The NTEN staff combines decades of experience as activists and community organizers with deep knowledge of the nonprofit sector.

Working from our homes across the U.S., we understand firsthand the challenges of navigating our work and personal lives during the pandemic. As a powerful addition to our shared lived experience, it re-enforces our commitment to emphasizing nonprofit knowledge over tech expertise in our hiring.

Find out what it’s like to work at NTEN, and view any available job openings.


Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Amy is driven by a belief that the nonprofit technology community can be a movement-based force for positive change. Their prior experience in direct service, policy, philanthropy, and capacity-building organizations ( 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

Chief Program Officer

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

Senior 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

Senior Program & Product Manager

A passionate advocate for digital inclusion, Drew joined the NTEN team in 2016, bringing his deep experience in the sector to the NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship. Prior to joining our ( more... )

Eileigh Doineau

Senior 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... )

Jarlisa Corbett

Office & Admin Coordinator

Jarlisa comes from a background in communications, arts administration, and youth development. Their advocacy work has included making things within community organizing more equitable and accessible, in which they believe ( more... )

Jeremy Garcia

Senior Program Manager

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... )

Jude Parker Koski

Membership & Community Director

Jude has dedicated his career to serving marginalized communities through work in the nonprofit sector since 1996. He has helped youth experiencing homelessness access education, advocated for LGBTQIA+ youth and ( 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 (2004–06), 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 Program 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... )

Michelle Samplin-Salgado

Art Director

Michelle cares deeply about creating things that matter and is passionate about the role of design to inspire change. Before coming to NTEN, she designed public health campaigns, messages, and ( more... )

Pattie Carlin

Finance & Operations Director

Pattie has over sixteen 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... )

Samara Islam

Program Coordinator

Samara believes strongly in the power of human cooperation and collaboration and is passionate about community engagement, DEI, and fair representation. She has a BA degree in Organizational Communication from ( more... )

Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Thomas spent a decade in the advertising industry before joining the nonprofit sector in 2009. Social media had started gaining traction in organizations and Thomas was interested in how nonprofits ( more... )

Tristan Penn

Senior Manager of Equity and Accountability

Tristan is originally from Central Kansas and is a citizen of the Navajo Nation. Tristan went to college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!). He moved to Portland ( more... )