Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis, MPA

Director of Research & Evaluation

Lea is part of the Data Science team and oversees quality improvement activities in addition to focusing on client projects and communication. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Policy Analysis from New York University Wagner School of Public Service and over 10 years of management and research experience. Her experience working in multiple sectors, such as health care and education, coupled with her knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines help define, critically assess, and resolve a broad spectrum of public health problems and issues. Prior to joining VNL, her network research experience included examining social connectedness in age-friendly communities and the role of networks in disaster preparedness and response.

What Lea is Reading:

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky

Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions. The decision-making principles in this article are both practical and time-tested. They work in the real world.

Click here to read the blog

Meet the Rest of Visible Network Labs Team

Dr. Danielle Varda

Dr. Danielle Varda,
CEO & Founder
Dr. Amanda Beacom

Dr. Amanda Beacom, PhD, MPP,
VP of Research & Data Science
Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper,
VP of Engineering
Sara Sprong

Sara Sprong, M.P.A,
VP of Customer Experience
Alex Derr

Alex Derr, M.P.A,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Tobie Tsuzuki

Tobie Tsuzuki,
Full Stack Engineer/Team Lead
Joshua Albert

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Developer
Dr. Rose Y. Hardy

Dr. Rose Y. Hardy,
Network Data Scientist
Andy Zheng

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst
Kaley Bachinski

Kaley Bachinski, MSc,
Senior Project Manager
Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.,
Director of Research and Evaluation
Kelly Sprong

Kelly Sprong,
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Zac Thompson

Zac Thompson,
VP of Product
Tyler Funk

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Software Developer
Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis,
Product Owner
Steve Stremsterfer

Steve Stremsterfer,
UX/UI Design Manager
Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Kendall Warwick-Diaz, MA,
Data Analyst
Kahea Hendrickson

Kāhea Hendrickson,
Software Developer
Malinda Mochizuki

Malinda Mochizuki, M.P.A,
QA Specialist
Will Jacobson

Will Jacobson,
Business Development Specialist
Alena Lidey

Alena Lidey (She/Her),
Customer Success Manager
Josh Nikander

Josh Nikander,
Technology Intern
Jalece Wherry

Jalece Wherry, M.H.A, Customer Success Manager
Isabella Spielmann

Isabella Spielmann,
Technology Intern
Let's Connect

Send us a note and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible with more information.