LEADERSHIP

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

Jeff Fagnan, President/ Founder, TUGG/ Accomplice

Jeff Fagnan, President/ Founder, TUGG/ Accomplice

Fred Shilmover, Founder/ CEO, InsightSquared

Fred Shilmover, Founder/ CEO, InsightSquared

Jenet Comenos, CEO, Spotted Media

Jenet Comenos, CEO, Spotted Media

Zoe Anetakis, Accomplice

Zoe Anetakis, Accomplice


Engagement Council

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.


FOUNDERS

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.