NTEN is run by a team of smart, passionate, and quirky individuals who are committed to using technology for social change. Learn more about us, and get connected!

NTEN Staff

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Amy Sample Ward


Driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change, Amy is NTEN’s CEO and former membership director. Her prior experience in direct ( more... )

Andrea Post

Conference Director

Andrea plans gatherings. She thrives on creating the spaces for activists, advocates, and changemakers to connect. She started her career as an organizer on political campaigns, did her obligatory time as ( more... )

Ash Shepherd

Education Director

Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for over two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, technology consulting, project management, ( more... )

Daniel Fellini

Web Development Manager

Dan comes to NTEN with a long history of nonprofit technology work, starting in public broadcasting, and most recently in several roles, including vice president of media, at the global ( more... )

Drew Pizzolato

Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Drew is committed to building pathways to digital access and digital literacy. Through his participation in a series of related projects, from managing a multi-state digital literacy initiative under the ( more... )

Eileigh Doineau

Development Manager

Arriving at NTEN has been a happy bend in the road for Eileigh, who comes from a background in environmental design and English literature. After a year in AmeriCorps teaching ( more... )

Erin Adams

Digital Marketing Manager

Erin Adams believes in community and the power of sharing stories (and food) to make strong, enduring connections. With a background in nonprofit marketing and communication and an early career ( more... )

James Sigala

Education Program Manager

James has a passion for understanding the connection between people, and technology systems. He’s dedicated to helping nonprofits leverage technology for training, professional development and expanding organization capacity. He is ( more... )

Jeremy Garcia

Community Coordinator

Jeremy thrives working with community-based organizations. His experience includes client services, outreach, and communications and marketing efforts in the nonprofit sector. Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of ( more... )

Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Karl believes strongly in the power of technology to make our world a better place. While serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger (’04-’06), he experienced first hand many ( more... )

Lauren Gall

Administrative Assistant

Lauren joined the NTEN team as their administrative assistant in January 2014. She is co-owner of VaVa Virtual Assistants, currently residing in Atlanta, GA. With over 7 years of administrative ( more... )

Leana Mayzlina

Senior Digital Inclusion Campaign Manager

Leana is passionate about embracing technology to achieve transformative social change.  She believes that solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges can be found in grassroots communities from Chile ( more... )

Lyndal Cairns

Membership & Engagement Director

Lyndal Cairns is committed to building stronger nonprofits as though our very existence depends on them. Because it does. After a decade as a newspaper and online journalist, she devoted ( more... )

Pattie Carlin

Finance & Operations Director

Pattie has over fourteen years of experience in nonprofit administration as well as formal and independent studies on issues of leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has spent most of ( more... )

Sonya Min

Graphic Designer

Sonya Min loves telling stories by combining copy and graphics. She fights for white space and is most proud when she can bring a touch of humor to concepts and ( more... )

Tristan Penn

Community Engagement Manager

Tristan is originally from Central Kansas and went to college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). He moved to Portland in 2014 and he loves it so far! ( more... )