+ team

We are a passionate team of experienced strategists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. In addition to our core team we leverage a wide network of experts and creative partners to deliver dynamic insights and engaging programs for our clients.
Jeffrey Bailey, PhD
Director of Strategy
Public Policy, Market Research, Think Tanks, Higher Education

Jeff is a public policy expert and certified strategic planner. Prior to joining Openfields, Jeff taught at Cambridge University, where he earned his PhD, and served as the Managing Director of the Centre for Social Justice in London.
Meghan Chaney, MSW
Sr. Consultant
Facilitation, Collaborative Design, Project Management, Coalition and Network Builder

Meghan is an experienced facilitator, project designer and manager, and collaborative leader. She previously worked with The Civic Canopy, a community-based social impact organization in Denver. She earned her MSW from the University of Denver.
Kyle Coolbroth
Chief Experience Officer
Coaching, visual thinking, information architecture, customer experience design, design thinking, workflow design, facilitation, branding

Kyle is a creative-thinking and order-making serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of executive experience in startups, consulting, high-growth companies and enterprises across several industries. He is Founder & Chairman of FUELED COLLECTIVE where he is a pioneer and thought leader in the coworking industry. Kyle is also a Performance Coach at Michael Hyatt & Company.
Tim Green, PhD
Director of Research & Data
Sr. Consultant
Urban Planning and Policy, Regional Economic Development, Research Design, DataViz, GIS

Tim teaches in the City Planning and Real Estate Department at Clemson University. Previously Tim worked as a GIS analyst at the World Wildlife Fund US.
Molly Kaminski, MCRP
Research & Data Associate
Community Planning, Data Analysis

Molly has a background in community planning, land use planning, and data management. She is skilled in RStudio, ArcGIS, and QGIS. Before coming to Openfields, she was a planner for the city of Charlotte, NC, where she was responsible for managing community engagement data for the city's comprehensive plan and played a key role in translating the plan's adopted policies into a new land use map. She holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University.
Katie Pittman, MBA
Sr. Consultant
Operations, Accountability, HR, Education

Katie is an experienced consultant and HR director. Previously she served as Director of Accountability at KIPP DC and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Katie earned her MBA at UVA.
Grady Powell
Founder & CEO
LinkedIn // @jgradypowell
Futures, Strategy, Communications, Design, Facilitation

Grady is a futures-oriented strategist, designer, and entrepreneur. In addition to founding Openfields, he is the co-founder of Capita, an ideas lab for ensuring a future in which all young children and families flourish.
Hilary Rikard
Operations & Program Manager
Project Management, Events, Education, Literacy

Hilary brings two decades of experience training and coordinating staff and volunteers, developing programs and procedures, and fostering community relationships at a variety of nonprofit organizations. Hilary has a passion for serving children in need, especially through education. She has taught preschool and elementary-aged children, as well as teaching reading, writing, English as a Second Language, and Citizenship classes to adults. She was also instrumental in supporting the work of a local startup that teaches technology fundamentals to youth.
Haley Robison, MBA
Sr. Advisor
Experience Design, Coaching, Outdoor Experiences, Women's Leadership

Haley in an experienced designer, facilitator, and leadership coach. Haley most recently served as CEO of Kammock, an outdoor gear company based in Austin Texas. She previously worked at IDEO and Bain Consulting.
Sean Rusnak, MPH, MURP
Consulting & Data Associate
Public Health, Transportation, Planning

Sean brings an interdisciplinary understanding of public health and urban planning to his work. He is proficient in quantitative and qualitative analysis and has experience planning and designing active transportation facilities in a variety of urban and rural contexts. Sean holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Public Health from the University of Colorado Denver.
Joe Waters
Sr. Advisor
LinkedIn // @JoeWaters_GVL
Social Theory, Pay for Success, Early Childhood, Arts

Joe is the co-founder and CEO of Capita, a nonprofit ideas lab working at the intersections of research, policy, social innovation, design, and the arts to explore how the great cultural and social transformations of our day affect children and their families, and to foster a future in which all people flourish. Prior to starting Capita, Joe was the Executive Vice President of the Institute for Child Success. His commentary on issues facing America's families has been published by Investor's Business Daily, The Hill, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The State, The Charlotte Observer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and other outlets. Joe graduated from Furman University (BA, History) and earned a master's degree in divinity from Duke University.