Meet the Board
About the Board
The board was established in 1995 by Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 21.60.060. It is composed of 10 members -- six appointed by the Mayor and four appointed by the Council. Two members represent specific constituencies: education and public access to telecommunications. The remaining members serve at large. All serve staggered two-year terms. In addition, CTTAB has a young adult "Get Engaged" Program representative, who serves a one year term. The Get Engaged position is appointed by the Mayor, and is part of the six appointments. The Board members have opted to share some contact information. Use the ContactUs page for general questions or communications to the Board.
Ben is very interested in the role that technology plays in our educational system and in our lower-income and immigrant communities. He is a technology entrepreneur and the owner of Faster Campaigns and of Upwards Technologies, providing web site and database consulting for local non-profit and political organizations. He's worked with the Downtown Seattle Association and Pride Foundation among others. He previously worked as a Development Lead at Microsoft and also volunteered at 826 Seattle to help kids with their math and science homework. He is a graduate of Bates College.
Term Expires: 1/1/2016 | Position: Chair, At Large | Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: email Ben Twitter: @benkrok | LinkedIn
Longtime Seattleite, Beryl is a consultant, founder and President of Fernandes & Associates, Inc. an Urban Planning, Community Development and Performance Management firm. She has designed and managed large, complex, city-wide projects from the concept stage to successful decisions on urban infrastructure, planning, public policy and performance management. Her clients include cities, counties, states, utilities, school districts, ports and non-profit organizations. She has conducted research, lectured and worked nationally and internationally, was invited to brief Cabinet members in Washington D.C., to lecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and to present a paper in Europe on the selective use of high-tech tools for community engagement.
Beryl emphasizes proactive, community-based, collaborative planning in introducing new technologies and digital infrastructure. Her planning and policy studies include the feasibility, ramifications and impacts of new urban infrastructure within a community's physical, socio-economic and cultural context. Her first computer programming job took her sailing the high seas, after which she served as senior policy advisor to the Snohomish County Council and Seattle City Council's Central Staff, as Regional Director for the Department of Ecology, and Executive Director of the Urban Resources Partnership, where she launched their matching grant fund, innovative environmental programs and multi-county partnerships. An avid distance cyclist and outdoorsperson, Beryl's volunteer activities include outdoor leadership for youth and women cancer survivors, academic and technology mentorship for students, and life mentorship for juvenile offenders and young single mothers.
Education: Inter-disciplinary Ph.D., U. of Washington; B.A., Bryn Mawr College, Training Certificates in Project Management and Advanced Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement, Conflict Resolution and Mediation
Term Expires: 1/1/2016 | Position: At Large | Appointed by: Council
Brian is in his second term on CTTAB. He is chair of CTTAB's Broadband and Cable Committee and has also served on the Technology Matching Fund Committee and assisted DoIT in the Boost Communities Online training for neighborhood grant recipients.
Brian is a manager in the Advisory business at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). He previously was Director of Social Business Strategy for Ant's Eye View. He has more than a dozen years of experience helping organizations connect better with their people -- internal and external. At Participate Systems, Brian worked with clients including AT&T WorldNet, CareerPath, and MSN Games on their overall community strategy. Earlier, he was at Microsoft working on social bookmarking, profile, reputation and recognition systems for technical professionals (on MSDN, TechNet, Expression). Brian also worked at Classmates as a product manager working to enhance online reunion planning tools. Brian was the former Board President of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation, in addition to serving earlier as the Board Treasurer for Seattle Works. His volunteer experience also includes program evaluation consultation for the International District Housing Alliance, a 2007 Technology Matching Fund recipient. Brian is a Judkins Park resident.
Term Expires: 1/1/2015 | Position: At Large | Appointed by: Council
Contact: Twitter: @b2ix | LinkedIn
Dana is the Manager of Digital Marketing & Internal Communications at Swedish, where she is responsible for development and implementation of social and digital policies and strategies. Her work there includes live streamed surgeries, administering a system-wide blog with dozens of clinical bloggers (http://www.swedish.org/blog), and other innovative internal and external communications. Dana also created and moderates the internationally-recognized #hcsm (health care communications and social media) conversation and community on Twitter. She is passionate about using technology to facilitate conversations and collaboration to benefit our communities. Dana was previously a Get Engaged representative on the board. She currently serves as Chair of the board's Public Engagement, Outreach, Mentorships, and Partnerships Committee, supports the Get Online campaign, and serves on the Tech Matching Funds Grant Review Committee. As a member of CTTAB, she has provided social media training to community organizations and to city staff. Dana lives on First Hill.
