Indonesian Field Director
Operations and Program Director
Ari is an organizational change leader, passionate about DI&E, and organizational development/design. Ari has a background in social impact technology organizations and was the VP of Operations at Next Thing Co., the startup that invented the $9 computer. Ari brings a learning and data perspective to her work, ignited by her time as a Research and Evaluation Analyst at VentureWell, and a Fellow at the TexasConnector. Ari holds a Masters of Science in Social Work and a certificate in Nonprofit Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College.
Community Manager and UI/UX Developer
Head of Technology
Ardy Satria is a Technology Strategy Advisor / Consultant, Ecommerce Specialist, Software Architect. He has more than 10 years building tech startups. Ardy has built and lead software engineering teams from 0 to 35 software engineers in (Pegipegi.com, Groupon Indonesia, Mbiz.co.id, and LYKE). He loves to design system architecture, to solve complex problems, to deliver solutions that meet specific business objectives, take the lead on the development process, and help businesses to be successful.
Chief Financial Advisor
Eka Jayani Ayuningtyas
Meena has been implementing community-based technology projects in the developing world for nearly two decades. An environmental engineer and technologist, she has launched technology projects in Africa and Asia. Meena was the principal investigator for a $1.3 million USAID project to build the WATER SMS mobile to web crowd-sourced mapping system to improve water services for the poor in Indonesia. She has worked with the Pacific Institute and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on sustainable community development, pollution prevention, and environmental justice, co-authoring the EDF’s Environmental Sustainability Kit. Meena received a Master of Science degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Engineering degree from Northwestern University.
Social Media and Evaluation Manager
Senior Strategic Advisor
Over the past 15 years, Jagadha has immersed herself in solving social problems through diverse organizations, both local and global, starting with a $15million socially conscious business that was built ground up to support artisan communities in 34 countries. She has held key executive roles spanning multiple industries including retail, tech, food and real estate. She enjoys scaling companies and developing growth strategies, whether it’s for a national product rollout with Disney or for a local kitchen incubator that focuses on providing essential infrastructure and training for low-income women and immigrant entrepreneurs.
Partnerships and Operations Associate
Aisyah Gunung is a product manager with experiences in marketing, education, online retail and ecommerce sectors (Zenius Education, Blibli, Ogilvy, and REA Group). She has built and led product teams in tech startups, as well as being a part of senior management to provide direction for the organisation. Aisyah is passionate about understanding the core issue of a problem and solve that by growing a sustainable team and product. She hold BA in Electrical Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and was part of XL Axiata Future Leaders programme.
Global Strategic Advisor
Minh Chau Nguyen
Senior Partnerships Manager
Silvia has been working for almost 20 years both in the profit and non-profit sectors, while maintaining her interest in the field of environment, sustainability and community development. Her role is to increase women’s participations and to build partnerships with women’s organizations throughout Indonesia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Universitas Indonesia and Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the UNESCO-IHE Delft, The Netherlands.
Business Development Manager
Yvonne Chen supports Atma Connect’s business development activities. She works with the US staff and the Indonesia team to cultivate business relationships and convert them into business opportunities. She has arranged business deals and coordinated million-dollar proposals across Indonesia. For four years she lived and worked in Indonesia where she become proficient in Indonesian language and political economy and where she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce, USAID SEADI business enabling environment project, and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). Yvonne holds a master’s in international development studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and political science degree from Middlebury College. She leverages her extensive network and skills to support Atma’s revenue goals. During her stay in Indonesia, Yvonne saw first-hand the power of complete strangers helping her, an immigrant, in times of need–when she was in a motorcycle crash, when she was stranded in a Jakarta flood. That is why she is proud to work for Atma, a company that amplifies the work of neighbors helping neighbors.
I am delighted to be the Board Chair of Atma Connect, now an award-winning technology non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area, and take part in Atma Connect’s exciting future. – Lisa Nash
Lisa Diaz Nash
Lisa is a seasoned community leader, social entrepreneur and consumer marketer with proven success building communities, companies, and causes. She currently is a candidate for San Mateo City Council, the President of the San Mateo Library Board and Co-Captain of Sister District CA Peninsula. Lisa was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer of Thrive Networks and CEO of Blue Planet Network, an award-winning global clean water and sanitation nonprofit. Her background includes senior marketing positions with American Express, VISA, Charles Schwab, E*TRADE and Yahoo!. She spent nearly a decade working and living across Asia. Lisa was recognized as a Silicon Valley 100 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2012. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Mandarin Chinese from National Taiwan Normal University and a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College.
Nick is a cofounder of Atma Connect and served as VP and Deputy Director for four years. Nick currently teaches public policy at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and works as a consultant. He has worked for the Sierra Club, the Pacific Institute, and Southern California Edison among other organizations. Nick holds a PhD in Environmental Policy and World Politics from Claremont Graduate University and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.
Bapon Fakhruddin, PhD
Dr Fakhruddin is an expert climate change risk assessor with 16 years’ global experience in working on disaster risk and climate resilience projects. Dr Fakhruddin is currently working as a mentor and supervisor for post graduate study in disaster risk management in University of Auckland (UoA). He is a Science Committee Member of IRDR of ICSU/UNISDR, Co-Chair for the Disaster Loss DATA and Risk Interpretation and Applications (RIA) Working Group of IRDR of ICSU/UNISDR. He is also Co-Chair CODATA task group Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research (LODGD) and PSG member of the Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project (CIFDP) and Open Panel of Commission for Hydrology Experts (OPACHE) of WMO. Recently Dr Fakhruddin appointed by the Government of New Zealand to develop national climate change risk assessment.
Emeritus Board Chair
Jennifer Mitrenga Maymon
Public Investment Manager, Cisco Foundation
Founder and Principal, Elevar Equity
CEO and Founder, Flurry
Executive Director, Cisco Foundation
Co-Founder, Institute for Transformative Technologies