Héctor Maldonado-ReisAssociate Director, Delaware Data Innovation Lab
Hector Maldonado-Reis (Él/He) is an Associate Director at the Delaware Data Innovation (a.k.a. as “The Lab”) where he leverages data for social advocacy and gain. Héctor is a biomedical engineer turned public health scientist with vast experience translating research into actionable insights. In his career, he looks to facilitate how analytical findings are interpreted across various stakeholder levels. At The Lab, he is currently focused on integrating diverse data sources and approaches to distill interpretable inferences that help support community-level decision making. Héctor was born and raised in Puerto Rico and today calls Delaware home. In his free time he enjoys biking, road trips with his husband Thomas and trying out new dinner recipes.
Jenn TaylorFounder, Deep Why Design
Jenn has worked directly with more than 100 nonprofits and educational organizations to help them implement new or transform existing digital systems, adjust processes accordingly, and problem-solve throughout implementation to ensure successful adoption. She has spent the better part of two decades answering questions related to how organizations create, understand, maintain, and trust the information they rely on. Through this work she has become dedicated to correcting the sector-wide inefficiencies that are a drain on nonprofit time and resources. She has a strong interest in how technology entrenches – and can be used to counter – systemic inequity and power imbalances.
Jenn’s areas of expertise are in the design and management of information systems. She is a Salesforce solutions engineer with a background in full-stack development with SQL-backed databases as well as enterprise application management, giving her a unique view into the Salesforce ecosystem and how it inter-relates with other systems. Her company specializes in unique solutions for hard-to-solve problems in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Jenn holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School, Brandeis and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. Prior founding Deep Why, she co-founded 501Partners, wrote the first few versions of RollCall, and is a co-founder and CEO of Human Centered Apps, a Salesforce ISV partner.
Debbie AmaralPresident & CEO, Malden YMCA
While earning her BA at Drew University, Debbie took a part-time position in the child care center of the local YMCA to help pay for college and has never looked back, dedicating nearly all of the past 35 years to the Y. After earning her MBA at Boston University, Debbie worked at the Old Colony YMCA in Brockton for 5 years and the North Shore YMCA for 11 years during which time she opened 32 afterschool programs serving over 1,300 children.
In 2011, Debbie was privileged to become the 18th and first woman CEO of the Malden YMCA. In her first 3 months, she led the merger between IRDC preschool and the Malden YMCA. In 2018, the Malden YMCA merged with the Medford Boys & Girls Club, now the Medford Youth Center. In February 2020, she led the Y’s partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank and Walnut Street Center to open a food pantry in Medford.
Debbie served on the Salem School Committee from 2012-2018 and is currently the Chair of the Salem Parks & Recreation Commission. She has been a foster parent to 7 children, including her youngest who is now 14 and a freshman in high school.
Will WeatherlyTechnology Director, Choose Well
Will Weatherly’s technology career springs from a very non-linear background. Today, he serves as Technology Director for Choose Well, one of the largest multi-partner health collaboratives in South Carolina. Prior, his university studies in architectural design laid groundwork for a decade leading diverse web, mobile, and digital projects as a marketing and technology consultant. A champion of design thinking and user experience, he spends his days architecting the softwares and systems necessary for today’s enterprise operations.
Chris PowersCo-Founder, Reciprocity Apps
On March 14, 2020, Chris and his co-founder launched MyCovidResponse to get resources to people in need during the pandemic using technology. We’ve helped coordinate educational materials, social support services, thousands of masks, holiday programs, and over a million pounds of food. We realized that nonprofits, local govt and service organizations have a lot of problems that we can solve, so we started Reciprocity to provide technology to organizations focused on serving people. Now Reciprocity is on a mission to make local programs more accessible to families in need by launching the Community Resource Exchange.
Darrell BookerMicrosoft's Nonprofit Tech Acceleration of Black and African American Communities
Meet Darrell your “techie’s favorite techie” who leads one of Microsoft’s most important racial equity commitments, the Nonprofit Tech Acceleration of Black and African American Communities, a national program designed at leveling the tech playing field for nonprofits serving our most underserved communities. Prior to leading this program, Darrell served in an advisor role helping the world’s largest nonprofits such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the Salvation Army on their digital transformation to the cloud. Darrell has served in CIO and CTO roles in the past leading teams of developers in nonprofit, primarily child welfare, as well as other industries such as automotive and banking. Darrell also has an entrepreneurial spirit, co-founding a tech startup for the fitness industry used in hundreds of gyms across the U.S. and Canada.
