Our Leadership

We’re united by a pioneering spirit to ignite interest and confidence in technology among youth and adults of marginalized genders. Learn more about our Staff, Interns, and Board of Directors.

ChickTech Staff

Tonya Pieske (she/her)

Executive Director

Coming from a nontraditional career path herself, Tonya is a passionate advocate for developing inclusive practices that encourage and support a diverse workforce. She believes in the power of community and approaches her work with empathy and authenticity.

Renee Gonzalez (she/her)

Development Director

Renee is passionate about connecting the ChickTech community with the support, resources, and mentorship they need to pursue their dreams or elevate their career in technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New Mexico State University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. As someone who is teaching herself to code, she hopes to meet you in our online community as we work to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.

Shatoyia Davenport (she/her)

Program Director

Shatoyia is passionate about curating in-person and virtual programs that create opportunities for connection, learning, and elevation. She is dedicated to advocating for marginalized communities and fostering diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for all participants. Shatoyia is excited to create worthwhile experiences for the ChickTech Community.

Board of Directors

Rebecca Phillips (she/her)

Board President

Rebecca has over 20 years of experience in high-tech marketing of hardware and software products. In her career she has held a variety of roles in marketing, product management, and program management. At Infineon Technologies she focuses on the customer journey for microcontrollers. Rebecca joined the ChickTech board of directors in 2023. She has been a volunteer for STEM programs and central Texas high-school robotics teams for over a decade. Rebecca resides in Austin, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the lakes of central Texas.

Noelle Johnson (she/her)

DEI Representative

Noelle Johnson is the Co-Founder. and Learning and Development Partner with Johnson Squared Consulting, an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility consulting group. She has over a decade of experience working in operations and transforming company culture to be more equitable and an overall happier and more inclusive work environment.

Steve Hufford (he/him)

Board Member

No bio available.

Elizabeth Gotto (she/her)

Interim Treasurer

No bio available.

Jennie Leigh (she/her)


No bio available.

Sloane Miller (she/her)

Board Youth Representative

Sloane Miller is a sophomore at North Carolina Agriculture and State University, majoring in Computer Science. As a student member, Sloane has been a part of ChickTech for three years and is happy to serve on the national board. With three internships under her belt and leading the ACM Gaming Sig at her university, Sloane likes to keep herself busy as best as she can. Sloane lives by the phrase “whom much is given, much is expected” closely to her heart and maintained this belief when she founded Kid Tech Express 6 years ago. Kid Tech Express is a nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital divide by providing technology, mentorship, and workshops to lower-income schools and students. She continues to fight for the next generation by giving them every chance to shine and find their passions and talents within STEM while giving them a solid support system like the one ChickTech provided for her.

Govi Pursarla (he/him)

Board Youth Representative

No bio available.