Census Legacies is powered by the Center for Social Innovation, UC Riverside. The effort grew out of an early demonstration project in the Inland Empire, a Southern California region of 4.6 million residents.

Team members include:

Karthick Ramakrishnan, Founder and Director
Karla Lopez del Rio, Associate Director
Paola Avendano, Government Relations
Eric Calderon, Narrative Change
Gary Rettberg, Research Manager
Beth Tamayose, Research Director
Carmen Zambrano, Researcher

Census Legacies Advisory Group

We are grateful for the strategic advice and thoughtful engagement by an incredible group of advisors, with experience in philanthropy, community development, civic engagement, and good governance. 

Business associations

Daniel Frank, ReadyNation

Census & philanthropy experts

Mahvash Hassan, Philanthropy and social impact consultant

Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census expert and consultant

Chris Wagaman, California State Assembly Select Committee on the Census  

Government agencies 

California Secretary of State

Manuel Lopez del Rio, Colorado Secretary of State

Nonprofits and nonprofit coalitions 

Jill Boxler, Council for a Strong America

Janeen Comenote, National Urban Indian Family Coalition

Jeri Green, National Urban League

Kyra Greene, Center on Policy Initiatives

Lisa Hersey, Housing California

Lycia Maddocks, NDN Collective

Hillary Medina-Loveless, Leadership Conference Education Fund

Joan Naymark, Minnesotans for American Community Survey (MACS) 

Miki Noguchi, National League of Cities

Gregg Orton, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

Frances Valdez, Houston in Action


Margarita Luna, The California Endowment

Susan Racher, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation

Manuel J. Santamaria, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Richard Thomason, Blue Shield of California Foundation

Philanthropy-serving organizations

Jocelyn Bissonnette, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation

Ashley Dietz, Florida Philanthropic Network 

Katina Mortensen, Minnesota Council on Foundations

Maggie Osborn, Maryland Philanthropic Network

May Yang, Minnesota Council on Foundations