Andre Bouchard is currently Co-Editor in Chief for http://www.technologyinthearts.org, a project of the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University, where he will be receiving his master’s degree in arts management in early March. Mr. Bouchard is from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Western Montana. In 2000, he earned his B.F.A. in dance and B.A. in anthropology at the University of Montana. His experience includes work with Microsoft, the University of Washington and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. In 2001, he founded and ran performance productions company in Seattle, WA, as Managing Artistic Director until 2009. Recently he was Interim Managing Director for the Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement Initiative and Black Box Theater at Edmonds Community College near Seattle, WA. He has spoken on the topics of social and guerrilla marketing, municipal/nonprofit collaboration, assessment/implementation of technology for the arts, search engine optimization, and game dynamics for conferences in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Ontario, and now Pennsylvania. When not in school or at conferences, Andre works with his dog, Ruka, who competes in Flyball with Steel City Flyers.
John Carman owns Avenue Design Studios, a boutique communication design firm with a focus on social media branding and marketing. In 2005, John helped create and co-produce one of the first podcasts online, and in 2006 he became involved with the PodCamp social media un-conferences. He met his first social media client at PodCamp Pittsburgh, and launched Avenue Design Studios in 2007 to help other clients optimize their website and social media communications. In 2009, John co-founded AJAX Street, a software development company, which was part of the AlphaLab startup accelerator program.
Kelly Carter Uzzo
Kelly Carter Uzzo is Marketing Communications Manager for Pace, a special education and mental health day school for youth with emotional disorders and/or autism. She developed and launched a highly successful online marketing strategy that led to increased constituent interaction by over 100% by the end of its first year of implementation. Her past year has been spent re-branding the organization to encompass its expanding programs as well as creating a comprehensive internal communications portal. Kelly has over eight years’ experience in marketing and specializes in both internal and external communications. She holds certificates in organizational communication and labor studies & employment relations from Pennsylvania State University where she is pursuing her degree in organizational leadership.
Tim Cook is Founder and Director of The Saxifrage School, a College Redesign Project. He graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, where he studied literature and philosophy, and has spent the last five years researching issues of higher education. He is especially focused on the economic realities that students face and the historical purpose of the University model. When he isn’t trying to re-think American higher education, he is a volunteer leader on the North Side’s Ballfield Farm and an avid cyclist. On the weekends, he enjoys cooking dinner with his wife, tinkering in the garage and geeking out over sports statistics.
Joe Glackin is Information Systems Manager at Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (PATF). He studied Computer Science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He spent just over 10 years working for Catholic Charities in the Family Day Care Department where he developed a client database system to track clients and their children in care, handled accounts receivables and trained caregivers in various aspects of childcare administration. Joe’s journey led him to PATF in May of 2000, where he was charged with developing a client centered database system. Over the years, he’s developed, maintained and trained staff on various database systems, all the while administering and managing the computer network. He is a member of PATF’s Leadership Team and the chair for the Quality Management Committee. Additionally, Joe provides technical and consulting support for other nonprofits in the area and private clients on the side.
Arvind Handu is the Founder and Managing Director of Visvero, Inc. With over 18 years of expertise in business development and strategic leadership, his focus is on designing and developing strategies for improving effectiveness of an organizations information assets (data). His goal is to build Visvero into a resource that helps clients manage rapid change in technology developments and use information they’re already collecting in new and unique ways. This, in turn, helps them organizations serve their clients and funders better, by providing deeper and better insight into program effectiveness and ROI. Arvind has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.
Scott Hollander is the Executive Director of KidsVoice, a Pittsburgh non-profit agency that advocates for 3,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children each year. Under his leadership, KidsVoice has increased its staff from ten to more than sixty and the annual budget from $500,000 to more than $4 million. Hollander has received Child Advocate of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association’s Child Advocacy Award for his work at KidsVoice in developing a multidisciplinary approach to child advocacy that teams attorneys with other professionals on the KidsVoice staff with backgrounds in child development, social work, education, mental health, physical therapy, and substance abuse and domestic violence treatment. KidsVoice has helped other states and county implement similar multidisciplinary law offices and has licensed AnyCase, the case management software developed by KidsVoice, to several states. Before joining KidsVoice, Scott was an attorney with the Pittsburgh firm of Evans Ivory and a law firm in Seattle. He previously served as the senior staff attorney and pro bono coordinator at the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Denver. He teaches at Duquesne University Law School as an adjunct professor in the Civil and Family Justice Clinic and previously taught at the University of Denver College of Law. He also has worked as a consultant for Hollywood screenplays and television scripts. His project, The Guardian, was a prime-time television drama on CBS for three seasons about child advocacy in Pittsburgh. Scott received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan.
