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.
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.
Meico Marquette Whitlock is a digital wellness and leadership coach who liberates changemakers from work-life imbalance and technology overload through speaking, training, and coaching. Meico is the founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, author of the Intention Planner, and a certified mindfulness facilitator. He has worked with organizations such as Cigna, Greenpeace, and the World Wildlife Fund. He has been a featured speaker on ABC News, Fox 5, Radio One, and on the main stage at events such as the Nonprofit Technology Conference. Learn about Meico’s work at mindfultechie.com or connect with him on LinkedIn or Instagram.
Beth Kanter was named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and is the author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit books and more recently The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. She is an internationally acclaimed master trainer and speaker, working in the nonprofit sector for over 35 years.
Emilio Arocho operates at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and mission. For over a decade he has activated nonprofits to better architect business strategy and system design using data.
Emilio has considerable experience in completing business transformation initiatives and managing teams who do the same, building strong data culture within organizations, developing software products, implementing CRMs, and more.
Emilio currently works as the Senior Director of Managed Services at Association Analytics. He also serves on the executive committee of NTEN's Board of Directors, and regularly conducts speaking and writing engagements with NTEN and other esteemed organizations, including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
Prior to joining Association Analytics, Emilio held leadership positions with Nimble AMS, a Community Brands company, National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), and additional amazing nonprofit organizations.
Aki Shibuya is the Operations & Technology Manager at WA Women’s Foundation, a collective of informed women grantmakers who together influence community transformation. 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 NW and volunteers with Densho. She also is a 2021 Emerging Leader with Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG). Aki holds a BA with Honors in History from Grinnell College, an MA with Distinction in South East Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and an MS in Information Management from the University of Washington.
Ananda Leeke serves as the Chief Social Media Officer at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the media, telecommunications, and technology. Ananda is also a mindfulness teacher and author. 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. She speaks at events sponsored by AT&T, Automattic, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Howard University, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Nonprofit Technology Network, Meetup/WeWork, and Spelman College. In addition, she regularly shares her meditation, mindfulness, and social media expertise as a commentator on WHUR 96.3 FM. Learn more at AnandaLeeke.com
My name is Dee Baskin, she/her or they/them. I am a communicator, educator, advocate, and queer person of color with extensive experience in fundraising, communications, and administration across various industries. I volunteer my time with several local and national organizations as a board or committee member. My educational background includes a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a Bachelor’s in English and Public Relations from the University of Indianapolis.
I have a proven track record of bringing energy, enthusiasm, passion, and unique perspective to any project--and I'd love to collaborate with you or speak at your next event. Please reach out and let's chat about how I might contribute to your organization.
CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Connectedness, Intellection, Belief, Responsibility
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question I love to answer for organizations. With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, I have consistently helped organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. In 2013, I led Pathways to Education to become the first charity to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations. To date we have raised nearly $10,000 in this innovative way, however what is more exciting is that we have opened access and awareness to a brand new tech-savvy audience. I teach Digital Marketing at George Brown College. I find it rewarding and inspiring to help students understand the power and potential of digital media and gain the confidence they need to succeed. When I have the opportunity I love to speak and write about digital marketing strategy, digital fundraising, online youth engagement, website analytics, and of course digital currency. Some other projects I’ve been involved with include The Fastest Donation Form in the World Project, where I initiated and led the development of a proof of concept to explore the question, “What would the fastest donation form in the world look like?”. The answer? 2 clicks and 15 seconds. And Roo.io, a mobile-optimized system that provides a streamlined and cost-effective way to record telephone interviews for content producers and journalists.
Nejeed Kassam, Keela’s Founder and CEO, is a lawyer by training. Keela emerged from his vision for a collaborative and productive space for nonprofits. Nejeed has worked in the sector for over 15 years including with the United Nations, the Senate of Canada and countless others. He is also the founder and former executive director of End Poverty Now, the author of High on Life and the producer of Conversations for Change. He has been recognized with many national and international accolades including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (from the Government of Canada), the Wendy Babcock Social Justice Award (from Osgoode Hall Law School), The Global Peace and Tolerance Award (from the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation), the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Award, and as a Global Shaper (from the World Economic Forum).
Accidental techie with a passion for digital strategy and adoption, and advocate for greater diversity and inclusion within the charitable sector in Canada.
I’m always keen to learn new tools, techniques, and skills, and I’m always excited to share what I’ve learned. If you’re a fellow nonprofit techie, organizer, or project manager, let’s connect!
Raj Aggarwal is the founder of Provoc, a communications firm whose vision is a world transformed by equity, beauty, and love. With over twenty years of experience as a communications and technology strategist, he has led internal and external branding, marketing, and customer engagement efforts for more than 450 nonprofits and social impact firms. Raj actively helps to shift organizations into a space of compassion and equity. Raj keeps Provoc rooted in empathy-driven work by forging partnerships with values-aligned, visionary leaders committed to social, economic, and racial justice. He has led workshops and talks at dozens of national conferences and continues to play a pivotal role in leading movements, communities, and organizations to be more equitable, inclusive, and aware of personal biases and prejudices. As a lifelong Washingtonian, Raj is deeply rooted in the local community. He serves on the boards of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, NTEN, Washington DC Economic Partnership, and the Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation. He is also the proud recipient of B Lab's inaugural Anti-Racism and JEDI Impact Award. You can learn more about Raj’s personal story on NPR, and more about his professional work at Provoc.me.
BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS
Edward G Happ
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier
Jude Parker Koski
William (Bill) Lester