Board of Directors

The GNOME Foundation is run by a Board of Directors, which is elected annually by the GNOME community, as the GNOME Membership, to carry out much of the GNOME Foundation’s tasks.

The meetings of the Board of Directors are posted publicly on the foundation-list mailing list and on the Minutes wiki page for easier access.

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Robert McQueen


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Erik Albers

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Sonny Piers

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Regina Nkenchor

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Jeremy Allison

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Michael Downey

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Sammy Fung

Foundation Staff

The GNOME Foundation has a number of different staff who assist the organization and the GNOME project. There’s also a list of the staff members in the GNOME Discourse staff group.

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Holly Million

Executive Director

Holly Million is the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. She has an MA in Education from Stanford University and a BA in English from Harvard University. She is a filmmaker, nonprofit leader, artist, teacher, speaker, and writer whose passion is empowering people to change their world.

Holly has three decades of experience in nonprofit management and has been a consultant, director of development, executive director, and board member for scores of organizations. She founded the nonprofit organization Artists United and was the Executive Director of the BioBricks Foundation, an international, open-source biotechnology nonprofit. 

Holly can be reached at

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Rosanna Yuen

Director of Operations

Rosanna Yuen is the Director of Operations of the GNOME Foundation. She has been a long-time GNOME user dating back to the 0.12 days and wrote many of the card games in AisleRiot thereby earning her the distinction of being the first female contributor to GNOME. Originally hired part-time between Executive Directors, she has kept the Foundation running for over a dozen years.

Her role has largely been to fill the gaps between the Foundation and the community. She has served on many committees and worked closely with the GNOME board throughout her tenure. She acts as the long-term memory of the Foundation and can often be counted on to give historical context to Board meetings. She currently also serves on the Code of Conduct and Engagement committees.

She lives in a Windows- and Apple-free household in California. In her spare time, Rosanna knits, reads, does crosswords, and wishes she actually has spare time. She can be reached at

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Kristi Progri

Program Manager

Kristi Progri is the Program Manager of the GNOME Foundation, helping organize conferences, programs, and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.

Kristi has been the chairwoman of Open Labs Hackerspace, a community in Tirana, Albania dedicated to everything Free and Open Source technology and data.

Kristi can be reached at

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Melissa Wu

Program Coordinator

Melissa Wu is a Program Coordinator for the GNOME Foundation working on fundraising, sponsorship, and communications. Melissa’s background is in marketing, event planning, and technology consulting. In 2018, she founded Woodlyn Travel, a full-service travel consultancy. Melissa has long been committed to serving her community through nonprofit engagement in her hometown of Pasadena, California.

Melissa holds a BA in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Southern California, with a Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization. In her spare time, she likes unboxing, afternoon tea, and trying new restaurants. Melissa can be reached at

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Bartłomiej Piotrowski

DevOps Engineer

Bartłomiej Piotrowski is a DevOps engineer working for the GNOME Foundation. He helps to ensure everything related to infrastructure works as smoothly as possible, focusing on monitoring and continuous integration systems.

He’s been actively contributing to various Linux distributions since 2011, including Arch Linux and Alpine Linux. Packager at heart, there is no build system or compilation error he can’t debug with enough amount of mate to drink. He’s also involved with Flathub, hoping to improve the experience of open-source project maintainers.

When he’s not busy fixing something, he likes to spend time reading reportage books and wandering around. He can be reached at

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Caroline Henriksen

Brand Manager

Caroline Henriksen is the Brand Manager of the GNOME Foundation. She oversees the creation and maintenance of all brand and graphic design assets for Foundation projects. She has been a GNOME Foundation member and contributor on the Engagement team since 2018.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University in Visual Communication Design and has worked in print, web, social media, brand development, environmental graphics, project management, and marketing in both the higher education and non-profit spheres. Caroline can be reached at

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Briones Bedell

Contract Grants Manager

Briones Bedell is the Contract Grants Manager for the GNOME Foundation. After serving in multiple programmatic roles at a wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit, she found a passion for fundraising as a way to maximize her impact. Since then, she has served in various grants, fundraising, events, and membership engagement roles at a variety of nonprofit organizations.

A Bay Area native, Briones currently resides in Columbus, OH. She is finishing a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Franklin University. In her free time, she enjoys discovering new places to spend time in nature, writing about current events, and crafting.

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Rebecca Asch

Contract Grant Writer

Rebecca Asch is a contract grant writer for the GNOME Foundation.  With over fifteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Rebecca is passionate about helping organizations build robust corporate and foundation grant portfolios.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Communications from the George Washington University.  She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.