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

President

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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.


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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. 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. 

 hmillion@gnome.org.

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Rosanna Yuen

Senior Director of People

As the Senior Director of People, Rosanna oversees all internal processes within the GNOME Foundation including administrative functions, HR, finances, and operations. She fosters positive relationships within the organization and ensures efficient internal operations. 

zana@gnome.org

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Kristi Progri

Director of Program Management

As the Director of Program Management, Kristi oversees the GNOME Pathways Initiative to recruit, mentor, and elevate new creators from diverse regions. She manages Pathways goals aligned with the strategic plan, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and she executes all Foundation conferences and events.

kprogri@gnome.org.

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Melissa Wu

Director of Community Development

As the Director of Community Development, Melissa connects and supports our diverse global community of staff and volunteers. She builds relationships, facilitates communication, identifies talents, and ensures the community’s needs are met. Melissa plays a key role in events and public representation, supports travel planning, and aids fundraising efforts by managing the GNOME Development Fund.

mwu@gnome.org.

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Bartłomiej Piotrowski

Infrastructure Engineer

As the Infrastructure Engineer, Bartłomiej plans, manages, and delivers services that ensure the Foundations’s technical platforms are reliable, efficient, and well-maintained. He is responsible for managing all infrastructure hosting the organization’s websites and auxiliary services, and maintaining Flathub.

bpiotrowski@gnome.org.

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Caroline Henriksen

Creative Director

As the Creative Director, Caroline oversees all communications, marketing, and branding to ensure a cohesive and polished image. She manages design assets and communication channels and develops communication strategies and plans. Caroline is responsible for producing content that supports the Foundation’s strategic goals and growth and emphasizes our diversity and community stories.

chenriksen@gnome.org.

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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.

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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.