Person Harvard Kennedy School

Steve Goldsmith 

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Vargas 

Elizabeth Vargas managed Living Cities’ social media and web strategies. She brings an enthusiasm for integrating digital media and traditional communications to drive social change.

Person Code for America

Christopher Whitaker 

Christopher Whitaker serves as the Brigade Program Manager for Code for America.

Person Living Cities

Ben Hecht 

Ben Hecht is the President and CEO of Living Cities, a collaborative of 18 of the world’s leading foundations and financial institutions who work together to boldly fight poverty in America’s cities.

Person Civic Tech and Data Collaborative

Alex Torpey 

Alex Torpey is a Consultant to the Civic Tech and Data Collaborative.

Person The London School of Economics and Political Science

Alyssa Campbell 

Alyssa Campbell is a current graduate student in Urban Planning at the London School of Economics (LSE), with an interest in community development and immigration.

Person Standard Treasury

Zac Townsend 

Zac Townsend is interested in technology, statistics, civic innovation, finance and financial technology, cities, positive disruption, and books. He is a co-founder of an early stage financial technology company called Standard Treasury. He is also…

Person Center for Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University

April Urban 

April is a research associate specializing in property research and consultation.

Person Living Cities

Nadia Owusu 

Nadia leads Living Cities' racial equity and inclusion, knowledge management, and research portfolios.

Person National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Kathryn Pettit 

Person Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Alicia Rouault 

Alicia Rouault leads the Digital Services Group at Boston's Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), a public agency that serves 101 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Person Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso 

Elizabeth is Associate Director of Public Sector Innovation. She works on the development of public sector strategies to foster promising public practices and accelerate the uptake of innovation across the country.

Person Communities Count

Louise Carter 

Working out of Public Health – Seattle & King County, Louise Carter leads data and communications for Communities Count.

Person Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center

Bob Gradeck 

Bob Gradeck manages the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Urban and Social Research.

Person Code For America

Catherine Bracy 

Catherine Bracy, Director of Community Organizing, oversees Code for America's community network-building initiatives, including their citizen volunteer program (the Brigade) and the international partnership program (Code for All).

Person Rise Community Development (Rise)

John Cruz, MUP 

John Cruz is the Data Management Coordinator for Rise Community Development in St. Louis.

Person CI:Now

Laura McKieran 

Laura McKieran is Executive Director of CI:Now and an Associate Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the UTHealth School of Public Health in San Antonio.

Person University of Washington Department of Health Services

Elaine Albertson 

Elaine is a lifelong Washington State resident, and a current data analyst, evaluator, and graduate student in public health at the University of Washington.

Person Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Eleanor Tutt 

Eleanor Tutt is the open data and knowledge manager at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Person Urban Institute

Sarah Rosen Wartell  

Sarah Rosen Wartell is the third President of the Urban Institute. A public policy executive and housing markets expert, Sarah was formerly deputy assistant to the president for Economic Policy and deputy director of the National Economic Council.

Person CivTech St. Louis

Laura Kinsell-Baer 

CivTech St. Louis is a nonprofit working closely with St. Louis' local government jurisdictions that is focused on introducing technology- and user-based solutions into everyday inefficiencies in government.

Person Living Cities

Crystal Li 

Crystal is a project manager with a practiced eye for operations efficiency. She uses her skills to transform the visions of social change leaders into reality.