Our Team


Sree Sreenivasan


Sree is a consultant, speaker, and trainer for nonprofits, corporations, startups, and executives. He is the Marshall Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation & Audience Engagement at Stony Brook University and is the former Chief Digital Officer for New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Columbia University.  He was named Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2015 and Poynter Institute’s 35 most influential in social media.


Andrew Lih


Andrew Lih is a digital media strategist, author of The Wikipedia Revolution and a noted expert in online collaboration, digital news innovation and linked open data. He has been associate professor journalism at the University of Southern California, American University and Hong Kong University, and started the new media program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1995.


Linda Bernstein
Vice President, Education


Linda is a writer, teacher, social media consultant and strategist, and speaker who has over 35 years experience in journalism and publishing. She currently teaches in the journalism department at Long Island University, and has been working with Sree on events and consulting projects for more than a decade.


Paula Kiger
Vice President, Special Projects


Paula Kiger is a veteran writer, editor and communicator. She has served as the nonprofit sector editor for SmartBrief, a leading B2B publisher. She has edited newsletters with a collective subscriber base of more than 200,000. She has written articles on leadership, local government, infrastructure, education and social work, also for SmartBrief. Paula has a special interest in equitable language and served on the Style Guide committee for Future plc.


Jennifer Lazarus
Vice President, Business Development and Strategy


Jennifer is content creator with extensive expertise in digital and social media content strategies. She has served as Chief Digital Officer of Bridal Guide Digital Group, a founding Senior Editor at Weight Watchers Canada, and is one of Folio's 100 Most Innovative and Influential Professionals in Magazine Media.


Rajni Menon
Vice President, Operations


Rajni is a product and project management professional with 13 years experience in the US and India with companies like J. P. Morgan (NY) and ICICI Group, one of the largest banks in India. Her experience includes digital marketing, product strategy, revenue and relationship management, and business intelligence.


Neil Parekh
Vice President, Events and Communications


Neil has produced countless virtual events, working with businesses, Members of Congress, nonprofits, academics, media personalities and more. He brings 25 years of policy and communications experience, including five years leading internal communications at United Way.