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.

Aki Shibuya
Aki Shibuya
Co-Chair
Senior Business Systems Analyst
Casey Family Programs
Seattle, WA
Pronouns: she/her
Aki Shibuya is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at Casey Family Programs in Seattle, WA. Previously, she was the Operations & Technology Manager at WA Women’s Foundation and fulfilled a variety of roles at Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). 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 the U.S.-Japan Council. 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.
Aki's term ends in 2023
Bridget Jackson
Bridget Jackson
Co-Chair
Senior Public Affairs and Communications Advisor, Western Region
NeighborWorks America
Washington, DC
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Bridget is a PR and communications professional with more than two decades of corporate and agency experience. After transferring to a career in the nonprofit world several years ago, she now serves as a public affairs and communications advisor with NeighborWorks America. Her role at NeighborWorks America provides communications and public affairs guidance for hundreds of its nonprofit affordable housing and community development network members. She also proudly serves as a Co-Chair of the NTEN Board of Directors and delivers online education as part of NTEN's faculty roster.
Bridget's term ends in 2023
Praan Misir
Praan Misir
Secretary
Project Officer
Ontario Library Association
Toronto, ON
Accidental techie with a passion for digital strategy and adoption. 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!
Praan's term ends in 2024
Emilio Arocho
Emilio Arocho
Treasurer
Senior Director of Managed Services, Association Analytics
Washington, DC
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.
Emilio's term ends in 2023
Dee Baskin
Dee Baskin
Executive Director
Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (LRAP MN)
Minneapolis, MN
Pronouns: she/her or they/them

Dee Baskin (she/they/Mx.) is a communicator, educator, advocate, and queer person of color with a deep commitment to justice and equity. Dee is the Executive Director of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota (lrapmn.org), a 501(c)3 nonprofit helping legal aid attorneys pay their student loans until they reach Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)--ensuring that skilled and dedicated advocates are here to serve the low-income Minnesotans who need them most. Dee graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2010 and has a Bachelor’s in English and Public Relations from the University of Indianapolis.


Key Competencies: Leadership, Public Relations, Training, Social Media Marketing, Nonprofit Management, Writing and Editing, Tech Security for the small and mighty organization, Microsoft Office 365 (administrator and user)


CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Connectedness, Intellection, Belief, Responsibility

Dee's term ends in 2024
Jude Shimer
Jude Shimer
CRM Manager
The Center for Popular Democracy
Brooklyn, NY
Pronouns: they/them
I believe in technology as an art form and a tool for justice. I'm thrilled to apply my geekery managing Salesforce at the Center for Popular Democracy where it can make a difference. I've been helping nonprofits benefit from Salesforce since 2013. I presented on Salesforce Admin protocols at the 2016 Dreamforce conference, and have presented on gender-inclusive data practices numerous times, including at 21NTC. Every February I manage operations for Crumby Spokes, a volunteer art-slash-activist project in which cyclists dressed as wizards, praying mantises, and romantic octopodes (among others) deliver Valentine's Day scones to raise funds for local NYC nonprofits, including New Sanctuary Coalition, New Alternatives for LGBTQ Youth, and VOCAL-NY.
Jude's term ends in 2025
Leon A. Wilson
Leon A. Wilson
Chief of Digital Innovation and Chief Information Officer
The Cleveland Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Leon Wilson serves as the Chief for Digital Innovation & Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Foundation, focusing on strategic initiatives that will help position the foundation as a leader in the use of technology in all areas of its work. In addition, Leon is responsible for helping to develop and implement an external Cleveland Foundation IT strategy that will focus on elevating Cleveland to become a recognized leader in technology, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity, big data, and civic tech. Leon brings more than 20 years of senior-level technology experience to the foundation and our community.
Leon's term ends in 2025
Nejeed Kassam
Nejeed Kassam
Vancouver, BC

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).

Nejeed's term ends in 2024
Rajneesh Aggarwal
Rajneesh Aggarwal
President
Provoc
Washington, DC
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.
Rajneesh's term ends in 2024
Rubin Singh
Rubin Singh
Founder & CEO
OneTenth Consulting
Ellicott City, MD
Rubin is the Founder & CEO of OneTenth Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits for their technology strategy and CRM implementation needs. Rubin is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the CRM space and over 15 years in the nonprofit sector. Throughout his career, Rubin has pursued his passion for social impact by empowering and enabling nonprofits through various roles in technology, strategy, and organizational management. Rubin is a fervent equity advocate and serves on various committees, both personally and professionally, to design and build inclusive and just systems. This is deeply intertwined with his belief that technology should be accessible, equitable, and serve the greater good. 
Rubin's term ends in 2025
Yesenia Sotelo
Yesenia Sotelo
Web Developer & Digital Skills Trainer
SmartCause Digital
Chicago, IL
Pronouns: she/her
Yesenia Sotelo started her career with a work-study job at a local nonprofit. She never looked back.Since 1997, when she taught herself HTML, Yesenia has been building websites. From strategy to development to launch, she is an expert in every step of a nonprofit website project.Between 2001 and 2012, Yesenia was on staff at the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, ACLU of Illinois, Heartland Alliance, and Jasculca Terman Public Relations. She held positions at all levels, including management, in the development, communications, information technology and digital marketing departments.In 2012, inspired by her love of nonprofit tech, Yesenia started SmartCause Digital.Yesenia graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in political science. She has served on the boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago and EverThrive Illinois. She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from NTEN. Yesenia is a life-long Chicagoan and a mother of two.
Yesenia's term ends in 2025

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS

Agnes Zach
Almin Surani
Ami Dar
Amy Borgstrom
Ananda Leeke
David Geilhufe
Deb Socia
Edward G Happ
Eileen Twiggs
Farra Trompeter
Gavin Clabaugh
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier
Jason Shim
Jereme Bivins
Jillaine Smith
Jody Mahoney
John Zoltner
Jude Parker Koski
Katya Andresen
Ken Montenegro
Lauren-Glenn Davitian
Lynn Labieniec
Maddie Grant
Michael Gilbert
Miriam Barnard
Nam-ho Park
Nancy Schwartz
Patrick Collins
Phil Ferrante-Roseberry
Richard Rappleye
Rob Wu
Rusty Burwell
Sarah Ali
Sheeraz Haji
Steve MacLaughlin
Tom Krackeler
Tucker MacLean
Vailey Oehlke
Vince Stehle
William (Bill) Lester
Beth Kanter
Meico Marquette Whitlock