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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.
Quick Fact: Q.J. is a lion dancer, not to be confused with a line dancer.
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.
Quick Fact: Barbara enjoys baking sticky buns and cheesecake.
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.
Quick Fact: Gabriel played the Chewbacca character in a Shakespearean-themed
play of Star Wars.
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
Co-Founder & VP of Strategic Accounts, botkeeper
Anne Bailey Berman
Chair, Chadwick Martin Bailey
Computer Learning Center Coordinator, Codman Square NDC
Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
Executive Director, Open Mobility Foundation
Director of Adult Education, Boston Public Schools
Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School - Transactional Law Clinics
Chief Risk Officer, MFS Investment Management
Chief Operations Officer, refine + focus
Executive Director, JP Morgan, Private Bank
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Counsel, Boston Medical Center
Executive Director, Haley House
Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, Lovepop
Peter R. Doliber, MHSA, MPH
Executive Director, Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs
Director of Enterprise Sales, Box
Head of Global IT, Bemis Associates
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brevi; Founder, Constant Contact
Broadband & Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston
Marie St. Fleur
Executive Director, King Boston