John Killeen

John Killeen


Founding Executive Director

John Killeen is the executive director of DataWorks NC, a non-profit data intermediary based in Durham, North Carolina. In that role, he facilitates the intersection of quantitative data and community knowledge to move local efforts toward equitable outcomes. Currently, this includes projects related to financialized housing, equitable development and transit, social justice and municipal finance, and neighborhood influences on chronic health conditions. Since 2012 he has managed the Neighborhood Compass for the City of Durham, a community indicators tool for measuring access to core services and needs, economic activity, and neighborhood change throughout Durham County.

John is a visiting research fellow at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill's City and Regional Planning masters program, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Technical Skills: Community engagement, Data management, GIS/mapping