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!
Michelle Arnold | Vice-President Michelle is a public policy professional with experience in organizational design and change management. She is passionate about social enterprise and its potential to drive social and environmental impact.
Kara McIntosh | President Kara is a senior leader championing digital transformation in the financial services sector. She is a long-time technology enthusiast and an advocate and organizer for her local community in Toronto.
Craig Ruttan | Treasurer Craig is an advocate for building livable, inclusive, and resilient communities, and has worked on pressing public policy issues through roles in government, not-for-profit organizations, and the private sector.
Natalie Bay | Director Natalie has been involved in both private sector and non-profit organizations, building teams and activating communities to drive growth for a social purpose.
Thomas Goldsmith | Director Thomas is an independent researcher and policy consultant. He works with innovation-focused organizations to help them leverage policy and partnerships to build an inclusive economy in Canada.
Will Campbell | Director Will has a background in journalism and marketing/communications and has worked with various start-ups and tech companies in Toronto. He is passionate about digital privacy and the right to repair.
Shannon Townsend | Director Shannon is a strategic thinker passionate about working across sectors and bringing diverse perspectives together to create shared value. She works at a micro-finance organization that provides loans to newcomers, has held roles in healthcare and city-building not-for-profits, and is an accomplished fundraiser.
Eddie Kawooya | Director Eddie is a risk and data governance professional within the financial services industry. He is passionate about fostering digital access and inclusivity and helping non-profits drive transformational change within their communities.
Benjamin Tham | Secretary Benjamin is a researcher in optimization and industrial engineering and has worked in healthcare and education. He is passionate about digital inclusion, waste reduction, and building a more caring and sustainable future.
Ryan Fukunaga | Executive Director & Ex Officio Member With over a decade of experience working in the non-profit sector, Ryan brings his interests in capacity building, fostering a DIY/hacker/maker ethos, environmental stewardship, and building technological resiliency for equity-seeking communities to Free Geek Toronto.