Ash Shepherd

Chief Program Officer

Pronouns: he/him


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, and program development. Prior to joining the NTEN staff, he was an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s Nonprofit Tech Club, completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal’s Editorial Committee, facilitating various lab events, volunteering and presenting at the NTC.

Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is a well respected public speaker and has developed numerous nonprofit resources.

Outside of work Ash enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and searching for the “perfect piece of pie."

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 Program & Product Manager

Eileigh Doineau

Senior Development Manager

Jarlisa Corbett

Office & Admin Coordinator

Jeremy Garcia

Senior Program Manager

Jude Parker Koski

Membership & Community 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

Senior Manager of Equity and Accountability