Meet the NTEN Community

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

Adam Nicholoson

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.

Adam grew up near Nashville, TN, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Writing. After college, electoral politics2008 NTENny Winner took him to Connecticut, Oklahoma, back to Tennessee, and then to New Hampshire. After that, he settled in Hartford, CT, to work on nonprofit legislative campaigns; focusing on marriage for same-sex couples, gender identity and expression protections, various civil justice issues, and now, universal health care. Adam has always described himself as an "accidental techie," but is happy to have just landed a job that pays him for spending hours on Facebook and Twitter. When not creating advocacy campaigns, Adam enjoys reading about the American Revolution, listening to This American Life, playing with his dog, and tallying how many times his coworkers want to put "URGENT!!!" in their member emails.

Adrian Cotter

Sierra Club

Adrian moved to San Francisco in 1998 and came across Joe's Digital Diner (now the Center for Digital Storytelling in Berkeley) and fell in love with the internet as a medium for telling stories. After several years of working in the publishing industry, he ended up at the Sierra Club.


Laura Lee Dooley

World Resources Institute

Laura Lee is the Online Engagement Strategist for World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank headquartered in DC.  She2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Booster devotes her time to social media, web analytics and online community development. Laura Lee joined WRI in 1986 and implemented their first website in 1996. She enjoys being googled, twittered, friended, fanned, and followed.

Pamela Cooney

World Computer Exchange(WCE)

I work for World Computer Exchange(WCE), a global environment and educational nonprofit with strong deployment skills and a network of thousands of grassroots groups in 68 developing countries.  Since 1999, WCE has helped connect a million youth in developing countries to the skills, opportunities and understanding of the Internet ~ while keeping working computers out of landfills.

 I am not an IT person per se, but rather as a general administrator responsible for coordinating volunteer recruitment and volunteer chapters in the US and finances.

Kevin Martone

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Kevin is the Technology Program Manager at the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy. He leverages his management 2009 NTEN Booster2009 NTEN Boosterconsulting background to help nonprofit Jewish overnight camps utilize technology effectively to reach their fundraising and outreach goals. Kevin also helps various other nonprofits better understand the challenges and opportunities offered by web2.0 technologies.

Kevin lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife and two young sons. He is a huge Siena College basketball fan (Go Saints!) and enjoys writing screenplays, short stories, and children's books.