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Jasmine Crowe is an award-winning social entrepreneur, children’s book author, TED Speaker, and determined leader working to make the world a better place one cause at a time. In 2017, after years of feeding people experiencing homelessness from her own kitchen, Jasmine launched Goodr, a sustainable waste management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce food waste. She has been featured on CNBC, Oprah Magazine, Forbes, Fast Co., New York Times, and named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 influential female founders.
Goodr’s mission is to feed more and waste less. Under Jasmine’s leadership, Goodr has redirected over 20 million pounds of surplus food from event centers, airports, and businesses to people that are food insecure. In addition, Goodr launched grocery delivery program that provides free weekly groceries to thousands of senior citizens and students. Most recently, the company implemented its first no-cost, grocery store for a Title 1 school and senior facility. Goodr HQ is based in Atlanta, GA and operates nationally in 20 other cities. Goodr clients include Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Six Flags Over Georgia, City of Dallas, City of Denver, and many more.
Taki Hasegawa (pronouns: she/they) is a machine learning engineer who is passionate about developing AI tools for the betterment of society. In their work, Taki likes to focus on gaining a deep understanding of stakeholder’s perspectives and needs in order to develop meaningful AI. Coming from a chemical engineering background, Taki is a self-taught machine learning engineer and believes in effective communication to enable cross-collaboration with people of varying expertise. At The Trevor Project, Taki has expanded the use cases for the Crisis Contact Simulator and is helping guide the future direction of the AI/ML team.
After growing up in Atlanta, Jamin Gluck attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then lived abroad in both Israel and Hong Kong. Jamin has a passion for connecting with nonprofit leaders and helping them work backwards from their mission to utilize creative methods to achieve their goals. In his role at Amazon, Jamin works to empower organizations around the world with the unique and sometimes “peculiar” Amazonian processes and resources. He loves public speaking, red licorice, and power walking through Atlanta while listening to Beyoncé or Britney Spears.
Corey is the Founder and Principal of Public Profit, which helps mission-driven organizations use data to make better decisions and enhance the quality of their work. She founded Public Profit to build a team that would seamlessly blend social science research methods, organizational change strategy, and a deep commitment to supporting changemakers. As a highly privileged person, Corey has spent years re-working her professional practice to better align with her values.
Trice Johnson is a Global Tech Innovation Executive, Published Book Author, and Digital Leadership Coach focused on emerging & disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation cloud platforms. Her research and work over the past two decades has focused on helping Fortune Global 500 business leaders to adopt bold strategies to prepare for their digital future.
Currently, Trice serves as Vice President of Innovation Strategy at Salesforce, where she designs short and long-term strategies for growth through market research, economic & future scenario planning analysis, and future trend analysis that inform strategic and investment decisions-making.
Before joining Salesforce in 2021, Trice was a Global Strategy Leader at Microsoft for more than 9 years accelerating digital transformation for customers across numerous industry sectors.
Trice’s personal passions include supporting dozens of start-ups and early stage companies as a way of giving back and creating inclusive pathways for small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and thrive. Additionally, Trice works closely with many nonprofit organizations mentoring & empowering women and youth underrepresented in STEM fields, including the T.D. Jakes Foundation iWIN nonprofit as an Advisory Board Member.
Cameron oversees TechSoup’s development of innovative services and solutions for the global nonprofit sector, including IT consulting and management services, nonprofit digital resilience programs, and online training. She has a long, successful track record of leading globally distributed, cross-functional teams to implement complex programs across multiple geographies and languages. Prior to joining TechSoup, Cameron worked in the private sector in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, managing distribution networks, leading marketing strategy efforts, and managing corporate services. Cameron holds degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the INSEAD Business School.
Adam Miller is a prolific social entrepreneur who personifies a rare combination of technology and philanthropy. His first company, Cornerstone OnDemand, became the largest educational technology company in the world. Cornerstone grew to over 3,000 employees in 25 countries helping to empower over 75 million people around the world. Adam ran Cornerstone for 20 years, delivering over 2 billion courses to learners in 192 countries and achieving the company’s original mission to improve access to education on a global basis.
During the same two decades, Adam’s philanthropic work extended across the local, national and global levels. As Chairman of Team Rubicon from 2013-2020, Adam helped the team grow from 500 to over 150,000 volunteers to create America’s leading veterans service organization, which leverages the skills of military veterans to provide humanitarian aid globally. As Chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, he helped deliver over $125M of social impact, including the launch of DisasterReady, which has trained over 250,000 humanitarian aid workers around the world. In 2012, Adam led the merger of FAAN and FAI to create FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world’s largest voluntary health organization serving the food allergic community, then seeded Aimmune, which developed the first FDA-approved treatment for food allergies, helped build the UCLA Food Allergy Program, and launched AllerFund, the first venture fund focused on food allergy companies. In Los Angeles, Adam played a leading role in harnessing the power of the tech sector to give back to the city with the founding of LA-Tech.org and the launch of its 1,000 Interns Initiative, which is providing internships for a thousand students of color at LA’s leading tech companies. Adam co-founded and chairs 1P.org, a social enterprise tackling some of the most intractable problems facing our one planet, including homelessness, workforce development, gun violence and climate change.
