Staff

Andrew Sears

Andrew Sears, Executive Director, TechMission; President, City Vision College

Andrew is the founder and Executive Director of TechMission and the President of City Vision College. He grew up in an inner-city environment, and was the son of a Baptist preacher in a Black storefront church in Kansas City (Andrew's testimony). He later received his MS in Technology and Policy and MS in Computer Science at MIT. While at MIT, he co-founded the Internet and Telecoms Consortium, a multi-million dollar research group, with one of the fathers of the Internet. After MIT he did Internet consulting to companies including St. Paul Venture Capital and Sprint.  He and his wife Heather and sons Zeke and Ezra live in Quincy, MA and are active in their local church.

Harriet Hodge-Henry

Harriet Hodge-Henry, Operations Contractor

As Director of Operations, Harriet was responsible for the daily administration of the organization. Now she serves part-time as Operations Contractor assisting Ann Marie and Madeline. She previously worked as an administrative supervisor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the New England Medical Center. She also worked at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Accounting Department. She was a production manager at Digital Equipment Corporation in Roxbury, MA. Harriet is an active member of her church – The Gathering Christian Fellowship – and she also is the director and founder of a youth organization – The Kids Klub of Roxbury. Harriet received her BS in Operations Management from the University of New Haven.

   
Ann Marie Cameron-Thompson

Ann Marie Cameron-Thompson, Financial Aid and Accounting Manager

Ann Marie joined TechMission in 2014 to serve as the chief accountant and financial aid manager. She is the primary person responsible for processing City Vision College students' applications for financial aid. She studied at Cambridge College, earning a Master's in Business Management. She is married to Ralph Thompson, and has one daughter and two step-daughters. She immigrated to the US at the age of 12 and lives in Cambridge, MA.  She currently attends the New Life Restoration Church in Dorchester, MA and is ordained as a minister.

Michael Liimatta

Rev. Michael Liimatta, Chief Academic Officer, City Vision College

Starting in January 2008, Michael has served as Director for City Vision College, TechMission's accredited distance-learning institution, which provides online instruction for urban ministry leaders. He previously served as Director of Education for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, a position in which he managed Rescue College (now City Vision College) and the other instructional programs of the AGRM. To read his full biography and testimony, click here.

Evan Donovan

Evan Donovan, Web Developer

Evan serves as a Web Developer for TechMission on all sites except ChristianVolunteering.org. He also works on the Salesforce system that is used by the City Vision College programs. He previously served as Online Publications Editor for TechMission, in which capacity he led several projects to expand the range of content offered on the site. Before coming to the main office in July 2007, he served with TechMission Corps at the Metropolitan Baptist Church After-School Program in Dorchester, MA, as a tutor and technology coordinator. In 2006, he received his B.A. in English from Covenant College, a small Christian liberal arts college in Lookout Mountain, GA. He is active in Christ the King Dorchester, a local church plant of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Esther Mvula

Esther Mvula, Web Developer Intern

Esther joined the TechMission team as a web developer intern at the beginning of summer 2014. She previously worked as a Software Engineer for Scorpion Software Inc. in Bangkok, Thailand. She received a BS in Telecommunications Science from Assumption University of Thailand where she worked as the Network Administrator’s assistant. She is now pursuing her Masters of Science in Telecommunication Systems Management at Northeastern University.

Jonathan Spain-Collins

Jonathan Spain-Collins, Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant, City Vision Internships

Jonathan joined TechMission in 2011 as a City Vision intern. Since then, he has served as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant for the internships program Jonathan is a Dorchester native who is very active in his church Christ the Rock, where he serves in the worship band. 

Rachael Jarboe

 

Rachael Jarboe, Administrative Assistant, City Vision College

Rachael works primarily in assisting City Vision College students with all types of student support from technical to financial aid. She also helps with technical support for TechMission projects. Prior to her appointment as Administrative Assistant, she served TechMission as a Volunteer Coordinator. Rachael received her BA in Interdisciplinary of Missions and Music from Nyack College in 2002, followed by her MA in Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies from Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary in 2004. Rachael resides in Maryland where she is an active member of Our Father's House, Assemblies of God church, where she serves as the outreach and missions coordinator.

Nancy Young

Nancy Young, Director of Admissions

Nancy is responsible for communicating with potential City Vision College student and assisting them with the admissions process. Nancy received her BS in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State University and is currently working toward her BS in Addiction Studies at City Vision College. She presently lives and works in Missouri. 

Tasha Sousa

Tasha Sousa, Internship Coordinator

Tasha joined TechMission in 2014 as the City Vision Internship Coordinator. She works with sites all over the United States to assist them in placing City Vision interns. She keeps the program organized and is enthusiastic about growing the internship program. Tasha received her BA in Biblical Studies and Church Ministry from Northpoint Bible College in 2014. She resides in Peabody, MA and is an active member of New Hope Assembly in Saugus.