Our Board

Schuyler ErleSchuyler Erle has been a Free Software developer and evangelist for over fifteen years. He was a co-author of ‘'Mapping Hacks'’ and ‘'Google Maps Hacks’'. Schuyler was also a co-founder of the OpenLayers and TileCache projects, and is a charter member of the OSGeo Foundation. He currently lives in San Francisco.

Claire HalleuxClaire Halleux

Jaakko HellerantaJaakko Helleranta is a consultant on geo things and using technology in the field and considers himself a mapping generalist. He is passionate about the possibility of OpenStreetMap, Open Data, Open Source tools and the general Open Paradigm helping level the global playing field. He has worked with international development for over ten years. Jaakko got more involved with OpenStreetMap and HOT in the response to the Haiti earthquake of 2010 and ended up living in Haiti for three years. He is currently based in Nicaragua. He is the vice president of the HOT Board and contributes to OSM under username jaakkoh.

Heather LesonHeather Leson is a community builder, project leader, and idea hacker for global open source projects and communities. Some of the organizations she had lead include the Crisis Mappers Network, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Open Knowledge Foundation, Ushahidi, Random Hacks of Kindness, Mozilla and more. Heather has over 15 years of experience in technical incident management, software life-cycle development, customer care, and Internet communications. In her current role as Community Engagement Director at Open Knowledge Foundation, she is programme lead to support the Open Data community specifically focused on the developing world. As a Board member for Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team , Heather is focused on community engagement, organizational development and fundraising. Heather blogs at http://textontechs.com.

Mikel MaronMikel Maron is a programmer and geographer working for impactful community and humanitarian uses of open source and open data. He is co-founder of Ground Truth Initiative, and of the Map Kibera project. He’s on the Board of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and President of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, having helped to facilitate the OSM response to the Haiti earthquake. He’s travelled widely, organizing projects in India, Palestine, Egypt, Swaziland, and elsewhere. Previously to this, he co-founded Mapufacture and worked on collaborative platforms, geoweb standards, and various applications, with a wide spectrum of organizations from UN and government agencies to anarchist hacker collectives.

Severin MenardSeverin is a native of France qualified in archaeologist, geography and GIS. After various experiences as a GIS Information Manager or GIS consultant in the UN, he joined OSM after the Haiti Earthquake then HOT since 2011. An intense traveler, he has been active in many HOT field projects in Haiti, Mongolia and various countries in Africa for outreach, teaching, data collection, as well as remote Crisis Activations, translation, methodologies, database imports and conferences.

Harry WoodHarry Wood has been heavily involved in OpenStreetMap since the early days, as a mapper, developer, documenter, wiki gardener, and communicator within the community, bringing these skills to humanitarian mapping as a coordinator and motivator of the volunteer mapping community.

Executive Director

Kate ChapmanKate Chapman is the Executive Director at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Her most recent work has been in Indonesia working on a program over the three years working with the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction using OpenStreetMap and InaSAFE to help disaster managers better develop contingency plans. Previous to working at HOT Kate was involved in development of multiple web-GIS applications including GeoCommons and iMapData.