Adam co-founded Instil, where he serves as the CEO today, with the belief that technology properly designed for nonprofits could massively scale the impact of the sector globally. Instil offers a purpose-built, modern, intelligent, and holistic CRM that enables nonprofits to optimize resources and maximize impact through establishing strong, meaningful connections with their communities
Marnie Webb is the Chief Community Impact Officer for TechSoup and leads Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. In her role, she works with communities around the world to describe desired impact and to develop technology solutions that help them move towards that impact. Her work is influenced by human centered design principles, as well as methodologies from social work and international development, such as Participatory Action Research. She has been working with civil society, governments, academia, and corporations for more than 30 years to put together teams and solutions that can accomplish big goals, with and for communities.
Dr. Taj Carson is the founder and CEO of Inciter (formerly Carson Research Consulting). Dr. Carson has more than 20 years’ experience in research and evaluation, and 12 years of experience in data technology. She earned a Masters’s degree in Information Visualization from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2015), a certificate in technology entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (2010), and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware (2000).
As a Tech Impact data team member, I work with nonprofits to assess data needs, implement software solutions, and enhance their use of data. I’m passionate about training organizations in new tools! When I’m not at work you can find me running and biking around Philadelphia.
Jacob loves working with people to build communications that create positive change. Since joining Twilio.org in 2017, he has helped thousands of organizations harness the power of communications technology to serve people globally, from civic engagement to crisis response. He holds a BA in English from the Colorado College, and a joint MS/MBA in Environmental Policy and Business from the University of Michigan. Outside of the office, he’s often found pedaling on the roads and trails in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Corian Zacher’s telecommunications policy work focuses on researching and uplifting community-based strategies for expanding high-quality, affordable broadband service across the United States. At Next Century Cities, Corian collaborates with community leaders across the country, capturing their stories and sharing their various innovative approaches in filings, creating resources for members, and envisioning a role for community broadband initiatives in state and local policy.
Joshua Ross is the Co-Founder of Humanitix, a for-purpose ticketing platform that directs 100% of the booking fee profits to education projects and makes events more accessible for people with disabilities. Humanitix has scaled in Australia, New Zealand, and is now expanding into the United States with headquarters in Denver. Humanitix is funded by the foundations of Google & Atlassian is now self-funding and a successful case-study in technology enabled social enterprise.
Prior to Humanitix Josh worked in a Sydney-based hedge fund for 7 years in the investment team.
As the Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, Matthew Eshleman leads the team responsible for strategic planning, research, and implementation of the technology platforms used by nonprofit organization clients to be secure and productive. With a deep background in network infrastructure, he fundamentally understands how nonprofit tech works and interoperates both in the office and in the cloud. With extensive experience serving nonprofits Matt also understands nonprofit culture and constraints, and has a history of implementing cost-effective and secure solutions at the enterprise level.
Matt has over 22 years of expertise in cybersecurity, IT support, team leadership, software selection and research, and client support. Matt is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity topics for nonprofits and has presented at NTEN events, the Inside NGO conference, Nonprofit Risk Management Summit and Credit Builders Alliance Symposium, LGBT MAP Finance Conference, and Tech Forward Conference. He is also the session designer and trainer for TechSoup’s Digital Security course, and the Community IT resident Cybersecurity expert
Matt holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Eastern Mennonite University, and an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.
Hec 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.
Marcus is the principal of Message Agency, a full-service digital agency based in Philadelphia, PA, which he founded in 2007. Message Agency is a certified B Corporation that focuses on using web-based technologies to meet the needs of mission-driven organizations that serve the greater good. Marcus has over 20 years of experience in developing strategies, digital tools, technical solutions, and campaigns for the public and nonprofit sectors.
Underlying Marcus’ professional experience in the public sector is over two decades of volunteer work around civil rights and economic and community development. He has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and is often challenged with finding ways to balance the interests of a range of stakeholders for development and public projects and bringing disparate groups together to collaborate.
Rina is the Vice President of Partnerships at TaTiO. Her mission is to reach organizations and thought leaders around the world that are working with the chronically underemployed to create collaborations using TaTiO’s technology. Using AI based technology, Rina helps individuals explore potential career trajectories and find meaningful work based on proven skills.
