# Who's who at IOI: staff + affiliates Last updated: 2022-11-17 URL for this page: https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/who-is-who URL for this site: https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/how-we-work --- **Purpose of this page**: To orient new hires by introducing IOI and CS&S work colleagues and their respective roles and specializations. Intended to help people navigate the names and faces mentioned in meetings and other communication channels. --- ## Affiliates ### Matt Canute ![Matt Canute portrait](https://i.imgur.com/6wMMqEz.png =120x) Matt Canute is a data scientist/engineer currently helping to build out the data infrastructure to support IOI’s research and analysis. He is currently the Technical Team Manager at the [Digital Democracies Institute](https://digitaldemocracies.org/) in Simon Fraser University, researching polarization, abusive language, and mis/disinformation across online platforms; he’s passionate about leveraging and promoting open research infrastructure and tools in order to do so. He is also chair of the board at the [Historic Joy Kogawa House](https://www.kogawahouse.com/wp/residencies/), hosting writers and literary events. He also spends too much time on the internet, such as on [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattcanute/) or [Github](https://github.com/TunaObject). > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-07 - current. ### Saman Goudarzi > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2020 - current. ### Tim Elfenbein ![Tim Elfenbein portrait](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/ryNDMVsmj.png =120x) Tim Elfenbein is a researcher and publishing consultant. His research explores the plurality of norms, forms, and infrastructures within contemporary scholarly communication. Over the years, he worked as a production editor for [Duke University Press](https://www.dukeupress.edu/), the managing editor of [Cultural Anthropology](https://journal.culanth.org/index.php/ca), and a project manager for the [Thoth](https://thoth.pub/) metadata platform. Tim studied social and political theory at Eugene Lang College at the New School, anthropology and information studies at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and informatics at the University of California–Irvine. You can find his musings on the scholarly communication debates of the day on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/timelfen), or check out his [ORCiD](https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0487-2183). > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-10 - current. ### CS&S affiliates #### Jessica Hardwicke See Jessica's bio on the [Code for Science & Society (CS&S) website](https://codeforscience.org/staff/). > CS&S role: Senior Program Manager, Fiscally Sponsored Projects. #### Moni Awolesi See Moni's bio on the [Code for Science & Society (CS&S) website](https://codeforscience.org/staff/). > CS&S role: Program Manager, Fiscally Sponsored Projects. --- ## Staff ### Anne Britton ![Anne Britton portrait](https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/uDr8SKNugHEwM-DYnJclHuWEqNjxd7Gksjpgud7xDkQPOkV-0DxBJe-xv-kwPGz576wtk7bOgGH71VSKadKDUTOAxOKHGkN7FSRguMpjIesiGrEq06RVotJuzmvCOjXERjBP5lETpE4erYZXPw =100x) Hi. I’m the IOI project coordinator. Contact me if you have any questions about digital preservation, Google Workspace, HackMD, information management, intellectual property licensing, onboarding of new hires, the Open Infrastructure Tracking Project (OITP), OpenRefine, Slack, Trello, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia, YouTube, Zenodo, Zotero. Some of my public profiles: [IOI website](https://investinopen.org/about/who-we-are/), [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-britton-bb44b2223/), [OITP](https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hubs/investinopen/user/ioi_ab), [ORCID](https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2975-1994), [Wikidata](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Oa01), [Zotero](https://www.zotero.org/anne_ioi). > IOI role: [Project Coordinator](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Project-Coordinator) (fulltime staff position), 2022-01 - current. Research Fellow, 2021-09 to 2021-12. ### Carmela Key-Mays ![Carmela Key-Mays portrait](https://i.imgur.com/YTmvSPg.jpg =120x) Carmela received her communications degree at Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama while interning as a DJ at a local radio station and winning several accolades as a member of the Junior Toastmaster’s. She then went on to receive an advanced degree in business communications with a concentration in corporate communications and entrepreneurship. Carmela has been widowed for ten years. She organized a CityWide ‘Heart Walk’ in honor of her late