Who we are

TED is a global community — and so is our staff. We're headquartered in New York and Vancouver, but the collaborative and global nature of our work means we have staffers, advisors and volunteers worldwide.

New York Office

Admin Team

Chris Anderson, Curator
Susan Zimmerman, Special Projects Manager, Office of the Curator
Tom Valentino, Chief Financial Officer
Mike Jacobson, Director of Talent
Nishat Ruiter, General Counsel
Peter Cerrato, Office Manager

Erline Maruhom, Accountant
Eileen Reyes, Associate Accountant
Lauren McAlpine, Administrative Assistant
Sharmeli Rodriguez, Service Center Associate
Patrick Reynolds, HR/Talent Specialist
Sioban Massiah, Customer Experience Program Manager
Esiwahomi Ozemebhoya - Coordinator, Admin & Curation

Content + Editorial team

Kelly Stoetzel, Content Director
Helen Walters, Editorial Director
Emily McManus, Managing Editor
Bruno Giussani, European Director
David Biello, Science Curator & Editor
Chee Pearlman, Design Curator
Gerry Garbulsky, TED en Español Director
Cloe Shasha, Content & Program Producer
Brian Greene, Associate Managing Editor, TED.com
Diana Enriquez, Content Researcher
Chelsea Catlett, Site Writer

Juliet Blake, Content Producer, Curator Special Projects
Michelle Quint, Executive Editor, TED Books
Ellyn Guttman, Production Editor, TED Books
Taneesha Jordan, Theater Manager + Special Events Producer
Rebekah Barnett, Speaker Community Coordinator
Roxanne Hai Lash, Producer
Katerina Biliouri, TEDGlobal Curation Assistant
Daniel Kwartler, Content + Editorial Team Coordinator

Media team

Colin Helms, Head of Media

Angela Cheng, Creative Director, Format Innovation
Nadia Goodman, Social Media Editor
Ella Dawson, Social Media Manager
Julia Fawal, Social Media Associate

Alex Hofmann, Director, Global Distribution and Licensing
Lisa Bu, Content Distribution Manager
Kayla Nalven, Partner Operations Manager
Janet Lee, Editorial Partnerships Manager, Format Innovation
Barb Allen, Media Team & Production Coordinator, Format Innovation
Cynamen Horn, Content Distribution Coordinator

Kristin Windbigler, Director, TED Translators
Jenny Zurawell, Deputy Director, TED Translators
Ivana Korom, TEDx Translations Manager, TED Translators
Helene Batt, Distribution Manager, TED Translators
Dimitra Papageorgiou, Community Manager, TED Translators
Krystian Aparta, Training Resource Manager, TED Translators

Thaniya Keereepart, Head of Mobile + Platforms
Cody Winn, Deputy Director, Mobile + Platforms
Lara Press, Growth Hacker, Mobile + Platforms
Saba Dilawari, Product Marketing Manager, Mobile + Platforms

Mike Femia, Director, Design Services
Dian Lofton, Senior Photo Editor
Emily Pidgeon, Art Editor
Maya Sariahmed, Visual Designer
Anyssa Samari, Image Researcher
Sacha Vega, Art Production Assistant

Mina Sabet, Director, Video Operations
Chris Hardy, Post Production Lead
Eric Mueller, Interim Video Production Engineer
Kristel Ottis, Supervising Producer
Laurie House, Video Producer
Isaac Wayton, Producer | Editor
Kari Mulholland, Producer | Editor
Marla Mitchnick, Producer | Editor
ChiHong Yim, Video Production Specialist
Daniel Ruiz, Video Production Tech
Clark Frankel, Post Production Supervisor
Martha Estafanos, Associate Producer
Sheena Ozaki, Associate Producer

Shauna Stack, Media Team Coordinator

TED Partnership Team

Lisa Choi Owens, Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Global Partnerships
Sandy Varona, Executive Assistant, Global Partnerships

Doug Chilcott, Creative Services Director
Anna Kostuk, Associate Creative Director
Celia Berger, Graphic Designer
Alexis Reiner, Custom Content Creation Manager
Annie Goodman, Creative Account Manager
Erika Flynn, Senior Creative Manager
Laura Malta, Account Manager, Creative
Nani Harakawa, Creative Services Coordinator

Nicole Fratus, Digital Traffic Manager
Megan Culligan, Digital Media Planner

Lisa Waks, Director of Global Partnerships
Jason Storbeck, Global Partnerships Manager
Matthew Farrar, Partnerships Development / Asia
Laura Beyer, Global Partnership Manager
Mikhail Yelskiy, Global Partnerships Manager
Amanda Miller, Partnerships Associate
Katherine Rankin, Partnership Associate

Bryn Freedman, Content Producer and Curator, TED Institute
Josie Diels, Lead Event Producer, TED Institute
Ella Saunders-Crivello, Senior Program Manager, TED Institute
Stacy Potthoff, Account Manager, TED Institute
Kim Nederveen Pieterse, Content Specialist, TED Institute

