April 15, 2024

U.S. Digital Response Appoints Tammy Mank Wincup to Board of Directors

Tammy Mank Wincup, a technology and government leader, joins John Bailey, Avni Shah, Janette Fong, and Jennifer Pahlka on USDR’s board of directors

U.S. Digital Response Appoints Tammy Mank Wincup to Board of Directors

OAKLAND, CA - U.S. Digital Response (USDR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works alongside governments at all levels to ensure they have the capacity to meet the public's needs, today announced Tammy Mank Wincup to its Board of Directors.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tammy to our Board of Directors. Her deep understanding of business operations and extensive expertise in public service align perfectly with U.S. Digital Response's mission," said Jennifer Pahlka, co-chair of the Board. "Tammy's vast experience will be invaluable as we continue to refine our strategy and shape the future of the organization."

"Cultivating a diverse and talented board is crucial for U.S. Digital Response as we set our sights on expanding our impact," Avni Shah, co-chair of the Board, said. "It is an honor to welcome Tammy to our expanding board roster, particularly as we look towards our fifth year of operations."

Wincup brings significant expertise in business operations and public service, including decades of work on a range of issues in technology and policy. Wincup currently serves as a partner at Rethink Education, a venture capital fund focused on investing in global education technology and workforce development companies, and a senior advisor at Get Well, a leading health-tech company focused on patient engagement to drive positive health outcomes.

“When policy and technology are deployed well, the positive impact on our communities is exponential," said Wincup. “U.S. Digital Response is working to ensure that governments, at all levels and across the political spectrum, have the capacity to leverage the right technology at the right time. I cannot wait to help advance their mission.”

Wincup joins Jennifer Pahlka, USDR co-founder, Code for America founder, and former U.S. deputy chief technology officer; Avni Shah, former VP/GM at Google; Janette Fong, USDR co-founder and chief digital officer for WorkMoney; John Bailey, a non-resident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and Hillary Hartley, USDR’s CEO. Recently, USDR marked its fourth anniversary, alongside Hartley’s one-year milestone as CEO. Read more about USDR’s most recent accomplishments in its 2023 Year In Review.

Wincup most recently served as president of Revolution Foods, a B-Corporation serving healthy meals to public schools and underserved senior populations. She was also the founding president of Protocol, a POLITICO Media Group media company covering the intersection of tech and policy. Previously, she served as chief operating officer at EVERFI, the leading education technology company using digital learning to teach learners of all ages. 

Wincup was a political appointee in the George W. Bush administration, serving at the U.S. Department of State. Her roles included as the director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative, a $300 million fund focused on economic and educational foreign assistance to the Middle East. 

About U.S. Digital Response‍

U.S. Digital Response is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works alongside governments at all levels to ensure they have the capacity to support the critical needs of the public. Founded in 2020, USDR connects governments with technology, resources, and support, leaving them better equipped to deliver services and support to millions of people nationwide. To date, USDR has built a dedicated community of over 9,000 volunteers driven to serve in a time of need and has partnered with 400 government and nonprofit partners on more than 400 projects.

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