husband, to encourage others to take control of their health and exercise daily. In her free time, she is most likely brunching, entertaining, and practicing her skills on crafting the perfect mimosa. She’s passionate about revitalizing marginalized communities as she founded a Career Initiative in her hometown to educate young women on business acumen, helping properly prepare them for a future in entrepreneurship and corporate careers. > IOI role: [Administrative Assistant](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Administrative-Assistant), 2022-07 - current. ### Emmy Tsang  ![Emmy Tsang portrait](https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KifMl4aIcLak286gD-xLAwrx06HbgSv82TFVxHeCHhHnGqibZ51EwEcuUGB7U4oT_KDdPDlDvzl4LJWs5263Ql9f_0ODEukLe59hmtsfzLTp5g-PDJB7uBFMtkRE_-pMSDvFiW7nrejN06DEzQ =120x) Hello :) I’m the Engagement Lead at IOI since Februrary 2022. I’m generally up for chats and would like to get to know you! Specifically, you are more than welcome to ask me about: - who IOI is talking to - how we are talking to them - Have we thought about working with \[org/indivudual\]   And generally - community building and engagement, communications, social media, audience, events, etc. Outside of IOI, I co-lead [Open Life Science](https://openlifesci.org), run my own company, bakes occasionally, overwater my plants, and boulder 🧗‍♂️. You can reach me via Slack, email, Twitter ([@emmy_ft](https://twitter.com/emmy_ft)), [ORCiD](https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9248-1280) and [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmy-tsang-phd-11aa793b/). > IOI role: [Engagement Lead](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Engagement-Lead) (full time), 2022-02 - current ### Jerry Sellanga ![Jerry Sellanga portrait](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/S1wpboM8j.png =150x) Hey there! I am an afro-optimist who is passionate about changing the narrative about the African continent. Currently I work on the IOI team as the Communications Associate where I help solve the puzzle of getting the right audiences to know more about our work. Prior to joining IOI, I have held a variety of communications and marketing roles in the agriculture, wildlife conservation, and social impact sectors. In my spare time, I love reading with a specific interest in geopolitics, sports, and technology. Happy to connect on LinkedIn [here](https://ke.linkedin.com/in/jsellanga). > IOI role: [Communications Associate](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Communications-Associate), 2022-10 - current. ### Kaitlin Thaney  ![Kaitlin Thaney portrait](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/tgMxdGV1noNikmtjEf1RNgmJdmBPNHkIum8ymBbuVIowmHGbKZej4kseNzJEFRwneE9oBvcp9i2BkjF7m9xaAnkbur6XMcs1k4cWyoR9GHQvtJTHwCW6zl30MYE8NBxLAaM9-9Geyu3Cgn1x2A =120x) Hi there! I’m the Executive Director of IOI, and have been with the project since March 2020. Contact me if you have any questions regarding governance, strategy and vision for the organization, business development, funding, and/or operations. I’m happy to help – and can be best reached via email or our internal Slack. (I also can speak to open licensing, movement strategy, funding strategy, and non profit management, having spent time with organizations such as Wikimedia, Mozilla, Digital Science, Creative Commons, Open Collective, and LYRASIS.) You can find my [bio here on the IOI site](https://investinopen.org/about/who-we-are/#Team) and [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaythaney/), as well as engage with me online [via Twitter @kaythaney](https://twitter.com/kaythaney).  > IOI role: [Executive Director](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Executive-Director) (fulltime staff position), 2020-03 - current. ### Naomi Penfold ![Naomi Penfold portrait](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/H1QNJyva5.png =120x) I’m a researcher and community builder in innovation in science and technology, in particular in scholarly communications. I’m currently helping IOI to understand the opportunity of preprints for science. I have a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and have previously worked for [eLife](https://elifesciences.org/about) and [ASAPbio](https://asapbio.org/), and contributed to several open science community initiatives, including [Dryad](https://datadryad.org/), [PREreview](https://prereview.org/), [Open Life Science](https://openlifesci.org/), and [Open Con](https://www.opencon.community/). When not working, you might find me on a Scottish beach, admiring the seabirds and watching the waves. Find my full bio and reach me on [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomipenfold), or on Twitter [@npscience](https://twitter.com/npscience); and here is my [ORCID ID](https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0568-1194). > IOI