The Collaborative is a public-private partnership that advocates for the public availability of open and accessible data to drive planning, policy, budgeting and decision making in Connecticut at the state, regional and local levels. We are a user-driven organization, serving nonprofits, advocates, policymakers, community groups, and funders in using data to drive policy and improve programs and services.
Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director
Michelle is responsible for executing the vision and strategy of the Collaborative which seeks to advance open data statewide and to facilitate data-driven decision making. She seeks to increase the use of public open data and grow the community of users across the state.
Sasha Cuerda, Director of Technology
Sasha is a software developer with experience building data visualization tools, developing database systems for managing spatial data, and developing data processing workflows. He is also a trained urban planner and geographer.
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Data Engagement Specialist
Rachel is a sociologist interested in translating complex data into useful information to support the work of nonprofits, community organizations and state agencies. She is responsible for the CTData Academy and for contributing to CTData’s growing repository of data stories.