about us

WE BELIEVE

Access to technology and tech expertise is an essential component for the growth of non-profit organizations and communities. Denver has a unique opportunity to benefit from the resources and expertise of our technology sector.

 

Through Tech4Good Denver, we are building a bridge that connects Denver’s tech sector and our non-profit community.

Access FOR All

Tech4Good Denver wants everyone who visits our website, uses our social media and attends our events to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

 

We are committed to providing experiences that are accessible to the widest possible audience and do our best to embrace and celebrate diversity and practice inclusion.

We recognize diversity in many ways, including but not limited to:

Age

Disability, Mental Illness, & Neurodiversity

Language

Race, Ethnicity, & Country of Origin

or Nationality

Religion

Citizenship

Class &

Economic Circumstance

Physical Appearance & Body Size

Sex, Gender, & Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation & Identity

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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“I believe that the power to improve our world comes from our ability to collaborate… and the power of collaboration is exponentially increased through technology."

LOU WATSON

Chair of the Board, Acting Executive Director

Louise Watson began her career in public media as a volunteer on-air host on her hometown public radio station in Park City, UT in the late nineties. She began her love of non-profit fundraising as she finished her Masters in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

 

Louise specialized in membership building, web fundraising and online marketing at Rocky Mountain PBS and Donor Development Strategies before becoming a Project Manager at one of the largest non-profit-dedicated contact center solutions companies in the US, ACD Direct. She now leads the sales team of ACD as Business Development Manager and resides in Bailey, CO.

 

Louise is a Distinguished Toastmaster and avid golfer. She loves going to live music and enjoying the outdoors.

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CARA HART

Treasurer, Board Member

Cara Hart is the IT Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, where she has been keeping the servers, networks, and computers humming since she left the private sector 10 years ago. Cara has been doing IT work since 1993, running the gamut from technical documentation and support, to systems and network administration. She also serves on the advisory board for the Information Technology programs at University of Denver – Colorado Women’s College, and for Tech4Good.

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"Technology that is not user-centered is a waste of time."

KELSEY VANSLEEN

Secretary, Board Member

Kelsey's journey began in hospitality, where she developed a love for people and listening to their needs. She received her bachelors in Health Administration at Florida Atlantic University, but her heart has found its home in the mountains. Moving to Denver prompted a switch from hospitality to construction administration, where she is currently the Project Administrator of a growing general contractor. As an aspiring UX Designer, joining the board of Tech4Good was an opportunity to connect with the tech community in Denver, start to understand its needs, and be a part of the solution.

 

Outside of work, Kelsey loves to cook, hike, and throw up sawdust in her woodworking shop. She is actively recovering from a plant addiction. Just kidding she'll always be looking for the next green friend to bring home. 

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"The shortest distance between an idea and its execution is always the right team. In the best of worlds,  the right team is available based on the merits of the idea, regardless of the assets of the organization."

SUSANNAH COSTELLO

Board Member

Author, producer, public speaker and brand marketer, Susannah has been honored with recognition and awards that cover the marketing communications spectrum. Named a Top 25 Marketing Mind by HSMAI, with innovative work in social media recognized by Google, Facebook and Twitter, Susannah is known for performance-focused brand management that spans both non-profit and for profit organizations. 

Susannah’s love of tech began when she served on a prototyping team. Years later, after serving as VP of Brand for Visit Florida, Susannah relocated to Denver to be with family and served as Senior Director of Philanthropy for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. When she is not spending time with her dog, Susannah currently serves as an advisor to Denver non-profits and travel industry clients.

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"Being good at tech as an individual or an organization is about having the right toolkit. I want to help broaden the toolkit for Denver nonprofits."

STEVE KESSLER

Board Member

Steve is a Technical Consultant for Grupp Digital where his day-to-day is primarily spent programing in PHP. He enjoys working with multiple databases and spends a lot of time working with health data. 

 

When not working Steve loves to spend time with his wife and their dog Penny. He is an aspiring cook and would love to some day make it onto a Food Network show like Guy’s Grocery Games.

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"Helping others and improving yourself is a lifelong mission.  The work is never done"

GREG KOTSAFTIS

Board Member

Greg Kotsaftis has been a career sales person, entrepreneur, and business creator most of his life. He has owned and operated multiple businesses generating millions of dollars in revenue. Greg is also a certified coach in wellness, relationships and communication helping hundreds of people.

 

Greg is a father to three amazing daughters, a son to two loving parents and recently married. Greg is an active contributor to multiple blogs, podcasts and webinars. He is also a weekly volunteer at Project Angel Heart. Greg is also the former president of On Broadway Toastmasters 2016 and Toastmaster of the Year 2017. He is presently an active member of National Speakers Association in Colorado. He was also the former leader of the Prisoners Against Crime team.

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"Embrace and experience the world around you and leave your small mark upon it."

RICK ROUNDY

Board Member

Rick is a 30 year veteran working within the technology sector. From his early days as a desktop technician for NYNEX Business Centers to his current position as CIO for Galloway and Company, he’s demonstrated a passion for identifying business needs and applying technical solutions to resolve them. He has experienced diverse facets of technology throughout his career from desktop support and enterprise networking to business ownership and consulting.

 

Outside of work he enjoys golfing and camping with his family and friends.

Parnav Shrestha

"...enabling technology capabilities in a nonprofit amplifies the impact of that nonprofit..." 

PRANAV SHRESTHA

Board Member

Pranav's 10+ years professional career has mostly revolved around the intersection of Information Technology and Healthcare. He currently works as IT Manager at Judi's House/JAG Institute, a Denver based non-profit, where he manages its IT operations and electronic health record (EHR) system. Pranav also holds an MBA and a Masters in Computer Science degree.

 

When not working, Pranav likes going on hikes and planning for the next adventure with his wife and their two children.

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

Interested in becoming a board member or volunteering your tech expertise to a local non-profit? Want to assist in curating our online event calendar? Or maybe you have another way to help achieve our mission of tech4good?  Reach out and we’ll be in touch soon.