Computer CORE Staff

Julie Meyer, Interim Executive Director

Julie brings over 30 years’ experience in nonprofit start-ups and management to her role as Interim Executive Director.  Most recently, she led a DC public charter school for older, “opportunity” youth, helping it grow from 75 to over 400 students and implementing a comprehensive educational program with wraparound services, career and college preparation and restorative practices.  She had previously helped found and run the Lambi Fund of Haiti, Grantmakers Without Borders, and other nonprofits working in Latin America or the local Latino community, in health care, and other social justice areas.  She serves on several nonprofit boards and is fluent in Spanish.  She is delighted to lend her long experience in nonprofit management to assist Computer CORE in transitioning to its next stage and permanent executive.

Nora Lopez, Director of Programs & Services

Nora comes to the CORE from APAH, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, where she served as Resident Services Coordinator in the Columbia Pike Corridor, Arlington, VA. She has eleven plus years of case management experience working with youth, adults, and families, including as a court appointed child advocate.  During her role as a Family Self-sufficiency Coordinator, she has served as Chair of the Regional Family Self-sufficiency Roundtable Group and as Chair for the group’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day.  A Veteran of the U.S. Army, Nora has a background as a personnel management specialist, and as a TQM, (Total Quality Management), facilitator.  Other experiences in the military include special assignments and accelerated promotions.  She became the first female to qualify for the Texas Army National Guard Marathon Team.  She has been a mentor for young girls since the beginning of her career.  She received the Academic Excellence Award “Honor Graduate”, from the U.S. Army Training Center, Ft. Jackson, S.C.  Nora has lived overseas and is fluent in both English and Spanish.  She holds a B.S. Degree in Social Psychology and sits on the board of SEEC, (Shirlington Employment and Education Center).  Nora has a passion for empowering others to reach their full potential.

Eunah Ko, Operations Manager

Eunah has been at martial studio in VA as an Office Manager and Instructor for about 5 years where she performed administrative work and shared her knowledge with students and staff. Eunah continued her journey of helping for others at GAR as a Lead Host for 3 years. Her passion for working and helping people to achieve their goal led her to join Computer CORE as an Operations Manager.

 

 

David Welsh, Workforce Development 

Dave graduated from Amherst College in June 1984 with a BA in French Language and Literature. He received his Masters of Education from George Mason University in June 2009. Dave began his career at the non-profit job placement agency in Washington, DC called Jubilee Jobs. He then moved to working in Radio, TV & Film, first in the for-profit sector for Interface Video Systems, then in the public sector teaching Television & Multimedia Production to high school students at the Arlington Career Center, a part of the Arlington Public Schools. David’s affiliation with Computer CORE, represents a return – with great pleasure – to his non-profit roots.

Nagia, Student Recruitment & Classroom Operations  Manager

Nagia has worked at BB&T Bank as an Assistant of Business Bankers for 18 years. She established a great rapport with her clients and was known as the best customer support representative within her division. She also assisted the City Executive in Springfield with areas in processing mega loans which requires great patience and attention to detail. Nagia is a very vibrant person with a resoundingly energetic personality. She is always eager to enhance her work knowledge by helping others. Nagia holds an associate’s degree in General Studies from the Northern Virginia Community College, a degree in Physical Therapy from the college in Syria. Nagia has recently joined Computer CORE as a Student Recruiter and Classroom Manager. Nagia has a long term commitment in helping others by working with volunteers to help new immigrants & refugees to settle in the United States.

Interns/Office Support

Mauricio Rojas is a rising senior attending Thomas A. Edison High School in Fairfax, VA. In his after school activities, he has united himself with a club called Key Club. Key Club helps communities by spreading awareness of community needs and by providing community service to address those needs. He has currently finished coursework in computer science — Cyber Security, Oracle and Network Administration — which has allowed him to join Computer CORE. He intends to move into Computer Science as a career, and will use Computer CORE to help guide him into his future.

Adeel Awan is another student from Thomas A. Edison High School, who has been with Computer CORE since his freshman year. He also has taken a number of courses in computer science, and appreciates the opportunity at Computer CORE to work with a lot of hardware. In addition, Adeel has been asked to stretch himself by working with the staff and many students, alumni and volunteers of the organization. It is a powerful learning and workforce community, that is rich to experience in a lot of different ways and at a lot of different levels.

 

Toti Emmanuel is passionate about marketing and community service. Over the past 3 years, he has worked and volunteered in several organizations such as the American Space and the American Center of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). In 2016, consistent with a deep belief that young people can drive positive changes in their communities, he formed with some friends “Innovation Social for Development (ISOD)”, a think-and-do tank to explore ways to engage people in his country to adopt an environmentally friendly behavior. Recently, he became brand ambassador for the publishing house Nouveaux Horizons to promote reading and books of American authors in his community. Emmanuel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business  Administration and is currently studying Marketing and Social Media Marketing at Northern Virginia Community College. He is fluent in French & English, and joined Computer CORE in order to impact peoples’ lives.