BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of practitioners dedicated to building the field of public interest technology.

Jenn Noinaj

President (LinkedIn, Twitter)

Jenn Noinaj is a design leader passionate about using human-centered design to solve society’s most pressing challenges. Most recently, Jenn led the Public Interest Technology Workforce project at the Beeck Center where she focused on understanding the needs of the workforce and identified solutions to make the field more inclusive. Prior to this role, she worked in the federal government at the U.S. Digital Service where she partnered with various agencies to transform digital services, building capacity in technology and design and championing a user-centric culture. Jenn has also worked in the private sector where she helped teams shape the strategy and vision of their products and specialized in designing and delivering digital solutions.

Stephanie Cain

Vice President (LinkedIn)

Stephanie Cain is a Human Centered Design Specialist with the Colorado Digital Service (CDS), one of the first state digital service teams. As a founding member of CDS, Stephanie is helping to shepherd strategies and practices for the state while working on high-impact projects like the COVID-19 response and resources for incorporating human-centered design practices in the procurement and contracting process. Prior to this role, she worked at Code for America, Clover Health, and Pivotal Software where she championed product strategy, participatory design methods and user research.

Cyd Harrell

Secretary (LinkedIn, Twitter)

Cyd Harrell is a UX researcher and product manager who got hooked on civic tech at early 2010s hackathons. Since 2012, Cyd has focused her career on public interest tech, working with the Center for Civic Design, where she led research for Field Guides 7, Designing election department websites, and Code for America, where she headed User Experience and then Product. Cyd joined the federal government’s 18F in 2016 and served as a Strategy Lead and then as 18F’s first Chief of Staff. Cyd is currently consulting as Service Design Lead with the Judicial Council of California, helping improve the UX of the civil justice system. She is the author of the 2020 book A Civic Technologist’s Practice Guide, an onboarding guide and survival manual for tech people joining public sector work. Over the years, Cyd has been a mentor to many people in the field, and she is dedicated to a more inclusive, more capable, and better coordinated public interest tech movement.

Molly Porter

Treasurer (LinkedIn)

Molly currently serves as Director of Operations and Finance at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University. Previously, she served as Senior Director of Project Management at the Case Foundation, leading collaboration and innovation across teams and subject matters to strategize, develop and execute the Foundation’s Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing programs, communications and operations. Outside of work, Molly is busy pursuing her passions for travel, cooking, hiking, spin, yoga and learning.

Abbey Kos

Board Member (LinkedIn)

Abbey leads content for Amazon Web Services' state and local government team. A writer, editor, and content strategist, she's spent the past 15 years focused on how governments talk to the people they serve. Before joining AWS, Abbey was at 18F; there, she started as a content designer, became their director of strategy, and created the first-ever federal digital services team dedicated to designing change. Prior to that, she managed content for FutureGov (a local government consultancy in the United Kingdom) and was a ghostwriter for Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, the founder of the UK's Government Digital Services. Her public sector work includes federal resources for coronavirus, addiction, and healthy food choices; her private sector work includes stories published in Jezebel, the Washington Post, and McSweeney's.

Angelica Quicksey

Board Member (LinkedIn, Twitter)

Angelica is a service designer with a background in public policy and urban planning. She began her civic tech career in 2012 as a ‘public service trainee.’ Since then, she has delivered modern public services as a public servant and a consultant, at the local, state, and federal levels. Angelica built the San Francisco Business Portal, worked on technology procurement in Boston, designed for digital transformation with Accenture Federal, and currently leads design teams at Nava PBC.

Anicia Santos

Board Member (LinkedIn)

Anicia is a queer, Indigenous technologist who works as a solutions architect, primarily consulting with private companies and both private and public health organizations. Her consulting typically involves helping these entities evaluate their data infrastructure and flows and recommending potential partners to help improve efficiency of these data flows. Most recently, she has been working with Resolve to Save Lives, starting in their US Covid Response program where she consulted with jurisdictions across the United States on their data flows. She now works with Ministries of Health in several African countries, supporting their work on epidemic preparedness.


Anicia has founded grassroots equity and inclusion groups that were later formalized within companies. Within her own vertical, she trains leaders on and advocates for equitable hiring and advancement practices. She is passionate about dismantling white supremacy in all its forms, and especially within the typical ways technology is built and implemented.

Cori Zarek

Board Member (LinkedIn, Twitter)

Cori is the Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University where she leads a team of fellows, staff, and students using data, design, and technology to achieve better and more equitable outcomes in society. Prior to joining Georgetown University, Cori served as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States where she led work to build a more digital, open, and collaborative government including helping to stand up and support the U.S. Digital Service, 18F and the Presidential Innovation Fellows. Cori was a Mozilla Foundation fellow in technology policy and co-chaired Code for America's 2019 annual summit. In 2020, Cori co-founded U.S. Digital Response which matches pro-bono technologists to work with government and organizations responding to crisis. She currently also leads that organization’s Advisory Council.