Previously Rina served as the Associate Vice President for Global Programs at the Jewish Federation of North America. In that role, Rina served as JFNA’s lead field-based professional, responsible for developing organizational strategy, implementing programs, and overseeing a range of initiatives that relate to Jewish communities around the world. Rina spent 18 years with the JDC where she worked to articulate and represent the needs of individuals and communities across the Former Soviet Union. She travelled extensively throughout the region. Prior to joining JDC, Rina served with the Israeli Consulate in New York. Rina was born in New York and has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has a Masters degree in Comparative Government from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Emily Miller is the Senior Impact Fund Manager at Twilio.org, responsible for the organization’s grant making and impact investing initiatives. She’s also a social entrepreneur and co-founded Rumi Spice, a B Corp that imports premium saffron directly from Afghan farmers. Rumi Spice was featured on Shark Tank and Emily was named one of the “Most Innovative Women” in Food & Wine. Previously, Emily served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. She led an engineer platoon in Iraq and served on two deployments to Afghanistan with 75th Ranger Regiment. She earned her Bachelor of Science from West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Lavonne brings over 15 years of financial services and project management experience to her work empowering nonprofits in the Charlotte community.
She is committed to helping nonprofits realize transformational change through Apparo’s technology programs. These programs include Community Impact Projects, Award Grants – Mission Possible and G.A.I.N, Cohort-based programs, Change Agent program and Nonprofit Tech Education programs (and just like technology, who knows what new program or innovation could pop up next). Apparo’s programs connect volunteers to skills based volunteer opportunities to impact over 250 nonprofits in the Charlotte area each year. She loves the magic of super smart people, big hearts, the power of technology, and lots of passion coming together to help propel the work of nonprofits forward.
Jeffrey is a seasoned cybersecurity professional who has spent the last 30 years in various roles in cybersecurity intelligence, operations and IT in the private and public sector. Jeff serves as Lumu’s Field CTO where he helps the company raise awareness about the Continuous Compromise Assessment concept and advises organizations of all sizes on how to optimize their cybersecurity operations in today’s challenging cyberthreat landscape.
Kate is a proactive problem-solver who brings intellectual curiosity and systems-thinking to her projects. She is also a peacebuilder whose passion for positive social impact drives her work approach. This curiosity & passion took her to the realm of international conflict resolution, where she used data & geographic information systems (GIS) analysis to support the work of The Carter Center’s conflict resolution efforts in Syria as well as the efforts of other humanitarian & conflict resolution actors. She also explored opportunities around machine learning for conflict analysis in partnership with Microsoft. As Data Lead at WEPOWER, Kate supports the effort to activate community power to re-design education, economic, health & justice systems to be just and equitable for all.
Kate has a MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford & is an alumna of the Rotary Peace Fellowship as well as the Institute for Economics & Peace’s Global Peace Index Ambassadors. She is also a recent alumna of Education Pioneer’s Impact Fellowship.
James Gadsby is Chief Operating Officer and Development Director at Desire Street Ministries, a nonprofit serving inner-city ministry leaders across the South, whose mission is to help revitalize under-resourced neighborhoods through spiritual and community development. He also serves as Executive Director of the Wuerffel Foundation, focused on inspiring greater community service and unity in the world.
Prior to his nonprofit work, James spent over twenty years in private industry at The Home Depot, where he was Director of Information Technology and CIO of the Home Services business. Among his professional accomplishments, James led the company’s enterprise technology initiative for entry into the Québec and Argentina markets and helped manage
the SAP retail transformation for The Home Depot Canada.
A DC Area native, Sarah Wolfe joined Community IT Innovators in March 2018 as Account Associate before being promoted to Sales Manager. She is responsible for ensuring our partner organizations are receiving the right combination of IT support services to meet their organizational needs and goals. She is a founder of the internal BLM working group at Community IT. She moderated the panel discussion on Diverse Perspectives on Thriving in Nonprofit Tech Careers.
Prior to joining Community IT, Sarah was a science teacher at various schools in Maryland. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and took classes at UMCP for her teaching certification. In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, crafting, and curling up with her menagerie to read a good book or science blog.
Norwin joined Community IT Innovators in November 2019 as an IT Business Manager. Bringing over 25 years of experience working with technology to his role, Norwin knows how to help clients achieve their organizational missions by managing IT tools wisely.
Norwin has a strong history of providing direct services in Spanish and English to nonprofit organizations in the Washington DC area. Prior to joining CIT, he worked at Casa de Maryland as a computer teacher and created a technology handbook with popular education techniques. At La Clinica del Pueblo he was Manager of Technology.
Up until Hurricane Maria hit in September of 2017, Paul H Lutton had surfed careers as a combat pilot, aerospace engineer, architect, real estate developer, software developer, facilities manager, and a builder. During and after the category 5 storm that hit his home in Vieques, Puerto Rico, he was transformed into a full-time volunteer for ViequesLove, where he serves as Vice President.
His emergency responsibilities included direct relief, distribution of critical supplies/medications, and advocacy working with the local government and utility company. His current activities are aimed at preparedness and resiliency for a sustainable island. Among his projects are naming the 200 unnamed streets in Vieques and incorporation of GIS into the realm of critical asset management and mapping. The future of the island is his passion, as reflected in his recent book: PLAN B: The Economic Development of the Eastern Region of Puerto Rico Through the Decolonization of Vieques (www.lulu.com).