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

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
108
classes
Ali Karbassi
55
classes
David Kam
38
classes
Brett Kellgren
33
classes
Ian Mason
29
classes
Patrick Sier
29
classes
Shawn Wilkinson
28
classes
Matthew Felz
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
Scott Rasche
12
classes
Athina Verroiopoulou
11
classes
H Kapp-Klote
10
classes
Jason Lehmann
10
classes
Adam Lurie
10
classes
Corey Kellgren
10
classes
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?

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