Board of Directors

NTEN board members serve three-year terms with a limit of two terms. They’re interesting folks with a lot to say, so give them a follow on Twitter.

Jason Shim
Chair
Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations
Pathways to Education Canada
Toronto, Ontario
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question Jason Shim loves to answer for organizations. With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors, Jason is a creative entrepreneur with a wide variety of applied knowledge and skills. He has spent his career helping numerous organizations develop and deploy strategies supporting fundraising, marketing, and program delivery. Jason is a published author, as well as a speaker on topics including digital fundraising, digital marketing strategy, online youth engagement, web analytics, and digital currency. Currently, he serves as Associate Director, Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations for Pathways to Education Canada leading the organization’s national digital strategy. At Pathways, he pioneered the adoption of social media to improve program delivery to youth and also implemented emerging technologies such as Bitcoin. Second term runs through 2022.
Deb Socia
Vice Chair
President and CEO
The Enterprise Center
Chattanooga, TN
Deb Socia is President and CEO of The Enterprise Center, a nonprofit that nurtures innovation in Chattanooga with the goal of connecting people to resources and building an inclusive community. Prior to her current role, Deb was the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit that supports community leaders as they seek to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, and reliable Internet. Previously, Deb was the Executive Director of the Tech Goes Home program in Boston whose mission is to ensure digital equity. Deb has been the recipient of many awards for her work, including the NATOA Community Broadband Hero, the Pathfinder Award from MassCUE, the CRSTE Leadership and Vision Award, the Google Digital Inclusion Award, Motherboard Human of the Year, an NTENny Award, and the Charles Benton Digital Equity Award. Second term runs through 2022.
Rob Wu
Treasurer
CEO
CauseVox
New York, NY
Rob Wu is the CEO of CauseVox, an online and peer-to-peer fundraising platform for fundraising and communication teams at nonprofits. You can use CauseVox to create and manage online fundraising campaigns that inspire, activate, and rally your supporters to reach new donors. Rob has raised over $200,000 for his own social good crowdfunding projects, and his work has been recognized by CNN, Christian Science Monitor, and the Wall Street Journal.He has spoken on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising at places like the Nonprofit Technology Conference, SXSW, and Clinton Global Initiative U. Guest blogged for VentureBeat and Social Media Examiner. In a previous life, Rob worked as a Certified Public Accountant. First term runs through 2020.
Beth Kanter
Secretary
Master Trainer, Speaker, and Author
Los Altos, CA
Beth Kanter is a well-established international leader in nonprofits’ use of networks, data, and learning. Her first book “The Networked Nonprofit,” introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world. Her second book, “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit,” is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact. She is currently working on her third book, to also be published by Wiley, called “Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout” which will focus on self-care in the nonprofit sector. She is the author of Beth’s Blog where she writes about networks, data, learning, training and facilitation techniques and self-care, one of the longest running and most popular nonprofit blogs. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). Find her on Twitter at @kanter. Second term runs through 2022.
Aki Shibuya
Operations & Membership Manager
WA Women’s Foundation
Seattle
Aki Shibuya is the Operations & Membership Manager at WA Women’s Foundation, a collective of informed women grantmakers who together influence community transformation. In her role, Aki is responsible for the Foundation’s member donors, database, communications, and technology. Previously, she fulfilled a variety of roles at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), a national membership organization dedicated to expanding and mobilizing philanthropic and community resources for underserved AAPI communities to build a more just and equitable society. She also taught English at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and at one point ran one of the largest Crocodile Hunter fansites on the Internet (Simply Croc Hunter). In Seattle, Aki is an active member of Social Justice Fund, sits on the steering committees of Seattle’s Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) and AAPIP chapters, puts on socials with the Grinnell College Puget Sound Alumni Regional Planning Committee, and helps plan Asian Counseling and Referral Services’ annual Walk for Rice event. She has also transcribed historical records to add to Densho’s online archive of documents concerning the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Aki holds a BA with Honors in History from Grinnell College, and an MA with Distinction in South East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Ananda Leeke