Technology Team

Gavin Hall, Chief Technology Officer

Aaron Weyenberg, UX Lead
Michael McWatters, UX Architect

Eric Goldsmith, Data Scientist
Josh Kaufman, Data Analyst
Ryan Harvey, Data Engineer

Jason Bender, Senior Product Development Manager
Kara Tully, Senior Product Development Manager
Ladan Wise, Senior Product Development Manager
Bedirhan Cinar, Product Development Manager
Sarah Schoengold, Product Development Associate

Mireille Pilloud, Community Support Manager
Beck Gorman, Community Support Specialist
Francil Richards, IT Manager
Tasheena Miller, Service Desk Manager
Rose Kuo, Special Projects Manager & Coordinator
Christine Kwak, Technology Team Coordinator

Dan Russell, Director of Technical Operations
Nathan Sullivan, Senior DevOps Engineer

Alex Dean, Software Engineer
Andrew Merryman, Technical Architect, Connected Devices
Brenna O'Brien, Front-end Engineer
Chris Herbert, Software Architect
Christian Omania, Software Architect
Clay Selby, Software Engineer
Dan Bernier, Back-end Engineer
Dan Cormier, Front-end Engineer
George Riley, Software Architect
Joe Bartlett, Front-end Developer
John Hirbour, Back-end Engineer
Ken Hill, Software Architect
Mark Bogdanoff, Production Engineer
Melissa Voegeli, Software Engineer
Michael Rhing, Hero Engineer
Michael Twentyman, Software Architect
Vince Speelman, Front-end Engineer
Tricia Ball, Back-end Engineer
Dan Bernier, Back-end Engineer

TEDx Team

Jay Herratti, Executive Director, TEDx
Salome Heusel, Deputy Director, TEDx
Will Davis, TEDx Applications Manager
Frederica Yosifov, TEDx Digital Media Manager
David Rosenberg, Communications Manager
Hailey Reissman, TEDx Editorial Coordinator
Carly Alaimo, TEDx Content Coordinator
Aviva Nassimi, TEDx Team Coordinator

Felicity Fellows, TEDx Global Partnership Development
Michael Ryan, TEDx Partnerships Associate
Rachel Saunders, TEDx Licensing Coordinator
Katelyn Montanese, TEDx Licensing Manager
Rafael Rivas, TEDx Licensing Associate
Destiny Arturet, TEDx Licensing Associate
Amanda Ellis Whittaker, Community Development + Engagement Manager, TEDx
Sina Sima, Technical Projects Manager

TED Prize Team

Anna Verghese, Director, TED Prize
John Cary, TED Prize Consultant
Hasiba Haq, TED Prize Coordinator

Danielle Klang Thomson, TED Prize Researcher
Rob Smith, TED Prize Researcher
Kate Torgovnick May, TED Prize Storyteller
Courtney Martin, TED Prize Consultant

TED-Ed Team

Logan Smalley, Director, TED-Ed
Stephanie Lo, Director of TED-Ed Programs
Gerta Xhelo, TED-Ed Producer
Sara Kladky, Technical Project Management Specialist
Jessica Ruby, TED-Ed Production Coordinator
Stephanie Ng, TED-Ed Program Manager
Ashley Kolaya, TED-Ed Program Manager

Laura McClure, TED-Ed Editor
Biljana Labovic, TED-Ed Animation Producer
Franz Palomares, TED-Ed Animation Producer
Jeremiah Dickey, TED-Ed Animation Producer
Lisa LaBracio, TED-Ed Animator
Alex Rosenthal, TED-Ed Editorial Producer
Emilie Soffe, TED-Ed Social Media Editor
Marisa Aubin, TED-Ed Team Coordinator

TED Community Team + TED Fellows Team

Tom Rielly, Fellows & Community Director
Katrina Conanan, TED Residency Program Manager
Patrick D'Arcy, Editorial Manager, TED Fellows + TED Community
Lily Whitsitt, Community Manager, TED Fellows

Shoham Arad, Deputy Director, TED Fellows
Samantha Kelly, Program Manager, TED Fellows
Diana Al-Mahmood, Coordinator, TED Fellows

Vancouver office

Katherine McCartney, Director, Operations
Janet McCartney, Director, Events


To launch TED.com in 2007, the TED team worked with Method, a design firm based in New York and San Francisco.To redesign TED.com in 2013 and 2014, the TED team worked with HUGE. Read more about our collaboration at hello.ted.com

Key contributors to TED.com include:


Brooke Borel
Jessica Gross
Stuart Luman
Sean Cooper
Pennie Rossini
Susan Oh
Don Steinberg
Caroline Tiger
Mike Llewellyn
Marty Cortinas
Tom Carter
Martha Baer
Kristin Courtemanche
Rebecca Harper
Alison Prato
Karen Eng
Rebecca Smith
Evany Thomas
Rachel Tobias


Cynthia Betubiza
Timothy Covell
Tom Carter
Kati Bicknell
Leslie Gauthier
Joe Geni
Camille Martinez
Joanna Pietrulewicz

Open Translation Project volunteers, including everyone listed on our Translators page