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Our Team

Office of the Director 

Anita Cozart, Director
Vivian Guerra, Chief of Staff
Jordan Chafetz, Deputy Chief of Staff
Jennifer Barber, Executive Assistant to the Director
David Lieb, Senior Counsel
Mekdy Alemayehu, Communications Director
Lauren Marcinkowski, Public Affairs Specialist
Edward Giefer, Associate Director of Finance & Procurement
Lori Todd, Resource Allocation Analyst
Niecey Pearson, Operations Manager & Chief Information Officer
Alemayehu Anna, IT Specialist
Abdulsalam Bashire, IT Specialist
Kim Peart, Lead Human Resources Specialist
Anthony Biddiex, Human Resources Specialist

Planning and Data Visualization 

Sakina Khan, Deputy Director, Planning and Data Visualization
Karen Harris, Executive Assistant for Planning and Data Visualization

Citywide Systems 

Ryan Hand, Associate Director, Citywide Planning
Heba ElGawish, Senior Cross-Systems Planner
Stephen Gyor, Senior Sustainability Planner
Art Rodgers, Senior Housing Planner
Martin Brown, Capital Facilities Planner
Megan Schott, Community Planner
Rebecca Schwartzman, Cross-Systems Planner
Nadya Syazsa, Community Planner

Neighborhood Planning

Melissa Bird, Associate Director, Neighborhood Planning
Deborah L. Crain, Lead Planner for Community Outreach and Engagement 
Ebony Dumas, Senior Neighborhood Planner
Alex Freedman, Community Planner
Alex Krefetz, Community Planner
Vincent Ubiera, Community Planner
Ashley Stephens, Community Engagement Specialist 

Data Analysis and Visualization 

Joy E. Phillips, Associate Director, State Data Center
Jamie Chandler, Data Visualization Analyst
Rishawna Gould, Visual Information Specialist
Eddie Luthy, GIS Specialist
Anesu Masube, Data Visualization Analyst
Jenna Nguyen, Demographic Specialist 
Travis Pate, Demographic Specialist 
Dennis Waardenburg, Cartographer 

Development, Design and Preservation

Jennifer Steingasser, Deputy Director, Development, Design and Preservation
Joyetta Delaney, Executive Assistant for Development, Design and Preservation

Urban Design

Valecia Wilson, Associate Director, Urban Design
Chris Shaheen, Program Manager, Urban Design 
Le An, Senior Urban Designer
Zhetique Gunn, Urban Designer
Timothy Maher, Urban Designer
Rita Abou Samra, Urban Designer

Development Review

Joel Lawson, Associate Director, Development Review
Ron Barron, Development Review Specialist
Shepard Beamon, Development Review Specialist
Philip Bradford, Development Review Specialist
Maxine Brown-Roberts, Development Review Specialist
Matthew Jesick, Development Review Specialist
Michael Jurkovic, Development Review Specialist
Crystal Myers, Development Review Specialist
Karen Thomas, Development Review Specialist

Historic Preservation 

David Maloney, State Historic Preservation Officer
Steve Callcott, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Anne Brockett, Historic Preservation Specialist
Toni Cherry, Historic Preservation Compliance Specialist
Timothy Dennee, Historic Preservation Specialist and Landmarks Coordinator
Jack Jones, Historic Preservation Specialist
Todd Jones, Historic Preservation Specialist
Keith Lambert, Historic Preservation Inspector
Andrew Lewis, Historic Preservation Specialist
Brendan Meyer, Historic Preservation Specialist
Imania Price, Historic Preservation Specialist
Anthony E. Williams, Historic Preservation Inspector
Kim Williams, Historic Preservation Specialist and National Register Coordinator
Ruth Trocolli, Archaeologist
Christine Ames, Assistant Archaeologist

Food Policy 

Caroline Howe, Food Policy Director 
Lawren-Christian Dolland, Policy Analyst
Mamiko Vuillemin, Policy Analyst
Ashley Stephens, Staff Assistant