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.

Jana Melpolder, Communications Manager
Jana works as Inveneo’s Communications Manager, organizing the team’s ever-increasing and dynamic online presence. Prior to 2017, she worked as the Tech Salon Manager for the San Francisco Bay Area. 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’s “Twitter for Good” blog. Currently she also works to manage the social media of Equal Access International, World Possible, and LifePosts. 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 Orense, Finance Manager
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 completed 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.

Eric Zan, Project Engineer
Eric is an experienced ICT professional with hands-on field experience designing and deploying sustainable technology solutions with expertise in network administration, data analytics, application programming, product design and development, and user research. Eric’s mission is to enhance human agency and freedoms by enabling the sharing of and access to information. This mission began after venturing out of the lab as a computer programmer to understand the impact behind the technology he was building which led him back to school to study Human Computer Interaction and User Centered Design methods for creating appropriate technology. After applying his new skills designing products for social impact in India’s labor market and for the United States National and California State Parks, Eric has enjoyed working and learning alongside his Inveneo friends since 2014. As a technology for development practitioner and manager, he has led education technology projects in Ethiopia and Cameroon and implemented network infrastructure initiatives in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ghana.