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
Valery is a passionate social sector strategist with experience across the public policy, charitable and social profit sectors. She currently serves as Director, Planning Valery Navarrete| Board Secretary and Strategy at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.”
Niral Vora| Vice-President, Board Niral is an experienced marketing management professional with considerable experience leading innovative projects across several technology-centric industries in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Joseph Krengel| President, Board Joseph has over a decade of extensive experience supporting, developing, driving, executing, and consulting for a variety of recruitment practices in Canada ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Tristan Smyth| Board Director From a career trajectory in wedding planning, cooking, theatre, graphic design, librarianship, non-profits and legal services, Trystan specializes in helping people tell stories using data.
Noah Goldstein| Board Director Noah is an actuary, with an extensive background in consulting on financial and risk management issues in the insurance industry in Canada and abroad.
Brian Sharwood| Treasurer 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.
Sarah Dowler | Board Director Sarah is a Senior Policy Advisor working on healthcare transformation with a diverse background in health policy, strategy, and science research.
Katie Perconti| Board Director Katie is a Project Manager and Functional Business Analyst specializing in Human Resource, Recruitment and Performance Management Systems.
Duncan Buttenshaw| Board Director Duncan is a CPA with experience in a diverse range of industries including technology, education, and not-for-profits.