Logan HerringCEO, The WRK Group
Logan Herring is the CEO of The WRK Group (The Warehouse, REACH Riverside, and Kingswood Community Center). Raised in Wilmington’s West Center City neighborhood, Logan knows that other people helped guide him to success, and his goal is to now, pay it forward. Logan started his work in the Riverside neighborhood of Wilmington in 2016 as the Executive Director for Kingswood Community Center (KCC), which serves the young and old alike, including an early learning center, before and after care, and senior center.
REACH Riverside (Redevelopment Education and Community Health), is a non-profit community development corporation created to lead the $250 million revitalization of the Riverside neighborhood under the nationally acclaimed, and Warren Buffett funded, Purpose Built Communities model, to include 600 units of mixed-income housing and a new state of the art KCC; REACH has been officially named as the nineteenth of twenty-eight network affiliates of Purpose Built Communities.
REACH and KCC are working in partnership with The Warehouse, a co working facility and network for teen-serving organizations designed to address violence, academic performance, and workforce readiness amongst Wilmington’s youth by providing them with access to more than 140 teen-focused program and service providers. Capital One donated the former 43,000 square foot Prestige Academy building, and The Warehouse invested $3M of renovations into the facility, transforming it to a modern, open-floor concept designed “for teens, by teens”. In its first year of opening, nearly 400 teens have become members, and 125 will be employed by the
end of 2021.
Logan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Goucher College and a certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Boston College. In 2018, Logan was recognized in the Delaware Business Times 40 Under 40, which pays tribute to ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. Additionally, Logan was recognized as one of Delaware Online’s Most Influential Delawareans for 2021. Logan has also been named 2021 CEO of the Year for Large Nonprofits by Delaware Business Times.
Adam EadsSenior Program Manager for Solutions & Services, TechSoup
Adam Eads is Senior Program Manager for Solution & Services at TechSoup. Adam works across teams at TechSoup and externally to develop and refine new programs to serve nonprofits and drive digital transformation. Most recently this has included leadership of the TechSoup COVID Recovery Fund and development of the Digital Resilience Program.
Debbi LindenbergProgram Manager, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Debbi Lindenberg is a Program Officer at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the largest private, independent foundation focused exclusively on the Washington DC region. She manages a portfolio of approximately 60 nonprofit grantees, receiving $2 million annually, in the areas of Civil Legal Aid, Violence Prevention and Services to Survivors, Criminal Justice and Capacity Building. She enjoys working closely and collaboratively with nonprofits in DC and the local region. Prior to working in philanthropy, Debbi practiced law for 15 years in both the private and non-profit sectors, including a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic.
Debbi was appointed to the DC Access to Justice Commission in 2020. She participated for 10 years on the Rainmakers Giving Circle, affiliated with the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, serving as Co-Chair of the circle for four years. She also founded and facilitated an intergenerational giving circle with teenagers and their parents. Debbi is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership Montgomery CORE Program. She received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA from Duke University.
Nabavi OliverDirector of Administration, Downtown DC BID
Nabavi Oliver, Esq. is the BID’s Director of Administration, responsible for human resources and internal operations, corporate matters and board responsibilities. Nabavi joined the BID from EagleForce Associates, Incorporated, where he served as the Director of Business and Legal Operations. He brings an array of proven expertise in increasing revenue and generating processes and procedures that create lasting success and sustainability. Nabavi’s passion for helping emerging and established organizations to thrive has driven his career in both the public and private sectors. Among his significant previous positions, Nabavi worked for the District of Columbia in the Office of Contracting and Procurement, Department of Human Resources and the Executive Office of the Mayor. Previously, Nabavi practiced law at Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York, where he is still barred. Nabavi earned his J.D. from Barry University School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science from Florida State University. He is a D.C. resident.
David DealCo-Founder, Build Consulting
David co-founded Build Consulting in 2015, building on over 20 years of deep experience in the nonprofit technology sector. His work for Build’s clients has a broad focus spanning many operational areas including fundraising, program and case management, human resources, accounting, and many others. David has developed technology roadmaps and led software selections and implementations for numerous nonprofits, in addition to serving as outsourced CIO for several nonprofits.
