Who We Are

Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders, who are dedicated to improving their communities. We’re looking for creative, collaborative people to help.

Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Pahlka

    Founder and Executive Director

    Jennifer is founder and executive director of Code for America. She recently served as US Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House, where she helped found the United States Digital Service.


  • John Lilly

    John Lilly is a partner at Greylock Partners with a focus on consumer Internet and enterprise software. Prior to Greylock, John was CEO of Mozilla, the organization behind Firefox, an open source Web browser used by more than 400 million people. John also co-founded Reactivity, an enterprise security…


  • Stacy Donohue

    Stacy Donohue is a Investment Partner at the Omidyar Network. She brings broad technology, strategy, and financial expertise to Omidyar Network’s Media, Markets & Transparency initiative, managing investments in Government Transparency across the United States and Latin America. In this role,…


  • Nigel Jacob

    Nigel Jacob is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics for the City of Boston. With an extensive background in collaborative, citizen-facing technology projects, Nigel Jacob co-founded the Office of New Urban Mechanics – a civic innovation incubator within Boston’s City Hall.…


  • Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Inc. Considered by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world, O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, Strata: The Business of Data, the Velocity Conference on…


  • Shona Brown

    Shona Brown joined the executive team of Google in 2003 and was responsible for building both the People Operations and Business Operations groups. In 2011, she took on the role leading all of Google’s technology for social impact efforts and in January of 2013 she became a Googler Emeritus and moved…


    • Brett Goldstein

      Brett Goldstein is currently the Senior Fellow in Urban Science at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. In this role, he advises governments and major universities around the world on how to use data to inform smarter government decision-making and leads research projects using big data and analytics to better understand urban ecosystems…


    Advisory Board

    • Eric Ries

      Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business, published by Crown Business. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted…


    • Andrew Greenhill


      Andrew Greenhill is the Mayor’s Chief of Staff for the City of Tucson. He has worked extensively on wide-ranging issues facing Tucson and Southern Arizona such as water, transportation, environmental sustainability, urban planning, economic development and local government reform. Andrew’s strong…


    Speaking requests

    Some of Code for America's speakers include Founder and ED Jennifer Pahlka, CTO Michal Migurski, Communities Program Director Catherine Bracy, and Product Director Cyd Harrell.

    We're also happy to contact Fellows, Brigade Captains and the Board.

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