Katie Hearn

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Katie Hearn


As the director of DCTP, Katie brings a passion for big picture visioning and co-creation. A self-described “dial-up baby,” an interest in community wireless networks led her to the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and the Detroit Digital Stewards community group, where she was moved by the promise of alternative digital futures.

She currently serves on the board of the Detroit Community Wealth Fund and the United Community Housing Coalition, and is a founding board member of the Detroit Kite Festival. If she’s not in a meeting, she is likely on a soccer field or a dance floor.

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Janice Gates

Director of EII

Janice has a background in program management, marketing and public relations, and communications. In her role as the Program Director for the Equitable Internet Initiative (EII), she works with anchor organizations in three neighborhoods of Detroit seeding community technology programing, including DCTP’s Digital Stewards training program.


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Anderson Walworth

Chief Networking Engineer

Anderson has been working with Detroit Digital Stewards since 2011 and has been part of several AMP, DCTP, DDJC based community technology projects in Detroit. His current work focuses on wireless network design/build-out and Digital Steward training for DCTP's Equitable Internet Initiative.


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Director of UX and Accessibility

Kristyn Sonnenberg

Director of UX and Accessibility

Kristyn has a background in UX research and design as well as web development. Her work focuses on participatory design practices and accessibility. She is part of the communications team for DCTP, focusing on information design, internal process design and policy, and research and design for print and online educational tools.