SEED Impact Staff

 
 

Melinda Lackey | SEED Executive Director and Co-Founder

mklackey@seedimpact.org

Melinda K. Lackey is Executive Director and Co-Founder of SEED Impact.  Formerly a professional ballet dancer, Melinda holds a Master’s degree in Social Research and was a Kellogg National Leadership Program fellow.  

 

Melinda contributes to the design and delivery of SEED tools and client services, trains trainers, and serves as an executive-life coach to select SEED clients. 

Melinda co-founded two successful non-profits prior to SEED.  She helped expand a group of six women living with HIV to a network of 600 women doctors, lawyers, service providers, students and caregivers, cultivating fertile collaboration to create Iris House, Inc:  the first multi-service support center designed by and for women affected by HIV/AIDS, located in East Harlem.  Early in the epidemic, Melinda assisted this group to lobby the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and they succeeded to change the CDC definition of AIDS to include the symptoms of women. 

 

She next helped establish the Hunter College Welfare Rights Initiative and created a Community Leadership program at its core, which she taught for ten years.  It provides college credit for low income students to become effective agents of community empowerment and systemic change. WRI is now staffed primarily by the women it was designed to serve. 

 

As a founding director for over 30 years, Melinda has benefitted personally from technical assistance.  She gained a good sense of what was helpful to nonprofit leaders and what was missing that they really needed.  To fill that gap, The New York Women’s Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, United Way of New York City, a number of corporate matching gift programs, and hundreds of visionary donors, investors and nonprofits have partnered with SEED Impact in responding to the unmet needs of more than 250 organizations, and we are just getting started.    

 

Omera Begum | SEED Visual Marketing Designer

omera@seedimpact.org

Omera Begum joined SEED as a Communications/Social Media Intern, prior to coming on staff three months later.  She is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY with a Bachelor's in Graphic Design. Omera hungers for innovation and loves to create visual products that represent meaningful change in the community. Omera says she is "energized about the work of SEED.  I am enthusiastic to contribute images and graphic design behind SEED's mission to unleash the power of shared leadership in smaller, community-based organizations.”

 

Barry Kibel | SEED Director of Innovation and Research

kibel@seedimpact.org

Barry Kibel, Ph.D., is SEED Impact’s lead methodologist for evaluation and impact assessment.  He contributes more than four decades of experience devising evaluation and planning instruments to support transformational work.  His long-time passion has been the puzzle of how to nudge and quantify transformational work. 

 

Dr. Kibel is a pioneer in the field of cloud-based evaluations.  Journey Mapping, his earlier iteration of SEED’s current technology, was the first-ever attempt to capture client data in real time on-line.  It engaged more than 100 programs (youth development, leadership training, substance abuse treatment and prevention, health and fitness, parish nursing, music thanatology, community resource centers, AmeriCorps volunteers, senior centers, and spiritual development) to reflect on their work, capture hard data and enrich their storytelling. 

 

Together with John Grove, Barry co-developed the EvaluLEAD framework for the Kellogg Foundation and US AID, for guiding leadership programs step-by-step in the design of comprehensive evaluations.  Barry and his colleagues developed an “open systems” approach to evaluate community-based prevention programs—where strict causal models are inadequate. 

 

For more than twenty years, Barry was a senior scientist and project manager at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, one of the nation’s leading prevention research organizations. Among his efforts, Barry directed the evaluation of a multi-year, federally-funded training and technical assistance initiative for The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which placed special emphasis on culturally sensitive evaluation applied to community-based and statewide prevention programming.  This was delivered through diverse training offerings (1-hour presentations, weekend retreats and year-long learning communities) for individuals and groups concerned with community health and prosperity.  As an offshoot, he teamed with Al Stein-Seroussi to produce a handbook, Effective Community Mobilization: Lessons from Experience, for helping communities self-assess their relative strengths and shortfalls relating to community action.

 

For the Buell Foundation in Colorado, Barry devised tools for assessing the impacts of a state-wide leadership development program focused on early childhood development.  For Baptist Community Ministries, the largest foundation serving New Orleans, he directed evaluation studies of a multi-year health promotion effort, a substance abuse treatment program, and rebuilding of the education structure of the metropolitan area post-Katrina.  For the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, he designed and coordinated the implementation of a three-year study of five Family Resource Centers focused on reporting their wide-ranging results.  He also directed multi-year evaluations of community partnerships in Tucson, AZ, Berkeley, CA, and Santa Clara County, CA. 

