Staff

Bradley Maihack, Interim Executive Director
Brad joined ZERO1 in January 2016 as an Encore Executive Fellow after retiring form Hewlett-Packard after 41 years. During his time at HP, Brad held a wide range of senior Financial & Business leadership positions that spanned across more than a dozen of the company’s most innovative and dynamic enterprise businesses. Brad is actively engaged and continuing to make many leadership contributions throughout the community, including his work with : the San Jose State Social Innovation Institute and its Social Innovation Leadership Forum program, the University’s Global Leadership Advancement Center where he is a Global Leader-In-Residence as well as a member of its Advisory Board, the Center for Employment Training/CET in San Jose where he serves as Treasurer and...Read more
Jenene Castle, Executive Assistant

Jenene Castle is the Executive Administrative Assistant at ZERO1. She combines over 15 years of administrative experience with project management and creativity. Jenene holds a BFA in Digital Media Art from CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University. Her passion for art, community, and culture have allowed Jenene to collaboratively produce works in Canada, Germany, Russia, Turkey, and the US. A native of Silicon Valley, Jenene promotes art, interactivity, and technology as a catalyst for social change.

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Kate Spacek, American Arts Incubator Program Director

Kate Spacek combines 15 years in business operations, project management, and event production with proficiencies in personal development, creativity, and group facilitation to do what she loves – collaborate with global change-makers to further their missions in a playful yet purposeful way. She leverages the innately human qualities of art and play to spark “social change projects.” She is Director at LUDIKA, where she co-designs unique collaborative art and game experiences that connect, educate, and inspire action.

Kate recently spent ten months in Indonesia, where she co-produced the third annual, highly-acclaimed TEDxUbud. Now back in the States, she is reveling in the fertile and innovative world that is the San Francisco Bay Area. Current projects...Read more

Serlin Quah, Development Coordinator

Serlin works in development researching grants, funding opportunities and providing all round support to build the development arm within ZER01. In a past life she crafted promotional campaigns for various restaurant chains in Singapore, which helped fuel a passion for food and cooking. Since then she has helped launched Domino magazine, and helped fine tune various consumer brands. Her alter ego thrives on yoga, knitting, design blogs, and she has a healthy obsession with pretty shoes and gelato.

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Shamsher Virk, Program Designer

Shamsher Virk has eight years experience directing communications, programming, and productions for community-engaged arts organizations. As a creative problem-solver and diplomatic communicator he guides projects that celebrate the beauty of collaboration. He has worked internationally on three continents in four languages, entering new communities with a sustained commitment to inclusive process, responsive adaptation, and shared leadership. Shamsher studied human ecology at College of the Atlantic where he immersed himself in social research methodology and interdisciplinary communication arts. His creative work includes video production for CounterPulse, sound design for Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre, and a performance ethnography of migrant laborers on a U.S. dairy...Read more