NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward high-fives some of the Certificate earners at the 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference.
June 5, 2017

Congratulations to the first 20 Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate earners!

It’s official: 20 movers and shakers have now earned their Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate!

This first group to earn their Certificate represent an amazing group of diverse and driven individuals. They fill a wide range of roles from IT directors to communications staff to consultants. In a short period of time, some have been able to create new technology-related positions at their organizations (and get promoted into them), formalize their planning and strategies around the use of technology, or even advance to join us as faculty to share their expertise back with the community.

We’re excited to toot their horns for them here:

  • Adrienne Figus, Yiddish Book Center
  • Aja Tashjian, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Andre Dixon, Seattle Indian Health Board
  • Aviva Prager, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • Barbara Gorzinski, Associated Ministries of Tacoma-Pierce County
  • Brian Rudolph, PREMAC Wealth Management Services
  • Brynn Bellingham, Blackfoot Challenge
  • Hillmon Ancrum, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Jazmyn Henry, International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Jennifer Barrett, Thistledown Digital
  • Joe LeBlanc, Camp Fire Columbia
  • Joelle Ferguson, The Little Forks Coservancy
  • Kai Williams, International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
  • Karen Alpert, BBYO, Inc.
  • Kristy Hayter, Covenant House Vancouver
  • Kyle Broeckel, Friends of the Columbia Gorge
  • Lisa Israel, Redwood Community Health Coalition
  • Michele Scheib, Mobility International USA
  • Michelle Reagan, Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country
  • Talya Rotem, SmartSAVER

Registration for the fall cohort is now open—join the growing group of nonprofit professionals building their skills and advancing their careers.

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Ash Shepherd
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s 501 Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal's Editorial Committee. 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 including the Nonprofit Social Media Audit and co-authored the Social Media Road Map.