 

He has introduced hundreds of professionals to the transformative approach to planning and evaluation at numerous prevention and evaluation conferences.  At SEED Impact, Barry has become adept at building Quickbase applications to meet the needs of diverse organizations.  He enjoys combining a range of cloud tools to create customized evaluation systems that support organizations to discover efficiencies in their work and capture change that sticks.  SEED Impact clients are guided to integrate evaluation into everything they do, and supplied with credible reports that combine hard data with lively images and stories.    

 

Emily D. Stewart | SEED Visual Marketing Designer

Emily supports SEED's visual marketing efforts by designing print and web graphics. Emily has an art degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a business degree from Carnegie Mellon. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the West Indies and has worked in both non-profit fundraising and program management. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three charming but rambunctious kids. In her "spare" time she illustrates children's books. She is thrilled to join the team and be a part of SEED's mission.

 

SEED Impact Board and Special Advisors

 

Daniel Bloomfield | Co-Chair

daniel_bloomfield@merck.com

Daniel M. Bloomfield M.D., M.Phil. F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. is the first Chief Executive Officer of Cardurion Pharmaceuticals, a new Boston-based biotechnology company devoted to developing novel therapeutics for treatment of heart failure and cardiovascular diseases.

 

Prior to moving to Cardurion in May, 2017, Daniel had a 14 year career at Merck and Co. culminating as Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development at Merck Research Laboratories, Therapeutic Area Head for Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Endocrine, and Women’s Health Programs.  Dr. Bloomfield joined Merck Research Laboratories in 2003 and enjoyed a diverse career that included leadership roles in cardiovascular Discovery, as well as early and late clinical development, active involvement in business development, acquisitions, and numerous licensing opportunities. 

 

After finishing a BA in Chemistry at Haverford College, Dr. Bloomfield took a Master's degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Upon his return to the US, he attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently did his Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Columbia before joining the faculty upon graduation.  As an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, his academic research was supported by grants from the NIH (K08, R01, K24), multiple foundations, and industry. He became recognized internationally as an expert in syncope (fainting spells), as well as novel methods used to identify patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. 

 

In addition to serving as a Founding Board Member of SEED Impact, Dan created the American-South African Scholarship Association which provides university scholarships for disadvantaged students in South Africa, and went on to become the Founding President of the Friends of Mandela Rhodes Foundation (USA).  Dan is also a Board Member of the New Jersey Center for Performing Arts, and previously served on its Executive Committee and as Chair of the Arts Education Committee.

 

Christopher A. Duda | Special Advisor

christopherduda@yahoo.com

Christopher is a Vice President with Goldman, Sachs & Co., working in the Private Wealth Management Group.  Christopher received his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2001.  Prior to graduate school, he was employed with ICG Communications as Vice President of Political Affairs.  Previously, Christopher served as Finance Director of the New York State Democratic Committee and as a regional Finance Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clinton/Gore 1996 Presidential Campaign.  Christopher also worked in the White House Office of Health Care Reform Policy. Christopher graduated from the University of Maryland where he received both a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Government & Politics in 1994.  Additionally, Christopher serves as a National judge for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, and is involved with several non-profits including MicroVest and SEED.  Christopher lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.

 

Hubie Jones | Special Advisor

hjones@cityyear.org

During his fifty years in the Boston area, Hubie has worked to create, nurture, and assist leadership in at least thirty community organizations across Boston. He is well-recognized for his appearances on local television, particularly as a panelist on WCVB’s public affairs discussion show, “Five on Five.” Most recently, in his retirement Hubie founded the Boston Children’s Chorus, which is already performing to great acclaim internationally, with a mission to bridge racial divides. Hubie was a Kellogg National Leadership Program Advisor. Read more about Hubie: http://www.bostonglobe.com/

 

Anat Lechner | Board Member

alechner@mac.com

Anat Lechner is a Clinical Associate Professor of Business Management at the Stern School of Business, New York University.Professor Lechner's research focuses on structural and managerial requirements for developing companies' innovation capabilities and outcomes. Her work encompasses various areas including leading strategic change, the effective leverage of multidisciplinary teams, and embracing work environments supportive of creativity and innovation.A former Research Fellow at McKinsey & Co. and the founder of a boutique management consulting firm, Professor Lechner is also involved in Management Consulting and Senior Executive Action Learning. Her client list includes global Fortune 500 firms in the Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Energy, Food, High Tech, design and Retail industries.Professor Lechner holds an MBA and a PhD in Organization Management from Rutgers University, NJ.

