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Protecting Lives Through Technology

Providing technology services and products for survivors and advocates to gender based and domestic violence along with human trafficking organizations so we can collectively and effectively protect lives through technology.

About Us

We are a group of survivors, advocates and technologists who believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy environment, devoid of violence and abuse.

We formed Parasol Cooperative as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2020 amidst the pandemic with a vision to empower gender-based violence and human trafficking organizations to safely and efficiently use technology to protect lives.


If you are interested in volunteering or donating:

Our Team and Board Members

Michael Poythress

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Head of Product for The Parasol Cooperative

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Kripa Raman

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Product Marketing Manager for The Parasol Cooperative

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Brittney Day

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Product and UX Designer for The Parasol Cooperative


Bennett Morrison

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Principal at Dendrite Group, Product Development Veteran and Board Member for The Parasol Cooperative


Kris Georgiev 

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Chief Technology Officer for The Parasol Cooperative

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Sandy Skelaney

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Strategic Partnerships & Business Development for The Parasol Cooperative


Joseph Anane

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Senior Front-end Developer for The Parasol Cooperative

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Umeh Ebuka

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Senior Front-end Developer for The Parasol Cooperative

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Megs Shah

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Founder, CEO and Board Chairwoman for The Parasol Cooperative

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Lise-Marie Giovinetti

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Chief Operations and Finance Officer, Board Member for The Parasol Cooperative

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Derek Benz

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Chief Information Security Officer at The Coca-Cola Company and Board Member for The Parasol Cooperative

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