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Breakout Presenters

Jeff ForsterJeffrey Forster is a Senior Consultant at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. He has assisted a variety of nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh area, specializing in the use of databases for process improvement. In addition to consulting and training, Jeff manages and administers the Bayer Center’s bi-annual Nonprofit Technology Survey. Previously, he served as Policy Analyst in the Pittsburgh Planning Department and as an Information Management Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University.

Kristen Furnari

Kristen Furnari is the Senior Technology Advisor for Advos Information Technology, a computer network consulting company based in Mars, PA.  In her role, Kristen works with nonprofit clients to assess their specific issues, addresses their wants and needs and helps to bring IT Best Practices that maximize their technology investment.  An exceptional facilitator and organizer, she is often called upon for her expertise with high-level strategic and budgetary planning.  Kristen’s enthusiasm and knowledge base has successfully helped many nonprofits to reduce outsourced support costs and bring increased stability and consistency to the computing environment.  Kristen graduated from Mount Aloysius College earning a B.S. in Information Technology.

Seth HuffordSeth Hufford is a leadership development, professional coaching, and group facilitation specialist who works with people at all stages of their careers.  Seth spent the last decade directing yearlong community leadership programs in both New York City and Pittsburgh.  He has used the Cambridge Leadership Associates’ trademarked Adaptive Leadership methodology and trained and coached over 300 mid-career professionals from business, government, and nonprofit organizations.  At Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Seth directed Leadership Development Initiative and Leadership OnBoard where he spearheaded a multi-organizational collaborative effort to train and connect these individuals to serve on nonprofit boards of directors.  Seth has also worked for a Chamber of Commerce in Western PA and Booz Allen Hamilton. Seth holds a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College.  He is a member of the American Society for Training and Development.

John KenyonJohn Kenyon is a technology educator and strategist who has worked with nonprofits for over 20 years providing advice, teaching seminars and writing articles. Every day, he educates and counsels nonprofits about using technology strategically because he knows it can help their organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. John authored the chapter “Effective Online Communications” in the book Managing Technology to Meet your Mission (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2009). Along with Beth Kanter, he helped craft curriculum for and present the “We Are Media” social media training for nonprofits, and frequently speaks on social media topics. John is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online.

Tiffany KuchtaTiffany Kuchta is the Director of Web Development at Allegheny Graphics Web Development LLC, and has overseen more than 130 projects, including several large-scale nonprofit websites with strict accessibility requirements. She is chairwoman of the steering committee for Infinity Women’s Giving Circle and is a former chairwoman of the Tri-County Technology Consortium.  Tiffany has a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Allegheny College, and has presented unique research at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference that was published in the conference’s proceedings.

Gina McGrathGina McGrath is the Director Technology for the YWCA of Westmoreland County and part-time faculty at Westmoreland County Community College. She has been an instructor/software trainer for over 12 years, training nonprofits and for-profits to become proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite. Gina is responsible for her organization’s network, computer center and TechGYRLS robotics program. In addition, she is the coordinator of the Westmoreland County “Bagels & Bytes” group.

Shannon SnookShannon Snook is the Website Facilitator for UCP/CLASS, formerly UCP of Pittsburgh.  Before joining the technology department, Shannon worked as a rehabilitation specialist for UCP/CLASS’ community skill-building classes, teaching various classes to assist individuals with disabilities to reach their own personal goals.  She spends her time at UCP/CLASS updating the organization’s website, maintaining all of its social media platforms and compiling stories for the newsletters.  She holds a B.A. in political science from Gannon University and an M.P.A. in nonprofit and public management from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dave TinkerDave Tinker, CFRE, is the Director of Development at ACHIEVA. Involved in fundraising since 1990, he is a past president of the western Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP WPA). Currently he serves on AFP International’s Social Media Committee which is developing social media policy standards for AFP, ASAE, NTEN and the Direct Marketing Association’s Nonprofit Federation.  He has served on many other boards and committees including co-chairing the 2009 Emerging Philanthropy Conference for the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council.  Dave holds an M.P.A. with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.  He received B.A.s in Chemistry and English from Muskingum College and is the sixth person to earn a Masters of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology from Muskingum University.

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