Board of Directors

Kristen Ratan

Kristen Ratan

Board Member

Kristen Ratan is Founder of the Strategies for Open Science. She has a 20-year history working to accelerate advances in science and research communication. She co-founded the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko), was the Publisher at the Public Library of Science (PLOS), and also held leadership positions at HighWire Press, Atypon, and BIOSIS. Kristen is on the board of the American Institute of Physics Publishing, the Code for Science and Society, and ASAPbio.

Kaitlin Thaney

Kaitlin Thaney

Board Member

Kaitlin Thaney’s career has been centered around open infrastructure organizations; helping them think strategically about program design, participatory engagement, and sustainability. She is the Director of Invest in Open Infrastructure, a CS&S fiscally sponsored project, and serves on the CS&S Board to represent the projects. Previously she served as the Endowment Director for the Wikimedia Foundation, where she led development of a fund to sustain the future of Wikipedia and free knowledge. Prior to joining Wikimedia, Thaney directed the program portfolio for the Mozilla Foundation, built the Mozilla Science Lab, was on the founding team for Digital Science, and crafted legal, technical, and social infrastructure for sharing data on the web at Creative Commons.

Kari Jordan

Kari Jordan

Board Member

Dr. Kari L. Jordan is the Executive Director of The Carpentries, a non-profit project that teaches foundational coding and data science skills. In this role she advocates for The Carpentries mission, vision, and values through strategic relationships and championing people first, access for all, and community collaboration. Kari holds a PhD in Engineering Education and a MA in Education from The Ohio State University, as well as a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, and an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Department of Engineering and Technology, College of Aeronautics.

Jochai Ben-Avie

Jochai Ben-Avie

Board Member

Jochai Ben-Avie's career has been centered at the intersection of technology and human rights, as a leader in global policy and advocacy as well as a funder. Jochai joins the Code for Science & Society Board as Mozilla’s former Head of International Public Policy and lead of their Open Source Support Program funding arm (MOSS). During his time at Mozilla, he scaled the policy team from a solely US focus to a global presence active in shaping legislation across six continents to build a better internet. He was privileged to receive his education at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the University of Oxford’s Lincoln College.

Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Cain

Board Member

Jonathan Omowalé Cain is a library leader who believes that libraries have a huge role to play in higher education and society. He is passionate about making libraries and information centers more collaborative, equitable and inclusive for learners and knowledge workers. Currently, Jonathan serves as the Interim Director of Digital Strategies and the Head, Data Services at the University of Oregon Libraries. He designs data and digital education programs, focusing on equitable access and social justice as essential components. His research centers on understanding and interrogating the inequity in data & technology cultures, as well as the role of libraries as organizations for the public good, privacy in education, and social justice and equity. (Photo credit: Mandi Garcia, UO Libraries).

Shannon Dosemagen

Shannon Dosemagen

Board Member

Shannon Dosemagen has spent the last two decades working with environment and public health groups to address declining freshwater resources, coastal land loss and building monitoring programs with communities living adjacent to industrial facilities. Shannon is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow working on the Open Environmental Data Project, co-founder of Public Lab and Executive Director from 2010-20, a steward of the Gathering for Open Science Hardware, Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Open Hardware, and previous Chair of both the U.S. EPA National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology and the Citizen Science Association.

Josh Greenberg, PhD

Josh Greenberg, PhD

Board Advisor

Joshua M. Greenberg is director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Digital Information Technology program. Dr. Greenberg received his Bachelor of Arts in History of Science, Medicine and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University, and both Masters and Doctoral degrees from Cornell University's Department of Science & Technology Studies. Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Greenberg was the New York Public Library's first Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, where he developed and led a digital strategy centered on building online visitors and deepening engagement through access to collections both on Library websites and third-party platforms and increased exposure to staff expertise via blogs and other social media.