OUR TEAM

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Ms. Shi (Q.J.) is the Program Director at Tech Goes Home. Previous to Tech Goes Home, Ms. Shi was Executive Director at English At Large, an organization providing free and accessible English language instruction to immigrants and refugees in Middlesex County. As the Director of Education and Outreach at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Qingjian conceptualized and implemented a youth initiative called the Youth Empowerment Project – a program engaging Asian American adolescents to become leaders in their communities and voices of anti-violence. Ms. Shi has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is bilingual in Chinese and English. 

Qingjian Shi

Quick Fact: Q.J. is a lion dancer, not to be confused with a line dancer.

Program Director

Previous to TGH, Barbara worked as the Development and Grants Coordinator at The Welcome Project, which builds the collective power of Somerville immigrants through adult and youth programming. While there, she implemented a monthly giving program, managed the grants cycle, oversaw the donor database, and coordinated its annual fundraiser YUM: A Taste of Immigrant City. Barbara has an MA in Urban Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

Barbara Kim

Quick Fact: Barbara enjoys baking sticky buns and cheesecake.

Development Manager

Eric began teaching community courses with Tech Goes Home in 2016 and joined the TGH staff in the fall of 2017. After moving to Boston to pursue a PhD in applied physics from Harvard University, Eric left that program to focus on community organizing and providing educational access to our most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Prior to Tech Goes Home, Eric was Volunteer Coordinator at Haley House, was a grant writer at the New Economy Coalition, and has served in multiple capacities as a computer and technology educator for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. Eric holds a BS in Physics with a minor emphasis in Technology Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Quick Fact: Eric has been to all 50 states in the U.S.

Gabriel Vorleto is a Ghanaian-American who relocated to the United States in 2011 and is now a citizen of the U.S. He studied political science and history at the Southeastern Louisiana University; he also has an associate degree in Teaching in Basic Education from World Education Service. Gabriel placed a Harvard Law school admission on hold to pursue AmeriCorps VISTA service for a year. As a result, he fell in love with the community-focused work that contributed to the greater good of humanity and has decided to pursue this passion with Tech Goes Home.

Gabriel Vorleto

Quick Fact: Gabriel played the Chewbacca character in a Shakespearean-themed

play of Star Wars.

Program Administrator

Nessie Ruiz

Program Manager

Nessie is the Program Manager at TGH. She has been passionately involved with youth-centered organizations since the age of sixteen. She spent seven years teaching photography at several colleges before moving fully into the not-for-profit sector. She was an Executive Director at Artistic Noise; a creative youth development program for court-involved teens. Most recently Nessie was a Youth Development Manger at More Than Words which employs and supports young adults who are in foster care, court involved, homeless or out of school. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design,

and MFA from the University of Chicago.

Quick fact: Nessie's favorite things are Dolly Parton, Star Trek and Egyptology... in that order.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Elizabeth Schwab, Chair

Head of External Affairs for New England & PA, Google

Tim Smith, Vice Chair

Senior Director, Philanthropy Group, The Boston Foundation
 

Bruce Glabe, Treasurer
Former Chief Financial Officer, Appalachian Mountain Club

Louie Balasny

Co-Founder & VP of Strategic Accounts, botkeeper

Anne Bailey Berman

Chair, Chadwick Martin Bailey

Prince Charles

Computer Learning Center Coordinator, Codman Square NDC

David Elges

Chief Information Officer, City of Boston

Jascha Franklin-Hodge

Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation

Maria Harris

Director of Adult Education, Boston Public Schools

Joe Hedal

Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School - Transactional Law Clinics

Aditi Taylor

Chief Risk Officer, MFS Investment Management

Purnima Thakre

Chief Operations Officer, refine + focus

Rob Zaccardi

Executive Director, JP Morgan, Private Bank

BOARD OF ADVISORS

David Beck

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Boston Medical Center

Bing Broderick

Executive Director, Haley House

Elizabeth Dobrska

Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, Lovepop

 

Peter R. Doliber, MHSA, MPH

Executive Director, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs

Adam Goff

Director of Enterprise Sales, Box

Joerg Meissner

Head of Global IT, Bemis Associates

Randy Parker

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brevi; Founder, Constant Contact

Anne Schwieger

Broadband & Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston

Marie St. Fleur

Executive Director, King Boston

867 Boylston St

5th Floor

Boston, MA 02116

TGH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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