Meet Our Team

We serve the people who serve the public. Please get in touch with us individually or at one of our three centers: The Center for Government Excellence (GovEx), GovEx Academy, and the Center for Applied Public Research.

Beth Blauer

Beth Blauer is the Associate Vice Provost of Public Sector Innovation at Johns Hopkins University. As a dedicated public servant and international expert on government performance programs for more than  fifteen years, Beth Blauer spent her career working to improve people’s lives by bringing data into governments’ decision-making processes. 

Blauer founded Civic Impact, originally as the Center for Government Excellence, in 2015 and since then, has successfully worked with over 140 mayors from around the globe to advance the use of data and evidence. She has built the organization to be a leader in data-driven insights for city leaders and public sector practitioners across the country and around the world.

Prior to leading the Centers for Civic Impact, Blauer designed and launched Socrata’s GovStat platform for federal, state, and local governments. 

Having entered public service as a juvenile probation officer in Maryland, Blauer was quickly promoted within the department, quickly becoming the Chief of Staff. It was in this capacity she began working on the creation and implementation of “StateStat.” In 2008, then Governor Martin O’Malley asked Blauer to lead his nationally recognized StateStat program. 

Blauer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland and holds a JD from New York Law School. She is a recipient of the 2012 CAP award for her work on Maryland’s StateStat.

Alexx Alcorn
Senior Advisor - Economic Mobility
Angel Aliseda
Researcher, GovEx
Gabriel Alvaro
Economic Mobility Program Coordinator, GovEx
Jessica Arends
Instructional Designer, GovEx
Kati Asbury
Lead Developer, GovEx
Mykella Auld
Instructional Designer, GovEx
Kristina Baiamonte
Curriculum Developer, GovEx
Michael Benison
Course Manager, GovEx
Sara Bertran de Lis
Data Scientist, GovEx
Courtney Bettle
Senior Advisor, Economic Mobility, GovEx
Heather Bree
Data Visualization and D3 Developer, GovEx
Andrea Calderon
Senior Advisor for Healthy Communities
Mary Colleen Buettner
Senior Advisor, Operations and Infrastructure, GovEx
Meg Burke
Community Manager, GovEx
Sarah Buzogany
Senior Advisor, Healthy Communities, GovEx
Marlene Caceres
Quantitative Analyst, GovEx
Madelyn Carlson
Program Associate, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Liz Carney
Data Manager, GovEx
Chance Carter
Researcher, GovEx
Diana Chen
Monitoring & Evaluation Associate
Tracy M. Colunga
Civic Engagement Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Amanda Daflos
Executive Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Tiffany Davis
Deputy Director, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx)
Rudy de Leon Dinglas
Data & Performance Practice Manager, GovEx
Bridget Dean
Knowledge Management Associate, GovEx
Tim Dodd
Instructor, GovEx
Zach Earl
Full Stack Programmer, GovEx
Trevor Ebert
Administrative Coordinator, GovEx
Jane Ebot-Bish
Senior Advisor, GovEx
Lauren Elliott
Marketing Associate, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Justin Entzminger
Innovation Practice Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Jamia Ferrell
Administrative Coordinator, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Akeish Forsythe
Academic Program Manager, GovEx
Russ Frith
Quantitative Analyst, GovEx
Dane Galloway
Researcher, GovEx
Mai-Ling Garcia
Digital Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Jacquie Greiff
Baltimore Research Manager, GovEx
Jovan Hackley
Communications Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Jacquelyn Handsome
Administrative Support Coordinator, GovEx
Anna Harris
Product Manager, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Jen Horton
Community Manager, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Danielle Holland
Content Manager, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Amber Ivey
Director, Center for Government Excellence (GovEx)
Vidushani Jayalal
Senior Advisor, Operations & Infrastructure
Justina Jordan
Administrative Coordinator, AVP
Lauren Kaskey
Senior Advisor, Operations & Infrastructure, GovEx
Makea King
Knowledge Management Associate, GovEx
Chandra Kumar
Financial Analyst, AVP
Tommi Laitio
Inaugural Public Innovation Fellow
Adam Lee
Data Visualization Analyst, GovEx
Promise Maswanganye
Administrative Specialist, GovEx
Amy Miller
Strategist, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Ben Miller
Technology Officer, AVP
Trey Miller
Senior Advisor, Healthy Communities
Dillon Moore
Front End Developer, GovEx
Jarrett Nguyen
Program Coordinator, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Andrew Nicklin
Futurist At Large, AVP
Stephen O'Connor
Multimedia Production Associate, GovEx
Nikola Pavelić
Senior Advisor, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Emily Pond
Researcher
Josh Porterfield
Technical Writer (CRC/PDI)
Alex Pudlin
Senior Advisor, Data and Insights, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Francisca Rojas
Academic Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Rose Rodriguez
Senior Advisor, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Dr. Rodolfo Santamaria
Adjunct Instructor on Performance Management, GovEx
Emily Shaw
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Jeremy Sierra
Senior Writer, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation
Galina Stolarsky
Project Manager, GovEx
Randy Tan
Adjunct Instructor, Performance Management, GovEx
Lisa Twiss
Curriculum and Instructional Developer, GovEx
Mary Conway Vaughan
Lead Program Coordinator, GovEx
Kel Wang
Adjunct Instructor, Data Governance, GovEx
Mark Woo
Senior Advisor, Economic Mobility, GovEx

Contact Us

Email: civicimpact@jhu.edu
Phone: 410-516-4152