Board of Directors

Board Officers


Farra Trompeter
Vice President, Big Duck
New York, NY


Jereme Bivins
Digital Media Manager,
Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY


Miriam Barnard
Organizational Development and Fundraising
Strategist, Independent
Portland, OR


Maddie Grant
Digital Strategist;
Lead Editor, SocialFish
Washington, DC

Past Chair

Steve MacLaughlin
Director of Analytics, Blackbaud
Charleston, South Carolina

Board Members

Gayle Samuelson Carpentier
Chief Business Development Officer,
TechSoup Global
San Francisco, CA

David Geilhufe
Senior Director,
San Francisco, CA

Beth Kanter
Master Trainer,
Speaker, and Author
Los Altos, CA

Ken Montenegro
Information Technology Director,
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Jason Shim
Associate Director,
Digital Strategy and Alumni Relations,
Pathways to Education Canada
Toronto, Ontario

Deb Socia
Executive Director,
Next Century Cities
Washington, DC

Eileen Twiggs
Healthcare, Information Technology, and Legal Consultant,
New York, NY

John Zoltner
Founder and Director,
TechLab, FHI 360
Washington, DC

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Katya Andresen, ePals

David Barnard, Independent

Amy Borgstrom, Corporation for National and Community Service

Rusty Burwell, American Lung Association

Patrick Collins, Hewlett Foundation

Barbara Chang, NPower NY

Gavin Clabaugh, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Ami Dar,

Lauren-Glenn Davitian, CCTV

David Eisner, Corporation for National and Community Service

Phil Ferrante-Roseberry, TechSoup Global

Reg Foster, IBM

Michael Gilbert, The Gilbert Center

Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group

Edward G.Happ, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Tom Krackeler, Frontleaf

Lynn Labieniec, Beaconfire Consulting

Bill Lester, EngenderHealth

Tucker MacLean, Etherios

Jody Mahoney, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Marc Osten, Consultant

Randall Pinkett, BCT Partners

Richard K. Rappleye, Independent

Michael Schreiber, GBCHealth

Nancy Schwartz, Getting

Jillaine Smith, Grantmakers for Organizational Effectiveness

Vince Stehle, Surdna Foundation

Almin Surani, Canadian Red Cross

Agnes Zach, Willamette Valley Development Officers

Miriam Barnard provides organizational development, consulting, and transition support for nonprofit organizations in Oregon and across the country. She has over a decade of management , fundraising, and planning experience, and is an Associate with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s Executive Transition Services. Miriam is a longtime NTEN member and previously served as NTEN’s Interim Executive Director. She has served in executive staff and board capacities at some leading media and advocacy organizations in Oregon and across the nation, including The Bus Project, The Astraea Foundation, Democracy Now! Productions, andGLAAD. In these positions, she has focused on building the capacity of nonprofits that are building a better world for all of us. Miriam lives in Portland, OR. First term runs through Spring 2017.

Jereme Bivins
has been volunteering, organizing, strategizing, and raising money for causes, politicians, and nonprofits for over ten years.Currently the digital media manager at the Rockefeller Foundation — a grantmaking institution which supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health, and environmental challenges — Jereme helps communicate the foundation’s work through digital media and emerging technologies. He is also a co-organizer of New York City’s Nonprofit Tech Club 501 Tech NYC, which hosts monthly educational and networking events for nonprofit professionals in the metro area, and a Huffington Post contributor.Jereme received his BA in Political Science and Biology from Elmira College, and his Master of Bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Find him on Twitter at @jcbivins. First term runs through Spring 2017.

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. First term runs through Spring 2017.

David Geilhufe 
is the Senior Director of, responsible for the design and management of all NetSuite (NYSE:N) corporate citizenship efforts including product donations and pro bono volunteering. For over 20 years, David has operated at the intersection of technology and social change.

