Our Staff Members

We believe the Tech Collective team is our greatest asset and benefit to our members. Connect with them today to see how we can help you on your technology business journey.

Joe Devine

Interim Executive Director

Joe Devine is the CTO of Bridge Technical Talent, an IT staffing/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. Joe also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tech Collective, the Academy for Career Exploration, and the Providence After School Alliance (PASA).

Amanda Roman

Program Manager

Amanda Roman is the Program Manager at Tech Collective. She oversees social impact programs for the organization. Before joining the Tech Collective team, Amanda worked at an education non-profit dedicated to supporting Providence schools with supplementary programming and tutors. Amanda and her husband live in Providence with their two cats and are a part of the local art and music community.

Monica Kwarta

Business Development Director

Monica is the Director of Business Development at Tech Collective, where she spearheads strategic development efforts while also cultivating relationships with our partners and sponsors. She has managed a small business, spent time teaching in the classroom and has worked in higher education at Molloy College and St. John’s University. She has volunteered for many years with the Boy Scouts of America, Narragansett Council. Monica is the proud mother of three “adult-ish” sons, two of whom are Eagle Scouts.

Kris Turgeon

PTECH Industry Liaison

Kris’ primary role is to be an integral part of the education of the tech sector’s future workforce among youth. She represents the high tech industry in the development of curriculum, mentoring programs, and workplace exposure for P-TECH students. She is also affiliated with a variety of youth initiatives in high tech & education. Kris’ career experience ranges from Fortune 500 software companies and start up firms, to the non-profit education sector. She is also on the BoD for Habitat for Humanity.

Maureen Giaquinto 

Office Manager & Bookkeeper


Destiny Manston

Communications Intern

Destiny is the Communications Intern at Tech Collective where she coordinates all aspects of the organization's social media, website, and program promotion. In addition to interning, Destiny is also completing her senior year of high school and will be starting a Computer Science program at URI this fall.

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