Code for Kentuckiana is the official Code for America Brigade for Louisville, Ky. Currently, there are 70+ Brigades across the United States, bringing together community organizers, developers, and designers to use technology to improve the lives of citizens.
Our mission is to organize and advocate for the use of public data and technology to make Louisville and Southern Indiana a more safe, resilient, and equitable place.
Code for Kentuckiana is governed by a Steering Committee and is led by two steering committee members who have been elected co-captains.
Robert Kahne is a native Louisvillian who works for Splash Analytics. He has been active in civic technology for several years and is passionate about the intersection of technology and government. As a data scientist and holder of a degree in public policy from the University of Kentucky’s Martin School, Code for Kentuckiana gives Robert the chance to put two of his favorite subjects together.
In addition to CFK, Robert also serves on the board of Highland Community Ministries and is active at Highland Baptist Church. You can also hear him on his podcast about Kentucky government and politics, My Old Kentucky Podcast!
Ryane is a Neighborhood Liaison for the Center for Neighborhoods. Ryane was born and raised in Hobart, Indiana, but moved to Louisville in 2005. A resident of the Southside neighborhood for the past 10 years, she is very passionate about her neighborhood and has worked with her neighbors to enhance the many assets the Southend has to offer. As a graduate of the Neighborhood Institute and founder of the Southside Neighborhood Association, she was a volunteer for Better Block Woodlawn Avenue and a community leader on Southside PAINT project before joining the staff. Her interests include spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, finding hidden gems in cities, hosting dinner parties at her home, and learning what matters to other people.
Steering Committee Members
Angela is a Community Health Administrator at the Center for Health Equity. Angela holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, with an emphasis in Epidemiology. She has expertise in social and behavioral science with nearly a decade of experience as a market research analyst, where she designed and analyzed survey research for clients in the pharmaceutical industry.
She specialized in large multinational programs, conducting public relations, messaging, and usage research in over 40 countries with patients and healthcare providers.
Angela also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and English from Case Western Reserve University.
Loren is a Kentucky native who has lived in Louisville since 2010. She is a passionate believer in free and equitable access to information as a key component of social justice. She has spent her career serving at various nonprofits and is particularly interested in supporting families and individuals impacted by generational poverty.
Currently, Loren works with Jewish Family & Career Services providing case management and counseling services for at-risk families. She is nearly finished with her Masters in Social Work at Spalding University and will begin working towards her therapist license in the summer.
Dawn Howard is a local CPA with her own practice – JDawn Consulting. Born and raised in Kentucky, she has called Louisville home for the past 10 years. In addition to open data, she is also interested in criminal and social justice issues as well as knitting, craft beer, and bad television when she finds the time.
Kyle is a litigation associate at Bingham Greenebaum Doll. Prior to practicing law, he managed network administration and information security for a healthcare data analytics company, building professional experience around risk management, data privacy, security incident response, and regulatory compliance. He currently represents clients in general business litigation and advises businesses on issues of law and technology. Kyle helped launch the Music City Legal Hackers in Nashville, TN and enjoys facilitating the creation of technical solutions to local problems.
Bret Walker is a software engineer. His interest in applying technology to inform and empower the public is the reason he launched Louie Watch, a site to aggregate disperate data sets to a block level, in 2013. That same year, he also became involved in Code for America through their brigade network. Bret has also served as a mentor at Code Louisville.