Our team is made up of tech geeks, government experts, and technology industry leaders who are dedicated to improving their communities.
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.
Maryann Kongovi is Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CfA, she ran Google’s Independent Full Service Agency business unit in the United States where her responsibilities included strategic planning, sales, product adoption, recruiting and people development...
Chief Administrative Officer
Meghan Reilly joined Code for America in August, 2010. After graduating from the University of Colorado she moved out West to join The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco team. She participated in their rigorous training program and spent four years learning the hospitality industry. She then moved…
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
Alicia is a former Code for America fellow and co-founder and CEO of urban planning software, LocalData. Before coming to CfA, Alicia worked in economic development and urban planning…
Ecosystem & Partnerships Team
Monique supports the partnerships and ecosystems team by engaging with all the Brigades across the network. She helps them build a stronger community by connecting them, capturing best practices and providing resources for growth and sustainability. Monique...
Program Manager, Brigade
Hannah Young joined Code for America in December 2012. Before moving to San Francisco and getting bit by the startup bug, she worked in Wisconsin newsrooms, the U.S. House of Representatives, and on numerous political campaigns...
Becca joined Code for America in May 2014. As Programs Coordinator, Becca works across all five of Code for America’s programs, helping to further institutionalize program integration...
Content and Community Manager
Caitlin joined Code for America in November 2015 to build and launch a community of practice around specific issues within economic development.
Senior Director of Community Engagement
Nicole Neditch brings her experience working in local government, digital technology, and community development to Code for America, where she oversees the organizations key objective to grow and support an active network of individuals, organizations and government partners.
Research & Editorial Coordinator
Debs Schrimmer joined Code for America in August 2014. As Research and Editorial Coordinator, Debs helps develop resources for local government staff and community organizers to use modern technology tools to foster collaboration, improve internal government processes...
Greg Johns has worked in a wide range of industries over the course of his career. He began his career in the New York City area where he worked at an one of the first companies to offer online brokerage services and extended his career into investment research working at Smith Barney,…
Focus Area Team
Director of Economic Development
Efrem leads Code for America’s efforts to help governments better leverage open data and civic technology to support their economic development efforts. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a Manager, Economic Development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation…
SaraT L. Mayer
Senior Director, Health and Human Services
SaraT (ST) Mayer leads Code for America's work to leverage civic technology and user centered design to transform the health and human services engagement landscape. Prior to joining CfA in November 2015, ST worked at the San Mateo County Health System as their Public Health Director...
Jenny Montoya Tansey
Director of Safety and Justice
Jenny leads CfA's public safety and criminal justice related work. She previously provided training and support to California counties on jail population management, pretrial programs, and access to health coverage and treatment at Californians for Safety and Justice...
Marketing and Communications Team
A passionate advocate for storytelling and social change, Zoe most recently served as Communications Manager at Global Fund for Women, one of the largest publicly supported grantmaking organizations focused exclusively on women's rights...
Director of Marketing
Jaime-Alexis Fowler joined Code for America as Director of Marketing in June 2014. Jaime-Alexis most recently served as Deputy Director at Exhale, overseeing organizational operations, programs, and strategy. Prior to that, she spent six years…
Data & Analytics Manager
Matthew Loveless joined Code for America in 2014. Before CfA, Matthew worked on data integration and management at the U.S. Department of Energy, the Democratic National Committee, and Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign...
Molly is a designer and typography geek passionate about social justice. As a 2014 Code for America fellow in Long Beach, she helped design a new process for city staff to coordinate to reduce 911 calls. Previously, she designed print and digital projects for federal public health agencies at CommunicateHealth...
Leticia joined Code for America in late 2014, after working with us on a project basis for a few months. Leticia’s background is in Marketing and Event-planning and includes Dignity Health and The Pour House...
Brenda Stone joined Code for America in 2015. She brings a broad HR knowledge with experience from both for-profit and non-profit organizations...
Carolina joined Code for America in 2013. Originally from New York, she moved to the Bay Area after graduating from Boston University with a degree in psychology. Her diverse career spans from working in the non-profit sector to healthcare and retail operations. In her spare time, one will catch her volunteering...
User Experience Lead
Colleen Cotter is a user experience research expert, joining Code for America from IDEO.
Norris is a designer and front-end developer with a special enthusiasm for design thinking, typography, information design, and web development. He joined Code for America in 2015 and focuses on the Digital Front Door initiative...
Product Manager, Health Team
Jacob is a policy analyst and project manager from Oakland. Most recently, he studied the quality of care for mentally ill veterans, the forthcoming Medicaid expansion, and medical marijuana policy in California at RAND Corporation. Previously, he worked as a Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir Technologies. Jacob studied Economics at Occidental College.
Designer, Health Team
Alan is an urban planner, designer, and community strategist. Most recently he lead the Community team at Neighborland, a civic ideation platform. Alan’s early experience as a community organizer informed his work as a spatial analyst and urban planner in post-Katrina New Orleans. In 2011, he joined…
A year before joining Code for America in August 2015, Chi was finishing up her public health degree and soaking up the sun in Tucson...
Senior Development Manager
As Senior Development Manager, Jessica focuses on foundation relationship management and grants administration. She joined Code for America in April 2015, a recent San Francisco transplant from the great city of New York...
Tomas Apodaca joined Code For America in 2015. He's an engineer, focusing on the Code for America API and the Digital Front Door initiative. He previously worked as an Application and Data Specialist at The Asia Foundation, where he helped build an API for the 2014 Indonesian elections and…
Engineer, Health Team
Dave Guarino is a software engineer focused on increasing access and dignity in the social safety net. His primary interests these days include duct-taping programmatic APIs onto legacy government interfaces, data processing/ETL, and strategies for analytic rigor in early-stage product development…
Developer Relations Engineer
Andrew Hyder is a civic hacker who enjoys making apps and maps. He is the developer relations engineer at Code for America where he travels the world helping volunteers build useful technology for their cities. As a 2013 CfA Fellow in Kansas City…