Our Board Members

Our board of directors represents the most innovative large and small technology driven businesses in Rhode Island.

Tim Hebert

Tim Hebert

Tim is founder and CEO of Trilix Tech and former CEO of Atrion, which was acquired by Carousel Industries and is where he currently serves as chief client officer. He holds significant leadership roles within Rhode Island as a Trustee for the RI Public Expenditure Council, a Director of the RI Commerce Corporation, and a board member for several non-profits including Tech Collective, Boy Scouts of America-Narragansett Council, RI Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA), and Greenschools.
Jeanne Lieb

Jeanne Lieb

Jeanne Lieb is the CIO at FM Global, one of the world leaders in commercial property insurance. She was elected SVP, Information Services in 2003. Jeanne is a member of FM Global’s executive oversight group for business transformation, the company’s technology steering committee and its market and product development committee. She has served as a mentor to students in the Rhode Island Year Up program and was honored with its Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award. In addition to being on the board of Tech Collective, Jeanne is also on the board of the Rhode Island Quality Institute.
Sandy Ross

Sandy Ross

Sandy is a Partner at KLR with over 18 years of experience providing accounting and business consulting services to non-profit organizations, mortgage brokers, foundations, construction companies, schools, and start-up companies. In addition to serving as the treasurer of Tech Collective, Sandy also serves on the board of the Worksite Wellness Council of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Business Group on Health, and the Rhode Island Film Collaborative. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA), and the Rhode Island Society of CPAs Not for Profit Committee.
Sergio Ferreira

Sergio Ferreira

Sergio has been in the construction industry for the past 20 years, building retail centers to industrial recycling centers. Since technology has always been in his nature, he co-founded Subbids.com, a tech startup for subcontractors like himself. He also spends some of his time traveling the world as a Startup Weekend Facilitator and helping to build startups in a 54-hour frenzy. When he’s not organizing, facilitation and hosting startup events, he likes to unwind by a campfire with his wife, two kids and golden doodle that looks like a big teddy bear.
Katherine Hazard Flynn

Katherine Hazard Flynn

Katharine Hazard Flynn, the Executive Director of the URI Business Engagement Center, is a key industry relationship builder for the University. In September of 2013, she established the Business Engagement Center at URI. She also serves as director of the University of Rhode Island Foundation’s Corporate and Foundation Relations unit, and leads efforts on behalf of the University to secure philanthropic support from local, statewide, national and international corporations and charitable foundations. Before joining the Foundation, Flynn served as a director at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation for 7 years and prior to that she spent 21 years on Wall Street in various senior level positions.
Jacques Laflamme

Jacques Laflamme

Jacques currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich RI. Prior to his position at New England Tech, Jacques served as the Director of Network Services at Harvard University in Cambridge MA. His business experience includes IT Director positions with Thompson Financial (Thomson Reuters), State Street Corporation, and Fidelity Investments, all located in Boston, MA. Prior to this, Jacques also held several positions at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington MA.
Kim Arcand

Kim Arcand

Kimberly Kowal Arcand is a science visualization expert where she combines her background in molecular biology and computer science with her current work in the fields of astronomy and physics. Arcand studies the perception and comprehension of high-energy data visualization across the novice-expert spectrum. She is also an award-winning producer and director, and a TEDx speaker.

Joe Devine

Joe Devine is the CTO of Bridge Technical Talent, an IT consulting firm and has over 30 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and information technology. Joe’s passion is building computer science career pathways in RI, particularly for women and minorities. He serves on several college computer science academic advisory panels and advises the Academy for Career Exploration on their technology curriculum. Joe also serves on the Board of Directors for the Providence After School Alliance (PASA). Joe lives in Narragansett with his wife and is the father of four adult daughters.