Elizabeth Dobrska, Executive Director
Elizabeth joined TUGG to help promote our mission and get her peers in the tech community pumped about philanthropy and community involvement. Her background is a perfect blend of tech and nonprofit. Elizabeth joined TUGG in January of 2016 as Program Director and has since taken on the role of Executive Director. Prior to joining TUGG, Elizabeth was Director of Marketing at a venture capital fund where she drove marketing, community and investor relations. She began her career at a startup, then went on to be an innovative marketing manager at a nonprofit and advising European startups before joining the VC world. Elizabeth earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. Outside of work she is a supporter of the arts and an avid animal welfare activist.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Engagement Council is a group of dedicated volunteers and TUGG evangelists who help TUGG fulfill our mission of engaging our community and supporting innovative nonprofits.
Aaron Lumnah, Social Media
Aaron has spent his career working for Boston tech companies, and fell in love with the city's tech community after serving as a founding member of Intelligent.ly. He's a marketer by day, and a dedicated yogi, runner, traveler, and aspiring chef by night.
Christine Belsky, Photography
Christine has worked in a few different industries before finally finding a home with Deloitte. In her free time, she enjoys competitive bowling, photography, cooking and craft beer.
John Rocker, Social Media
John became interested in the vibrant Boston tech community after working with a number of startup organizations in the area. He is a social media enthusiast, competent home cook and karaoke aficionado.
Jeff Fagnan, President/ Founder
Jeff is a partner at Accomplice, a Boston area venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage technology investments. He refers to himself as an organic farmer. Seems fitting.
Dana Samuels, Founder
Dana is a long time fundraising consultant to venture capital firms. She has worked with a number of prominent Boston firms and is currently working with a group out of New York City.
Hemant Taneja, Founder
Hemant is managing director of General Catalyst Partners and runs their Silicon Valley offices.