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Meet the NTEN Community
The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Jen is the Database, Direct Mail & Website Manager for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC and has been with the organization since 2006. Two years ago, they upgraded their website to be more dynamic and started keeping in touch with their donors using eNewsletters and eCampaigns.
This past year, they've been exploring social networking such as Facebook and Twitter and utilizing other tools through YouTube and Flickr. They are now exploring Google Adwords and Text-to-Give campaigns. In the future, they hope to launch a merchandise store.
In addition to managing their Food Bank twitter page (twitter.com/FoodBankCENC), she also manages a personal charity page (twitter.com/CharityJen). Jen is also currently enrolled in a certification program for web design.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
The Media and Publications Manager at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, Sasha is responsible for the majority of the orchestra's marketing, PR, communications, publications, web management, etc. etc.
After spending his first year in California working as a line cook at the Bread Workshop Café in Berkeley, he has been working for PBO since September 2008. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he previously worked as the Communications Coordinator at Trinity Church in Boston, the Managing Editor of The Pulse in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Marketing and Publications Assistant for Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department. He received an M.A. in Community Development and Planning (2005) and a B.A. in Sociology (2004) from Clark University in Worcester.
Living on the sunnier side of the bay, Sasha also works as a freelance music writer for metro.pop, a bi-monthly, nationally distributed fashion and lifestyle magazine. He enjoys playing soccer, going to A's games and indie rock show and gardening. He also volunteers at Project Open Hand and you should too. Visit his sporadically updated blog: boywithgirlsname.blogspot.com.
And yes, that is the NTEN book in Sasha's hands in the picture!
Katrin Verclas is co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org, a global network of practitioners using mobile phones in social change work. She was, until recently, also the Executive Director of NTEN, and now sits on the Board. Katrin is passionate about the use of technology in democratic participation, economic empowerment, community organizing, and government accountability. She believes in the importance of community, the power of networks, the good will of people, our ability to collaborate for a common good, the inherent political-ness of everyday life, and the power of people using technology to better this world. She is currently engaged in researching and writing a publication on mobile use in civil society with the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Group, among other projects.
The Movement Disorder Society
Heidi is a Website Project Manager for The Movement Disorder Society, an
international professional medical society of 3,500 members. Our members
are researchers and physcians who specialize in the neurosciences. We
are operated by an AMC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Before I joined MDS, I worked as a reporter, copy editor and online
producer for Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel. That is where I was introduced to the Internet in 1999 - WAY
before I had even heard of HTML, and got my "formal" training as a Web
My hobbies include trail hiking, travel abroad, journaling, blogging (two very distinct things!), Vespas, and shopping the local farmers markets.