Mark Abraham, Executive Director
Mr. Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a public service non-profit organization that partners with local and state government agencies, academic and health care institutions, foundations, and community organizations to collect, share, and interpret public information about Connecticut.
In his role at DataHaven, Mark has authored or co-authored cross-sector reports including the Greater New Haven, Fairfield County, and Greater Hartford Community Wellbeing Indexes. He established the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey program that has created an unprecedented source of statewide- and neighborhood-level information about community life, public health, economic security, and other topics by completing live, in-depth interviews with over 35,000 randomly-selected adults in 2012, 2015, and 2018.
From 2014 to 2017, Mark served as a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as part of a national cohort focused on Racial Equity. Mark has received an "Impact Award" from the Community Indicators Consortium and a national "40 under 40 in public health" award from the de Beaumont Foundation, and was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (Washington, DC).
Mark graduated with honors from Yale University, and previously worked as a planner for the New York City 2012 Summer Olympic Games Bid Committee. His interest in sharing information about cities and well-being has led him to attract over 50,000 followers to his personal Twitter account, @urbandata.
Camille Seaberry, Senior Research Associate
Camille Seaberry is a Senior Research Associate at DataHaven. In her role at DataHaven, Camille has created or co-authored various reports and interactive data resources on issues related to demographics and health equity, including detailed profiles for cities, towns, and small population groups throughout Connecticut.
Camille has significant experience in data analysis, interactive data visualization development, and research and writing to support various government and non-profit initiatives. She also has a background in high-school mathematics and STEM education.
Camille received her BS in Physics from Yale University, and completed the Data Science Certificate graduate program at Harvard University Extension School.
Kelly Davila, Senior Research Associate
Kelly is a Senior Research Associate at DataHaven. In this role, Kelly leads research and evaluation projects involving analyzing data and explaining findings to DataHaven's public and private partners. Kelly has a background in public policy research, urban development, transportation planning, spatial analysis, and demographically-informed policy research. Prior to joining DataHaven, Kelly was the Senior Research Analyst and Research Practice Lead at IUPUI's Polis Center, an applied research center that helps define, measure, and improve conditions across more than 2,000 Indiana communities.
Kelly earned Master’s Degrees in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Iowa, and Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Kelly obtained a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Shaun McGann, Statewide Project Coordinator
Shaun McGann is the Statewide Project Coordinator at DataHaven. In his role at DataHaven, he is responsible for coordinating large-scale research and community data initiatives involving state and local government, non-profits, and academic organizations throughout Connecticut.
Shaun has experience researching and writing about a number of urban policy topics, conducting stakeholder engagement, coordinating events and programs, and managing communications and outreach. He formerly worked as a research and policy analyst at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Shaun received his MA in Public Policy and BA in Urban Studies and Political Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Josephine Ankrah, MPH, Research Coordinator
Josephine is the Research Coordinator at DataHaven. In this role, Josephine conducts qualitative and quantitative research and writing to support various DataHaven initiatives. She also represents DataHaven at community coalition meetings throughout Connecticut and assists in statewide partnership outreach.
Josephine earned a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) at Southern Connecticut State University, where she was a Graduate Research Assistant on a Suburban Opioid Use Study that involved ethnographic fieldwork including recruiting participants and conducting interviews in suburbs around New Haven, CT. Prior to that, she worked as a clinical technician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut-Storrs, where her coursework included Intermediate American Sign Language, disabilities studies, and bioethics.
Additional DataHaven Staff and Fellows
- Alex Bourdillon, Research Assistant
- Aparna Nathan, Research Assistant
- John Park, Intern
- In addition to our core staff, we work with a number of expert researchers and consultants located throughout Connecticut and the United States who provide invaluable contributions and advice.