Board of Directors

Board Chair

adamAdam Schau
Strategy and Operations Manager, Microsoft Adam’s experience includes four years of experience in progressive Strategy and Operations Management at Microsoft. Responsibilities include proactively supporting business groups by serving as a trusted business advisor to the General Manager and leadership team, striving for process improvements, identifying and solving complex business issues, providing field-level support, and completing special projects for the Vice President’s office. Previous experience in a variety of professional occupations, including lobbying and legislative organization at the state and national level, management and legal experience in a commercial law firm, project management execution, and entrepreneurial achievements. Adam received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business and an MBA in Analytics and Marketing from Indiana University. He holds Project Managers Professionals Certification (PMP) and Certified SCRUM master.

Vice Chair

Peter_KentPeter Kent
Program Manager/Management Consultant

Peter Kent brings more than 20 years of experience providing management leadership in business operations and organizational transformation services for complex IT portfolios. A recognized expert in Human Capital assessment, Organizational Communication and Change Management; experienced within non-profit, federal and commercial clientele across Health IT, education/training, security, hi-tech, pharmaceutical, insurance, and retail sectors.

Peter is a successful leadership mentor/coach, providing clients’ strategies and tools to improve their internal and external facing processes. It is that mentoring that attracted him to Computer CORE, and to become an active member on the Board of Directors after first volunteering as an instructor. He has been married for 30 years to his mentor and best friend. He is originally from South America, and has lived on three continents.


Feven Getachew

Founder and President, Liz Marketing

Founder and Director, Path for Her

Feven Getachew runs Liz Marketing LLC, a company that provides small- to medium-size businesses with graphic design, promotional materials and print products. In addition to her company, Feven founded a small nonprofit that helps young girls in Ethiopia go to school. The Path for Her organization supports girls in their educational efforts and helps them stay in school by providing them with educational resources. In addition to being on the Board of Computer CORE she is also an active member of BNI, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Tyson’s Corner Rotary club.


Sal BezosSal Bezos
Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Sal Bezos is a patent attorney and director at Sterne Kessler. Sal provides services in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent & Trademark Office, developing enforceable patent portfolios capable of withstanding legal scrutiny. Sal is also part of the firm’s Patent Office Litigation Practice, having represented patent owners and petitioners in numerous post-grant proceedings before the PTAB. Through Sal’s collaboration with Washington, D.C.-area legal aid services, the firm’s pro bono practice has expanded to include an immigration law practice. Through this program, Sal and the firm have filed a habeas petition to reunite an immigrant child with his family, helped victims of violence and abuse apply for U Nonimmigrant Status, and helped DACA recipients apply for status renewal, among other efforts.

Sal is passionate about education. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he has taught a course on patent writing since 2012. In addition, Sal served as the chair of the Technology and Engineering Education Advisory Board for Fairfax County Public Schools and as a general board member for ten years, where he provided industry perspectives and review of Fairfax County’s middle and high school engineering curriculum.

Sal holds a J.D. from George Mason, an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Advisory Board

Abdul Agermoune
Sr. Business Analyst-CRM, Congressional Federal Credit Union

Bill Browning
Senior Consultant, Workforce Development

Robert A. Carroll
Retired, Freddie Mac

Jim Ewalt
Principal, The ERIPS Group

Patricia Lunt
Retired, Northern Virginia Community College

Jim McCaffery
Retired , Training Resources Group, Inc.

Ken Neidorf
Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Raytheon

John Nelson
Senior International Defense Analyst, American Systems Corporation

Bo Pham
Branch Chief, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Justin Wilson
Alexandria City Councilman/Senior Systems Architect, Amtrak