our team

The Team

Our dedicated team works hard to keep We All Code classes safe, supportive, and largely free. Our leaders, instructors, mentors, and volunteers work to help every child explore their kid creativity through coding.

Team work makes the dream work

Leadership

Our full-time leadership staff works tirelessly toward one purpose: bringing STEM learning opportunities to every kid in Chicago and giving them the tools they need to excel.

Ali Karbassi

Founder, CEO of We All Code

Brian Pastor

Chief Operating Officer

Board

Our dedicated board includes leaders from diverse backgrounds and fields across Chicago.

Ali Karbassi
President
CEO, We All Code
Brett Kellgren
Vice President
Lead UI Developer, SpotHero
David Kam
Secretary
MultiValue Software Engineer, Zumasys
Adam Lurie
Treasurer
Teacher, Barry Elementary
Michael Cotter
Director
Asst. Director of Program Development, Greater West Town Community Development Project
Christopher Miller
Director
Partner, MACCART Enterprises
Cynthia Tao
Director
Retired, IBM
Kimberly Richardson
Director
Retired, Nonprofit Management
Kristin Berggren
Director
Creative Director, Sapient Razorfish

Associate Board

Our Associate Board of young professionals fuels our big ideas and is dedicated to We All Code's growth.

Alexandra Rodriguez‑Beuerman
Chair of the Board
Ovini Silva
Vice Chair of the Board
Matt Felz
Treasurer
Jordan Polonsky
Secretary
Daniel Conrad
Director
Ignacio Martinez
Director
Ken Ballard
Director
Peter Binggeser
Director
Saundra Castaneda
Director
Tatyana Shestopalova
Director
Abril Vela
Director

Instructors

These highly-trained volunteers come from tech backgrounds and are skilled in creating a supportive, experiential learning environment to help every kid code.

Ali Karbassi

David Kam

Daniel Conrad

Matthew Felz

Keanan Koppenhaver

Saba Jamalian

Mentorship makes all the difference

Our volunteer mentors help students feel supported as they learn to code. We're proud of our exceptional 2-to-1 mentor-to-student ratio, ensuring your kids will always have a friendly face to turn to with questions.

mentors
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Ali Karbassi
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David Kam
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Brett Kellgren
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Ian Mason
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Matthew Felz
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Daniel Conrad
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Shawn Wilkinson
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Patrick Sier
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Kayla Nimis
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Michael Vanderwood
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Ken Ballard
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Kapil Garg
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Adam Smetana
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Scott Rasche
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Andrew Johnson
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Robert Groves
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Michael Parekh
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Saba Jamalian
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Athina Verroiopoulou
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Jason Lehmann
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Katherine Evans
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H Kapp-Klote
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Anna Kronauer
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Adam Lurie
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Kayle Drucker
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Corey Kellgren
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Joy McCaffrey
volunteers

Volunteering for a better tomorrow

Volunteers make our mission a reality! We rely on them to keep sessions running smoothly. Interested in volunteering?

Become a Volunteer
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