THE CIVSTART TEAM

CivStart's Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, CivStart's board of directors oversee our programming, high-level strategy, and financial health. The board of directors also includes the three co-founders of CivStart, Anthony, Sarah, and Nick, who sit as the Board Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, respectively.

Joel Carnes

Joel Carnes

Former CEO

Alliance for Innovation

Stacey EV Wood Jackson

Stacey EV Wood Jackson

Strategic Partners Manager

Amazon Web Services

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

City/District Manager

Foster City, CA

Mitch Herckis

Mitch Herckis

Senior Advisor

NYC Cyber Command

Kamran Saddique

Kamran Saddique

Co-Founder & CEO

City Innovate

Niles Friedman

Niles Friedman

Executive Advisor

Star Insights

Kristina Francis

Kristina Francis

Executive Director

Jobs for the Future Labs

Brian Purchia

Brian Purchia

CEO

Riff City Strategies

CivStart Advisor Network

CivStart advisors are seasoned state & local government industry leaders who share their time, experience, and broad knowledge based to help startups grow. Advisors support startups as mentors, judges, and/or speakers

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Barbara Cohn

Chief Data Officer

Colorado DOT

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Dean Alonistiotis

Chief of Staff for Commissioner Kim du Bucle

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)

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Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer

e. Republic

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Glenn Angstadt

Former Chief Information Officer

Chester County, PA

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Jake Williams

Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives

StateScoop

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Kristoffer Adams

Impact Initiatives Director

CivStart

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Pam Davis

Senior Management Analyst

Boulder, CO

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Scott Kubly

Former Director

Seattle Department of Transportation

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Steven Lee

CEO

Rotunda Solutions

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Zach Beecher

Director of Operations

Healthworx at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

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Bert Jarreau

Professor

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

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Doreen Raimondi

Director of Alliances and Partnerships

Avaya

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Efrem Bycer

Global Policy Partnerships

LinkedIn

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Hudson Hollister

Principal & Founder

HData

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Joseph M. Titlebaum

Founder

Black Lab Venture Studio

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Lee Johnston Jr.

Denver Regional Manager

esri

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Richard Leadbeater

State & Provincial Government Industry Solutions Manager

esri

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Scott Smith

CEO

Amplifund

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Tiffany Anzalone McCasland

Founder & CEO

Angelle Media

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Brian Purchia

CEO

Riff City Strategies

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Dr. Jonathan Reichenthal

Former Chief Information Officer

the City of Palo Alto

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Elle (Beard) Hempen

CEO & Co-Founder

The Atlas for Cities

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Jack Peterson

Director of Strategic Relations

National Association of Counties (NACo)

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Joyce Chen

Product Counsel, Integrity

Facebook

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Niles Friedman

Executive Advisor

Star Insights

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Rita Reynolds

Chief Information Officer & CORE Programs Manager

CCAP

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Sharrin Fuller

President and Founder

Benchmark Cloud

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Tim Woodbury

Director, State & Local

Splunk