COMPUTER REACH makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support.
COMPUTER REACH envisions a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all.
LOCALLY, in Western Pennsylvania, Computer Reach serves multiple communities, see our map.
NATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served nonprofit organizations and individuals in 47 states, plus DC including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Leaving only Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming yet to be reached.
INTERNATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served non-governmental organizations in 41 Nations including: Bahamas, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Puerto Rico, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United States of America and Zimbabwe.
Board of Directors
Susan Showalter, Educational & Nonprofit Consultant, Pittsburgh PA
Susan worked for several years with a local nonprofit organization focused on at-risk adolescents where she served first as Development Director, then as Director of Program Design, Research & Best Practices. With a cross-cultural background in adolescent psychology, she continually researched best practices in the fields of education, counseling, and adolescent psychology to inform and improve a unique and holistic approach to working with urban youth. Synthesizing these practices into a framework for program excellence, she designed and re-tooled direct services to optimally meet the academic and psychosocial needs of at-risk adolescents. She collected and analyzed outcome data to form a feedback loop for program excellence and leveraged her unique skill sets in both development and program design to help attract necessary funding resources. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Susan has taught Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology at both the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham College.
Matt Dooley, Nonprofit Consultant
Matt brings over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and board member, helping institutions meet the challenges of organizational capacity and sustainability. His areas of expertise include fundraising, board development, marketing, and short and long-range planning.
He has served as a consultant to nonprofits, and was Senior Consultant with First Side Partners prior to establishing his own independent firm. Matt served as Director of Administration for the Pittsburgh Opera from 1992-1997. Before coming to Pittsburgh in 1992, Matt was the Executive Director of Young Audiences of Eastern PA for 12 years producing arts in education programs. This followed an exciting earlier career as an operatic and concert baritone.
Matt continues to be active as a board member, consultant, and volunteer. He sings with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and is a member of committees with other Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations.
Dave Sevick, Computer Reach Founder, Apple Consultant
Since 1988 Dave has been an Apple computer consultant serving homes, schools and businesses in Western PA, WV, OH, and MD.
In addition to serving Apple clients, Dave formed the North Pittsburgh Macintosh Users Group in 1996. That organization spawned a volunteer-based recycling effort working to rescue school district surplus retired computers.
In 2001 Dave gathered a group of 11 Apple friends to begin systematic weekend repairs of discarded school computers in his garage with the goal of distribution to local Pittsburgh agencies in need of technology.
Homeless shelters and food banks became the first sites to receive both Mac and PC computers for reuse. Computer Reach was born.
Computer Reach expanded beyond Pittsburgh to serve over 18,000 people in 41 states and 39 nations around the world with computers, coupled with digital literacy programs, to bridge the digital divide over these 19 years since 2001.
Computer Reach believes Digital Literacy is for All.
Ken Sevick, Founder and President of ActionCOACH of WesternPA. (2004 to Present)
Has coached and trained business owners, CEO’s, and their teams in over 40 different industries. Has helped businesses ranging from professional services to manufacturing to retail realize double digit sales and profit growth in 12 months or less. Has successfully served as a change agent in revitalizing and reenergizing teams of people in sales, production, administration, and operations. Over 500 hours of formal training in the latest strategies, techniques, and tactics used in business. Over 9000 hours coaching in small and medium size business. Ranked as one of the top 100 Coaches Globally in 2008.
Reverend Kornelius Neal
Effectively managed a political campaign consisting of 20 plus volunteers. Generated training materials to aid employees and volunteers in achieving both personal and organizational goals. Produced, oversaw & managed the budgets of three (3) non-profit organizations. Designed and published websites for two non-profit organizations.
Roberta Jones, BSN, MSN, CNOR
A Registered Nurse bringing 19 years of experience, including Trauma ICU, Operating Room, Medical Surgical and Surgery Center. Forecasting upcoming changes and challenges in the health care arena, making positive cultural and process improvements. Experience in team management, mentoring, organizational skills to improve healthcare delivery, integrating research in the perioperative suite. The ability to collaborate with all healthcare shareholders with enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment.
Cheri Pogue, Chief Operating Officer
Over 25 years in leadership roles in industry, academia, nonprofits…strong strategic focus with a keen ability to see both the big picture and the details to make an organization successful…strength in understanding the human side of change and implementation…ability to work in a constantly changing environment.
Bob Kirschner, Director, Cleveland Leadership Center
Robert P. Kirschner works for the Cleveland Leadership Center where his primary responsibilities include designing and leading Leadership Cleveland, a 10-month program that empowers senior-level positional leaders with the knowledge, skills, and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. He also directs the LC2 Fellows program, in which Leadership Cleveland alumni spend 10 months engaging in a project-based, outcome-driven civic engagement experience. Before joining the Leadership Center, Kirschner worked at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry as Vice President, Development & Communications where he led a successful $5.5M capital campaign. Prior to joining LMM, Kirschner worked in a variety of advancement roles in higher education including stints at John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University and Kenyon College. Kirschner earned an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH with a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and a minor in Arts Management. An ordained deacon in the Byzantine Catholic Church, Kirschner lives in Brecksville, OH with his wife, Claudine, and their four children.
Chintan K. Amin, Senior Legal Counsel
Experienced attorney reporting directly to the U.S. General Counsel. Earned the trust of senior executives in the U.S. and Germany with practical advice, innovative solutions and customer focus. Deep regulatory expertise and a well-rounded portfolio of corporate law responsibility. Combines an engineer’s analytical mind with empathy for the client. Trusted by C-Suite executives and business managers alike to provide real-world counsel relating to regulatory, real estate and commercial matters.
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