Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO
With deep experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Nikole Collins-Puri brings strong strategic leadership, organizational and fiscal management, and fund development skills to her new role as Techbridge Girls' new CEO. Most recently, Nikole served as Chief Strategist of Philanthropic Initiatives at the Women's Foundation of California. There, she oversaw program strategy, grant making and cultivated individual and institutional donors that resulted in over $1.5 million in charitable gifts annually. Nikole's prior experiences include leading policy advocacy efforts at the College Board as their Director of Outreach and nearly 10 years with AT&T where she held the position of Diversity and Inclusion Director. During her tenure, AT&T's ranking in Diversity Inc. Magazine improved from #22 to #2. Nikole holds a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a B.A. from the University of South Florida. When not championing STEM education and empowering girls, particularly girls of color from low-income households, Nikole enjoys CrossFit, the art of shoe shopping and spending time with her family. To reach Nikole directly, please email her at ncollinspuri at techbridgegirls.org.
Kristi Davis, Vice President of Development
Kristi is an experienced leader, educator, advocate and philanthropist. She has spearheaded campaigns to provide clean drinking water and enhanced clean air standards to Californians and has worked in the fields of youth development, conservation and workforce development and on public policy campaigns to provide employment skills, outdoor opportunities and outdoor education to youth for the past nineteen years. She has a proven ability to build diverse constituencies as well as grassroots support, demonstrated in her leadership work as Western Region Director of Advancement with the Student Conservation Association, Executive Director of the California Wilderness Coalition, Grants Director at the Sierra Club Foundation, and Regional Director of Women in Community Service. She has served as Board Co-Chair for The Center for Diversity and the Environment, Development Chair on the board of The Bay Area Ridge Trail as well as Board Vice President for Nia House Montessori School in Berkeley, CA. She is currently the Vice-President of Development with Techbridge Girls. Kristi holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. Kristi enjoys traveling, camping, cooking and cheering for the Oakland A’s and Golden State Warriors. She currently lives in Oakland.
Meeta Sharma-Holt, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Partnerships
Meeta Sharma-Holt possesses more than 20 years of experience designing and managing out-of-school time programs. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, Meeta began her career developing corporate mentoring programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and later operating a large multi-site afterschool, teen center, and summer program for at a settlement house. Once in Washington, D.C., she initially assisted over 20 charter school sites to develop their afterschool services, and then directed a citywide effort to create the model of afterschool program delivery in DC, called Project My Time. The model is now implemented throughout DC Public Schools. She has also extended her energy and experience in the evaluation and strategic development of programs for children, through her consulting practice. Meeta lives in Silver Spring, MD with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys gardening.
Jennifer Wei, Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Techbridge, Jennifer worked in business development at Turner Broadcasting Systems, developing strategy and growth initiatives for the Asian markets. In other previous roles, Jennifer worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch and in principal investment at Goldman Sachs. Jennifer holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, and received dual Bachelor's degrees in Applied Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.