 

Ellen Luo | Special Advisor

ellen@seedimpact.org

Ellen joined SEED in 2019 and brings 15+ years of nonprofit experience. She has provided guidance to nonprofits and individuals on philanthropy and creating meaningful impact around the world. Prior to her work in development and philanthropy in Asia, Ellen provided consulting services in strategic planning, capacity building, program development, fundraising, and marketing in the U.S. Now back in her native New York, she is helping SEED outreach to a greater number of organizations and donors.

 

Mog Obahor Board Member

obahor@gmail.com

Mog is an expert in the new technology space. He has a strong understanding of Robotics & Advanced Technologies solutions (Cognition, AI, Machine-to-Machine, Natural Language Processing, Internet of Things) in the BPM industry. Mog has built or overseen the creation of more than 50 automated processes, saving customers millions annually while reducing errors, streamlining mission-critical processes, improving customer satisfaction, boosting employee morale, and adhering to regulatory compliance.  An Aerospace & Mechanical Engineer by training (with emphasis in developing Simulation Software for practically any type of aircraft), Mog has been in the technology industry for over 18 years. He has worked with clients in the Aerospace and Mechanical Industry, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Government, and Interactive Marketing for Nonprofits, including fortune 500 companies such as NASA; Lockheed Martin; L-3 Communication; Google; Bell Helicopter; as well as smaller entities.

 

In his spare time, Mog enjoys reading, thinking of business ideas, mentoring young people, exercising, traveling, and learning new languages and new technologies in the area of mobile devices, simulations and market strategy. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

 

Gil Ozir | Special Advisor

Gil Ozir is Managing Partner at Beringer Capital, a private equity fund based in New York, focused on the digital, marketing and communications sectors. Gil has over 15 years' experience in M&A and business strategy. He spent five years as Managing Director at boutique strategy consultancy AMR International, where he led their New York office. Prior, he worked as Executive Vice President for a family office in New York. He began his business career at McKinsey & Company. Gil holds a JD from New York University School of Law, and has a BA in History from Lafayette College.

 

Louise Packard | Co-Chair

lpackard@trinityinspires.org

Louise is the Executive Director of the Trinity Boston Foundation, a 501.c.3 subsidiary of Trinity Church that partners with individuals and organizations across the city to offer a variety of programs focused on urban youth and the arts. Louise joined Trinity in September 2001 to direct a $53M capital campaign. Prior to joining the Trinity staff, Louise served in various senior development positions at Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School and the Central Park Conservancy. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A. from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She lives in Lexington with her two young children.

 

Anthony W. Palma Board Member

Anthony W. Palma, a partner at Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, is a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates attorney. Since receiving his certification in 1988, he has built a successful practice that is among the largest wills, trusts, and estates practices in Florida.  Mr. Palma has received numerous awards and accolades. His experience includes all aspects of estate planning, trust administration, estate administration, probate litigation, asset protection, multi-generational planning, dynasty planning, dynasty trusts, and estate plan malpractice.  He has successfully represented numerous clients in cases against the Internal Revenue Service resulting in millions of dollars in savings for the clients.

 

Maria Romano | Special Advisor

maromano@seedimpact.org

Maria Romano joined the SEED team in May 2014. By 2016 she earned a Master’s of Education at Queens College, while working at SEED Impact.  She now works for the New York City Department of Education as a Bilingual Schools Psychologist.   Maria has a background in psychology and business administration. As an undergraduate she worked as an ePortfolio consultant at LaGuardia Community College, helping students develop online portfolios and conducting workshops on new technologies and assessments. She likes the idea that nonprofits—and businesses—can produce and promote social change.  So, it is not surprising that she found her way to SEED Impact. Maria loves discovering new technologies that facilitate learning, understanding, and change.

