Leana Mayzlina

Senior Program Manager

Pronouns: she/her


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 to Kenya, and that technology is the megaphone for their voice and agency.

Prior to NTEN, she was the Digital Action Campaigns Manager for World Pulse, where she developed international initiatives aimed at delivering grassroots women leaders’ testimonies and visions to decision-makers and influential forums. Leana recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after 7 years working in Latin America, where she managed international cooperation programs in areas ranging from poverty alleviation to social entrepreneurship.  A native of Ukraine, she speaks Russian, English, Spanish, and um pouquinho de português and holds a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Pitzer College, as well as an MA in International Studies from the University of Chile.

Outside of office hours, you’re most likely to find Leana walking dogs at the local animal shelter, discovering new brews (of the caffeinated kind!), and packing her backpack for her next adventure.

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