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Sharon Kandris
SAVI Director and Associate Director, Polis Center

Gautham Bavandla
Research Programmer/Research Associate

Jay Colbert
Project Manager

Kelly Davila
Senior Research Analyst

Neil Devadasan
Lead Systems Engineer & Systems Engineering Manager

Jim Dowling
Database Administrator

Allegra East
Communications Manager

Robert Ferrell
Software Developer

Melissa Gona
Resources Manager

John Hayes
Quality Assurance Analyst

Debra Hollon
GIS Analyst

Matt Nowlin
Research Analyst

Unai Miguel Andres
GIS & Data Analyst

Kim Sarver
Senior Research Project Manager

SAVI Interns
Ryan McElroy
Taylor Moore

SAVI Service Learning Scholars
Cameron Hilt
Meghann Bowman
Hanna Roper

Advisory Board
Frank Alexander
Pastor, Oasis of Hope Church
Todd Sears
Executive Vice President, Portfolio and Corporate Finance, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.

David Bethuram

President, Catholic Charities Indianapolis

Jim Sparks

Geographic Information Officer, Indiana Office of Technology
(Board Vice Chair)

Dr. Virginia Caine

Director, Marion County Health Department

Andrew Swenson

Principal Planner, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

Alan Cloe

Executive Vice President of Content Services,

Anne-Marie Taylor

Executive Director, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Demetrius Glover

Director of Research and Information Resources, United Way of Central Indiana

Sara VanSlambrook

Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Marya Jones
Attorney at Law,
Jones & Kennedy, LLC

Kevin Whiteacre
Director, Community Research Center,
University of Indianapolis

Sara Laycock
Economic and Community Development Liaison,
Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors

Brad Beaubien
Planning Administrator,
Department of Metropolitan Development
City of Indianapolis

Lee Lewellen

CEO, Indiana Economic Development Assoc. (Board Chair)

David Bodenhamer
The Polis Center, ex officio

Paula Parker-Sawyers Means

Missions Director, Tabernacle Presbyterian Church

Sharon Kandris
The Polis Center, ex officio

SAVI Technology Advisory Committee

Gail Farnsley (Committee Chair)
Executive Partner, Gartner Executive Programs

Bob Baird
President, Inverse Square

Andrew Bittermann
Business Intelligence and Data Strategy Solution Manager, Fusion Alliance

David Ortiz
BI Solution Manager, Allegient

Jeffrey S. Ton
SVP of Corp. Connectivity & CIO, Goodwilll Industries of Central Indiana

SAVI Data Security & Privacy Task Force

Julie Aders
Office of Student Data Mgmt. & Access, Manager, University Data Steward

Angela Adams
IU General Counsel, Associate General Counsel

Sara Chambers
University Information Policy Office , Chief Privacy Officer

Kelly Davila
The Polis Center, Sr. Research Analyst

Tom Davis
University Information Security Office, University Chief Security Officer

Neil Devadasan
The Polis Center, Director, System Engineering

Jim Dowling
The Polis Center, Database Administrator

Frank Faults
Rooney Foundation, Director

Demetrius Glover
United Way of Central Indiana, VP Strategic Information

Melissa Gona
The Polis Center, Business Manager

Sharon Kandris
The Polis Center, Director, Community Informatics

Andrew Korty
University Information Security Office, University Info Security Officer

Keith Lehigh
University Information Security Office, University Principal Security Engineer

Andrew Marsh
University Compliance, University HIPPA Security Officer

Leslie Pfeffer
University Compliance, University HIPPA Privacy Officer