As the founding director of the Eastmont Computing Center, he lead a nonprofit providing technology access and learning to over 400 community members each week, including one of the first Cisco Networking Academies serving at risk youth. He helped found CiviCRM, open source software that runs over 4,000 global NGOs and designed and executed a grant program to give away $350M in computers to schools and community based agencies in the US. One of his favorite accomplishments was helping to coordinate over 1,000 volunteers to build a crowd-sourced web-based index every missing person on the web after hurricane Katrina.

David is always looking to create and execute a big idea that will do a little good for the world. First term runs through Spring 2018.

Maddie Grant
, CAE is Founding Partner at WorkXO, a company dedicated to upgrading work by mapping the Workplace Genome – profiling and understanding the true authentic workplace.  Through this work, her culture change consulting propels companies towards workplace intelligence, culture alignment, and Millennial compatibility. Maddie is an accomplished speaker and author and has written several books, including Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World (2012), and When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, released in March 2015.  An expert digital strategist who has helped hundreds of organizations engage with their customer base and build capacity for using social media and online communities to achieve business results, Maddie is also Editor of SocialFish, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for nonprofit and association executives. First term runs through Spring 2017.

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. First term runs through Spring 2019.

Steve MacLaughlin
is the Director of the Idea Lab at and has spent more than 15 years building successful online initiatives with for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the world. He is a frequent speaker on key trends in fundraising and supporter engagement at events throughout the nonprofit sector. Steve has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, Bloomberg, and on NPR. He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University. Third term runs through Spring 2016.

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. First term runs through Spring 2018.

Jason Shim 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. First term runs through Spring 2019.

Deb Socia
is the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, a nonprofit that works with cities who have, or want to have, fast, affordable, reliable broadband. Next Century Cities was recognized by the White House during a press conference on broadband and Deb has been asked to testify before the Congressional SubCommittee on Communications and Technology. Prior to her new role as the Executive Director of Next Century Cities, Deb Socia was the Executive Director of the Tech Goes Home program whose mission is to ensure digital equity. The program was selected as a ComputerWorld 2011 Laureate, was awarded the Public Technology Institute’s 2011 Solutions Award and the 2009 Verizon Tech Savvy Award as well as being mentioned as an exemplary program in several national publications. Deb was named the NATOA Community Broadband Hero in 2013, received the 2013 Pathfinder Award from MassCUE, the 2010 “Leadership and Vision” award from CRSTE (Capitol Region Society for Technology in Education), the Quincy/Geneva Community Advocate award in 2009, and the Lilla G. Frederick Award in 2008.  First term runs through Spring 2019.

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.

Farra co-organized 501 Tech NYC—a monthly meetup for NTEN Members and New York City’s nonprofit tech crowd. She is also a volunteer for the New York City Anti-Violence Project, for whom she’s been volunteering since 2004. Farra is a part-time faculty member at The New School for Public Engagement and New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she teaches classes about online engagement and strategic communications for nonprofits. She holds an M.S. degree in nonprofit management from The New School.

Farra tweets about nonprofit communications and fundraising at @FarraFirst term runs through Spring 2018.

Eileen Twiggs
is an independent consultant and strategist specializing in healthcare, information technology and legal issues. Eileen is passionate about the critical role that technology can play in improving and evolving all aspects of healthcare delivery and in ensuring that patients have access to tools and resources that allow them to be active participants in their own health. Prior to striking out on her own, Eileen spent more than ten years at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), most recently serving as the Vice President of Health Information Technology and Business Initiatives. In this role, Eileen was charged with setting a comprehensive national strategy for technology-enabled healthcare and business initiatives for PPFA and its national network of affiliated organizations. During her time at PPFA, Eileen also served as the National Director of Information Systems and Strategy and as Associate General Counsel. Before joining Planned Parenthood in April 2003, Eileen served as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations at Thaumaturgix, Inc., a technology consulting firm, and as an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore law firm in New York, NY.Eileen holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Hunter College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. First term runs through Spring 2016.

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. First term runs through Spring 2018.