Meet Free Geek Toronto’s Amazing Team of Board Members
We’re board members and super-volunteers tirelessly dedicated to helping provide access to computers and the internet in Toronto through secure, ethical electronics recycling and community advocacy. Our mission is to promote social & economic justice!
Katie Perconti| Board Secretary Katie is a Senior Project Manager and Functional Business Analyst with several years of experience specializing in Human Resource, Recruitment and Performance Management Systems in the Banking sector, among others.
Niral Vora| Vice-President, Board Niral is an experienced, senior marketing management professional with considerable experience leading innovative projects across several technology-centric industries in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Valery Navarrete| President, Board Valery is a passionate social sector strategist with experience across the public policy, charitable and social profit sectors. She currently serves as Director, Planning and Strategy at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Reni Walker| Director Reni Walker is a senior Digital Marketing and Communications professional with experience working in publishing, broadcasting, media, and financial services.
Brian Sharwood| Director Brian is a COO/CFO executive with a proven track record of building businesses. He has scaled 3 ventures up from the initial idea or early days, to well-established businesses.
Duncan Buttenshaw| Treasurer Duncan is a seasoned CPA and finance professional with experience in a diverse range of industries including technology, education, and not-for-profits.
Hana Chaudhury| Director Hana is a management consultant with a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing, public policy, and technology. She is also a G(irls) on Boards participant.
Neil Gangal| Director Neil is an experienced, passionnate product manager within the financial industry, and also has a diverse amount of work experiences within the social sector.
Mandy Sherman| Director Mandy has experience facilitating, leading and developing people across various frameworks, and is a Communications Manager in international development.
Ryan Fukunaga| Executive Director & Ex Officio Member Working at Free Geek Toronto has allowed Ryan to focus on his interests in capacity building, fostering a DIY/hacker/maker ethos, environmental stewardship, and building technological resiliency for marginalized communities.