About Us

Jeff Asher and Ben Horwitz formed AH Datalytics with one clear purpose: to provide 21st Century analytics to organizations serving the public good. AH Datalytics specializes in producing analytical insights that inform organizational decision-making. Our goal is to transform organizations to become data-driven.

AH Datalytics partners with dozens of organizations to optimize the structuring of their data collection and presentation. We create compelling data visualizations and thoughtful analyses to inform decision-making and promote transparency.

Jeff

Jeff Asher

Co-founder

Jeff is a nationally recognized data analyst with expertise in evaluating criminal justice data. Jeff’s work has been instrumental in informing the public discourse on the challenges of using incomplete data to support analyses and inform decisions to solve complex problems.

Before launching AH Datalytics, Jeff worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked onit’s classified, the U.S. Department of Defense, and as an analyst with the New Orleans Police Department. He has conducted countless qualitative analyses to produce comprehensive data products to support decision-making.

Jeff has pioneered the use of data visualizations to display compelling insights into the New Orleans criminal justice system in his role as a public safety consultant for the New Orleans City Council. He has refined his authority as an analyst through ingenuity, creativity, and a strong belief that 21st Century analytics is the key to helping organizations access the information that matters.

Jeff’s work has been published in numerous national publications, including FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times, Slate, and more. Jeff obtained his master’s degree from George Washington University and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas.

Ben

Ben Horwitz

Co-Founder

Ben is a nationally recognized expert in data-driven policy management and criminal justice data systems. Ben’s work has been instrumental in analyzing organizational problems, evaluating possible solutions, and building data-driven organizations.

Before launching AH Datalytics, Ben worked as the Director of Analytics for the New Orleans Police Department, where he instituted a crime analyst unit and implemented the nationally recognized Management Analytics for Excellence (MAX). This platform assists in optimizing police management in the areas of crime, community policing, consent decree compliance, and much more.

Ben’s influential collaborations have been with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Police Foundation, Ferguson Missouri Police Department, Puerto Rico Police Bureau, the Baltimore Police Department, and others. He has built numerous dashboards and data visualizations that are publicly available and has created methodologies, authored analyses, and disseminated economic, demographic, and other data sets to serve governmental, business, and non-profit organizations.

Ben has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University that specializes in the intersection of data, information systems, and public policy. Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from American University.

Our Team

Rachel Weinstein

Research Analyst

Rachel is a research analyst at AH Datalytics. She is passionate about improving the health and quality of life of populations with data-driven decision making.

Before joining AH Datalytics, Rachel was the senior data analyst at The Data Center of Southeast Louisiana. There she built an automated data system that produced an up-to-date data profile for all 72 neighborhoods of New Orleans. Additionally, she was awarded a grant to study life expectancy at the neighborhood level. She was on the front lines of analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing COVID-19 data as early as March 2020 for the New Orleans Metro area. She released several publications that enhanced local understanding of the pandemic and informed policy response. Prior to The Data Center, Rachel was a data analyst for Making Connections, a project within Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE, comprehensive Murder Reduction Strategy. Rachel’s work as an analyst, researcher and science communicator has led to more equitable policy and programming decisions across the region.

Rachel’s work has been highlighted in articles published nationally by the Associated Press and The Huffington Post, as well as locally by NOLA.com and LA Illuminator. Rachel has a master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

Rosana Guernica

Analyst and Project Manager

Rosana is an Analyst and Project Manager at AH Datalytics (AHD). Since joining AHD, she has worked on multiple capacity-building projects for police departments as well as expert analyses for community organizations and local governments. Her work has also contributed to numerous efforts supporting AHD’s mission to provide 21st Century analytics to organizations serving the public good. 

Prior to joining AHD, Rosana led several humanitarian relief missions to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Her team raised over $250,000 to evacuate 296 patients in critical condition and deliver 76,000 lbs. of humanitarian aid directly to doctors, hospitals, and grass root organizations. Through this experience, Rosana developed a passion for developing innovative solutions to address complex problems. 

Her work focuses on using behavioral science, public policy, and data to tackle complex social and policy issues and improve decision-making at the individual and population levels. Rosana has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and a bachelor’s degree in Decision Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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