 

Jim Stuart Board Member

JStuart902@mac.com

Jim is retired and lives with his wife Dianne in Evanston, Illinois. He is currently writing a book on Jesus and the early church titled Jesus, We Hardly Knew Ye. Jim has a wealth of firsthand experience in executive leadership-having served as Executive Director to create the Tampa Bay Florida Aquarium, President and Chief Executive Officer of Val-Pak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Needlecraft Corporation, and Vice President, Sales and Marketing, the Quaker Oats Company of Canada. Jim holds a BA, from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University. He served as an officer in the US Naval Reserve during the Vietnam War.

 

Jorge Vidal Board Member

Jorge serves as the Project Coordinator for the Culturally Specific Services Program Grant (CSSP) at Casa de Esperanza.  For more than 10 years, Jorge has worked in the social work field at various non-profit and public interest organizations, promoting the rights and dignity of immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities. "I strongly believe that empowerment is unpacking multiple layers and barriers within an individual or community to get to the core, which holds endless possibilities for advancement and understanding.” Jorge has worked with AIDS United, Voces Latinas, GMHC, Hispanic AIDS Forum, and Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer. He has worked with the Latino community from diverse settings that include Washington DC, Connecticut, New York, and Puerto Rico.  Jorge earned his Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University.

“As a client of SEED I was able to access and learn new communication practices that allow me to fully engage with various stakeholders in order to understand and meet the needs of my community, staff, and organization. With SEED I have learned to successfully create an environment where people feel respected, heard, validated and more fully engaged."

 

Susan Nichols Wagner (Sukey) | Special Advisor

sukeyonly@gmail.com

Sukey is SEED's board chair emeritus. Sukey initially became involved as a major donor, and then led the formation of a Growth Board focused heavily on business development to assure SEED’s long-term financial stability. Sukey is the widow of Rodney Wagner, former international financier and Vice Chairman of the Board of JP Morgan. She and her husband supported numerous causes related to education and poverty throughout the world. She currently serves on the board of a school in South Africa, Wheaton College in Massachusetts, Robert College in Istanbul, and the Colebrook, Ct. Land Conservancy. She was the founding president of Iris House, and recently stepped down from that board after nearly 20 years of service. Sukey received an MA at American University of Beirut. One of her proudest volunteer achievements was setting up a learning center/library in the Brooklyn House of Detention in the early 70's. She has taught and tutored disadvantaged kids in many extra-school venues, including a settlement house in Brooklyn and extra-public school settings in NYC.

 

SEED Impact Fellows

 

Anni Keane

Anni Keane brings to SEED more than 10 years of experience working with professionals and families throughout the United States.  She has worked in training, social service support and social justice advocacy roles, engaging people in and around the Child Welfare Industry:  youth, prospective adoptive parents, social workers and policy makers. Anni has assisted in numerous independent living initiatives.  She currently serves as a trainer to foster parents and case managers for You Gotta Believe, an older teen adoption agency, in New York City.  Anni is also director of Nobody Ages Out.  NAO is a youth-led movement with three distinct goals:  1) to improve permanency practices in foster care and child serving agencies; 2) to attract new stakeholders, funders and change-makers in the effort to change mindsets and improve permanency outcomes; and 3) to raise awareness about the plight of older kids waiting within the public system. NAO conducts city, state and national advocacy campaigns and highlights success stories. 

“I am grateful to learn as a SEED Fellow and excited to focus my attention and gifts to assist better outcomes for individuals, organizations and communities beyond the field of child welfare.”  

 

Esther W. Y. Lok

Esther Lok is the Chief of Staff at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc., a multi-service nonprofit organization with an operating budget of $89 million that provides direct services to over 20,000 New Yorkers annually through educational and supportive programming from birth through adulthood in high-need communities from the North Bronx to Far Rockaway.  Esther brings to Sheltering Arms a decade of experience in managing organizational projects and fostering collaboration with diverse stakeholders.  She was the key staff person to work on the merger between Sheltering Arms and Safe Space NYC, which was finalized in December 2016.  

