Board of Directors

Avni Khatri
Avni Khatri
Randy Tate
Randy Tate
Javier Henderson
Javier Henderson
Serena Robb
Serena Robb
Thomas Peters
Thomas Peters
Stormy Peters
Stormy Peters
Gustavo A.R. Silva
Gustavo A.R. Silva


Avni Khatri
President

Avni Khatri joined Kids on Computers as a volunteer in October 2010 to realize her dream of setting up computer labs for kids in impoverished areas. She was elected to the board in August 2011. As part of Kids on Computers, she has visited Oaxaca (Mexico), Assam (India), and Ouaouizeght and Beni Mellal (Morocco).

She is also Program Manager of the Knowledge and Learning Technologies Group at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Lab of Computer Science where she creates medical informatics applications using OpenACS, an open source web application toolkit, and open source hardware.

She graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a BS in Computer Science. She has been developing database-backed web applications for over 15 years and contributing to open source communities for the last 10 years.

Randy Tate
Vice President

Randy Tate first learned of Kids on Computers while attending the Open Source Convention in 2012, and joined quickly thereafter in August. He was first drawn to the organization for the repurposing of donated hardware with Linux. Since he has joined the team Tate has traveled to Mexico, Nepal, and Morocco as a leader to set up computer labs for underprivileged schools.

Randy is currently the CTO for BatteryHeads.com and Software Architect for the United Health Group. There he is a lead developer for EDI clearinghouse products and tools which are used for transacting HIPAA X12 healthcare data.

Tate graduated from the University of Utah in 1998 in Computer Science and has actively worked as a lead software engineer for over a decade.

Javier Henderson
Secretary

Javier Henderson currently holds the role of Secretary on the Board of Directors.

Serena Robb
Treasurer (non-Voting)

Serena Robb joined Kids on Computers in 2008, where she acted as a Director and Treasurer. While she has been here she has developed short-term and long-term strategic plans such as coordinating the collection of donated computer equipment, planning installations, shipping equipment to recipient schools, and selecting education and training materials. Serena was able to obtain $10,000 in grant funding for Kids on Computers, as well as securing state nonprofit and federal 501(c)3 status within 8 months.

Robb is currently a Board Member and the Webmaster of Steppin’ Out, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists foster children who have aged out of foster care to locate suitable work and living conditions. In the past she has also worked as a volunteer Coordinator and Program Manager for a variety of different foundations and organizations that help young people obtain better, more fulfilling lives.

Robb started her education and graduated from the Grand Canyon University in 1989 before finishing her Masters Degree at Colorado State University in Computer Science and Mathematics in 1995. Since her graduation she has made it a mission to aid underprivileged children. Additionally she has also worked as a Software Engineer for major corporations like Honeywell.

Stormy Peters
Co-Founder

Stormy Peters is a founding member of Kids on Computers. Stormy is currently works as Director of the Mozilla Developer Network. She is also on the board of directors for Software Freedom Conservancy.

She joined Mozilla from the GNOME Foundation where she served as Executive Director. Previously, she worked at OpenLogic where she set up their OpenLogic Expert Community. Before that, she worked at Hewlett-Packard where she founded and managed the Open Source Program Office that is responsible for HP’s open source strategy, policy and business practices. She has also acted as an advisor for HFOSS, IntraHealth Open and Open Source for America,

Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.

Thomas Peters
Co-Founder

Thomas Peters with student in KoC lab.
Thomas Peters with student in KoC lab.
Thomas Peters is from South Dakota, has an M.A from the University of Northern Iowa, and has traveled around the world teaching English.

He’s been with Kids on Computers (KOC) since it’s inception in 2009 when he found the very first school for a KOC lab, 18 de Marzo, in the Oaxaca area of Mexico. He set up contacts with the school principal, local authorities, and extended community.

He continues to play an organizing role, finding new schools in Oaxaca, evaluating them, and establishing relationships. He’s made contacts with the local University (UTM), city and state government officials, and technical members of the community.

He’s spent a lot of time working for Kids on Computers in Mexico and traveled to Assam, India to help set up two labs. He is a board member.

Gustavo A. R. Silva

Gustavo A. R. Silva was born in Oaxaca city. He joined Kids on Computers in the Fall of 2014. Months later he was part of the group that attended the first Kids on Computers summit at SCALE 13x. Since then, he has been a passionate volunteer and was elected to the board in 2015 and leads the Education committee. He keeps close contact with school principals in Oaxaca and is in charge of planning and coordinating trainings for the teachers. He is also the KOC champion for the Emiliano Zapata and José Vasconcelos schools, both located in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Oaxaca, México.

Gustavo is currently a Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer working on Verizon Telematics projects. He has also contributed to the Linux Kernel since 2010.

He graduated from Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca with a BS in Computer Science in 2008.

Previous Boards of Directors

2015

  • Javier Henderson
  • Thomas Peters
  • Avni Khatri
  • Jeff Pullen
  • Robin Kimzey
  • Gustavo A. R. Silva
  • Stormy Peters
  • Randy Tate
  • Serena Robb (non-voting Treasurer)

2014

  • Vedanta Barooah
  • Stormy Peters
  • Avni Khatri
  • Thomas Peters
  • Robin Kimzey
  • Serena Robb
  • Bill Mullaney
  • Randy Tate

2013

  • Vedanta Barooah
  • Stormy Peters
  • Avni Khatri
  • Thomas Peters
  • Robin Kimzey
  • Serena Robb
  • Bill Mullaney
  • Randy Tate