urban planner with a graphic design background and a passion for integrating the two. She has a special interest in working with and preserving art districts and historic minority districts like historic gay districts and ethnic enclaves. Madison started with Mosaic in 2022 and is excited for the chance to use her skills to work with fair housing and other social justice issues through the lens of urban planning. Her past work has included producing a development evaluation for Oklahoma City’s 39th Street District and assisting in developing a corridor plan for a section of 23rd Street in Oklahoma City.

Prior to working with Mosaic, Madison worked as a graphic designer for 5 years. She decided to make a career change that would allow her to combine her interest in design with social issues she is passionate about and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master’s Degree in Regional and City Planning in 2021. Madison lives in Oklahoma City with her two dogs, two cats, and a tortoise. 

Heaven Lucero Silva

Associate Planner

Heaven is an urban planner with a background in urban studies, public policy, and sustainability. As a first-generation Mexican-American born and raised in Chicago, she grew up understanding life in the city was experienced differently by her family and her community. While in college she changed her career focus to the planning field where she could study the various challenges affecting people and the places they live in from gentrification and displacement to environmental justice and inequitable policies that have historically and continue to influence the quality of life for marginalized people.

Heaven joined Mosaic in the fall of 2022 and is excited to support the company’s partners throughout the U.S. in assessing fair housing and other socioeconomic needs for their communities. Prior to joining Mosaic, Heaven conducted research around the challenges and opportunities for growing an inclusive green infrastructure industry and workforce in Chicago. She holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and recently earned her certification as a TreeKeeper for Chicago’s urban forest. 

Kelley Gray, Esq.

Senior Consultant

Kelley is a licensed attorney with a practice focused on land use, zoning, and fair housing law. Kelley’s litigation experience has included representation of clients in all stages of applications for land use zoning and permitting, including presenting at public hearings before city and county zoning authorities; representation of a provider of community housing for persons with disabilities against a county government following denial of a conditional use permit; and representation of a developer of senior housing against a city following denial of rezoning/development applications.

In addition to her work litigating zoning cases related to the federal Fair Housing Act, Kelley has provided point-by-point analysis of more than 50 zoning codes and land use policies to support Mosaic’s fair housing studies. Kelley earned her J.D. in 2008 from the University of Alabama and is an active member of the Georgia Bar.

Frank Lee

Associate Consultant

Frank is a versatile planner with community development experience in both the municipal and nonprofit sectors. As a local government planner, he has routinely handled rezoning, variance, and ordinance amendment requests and supported review of residential and commercial development proposals. In the nonprofit sector, Frank’s planning work with the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation and Koreatown Youth and Community Center involved development of neighborhood-level planning documents for ethnically diverse communities, the facilitation of community workshops, and spatial analysis of community assets in the Los Angeles area.

Frank holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Pittsburgh University; he has also received intensive training through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s (LISC’s) Affordable Housing Development Training Institute. 

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