Diana Nucera, media maven and accomplished cellist, has worked in media arts for sixteen years. She led the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition in developing the “DiscoTech” fair, an event that demystifies, engages, and informs communities on Internet policies and technology tools. She co-authored the How To Discotech zine, a guide to producing these events. The following year, Diana worked with the Open Technology Institute to develop the Detroit Digital Stewards program, the first curriculum and training program for wireless mesh networks. Diana has expertise in engaging multi-generational, diverse communities in exploring innovative technology solutions. In 2014, Diana founded the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP). Her work focuses on developing popular education materials that empower communities to use media and technology to investigate, illuminate, and develop visionary solutions to challenges. Diana is expanding community technology in Detroit through the Equitable Internet Initiative and in New York through the New America Foundation’s RISE: NYC Program. Her latest publications include the Opening Data Zine and the Teaching Community Technology Handbook.
Erika Anthony is responsible for leading and shaping the policy and advocacy agenda for CNP’s core areas (Community Development Corporations, Economic Opportunity and Placemaking). Prior to CNP, Erika was the Director of Business Development at Oriana House, Inc., Project Coordinator for a pilot reentry program at the Centers for Families and Children and held various roles as a paralegal. Erika is a co-founder for Cleveland VOTES and Hack Cleveland. She also sits on a number of boards in the area, including Ideastream’s Community Advisory Board and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender Commission. She has also participated in the following leadership institutes: Cleveland Bridge Builders (Class of 2014), 2014 Fellowship with New Leaders Council and currently the Rockwood Leadership Institute. In 2017, she began serving as an Adjunct Professor for a policy class at Case Western Reserve University. Erika holds a B.S. in Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxine G. Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.