Inveneo is on a mission to bring the tools of information and communications technology to those who need it most. We’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals who bring skills, experience, and perspectives from across the technology spectrum and from around the world. If you’d like to join us, see if we’re hiring.
Bruce is Inveneo’s Executive Director and the Founder of Green WiFi. He leads Inveneo with extensive experience in the energy and telecom industries, 17 years in Silicon Valley as a telecom industry expert, a background in engineering and experience implementing solar powered ICT4D projects to help further Inveneo’s mission. He recently provided technical guidance and hands-on training and implementation assistance bringing Internet access to hard to reach schools in Haiti and Micronesia. His areas of expertise include: wireless networking, eco-data centers, DC power, and solar power. Bruce has published numerous white papers and articles on green data center operations and solar power in ICT4D. His educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and advanced studies in International Business from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a guest lecturer on solar powered ICT4D at ICTP and the University of Guam. Most recently, Bruce has been mentoring students from IIT, UC Berkeley, CU Boulder, SFSU, and SJSU in ICT4D design and as they implement projects.
Bob manages ICT projects from design to completion with more than 35 years of technical expertise. One of the early members of the Homebrew Computer Club, Bob recently coordinated the multi-stakeholder effort to bring Internet service to 100 youth centers in underserved communities in the West Bank.
Andris manages the Inveneo engineering team as the Chief Technology Officer, delivering technical guidance to high-speed broadband projects around the world. His cutting-edge networking solutions have helped him create partnerships with Ubiquiti and Microsoft. Previously, he planned and implemented deployments of communications equipment for the US Department of State in field locations throughout the world and volunteered with Nepal Wireless.
With a background in the design and build-out of residential, academic and commercial buildings and landscapes, Jill brings her design and construction project management skills to Inveneo as Manager of Special Projects. Her current Inveneo engagements include InternetNOW!, a collaborative effort of several NGOs and Inveneo ICIP CLS, Inc. to build 100 wifi-connected microwork centers throughout Northern Uganda. Jill also supports Inveneo’s commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative by helping the organization build networks and partnerships. In 2006, Jill jumped into a project that would change her life. The founders of the Maranyundo School for Girls in Rwanda needed a manager for the design and construction process. The Maranyundo project led to the founding of Pannotia, a social enterprise established to help build solid facilities serving Africans living in rural and underserved communities. Over six years, Jill managed the construction of four schools, a large agricultural village for orphans and a community center. Jill brings this “get stuff done” attitude and enthusiasm for working with people of other cultures to her position as Manager of Special Projects at Inveneo. A California native, she is happy to return to San Francisco after more than 20 years of Boston weather. Outside of work, you may find her laughing at the dinner table with her husband and grown foodie sons, or using her Master Gardener skills in the garden.
As a member of the Inveneo engineering team, Matt thrives on creating people-centered technical solutions that are effective and as intuitive and non-burdonsome to use as possible. This ranges from technology being implemented in environments such as remote computer labs (Community Knowledge Centers) to using GIS technology to better communicate, navigate, and understand important and relevant data. Matt previously worked in dynamic roles at World Vision US to engage American college students to engage with developing communities abroad and domestically. Matt was also influential in designing the framework for World Vision International in regards to Community Knowledge Center and telecenter design, which is being used globally. Matt holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from West Virginia University and a Masters of Science in Information and Communication Technology and Development (ICTD) from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In his free time, Matt enjoys snowboarding and West Virginia Mountaineer football.
As the Director of Project Management at Inveneo, Kassia brings over 13 years of international program management experience to the organization. She has worked in marketing and strategy functions for technology companies such as HP and start-ups OpenHarbor and TradeBeam. In 2005, Kassia decided to take her corporate leadership and management skills and apply them to international humanitarian work at the Fritz Institute. For the last seven years Kassia has worked for Doctors Without Borders in Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East successfully leading complex medical programs for people in humanitarian crisis. As the Country Director for Doctors Without Borders in Guatemala, South Sudan and Syria, she has extensive experience building relationships with governments, institutions, local organizations and the community. She has a passion for defining the needs and collaborating with communities to find sustainable solutions. Kassia holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations from Alliant International University (USIU) and a Masters of International Economics and Management from the SDA Bocconi in Italy. A San Francisco native who is happy to return home, Kassia enjoys live music, salsa dancing, and volunteering with local organizations.
Sybille is the Director of Education Solutions at Inveneo. Sybille is passionate about using technology to open opportunities for people in underserved communities. Since 2006, she has focused her efforts on making technology affordable and accessible for people in developing countries and exploring innovative approaches that adjust to local needs and can scale affordably and efficiently. After 13 years managing technical projects at Microsoft, Sybille started her own consulting business focused on improving efficiency and impact of technology projects in developing countries. Sybille started working with Inveneo in 2009. She has extensive experience in managing digital inclusion projects including needs assessment, solution definition and deployment, capacity building, evaluation and monitoring. Sybille has managed the solution development and deployment for Pilot programs in Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East aimed at improving education and technology access in schools. She has been the technical project manager coordinating pilot efforts with UNHCR to deploy Community Technology Access Centers in refugee camps in Rwanda and Bangladesh and has worked in camps side-by-side with camp officials and education partners to get a better understanding of the needs in camp and the challenges faced in the field. In 2011, Sybille moved to Haiti to manage Inveneo’s projects in Haiti, mainly the Haiti Connected Cities and Haiti Connected schools project, connecting 20 rural communities to the information highway and providing solar powered computer labs to more than 45 rural schools in Haiti.
