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Dana is a pioneer and thought leader in civic design, bringing deep experience to that space. After working with banks, insurance companies, and tech companies for decades to improve experiences for their customers and workers, Dana takes that knowledge to…

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Denice Ross is a Senior Fellow at the National Conference on Citizenship, and a Fellow at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. Currently, her main focus is on tech and data issues related to the 2020 Census, and…

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Kathryn Quintin is the Partnerships Manager at the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, whose mission is to increase nonpartisan student voting and engagement on college campuses. She was previously the Programs Manager at Asian and Pacific Islander Vote (APIAVote) where…

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Nicco Mele is a lecturer in public policy and was previously the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He took over leadership of the Center in 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President and Deputy Publisher of the Los…

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Kaitlyn Dowling is Project Manager for Algorithmic Transparency at the National Conference on Citizenship. Kaitlyn’s background in digital communications includes serving as the Senior Editor in the Information Disorder Lab, housed in the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy…

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Karishma Shah is the Census Disinformation Project Coordinator at the Algorithmic Transparency Institute. She is also a Fellow at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. While pursuing a MPhil in International Relations and a Certification in…

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Cameron Hickey is the Project Director for Algorithmic Transparency at the National Conference on Citizenship. He leads an effort to develop methodologies and tools for collecting and analyzing data to increase transparency about how large digital platforms impact society. Hickey…

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John moved to Melbourne, Australia at age 18 to complete an internship in Empathetic Marketing, and moved on to complete a degree in philosophy at the University of Melbourne with supplementary studies in psychology and creative writing. John began his…

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Sterling Speirn was appointed Senior Fellow for NCOC on July 1, 2019. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer in 2018 and 2019.  He is the past President and CEO of the Peninsula Community Foundation now the Silicon Valley Community…

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As a member of the Civic Renewal Team, Jeff Coates is responsible for organizational priorities that include conducting research, performing data analysis as part of the Civic Health Index initiative, and evaluation of programs. As Director of Research and Evaluation,…

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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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Angela Holden has over seven years of administrative experience supporting a variety of organizations in the field of media, construction and healthcare. Previously, Angela served as an executive assistant for a nonprofit organization that helped underserved populations gain access to…

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