role: [Research Data Analyst](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Research-Data-Analyst) (fulltime staff position), 2022-10 - current. Research affiliate, 2022-07 to 2022-09. ### Richard Dunks ![Richard Dunks portrait](https://i.imgur.com/ofy4NFW.png =120x) Richard Dunks has spent 20 years helping organizations perform to their best with more and better data. Working mostly in the public and non-profit sectors, he has helped government at both the city and federal level better leverage data to achieve mission success. For the past 7 years, Richard has provided training in open data, information visualization, data analytics, and data strategy to civil servants across the country through his company [Datapolitan](https://www.datapolitan.com/), and continues working with local community groups to leverage open data for social and political change. As an adjunct professor, he has also taught graduate-level classes covering mapping with open source tools at [Pratt Institute](https://www.pratt.edu/) and machine learning at [Columbia University](https://www.columbia.edu/). He currently teaches data-informed leadership in the [Master of Public Administration program at Tulane University](https://sopa.tulane.edu/degrees-programs/masters-degrees/master-of-public-administration). He holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology from [Ithaca College](https://www.ithaca.edu/) and a masters degree in Applied Urban Science and Informatics from the [Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University](https://cusp.nyu.edu/). Originally from Las Vegas, NV, he now resides in Dallas, TX with his 2 year-old son. > IOI role: [Director of Research and Strategy](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Director-Research-amp-Strategy) (fulltime staff position), 2022-01 - current. ### Tania L. Hernández ![Tania Hernandez portrait](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/KmbLqyX_j_u5ZUlNgPpjjSGOsNraqBFZHn4ltd9OlVzbBdHq9LrtEFjTf0PJ7pXM4KI0UPDTUPrq28EHFOAG0joGy_NSyDr7Zfy6332okm0gylF6L6vRfIg3a6uWt5H0PtkOmqUfHTupiWUKbA =120x) Hi! I am a Research Data Analyst at IOI. My areas of expertise are organizational capacity building, financial analysis, and volunteer management. At IOI, I focus on funding, cost exploration, and funding trends. Some of my public profiles: [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/tania-l-hern%C3%A1ndez-ph-d-13120842/), [Google Scholar](https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=buH3OlUAAAAJ&hl=en). > IOI role: [Research Data Analyst](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions#Research-Data-Analyst) (fulltime staff position), 2022-06 - current. --- ## Past staff + affiliates ### Asura Enkhbayar ![Asura Enkhbayar portrait](https://i.imgur.com/cLSfxGL.png =120x) Asura Enkhbayar has been working in the intersection of technology, openness, and knowledge creation within academia. While data analysis and software development have been at the core of his work, he has been recently wondering about the limits (or possibilities) of data work to contribute to issues of social justice. In some way, he might even be hoping to find some answers during his PhD on citations and power. Previously, Asura worked as a data scientist at the [ScholCommLab](https://www.scholcommlab.ca/) on a multitude of projects exploring the public dimension of scholarly communication. Before joining the ScholCommLab, he focussed on the quantitative study of science and research infrastructure at the [KnowCenter](https://www.know-center.at/en/). He has also been a developer and advocate for [Open Knowledge Maps](https://openknowledgemaps.org/). Most importantly, he is still very proud about starring in a martial arts short film (which you can find on [Youtube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnFCO8jaKfA)). Asura currently resides on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations known to most as Vancouver. You can find him on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/bubblbu_) and [Github](https://github.com/Bubblbu). > IOI role: Research data analyst, 2021-2022. ### Ravin Cline ![Ravin Cline portrait](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/JeAYAeaBJK0GJsLdBYmAZU6nBHAMEaaDTLlGktgxtOeZXdyM3r--k2OO3uCjK0kXozwbRxvlTr341QFD5F_lPna0-Su8jPS-XrMATh1pxTgcIH1R12_q-q-6e9TT177Q968CDOr8p6rU9jLSgA =120x) Ravin Cline earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Belhaven University.  She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Ravin spent her previous career in the Social Work and Addiction fields.  She has a passion for diversity and immigrant issues, which was birthed, in part, from her experience as a social worker.  