Tom Joseph is Chief Executive Officer of Bookminders, a premiere provider of outsourced accounting services and has worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations through its offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Bookminders has been nationally recognized for its innovative use home-based accountants, and was named Company of the Year by the American Society of Women Accountants for its commitment to work/life balance in 2004. Tom has a mechanical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and worked in the field of factory automation before founding Bookminders.
Dr. Ashli Molinero
Dr. Ashli Molinero is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. Ashli leads the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation’s (RERC TR) knowledge translation activities. Social media has played an important role in the knowledge translation strategy to share information with RERC TR stakeholders, including but not limited to: consumers with disabilities, advocacy groups, care-givers, funding agencies, clinicians, and nonprofit organizations. She earned her D.Sc. degree in information systems and communications from Robert Morris University in 2004 and her M.Ed. degree in instructional design and technology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001.
Donna J. Myers is an officer and director of TowerCare Technologies, makers of DonorPro nonprofit management software. Donna has 25 years’ experience in working with clients in a number of industries to optimize technology to increase revenue/funds, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance the quality of constituent communications. Prior to TowerCare Technologies, Donna was Chief Operating Officer for Apache Medical Systems (decision support software for intensive care and cardiovascular care units), Executive Vice President of TechRx (software for retail and mail service pharmacy), and Senior Vice President of NDCHealth (software and related services for healthcare).
Lindsay O’ Leary very recently joined the University Communications and External Relations team at Carlow University as web content editor. She is responsible for developing, editing, and producing web content—including editorial content and design elements—for the university’s digital communications. She is also assisting with the implementation of a new website for the college. From May 2007 through September 2012, Lindsay had been with the Mattress Factory museum. She was project manager of “p[art]icipate: an active archive,” which is an open source digital collections project that will encourage open dialog between past, present, and future artists, patrons, staff, archivists and website visitors from past, present, and future in new and unexpected ways. In 2008, she initiated the first paperless/fully digital membership to be offered at any museum in the United States.
Dan Rossi took on his current position as Chief Executive Officer at Animal Rescue League of Western PA (ARL) in April of 2010. He has over 22 years’ nonprofit experience. Before his role at the ARL, Dan was the Chief Executive Officer at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona where he focused his energies on developing an integrated fundraising campaign. He earned a B.S. in administration and management science/economics from Carnegie Mellon University and completed a master’s in nonprofit management with a 4.0 G.P.A. from Robert Morris University.
Sandy Sturgulewski is Technology Systems Manager at Family Resources. Sandy holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Messiah College and spent eight years in secondary education prior to joining Family Resources in 2001. In those 11 years, she has provided direct service to families in crisis, supervised clinical staff, been the system administrator for the agency’s client information system and served on various internal committees that spanned multiple disciplines. As part of the Family Resources Technology Team, Sandy plays an active role in the development of the IT infrastructure, which included adding new programs to the client information system, the planning and installation of a VoIP telephone system and several new servers, equipping mobile staff to be able to work in the field and transitioning staff that came to Family Resources through an acquisition of the Parental Stress Center.
Sherri Titus leads the account management team at Visvero – responsible for building and managing relationships with clients including the YWCA, United Way, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. Through these relationships, Sherri has an in-depth understanding of the issues facing nonprofit organizations in the new economy. Her team at Visvero works closely with senior executives at a variety of organizations to develop cost-effective, efficient solutions for them. Prior to joining Visvero, Sherri led account management and customer service teams at several Fortune 500 companies. She is graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Robert Morris University. Sherri can be reached at email@example.com.
Ray Wolfe is the Chief Operating Officer of Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. He graduated from West Virginia University, School of Law in 1977. After a brief period in private practice, he became associated with health care and worked with several hospital systems including Healthcare Corporation of America and St. Francis Health System in Pittsburgh, PA. He has worked as part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System for fifteen years, first as Chief Fiscal Officer of Mercy Life Center, a subsidiary corporation, and then as CFO of the Health System. In 2010, Pittsburgh Mercy was a winner of the Ventana Research Leadership Award in financial automation. In 2011, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Pittsburgh Mercy and continues to serve in that capacity.