COMPUTER REACH makes technology available to people most in need through refurbished equipment, computer literacy, training, and support.
Service Opportunities with Computer Reach:
Computer Literacy Camps. Seniors HUD-Section 8 Re-entry Workforce Centers Latino Bhutanese
User Groups for computer support. Apple Linux Google Seniors SOLE
Library installations for computer access.
Teen after-school programs to close the Homework Gap. Girl Scouts Boy Scouts Boys & Girls Clubs
Computer Camps for teen technology career exploring. Canonsburg Washington Crossroads Foundation
National computer missions increasing computer access. Oklahoma Ohio
International computer missions increasing computer access. Central America Africa
COMPUTER REACH envisions a computer literate world where the benefits of technology are shared by all.
LOCALLY, in Western Pennsylvania, Computer Reach serves multiple communities, see our map.
NATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served nonprofit organizations in 33 states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
INTERNATIONALLY, Computer Reach has served non-governmental organizations in 33 nations including: Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, United States of America and Zimbabwe.
Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Information Systems Librarian at the Monroeville Public Library, a position I held for 26 years, beginning in September 1989. I was responsible for the first implementation of an integrated library system that consisted of a mainframe and dumb terminal network. As technology advanced, I was responsible for migrating the system to an integrated library system that ran on a Macintosh-based network. In addition, the network provided public access computer services including Internet access on Macintosh computers and Wi-Fi throughout the building for all library patrons. I continued to plan, implement, manage, and support applications of new technologies, adding public access iPads to the available services.
With over ten years’ experience as an information professional, fifteen of which have been in the nonprofit sector, Staci Lowell has seen data transform how the world does business. Her company Giving Insight, LLC assists organizations in maximizing the use of their information resources to strengthen their donor base and improve fundraising outcomes.
Staci Lowell has a JD from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and a BA in Political Science from Taylor University. Her previous work experience includes time at two of Cleveland’s largest nonprofits; Hospice of the Western Reserve and Cleveland State University, where she held positions in prospect research and database management.
Giving Insight, LLC, established in 2013, exists to help nonprofits best utilize their technical resources to identify and target most likely donors. Clients have included The Cleveland Foundation, Akron Children’s Hospital, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, among others. Giving Insight provides support on a variety of donor database services and offers project management, training and documentation services.
Effectively managed a political campaign consisting of 20 plus volunteers. Generated training materials to aid employees and volunteers in achieving both personal and organizational goals. Produced, oversaw & managed the budgets of three (3) non-profit organizations. Designed and published websites for two non-profit organizations