meet the team

Dedicated to promoting social and economic justice

our Staff

Meet Free Geek Toronto’s amazing team

Our staff are tirelessly dedicated to helping provide access to computers and the internet in Toronto through secure, ethical electronics recycling and community advocacy. They are the backbone of how Free Geek Toronto is able provide volunteer and training opportunities to those looking to learn more about how technology works.


Meet Free Geek Toronto’s Staff and Board of Directors

Our Staff and Board of Directors are tirelessly dedicated to helping provide access to computers and the internet in Toronto through secure, ethical electronics recycling and community advocacy.

Kara McIntosh
President, Board of Directors

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.

Ben Keen
Vice-President, Board of Directors

Ben is a seasoned corporate lawyer and partner at a leading national law firm. He works with private and public companies across various industries, including Life sciences, financial services and technology. He is passionate about environmental sustainability and inclusive communities.

Shannon Townsend
Treasurer, Board of Directors

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.

Will Campbell
Secretary, Board of Directors

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.

Benjamin Tham
Director, Board of Directors

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.

Jomana Elsays
Director, Board of Directors

Jomana senior is university student specializing in Finance, with a strong passion for ESG in both the private and non-profit sectors. She has experience advising policy change in her university's non-profit, and a strong marketing background, particularly in digital strategy.

Michelle Silva
Director, Board of Directors

Michelle is a public affairs consultant supporting organizations across multiple industries in strategic communications and government relations. She is an experienced high-stakes communicator and has worked on sustainability mandates.

Andre Deminiac
Director, Board of Directors

Andre is an engaged business manager with a product and operations background in the fintech space. With a passion for technology, he helps organizations develop and grow to find sustainable success.

Ryan Fukunaga
Executive Director and 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.

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