Michelet is Inveneo’s Project Manager in Haiti where he manages the Intel Foundation Digital Literacy for Haiti Rebuilding Program alongside other Inveneo projects throughout the country. Raised in Port-au-Prince, Michelet trained at ENS, the teacher training school of the Haitian State University. He has worked in the field of teaching for almost nine years now in different schools in the capital and out of the capital. Michelet also attended Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS). He is a music and fine arts lover and creator. Michelet is really interested in learning and exploring new fields of knowledge and always tries to find out how new ideas can be applied in learning and teaching to encourage student-centeredness. Working with Inveneo on education programs in Haiti is a way for him to help thousands of Haitian teachers learn about ICT and find ways to implement it in their teaching to facilitate acquisition of 21st century skills in their students for the benefit of all.
Ian wears many hats for team Inveneo, moving between projects from operations to finance. The remainder of his time is spent overseeing the 12,000 sq. ft. office in which Inveneo hosts over a dozen social enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Following a stint in the legal department at Lucasfilm, Ian took to traveling and landed in Buenos Aires in 2007 as the Web Content Manager for a Dutch-owned, international travel conglomerate, where he honed his skills, both in person and remotely, with an international cadre of employees and clients. Previously, Ian was a primarily contributor to The Ten-Minute Activist, a book on political, social and environmental activism, the thrust of which serendipitously fell squarely in line with Inveneo’s mission. Ian graduated with an Honors degree in Humanities/Cinema from the University of Illinois. In his time outside the office, he works as a musician, filmmaker, and freelance writer. In 2005 he was voted Most Valuable Player of the San Francisco Mission Baseball League.
Jana works as Inveneo’s Media Manager, organizing the team’s ever-increasing and dynamic online presence. She previously volunteered with UNICEF USA, where she provided editorial direction to its web team and created its online newsletter for the northwest region of the United States. She is passionate about bringing human rights’ issues to the forefront through media and technology in the developing world, and has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Her writing has been published on World Vision and Beliefnet. Jana’s educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology from West Virginia University and a Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jossie joined Inveneo in June 2012 as Finance Manager responsible for general accounting functions, financial reporting, grants management and compliance training. Previously, she was with Tetra Tech DPK for nine years where she managed revenue accounting for international USAID Rule of Law and Democracy/Governance contracts and was the Oracle lead technical liaison for the accounting conversion from Quickbooks. In previous careers, Jossie worked as a human resources generalist, network administrator, programmer, and business analyst with financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank and Morgan Stanley. Jossie is currently completing her BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management at Notre Dame de Namur University. A native San Franciscan, Jossie enjoys free time with her family and volunteering in serving the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in San Francisco.
As a member of the engineering team, Samuel implements technology solutions in diverse and challenging environments. This includes implementing long-range wireless internet solutions to installing and sustaining solar powered computer centers sites to teaching train the trainer programs to in-country partners. Sam first met the Inveneo Team while working in Haiti supporting the IT needs of a local hospital in Port au Prince. Originally from Madrid Spain, Samuel moved to Florida when he was 8 years old. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and acquiring a variety of technical certifications, Samuel wanted to use technology for development purposes. Samuel co-founded Communication Integration, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global access to technology and education in order to encourage social progress, economic development, and quality of life. While volunteering with CI, Samuel also pursued a variety of IT server/network management consulting contracts with a variety of companies including JPMorgan Chase, Norwegian Cruise Lines and HP/EDS. Sam also worked as a technician for Breakfree Wireless, a telecommunications company dedicated to proving broadband wireless internet connectivity and other data services. He enjoys a plethora of activities, including snowboarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, cooking, hiking and camping.
A true “Jack of All Trades”, Clark’s work includes software development, managing Inveneo’s servers, and generally aiding in the conception, design, implementation and management of Inveneo’s networks. Prior to joining Inveneo, Clark was Chief Technology Officer at One Economy, a global NGO that leveraged the power of technology to fight poverty via access, digital literacy, relevant content and mobile apps. Some of Clark’s work includes The Beehive (www.thebeehive.org), a multi-lingual life skills portal, the Public Internet Channel (www.pic.tv) and MyFreeTaxes (www.myfreetaxes.com). Clark supported One Economy’s initiatives to bring broadband and wireless Internet to low-income housing developments as well as One Economy’s Digital Connectors program, a digital literacy boot camp for at-risk youth. In 2011, with financial support form Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach program, Clark led a significant mHealth study on medication adherence in conjunction with George Washington University Medical Center. The project studied the impact of mobile apps in a population of low-income Medicaid patients with chronic hypertension. The project used an FDA-approved medical reminder application on a cell phone to remind patients when to take their medications. It demonstrated the power of technology to combat disease and lower healthcare costs by empowering patients with tools to better self-manage their own healthcare. The paper was published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2013). Clark served on the Board of Directors at Centro Latino for Literacy, an innovative adult Spanish language literacy program in the greater Los Angeles area. Clark earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Puget Sound. Outside of work, Clark enjoys cycling and running.