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 maximize the impact of their programs.
Mark holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A recent Bronx transplant, Dyanna manages Cityspan’s portfolio of New York City clients, including the New York City Department of Education, YMCA of Greater New York, New York Edge, ExpandEd, and the Children’s Aid society. She also manages systems for the City of Oakland, including Oakland Unite (Measure Z – Public Safety and Services Violence Prevention Act) and the Oakland Public School’s After School Education & Safety Program. Dyanna’s background in grants management, database design, and program evaluation allows her to identify issues and create solutions that meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Dyanna holds a Master of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University. She spends her free time experimenting with new cooking challenges and fermentations, and she always has a jigsaw puzzle underway.
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.
DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Matt leads Cityspan’s Technical Services team and is responsible for developing Cityspan’s business intelligence and data warehouse capabilities. Specializing in database management, data visualization, and process management solutions, Matt ensures clients have the tools they need to analyze outcomes and evaluate program effectiveness. In addition to producing meaningful report structures and designs, Matt and his team configure Cityspan systems to meet unique client requirements.
A part of Cityspan since 2013, 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.
TECHNICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE
Michael supports system configuration for Cityspan Provider, the Cityspan solution that enables social service agencies to efficiently manage people, programs and services. Michael also specializes in external data importation and integration with Cityspan’s database. As a former technology support intern for both Accenture and Kirkland & Ellis, Michael brings the experience and skills necessary to effectively translate client requirements into system features.
Michael holds a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Data Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley.
TECHNICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE
Corrie works with the Technical Services team to manage Cityspan’s data warehouse and develop advanced reporting solutions. Keenly interested in astrophysics, Corrie was previously selected for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program where her team won the NCAS AFRC Robotics competition for their design of an autonomous rover prototype.
Corrie holds a BS in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
TECHNICAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE
Geoff supports Cityspan’s Technical Services team by providing client-specific solutions through the configuration of Cityspan’s web service platform. With a background in healthcare analytics, Geoff provides clients with data-backed insight through the customization of business intelligence reporting tools.
Geoff holds a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Economics from Purdue University. In his free time, Geoff enjoys playing games and spending quality time with friends and his cat.