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Meet the CBK Team

Coded by Kids is comprised of a diverse team of individuals working towards one mission – achieving equity in technology. Our mission is to use project-based learning and mentorship to equip underserved and underrepresented youth with the skills, resources, and support needed to succeed in a tech-driven society.

SYLVESTER MOBLEY
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Driven by a desire to increase both access to tech education for underserved children and diversity in the tech industry, Sylvester Mobley founded Coded by Kids in 2014 after serving in the military for over 12 years.
MAGGIE DEPTOLA
Chief Operating Officer
An advocate of equity in technology and public education, Maggie works to widen the reach of our programming and sets the fundraising strategy, oversees program implementation, and manages strategic partnerships.
MICHAELA OCHNICH
Chief Technology Officer
Starting as a volunteer in 2014, Michaela joined us full time in 2016. She develops curriculum, trains instructors, and manages CbK classrooms. She also manages the technology infrastructure of the organization.
DANAE MOBLEY
Chief Marketing Officer
Managing the brand and designing user experience, Danae evaluates program performance and ensures CBK emphasizes cultural competency and utilizes agile approaches to meet the needs of students.
TANYA GRINBLAT
Chief Development Officer
Tanya works on development, fundraising, grant writing, and events. Her work with Coded by Kids continues her long-standing commitment to connecting people with great causes.
JAMES SPADOLA
Director of Business Development, Delaware
James works collaboratively with like-minded organizations to provide greater opportunities for the region’s youth. James brings to the organization a depth and breadth of knowledge.
SAMANTHA R. LYONS
Corporate Sponsorships Manager
Practicing corporate law for years, with a focus on small business operations, tech start ups, and diversity and inclusion, Samantha handles our strategic partnerships, business development and, of course, the legal stuff.
JESSE MCKEVITT
Program Manager
Jesse oversees day-to-day operations for all CbK programs in PA, DE, and NJ. He works with program partners, instructors, stakeholders, and everyone in-between to ensure each program’s success.
ALEXANDRIA LEGGETT
Marketing Coordinator
ASHLEI PERRY
Senior Instructor
BJ GRAY
Program Coordinator
JOHN CHAPPELLE
Instructor

Board of Directors

Bruce Marable
Chairman
Co-founder & CEO, Employee Cycle
Mjumbe Poe
Vice President & Secretary
Co-founder and CTO, FixList
Sylvester Mobley
CEO, Coded by Kids
Yasmine Mustafa
Founder, ROAR for Good
Christopher Wink
Co-founder & Editorial Director, Technical.ly Media
Julie Frieswyk
Manager of Youth Programs, University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship
Maurice Gaston
Software Engineer & User Experience Designer, Comcast NBCUniversal
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