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

Content + Editorial team

Kelly Stoetzel, Content Director
Helen Walters, Editorial Director
Emily McManus, Managing Editor
Bruno Giussani, European director
Cloe Shasha. Content & Program Producer
Brian Greene, Annotation + Transcription Editor
Diana Enriquez, Content Researcher
Chelsea Catlett, Site Writer

Juliet Blake, Content Producer, Curator Special Projects
Michelle Quint, Executive Editor, TED Books
Ellyn Guttman, Project Manager, 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

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

Alex Hofmann, Director, Global Distribution and Licensing
Lisa Bu, Content Distribution Manager
Olivier Sherman, Distribution Partner Manager
Janet Lee, Editorial Partnerships Manager, Format Innovation
Barb Allen, Administrative Assistant, Distribution + Licensing

Kristin Windbigler, Director, TED Translators
Jenny Zurawell, Deputy Director, TED Translators
Ivana Korom, Translation-TEDx Manager
Helene Batt, Translation Distribution Manager
Dimitra Papageorgiou, Language Coordinator Program Manager, OTP
Krystian Aparta, Training Resource Manager, OTP

Thaniya Keereepart, Head of Mobile + Platforms
Cody Winn, Deputy Director, Mobile + Platforms
Lara Press, Growth Hacker, Mobile + Platforms
Saba Dilawari, Associate, 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
Lisa Waks, Director of Global Partnerships
Doug Chilcott, Creative Services Director
Anna Kostuk, Associate Creative Director, TED Partnerships
Celia Berger, Graphic Designer
Alexis Reiner, Custom Content Creation Manager
Sofia Athanassiadis, Account Specialist, Partnerships
Jenee Gilhooley, Director, TED Institute
Bryn Freedman, Content Producer and Curator, TED Institute
Josie Diels, Lead Event Producer, TED Institute
Ella Saunders-Crivello, Program Manager
Kim Nederveen Pieterse, Content Specialist, TED Institute
Emily Ludolph, Program Specialist, TED Institute
Sandy Varona, Executive Assistant, Global Partnerships

Erika Flynn, Partnership Development, Philanthropy
Matthew Farrar, Partnerships Development / Asia
Laura Malta, Philanthropic Development Manager
Laura Beyer, Partnership Development
Mikhail Yelskiy, Digital Sales Specialist
Nicole Fratus, Digital Traffic Manager
Jody Mak, Partnership Analyst
Melissa Kiddie, Media Planner
Amanda Miller, Sales/Account Planner, Digital
Morgan Moody, Global Partnerships Coordinator
Elise Merhige, Special Projects / Partner Promotions
Olivia Grosvenor, Ad Operations Coordinator

Technology Team

Aaron Weyenberg, UX Lead
Alex Dean, Software Engineer
Andrew Merryman, Technical Architect, Connected Devices
Bedirhan Cinar, Product Development Manager
Brenna O'Brien, Front-end Engineer
Chris Herbert, Software Architect
Christian Omania, Software Architect
Christine Kwak, Technology Team Coordinator
Clay Selby, Software Engineer
Dan Russell, Director of Technical Operations
Eric Goldsmith, Data Scientist
Francil Richards, IT Manager
Gavin Hall, Chief Technology Officer
George Riley, Software Architect
Josh Kaufman, Data Analyst
Vince Speelman, Front-end Engineer

Joshua Warchol, Software Engineer
Ken Hill, Software Architect
Jason Bender, Senior Product Development Manager
Joe Bartlett, Front-end Developer
Ladan Wise, Senior Product Development Manager
Mark Bogdanoff, Production Engineer
Melissa Voegeli, Software Engineer
Michael McWatters, UX Architect
Michael Rhing, Hero Engineer
Michael Twentyman, Software Architect
Mireille Pilloud, Community Support Manager
Nathan Sullivan, Senior DevOps Engineer
Rose Kuo, Special Projects Manager & Coordinator
Ryan Toronto, Front-end Developer
Sam Selikoff, Front-end Engineer
Tasheena Miller, Service Desk Manager

TEDx Team

Jay Herratti, Executive Director, TEDx
Salome Heusel, Deputy Director, TEDx
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
Will Davis, TEDx Applications Manager
Rachel Saunders, TEDx Applications Coordinator
Katelyn Montanese, TEDx Applications Associate
Amanda Ellis, Community Development + Engagement Manager, TEDx
Brian Doyle, TEDx Community Coordinator

TED Prize Team

Anna Verghese, Director, TED Prize
Sarah Schoengold, TED Prize Project Specialist
John Cary, TED Prize Consultant
Hasiba Haq, TED Prize Coordinator

Danielle Klang Thomson, 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, Associate, TED Fellows + TED Community

Shoham Arad, Deputy Director, TED Fellows
Emeka Okafor, TED Fellows Consultant
Samantha Kelly, Communications Manager, 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