Before co-founding Build Consulting, David Deal was the founder and CEO of Community IT Innovators, which provides technology guidance and services to nonprofits in the DC metropolitan area. David guided Community IT from a start-up to an established employee-owned company with more than 60 staff members, serving over 1,000 nonprofits during his tenure.
Ebony Patrice WaltonOperations Administrator, Downtown DC BID
Ebony Patrice Walton has more than 15 years’ experience in the urban place management industry. Ebony began her tenure at the Downtown DC Business Improvement District (BID) as a marketing assistant. Over the years, she has worked in various capacities at the BID and on many projects and events. Previously, Ebony was the BID’s marketing and communications manager where she developed and produced website, marketing and multimedia content, created promotional campaigns and strategies. In 2019, she began serving as the Senior Operations Administrator for the BID’s Public Space Operations Department. In this role, she manages department budget and expenses, coordinates our procurement and solicitation processes, maintains the organization’s fleet of vehicles, facilitates data collection and stakeholder metric reporting, and serves as the primary external liaison to stakeholders including property managers, security officers, government agencies, residents, and business owners.
Ebony earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news from Howard University and has held several pageant titles such as Miss Black Florida USA, Miss Black USA and Miss Black World DC. Ebony grew up in Miami, Florida and now resides in Maryland with her husband and three children.
Maddie GrantCulture Designer | Digital Strategist | Author
Maddie Grant is an expert digital strategist and culture designer whose superpower is skillful shepherding of organizations through cultural and digital transformation, with specific expertise in internal (staff) and external (member/customer) engagement. Alongside her consulting work at Human Workplaces, Maddie is an accomplished author who has written several books with her partner (in business and life) Jamie Notter, including When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, (2015) and the Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement (2019). Find Maddie at humanworkplaces.net.
Vinay MullickManaging Director, UpMetrics
Vinay Mullick is a Managing Director for UpMetrics and is responsible for the creation and growth of UpMetrics’ partners in Chicago and throughout the Midwest Region. UpMetrics is an impact analytics tool that incorporates quantitative and qualitative data from across sources, providing the clarity needed across all impact programs to focus efforts where organizations can drive the most impact. Vinay has 20 + years of social sector experience with particular experience in the areas of urban education, youth development, afterschool programming, and workforce development. He is a regular presenter at local and national convenings where he is passionate about sharing data best practices and opportunities to use data to amplify program impact, inform decision-making to effectively track toward goals, and enhance social emotional learning opportunities and after school programming. Today, Vinay is excited about how data can help nonprofits design programs, fundraise more efficiently, and ultimately drive positive change all through a lens of equity and inclusion.
Vinay began his career as an industrial engineer at Intel Corporation. After his time at Intel, Vinay was drawn to teaching because of his belief that all children should have access to quality education and meaningful extracurricular activities. Vinay spent over 12 years in the Chicago Public Schools, first as a Teach for America corps member teaching high school math and business education, and then as the Director of Athletics & Activities for the Perspectives Charter Schools Network. During this time, Vinay became aware of the opportunity for data to bring people together to solve complex problems across the social sector.
Vinay graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He also has attained his MA in Secondary Education and an MA in School Counseling. He serves on a number of boards and volunteers with a variety of local non-profits, and is an enthusiastic coach for his kids’ baseball, softball, and basketball teams
Stephanie McKeeChief Technology Thought Partner, Apparo
Stephanie McKee has a passion for sharing her twenty-five years of technology experience with the nonprofit community in Greater Charlotte. Stephanie received BSBA in Computer Information Systems from Appalachian State University. After many years in corporate enterprise roles, Stephanie founded The Cone Group, a technology consulting and support firm that offered the full life-cycle of technology: business process, project management, infrastructure implementations, and on-going technical support to small & mid-size companies. Stephanie’s love for volunteering lead her to join Apparo in 2013 as a trusted technical advisor and Roving CIO. With a diverse background in network infrastructure, hardware, software, security and business processes, Stephanie has had a successful career in technology consulting, being an entrepreneur as well as managing and supporting small to large company networks.
In 2019, she was selected by The Mecklenburg Times as one of Charlotte’s “50 Most Influential Women”. Stephanie and husband Craig, and their kitty cat, Coco, currently split their time between Charlotte, NC and Venice, FL. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, being active, boating and spending time with friends.
