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Andrew Sears, Executive Director, TechMission; President, City Vision College
Andrew has worked in community computer centers since 1997. He most recently served as the co-founder and director of the PREP Community Computer Center, which serves approximately 600 students annually. He regularly gives talks at conferences on faith based organization and the Digital Divide including CTCNet, Kingdomworks, the Christian Community Development Association and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. He grew up in an inner-city environment, and was the son of a Baptist preacher in a Black storefront church in Kansas City (Andrew's testimony). He later received his MS in Technology and Policy and MS in Computer Science at MIT. While at MIT, he co-founded the Internet and Telecoms Consortium, a research group with an annual budget of over $1 million. He has also worked as summer staff at the City Union Mission in Kansas City and at Cape Town City Mission Homes in South Africa. He and his wife Heather live in Dorchester, MA and are active in their local church.
Harriet Hodge-Henry, Director of Operations
Harriet is responsible for the daily administration of the organization. She previously worked as an administrative supervisor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the New England Medical Center. She also worked at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Accounting Department. She was a production manager at Digital Equipment Corporation in Roxbury, MA. Harriet is an active member of her church – The Gathering Christian Fellowship – and she also is the director and founder of a youth organization – The Kids Klub of Roxbury. Harriet received her BS in Operations Management from the University of New Haven.
Melvina Daley, Administrative Assistant
Melvina is responsible for the bookkeeping entries at TechMission. She also performs administrative tasks for the Operations Department and other departments as needed. She previously worked at PREP in the computer lab at Bruce Wall Ministries. She is a regular attendee at Beulah Pilgrim Holiness Church in Dorchester, MA where she sometimes is asked to preach.
Rev. Michael Liimatta, Chief Academic Officer, City Vision College
Starting in January 2008, Michael has served as Director for City Vision College, TechMission's accredited distance-learning institution, which provides online instruction for urban ministry leaders. He previously served as Director of Education for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, a position in which he managed Rescue College (now City Vision College) and the other instructional programs of the AGRM. To read his full biography and testimony, click here.
Miki Omori, Director, TechMission Corps
In September 2007, Miki joined the TechMission team as a TechMission Corps volunteer network coordinator. Currently she is the director of the TechMission Corps internship program. Though originally from Philadelphia, Miki graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. At B.U., Miki served as a reporter, anchor, and producer for the university's radio and television stations, even working as a contributing live reporter for National Public Radio's Cape Cod affiliate during the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial election. She also was a regular member of B.U.’s InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. During her free time, Miki enjoys reading, playing ultimate frisbee, running, music, and spending time with friends and family.
Ali McCracken, Lead Web Developer
Ali is our one of our Web Developers at TechMission, programming for ChristianVolunteering.org, as well as providing other website and technical support. Ali previously served as a TechMission Corps member at the PREP Community Computer Center before joining the team at TechMission HQ in June, 2006. While at PREP, she provided general computer lab support, computer and Internet instruction, and facilitated a computer club for youth. Ali graduated from Gordon College in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science. She has also served as a short-term missionary to Piet Retief, South Africa. With her previous church, she attended and later co-led youth group missions throughout the United States as well as serving as the pastor's assistant with the confirmation class. She is currently a member at Park Street Church in Boston.
Evan Donovan, Web Developer
Evan serves as a Web Developer for TechMission, primarily on the City Vision College and UrbanMinistry.org sites. He also works on the Salesforce system that is used by the City Vision and TechMission Corps programs. He previously served as Online Publications Editor for TechMission, in which capacity he led several projects to expand the range of content offered on the site. Before coming to the main office in July 2007, he served with TechMission Corps at the Metropolitan Baptist Church After-School Program in Dorchester, MA, as a tutor and technology coordinator. In 2006, he received his B.A. in English from Covenant College, a small Christian liberal arts college in Lookout Mountain, GA. He is active in Christ the King Dorchester, a local church plant of the Presbyterian Church in America.
James Gummeson, Web Developer
Rachael Jarboe, Administrative Assistant
Austin Jung, TechMission Corps Program Assistant
Sarah Fan, TechMission Corps Program Assistant
Nancy Young, City Vision College Student Services Intern
Juliet Hurston, City Vision College Student Services Intern
Alex Navarro, City Vision College Student Services Intern
Jonathan Spain-Collins, Online Services Intern