Meet the NTEN Community

The NTEN Community is full of great folks. Here are just a few of them.

Grace Barry

Developmental Disabilities Institute

Over 20 years ago, Grace joined what was then the PC Revolution. After a career in which she hopped jobs every two years, she decided to focus on what is important in life and went into NPOs. Now she's passionate about both technology and her agency. How lucky can you get?

John Merritt

YMCA of San Diego County

John has been a not-for-profit techie for over 18 years and currently2009 NTENny Winner serves as the Vice President of Information Systems for the YMCA of San Diego County. As a leader in the YMCA technology community, John has worked collaboratively to assist organizations in aligning technology with their strategic, business and operational goals. Focused on relationships and transparency, John works toward building “people centric” technology organizations that bring service & value. John’s passion is helping not for profit organizations leverage technology and on-line media to meet their mission.

Steve Heye

YMCA of the USA

Steve Heye is the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program in Chicago. He is responsible for managing the strategy and ongoing operations related to technology for The Cara Program. His previous role was at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA's online presence including the web sites, intranet, and social networking. Before that he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the USA for about ten years where he provided resources, conferences, and training that allows YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology. He has a Bachelors degree in Finance from North Central College. You can keep up with Steve's thoughts and tips regarding nonprofit technology issues on his blog.

Beth Kanter


Beth Kanter is a trainer, coach, and consultant to nonprofits and2008 NTENny Winner individuals in effective use of technology. She’s also a prolific and excellent blogger, widget expert, and 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN BoosterFlickr aficionado. And in recognition of all her fabulous work, we awarded her the first annual NTEN Prize for NPTech Fantasticness at the 2007 NTC.

Laura Quinn


Laura is the founder and director of Idealware, where she directs its2008 NTENny Winner research and writing to provide candid reports and articles about nonprofit software. She has been 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterworking in the software sector for more than ten years and is a frequent speaker and writer on nonprofit technology topics.