Staff

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

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Ravon Ruffin (she/they) is a strategist, educator, and community designer who focuses on public engagements with art, the internet, and archives to build sustainable ecosystems. Her work reconsiders place and space to more equitably tend to community IRL and URL, and to…

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Angelica Quicksey is a civic technologist with a background in public policy and urban planning. Her civic tech career began in 2012 as a ‘public service trainee’ with the City of San Francisco. Since then, she has delivered modern public…

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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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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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Nick Vlahos is the Deputy Director, Democracy Innovation at the National Conference on Citizenship. Nick is passionate about democracy, and specifically citizen empowerment and collaborative public service provisioning in contexts of inequality. He holds a PhD in political science, specializing…

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Nyki is a values-driven leader, entrepreneur, visionary, and a motivator with a heart for people and a passion to change the world. Nyki’s life and work experience combined with her interest in politics was birthing ground for the delivery of her…

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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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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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