Workshop ManagerLisa Gee has a passion for volunteering, computers, and programming. Over the past few years, Lisa has volunteered in Panama, China, Germany, and the USA. She currently has her Certificate Level 2 and Level 3 in Computer Programming. In the near future, she plans to graduate with an AS in Computer Programming. Her background in management comes from her experience at Google Shopping Express as an operations lead. She managed store operations and a daily changing team that ranged from 10-20 people depending on volume. Currently she works as an administrative assistant at the luxury interior design firm, Spectrum Interior Design.
Volunteer CoordinatorRachel graduated from Santa Clara University in June of 2014 with a degree in Management and Information Systems. She currently works as an IT Analyst at Cisco. Rachel was first introduced to Camara through a community service event at Cisco and was immediately astonished at the commitment of the organization’s volunteers and staff members. She has enjoyed my time helping at Camara and is eager to contribute to Camara’s already astounding success.
Mobile Refurbishment Lead
Preetham Gujjula is currently studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. At Camara, he helped develop a process to refurbish new smartphones. His work at Camara has strengthened his knowledge of computer hardware and software. In the future, he hopes to continue performing similar work to make technology more accessible. In his free time he likes to hike, read, and play board games.
Our vision is a world-class technology-enabled education accessible to all.
Our mission is to transform education using technology to empower disadvantaged students.
ChairCormac Lynch is the Founder of Camara and the CEO of Camara Learning in the UK. He has an engineering and finance background having spent 5 years as a petroleum engineer in the North Sea and 12 years as an investment banker in London, New York and Moscow. Prior to starting Camara, he was Chief Executive of NIKoil, a medium-sized Russian Investment Bank. In addition to his undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin (1st Class Engineering Science), he has an MSc from Imperial College London, an MBA from Stanford University and a MSc in Development Studies from UCD.
DirectorPatrick Pham is a technical project manager at Glassdoor, where he has worked since 2014. Prior to Glassdoor, he served in a variety of technology consulting and implementation roles at Deloitte and Cisco with experience in Salesforce, risk management, and systems analysis. He attended Santa Clara University and graduated with an emphasis in Operations Management and Information Systems (Honors). Patrick is dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for issues of poverty, education, and disenfranchisement through the lens of technology.
Treasurer and DirectorBlake Burke is the current CEO of Camara Education Inc. in the United States. He has a background in Finance & Accounting. Having emigrated from Ireland to Silicon Valley in 1987, he has held positions as Corporate Controller at both private and public companies. He spent a total of 16 years at CyberSource Corporation, initially as Corporate Controller from the company’s founding through its Initial Public Offering in1999 , and for eleven years through 2011 as Treasurer. CyberSource was acquired by Visa Inc. in 2010. He holds a B.Comm degree from University College Cork.
DirectorDavid Hale is the CEO of Gigwalk, which builds mobile solutions for managing large distributed workforces. Before Gigwalk, David was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Lightspeed Ventures. Before Lightspeed, David held various executive positions with E2open from launch in 2000 through a 2012 IPO. There he managed cloud solution delivery for numerous Global 1000 companies. Prior to E2open, David led operations for SCM Microsystems (Identiv), a provider of secure access to digital content. David also spent five years at Solectron (Flextronics), helping the company grow from $250 million to $2 billion. David began his career as a consultant at Bain and Company and holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MA and MBA degrees from Stanford University.