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Our Technology Leadership Council

Transforming the nonprofit sector through technology

We are so lucky to live in a region where innovation is a way of life and technology makes up a big slice of the industrial pie. It is for that reason that so many creative and talented people call the Northwest home.

The Technology Leadership Council is made up of senior executives with technical expertise and a desire to give back to their communities. Members of the Council are passionate about the difference that technology can make in the nonprofit sector, and dedicated to finding creative ways that businesses and people with technology expertise can help organizations to utilize tech tools, enabling them to work more efficiently and broaden their impact.

Council Members

Andrea Joseph, Director IT at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Chris Borkenhagen, CIO at Docker

Dave Thompson, Former CVP at Microsoft

David Forrester, CIO at National CASA

David Wilson, VP at Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company

Gina Harris, Director, Information Technology, at Talking Rain Beverage Company

Matt Joe, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Avanade

Rebecca Straka, Divisional VP, Technology and Business Services at REI

Richard Starnes, Principal at Deloitte Consulting

Council Goals

The Council has two priorities:

  • To provide thought leadership to 501 Commons Technology Services staff on new innovations and best practices in the IT field and advise the 501 Commons team on the design and development of its service offerings
  • To assist 501 Commons in the success of its strategies to advance the technology capacity of nonprofits, by
    • Collaborating with 501 Commons staff to cultivate relationships with peers toward obtaining underwriting for the Plan IT action learning program, and
    • Encouraging companies to join our ZaptheGap campaign to increase the technology resources available to nonprofits solving problems facing our communities.

Join the Council

The Council is a great place to network with technical peers to and to use your skills and relationships to help the community. We’re always looking for new members with fresh ideas. If you’re a CIO, CTO or other Tech Leader interested in helping us build a thriving community, please contact Graham Ford.