Term Expires: 10/1/2015 | Position: 1st Vice Chair, At Large | Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: Twitter: @danamlewis
Daniel is a Senior Associate at Point B, a management consulting firm with expertise in project & change management, marketing and communications. He has nearly a decade of consulting experience which includes six years serving the public sector. This included a project with the Washington State K-20 Education Network. Daniel previously worked at Hitachi Consulting and IntelliBridge Partners. He was an auditor/evaluator for the California Bureau of State Audits and also served on the City of Davis, CA citizen finance and budget commission. Daniel has a BA in Economics from University of Washington and has a master's degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Daniel is a Greenwood resident.
He participates in CTTAB's work on open data, broadband adoption and digital inclusion, and in the broadband committee.
Term Expires: 1/1/2015 | Position: Public Access to Technology | Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: Twitter: @danielhoang
Joneil is an active Central District resident with a strong interest in civic engagement, open data, and digital equity. He volunteered on the 2014 CTTAB Technology Matching Fund grant review committee. Joneil enjoys working on large social issues that integrate solutions from the corporate, social, and government space. His work synthesizes his interests in storytelling, civic engagement and emerging technologies with his deep passion for creative collaboration. He's the founder of ThriveCentral, a youth-tech internship program, which operates in collaboration with Seattle University and Seattle Parks and Recreation. He currently works as a Business Program Manager for Microsoft and serves as a partner with the Social Venture Partners network.
Joneil received his B.A. in Operations & Information Systems and Computer Science from Gonzaga University ('96) and his Masters in Software Engineering from Seattle University ('04).
Term Expires: 1/1/2016 | Position: At Large | Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: Twitter: @joneilmc | LinkedIn
Nourisha is the Digital Manager for the Get Schooled Foundation, a national non-profit that promotes attendance, high school graduation and college preparedness. She has a variety of experience in social media, web interactive content development, television production, content management systems and public relations. Nourisha came to Seattle from Kansas City, MO. She was previously the Web Editor at Icom America in Bellevue and at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
Nourisha has a Masters of Arts in Journalism at Regent University.
Term Expires: 1/1/2015 | Position: 2nd Vice Chair, At Large | Appointed by: Council
Rob is in his second term and was elected by his peers to serve as the Chair of CTTAB for 2013. He previously led CTTAB's Public Engagement, Web, and Social Media Committee and set-up the @CTTAB twitter account. Rob also served on the Apps & Open Data Committee and assisted DoIT in the Boost Communities Online training for neighborhood grant recipients.
Rob works as a Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft Open Technologies team (http://www.MSOpenTech.com/). Prior to that, he worked on integrating social networking functionality from services like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with Messenger and Skype, Hotmail and Outlook, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Upon joining Microsoft, Rob worked on Microsoft Publisher where his areas of responsibility included accessibility and security features. He has additional experience as Online Editor of the Daily Illini. Rob has been active in the King County Democrats and has also coded a blog, calendar and volunteer tracking system for them. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Graduate Certificate in User-Centered Design. Rob lives with his spouse and their rescued black lab in the Montlake neighborhood.
Term Expires: 1/1/2015 | Position: At Large | Appointed by: Council
Contact: Twitter: @robdolin | LinkedIn
Sarah is passionate about ensuring today's youth are equipped with the technology and savvy needed to thrive in Seattle's tech-based economy. She is also excited about working to make the tech space more inclusive for all citizens of Seattle. She has a strong background in social and environmental justice initiatives throughout the country. Sarah has a variety of experience in creating digital and social strategies for start-ups, making documentaries and facilitating youth leadership workshops. Her volunteer experience includes working as a mentor for at-risk youth in the Seattle area, fundraising for non-profit organizations and consulting on the grant writing process for non-profits throughout the Northwest.
She is currently working as an online marketer for Genelex, a Seattle-based biotechnology and software company. Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. She lives in the Fremont neighborhood.
Term Expires: 10/1/2015 | Position: Get Engaged| Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: Twitter: @SarahinSea | LinkedIn
Stacey has served two terms on CTTAB and is the chair of the Digital Inclusion Committee. She has assisted with the Technology Matching Fund, Get Online Campaign, Digital Inclusion Plan. She helped organize the 2013 WA State Digital Inclusion Summit with the Communities Connect Network and participates in the Seattle Channel Committee.
Stacey is a graduate student in the Public Administration and Library and Information Science programs at the UW and works as Research Assistant at the UW Information School. She brings experience in curriculum design and instruction for diverse community members. Stacey has been a a computer instructor at Seattle Central Community College and previously at the downtown YWCA WorkSource technology training center. Before moving to Seattle, she was a health promotion education volunteer for the US Peace Corps in Mongolia. Stacey is a Fremont resident.
Term Expires: 1/1/2015 | Position: Education | Appointed by: Mayor
Contact: Twitter: @staceyawe | LinkedIn