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Leah Tivoli


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Leah has over 10 years of public sector experience. She is passionate about multisector partnerships and governance based on data and evidence. Leah is particularly proud of her recent collaboration across public, non-profit, private, and academic partners to design and scale high-throughput, low-barrier COVID-19 testing sites that have served over 1.2 million people as well as community vaccination sites that removed barriers for vulnerable populations to access vaccines. Outside of work, Leah loves mountaineering, sailing, and other outdoor pursuits. Leah holds Master's degrees in Public Health and Public Administration from the University of Washington. 


Madeliene Hernández

Senior Strategy and Innovation Advisor

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Maddy is an organizational development professional with 10 years of experience working in youth development and philanthropy. Her role at the City focuses on project management and strategy development to advance Mayoral priorities as well as support City departments with service design for Seattle's residents. She is passionate about operationalizing racial equity, creating spaces of belonging, and believes strong internal operations can make a positive impact on how effective the City is at driving changes in our community. Maddy is a board member of Young Women Empowered, a Hispanic in Philanthropy Líderes fellow, a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, and completed University of Washington's Project Management Certificate Program.


Michael Wypyszinski

Senior Data Engineer

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Mike is an IT professional focusing on data engineering, automation, and analytics. He has been working with data, databases, and data warehouses for over 20 years and is a graduate of 7 University of Washington Extension Certificate programs covering a wide range of disciplines.

Mike chose to work for the City of Seattle because it is an opportunity to effect real, positive change for people and an opportunity to be part of something bigger than himself.When Mike isn't thinking about the next data engineering solution to tackle, you can find him playing games - board games, tabletop roleplaying games, wargames, etc. on the computer or in person with friends.

Ken Wong

Data Analyst & Data Engineer

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Ken is a Database-centric Data Engineer whose main focus is managing the flow of data on analytic databases within data warehouses. He has been involved in designing, creating, populating analytic databases and data warehouses for over 5 years. Kenneth graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics. Prior to working for the City of Seattle, Kenneth was a Business Systems Analyst at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW). CHPW provides Medicaid and Medicare health plans to Washingtonians, which sparked his desire in wanting to work for local governments where he can better serve the people in the community. 


Paige St. George

Team Coordinator

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Paige went to Washington State University and has a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Human Development. She began her professional career in education and community mental health before transitioning to information technology as an ERP Business Process Analyst. After 12 years working from home and raising her family, Paige joined the i-team in 2015 to support them in all things administrative, and continues this role for the IP team.


Long Dinh

Service Design Project Lead

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Long is a research-driven designer ready to inspire equitable and empowering solutions. His role focuses on user experience and service design, using applied methodologies to engage with Seattle residents, local communities, and city departments. Long began his professional career as a user-experience researcher and has worked in private and public sectors to inform digital apps and programs. He is passionate about integrating the end user’s voice in the design process and is driven to make complex problems easy to understand and feasible to break through. Long holds a B.S. in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington. 

William Chen

Fiscal and Policy Manager, Seattle Rescue Plan Team Lead

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William leads the Seattle Rescue Plan Team, which planned and allocated Seattle's federal COVID relief funding and provides citywide leadership on the implementation, monitoring, evaluating, reporting, and communication of progress and results of this historic investment. Prior to his work planning and implementing the Seattle Rescue Plan, William has served the public as a policy expert and program manager, including supporting the launch of both the Seattle Fire Department's Health One team and the City's COVID vaccination effort as an analyst in the City Budget Office, and leading the design and launch of King County's low-income discount program at waste transfer stations. Before returning to Seattle to work for the City and County, William conducted research at non-profit organizations in Washington DC and California to improve financial public policy for low- and middle-income individuals and families. William holds an MPP degree from Georgetown University.


Steve Barham

Senior Applied Analytics Advisor

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Steve is a data scientist with over 10 years of experience in applied data analytics, strategic evaluation, policy analysis, computational methods, and visual design. He uses data science techniques and advanced data technologies on projects that often involve equity evaluation, spatial analysis, predictive modeling, data engineering, and rapid prototyping. He joins us from the Seattle Department of Transportation where he has focused on pressing transportation issues in areas such as climate action, equity and inclusion, shared mobility, micro-mobility, and performance management. Steve enjoys collaborating with the civic technology community and has designed and led projects at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good Program. Steve has graduate degrees from the UW in Public Administration and Civil and Environmental Engineering but picked up data and design skills through online courses, self-learning, and project collaboration. Steve lives in cooperative housing with his partner and two homeschooling kids. 

Elise Kalstad

CiviForm Product Manager

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Elise works to bridge the gap between resident needs and City programs while partnering with local organizations to spur innovation.  Elise has experience in community healthcare and local government-leading quality improvement, risk management and patient advisory programs. She enjoys using data to drive improvements that have direct impacts on residents and most recently led Seattle IT's performance management program. Elise earned her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Germanics and her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. 

Jeanine Needles

Seattle Rescue Plan Evaluation Advisor

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Jeanine is passionate about implementing a people-centered approach to data collection and interpretation within the public sector. She brings with her experience in applied research, data analysis and partnership building. Jeanine works to apply a mixed methods approach to data analysis in an effort to shed a light on existing and growing inequities within Seattle and provide data needed to drive impactful decisions. She has served as a demographer for Seattle Public Schools and worked within organizational performance management with Seattle ITD. 

Wen Huang

Wen Huang

Fiscal & Policy Analyst

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Wen has a MPA from the NYU Wagner School of Public Services, and is passionate about public service. Prior to working at the City of Seattle, Wen had worked for New York City. She was on the Health Unit in NYC’s Office of Management and Budget, and worked with the Health Department to support their work, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wen had also completed a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service at NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

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