Nashville, TN () — Samantha Sanchez has joined TechBridge, Inc. (a national nonprofit working with nonprofits on the frontlines of breaking the cycle of generational poverty) as their Tennessee Community Leader. Samantha, with the guidance of the TechBridge Tennessee Leadership Board, will help TechBridge support nonprofits in Nashville and throughout the state.
Samantha is well-known in the Nashville nonprofit community. In , she was one of thirty nonprofit leaders selected to “30 in their 30s” by The Tennessean and the Center for Nonprofit Management. Samantha graduated from Vanderbilt University in with a master’s degree in Community Development. Since graduating, she’s spent seven years with the statewide nonprofit Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. While there, Samantha helped create and implement national web portal ABA Free Legal Answers, where lawyers give pro bono advice online. For the latter acheivement, Samantha is the only non-attorney to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Tennessee Supreme Court.
TechBridge selected Samantha as their Tennessee Community Technology Leader because of her technology experience in the nonprofit sector. Samantha will share TechBridge’s best practices in technology with the Nashville and Tennessee nonprofit community. She will also advise TechBridge on how it can best serve the needs of Tennessee nonprofits.
Samantha won’t be alone in sharing TechBridge’s nonprofit strategies and solutions. She will be advised by the Tennessee Leadership Board, comprising locally based executives experienced in technology delivery. The Tennessee Leadership Board includes:
- WayneEasterwood, CAO, Lifeway Christian Resources
- Ryan Gallagher, President, InfoWorks
- Tim Hill, CIO, Lifeway Christian Resources
- Beth Hoeg, COO, Trinisys
- Andy Laudato. CIO, Brookdale
- Rob Mills, CIO, Tractor Supply
- Brian Moyer, CEO, Nashville Technology Council
- David Smith, Area Sales Manager, Veristor Systems
- Deanna Steele, CIO, Ingram Content Group
- Nicole Tremblett, VP, IT&S, Strategy and Planning, HCA – Board Chair
Samantha’s first action with the Tennessee Leadership Board members was to select three local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each worth of Dream Big Grants from TechBridge. The grants will allow the local nonprofits to execute transformative technology projects using TechBridge’s expertise in all aspects of technology. Grant winners will be announced in and a celebration of the grantees will be held in in Nashville.