Mark Min

Chief Executive Officer

Mark is the founder and CEO of Cityspan. He has more than 20 years experience developing information systems for governments, school districts and nonprofit organizations. Mark oversees Cityspan systems used by more than 4,000 service programs nationally and advises clients on how best to leverage technology to optimize the impact of their programs. 

Mark holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Kara Johnson

Director of Business Development

Kara is responsible for Cityspan’s business development, sales and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Cityspan, she was the director of operations for THINK Together, one of California’s largest nonprofit providers of education-based programs.

Kara holds an MA in Business from Vanguard University of Southern California. On weekends, she enjoys riding her Vespa or hiking around the Lafayette reservoir to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Mark Chuang

Chief Technology Officer

Mark is an application architect with more than 15 years experience developing database and Internet technologies. He oversees all aspects of Cityspan’s software development, including database design, application programming, and user interface development. In addition to his technical expertise, Mark’s experience working with government and non-profit agencies has given him a thorough understanding of the goals, business processes, and management challenges they face.

Mark holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. A keen San Francisco Giants fan, Mark also enjoys cooking at home and eating out with his wife and toddler son.

John Meyer

Senior Programmer

John is the lead developer for Cityspan Funder™, the Cityspan solution that health and human services agencies use to administer over $1.5 billion in grant funding each year. Prior to joining Cityspan in 2006, John worked at Energy Worldnet as developer of an e-learning solution to help municipalities understand National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regulations.

John holds a BA in Philosophy from Yale University. When not advocating for Web standards and creating elegant user experiences, John can be found running along one of the Bay Area’s many beautiful trails.

Kent Hu

Senior Programmer

Kent is the lead developer for Cityspan Provider™, the Cityspan solution that tracks services to over 3 million persons across 4,000 social service programs annually. Kent's experience and formal technical training allow him to develop systems that adapt to our client's requirements but are also user friendly and scalable. Prior to joining Cityspan in 2004, Kent developed Web applications for MediaBubble and its clients.

Kent holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. His hobbies include powerlifting and programming, particularly when he can develop scripts to help his scientist wife with her research.

Shomaila Hafeez

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Shomaila works to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated Cityspan team. She oversees all of Cityspan’s internal learning and development programs, compensation, benefits, and employee relations. In addition, she manages the company’s financial operations.

Part of the Cityspan team since 2008, she holds a BA in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. For Shomaila, a perfect Sunday would be one spent relaxing at home with her family over a cup or two of chai.

Tim Herrera

System Administrator

Tim manages Cityspan’s datacenter, network operations and developer toolkits. Before joining Cityspan in 2001, he was a systems programmer for the City of Eugene, Oregon, where his responsibilities included project management, application architecture design, .Net programming, and advanced systems and applications debugging.

Tim started programming when he was eight, and got his first computer-related job at 12. When not at work, Tim can be found hiking or biking, or enjoying a meal prepared with locally and ethically sourced ingredients.

Raphael Tran

Senior Programmer

Raphael has more than 10 years experience developing database software for the Web. Since joining Cityspan in 2004, he has led the development of Cityspan’s grants management system and the development of contracting solutions for Chicago, Oakland, and San Francisco. Previously, Raphael developed ecommerce applications for Paceworks, Inc.

Raphael holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He spends most of his free time playing or watching baseball.

Han Zhang

Senior Programmer

Han is a key member of the team that develops Cityspan’s client tracking and reporting systems. He is responsible for client configuration for several of our major clients, including the New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco public schools. Part of Cityspan since 2007, Han is especially adept at translating client goals into effective and usable software features.

Han holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. A passionate sports fan, Han enjoys snowboarding and playing basketball with his friends.

Suparna Jasuja

User Interface Developer

Suparna works closely with Cityspan’s technical team, project managers and design consultants to ensure Cityspan’s user interface reflects modern web usability and mobile design standards. Prior to Cityspan, Suparna held design and web communication positions with NetApp and Golin, and was a member of the VillageTech Solutions team that developed Looma, a low-power “computer in a box” designed to make enhanced learning tools accessible to rural village schools in developing countries.

Suparna holds a BS in Web Design and Engineering from Santa Clara University. A fan of comedy, one of Superna's favorite pastimes is drinking tea while watching Parks and Recreation with her two dogs.

Chris Melius

Senior Programmer

Since joining Cityspan in 2006, Chris has been the lead developer on several of Cityspan’s most complex projects for clients including the Chicago Public Schools, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the Children’s Defense Fund. With more than ten years experience developing database systems, Chris leverages leading technologies to create optimal solutions to meet challenging business requirements.

Chris holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his free time, he runs, reads, and drums in a band.

Roselyn Ly

Project Manager

Roselyn manages projects for Cityspan’s state government clients, including the Louisiana Department of Education, the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, and the North Dakota Department of Education. An excellent problem solver with strategic and tactical skills, she also manages contracting systems for the cities of Chicago, Oakland, and San Francisco

Roselyn holds a BA in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley. When she’s not heads down on a complex Cityspan project, she can be found spending time with friends exploring San Francisco.

Hayley Cole

Project Manager

Hayley manages Cityspan’s projects with the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, Get In Chicago, and the Providence After School Alliance’s Citywide Out-of-School Time initiative. She also manages contracting systems for the cities of Chicago and San Francisco. Part of Cityspan since 2011, Hayley possesses a deep understanding of stakeholder needs from previous projects for governments, school districts and nonprofits.

Hayley holds a BS in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In her free time, she likes to explore cities and paint.

Ariel Hollie

Project Manager

Ariel manages Cityspan's help desk services and works closely with the support and technical teams to develop solutions in response to client requirements. With a background in community engagement and meeting facilitation, Ariel possesses the communication and interpersonal skills required to effectively support Cityspan clients.

Ariel holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. A budding author, Ariel continues to refine her craft through academic research, reflective journaling, and blogging. 



Navdeep Sheena

Project Associate

The newest member of the team, Navdeep co-manages Cityspan’s portfolio of California clients and liaises with internal teams to ensure the successful delivery of client solutions. Prior to Cityspan, Navdeep partnered with social service agencies and her university to provide health and wellness education to communities in need.

Navdeep holds a BS in Nutritional Sciences from San José State University. An ardent foodie, Navdeep enjoys cooking and expands her repertoire by exploring new restaurants.

Matt Gothro

Director of Business Intelligence

Matt is responsible for developing Cityspan’s business intelligence and data warehouse capabilities, focusing on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. His work includes translating client requirements into straightforward, meaningful report designs. Part of Cityspan since 2013, he also develops strategies for managing and maintaining data standards and metadata.

Matt holds a BA in Political Science from California State University, Chico. On weekends, he likes to watch San Francisco Giants games with his wife and friends.

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