Our Team is Building Tomorrow's Network Science Solutions

Our Team includes network scientists, technologists, designers and data analysts, all working together to build innovative new solutions that leverage network science and social network analysis. 

Visible Networks Labs is based in Denver, Colorado with a remote team in Boston, San Francisco, Tampa, Honolulu, & Missoula.

Team Members
U.S. States with VNL Staff
Learning Lab Alumni

Meet the VNL Team!

Visible Network Labs is a social enterprise made up of mission-driven data scientists, clinicians, and engineers tackling the problem of adverse social connectedness and its impact on outcomes. Choose a team below to learn more about us!

Executive & Administration

Dr. Danielle Varda

Dr. Danielle Varda,
CEO & Founder
Jen Rymes

Jen Rymes,
Administrative Manager

Data Science Team

Dr. Amanda Beacom

Dr. Amanda Beacom, PhD, MPP,
VP of Research & Data Science
Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.,
Director of Research & Evaluation
Kaley Bachinski

Kaley Bachinski, MSc,
Senior Project Manager
Andy Zheng

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst
Kendall Warwick-Diaz

Kendall Warwick-Diaz, MA,
Data Analyst
Dr. Jennifer Lawlor

Dr. Jennifer Lawlor, PhD,
Network Data Scientist
Marissa Baron

Marissa Baron,
Senior Project Manager

Product Team

Zac Thompson

Zac Thompson,
Director of Product Management
Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis, Product Owner
Steve Stremsterfer

Steve Stremsterfer,
UX/UI Design Manager
Malinda Mochizuki

Malinda Mochizuki, M.P.A,
QA Specialist

Tech Team

Mike Cooper

Mike Cooper,
VP of Engineering
Joshua Albert

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Developer
Tyler Funk

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Software Developer

Marketing & Communications

Kelly Sprong

Kelly Sprong,
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Alex Derr

Alex Derr, M.P.A,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Will Jacobson

Will Jacobson,
Business Development Representative

Customer Experience Team

Sara Sprong

Sara Sprong, M.P.A,
VP of Customer Experience
Jalece Wherry

Jalece Wherry, M.H.A, Customer Success Manager
Alena Lidey

Alena Lidey (She/Her),
Customer Success Manager

Our Interns

Isabella Spielmann

Isabella Spielmann,
Technology Intern
Josh Nikander

Josh Nikander,
Technology Intern
We have demonstrated expertise in human-centered design approaches, research and evaluation, data science, technology development, and coaching/designing network leadership workshops, trainings, and consultation. We offer a unique combination of experts in collecting, cleaning, and analyzing large complex datasets, with years of experience as coaches/trainers/teachers/facilitators of network leadership practices. Our team includes researchers, technologists, engineers, evaluators, trainers, content creators, and graphic artists. 
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