About Us

We believe in building websites that can be used by everyone.

DevCollaborative grew out of a desire to help mission-driven businesses thrive. We have a passion for helping organizations get as much as they can for their available funds, and for making long-lasting sites that are as friendly as possible for humans to use.

Founded in 2012, DevCollab is a woman-owned and LGBTQ-led consultative web development team devoted to working with progressive, social justice, health equity, educational, and arts organizations.
 

Let's work together to create a site that's easy for your organization to manage.

 

 

DevCollab Team

Co-principals

Erin Fogel

Co-owner & Principal

Erin is co-founder of DevCollaborative and has been consulting to nonprofits and public-sector organizations since 2000. She leads the team to continuously refine our processes as our clients and our work evolve, moving us closer to our shared goals. Erin received her MBA from Babson College in 2008, and her B.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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Johanna Bates

Co-owner & Principal

Co-founder of DevCollab, Johanna began her formal tech career at WGBH in Boston in 2000 as a front-end developer. In her leadership of the technical team, she prioritizes web accessibility, shepherds technical decisions to keep them aligned with our core values, and aims to foster an environment where the team can learn and grow. She is a longtime member of and volunteer community leader for NTEN.org, and co-organized the first five annual DrupalCon Nonprofit Summits.

Web Development

Jeff Hipp

Drupal Development Lead

Jeff spent three years as a Drupal developer for the Quaker organization New England Yearly Meeting, and has been building Drupal sites with DevCollab since 2016. Skilled in both back- and front-end development, Jeff has a knack for thinking strategically, centering solutions on the needs of organizations' internal staff and website audiences.  

Steven DuBois

Support Dispatcher & Developer

Steven oversees support for all of the Drupal sites that we support. If you have a problem, he’ll help you find a solution! Steven’s been building websites for higher education and non-profit clients since 2014. He holds a B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Heather Brokmeier

Front-end Development Lead

Heather's love of web development began almost two decades ago when, as a kid, she built websites for fun and dreamed of becoming a web developer. She received a B.A. in Web & Digital Media from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and has been building sites professionally since 2015. Heather is happiest writing front-end code, thinking about performance and accessibility, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. 

Clare Parkinson

WordPress Development Lead

Clare has been working with WordPress since 2010. Her specialty is the WordPress back-end: getting all the parts to play nicely together so the user experience is as simple as possible. She is a co-organizer for the WordPress Naperville Meetup in Chicago’s western suburbs.  

Jean Tang

Senior Drupal Developer

Jean is a back-end developer and web architect with enterprise-level Drupal experience. She has a passion for providing creative solutions for complex business issues, and enjoys guiding clients through mapping requirements. Prior to becoming a web developer, Jean worked for Oracle Professional Services as a senior consultant.    

Irving Buelto

Drupal Developer

Irving has been working with and salvaging Drupal sites since 2016. He started his career in hospitality, but once he discovered the brain-tingling experience of Drupal site building, he never looked back! He supports the team with curiosity, humor, and grit while keeping user experience in mind.

Hansa Pandit

Hansa Pandit

Front-end Developer

Hansa has been involved in the Drupal community since 2018, and actively contributes code back to the Drupal project. She sees her role as one that bridges humans and technology, and has a particular interest in and talent for prioritizing web accessibility in her work. Hansa brings her love of learning, her attention to detail and quality, and her love of animals to the DevCollaborative team.   

Technical Project Management, Content Strategy, & UX

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Clayton Dewey

Technical Product Owner

Clayton has been working in nonprofit technology and web development since 2011. He applies his background in linguistics and sociology to ensure websites meet users' needs. Aside from content strategy and user experience design, Clayton also enjoys being a goofy dad and always appreciates a good paraprosdokian.

Allie Thorpe

Allie Thorpe

Digital Project Management Lead

Allie has been managing projects and teams for over a decade. She leads with clear and transparent communication, and breaks down individual silos to share important information across all project sources. Allie loves clean documentation and enjoys a good user guide.

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Dee Delfin

Web Project Coordinator

Dee supports the web development project lifecycle. She brings over ten years of experience as a relationship builder and community activist working alongside nonprofits in Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Dee appreciates an organized archive and leads with a love of learning.

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Rosie Powers

Web Strategist & Project Manager

Rosie Powers is a web, brand, and content strategist, as well as a project manager. She has worked with organizations such as The Alzheimer's Association, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, and Impact Justice. Equal parts storyteller and data nerd, Rosie believes deeply in the power of digital communications to help organizations tell stories that inspire change.  

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Patrice Embry

Digital Project Manager

Patrice is a professional digital project manager who's been managing projects and teams for 20 years. Patrice's approach is to understand the end goal of a project, and to figure out the best, most efficient, and smartest way to get there. She leads teams with humor and empathy, prioritizes clear communication, and improves processes wherever she can along the way.

Website & Brand Design

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Evan Leah Quinn

Front-end Developer & Designer

Evan has been building websites since 1999 and specializes in WordPress front-end development and design. She came to DevCollab after running her own studio for over a decade, helping woman-owned small businesses and creatives establish an online presence. In her work, Evan enjoys writing code that creates a bridge between aesthetics and web technology. A mixed-media artist and art mentor, she lives in Maine with her young son and a whole crew of very beloved pets.    

Elise Weeks

Design Director

Elise has over a decade of experience in branding, marketing, and website design. She is passionate about creating powerful, approachable visual design systems that fit within the larger strategic aims of an organization. Recent web design clients include The Climate Group, The Actors Fund, Bay Area Legal Services, Harvard Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center.  

Stacy Kvernmo

Web Design & Front-end Development

Stacy Kvernmo is a user experience designer and user interface developer. Stacy creates accessible and maintainable design systems and writes front-end code, applying consistent visual and code patterns throughout the project. Stacy is enthusiastic about teaching and speaking at design and front-end development conferences.

Sean Jones

Web Design & Front-end Development

Sean has worked in the design realm for over 25 years, and has been focused on web design and development since 2004. He enjoys putting together clean, accessible designs and code with a focus on usability. Sean’s recent projects include Political Research Associates, The Learning Partnership, Unitus Ventures, Healthier Washington, Fisheries Improvement Project and CTSNet.