Meet Our Experts

Our Team

Our expanding team of professionals bring decades of experience inside and outside city hall and state and federal government agencies to the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation. Team members offer their expertise to help mayors, city leaders, state and federal executives and their staff 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

Strategy & Operations Director

Strategy & Operations Director

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

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

William Archer

William Archer

Events Manager

Events Manager

Kiarra Byrd

Kiarra Byrd

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer

Renata Campante

Renata Campante

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Joseph Cruz

Joseph Cruz

Civic Engagement Practice Administrator

Civic Engagement Practice Administrator

Liana Elliott

Liana Elliott

Senior Advisor, Public Innovation
Senior Advisor, Public Innovation

Ngozi Edoh

Ngozi Edoh

Data Analyst

Data Analyst

Chaeny Emanavin

Chaeny Emanavin

Senior Advisor, Digital

Senior Advisor

Jamia Ferrell

Jamia Ferrell

Executive Support

Executive Support

Alejandra Garcia

Alejandra Garcia

Love Your Block VISTA Leader
Love Your Block VISTA Leader

Leigh Graham

Leigh Graham

Senior Advisor, Innovation Research
Senior Advisor, Innovation Research

Jacquelyn Handsome

Jacquelyn Handsome

Network Coordinator

Network Coordinator

Abby Miller

Abby Miller

Abby Miller

Senior Advisor, Public Innovation
Senior Advisor, Public Innovation

Anna Harris

Anna Harris

Product Manager

Product Manager

Jen Horton

Jen Horton

Network Program Manager

Network Program Manager

Colin Murphy

Colin Murphy

Senior Writer

Senior Writer

Jarrett Nguyen

Jarrett Nguyen

Product Coordinator

Product Coordinator

Nancy Padden

Nancy Padden

Program Administrator, Fellowships and Faculty
Program Administrator, Fellowships and Faculty

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

Senior Advisor, Digital

Senior Advisor, Digital

Nikola Pavelic

Nikola Pavelic

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Alex Pudlin

Alex Pudlin

Senior Advisor, Data & Insights

Senior Advisor, Data & Insights

Raquel Rodriguez-fadraga

Raquel Rodriguez-fadraga

Creative Director

Creative Director

Ben Stone

Ben Stone

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Senior Advisor, Civic Engagement

Deontaye White
Deontaye White
Innovation Practice Administrator

Innovation Practice Administrator