 

Prior to joining Sheltering Arms, Esther was the Assistant Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) where she was responsible for advancing the organization’s city policy and budget advocacy goals.  During her ten-year tenure, she was the voting member of the Policy Committee of the NYC Health and Human Services HIV Planning Council and the New York State HIV Advisory Body, where she chaired the Emerging Issues Committee.  She is the co-author of “HIV Prevention for Women and Girls in Communities of Color – Reframing HIV Prevention Strategies” (published in 2008), and a contributing writer to the report entitled “Birds, Bees & Bias – How Absent Sex Ed Standard Fails New York’s Students,” published by New York Civil Liberties Union (2012).  Esther co-founded the New York HIV Employment Network in 2014.  Esther co-led the Access Health NYC Initiative, a City Council Funding Initiative, which was allocated $1 million in funding in the final City budget for FY2016 and FY2017.  

 

Esther received her Master in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a Master in Education from the University of Manchester, U.K.  Esther was born and raised in Hong Kong, moved to New York in 2002, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.  She is an active community member, and has served as President of the Dean Revere Block Association in North Crown Heights since 2012

 

“I was a SEED Fellow in 2011-2013 and am returning to SEED for guidance to deepen and expand my leadership practice.”  

 

Sarah Regan

Sarah presently serves as the Director of Finance & Administration in the California Basin office of American Rivers, a non-profit river conservation organization that protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature. She has spent the past 7 years overseeing all aspects of operations and financial management of the California Basin.  As a client of SEED, Sarah has worked closely to help American Rivers maximize the value of strategic plans, and streamline progress tracking and impact measurement.  In all of her professional efforts, Sarah has been driven by the joy she finds in improving the experience of others – helping create balance and ease. Her belief in the teaching and healing power of nature steered her toward an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Based Counseling. She led intensive prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth in a wilderness setting before pursuing a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and Holistic Health Education. As she settled in the Sierra Nevada foothills and started her family, she shifted her focus to project management and operations – work that requires the same passion for solving problems and helping others.

“I am thrilled to be learning with SEED.  I love working with both people and process to improve the operation of an organization. SEED’s practices, use of technology, thoughtful reflection and heartfelt coaching do exactly that. Over the past 4 years, SEED has fostered a sense of shared leadership and supported our staff to deepen communication and planning skills. I am honored to be a part of bringing the practices and transformation that I have experienced to others.”

Jorge Vidal

As well as our SEED Impact Fellow, Jorge is part of the SEED Impact Board and Special Advisors. Click here for Jorge's full bio.

 

Rebeccah Welch

Rebeccah Welch is an innovative systems-thinker who excels at developing solutions to strengthen organizations and maximize impact. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years on missions that include a focus on workforce and community economic development, business assistance, immigrant rights, domestic violence assistance, environmental education, economic justice and capacity building.  Rebeccah is passionate about teaching and professional development. She earned her B.A. from Williams College and her Ph.D. from New York University.  Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector she served as a fellow at NYU, Boston University and Harvard University and has written about politics and history in the academic and popular press. Along with her work at SEED, Rebeccah serves a Senior Consultant and Lead Catalyst for Business Development at TakeTwo where she assists the organization in grant writing, business development, and communications. She has been a client and lead volunteer at SEED since 2014.

 

"SEED's mindset and mission have my full attention. It's an organization that both cares about, and measures impact while tending to the full heart and dignity that drives the nonprofit sector." 

 

SEED Impact Tech Team

 

Doc Miller

docm@mcetek.com

Doc Miller is a Principle Technical Consultant and Owner of MCETek Limited. He has over 25 years of experience in designing, architecting, deploying, and training customers in Microsoft and Unix/Linux solutions across large government and private sector (Fortune 100) firms.  Doc Miller is also a SME and frequently consults directly with Microsoft on Microsoft Unified Access Gateway (and its predecessors) and Microsoft Threat Mitigation Gateway (TMG) and Direct Access.  Doc worked 5 years with Celestix Networks (appliance vendor for Microsoft UAG/TMG) and prior worked with Whale Communications (technology founder for UAG). Doc has strong knowledge and understanding of security technologies, authentication, credential management, cryptography, browser scripting languages, network technologies, operating system, database management systems, directory services and certificate authorities.Doc is MCP for several Microsoft Products, Several Cisco Certifications (CCNP and CCDA), and Several Linux Certifications.  

Doc maintains a non-profit for rescue dogs (working as a “halfway house” for abused rescue dogs to better assure a successful adoption).  He also runs an assisted living facility for the elderly.

Mog Obahor 

obahor@gmail.com

As well as our Tech Team, Mog is part of the SEED Board and Special Advisors. Click here for Mog's full bio.

