Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Pronouns: she/they


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 has fueled Amy's work to create meaningful, inclusive, and compassionate community engagement and educational opportunities for organizations around the world.

As the CEO of NTEN, Amy inspires the NTEN team and global partners to believe in community-generated change. Amy believes technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively and equitably, but doing so takes intention and investment in training, access, and collaboration.

Amy has had the privilege to present at conferences around the round, be a guest on podcasts such as Nonprofit Radio, and author contributions in various books and magazines. Amy's second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, co-authored with Allyson Kapin, was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist.

Offline, Amy is hiking, biking, or exploring with the most supportive partner, most adventurous child, and very muppet-like dog, with a preference for Oregon’s coast or wine country. Amy is also known to give excellent hugs.

Staff Listing

Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Post

Conference Director

Ash Shepherd

Chief Program Officer

Daniel Fellini

Senior Web Development Manager

Drew Pizzolato

Senior Education Manager

Eileigh Doineau

Senior Development Manager

Jarlisa Corbett

Office & Admin Coordinator

Jeremy Garcia

Program Manager

Jude Parker Koski

Membership Director

Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Lauren Gall

Administrative Assistant

Leana Mayzlina

Senior Program Manager

Pattie Carlin

Finance & Operations Director

Samara Islam

Program Coordinator

Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Tristan Penn

Community Engagement & Equity Manager