our team

The Team

Our dedicated team works hard to keep We All Code classes safe, supportive, and largely free. Our leaders, teachers, 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

Head Teachers

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

Clayton Reynolds

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
110
classes
Ali Karbassi
55
classes
David Kam
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
33
classes
Ian Mason
29
classes
Matthew Felz
29
classes
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
27
classes
Kayla Nimis
25
classes
Daniel Conrad
22
classes
Michael Vanderwood
17
classes
Ken Ballard
16
classes
Kapil Garg
15
classes
Adam Smetana
13
classes
Andrew Johnson
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
12
classes
Scott Rasche
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
10
classes
Joy McCaffrey
10
classes
Jason Lehmann
10
classes
Adam Lurie
10
classes
Corey Kellgren

volunteers

Volunteering for a better tomorrow

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

Join Us Now!
Michael Parekh
Natalie McCroy
Robert Groves
Max Steele
Saba Jamalian
Emilio Gordon
Ryan Durling
Teresa Chen
Kayle Drucker
Arelia Jones
Jenelle Birchmeier
Brian Pastor
Clayton Reynolds
Aggie Pietrzak
Sadie Parker
Sean Neilan
Miguel Delarosa
Trevor Clifford
Zach Attas
Pavel Patino
Matthew Epps
Rahim Mohomed
Ian Pierce
Michael Akinlosotu
Kirsten Anderson
Karen Liu
Mohammad Salehi
Andra Roxana Stanciu
Megan Bubley
Ovini Silva
Mickey Schwab
Anna Kronauer
Natale Anfuso
Wesley Sutton
Hollie Lambert
Scott Evard
Brian Holdren
Pat Morad
Husein Kareem
Andrew Kos
Dan Cortes
Morgan Wilson
Olivia Lucaciu
Braeden Norris
Cady Patio
Nate Arnold
Yohei Kanehara
David Shrader
Keanan Koppenhaver
Heitor Tashiro Sergent
Lauren Zajaczkowski
Mission Marcus
Gino Paul Mendoza Capio
Zach Schneider
Nathan Peace
Bettina Nicholson
Rojin Babayan
Kristopher Craw
Tatyana Shestopalova
Pranay Nanda
Erica Sosa
Lokesh Gupta
Jim Kyle
Ayushee Singhal
Shellie Hall
Ignacio Martinez
Safia Abdalla
Abril Vela
Saundra
John Scott
Amelia Padua
Marvin Cespedes
Josh English
Kelsey Morse-Brown
Sufei Zhang
Tom Coughlin
Scarlet Vaickus
Kenny Kessler
Eugene Westbrook
David Tallon
Matthew Reed
Anthony Abbinanti
Eric Sherman
Nora Regis
Sean Cronin
Kael Shipman
Spencer Neilan
Jonathan Martinez
David Barnhart
Jennifer Pelaez
Daniel Kim
Matt Hein
Tyler Keating
Burton Kent
Carl Mapada
Arnav Passi
David Stuart
Marcos Alcozer
Stelios Constantinides
Liliana Allen
Bradley Sklenar
Kathryne Dunlap
Chris Lusk
Hanna Mendyuk
Andrew Massari
Sean Farnsworth
David Wanner
Jessica Chung
Jennifer Hatton
Spencer Look
Dragos Stancu
Francis Runzel
CJ Karl
Matthew Ferrera
Nazanin Makkinejad
Lucas PenzeyMoog
Meredith Coulter
Samuel Murcio
Peter Romba
Victor DePina
Lincoln Green
Ryan Stelly
Nate Ford
Katherine (Kathy) Tirkel
Lincoln Green
Michael Neely
Jovana Florus
Gavin Beatty
Tanya Schlusser
Emily Drevets
Kevin Changet
Eric Guo
Aaron Cody
Aline Adams
Talha Basit
Luiz Neves
Kris Bies
Katherine Mitchell
Sakina Asif
Kristin Ciszewski
Jessie Wirtshafter
Ashley Shultz
Joseph Manavalan
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