Our Team

Corona What Now (CWN) helps people and small business impacted by COVID-19 by connecting them with helpful resources. We are a volunteer-run, global effort focused on helping everyone, everywhere.

Matt Kelly | LinkedIn

Co-founder of CoronaWhatNow. While sheltering in place in Oakland, he's currently donating most of his time to organizations fighting COVID-19 while figuring out how to keep his two-year old son entertained.

Nick Gamero | LinkedIn

Co-founder of CoronaWhatNow and leads New York. Cats, cooking, cards, and of course, Covid. These are Nick's 4 C’s of quarantine. But before the distancing and diving into CoronaWhatNow.com, Nick played soccer a few times a week, ran, and had a full social schedule in NYC. While in Marketing, Nick always has his hands in side-projects.

Jill VerDow | LinkedIn

Leads Ohio. Jill is a marketing and business administration expert living in the Adirondacks of New York State. Born and raised in Ohio, Jill enjoys rooting for the Buckeyes, hiking with her husband and dogs, roasting coffee, and establishing her new business. Oh, and binge-watching crime shows.

Lily Merritt | LinkedIn

Leads Illinois. An agency PR pro by day, Lily spends her free time cooking whatever Bon Appetit magazine recommends and lending her expertise to volunteer work from CoronaWhatNow to a local experiential learning nonprofit. When she's not in her current home of Chicago, this San Francisco native with East Coast roots is always on the move. Current location: Her couch longing for the day she can travel again.

Chantel Kowalchuk | LinkedIn

Leads Canada. Neuroscientist turned Medical Writer and Conversational UX Designer, based in Toronto. I’ll be entertaining myself during mandated indoor time by baking cinnamon buns, learning how to do a handstand, and convincing my partner to get a puppy (oh, and working on CoronaWhatNow, of course).

Karthik Subbaiah | LinkedIn

Leads Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. Imagine wrapping a decade of your life into one bag and move hemispheres? Well that’s me moving from USA to Australia. Other than that, not much has changed. I manage IT Projects for a living, love bringing people together for a cause, golf when I can and stay loyal to Cincinnati Bengals, come what may. Who Dey!

Emily Powell

Leads Virginia. Emily is an auditor living in the NoVA area with expertise in regulatory environments and telecommunications. She supports her local businesses through brewery deliveries, and has made a meal exchange program (drop off) with her neighbors to stay social while still isolating.

Soujanya Jammalamadaka | LinkedIn

Leads India. Connecting everything to what you love! That’s pretty much me. Born and brought up in a doctors’ family in India, my genetic makeup drove me to the same field. Ask me about a trip to any corner of India, I can be your guide! To me travel, art, my career interests in internal medicine, preventive medicine are all similar, in that, the pursuit makes me experience joy everyday!

Ali Croft | www.skirvenandcroft.com

I'm a graphic designer focused on working with mission-driven organizations & businesses to increase efficiency, reach, and results through strategic visual storytelling.

Sinem Urgurdag

Leads Turkey. My life journey started right in the heart of Istanbul and all of the different experiences led me to see the beauties all around the world. As an economy graduate, a tech lover and a sustainability provocateur, I believe everyone is responsible for their own body and then for the creatures around them, and that every individual who is aware of this should create awareness.

Bilal Azonobi | LinkedIn

Leads Georgia. Bilal studied in Damascus and taught languages in fifteen countries on five continents. He currently helps communities avoid foreclosures and evictions.

Claire LaFontaine

Leads Wisconsin.

Emily Lu

Leads Mississippi.

Kachina Gosselin | LinkedIn

Leads Texas.

Ahmed Gaballah

Leads Egypt.