Christopher J. Mackie, Ph.D.
Christopher J. Mackie is a technology professional with more than 20 years of leadership, management, philanthropic, and consulting experience in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including: education; healthcare; information technology; the arts and cultural heritage; social services; and environmental conservation.
Currently, Chris serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for the nonprofit organization Open Health Tools, where he is responsible for implementing OHT's strategic objective of reaching 40% of the world's population with open health IT solutions by 2013. Previously, Chris served as a program officer for the Program in Research in Information Technology (RIT) at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. RIT's mission was to support the development of information technology infrastructure and applications aligned with the nonprofit missions of Mellon's grantees in higher education, libraries, museums, performing arts organizations, and environmental conservation. At Mellon, Mackie helped to develop and guide more than a dozen global-scale, collaborative, open-source software projects — including the Sakai and Kuali projects — toward and into wholly self-sustaining status.
Chris has consulted with a wide range of domestic and international nonprofits and NGOs on strategic planning and implementation, sustainability, organizational design, leadership development, and institutional advancement — all with a focus on information technology. He serves on the Board or as technology adviser to several nonprofit and for-profit ventures. A published scholar, and a sought-after speaker on topics relating to information technology, innovation, and philanthropy, he holds an A.B in International Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an M.Ed. in higher education policy from the University of Michigan, and an M.P.P. and Ph.D. in International and Public Affairs from Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, NJ.