OUR TEAM

Ellie Bessette

Program Manager

With a background in fundraising, Ellie leads the charge to grow programs like PowerOn, empowering LGBTQ+ individuals by providing hardware (computers, tablets, laptops and cell phones), technology education, and information about low cost broadband. Through regular communications with PowerOn partner centers and recycling partners, Ellie ensures that e-waste and donated technology are doing the most good for the LGBTQ+ individuals we serve. Ellie also manages the marketing and development operations for the program and oversees the application process for new LGBTQ+ centers to join PowerOn.

Dee Williams

Content Coordinator

Growing up, coming out, and transitioning in an area with limited resources for LGBTQ+ people illustrated for Dee the importance of connecting LGBTQ+ communities with the tech that helps not only to survive but thrive. As a member of LGBT Tech and PowerOn, she is committed to helping those working constantly to expand technological access to LGBTQ+ communities.

Joseph Kapp

Development & Outreach

Christopher Wood

Executive Director

Christopher Wood is an entrepreneur in every sense of the word; author, speaker, co-founder of two non-profits, small business owner, and consultant around social media, PR and marketing.

Carlos Gutierrez

General Counsel

Mr. Gutierrez is an attorney with an extensive background in both business and legal affairs combined with an in-depth understanding of technology, telecommunications and long-term strategic planning.