Harold Jordan is on the staff of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. He has worked in program and leadership capacities in non-profit organizations advocating for human rights, peace, and social justice for more than 25 years. He coordinated a national youth program for the American Friends Service Committee (17 years), served as Executive Director of the National Coalition of Education Activists, worked as an administrator in the Philadelphia Public School District, and was the National Field Coordinator for the Mobilization for Survival. He has extensive web, communications, publishing and workshop/speaking experience and is a former computer programmer. (expires December 2010)
Amy Lipka has worked in the non-profit community for the last 10 years. Ms. Lipka has a bachelors degree in art and became interested in community organizing while serving as an AmeriCorps*VISTA doing community mural projects in rural Appalachian communities. She currently works as Program Coordinator for the Ohio Fair Schools Campaign, a grassroots school funding advocacy organization in Ohio. As a small non-profit, the Ohio Fair Schools Campaign does not have the capacity to employ any tech staff, so Ms. Lipka has worked over the past few years to serve the tech needs of the organization. Starting out with limited computer skills she has developed the tools to do some basic low cost on-line organizing campaigns that seek to compliment the organization’s mission of organizing students, parents, teachers and community members to advocate for a fair school funding system. Ms. Lipka is also a GIS enthusiast and is working on an associate degree in GIS. She lives in Athens, Ohio and is involved in the local arts community. (expires August 2009)
Dan MacNeil, like many people, tends to make some stuff up when writing about himself. A computer guy with vaguely leftist sensibilities, Dan's been un-jamming printers and sleeping on the floor next to ailing servers since 1987. He (mandog) has an aging profile on http://perlmonks.org, the love of a good woman and 2 cocker spaniels. In 1997, to the surprise to all around,Dan got religion. His newely converted, zealous proselytizing period was mercifully short, but from time to time he does mutter about Jee-Zus. At the Community Software Lab, Dan is Fearless Leader (yep, that's in the articles of incorporation) (expires January 2010)
Khalid Mustafa, Director of Technology: Khalid Mustafa is ULEM’s Director of Technology. He has been an employee of the organization for the last seven years. During his tenure at ULEM, Mr. Mustafa has created and implemented TAP-ULEM, the technology infrastructure that sustains the three computer labs and employment resource center (Boston.com/Monster) at the organization: The Timothy Smith Technology Center, PowerUP Technology Center, and the Public Access Technology Center. These centers are widely used by program service's customers, and 29,000 Roxbury/Dudley residents annually. TAP-ULEM also allows independent organizations and small businesses to access the ULEM network infrastructure as if it is an integrated resource of their own. He has also designed and coordinated the Essential Credential's ( IT certifications and other essential workforce credentials) curricula , IC3 Training, and MS Office certifications for ULEM’s workforce development program. Mr. Mustafa established the Prometric Authorized Testing Center, the Certiport Authorized Testing Center, and the PAN (TSA) Authorized Testing Center for ULEM. More recently, he also created the JonesNCTI (Comcast) Authorized Testing Center (ULEM is the only organization in the state to provide this type of testing). In Khalid's role he has been consulted on numerous wireless technology initiatives and was one of the original conveners of the Wireless In Dudley Initiative in 2003. Khalid Mustafa has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in teaching, curriculum development, information technologies and management. (expires September 2009)
Martha Rogers Martha Rogers is Database Support Specialist at Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. QCAP is an anti-poverty community service organization that works with the public, businesses, and community organizations to help promote the self sufficiency in the South Shore and greater Quincy area of Massachusetts. Martha often serves as a grant reviewer at the local state and federal level. Martha was featured in the March 2005 issue of Computer World Magazine. Besides her interest in IT, she considers herself a "change management" specialist. (expires December 2010)
Ben Sheldon is an emerging leader in the community non-profit field. For three years Ben served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in a variety of organizations and communities in and around Boston. During this period Ben used his extensive knowledge of fundraising, communications and program management to improve a diverse group of projects from public education and intergenerational mentoring to cable access television and community resource development. Ben currently is Assistant Director of the CTC VISTA Project, placing and supporting Americorps*VISTA members within non-profit organizations to address the needs of low-income and at-risk communities through media and information technologies. An engineer at heart, Ben believes in the transformative power of proper planning and practical technology within organizations, communities and social-causes (Expires January 2010).
Felicia M. Sullivan is a community media advocate and educator living in Lowell, MA. She is currently working on her PhD in public policy at the McCormack School at UMass Boston and 15 years of community-based practice. She works with community media & technology centers as well as social justice and arts organizations to bring the power of communication, media and information technologies to communities. She was previously OC's Executive Director. Prior to joining OC, she worked at Lowell Telecommunications Corporation in Lowell, MA as Director of the Lowell Community Technology Consortium. She has served on the national board of CTCNet. She currenlty is also affiliated with the University of Massachusetts (Boston & Lowell campuses). She speaks and writes frequently on issues of community communication in a connected age and the preservation of civic space in telecommunications. Connection. Capacity. Cognition. Creativity. Compassion. These are the values which fuel Ms. Sullivan’s work. (Expires February 2010)
There are currently several openings on our board; the information on joining the board was sent to members as well as to constituents of our two main programs. OC's bylaws currently provide for 7 board members to be selected by the board, for two at-large members chosen by an election, and for two "constituent" members chosen by a special "constituent nominating committee." All members receive information on running for a board seat; if you have a question you may email us.