Turnover in the United States Digital Service (USDS) continues, as Erie Meyer, one of the agency’s co-founders, has announced that she will join civic tech behemoth Code for America (CfA).
“Code for America is a national network of people asking not just how we can fix individual instances of injustice, but what are the systems that can create injustice, and how we can fix them,” Meyer said in a release. “It’s an honor to serve alongside the thousands of people who invest their labor and their dreams in the idea that these systems must work for everyone.”
Meyer also will become a member on the National Advisory Council, which helps create and facilitate a dialogue between the various brigades, governments and tech leaders across the country.
Prior to founding the USDS, which was created in the wake of the HealthCare.gov launch, Meyer served as senior adviser to then-U.S. CTO Todd Park in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. While there, she worked on a number of open data initiatives, helped run the president’s Innovation Fellowship and helped launch the Tech + Innovation team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
And before making her way into the federal government, Meyer worked to set up the digital office for former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. She also spent time with Blue State Digital, a digital strategy and technology firm, and co-founded Tech Ladymafia, a network of women in technology.
CfA Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka will be reunited with Meyer after they worked closely together in the White House during Pahlka's time as deputy chief technology officer.
“She has been a pioneer and leader in the movement to make government work better for the American people her entire career,” said Pahlka. “Her coming to Code for America means the chance to apply her brilliance and unstoppable positive energy nationwide through the thousands of people dedicated to this idea, and the thousands more who will grow and strengthen the movement.”
According to a recent report, the USDS was still active within the White House. Co-Founder Haley Van Dyck has returned to the agency after a brief stint away.