Dalbin OsorioCWIN Program Manager, Montgomery County Collaboration Council
Dalbin Osorio, Ms. Ed/MSW, is a program manager for the Montgomery County Collaboration Council working on issues impacting children with intensive needs. Dalbin chairs the County’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities Committee and Police Advisory Commission. He is a social worker and former educator who has seen firsthand the long-term impacts that inequitable policies can have on individuals and their families. Before joining the Collaboration Council, Osorio worked as a school therapist at the Village Academy of Maryland and as a foster care social worker at the Latin American Youth Center. He is also a Maryland Education Policy Fellow.
Jack ShowersNonprofit Research Analyst, Fundraising KIT
When Jack isn’t cheering for the Toronto Raptors or watching an 80s action movie, he’s studying the social sector and producing content for nonprofit professionals. As a Nonprofit Research Analyst at Fundraising KIT, an AI-powered insights and reporting toolkit, he is especially passionate about helping fundraisers save time and raise more money for their cause.
Haftan EckholdtChief Data Officer/Chief Science Officer, Understood for All
Haftan leads data analytics, modeling, and building of new initiatives tailored to people who learn and think differently for Understood. A self-proclaimed “Data Science Whisperer,” he lends more than 25 years of knowledge and experience to his dual role as Chief Data Officer and Chief Science Officer.
Before joining Understood, Haftan successfully built data science teams and platforms at companies like Albertsons (Plated), Amazon (Audible), and AIG. He also previously held faculty appointments in neurology and neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he directed the biometry core at the Kennedy Center for Human Development. Haftan holds graduate degrees in biostatistics and developmental psychology from Columbia and Cornell Universities.
Haftan’s work at Understood combines his academic and industry experience in a way that fuels his passion for developmental psychology, neurology, and data science. Understood is the only lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently.
Kevin McGheeData Quality Analyst, Marillac St. Vincent
Kevin McGhee grew up on the West Side of Chicago and always dreamed about giving back to his community. “I consider myself a servant. I help lead the charge and move the needle to address different types of social disparities,” he says.
Kevin’s work to address inequality started long before coming to MSV. He graduated Cum Laude from Champlain College with a BS in Computer Information Systems and began using his skills to help others. He served as Co-Director of the AmeriCorps program with the Michigan Community Service Commission and worked with the Heartland Alliance as an Asset Development Coordinator and Enrollment Specialist to assist Chicago Housing Authority participants with the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
Kevin graduated Cum Laude from Champlain College with a BS in Computer Information Systems and is currently in DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media Master’s of Science in Information Systems program scheduled to finish in 2022.
Kevin was recognized as a Heal Chicago Fellow, DePaul University Values-Centered Leadership member, completed the Nten Nonprofit Technology Professional certification course, and was NTENny award recipient.
Marden MunozData Strategist, The Children's Trust
Marden joined The Trust in November 2004. She worked previously with the YMCA of Greater Miami for six years including work with finance and information systems, teen programs, and Florida Youth and Government programs.
Ms. Munoz holds a B.A. from the University of Miami.
Danica PascavagePhiladelphia Outreach Manager, TechGirlz
Danica was a technical instructor for 18 years, teaching AIX/Red Hat System Administration and Shell Scripting. Throughout her schooling and career, she was typically the only woman in the room and was always curious why there were not more women in technology. When her daughter attended her first TechGirlz workshop, she knew she needed to be involved in their mission. She began by volunteering and leading workshops for TechGirlz, eventually moving into the Philadelphia Outreach Manager position full time. She enjoys inspiring the next generation of women in technology to explore all the possible tech careers.
Kaitlyn SalazarDirector of Strategic Partnerships, Tapp Network
Kaitlyn Salazar is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Tapp Network. With eight years of experience in the non-profit sector, Kaitlyn is well versed in peer-to-peer, fundraising campaigns, leadership giving, virtual and in-person events, and donor management. Kaitlyn has managed a $3M portfolio and successfully increased corporate and individual giving by 11% in a single year. Kaitlyn moved to the Tapp team after working in development at the American Heart Association, Children’s National Hospital Foundation, and Wolf Trap Foundation. She now works to create relationships with organizations seeking marketing and digital technology support.
John RobinsonTechnical Consultant
Prior to Tech Impact, John spent several years supporting technology products for public and charter schools in the metro Philadelphia region and came to Tech Impact to focus on cloud computing and team collaboration software solutions supporting non-profit business entities.
In his personal time, he is involved with different community outreach projects sponsored by his church, and also enjoy being a mobile DJ as the guy who brings the beat to make you move your feet.