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Our Team

 

Josef Kannegaard
Principal Policy Analyst
Josef Kannegaard is a Principal Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH), focusing on ICPH's national-level policy analysis and research. Prior to leading the national team, he focused on issues of poverty and homelessness in New York City, contributing quantitative analysis to publications such as The Atlas of Student Homelessness in New York City. Before joining ICPH in 2011, Josef worked for Charles Group Consulting in Boston. Josef holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, Josef is the recipient of New York Nonprofit Media's 40 under 40 Rising Stars Award.
Katie Linek-Puello
Digital Communications Manager
Katie Linek Puello is the Digital Communications Manager at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH), focusing on ICPH's digital presence and strategy. She maintains the ICPH website, designs email marketing campaigns, and is editor of UNCENSORED Magazine. Prior to joining ICPH, Katie worked for New York City based public relations firm Butler Associates as a Marketing and Events Specialist. Katie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from the University of Delaware, in addition to a Digital Marketing certification from New York University.
Kristen MacFarlane
Senior GIS Analyst
Kristen MacFarlane is the Senior GIS Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Before joining ICPH in 2016, Kristen worked as a Data Specialist at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Kristen holds a Master's degree in Geographic Information Science from the City University of New York Lehman College and a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University.
Amanda Ragnauth
Senior Policy Analyst
Amanda Ragnauth is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Before joining ICPH in 2017, Amanda worked as a Researcher for the Service Employees International Union. Amanda holds a Master's degree in Public Policy from Rutgers University, and both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Florida.
Chloe Stein
Senior Policy Analyst
Chloe Stein is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Before joining ICPH in 2016, Chloe served as Assistant to the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. Chloe holds a Master's degree in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University, and Bachelor's degrees in Public Health and Spanish from Franklin & Marshall College.
Kaitlin Greer
Policy Analyst
Kaitlin Greer is a Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Before joining ICPH in 2015, Kaitlin worked on a YouGov research team in Kurdistan, Iraq. Kaitlin has a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Smith College.
Rachel Barth
Policy Analyst
Rachel Barth is a Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Before joining ICPH in 2016, Rachel served as a Research Technician for Wayne State University's Center for Urban Studies. Rachel holds a Master's degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a Bachelor's degree in Social Relations and Policy from Michigan State.
Alexander Guinn
Policy Analyst
Alexander Guinn is a Policy Analyst at the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH). Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia.
Hellen Gaudence
Graphic Designer
Hellen Gaudence is a Graphic designer at ICPH, translating information into creative visual assets. She has over three years of experience developing concepts and visualizations for a humanities context. Additionally, Hellen is a documentary photographer working with migrant communities resettled in the USA. She holds a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Arizona.
Marcela Szwarc
Graphic Designer
Marcela Szwarc is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator at ICPH. She has created illustrations for Rebecca Minkoff, Steve Madden and Betsey Johnson. At ICPH, she tells our story through visual elements and creativity. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Purchase College, SUNY.