Matthew Barry is currently Chief Impact Officer at Gary Community Investments. He was previously a Research Officer for The Piton Foundation in Denver Colorado. Since 2005, he has directed The Data Initiative, a foundation program founded on the belief that philanthropic and community building efforts are durable when informed by reliable and objective information.
Matthew’s interests include advancing social change by designing solutions (or stealing them), inventing, imagining, and innovating, ultimately leaving the world in a better place than when he arrived. Areas of emphasis include community development and evaluation, Data Visualization. GIS mapping, and research to support poverty alleviation, education reform, community organizing, and social change.