[About]        [Board Members]

Josephine Kilde, PhD
Executive Director

Josephine was born and raised in Nairobi and Central Provinces, Kenya. She migrated to United States at the age of 27. Her academic journey started at the African Virtual Univerisity, Kenya, where she had 2 years of Computer Science but had to drop out due to lack of school fees. She restarted her academics in United States at Chippewa Valley Technical College, WI, where she graduated with AAS in Information Technology - Network Specialist, and later at University of Wisconsin Stout where she graduated with BS in Information and Communication Technology. She proceeded to
graduate school at University of Colorado Boulder where she graduated with a PhD in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D).

Josephine established IT businesses (Mensa Systems) both in Kenya and United States. She is founder of Imani Yako, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides education and healthy meals to children in extreme poverty in Kenya, and Minority STEM, an education consulting firm. She also worked as Research Assistant at University of Wisconsin, University of Colorado Boulder, and as a student liaison at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Cathy Berryhill, PhD
Associate Director

Cathyis currently a full-time faculty member at the College of the Southwest, and is the former Dean of College of Education at Northern New Mexico College. She is also Executive Director of The Family Learning Center, Espanola, and Faculty Professional Development Consultant at Escala Educational Services.

A native of northern New Mexico, Cathy specializes in culturally relevant teaching for Latino students, and is a popular guest speaker on cross-cultural disconnects in higher ed.