Meet the Board

The Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) was established in 1995, and revised in 2015 under the Seattle Municipal Code, (Section 3.22.050, Ordinance 124736). The 2015  revision changed the scope and the name from the Citizens Telecommunications & Technology Advisory Board (CTTAB); this evolved out of the City's cable tv advisory board before 1995.  The Board is composed of 10 members - six appointed by the Mayor and four appointed by the Council.  Two members represent specific constituencies: education and public access to telecommunications. The remaining members serve at large. All serve staggered two-year terms. In addition, CTAB has a young adult "Get Engaged" Program representative, who serves a one-year term. The Get Engaged position is appointed by the Mayor, and is one of six appointments. The Board members have opted to share some contact information.  Use the Contact Us page for general questions or communications to the Board.


Current Members

René Peters

Rene Peters Bio Picture

René Peters is a Product Manager at NVIDIA, where he leads development of augmented and virtual reality products and platforms. He has worked within multiple cloud computing areas including mixed reality and artificial intelligence during his time within the tech industry. He has a background in Chemical Engineering, having graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science in the field. Upon graduation, he worked as a technical engineering manager for paper products at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he led engineering projects. 

Through his career and other activities, he is focused on using his engineering, business, and product design skill-sets to create high social impact. In the future, he is interested in continuing to impact domestic or national policies at the intersection of science, technology, and equity. In the future, he is interested in making an impact on domestic or national policies at the intersection of science, technology, and equity. 

Term Expires: 12/31/2022 | Position: Board-Chair | Appointed by: City Council | Contacthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rjpjr/


Camille Malonzo

Camille MalonzoCamille Malonzo is currently a software engineer at Microsoft, focusing on building features, privacy, and compliance for the OneNote and Sticky Notes applications. Previously, she has worked on OneDrive/SharePoint and the front-end experience of the Windows operating system. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Computer Science. In addition to her work with CTAB, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College, an innovation board member of non-profit Advancement for Rural Kids, and a conference organizer for the AnitaB.Org Seattle chapter for women in computing. Through all her activities, Camille is committed to continuously learning, advocating, and advancing work at the intersection of technology and community organizing, particularly in endeavors that would advance social justice.

Term Expires: 12/31/2021 | Position: Vice-Chair | Appointed by: Mayor


John Krull

John Krull PhotoJohn Krull was the Chief Information Officer for the Seattle Public Schools. In this role, he leads the team providing technology and internet infrastructure for more than 55,000 students at 100 schools. Prior to returning to Seattle in 2016, John has also served as the Chief Technology Officer for Oakland and other Bay area schools. He previously worked as a systems engineer at Microsoft and taught at Seattle Pacific, Shoreline, Everett and Chehalis Schools.

Term Expires: 12/31/2021 | Position: Member at Large | Appointed by: Mayor | Contact: http://linkedin.com/in/krull


Lassana Magassa

Lassana Magassa PhotoDr. Lassana Magassa is a recent graduate of the University of Washington's Information School. There he worked on issues related to how unrepresented people are effected by technology policy and their access to and use of digital technology. That work led to the creation of the Diverse Voices method, a novel approach that prioritizes the viewpoints of experiential experts in the policy making process. Dr. Magassa's current work explores the every digital literacy levels of people recently released from incarceration.  

Term Expires: 12/31/2022 | Position: Education | Appointed by: Mayor


Brandon Lindsey

Brandon LindseyBrandon is a non-profit and educational consultant. He has a Masters in Intercultural Service Leadership and Management from the School for International Training, and has recently completed a Data Science intensive with Galvanize.  He managed Seattle Goodwill's digital literacy initiative and lead the implementation of a culturally appropriate ESL iPad program. Brandon has a passion for data science and digital equity in youth and historically underserved communities.  As a parent of children in the Seattle Public Schools, he is committed to advocate for the needs of all students in our community. 

Term Expires: 12/31/2022 | Position: Public Access | Appointed by: Mayor


Dr. Tyrone Grandison

Dr. Tyrone GrandisonDr Grandison is a technologist, scientist, researcher, and social good advocate. He has over two decades developing and deploying data-driven, impact-focused, people-centered products and services that improve the lives of under-represented, and often ignored, American communities. Dr Grandison is currently the Board Chairman of the Data-Driven Institute and advises several startups on the best ways to utilize community insight, data, and technology to craft, create, implement, and iterate on programs, products, and policies that solve their most pressing problems. More information at http://www.tyronegrandison.org/bio.html

Term Expires: 12/31/2021 | Position: Member at Large | Appointed by: City Council


David Kirichenko

David has extensive technical programming skills and a background on smart cities and broadband technologies. He hopes to apply this expertise to expanding access to technology and residential broadband internet equitably throughout the City.  

Term Expires: 8/31/2021| Position: Get Engaged Member | Appointed by: Mayor


Nicole Espy

Nicole Espy PhotoNicole is a HIV Diagnostic Project Manager at Fred Hutch. She brings an extraordinary wealth of knowledge of medical and health technology that is only more critical as the CTAB seeks to find ways that technology can equitably respond to public health crises such as Covid-19. According to Nicole, in light of our collective experience of the Covid epidemic and the continuing inequity experienced by black people in Seattle and the United States, she would like to use her experience as a black scientist to improve the lives of her neighbors and herself. Nicole has been an active member with the CTAB and is the Co-Chair of the CTAB's Privacy Subcommittee. The entirety of the CTAB board including the Chair and Vice-Chair strongly recommend Nicole's appointment.

Term Expires: 12/31/21 | Position: Member at Large | Appointed by: Mayor


Leah Shin

Leah ShinAs a lifelong Washingtonian and Seattle native, Leah grew fascinated by people and is human-centered in everything she does. As a University of Washington Bothell alumni, she continues to build products that are inclusive, interactive, and have the core mission to make lives easier in every aspect of my daily life. She built her professional skillset and experience in a variety of roles and projects locally. An innovator at heart, she created my Gender Vender team, a vending machine pop-up, which received a grant from the Seattle Pacific Science Center to support Seattle womxn-owned businesses and raised money for Girls & Women in STEM. Leah has work experience at T-Mobile, BCW Global, Jumpstart, Peach, and now Microsoft in roles such as Product Management, Technology Solutions Management, Marketing & Operations Communications Management, Technology Product Management, Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Management, Public Relations, Market Research, and Product Development.

Term Expires: 12/31/22 | Position: Member at Large | Appointed by: City Council


Femi Adebayo

Femi Adebayo

Femi is currently a Program Manager at Microsoft, responsible for driving Windows app experience for both consumer and enterprise customers. 

Prior to Microsoft, Femi worked at Accenture and JP Morgan where he led a variety of customer centric digital transformation projects across financial services, mobile telecoms, energy and utilities, and technology industries.

In addition to technology, Femi's background showcases a dedication to diversity and inclusion. He is experienced in building high performing and diverse cultures. In his current role, he developed mentoring opportunities for students looking to gain an edge early in their career journey. (EDGE Program) at the University of Washington, Bothell business school. He also currently serves as a board member on the Community Technology Advisory Board for the City of Seattle. Femi is passionate about technology and an eminent believer that technology can be used to increase racial equity, bring people, and information together to solve problems, and improve outcomes.

Femi holds a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Chicago State University and an MBA from Washington State University. 

Term Expires: 12/31/22 | Position: Member at Large | Appointed by: City Council