We’re organizers, brain and data scientists, facilitators, and designers who share a vision for a world with more inclusive, trusting, and understanding communities.

Core Team

Malene Brissett

Board Member; Community Engagement Officer, Brownsville

Suzanne Dikker, PhD

Senior Research Advisor

Mike Lenihan

Founder & CEO

Pastor James Osei-Kofi

Community Engagement Officer, Brownsville

Athenia Rodney

Community Engagement Officer, Brownsville

Felicia Zerwas, PhD

Senior Researcher

Board & Advisors

Karen Cage

Advisor, Strategy & Partnerships
Founder, KLD Consulting

Mary deBree

Board Member, Secretary
Director, Strategy & Operations, Trust & Safety, Google

Jessica Weaver

Advisor, Civic Tech
Communications Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard

Friends & Formers

Scott Alexander
HPD, City of New York

Rodrigo Bautista
Forum for the Future

Malual Bol Kiir
Refugees Advisory Network

Amitabh “Ami” Desai
Vista Equity Partners

Alexandra Fogel
United States Senate

Brian Godette
Dreams Achieved

John Klotnia
Opto Design

Magogodi Makhene
Love as a Kind of Cure

Michele Malejki
HP Foundation

Jeneice Marshall
Teachers College, Columbia

Helena Puig Larrauri
Build Up

Saneisha Roberts
NYU Langone Health

Nima Sharifi
Community Health Worker

Graeme Simpson

Fiona Teng
People Power

Inma Varandela
Product Designer

Maxwell White
Web development

Partner Organizations

Providing community engagement technical support for “Local Center” projects focused on memory, memorial, and urban planning

Cross-sharing with community neuroscience platform to advance evidence-based public policy and community solutions

Network member promoting community-led collective impact through events, storytelling, and insight sharing

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