Mr. Mark E. Abraham

Executive Director
New Haven, Connecticut
United States


Mark E. Abraham is the Executive Director of DataHaven, a public service non-profit organization that partners with local and state government agencies, academic and health care institutions, foundations, and community organizations to collect, share, and interpret public information about Greater New Haven and Connecticut. In his role at DataHaven, Mark has authored or co-authored cross-sector reports including the Greater New Haven Community Index. He established the DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey program that has created an unprecedented new source of statewide- and neighborhood-level information about community life, public health, economic security, and other topics. From 2014 to 2017, Mark is serving as a Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan, as part of a national cohort focused on Racial Equity. Mark graduated with honors from Yale University, and previously worked as a planner for the New York City 2012 Summer Olympic Games Bid Committee. Mark is engaged in the New Haven community where he lives, serving as a Historic District Commissioner from 2008 to 2013 and receiving the New Haven Environmental Justice Network Annual Award in 2008 for coordinating the New Haven Safe Streets Coalition. In 2014, Mark was honored with an "Impact Award" from the international Community Indicators Consortium, and was elected to the Executive Committee of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (Washington, DC). Mark's professional work and interest in sharing information about cities has led him to attract over 50,000 followers to his personal Twitter account, @urbandata.