As part of our Stories of Change initiative we are excited to announce our next event:
Story Jam: Digital Transformation
January 26, 2022
12:00 – 1:30pm
You won’t want to miss this interactive story showcase featuring change-makers who have successfully implemented a digital transformation. We will spotlight insights and practical tips that can help leaders in the public and private sector get better at managing—and thriving—through change. You’ll walk away feeling inspired and energized. To register for this free event, complete the registration form on the right.
Featuring speakers from:
Traci’s LinkedIn profile
Traci Walker is the first Executive Director of the Digital Services Coalition, a nonprofit trade association representing companies which are committed to bringing digital transformation to the public sector. Walker recently left public service after 20 years in the federal government, where she most recently was the Director of Digital Service Procurement at the United States Digital Service (USDS). Her legacy at USDS was creating the Digital IT Acquisition Professional (DITAP) training & development program which assists acquisition professionals in understanding and purchasing in the digital service market to achieve higher quality outcomes using taxpayer dollars. Prior to USDS, she was a Senior Contracting Officer for the Office of Administration at the Executive Office of the President (White House).
Bill’s LinkedIn profile
As the leader of Ad Hoc’s teams working in support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Bill oversees a broad range of cross-functional teams working on everything from VA.gov to API design to mobile apps. Prior to joining Ad Hoc, Bill served as CEO of Big Sky Associates, Inc and as co-founder and president of Growth Matters LLC. Bill lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife, four kids and two dogs.
Christine Rose Steiffer
Christine’s LinkedIn profile
Christine Rose Steiffer joined the Mediabarn and IRS teams in March 2020, getting to work on the evolution of IRS.gov along with enhancements to the Online Account tool for taxpayers. She loves working on projects that have impact across large, diverse sets of people, and has previously contributed to projects for government contractors at SAM.gov, redesigned an internal reporting tool for OSHA inspectors, and led the research efforts for an insurance enrollment tool used by millions of healthcare professionals called ProView. She enjoys sunsets and snowstorms from her home in the Blue Ridge mountains of Southwest, Virginia.
Kira’s LinkedIn profile
Kira Prin has been working in the Online Services team at the Internal Revenue Service since 2017. She’s the User Experience and Information Architecture lead on multiple IRS.gov applications, including the main IRS.gov website, with primary focus on informing design and content updates through user research and analytics. Before starting her federal government career, Kira was in the nonprofit world as a Webmaster and Marketing Specialist. She has 2 dogs and lives with her husband in the Northern Virginia area.
Mike’s LinkedIn profile
Mike Gifford is a Senior Strategist at CivicActions. His primary focus is on building digital accessibility confidence and capabilities in the public sector. Previously, he was the Founder and President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., a web development agency specializing in building open source solutions for the open web. Pushed by a desire to build better and more inclusive world, Mike has been involved with accessibility since the beginning of the 90s. He has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and officially became Drupal’s Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012.
Leanna’s LinkedIn profile
Leanna Miller supports the CTO of the Department of Veterans Affairs through the US Digital Service. As the Mobile Product Lead, she works to improve and simplify Veterans’ digital experiences at VA. Last summer, her team launched VA’s first “flagship mobile app,” which brings together the most common tools in an accessible, user-centered, native experience. The 4.8 star-rated app exemplifies Leanna’s commitment to a Veteran-first approach to digital transformation at VA. She splits her time between Asheville, NC and Washington, DC.
Jessi’s LinkedIn profile
Jessi Bull is a strategist and technologist with 14 years of experience in the civic sector focused on improvement of services through innovation and technology. Jessi is currently a product manager with 18F – an office of federal employees within the General Services Administration that partners with federal, state, and local agencies to improve the user experience of government services by helping them build and buy technology. She previously led the strategy practice at Nava Public Benefit Corporation and worked to strengthen the digital services community as a member of the Board for the Digital Service Coalition. Jessi has worked at the local, state, and federal level of government in a variety of roles including program and project management, policy and program implementation, oversight, and procurement.
Joiwind’s LinkedIn profile
Joiwind Ronen is a partner at Wheelhouse Group and has spent the past 20 years pursuing her passion to help mission-driven organizations better serve the needs of the American public. She uses her skills as a strategist, change agent, and facilitator to engage stakeholders and increase their impact. At Wheelhouse Group, she leads company strategy, builds partner relationships and oversees a portfolio of client engagements.