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Staff Meeting

Meet the Team


Varuni Chopra is a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying industrial engineering and data analytics. She originally pitched the idea for Bridge the Gap Initiative as a school club, but the local senior center was closed to visitors. However, she still wanted to make a difference in the lives of senior citizens in Northeast Ohio, prompting her to start Bridge the Gap as a non-profit organization. She has been recognized by foundations including Bank of America, Coca-Cola Foundation, T-Mobile, Ashoka, The Plain Dealer, Youth Service America, The Awesome Foundation, and Hershey's for her work helping senior citizens. 

Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of students across the nation who come together to support a great cause, complete with quarterly meetings and monthly check-ins. All of our student directors volunteer their time to improve our organization, and we are forever grateful for their support. From updating our social media to conducting interviews, our directors are involved in every facet of the organization. While our board of directors is complete, we are currently looking for chapter presidents to lead students in their own area. 


Our organization is 100% volunteer-based, and we are proud to have both in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities. While our in-person volunteers visit senior facilities and work with senior citizens one-on-one, our virtual volunteers are able to choose the team where they can make the most impact. Our teams include: diversity and inclusion, education, social media, recruitment, and outreach. In just a few months, we have garnered over 120 volunteers from throughout the United States along with volunteers from Canada, Indonesia, and the Philippines! If you would like to get involved, please fill out the volunteer application and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Advisory Board

Last but definitely not least, our advisory board is truly the backbone of our organization. They are all professionals in the IT and corporate world, and we are able to learn from their experiences and expertise. Not only do they take time out of their busy schedules to assist us, they are always willing to hop on a quick Zoom call. Whether we are brainstorming for fundraisers or planning our next technology session, they never fail to contribute ideas. We would like to briefly introduce our advisors as well; Brenda Moncla is a retired Senior VP and Director of Enterprise Information Management at PNC Bank. Onkar Deshmukh is a Program Manager at TATA Consultancy Services. We cannot thank them enough for their constant support and weekly check-ins. 

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