She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Embracing Diversity, a 501(c)3 founded serving the immigrant community. In operating the nonprofit, the importance of sectoral collaboration became clear.  With an interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and an intrigue toward collaborative governance, Ravin enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Texas at Dallas.  She is currently studying Public and Nonprofit Management. She is a Teaching Assistant and teaches classes entitled “Diversity in the Public Sector” and “Nonprofit Management.”  She is also a co-author of a book chapter about intersectionality and Human Resource Management during the COVID pandemic.  > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-05 to 2022-07. ### Samala ![Samala portrait](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/r13YIDW6c.png =120x) Hi there, I'm Samala (pronounced Sah-MAH-lah), a strategist and social innovator that's been building community at the intersections of technology, culture and politics for many, many moons now. Also, a mostly recovered former founder, executive director and civic technologist. During the Obama Administration, I was a frequent guest and featured speaker. Currently, I advise and work with a wide range of individuals and entities to create strategies that achieve financial and impact goals by better integrating them with one another. At IOI, I'm conducting a feasibility study on funding models for supporting the ecosystem. I'm currently a Board Director at the [Women's Foundation of California](https://womensfoundca.org/), Advisor to the [New School's Institute on Race, Power and Political Economy](https://www.newschool.edu/institute-race-power-political-economy/) and 16 years deep into a DJ residency in San Francisco where I founded and still run the West Coast's longest running 90s dance party. I attended Wharton, have a B.S. in Economics with a Concentration in Management and Marketing. I also hold a B.S. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania with a Minor in Fine Arts and Concentration in Design. I’m somewhere between proficient and conversational in Tagalog and Spanish. My personal website is in need of an update but lives [here](https://cmsamala.com/). Feel free to find me on [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/samala) and [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/user/sama1a). Please send me all your favorite playlists.** > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-07 to 2022-11. ### Samuel Moore ![Samuel Moore portrait](https://i.imgur.com/UdbyWIi.png =120x) Dr. Samuel A. Moore is a scholarly communication specialist at Cambridge University Library and a research associate at Homerton College. His research in information studies explores the ethics and politics of scholarly communication. He has a Ph.D in Digital Humanities from King’s College London and over a decade’s experience as a publisher, educator and researcher specialising in open access, academic publishing and community governance. He is also one of the organisers of the Radical Open Access Collective. > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-05 to 2022-08. ### Taimour Azizuddin ![Taimour portrait](https://hackmd.io/_uploads/HJ6iUvZTq.png =120x) Hi there! I'm a user researcher helping IOI conduct user testing for COIs. My background is in digital media and I enjoy helping organizations with better understanding their audiences, testing and building relevant products and services, and going to market. I have over a decade of experience spanning the startup, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. > IOI role: Research affiliate, 2022-07 to 2022-10. ### Teri Wanderi ![Teri Wanderi portait](https://i.imgur.com/HSMJbHY.jpg =120x) As of 2021, Teri Wanderi resides in Nairobi, Kenya, working in part as a Solutions Architect with startup design firm MBM Africa & Marketing Strategy Design Firm Ardy Marketing. Outside work, he enjoys playing console video games, is an aspiring Mobile Photographer on Instagram and hikes the splendid countryside that inspired the Lion King. For IOI, Teri explored the impact of governments on adoption of open infrastructure. > IOI role: Research fellow, 2022-09 to 2022-12. --- ## See also - [CS&S staff list](https://codeforscience.org/staff/) - IOI website [Who We Are](https://investinopen.org/about/who-we-are/) page - IOI [core team bios](https://docs.google.com/document/d/18fpFSvImgvk-romN9VPcF3S2si6tTEZdxEhoCt1pC54/edit#heading=h.vsvoto2kwuwy), January 2022 - IOI [job descriptions](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions) --- This page first published: 2022-07-27 ###### tags: `about-us` --- <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is made available under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>. Users are free to share, remix, and adapt this work. 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