Chief Social Media Officer
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
Washington, DC
Ananda Leeke serves as the Chief Social Media Officer at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in media, telecommunications, and technology. Ananda is also a certified mindfulness teacher, author, speaker, trainer, yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, and artist. Her books, “Love’s Troubadours,” a yoga-inspired novel; “That Which Awakens Me,” a mindful creativity memoir; and “Digital Sisterhood,” a mindful technology memoir, are available on Amazon: amzn.to/2MuIHoJ. She speaks at events sponsored by AT&T, Automattic, Big Bear Retreat Center, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Howard University, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media, Marisla Foundation, Meetup/WeWork, NTEN, Spelman College, Unity of Washington, DC, Washington National Cathedral, and Web of Change. She regularly shares her meditation, mindfulness, and social media expertise as a commentator on WHUR 96.3 FM. In addition, she hosts and produces the #ThrivingMindfully Podcast. She is a proud alumna of Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, and Morgan State University. First term runs through 2022.
Bridget Jackson
PACA, Western Region
NeighborWorks America
Washington, DC
I am a PR and communications professional with two decades of corporate and agency experience. After transferring to a career in the nonprofit world several years ago, I now serve as a public affairs and communications advisor with NeighborWorks America.
My role at NeighborWorks America provides communications and public affairs guidance for hundreds of our nonprofit affordable housing and community development network members.
It is a pleasure to be part of all the valuable networking and learning experiences that NTEN has to offer, and I look forward to bringing my skills as a collaborative and creative nonprofit communications professional to support the NTEN board’s strategic goals.
Emilio Arocho
Director of Technology and Digital Services
National Association for Healthcare Quality
Chicago
Emilio Arocho operates at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and mission. For over a decade he has activated advocacy organizations and associations to do more with data and rapidly improve their business systems, often at tremendous cost savings. As a proud contributor to esteemed organizations including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Nonprofit Technology Network‎ (NTEN), Emilio strives to develop and support a nonprofit sector that is equitable, diverse, educated, and empowered to make the world a better place. He currently serves as Director of Technology and Digital Services at the National Association for Healthcare Quality in Chicago, Illinois.
Farra Trompeter
Vice President
Big Duck
New York, NY
Farra Trompeter is Vice President at Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits to help organizations reach supporters, build awareness, and raise money. Farra has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and communications for nonprofit organizations. Farra’s expertise focuses on helping nonprofits create multichannel campaigns and use social media to connect with donors, activists, and other members of their community. She also loves building people’s skills and knowledge through coaching, workshops, webinars, and classes.
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier
Chief Business Development Officer
TechSoup
San Francisco, CA
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier is the Chief Business Development Officer at TechSoup Global. Upon joining TechSoup Global in 2001 as the program’s founding Business Development lead, Ms. Carpentier developed the strategic structure of its product donation service. The service allows nonprofits to find a large array of donated technology in one place, while still reflecting each donating company’s unique philanthropic goals. In her expanded role, Ms Carpentier works with all sections of TechSoup Global to grow and maintain the unique focus of direct services and benefits to the nonprofit and civil society sector. Whether scoping business criteria for new international partners, negotiating multi-national donation programs, developing business strategies and structures for new initiatives, or speaking out on the essential need for corporations to support nonprofit efforts, she continues to expand and stretch the market understanding and interpretation of the role technology plays in the overall health of the sector. Second term runs through 2020.
Jereme Bivins
Managing Director
Good Dog Strategies
New York
Jereme Bivins has spent the last decade as an organizer, fundraiser, strategist, and campaigner for candidates and causes. At The Rockefeller Foundation, Jereme helped lead the Foundation's digital influence work to advance the Foundation’s point of view through digital media, promote the work of their grantees, and to connect with like-minded influencers working in social impact. As a digital strategy consultant, Jereme brings his 10+ years of experience in digital communications and social impact to nonprofit, foundation, and social enterprise clients interested in leveraging digital communications for impact.

