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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
Sylvester’s mission is to ensure that every child has the support, resources, and opportunity to build the next Google, Microsoft or Facebook, regardless of what they look like or where they come from. Through Coded by Kids, Sylvester works to increase access to tech education opportunities for those who are currently underrepresented in the tech industry. Under his leadership, Coded by Kids has grown from an organization that served fewer than 15 children in one Philadelphia recreation center to serving more than 650 students in schools and community centers in three states. Since 2014, Coded by Kids has built a scalable model for youth tech education that provides students with intermediate- to advanced-level software development, data science, and user experience design skills. Sylvester has received awards for his work from several organizations including Philadelphia City Council, the Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia 76ers, Billy Penn, and Philadelphia Academies. Sylvester is a husband, father of three, a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is also a proud veteran of the war in Iraq, who served for 12 years in the Marines, Army and Air Force.

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MAGGIE DEPTOLA
Chief Operating Officer
An advocate of equity in technology and public education, Maggie 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
Danae is responsible for the planning, development and execution of CBK marketing initiatives, including events and outreach.
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.
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.
ASHLEI PERRY
Senior Instructor
BJ GRAY
Program Coordinator
JOHN CHAPPELLE
Instructor

Board of Directors

ISAAC EWELL
Co-Founder + CEO, OneHunted
Board Chairperson
AJEENAH AMIR
Director, Mayor's Office of Public Engagement
MAURICE GASTON
Software Engineer & User Experience Designer, Comcast
DAX HILL
Sr. Innovation Specialist, Vanguard Innovation Studio
CHRISTIAN KUNKEL
CEO, Slate
SYLVESTER MOBLEY
CEO, Coded by Kids
YASMINE MUSTAFA
CEO, ROAR for Good
MJUMBE POE
CTO, Stepwise Analytics
ASHLEY SABO
Red Clay School Board Member
ANDREW VOUDOURIS
Chief Marketing Officer & Co Founder, Turn5
JEN WEIKERT
Executive Director, College Possible
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