Our Team
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Staff
Alex Kelly Berman
Alex builds tools and processes to support Cortico’s strategy, inviting partners to be our collaborators. She has worked across non-profit sectors on projects that support participation through storytelling, dialogue, and making. She believes in handing over a microphone to amplify the public’s voice.
Alex Kelly Berman
Director of Partnership Strategy
Tevin Brown
Tevin builds and maintains the Leaven website for Cortico. He has spent the last few years working in frontend web development, and prioritizes building accessible websites with intuitive user experiences. On weekends, you will likely find him canoeing through the swamps or lounging in the waterfalls of the North Carolina wilderness.
Tevin Brown
Software Engineer
Colleen Butler
Colleen designs trainings and resources that partners need to implement conversation projects. She has decades of experience training others to facilitate across differences. She is driven by her passion to advance racial justice and her faith in the power of people connecting with each other.
Colleen Butler
Director of Capacity Building
Mathias Lemos Castillo
Mathias works to bridge the linguistic gap between communities and grows the work Cortico does in Spanish. As a conversation facilitator, he creates a space that is centered around personal reflections, diversity and collaboration. He enjoys sharing stories with people from across backgrounds.
Mathias Lemos Castillo
Spanish Conversations Lead
Allison King
Allison leads Cortico’s delightful engineering team, working on code from hearth to web app. Before Cortico, she worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and analyzed fan fiction trends in her spare time. She loves reading, particularly sci-fi/fantasy by people of color, and teaching her cat new tricks.
Allison King
Engineering Team Lead
Suzanne Li
Suzanne helps our product meet the needs of our users by paying close attention, and designing empathetic experiences that are thoughtful and accountable. She is philosophically inclined to think about the human condition and often asks: “How can we share more tenderness in our world?”
Suzanne Li
Product Designer
Kelly Paola
Kelly designs and manages support infrastructure at Cortico, bridging the knowledge gap between partner and product. She comes from a background in ESL education, international nonprofit programming, and hospitality management. Beyond work, you can find her teaching yoga or camping in a forest.
Kelly Paola
Partner Support Specialist
Deb Roy
Deb Roy
Acting CEO
Taylor Sheneman
Taylor builds tools to make sense of the hundreds of hours of conversation data flowing through LVN. He is focused on thoughtful technology designed in collaboration with the people it’s meant to serve, with the goal of building a stronger, more cooperative society that uplifts all of its members.
Taylor Sheneman
Software Engineer
Faye Stephens
Faye implements everyday operations at Cortico. Her experience spans consulates and research labs, equipping her to work across stakeholders and manage complex organizational challenges. She studied oral histories in graduate school and loves how Cortico builds impact through personal narratives.
Faye Stephens
Manager of Administration
Jenine Turner-Trauring
Jenny works on Cortico’s backend infrastructure. Her goal in writing software is to build tools for projects that have a positive impact. She is also passionate about bike and pedestrian safety.
Jenine Turner-Trauring
Software Engineer
David van Dokkum
David manages the day-to-day operation of Cortico and oversees our product development strategy. His background is in building data products for media organizations and nonprofits. He believes in the primacy of sound and listening.
David van Dokkum
COO
Board of directors
and officers
Deb Roy
Deb Roy
Chair & Cofounder
Eugene Yi
Director & Cofounder
Kathy Cramer
Director
Yat Siu
Director
Ali Rowghani
Director
Russell Stevens
Treasurer & Cofounder
Advisors
Andrew Heyward
Wes Chow
Brandon Roy
Doug Beeferman
Ceasar McDowell
Martha Minow
Martha Minow
Supporters
Reid Hoffman
Aphorism Foundation
Knight Foundation
Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Deb Roy
Deb Roy
Chair & Cofounder
Eugene Yi
Director & Cofounder
Yat Siu
Director
Ali Rowghani
Director
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