Formerly a co-organizer of New York City’s Nonprofit Technology Club (501 Tech), which hosts monthly educational and networking opportunities for nonprofit professionals in the metro area, Jereme now serves as the vice chair of NTEN (501 Tech's parent organization), and is a frequent speaker and contributor to various conferences, events, and media outlets.

Jereme received his bachelor’s degree in political science and biology from Elmira College and his master’s of bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Zoltner
Senior Director for ICT4D and Technology Innovation
Save the Children
Washington, DC
John Zoltner has more than 20 years of professional experience designing, implementing, and evaluating initiatives that take advantage of the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve social impact across the globe. John is currently the Washington, DC-based Director for FHI 360’s TechLab, a 14-person team dedicated to adapting ICTs and developing business models that improve lives in many of the world’s most challenging countries. As director of the TechLab, John draws on his extensive experience working with early-stage social entrepreneurs to identify and adapt technologies to achieve FHI 360’s vision of providing individuals and communities with the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
John holds both an MBA and a BA in English Literature with a minor in Philosophy from Georgetown University, where he also taught the Innovations in Information Technology and Communications class for the Georgetown Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership certificate program for nonprofit CEOs. Second term runs through 2021.
Ken Montenegro
Information Technology Director
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Ken Montenegro is a Los Angeles native and has been a nonprofit technologist for over 17 years. He has been fortunate enough to work with the Northeast Valley Health Corporation; Maternal & Child Health Access; Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles; and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He is currently the Information Technology Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles.
When not doing nonprofit technology, Ken can often be found working with community-based groups resisting state violence on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, or bumming around book and record stores with his teenage son. Ken is the child of Guatemalan & Ecuadorian immigrants. His educational background is in history and literature; is a law school graduate; and has had poetry translations (Spanish to English) appear in 3 literary journals. Second term runs through 2021.
Meico Marquette Whitlock
Founder and CEO
Mindful Techie
Mount Ranier, MD
Meico Marquette Whitlock is a speaker and trainer on mindfulness, technology, and productivity and the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, an organization that helps purpose-driven high achievers and organizations have an impact without burning out and being distracted by technology. Meico’s work has been featured on ABC News, Fox 5, Radio One, and on the main stage at events such as the Nonprofit Technology Conference. First term runs through 2022.
Nam-ho Park
Principal
PLAIN Strategies
Seattle, WA
Nam-ho Park has been active in web technologies and crafting user experience for over 20 years. He is the principal of PLAIN Strategies, providing outcome-focused lean digital strategies for nonprofits and impact-driven organizations. Having lived and worked in London, Seoul, Hanoi, New York, Washington DC, and now Seattle, Nam-ho’s experience is drawn from a lifetime of exploration. Nam-ho has been a speaker at conferences including NTC, WebVisions and Drupalcon, helped train nonprofits around internet technologies in Korea at the Daum Foundation and was a founding member of TEDxSeoul. Nam-ho is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington’s Information School where he instructs the Capstone Projects course focusing on social impact. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University. First term runs through 2020.
Sarah Ali
Digital Engagement Lead
Mobilisation Lab
Toronto, Ontario
Sarah Ali is a geek for all things online and offline engagement. She believes in a "digital critical" approach, and believes that the biggest change happens when people are at the center of the work. She brings just under a decade of experience campaigning, fundraising, engaging, organizing, and mobilizing for social change.
She has roots in brown womens', queer and trans*, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist movements. She has built distributed networks, engaged communities on and offline, created communities of practise, formed women's collectives, built anti-Islamophobia campaigns, and played a key role in divestment movements. As a strategist, she has lent her hand to nonprofits seeking to use digital for fundraising and advocacy such as Amnesty International, MSF/Doctors Without Borders, World Animal Protection, YWCA Canada, and more.

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS

Katya Andresen
David Barnard
Miriam Barnard
Amy Borgstrom
Rusty Burwell
Patrick Collins
Barbara Chang
Gavin Clabaugh
Ami Dar
Lauren-Glenn Davitian
David Eisner
Phil Ferrante-Roseberry
Reg Foster
David Geilhufe
Michael Gilbert
Maddie Grant
Sheeraz Haji
Edward G.Happ
Tom Krackeler
Lynn Labieniec
Bill Lester
Steve MacLaughlin
Tucker MacLean
Jody Mahoney
Vailey Oehlke
Marc Osten
Randall Pinkett
Richard K. Rappleye
Michael Schreiber
Nancy Schwartz
Jillaine Smith
Vince Stehle
Almin Surani
Eileen Twiggs
Agnes Zach