Neighborhood Vitality Advisory Board

Established in 2019, this group of diverse academics and experts, in the fields of social psychology, equality and civic engagement, advises on the necessary elements of thriving communities and building deeper connections between neighbors.

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    Marc Dunkelman

    Brown University

    Marc Dunkelman is a fellow in International and Public Affairs for the Watson Institute at Brown University. He is the author of the book, The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of the American Community, with more than 12 years of experience working in government and policy.

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    Jennifer Eberhardt

    Stanford University

    Jennifer Eberhardt has spent 22 years as a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Professor Eberhardt is the author of “Biased” and has studied the science of unconscious bias for more than two decades.

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    Eric Goldman

    High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law

    Eric Goldman is Associate Dean for Research and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law. His research and teaching focus on Internet law, which he also writes about on the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.

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    Kelli Harding

    Columbia University Irving Medical Center

    Kelli Harding is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is also the author of The Rabbit Effect and previously served on the board of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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    Julianne Holt-Lunstad

    Brigham Young University

    Julianne Holt-Lunstad has spent 19 years as a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. She also serves as a scientific advisor for the Australian Coalition to End Loneliness, the Foundation for Art & Healing, and research advisory panel for AARP Services, Inc., United Healthcare, and Rural Aging.

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    Derrick Johnson


    Derrick Johnson is the President and CEO of the NAACP. He has spent his entire career as an activist fighting for equal rights and has worked at the NAACP since 2004 in state and national roles.

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    Ethan Kross

    University of Michigan

    Ethan Kross is a Professor of Psychology & Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan where he directs the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He is also the author of Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why it Matters and How to Harness It.

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    Tracey Meares

    Yale Law School

    Tracey Meares is a Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory with over 20 years in legal education. She is also a board member of the Joyce Foundation.

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    Sylvia Rosabal

    U.S. Agency for Global Media

    Sylvia Rosabal is the Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting for the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM). She has held senior positions with Telemundo and Univision spanning a 25 year career.

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    Ryan Streeter

    American Enterprise Institute

    Ryan Streeter is the Director of Domestic Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of four books and has over 20 years experience working in government and policy, including for the White House.

Client Advisory Board

Established in 2019, this group of marketing, branding and advertising experts advises on best practices, innovative ideas and guidance for our advertising initiatives, while ensuring value and differentiation, for both advertisers and members.

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    Kevin Burke

    Formerly Square

    Kevin Burke is the former Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Marketing, Sales, Partnerships & International of Square Inc. Prior to Square, Kevin was the Chief Marketing Officer at Visa Inc.

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    Rachel Chan


    Rachel is Director of Brand Media Strategy & Activation at Verizon. Prior to Verizon, Rachel held global leadership roles at HP, Inc., and American Express. She is an advocate for education, global consciousness, and celebrating diversity.

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    Kim F. Grant

    Bank of America

    Kim F. Grant is the Strategic Communications Planning and Paid Media Executive for Bank of America, Merrill and Global Markets. A 23 year veteran of BofA, Kim leads a diverse and dynamic team tasked with harnessing consumer insights and designing communications strategies across paid, owned and earned channels globally.

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    Melissa Grady


    Melissa is the Chief Marketing Officer of US auto manufacturer Cadillac. Prior to her role with Cadillac, Melissa held leadership roles at Jackson Hewitt, MetLife, and Motorola.

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    Nick Jezarian

    Kraft Heinz Company

    Nick Jezarian is the VP of Media for North America at  the Kraft Heinz Company. Previously, Nick led media and digital marketing teams at Target, Simmons Bedding, and the Coca-Cola Company.

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    Steve Katelman

    Omnicom Media Group

    Steve Katelman is the Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Partnerships for Omnicom Media Group, where he has worked since 1996. Steve is actively involved in the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the IAB.

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    Danisha Lomax


    Danisha is the Head of Client Inclusivity and Impact for Digitas North America with over 15 years of experience in media. Previously, she was the Head of Media West and National Paid Social Lead for Digitas. She has won awards including Chief Marketer’s Market like a Mother (2021), CampaignUS Media Planner of the year (2021), and the TribecaX Feature Film (2022).

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    Allison Lowrie


    Allison Lowrie is the Chief Marketing Officer of Vacasa. Prior to Vacasa, Allison was the Chief Marketing Officer of Home Advisor. Allison sits on the board of the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and is Chairperson of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

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    Jeffrey Nicholson


    Jeffrey Nicholson is the Chief Executive Officer of Tracer, a VaynerX company. Prior to Tracer, Jeff served as the Chief Media Officer at VaynerMedia. Jeff sits on the advisory boards of Pinterest and Roku.

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    Andrea Perez


    Andrea Perez is the SVP of Global Marketing at Sony. Prior to Sony, she held several leadership roles with Nike including Head of Women’s and Kids business for Brand Jordan and General Manager for Soccer in North America.

