The Reboot Team

Dwana Franklin-Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Dwana Franklin-Davis is the CEO of Reboot Representation. She is a collaborative and compelling visionary leading the Tech Coalition’s pooled philanthropic investments that enable Black, Latina, and Native American women to graduate with computing degrees by 2025 and lessens the diversity gap in tech.

A lifelong technologist with a passion for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech sector, Dwana joined Reboot Representation in 2019 after working in IT, software engineering, and leadership positions for Mastercard, May Department Store Companies, and IBM. Based in New York City, Dwana holds a BS in Management from Purdue University, an MS in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Certificate in Project Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Callista Chen

Senior Director of Programs

Callista Chen is the Senior Director of Programs at Reboot Representation.  Callista joined Reboot from Techbridge Girls, where she served as the Pacific Northwest Executive Director.  As a leader, entrepreneur, and community builder, Callista worked to expand Techbridge Girls’ game-changing programs to reach more girls, families, and educators. Prior to her time there, she spent several years managing international development programs for the World Bank in Liberia and Eswatini (Swaziland). During her time overseas, she co-founded a small foundation that provided micro-grants to students and entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Callista also has worked as a management consultant and editor at McKinsey & Company, advising multinational nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies.

Callista is based in Seattle and holds a BA from Stanford University in Human Biology, as well as an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Jannie Fernandez

Director of Talent Engagement

Jannie Fernandez is the Director of Talent Engagement at Representation. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Jannie joined Reboot Representation from the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). At NCWIT, Jannie was the Director of Women of Color Programs, where she focused on broadening the participation of women and people with disabilities in STEM disciplines.

Today, Jannie is developing strategies to inform Reboot’s operations, coordinating strategic engagement with our stakeholders and partners, and conducting direct outreach to students and talent acquisition teams to double the number of BLNA women in tech.

For over 18 years, Jannie has managed external stakeholder relationships and leverages her experience in community engagement to bring opportunities to educate, inspire and advocate for the advancement of women of color in the tech sector.

Jannie taught various Science subjects, including Biology and Physics while serving as Special Education Department Head for a public high school in Miami, FL. She obtained her BS in Special Education with a focus on learning disabilities from Florida International University and a MS degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is based in Richmond, VA.

Linda Calvin

Chief Impact Officer

Linda Calvin is the Chief Impact Officer for Reboot Representation where she collaborates with Reboot Tech Coalition partners to create and support cultures that retain, attract and advance Black, Latina and Native American (BLNA) women in tech. Before joining Reboot Representation, Linda was the IT Sector Vice President for the School of IT at Ivy Tech Community College. Linda is a 20+ year veteran of the private IT sector where she has led global teams to implement digital and a mobile application strategy, data privacy and social media policy. In these roles, she has demonstrated her expertise in communication, law, and global tech leadership. Linda, a first-generation college graduate, graduated in 2001 cum laude from Butler University with a bachelor’s in journalism. In 2008, she earned her Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law. In 2016, Linda earned a scrum master certification.

Michelle Del Angel

Talent Engagement Coordinator

Michelle Del Angel is a Talent Engagement Coordinator at Reboot Representation. She joined Reboot after working at DiversityWealth, where she was a Session Coordinator for trainings based on Brene Brown’s research. A year prior, Michelle had the opportunity to work at T-Mobile as a Project Manager Intern for their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. Michelle holds a BA from The University of Texas at Dallas in Arts and Technology with a concentration in Design and Production.

Omokanyisola Odusanya

Program Coordinator

Omokanyisola Odusanya is a Program Coordinator at Reboot Representation. She joined Reboot after working at the University of Pennsylvania as a Program Administrative Coordinator for the 2-PREVENT Breast Cancer Translational Center of Excellence. Omokanyisola graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health.