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Join us for the MDC Summit on September 12-13 in Washington, DC

Nancy Potok

Dr. Nancy Potok is the CEO of NAPx Consulting and a Visiting Scholar at New York University. She previously served as the Chief Statistician of the United States in the Executive Office of the President, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the US Department of Commerce, COO of McManis & Monsalve Associates - a data analytics company, and Senior Vice President of NORC at the University of Chicago. She served as a Commissioner on the US Evidence Based Policy Making Commission, and currently chairs and serves on several Boards of nonprofit organizations and academic institutions dedicated to evidence-based policymaking, mathematics, computer science, and technology. Most recently, she chaired the American Statistical Association Task Force on the quality of the 2020 Census. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, a former adjunct professor and current Senior Fellow at The George Washington University, and a non-resident Fellow at the Urban Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Arthur S. Flemming Award, Secretary of Commerce’s Gold Medal, AFERM Enterprise Risk Manager of the Year Award, and The George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned her Ph.D. at the Trachtenburg School of Public Administration and Public Policy at The George Washington University. Dr. Potok was a 1980 PMI at the Department of Transportation.

Daniella Lowenberg

Daniella Lowenberg is on a 2-year assignment to the Administration for Children and Families at the US Department of Health and Human Services where she is the Senior Advisor for Data Governance, working to develop agency open and restricted use data strategies. She is on loan from University of California Office of the President (UCOP) where she was a Senior Data Publishing Product Manager. Her roles included directing the product and technology for Dryad, leading the Make Data Count initiative, and co-founding a global working group on recommendations for the responsible handling of ethics and integrity in publishing research data. Prior to her time at UC, Daniella oversaw the open data policy at the scientific publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS). She continues to be involved in Make Data Count as an Advisor through her role at UCOP.

Julia Lane

Julia is a Professor at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She was a senior advisor in the Office of the Federal CIO at the White House, supporting the implementation of the Federal Data Strategy. She co-founded the Coleridge Initiative, whose goal is to use data to transform the way governments access and use data for the social good through training programs, research projects and a secure data facility. Previous to this, Julia was a Senior Managing Economist and Institute Fellow at American Institutes for Research. She has held positions at the National Science Foundation, The Urban Institute, The World Bank, American University and NORC at the University at Chicago. In these positions, Julia has led many initiatives, including co-founding the Institute for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan and STAR METRICS programs at the National Science Foundation and establishing the Patents View project at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Julia is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Statistical Institute and a fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Iratxe Puebla

Iratxe Puebla is joining DataCite as Director of Make Data Count in June. For the last three years, Iratxe worked at ASAPbio, where she drove initiatives to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences and greater transparency in peer review. Iratxe also managed community engagement activities related to preprints. Prior to ASAPbio, Iratxe held editorial roles at different open-access journals and served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief at the journal PLOS ONE, where she was actively involved in editorial policy development and open science initiatives. Iratxe is also co-founder of the FORCE11/COPE Research Data Publishing Ethics Working Group