Who Are We?

Meet the lovely gang that makes this whole thing happen <3

Who are they? What do they feed of? How are they networked? You’ll see all of it now on “Who are we?”.

    • Team_navah
      Head Passionista?

      Navah Fuchs is a gatling gun of passion and innovation. She's an evangelical advocate for education and career development, with proven track records in biz dev, networking, and synthesizing trends into monetizable action items. When she's not working on Angel Ed, Navah enjoys dancing a wee jig, playing games, and cuddling with her cats.

    • Team_david
      Innovator of Renaissance

      David Hopkins is a renaissance man at the forefront of technical innovation. A digital artist with a strong voice in the digital archaeology and 3D space, his talents are felt throughout the commercial and nonprofit world. He makes Angel Ed beautiful and gives it an engaging voice. When he’s not working on Angel Ed, Dave loves developing games, playing with new tech, and camping.

    • Team_yan
      Tour de Force Director

      Yan Gu is an educational tour de force. With a Master’s in Education from Harvard and a track record of building accelerator programs and college engagement initiatives, Yan knows how to create programs that speak to the desired market segment, while maintaining an innovative approach. When she’s not working on Angel Ed, Yan loves traveling the world engaging in cultural exchange, playing the piano, and salsa.

    • Team_tarryn
      BEWARE: Accountant :)

      Tarryn Vokes is a tax and accounting whiz, with a soft-spot for nonprofits. Her experience as a tax professional gives her the unique abilities of helping Angel Ed and its students navigate the choppy waters of finances, while ensuring all the numbers line up for the organization. When she’s not working on Angel Ed, Tarryn enjoys fantasy novels and shows (particularly Game of Thrones), playing with her puppy Cloud, and traveling.

    • Team_evan

      Evan Dietz is a literal rocket scientist who loves coding for a cause. He lives and breathes technical innovation, looking to solve complex problems with straightforward solutions. He leads the strategic development and implementation of Angel Ed's web, mobile, and other user-facing mediums. When he’s not tinkering with tech, Evan is playing with his big puppy Bella, playing rugby, and traveling.

    • Team_ashleigh
      The Glue that Binds

      Ashleigh Scott balances the tech and strategy of Angel Ed, working with the creative and technical teams to see that the high-level expectations/goals of AngelEd are brought to fruition. Her tireless energy and creative thinking keeps all the moving parts running smoothly. When she’s not working on Angel Ed, she’s doing yoga, hanging out with her puppy Bella, traveling, and volunteering her time to make the world a better place.

  • Advisors/Board Members

    • Alex Senchak(B)

      Senior Consultant at Graham Pelton, Chair of Strategic Planning for New Conservatory Theater, Co-Founder of Boston New Tech Meetup

    • Chad O'Connor

      Professor at North Eastern, AwesomeBoston.org board member, editor at Boston.com

    • Malia Lazu

      Executive Director of FutureBoston Alliance, Executive Director for The Gathering for Justice

    • Sarah Slater

      Director of Harvard Business School’s Women’s Association, Head of Strategy of Time Inc.

    • Janice Caillet

      Co-Founder & Chief Catalyst at iSTARTUP; CoFounder & Chief Catalyst at Flockd.Inc.

    • Dr. Hitendra Patel

      Professor at Hult International Business School, Managing Director at IXL Center

    • Bill Sell

      Director of Event Planning at Massachusetts Convention Center Authority; Managing Partner at Advisor Communications

    • Bill Ghormley

      SVP of Business Development of Xconomy, Financial Coordinator for The OpenHub, World Class Cities Partnership, Treasurer for Ben Franklin Institute of Technology

    • Marie Schwartz(B)

      CEO of Teen Life, Board of: Boston Ballet, Strong Women Strong Girls; Former Sr. Director of Marketing for American Express,

    • Maria Malavenda (B)

      Board Member for: Boston Irish Business Association, Regenerex, Judge and mentor for MassChallenge, former: VP of Strategy at Monster, VP of Sales at Johnson&Johnson

    • Lesa Lessard Pearson (B)

      Assistant VP of Marketing for United Way, President of Foster Care Alumni of America, serial executive board member.

    • Laurisa Neuwirth

      Board of: Small Business Association of New England, Rotary district 7910 (former-president), Connector of Boston World City Partnerships.

    • Vivjan Myrto

      Founding Partner at Boston Global Ventures, LLC. (BGV), and Founder of ChromoGen, Inc., Director of Innovation at CitiVentures, co-organizer of the Boston New Tech Meetup, board member of Picotek Inc and The Lean Startup Challenge.

    • Donna Aldrich (B)

      VP of Commercial Operations for Philips Healthcare