Staff

Stacey Meadows is the Senior Project Manager at the Algorithmic Transparency Institute. She manages the development and delivery of current projects where the goal is to bring greater transparency to the digital platforms that impact our shared civic discourse. Stacey…

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Prior to his start at NCoC John was a member of the staff of the Stopping Cyber Suppression program at Common Cause, where he trained volunteer social media monitors to identify democracy disinformation in their online networks and beyond, as…

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Josh Kramer is a cartoonist, illustrator, and journalist living in Northeast Washington, D.C. His art and writing, often focused on cities and transportation, has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, and CityLab. Josh was a 2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the…

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Deepti co-leads New_ Public with Eli Pariser and Talia Stroud. New_ Public is a product studio for healthy digital public spaces: spaces where people can connect one another, build understanding across differences, and work towards shared goals AND are built to maximize plurality, equity…

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Matt Leighninger has been one of the central figures in democratic innovation over the last twenty years. As a network-builder, convener, author, commentator, researcher, and practitioner, he has helped catalyze and connect the key developments in the recent evolution of…

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Lisa Matthews is the Chief Grants Officer at NCoC. Prior to this role she serves as Program Director supporting the Board of Directors and staff in advancing the Civic Health Initiative and its Civic Health Index (CHI) program.  Additionally, Lisa…

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Allyson Laackman is a finance and operations professional who has served in senior leadership roles in Federal government, non-profit, political, and private sector organizations throughout her career.   She earned an A.B. in Finance and a Masters of Accountancy Science at…

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Joi Rae is a dedicated public servant who currently serves as Head of Operations and Partnerships at New_ Public, a project of the National Conference on Citizenship. She has previously worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Before joining…

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Taylor is the Program Manager of the Census Quality Reinforcement Task Force at the National Conference on Citizenship, where she focuses on 2020 Census issues such as data quality, and the use of census data for redistricting and federal funding. Prior…

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Jamie Engel is a Program Director at the National Conference on Citizenship. She has spent her career as a tireless advocate for public service and civic engagement. In addition to her work at NCoC, Jamie is the Campaign and Advocacy Facilitator at…

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Kyla Fullenwider is a Senior Fellow at NCoC and leads our census portfolio of work focusing on what local governments, journalists, leading digital platforms, and the public can do to prepare and participate in this crucial function of our democracy. She…

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Eli Pariser wants to help technology and media serve democracy.  At 23 years old, he was named Executive Director of MoveOn.org, where he led the organization’s opposition to the Iraq war, raised over $120 million from small donors, and helped…

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