 

Forrest Obnamia | Project Manager

forrestobnamia@gmail.com

Forrest Obnamia currently works as a consultant for Cognizant, a Fortune 500 IT services provider. He works as an account manager for a global team of 700 resources and as a software development project manager. He is founder and business director for Pocket Thoughts Media, a company that provides high fidelity explainer video services (www.ptmfilm.com).  Forrest graduated from The Ohio State University, earning a BS in Electrical Engineering with Honors Research Distinction.  As an undergraduate, he helped develop an algorithm for the Audiomere Polarity Maximizer (www.audiomere.com).

 

Wale Sobande 

walesobande@gmail.com

Wale is a Principal with Subvenio Consulting,  a Seattle based firm focused on technology, environmental and social enablement. A seasoned technology program leader, he is experienced in leading diverse business and technical teams globally, and has deep experience in creating global technology strategies as well as developing people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. A former Senior Director & Principal SDET with Microsoft, his background includes  technology program management, research and development, core operations, systems optimization, solution development, business development, process engineering, strategic planning and mergers & acquisitions.  In addition to Microsoft, he has worked in various capacities including rolling out global Data Centers, Enterprise IT in Banking, Oil and Gas, Academia and with Not-For-Profit organizations.  Wale has long been interested in technology with a social development and citizenship bend and is versed in the appropriate application of technology to business and human/social problems across varied geographies.  At Microsoft, he was on the Advisory Council of the Employee Resource Group & Ambassador for the HR Diversity Recruiting. He was a member of the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Board and the Columbus and Franklin County Youth Council focused on the application of technology and advocacy. Most recently, he has been focused on promoting Business Process Outsourcing underpinned by Impact Sourcing as a vehicle to fill significant skills development and economic gaps for communities across the developing world. He holds a PhD in Applied Geophysics and was for several years an Adjunct MBA Professor specializing in IT Enablement and Value Realization.

 

Keith Sproull 

ksproull@hordanso.com

Keith has enjoyed working at Quickoffice with an incredible team of professionals at all levels, and the incredible experience of the buyout by Google.   

 

Currently he enjoys his role even more at the Hordanso startup where he helps others in their attempt to transform their ideas and dreams into a successful reality.

 

Hordanso is a collaborative internet web/mobile technology company that focuses on helping organizations automate their business processes so they can spend more time working with and focusing on their clients.

 

Gina Tomlinson

ggup4gina@gmail.com

Gina C. Tomlinson is a seasoned IT executive with broad experience across various industries and work sectors. 

 

Presently, Gina serves as the Chief of Technology for Sphere 3D Corporation.  Gina leads the IT business systems strategy and execution for the Technology Solutions segment within the corporate U.S., and international locations. Gina defines the IT vision and strategy to enable business growth that allow for rapid business acquisition integration and innovative product development.

 

Gina also has previous experience in the private sector with The Clorox Company, and Hewlett-Packard in various Data Center Management capacities.   In those roles, Gina managed Data Center Operations for their local and remote data centers, as well as management of offsite Disaster Recovery facilities.  

 

Gina actively speaks all across the country and around the world.  Aside from being a panelist or featured speaker at such events as VMworld, Cisco Live, and Oracle World…Gina speaks and serves on the TechAmerica Government Council, a Governing Body Chair at the Mid-Market CIO Summit, and the upcoming 2013 Technology for Government conference to be held in Canberra, Australia.    Gina has also been published in various technology magazines such as Diversity Careers, Oracle Profit, ComputerWorld, and Government Technology.

 

Jimmy Vo

jimmy_vo@me.com

Jimmy Vo is a Cyber Security Consultant at Rapid7, with a background in information security and IT operations. He is also a Technical Mentor for Cyber Patriots. Jimmy has his M.S in Computer Information Systems from Boston University and a B.S in Computer Science Information Systems from Stockton University.

 

Meg Young 

meg_young007@yahoo.com

Meg has worked in secondary education for the last 20+ years specializing in Graphic Design, Animation, and MS Office Suite. Platforms used range from Office pre numbered era - 2013, PhotoShop 2007-CC, Flash 2007-CC, and 3D graphics using Blender 2.1-2.7 and now transitioning to Maya.

Certifications include: PhotoShop CS3, CS4, & CCFlash CS3, CS4, & CC

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