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About Us

ElectionOutreach is a project of CommunityConnect Labs.

CommunityConnect Labs enables government and service providers to engage your communities.

We provide enterprise-class technology, professional services and expertise to engage everyone, and not leave behind hard-to-reach communities.

Our Story

CommunityConnect was created by the team behind GreatNonprofits after seeing the difficulties human services providers had connecting with low-income people. We empower our clients through technology and expertise created through inclusive, human-centered design.

We have found that the most successful way to engage communities is to meet people where they are. Our engagement solutions leverage the existing routines and channels that community members use every day.

Technology: We provide mobile-first engagement solutions — including mobile messaging, interactive voice, or mobile web.

Services: We provide strategic consulting and training to help our customers better connect and engage with marginalized communities.


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Perla Ni

Perla is the founder of CommunityConnect Labs, the Census Outreach Project, and GreatNonprofits. Previously, she founded the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the leading journal on nonprofit management and philanthropy. She has served on the boards of Goodwill, America’s Charities and Network for Good. Perla holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from UC Berkeley.
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Josh Levitan
Director of Product and Engineering

Josh leads the Product and Engineering team for CCL. Josh is an experienced product leader who started his career in the social and mobile game space. Previously, Josh was Vice President of Product Management at a leading omnichannel SaaS platform, with over 1 billion consumer engagements per year, for a conversational AI-powered healthcare solution geared at increasing health equity and driving outcomes for hard to reach populations.
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Taylor Dankmyer
Director of Business Development and Client Success

Taylor leads the Business Development & Client Success team for CCL. He has 6+ years of mobile messaging experience working in social impact: government, non-profits, NGOs, charities, and advocacy organizations. Previously, he worked on digital strategy consulting wearing many hats, including sales, account management, solutions consulting, and research and operations.
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Michelle Centeno
Implementation Director

Michelle leads the implementation of CCL’s solutions for our clients. She has dedicated her life to social impact, working on behalf of populations on the margins as a passionate humanitarian, communications strategist and policy activist. Previously, she managed global emergency response efforts at the United Nations. Michelle holds a BA from UCLA and a Masters from St. John’s University.
Eric Stone
Chief Technology Officer
Charles Kramer
Operations Manager
Teeh Amaral
Senior Software Engineer
Nelson Pinto
Product Manager
Alex Stefanescu
Systems Administrator
Ihor Palii
Software Developer
Andrea Lloyd
HR & Finance Manager
Michael De Jesus
Customer Service
Chris Dick
Data and Impact
Kate Reilly
Implementation Associate
Sang Mai Xuan
QA Engineer
Raj Dutta
Solutions Architect
Lucy Ye
Program Associate
Vidhya Murugan
Lead QA Engineer
Alex Yerkes
Marketing Consultant
Musa Musa
RapidPro Engineer
Anona Gupta
Data Specialist
Zareen Ghazala
Administrative Assistant / Research
Samantha Fernandez
Executive Assistant