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

Kamran Saddique

Kamran Saddique

Co-Founder & CEO

City Innovate

Niles Friedman

Niles Friedman

Executive Advisor

Star Insights

Mitch Herckis

Mitch Herckis

Brian Purchia

Brian Purchia

CEO

Riff City Strategies

Kristina Francis

Kristina Francis

Executive Director

Jobs for the Future Labs

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

Dr. Peter Pirnejad

City Manager

the City of Altos Hills, CA

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

CO DOT

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Chelsea Collier

Founder

Digi.City

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Doreen Raimondi

Director of Alliances and Partnerships

Avaya

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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

VP - Content & Community

StateScoop & EdScoop

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Kristoffer Adams

Impact Initiatives Director

CivStart

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Mychal Richardson

Sr. Analyst

Radicle Impact

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Pam Davis

Assistant City Manager

the City of Boulder, CO

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Ron Mester

Founder & CEO

Power Almanac

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Sharrin Fuller

President and Founder

Benchmark Cloud

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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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Corey Marshall

Principal & Founder

Catalyze Strategies

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Doug Matthews

Assistant City Manager & CAO

City of Grand Rapids, MI

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Efrem Bycer

Global Policy Partnerships

LinkedIn

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Hudson Hollister

CEO

HData

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Jeff Friedman

Power & Utilities LEad

Amazon Web Services

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Lee Johnston Jr.

Denver Regional Manager

esri

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Nader Afzalan

Manager - Data Integration Unit

California Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency

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Richard Leadbeater

State & Provincial Government Industry Solutions Manager

esri

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Scott Kubly

Former Director

Seattle Department of Transportation

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Shonte Eldridge

Executive Government Advisor

Amazon Web Services

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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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Dean Alonistiotis

Chief of Staff for Commissioner Kim du Bucle

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD)

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Dr. Jonathan Reichenthal

Former Chief Information Officer

the City of Palo Alto, CA

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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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Joseph M. Titlebaum

Founder

Black Lab Venture Studio

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Madison Dias

Director of Sales & Business Development

Envisio Solutions Inc.

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Niles Friedman

Executive Advisor

Star Insights

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Rita Reynolds

Chief Technology Officer

NACo

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Scott Smith

CEO

Amplifund

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Stacey EV Wood Jackson

Federal Partner Development Manager

Google

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Tim Woodbury

Director, State & Local

Splunk