About Us

MISSION

COMPUTER REACH makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support.

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VISION

COMPUTER REACH envisions a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all.

REACH

LOCALLY, in Western Pennsylvania, Computer Reach serves multiple communities, see our map.

NATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served nonprofit organizations  in 28 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. 

INTERNATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served non-governmental organizations in 31 nations including: Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Rwanda, Solomon Islands,  South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, United States of America and Zimbabwe.

Board of Directors

Susan Showalter, Educational & Nonprofit Consultant, Pittsburgh PA

Susan worked for several years with a local nonprofit organization focused on at-risk adolescents where she served first as Development Director, then as Director of Program Design, Research & Best Practices.  With a cross-cultural background in adolescent psychology, she continually researched best practices in the fields of education, counseling, and adolescent psychology to inform and improve a unique and holistic approach to working with urban youth.  Synthesizing these practices into a framework for program excellence, she designed and re-tooled direct services to optimally meet the academic and psychosocial needs of at-risk adolescents.  She collected and analyzed outcome data to form a feedback loop for program excellence and leveraged her unique skill sets in both development and program design to help attract necessary funding resources.  In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Susan has taught Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology at both the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham College.

Dave Sevick, Computer Reach Founder, Apple Consultant

Since 1988 Dave has been an Apple computer consultant serving Western PA, WV, OH, MD.

In addition to serving Apple clients in homes, schools and business, Dave formed the North Pittsburgh Macintosh Users Group in 1996.  That organization spawned the Mac Missionaries volunteer-based recycling effort, later expanding operations in 2010 to create Computer Reach, a 501c3 designated public charity. In 2012 Dave expanded Computer Reach beyond Apple refurbishing to include PCs running Linux and mobile devices.

Larry Homitsky, President of Pittsburgh Methodist Church Union

Pastor, Calvary United Methodist Church, North Side, and Director of the Pittsburgh Methodist Church Union. He served as director of Connectional Ministries for the Western PA Conference and has been involved with Igniting Ministry since its inception.

Ken Sevick, Founder and President of ActionCOACH of WesternPA. (2004 to Present)

Has coached and trained business owners, CEO’s, and their teams in over 40 different industries. Has helped businesses ranging from professional services to manufacturing to retail realize double digit sales and profit growth in 12 months or less. Has successfully served as a change agent in revitalizing and reenergizing teams of people in sales, production, administration, and operations. Over 500 hours of formal training in the latest strategies, techniques, and tactics used in business. Over 9000 hours coaching in small and medium size business. Ranked as one of the top 100 Coaches Globally in 2008.

Matt Dooley, Nonprofit Consultant

Matt brings over 30 years of experience as a nonprofit executive and board member, helping institutions meet the challenges of organizational capacity and sustainability. His areas of expertise include fundraising, board development, marketing, and short and long-range planning.

He also serves as adjunct professor teaching courses in nonprofit management at both Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.

He has served as a consultant to nonprofits, and was Senior Consultant with First Side Partners prior to establishing his own independent firm. Matt served as Director of Administration for the Pittsburgh Opera from 1992-1997. Before coming to Pittsburgh in 1992, Matt was the Executive Director of Young Audiences of Eastern PA for 12 years producing arts in education programs. This followed an exciting earlier career as an operatic and concert baritone.

Matt continues to be active both as a board member and volunteer. He serves as Managing Director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and is a member of several committees with Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations.

Sister Sandy Kiefer, CSJ

A member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Sandy has been a foster parent to 85+ children over the course of more than twenty years.  She has also served as a missioner in Brazil and has extensive experience as a classroom teacher and school principal in the Pittsburgh Catholic Schools.  Currently, Sandy is Director of Academic Support Services with Crossroads Foundation where she serves as teacher, mentor and friend to Crossroads Scholars, a group of Pittsburgh teens who work diligently to succeed against great odds. Under Sandy’s guidance and care, close to 500 Crossroads Scholars have matriculated to college or higher ed and are fulfilling their career goals. Through her many ministries, Sandy is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of children and adolescents in the Pittsburgh community.

Michael Beckman, Business Analyst

Michael works on project teams with Business Analysts, Consultants, and our CEO to create analytical reports for clients. Project work includes creating Strategic Planning documents, Business Plans, analytical reports, and Merger/Acquisition Analyses. Professional experiences include leading and presenting at stakeholder board meetings, crafting proposals for business development, and conducting focus groups and strategic planning sessions.

Bob Kirschner, Vice President, Development & Communications, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Since 2011, Robert P. Kirschner has served at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) as Vice President, Development & Communications. Upon joining LMM, Kirschner provided the leadership to complete the remaining 40% of the $5.5M capital campaign which led to the construction of the agency’s headquarters, the Richard Sering Center. He has also led several strategic initiatives at LMM including strengthening the annual fund, establishing a moves management system for major gift development, and has developed a comprehensive foundation management process. Prior to joining LMM, Kirschner worked in a variety of advancement roles in higher education including stints at John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University and Kenyon College. Kirschner earned an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH with a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and a minor in Arts Management. An ordained deacon in the Byzantine Catholic Church, Kirschner lives in Brecksville, OH with his wife, Claudine, and their four children.

Member Agencies

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United Way Butler County

United Way Allegheny County

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