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 a 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 administrative work and journey of helping others at Great American Restaurants as a Lead Host for 3 years. Her passion for working and helping people to achieve their goal led her to join the Computer CORE as an Operations Manager.

 

 

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 to helping others by working with volunteers to help new immigrants & refugees to settle in the United States.

Interns/Office Support

 

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.