Staff & Consultants

There are three people who work at Smart Chicago:

Daniel X. O’Neil, Executive Director

Kyla Williams, Program Officer

Sonja Marziano, Admin Assistant

This team coordinates the work of dozens of other technologists, project managers, and consultants. Here’s them:

Christopher Whitaker: Civic Works Project Manager and event coordinator


Christopher coordinates activities and deliverables for Civic Works Project. He is also an essential organizer, hackathon-runner, meetup-documenter, and live-streamer of all sorts of civic innovation events.

Patrice Coleman: Project Manager and Lead Health Navigator for Smart Health Centers Project


Patrice is responsible for identifying, vetting and on boarding traditional and non-traditional health sites into Smart Health Centers Network. Provides supervision, training and quality assurance monitoring over sites and Navigators.

Bernard Creamer: Health Navigator for Smart Health Centers Project

Bernard Provides health advocacy and education to patients/participants using technology with the goal of improving personal and community health outcomes.

Derek Eder of DataMade: Developer for the Chicago Atlas Project


Derek has been a core team member of the Atlas project. He has been a consultant for Smart Chicago since the day he started Data Made.

Scott Robbin of Robbin and Co: Developer


Scott acts as the Smart Chicago Collaborative Product Manager, working to help us improve and develop our various products. He also provides mentoring and technical support to data projects housed under the Smart Chicago Developer Resources program.

Declan Frye of Purple Binder: Developer for the Chicago Atlas Project

Declan and Purple Binder created and maintains the Purple Binder API for community-level resource data on the Atlas project.

Rob Paral-Civic Works Community Engagement Manager


Assists Smart Chicago Collaborative with achieving a regional infrastructure among data providers and supports partnering non-profit organizations to improve services and outcomes using data.

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