Holly builds projects to address human rights and conflict issues. Before co-founding CDR she developed its first community iteration at Small Media. Holly also co-founded Security First, working on an app to make digital and physical security advice more accessible to human rights activists. She previously worked at Crisis Action where she launched and led the Emerging Powers program and also helped set up Videre where she framed the need for safer, more effective video documentation and helped to launch projects around the world.
Chief Technology Officer
Josh is a technologist and longtime digital rights advocate and a co-founder of CDR. He oversees the development and implementation of the CDR Link platform, the Waterbear data collection and analysis platform, and other aspects of CDR’s technical infrastructure. He was previously advocacy director at Access Now and campaign director at Free Press, where he helped lead global efforts to protect free expression online, fight for privacy, secure strong open internet rules, and rein in government surveillance.
Tiffany is the community ambassador gal at Okthanks, a design firm aiming to deliver user experiences that are easily embraced by people in their everyday life. At CDR she helps to bring that same perspective and care into operations and management. She has a degree in Peace and Justice from the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego and enjoys learning about all aspects of empowering and protecting lives.
Ingrid translates complex security and privacy concepts into actionable measures people can understand and apply to their daily lives. Prior to joining CDR, Ingrid built a privacy program for a global for-profit organization creating policy and ensuring regulatory compliance. She’s served on the Harvard University Committee on the Use of Human Subjects and advised researchers there on security risks. Ingrid also spent over a decade supporting various branches of the US Government in a variety of technical roles.
Chief Operating Officer
Jane has over 15 years experience in international development and a Masters in Political Economy of Violence and Conflict from SOAS at the University of London. She was the Director of Programmes at Small Media for four years and previous to that worked in the humanitarian sector as a Director at the UK-based International Rescue Committee. Jane has worked on projects across the world and has extensive experience in program management, strategic planning, and system implementation.
Nicolas grows and supports vibrant communities of human rights defenders by facilitating trust-building, knowledge sharing, and strategic collaboration. He previously managed digital security training programs at Internews, helped establish the first global community of digital security trainers as director of LevelUp, and led community management and outreach for the Internet Freedom Festival. Before joining the CDR team, Nicolas oversaw research, training and advocacy initiatives as Director of Program Operations at SMEX, the leading digital rights NGO in the Middle East and North Africa.
Collin is a human rights researcher, digital security trainer, and end-user advocate. He supports human rights defenders, activists, journalists, researchers, and others on effective adoption and implementation of the CDR Link platform, and collects input and feedback about ways that CDR's technical offerings could better serve the communities for whom they're designed. He has worked previously in the Human Rights Program at Benetech, where he trained individuals and groups from around the world on secure and strategic documentation of human rights abuses; at OpenArchive, where he built accessible training materials and user guides for the SAVE app; and at The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, where he assessed and analyzed risk of atrocities against targeted populations.
Hildah enjoys and appreciates working with grassroots communities to understand how they can leverage their collective power and experiences to create projects that could improve their communities through the principles of co-creation and design thinking. She has worked with citizen groups ranging from high school graduates, persons with disabilities, vulnerable women to senior citizens, to tailor digital safety programs that would enhance their online safety. Prior to joining CDR, Hildah supported internet freedom and research programs at the iHub Nairobi.
Eric J. Novotny is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Digital Resilience. He is also Director of the Graduate Program in US Foreign Policy and National Security at American University. He was Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the US Department of State, where he managed a large portfolio of Internet freedom programs. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a diploma in management studies from the University of Oxford.
Lindsay Beck is the Digital Safety Director of the Open Technology Fund at Radio Free Asia. In her role, Lindsay manages OTF’s digital security and rapid response portfolio. Previously, Lindsay worked for the National Democratic Institute, focusing on data protection and safe communications in its democracy and governance-strengthening projects. Lindsay also worked for Freedom House, where she worked with human rights activists to counteract online censorship and strengthen internet governance.
Graziella Jackson is CEO of Echo&Co, a human-centered design, and development firm that partners with civic and social impact organizations to develop digital technologies that advance their work. Graziella has led brand strategy, human-centered design and innovation, and content design for media, public, private, and social sector organizations for more than 20 years. She has a B.A. in journalism from George Mason University and M.A. in communication, culture, and technology from Georgetown University.