|Kami Griffiths - Executive Director/Co-Founder Contact Kami
With over 10 years experience working in the public sector, Kami brings hands-on expertise to her work at Community Technology Network. Originally from Minnesota, Kami has worked and volunteered for nonprofits in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Boston, and New York. She is currently the Executive Director of Community Technology Network, a nonprofit that advocates for digital inclusion by providing training, mentorship, networking, and volunteers to underserved communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before CTN, she was the Training and Outreach Manager at TechSoup Global where she developed their webinar program and delivered over 100 online seminars. Her career also includes professional graphic design, developing websites and print collateral for corporations, small businesses and nonprofits. She worked for the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation where she managed 27 public access computing centers, taught computer classes and established their volunteer trainer program.
|Crystal Schimpf - Program Manager Contact Crystal
Crystal is a California native, and has returned to her home state after several years of advocating for digital literacy in Colorado. She joins CTN from the Colorado State Library, where she served as a trainer and consultant on the Colorado Public Computer Centers project. Working with staff, volunteers, and directors, she has helped develop successful technology training programs in rural, urban, and suburban communities. She has worked in public libraries as a technology trainer, consultant, program coordinator, and professional librarian. Crystal has been a blogger and webinar producer for TechSoup. She has also presented at national and statewide forums, including the Colorado Association of Libraries, the American Library Association, and WebJunction, on topics including public technology training, instructional design, staff training, and digital inclusion.
|Jessica Lewis - Volunteer Coordinator Contact Jessica
Originally from England, Jessica has been living in the Bay Area for 15 years. She has worked in fundraising, communications, and volunteer management for a variety of Bay Area nonprofits, including leading corporate volunteer events with HandsOn Bay Area. Before joining CTN, she worked as the Development Coordinator for At The Crossroads, a San Francisco organization that supports underserved homeless youth. Jessica has a journalism background, and earned a degree in Magazine and News Editorial from the University of Oregon. A tech geek at heart, she is excited to work with CTN's great volunteers to share the benefits of technology.
|Kerri Shannon - Ready, Set, Connect! Program Manager Contact Kerri
Before coming to CTN, Kerri coordinated outreach, educational, and recreational programs for the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center and other Bay Area nonprofit organizations. These programs relied heavily on highly skilled, well-supported volunteers from diverse backgrounds, and she has grown adept at recruiting, training, and retaining them. Kerri also taught elementary school in urban schools in the East Bay for ten years. She has a strong background in planning and leading training, outreach, community service, and educational events for diverse audiences including program staff, volunteers, English learners, older adults, and economically disadvantaged youth. Kerri combines her passion for education, the environment, and those in need to empower people to help themselves and their community.
|Kate Sheludziayeva - Administrative Program Assistant Contact Kate
Kate immigrated to the United States from Belarus in 2011. In Belarus, Kate studied psychology and volunteered as a surveyor. She also volunteered in a nonprofit organization to provide support to physically disabled youth so they can to integrate into society. She has experience as an office assistant at San Francisco General Hospital and recently earned a certificate from the Office Assistant Program from LEN Business and Language Institute. She is fluent in Russian, and is studying English as a second language at CCSF. She considers herself to be tech savvy and wants to help people stay connected in the digital world, especially those who are immigrants. She thinks CTN is the right place to share her enthusiasm for helping people.
|Matthew Florence - Part-Time Grant Writer Contact Matthew
Matthew has worked in the nonpofit sector for over 20 years. He is the former director of TechSoup and developed the TechSoup Stock service. He has worked on nonprofit technology, HIV/AIDS, and LGBT issues. Originally from Tennessee, he worked on losing his accent at age 7. So, don't expect a drawl when you talk with him.
|Lorna Walsh - Part-time Events Manager Contact Lorna
Lorna is a former CTN staffer who just couldn't keep away. She is an experienced non-profit strategist with 14 years in the non-profit sector. She is has worked for arts and community programs in the US, and her native UK, on a wide range of projects focussing on organizational development, fundraising, and impact assessment. Lorna will be back at CTN on an ad hoc basis, whenever her skills are required!
Interns and Stipended Volunteers
|Elen Nettlebeck (BTOP Training Coordinator)
The technology gap has always been a hot issue for Elen. Competence on a computer is simply necessary to function in the economy we have. Without that, it is nearly impossible to earn a decent living, much less overcoming multi-generational poverty. As a software technical writer, Elen worked to help people understand computers and use them easily. She discovered that she enjoys explaining computer software and hardware directly. She loves working with CTN as a training coordinator, and finds it to be a fascinating and crazy challenge.
|Julie Duffy (USF Advocate for Community Engagement)
Julie is currently a sophomore at the University of San Francisco (USF) where she is majoring in international studies with an emphasis on global politics and societies and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies Throughout the year Julie will help coordinator service-learning students from USF and work to enhance their service experience. Service learning is a mutual beneficial relationship between students and the service they engage in; through learning about social issue in class, direct service, and group reflections students will achieve a deeper understanding of what service is and why we serve. Julie is from Rochester, New York and enjoys playing tennis and exploring San Francisco!