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 and CEO of We All Code

Board

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

Dave Hoover

Chair

Founder & CEO, Red Squirrel Technologies

Christy Lyons

Vice Chair

CEO & Principal Consultant, 4 Point Consulting

Jose A. Duarte

Treasurer

Founder & Principal, Blackwood Group LLC

Michael Cotter

Secretary

Asst. Director of Program Development, GWTP

April Starr

Director

Senior Manager of Experience Research, Motorola Solutions

Associate Board

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

Carolyn Potts

Chair

Anna Kronauer

Treasurer

Linda Ramos

Secretary

Claire Lipskey

Director

Courtney Kameros

Director

Daniel Conrad

Director

Joseph Fowler

Director

Lauren Garatoni

Director

Maria Ptouchkina

Director

Matthew Felz

Director

Samuel Rall

Director

Stelios Constantinides

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

Daniel Conrad

David Kam

Kayla Nimis

Keanan Koppenhaver

Matthew Felz

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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Patrick Sier
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Shawn Wilkinson
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Kayla Nimis
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Michael Vanderwood
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Saba Jamalian
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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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Robert Groves
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Jason Lehmann
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Andrew Johnson
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Michael Parekh
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Anna Kronauer
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Athina Verroiopoulou
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Keanan Koppenhaver
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Katherine Evans
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H Kapp-Klote
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Joy McCaffrey
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Kayle Drucker
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Adam Lurie
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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?

Become a Volunteer
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