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Our Team

Our Staff

CSI is led by a multidisciplinary team of entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, systems thinkers, designers and all around badass changemakers.


Kyle Shantz
Managing Director
Tonya Surman
Chief Executive Officer

Member Animation & Services

Gonzalo Duarte
Director of Design & Facilities
Marvin Farouse
Facilities Technician
Thomas Finlayson
Facilities Manager
Deenie Flannery
Glen Guerin
Norhan Haroun
Community Operations Coordinator
Sami Saeed M. Hassan
Leasing Manager
Stefan Hostetter
Director of Animation
Marcus Huynh
Community Manager
Elvira Omarbagaeva
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Sanjay Parker
Community Operations Coordinator
Tara Marina Pearson
Community Manager
Andrea Sayde
Membership Manager

Events & Meetings

Merve Ceyhan
Event Staff
Dimitra Chronopoulos
Event Staff
Maria Espinosa
Events Manager
Leanne Leung
Event Staff
Cat Nimmo
Event Staff


Kirtan Shrestha
Accounting Manager
Fatemeh Tizhoosh
Accounting Coordinator
Andrea Tsang
Director of Finance

Marketing & Communications

Ashley K.
Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Colleen Mahaffie
Marketing and Communications Manager

Partnerships & Fundraising

Denise Soueidan-O’Leary
Director of Projects and Partnerships


Nareg Karamardian
Full-Stack Software Developer
Will Mattfeld-Sarbaugh
Director of Digital

Wasan Island

Michelle Stuart
Island Manager


Val Fox
Board Member
Pino Di Mascio
Board Member
Nick Parker
Board Member
Colin Yee
Board Treasurer
Brian Iler
Board Secretary
Rebecca Shields
Board Chair
George Dark
Board Member
Seana Irvine
Board Member
Manu Kabahizi
Board Member


Mary Rowe | Founding Board Member 2004 – 2015

Eric Meerkamper | Board Chair 2004 – 2014

Jini Stolk | Treasurer 2004 – 2014

Margaret Zeidler | Co-Founder and Founding Board Member 2004 – 2010

Sandy Crawley | Founding Board Member 2004 – 2008

Jacline Nyman | Board Member 2005 – 2008

Andre Sorensen | Board Member 2007 – 2016

Jeb Brugman | Board Member  2010 – 2017

Think we’d be great for your speaking gig?

From shared spaces and collaboration to the latest trends in social innovation, we offer talks on a range of topics.