• Gail Breslow Director

    Gail has overseen the dissemination of the Computer Clubhouse to community-based organizations both nationally and internationally since 1995. In addition, she has spearheaded the development of programs such as Hear Our Voices (a Clubhouse program for girls and young women); Clubhouse-to-College/ Clubhouse-to-Career; and Beyond Four Walls: The Computer Clubhouse as Invention Studio. Gail served for many years on the Technology and Youth Advisory Committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has led workshops about the Clubhouse’s unique learning approach at youth, community and technology conferences around the country.

    Gail joined the Computer Clubhouse after twelve years with Gemini Consulting, an international management consulting firm, where her work focused primarily on strategy implementation and organization management for Fortune 500 companies. Gail’s professional career had its “roots” in the non-profit sector; in the late 1970’s she served as Program Director at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C.

    Gail holds an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.

  • Jeff Arthur Community Liaison

    Jeff supports community-based Computer Clubhouses and helps to ensure that they have the resources to fulfill the Clubhouse mission. Based in Oakland, California, Jeff travels widely in the course of his work, supporting Clubhouses in the West and Midwestern United States, as well as South Africa.

    A former elementary school teacher in Atlanta, Jeffrey joined the Clubhouse team with extensive youth experience, including from his work with under-served high school students at Artists for Humanity in Boston, a nonprofit organization that seeks to marry young people’s artistic passions with entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Jeffrey holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in Early Childhood Development from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Brenda Abanavas Program Manager

    As a geographic liaison for the Network, Brenda provides administrative and technical support to Computer Clubhouses located in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeastern United States (including Atlanta, Miami, and Virginia). Brenda also coordinates the Network’s partnership with SRI, Inc. to plan and implement methodology for the assessment and evaluation that measures the impact of the Computer Clubhouse on youth and communities.

    Brenda has extensive experience in school-age programming, family services case management, juvenile justice, adolescent mental health, and social services for youth in Boston’s urban neighborhoods. Prior to joining ICCN, Brenda served as a professional development consultant to several Boston and national non-profit organizations, and created arts-based programs for youth in afterschool, teen, and girls programs throughout greater Boston and Cambridge, MA.

    Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University.

  • Lynn Murray Program Manager

    Lynn is responsible for overseeing Network-wide professional development initiatives such as the Annual Conference and Training Week, and providing support on a variety of projects and events. She also manages the Clubhouse Network's global alumni program.

    Lynn brings to the Clubhouse community over four years experience at the Cambridge Women's Center, a multi-resource community center serving, supporting, educating, and empowering women.

    Lynn holds a B.A. in Women's Studies from the University of North Texas.

  • Nicole d'Avis Program Manager

    Nicole serves as geographic liaison to the Computer Clubhouses in Latin America and as the C2C Program Manager. She manages the Teen Summit, our Clubhouse to-College Scholarship process, and other college and career projects.

    Nicole brings to the Network eight years of youth development and family engagement experience as Program Director at Sociedad Latina, a Boston-based organization that works in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health inequities, and lack of educational and professional opportunities in our community. Previously Nicole taught Spanish at a middle school in the Boston area.

    She holds a B.A. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Maine.

  • Danielle Martin Knowledge Manager

    Danielle is in charge of the knowledge-sharing strategy among all Computer Clubhouses, in collaboration with colleagues at the MIT Media Lab, including the content, community-building and outreach for the Clubhouse Village intranet social network. She also acts as the geographic liaison for the SouthWest United States Clubhouses. From 2001-2005, she was the Computer Clubhouse Coordinator at the Charlestown (MA) Boys & Girls Club.

    Prior to joining the Clubhouse Network, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at UMass Boston, and in 2010 she co-created a research group within MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media focused on the design of new mapping and mobile technologies and youth activism methodologies. Additionally, as part of One Economy’s digital literacy initiative Danielle developed new strategies to scale up from 30 to over 100 after-school Digital Connectors youth service programs nationally.

    She holds a Master in City Planning degree from MIT.

  • Jerome Harris Technology Manager

    Jerome manages all technology needs for the Clubhouse Network.

    In 2001 he started a group called Studios2 which specialized in 3D visualization for the Architecture and Engineering industry. He drew on this experience as a 3D artist and lead graphic designer at Brown University’s Cogsci Lab. At Brown, Jerome worked on many experiments using cutting-edge technology including VR LAB, 3D cave, and motion capture. He later started his own consultancy, taking on graphic design and web projects primarily for non-profit organizations such as Rites & Reason, one of the oldest black theaters in the country. More recently, Jerome has worked for Gensler, Autodesk, and PTC, supporting product support for the manufacturing industry.

    Jerome serves on the Board of YouthBuild Boston and has a passion for martial arts.

  • Tyler Armstrong Marketing & Communications Manager

    Tyler leads our organizational outreach and communication efforts, including marketing, branding, and public relations. He also manages our website, social media, and graphic design needs.

    Prior to joining the Clubhouse Network, he was the Marketing Designer at Washingtonian Magazine in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for designing, creating, and implementing the organization’s marketing plans and materials. Tyler has a strong graphic design background, as well as a passion for helping youth through communication and technology. He has worked extensively with special education and low-income students as a substitute teacher, volunteer, and mentor.

    Tyler holds a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University in his hometown of Ithaca, NY.

  • Yves Singletary Project Coordinator

    Yves assists in coordinating the bi-annual Teen Summit as well as providing youth leadership support to the Flagship Computer Clubhouse.

    Yves joins us after two years of service as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, and brings a passion for youth development, social justice and community building. As a Fellow he served with the City of Brockton Mayor's Office supporting various youth initiatives, and then with Start Strong, a youth program within the Division of Violence Prevention of the Boston Public Health Commission. Start Strong focuses on teen dating violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion, and Yves designed a workshop series for boys to explore gender and violence against women.

    Yves received his B.A. in Youth Development from Springfield College.

  • Jackie Gonzalez Program Manager

    Jackie has supported the Computer Clubhouse mission as a Clubhouse mentor in the past, and is Coordinator of the Flagship Computer Clubhouse at the Museum of Science.

    Prior to her involvement at the Clubhouse, she has worked as an educator of robotics and other STEAM initiatives through work with an assortment of Boston-area groups, including PBS’s Design Squad, FableVision Studios, the DevTech group at Tufts University, and the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

    Jackie holds an M.A. from Tufts University, where she spent most of her time exploring creative technologies for positive youth development, and a B.A. in Communication/Journalism from Truman State University, where she worked heavily in radio production and print journalism.

  • Ben Morrow Massachusetts Promise STEAM Fellow

    As Computer Clubhouse STEAM (STEM and the Arts) Fellow, Ben guides Computer Clubhouse youth in the production of multi-media projects for Adobe Youth Voices, organizes college and career field trip activities, and supports the development of STEAM projects in the Clubhouse. He also maintains the Flagship Computer Clubhouse blog to recruit and retain youth, as well as showcase their work.

    Previously, Ben served as an AmeriCorps member at the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA, in the capacity of Technology and Outreach Coordinator.

    He holds a B.A. in Communications from Gordon College, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Digital Media from Northeastern University.