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.
Kelly is excited to be part of the Inveneo team as a Project Manager. Prior to joining Inveneo, he worked with USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) for over four years, first as a Senior Information Officer based in Washington, D.C. and later as a Program Officer in South Sudan. Kelly has volunteered and worked in various countries in Latin America and in East Africa. He loves to travel, play basketball, run, hike, and enjoy a good cup of tea. He has a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
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 she has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Her writing has been published on World Vision, Beliefnet and Twitter. 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.
Isaac works as Inveneo’s Project Manager for the Internet Now! project based in Gulu, Uganda. He brings with him over 6 years of experience in planning, designing, and delivering ICT projects. Isaac has previously worked as Infrastructure Support Manager for the DFID/Government of Uganda-funded Expanding Social Protection Program, as well as Field Network Technician for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support network infrastructure at IOM’s various field offices in Uganda. Isaac was also the Netherlands’ NUFFIC Project Research Officer/Graduate Teaching Assistant for the project entitled “Strengthening ICT Training, Support, Research, and Collaboration in Public Universities in Uganda.” Isaac has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and several IT certifications. He enjoys playing football (also known as soccer) and volleyball, as well as volunteering at a local charity organization in Gulu.
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 leader 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.