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Our Team

Get to Know

Our Team of Experts

Our expanding team of professionals brings decades of experience inside and outside city halls and state and federal government agencies to the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation. Our team members offer their expertise to help mayors, city leaders, state and federal executives and their staffs sharpen their skills and meet the needs of local communities with solutions rooted in the latest research and design techniques. Learn more about our staff.

Our Leadership Team

Amanda Daflos

Amanda Daflos

Executive
Director

Executive Director

Amy
Miller

Amy Miller

Director of Strategy & Operations

Director of Strategy & Operations

Jovan Hackley

Jovan Hackley

Jovan Hackley

Communications Director

Communications Director

Justin Entzminger

Justin Entzminger

Innovation
Director

Innovation Director

Tracy Colunga

Tracy Colunga

Civic Engagement Director

Civic Engagement Director

Mai-ling
Garcia

Mai-Ling Garcia

Digital
Director

Digital Director

Francisca
Rojas

Francisca Rojas

Academic
Director

Academic Director

Bloomberg Public Innovation Fellows

Tommi
Laitio

Tommi Laitio

Public Innovation Fellow

Public Innovation Fellow

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Terrance Smith

Terrance Smith

Public Innovation Fellow

Public Innovation Fellow

Our Staff

Kenya
Abney

Kenya Abney

Digital Practice Administrator

Digital Practice Administrator

Alkeyna Aldridge

Alkeyna Aldridge

Senior Advisor,
Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor,
Civic Engagement

Kandice Alexander

Kandice Alexander

Talent Acquisition Specialist,
Innovation

Talent Acquisition Specialist,
Innovation

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Cory
Anderson

Cory Anderson

Program Manager,
Experiential Learning

Program Manager,
Experiential Learning

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Clay
Braggs

Clay Braggs

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Marcus Braithwaite

Marcus
Braithwaite

Events Manager

Events Manager

Kiarra
Byrd

Kiarra Byrd

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Renata Campante

Renata
Campante

Senior Advisor,
Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor,
Civic Engagement

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Sarah Chandler

Sarah
Chandler

Project Manager,
Innovation

Project Manager, Innovation

Wei-Wei
Chi

Wei-Wei Chi

Research
Data Analyst

Research Data Analyst

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Tiffany
Collins

Tiffany Collins

Public Innovation Corps Program Manager, 
Innovation

Public Innovation Corps Program Manager, Innovation

Joseph
Cruz

Joseph Cruz

Practice Administrator, Civic Engagement 

Practice Administrator,
Civic Engagement

Liana Elliott

Liana
Elliott

Liana Elliott

Senior Advisor,
Public Innovation

Senior Advisor, Public Innovation

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Jamia Ferrell

Jamia Ferrell

Administrative Coordinator, Innovation

Administrative Coordinator, Innovation

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Tamika
Gauvin

Tamika Gauvin

City Support Lead,
Innovation

City Support Lead, Innovation

Alejandra Garcia

David
Glore

David Glore

Associate Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

Leigh Graham

Leigh Graham

Leigh Graham

Senior Advisor, Innovation Research

Senior Advisor, Innovation Research

Juliahna Green

Juliahna Green

Juliahna Green

Service
Designer

Service Designer

Jacquelyn Handsome

Jacquelyn Handsome

Network
Coordinator

Network Coordinator

Anna
Harris

Anna Harris

Product
Manager

Product Manager

Jack Hau

Jackson
Hau

Jackson Hau

Marketing
Associate

Marketing Associate

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Rajan
Hoyle

Rajan Hoyle

Senior Advisor,
Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Jack Hau

Dan
Hymowitz

Dan Hymowitz

Program Officer,
Innovation

Program Officer, Innovation

Abby Miller

Abby
Miller

Abby Miller

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

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Vonesha Mitchell

Vonesha Mitchell

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Senior Writer

Senior Writer

Jarrett Nguyen

Jarrett Nguyen

Associate Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

Alex
Pudlin

Alex Pudlin

Senior Advisor,
Data & Insights

Senior Advisor,
Data & Insights

Nancy Padden

Nancy Padden

Nancy Padden

Program Administrator, Fellowships and Faculty

Program Administrator, Fellowships and Faculty

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Senior Advisor,
Digital

Senior Advisor, Digital

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Anita
Reid

Anita Reid

Executive
Assistant

Executive Assistant

Raquel Rodriguez-Fadraga

Raquel Rodriguez-Fadraga

Creative Director

Creative Director

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Nafissa
Sall

Nafissa Sall

Love Your Block Summer Associate
Program Vista

Love Your Block Summer Associate
Program Vista

Sam
Sharff

Sam Sharff

Product
Coordinator

Product Coordinator

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Racceb
Taddesse

Racceb Taddesse

Senior Advisor,
Innovation

Senior Advisor, Innovation

Abeke Teyibo

Abeke
Teyibo

Abeke Teyibo

Content Marketing Specialist

Content Marketing Specialist

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Lisa
Twiss

Lisa Twiss

Training and Learning Specialist, Innovation

Training and Learning Specialist, Innovation

Deontaye White

Deontaye White

Deontaye
White

Practice Administrator, Innovation

Practice Administrator, Innovation

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Ayanna Williams

Ayanna
Williams

Project Manager, Innovation

Project Manager, Innovation