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    Matt Story


    Matt is the Vice President of Global Brand Partnerships & Advocacy at Visa. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion advocate, Matt hosts the “What’s Your Story?” podcast where he spotlights people of color leaders that have turned their lived experiences into superpowers.

Public Agency Advisory Council

Established in 2019, this group of government experts — including representatives from cities, counties, mayor’s offices, governor’s offices, health officials, transportation departments, police and fire departments — advises on fostering connected communities and increasing civic engagement in neighborhoods around the world.

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    Warren Kagarise

    King County, Washington

    Warren Kagarise is the Digital Engagement Manager for King County, Washington. Prior to King County, he was Communications Coordinator at the City of Issaquah, WA.

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    Wunmi Ladele

    U.K. National Health Service

    Wunmi Ladele is a Social and Digital Media Assistant Manager for the NHS. Prior to working for the NHS, she worked as a Digital Marketing Executive for a digital marketing agency specialising in producing dynamic video content for private clients in the healthcare industry.

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    Leah LaRue

    City of Atlanta, Georgia

    Leah is the Assistant Director of the Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) in the City of Atlanta. Prior to this she served in roles in both public and private sectors in Atlanta.

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    Greg Licamele

    Fairfax County, Virginia

    Greg Licamele is a Director of External Digital Communications at Fairfax County Government. He has worked over 15 years for Fairfax County.

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    Janelle McGregor

    City of Tampa, Florida

    Janelle McGregor is the Community Partnership Manager for the City of Tampa. Prior to the City of Tampa, she worked as a Spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department.

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    Larry Merritt

    Chicago Fire Department

    Larry is the Assistant Director of News Affairs at the Chicago Fire Department. He has spent twenty plus years in City Government in various positions that include public information and community outreach. Prior to the City of Chicago, he worked at FOX 32 Chicago as an Assistant Assignment Editor.

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    Katie Nelson

    Mountain View, California Police Department

    Katie Nelson is the Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator for the Mountain View Police Department. Prior to Mountain View Police Department, she worked as a reporter for San Jose Mercury News.

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    Chantal Perreault

    Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

    Chantal Perreault is the Digital Communications Specialist for Niagara Region. She has worked in web and digital for over 20 years across private, non-profit and government sectors.

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    Dionne Waugh

    City of Boulder, Colorado

    Dionne Waugh has worked in the field of law enforcement public information for over 14 years. She joined the City of Boulder in November 2020 as the Public Safety PIO for Boulder Police and Fire. Prior to joining the policing profession she was a newspaper journalist.

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    Francis Zamora

    San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

    Francis Zamora is the Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. Prior to the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, he was Vice President at The Thier Group.

Small Business Advisory Board

Established in 2021, this group of diverse small business owners provides insights and guidance on our strategy to ensure value and innovation so all SMBs can thrive on Nextdoor.

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    Adrian Brooks

    Home Soft Wash

    Adrian Brooks is the co-owner of Home Soft Wash, a family-run business based in the village of East Horsley near Guildford in Surrey, England. They specialize in exterior residential cleaning.

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    Carlos A. Rojas

    Realtor, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

    Carlos A. Rojas is an award winning Realtor with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. He lives and specializes in the greater Venetian Parc neighborhood in Miami, FL.

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    Dawn Belisle

    Delights by Dawn

    Dawn Belisle is the owner of Delights by Dawn, a local bakery business specializing in gourmet, alcohol infused desserts for all adult occasions. She is based in Atlanta, GA.

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    Eri Dacaj

    Shine Clean Valeting

    Eri Dacaj launched his business, Shine Clean Valeting, in June 2021, with the goal of providing customers a more premium and personal car valeting service right outside their home. He’s based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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    Leah Holiday

    L.A. Hair Design

    Leah Holiday is the talent behind L.A. Hair Design, where she brings over 25 years of experience. She is a certified REDKEN Colorist and an accredited Vidal Sassoon and Toni & Guy Master Cutter.  She is based in Westlake Village, CA.

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    Rita Shelley

    Cheeky Spices LLC

    Rita Shelley is the founder and CEO of Cheeky Spices, delicious, allergen-free spice blends that taste great and don’t hurt the stomach. She is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

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    Seth Furches

    Redemption Springs Farm

    Redemption Springs Farm is an all natural, grass-based, GMO Free, Rare Heritage Breed Farm.  Seth and his wife Stephanie are dedicated to bringing customers clean, nutritious, fantastic tasting food, and saving these rare breeds from extinction. He’s based in Finksburg, MD.

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    Steven Murdoch

    Steven Murdoch Clinical Massage

    Steven Murdoch is dedicated to helping people live and work well – pain free. He is a registered Jing Method™ Advanced Clinical  Massage Therapist (ACMT) based in Palmers Green, North London.