TechBridge Welcomes New Tennessee Community Leader

Nashville, TN 07/09/2018  Samantha Sanchez has joined TechBridge, Inc., a national nonprofit that works with nonprofits on the frontline of breaking the cycle of generational poverty, as their Tennessee Community Leader. Samantha, with the guidance of the TechBridge Tennessee Leadership Board, will help TechBridge support nonprofits in Nashville and throughout the state.  

Samantha is well-known in the Nashville nonprofit community. In 2016, she was one of thirty nonprofit leaders selected as “30 in their 30s” by the Tennessean and the Center for Nonprofit Management. Samantha graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 with her master’s degree in Community Development. Since graduating, she’s spent seven years with the statewide nonprofit, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. While there, Samantha helped create and implement the national web portal – ABA Free Legal Answers – where lawyers can give pro bono advice online. Samantha is the only non-attorney to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Tennessee Supreme Court for her contributions to helping lawyers to perform pro bono work online in Tennessee and throughout the United States. 

Samantha’s technology experience in the nonprofit sector is why TechBridge selected her as Tennessee Community Leader. Samantha will share TechBridge’s best practices in technology with the Nashville and Tennessee nonprofit community. She will also informTechBridge how it can best serve the needs of Tennessee nonprofits.  

Samantha won’t be alone in sharing TechBridge’s nonprofit strategies and solutions. She will be advised by the Tennessee Leadership Board, comprised of locally based executives experienced in technology delivery. The Tennessee Leadership Board includes: 

  • WayneEasterwood, CAO, Lifeway Christian Resources 
  • Ryan Gallagher, President, InfoWorks 
  • Tim Hill, CIO, Lifeway Christian Resources 
  • Beth Hoeg, COO, Trinisys 
  • Andy Laudato. CIO, Brookdale 
  • Rob Mills, CIO, Tractor Supply 
  • Brian Moyer, CEO. Nashville Technology Council 
  • David Smith, Area Sales Manager, Veristor Systems 
  • Deanna Steele, CIO, Ingram Content Group 
  • Nicole Tremblett, VP, IT&S, Strategy and Planning, HCA – Board Chair 

Samantha’s first action with TN Leadership Board members was to select three local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each in Tennessee Dream Big Grants from TechBridge. The grants will allow the local nonprofits to execute transformative technology projects using TechBridge’s expertise in all aspects of technology. Winners of that grant will be announced in August 2018 and celebration of the grantees will be held in September 2018 in Nashville.