Paula Brantner, Executive Director of Workplace Fairness, returns to the organization after serving as its Program Director from 2002 to 2007, writing legal content for the Webby-nominated site Most recently, Paula was the Program Director for Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and the Working America Education Fund. An employment lawyer for over 17 years, Paula has degrees from UC-Hastings College of the Law and Michigan State University, James Madison College.
After Workplace Fairness incorporated the suggestions made by NetSquaredDC attendees into a website redesign that led to the site’s second Webby nomination, Paula deepened her involvement in NetSquared by becoming a co-organizer in 2009. She is passionate about helping accidential nonprofit techies like herself, especially in organizations with limited resources and technology staff, successfully use innovative online strategies to fulfill their organization’s mission.


Phil has been a resident of the District for over three years. He has spent his work life in DC helping non-profits further their mission and social impact through technology, currently working for the Association of American Medical Colleges as a Business Analyst. He has spent his off time exploring the many facets of DC’s arts & culture, feeding his photography hobby, learning to fix his bike (and ride it, too), and enjoying local food and beer.


She works as a Program Manager at the International Women’s Media Foundation based in Washington, DC. In her spare time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, traveling and taking photos and sharing them in her online gallery Global Mosaics. She has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in Thailand, Bolivia, Zimbabwe and El Salvador. My favorite countries are India, Mexico, Ghana, Brazil, Cuba and Turkey. She has a BA in international studies and communications from Trinity University in San Antonio, and a MA in international development from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

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