SHOMARI CARTER – Executive Director
Shomari Carter is a lifelong Oakland resident dedicated to creating and maintaining vibrant communites. Shomari began his career volunteering countless hours for various community organizations, including McClymonds High School, the West Oakland Job Resource Center, and the North Oakland Senior Center. This service led to a role with the City of Oakland as a Community Capacity Builder. As a Community Capacity Builder, Shomari, manageded a series of events focusing on community empowerment and violence prevention. Following work with the City of Oakland, Shomari, accepted the position of Community Engagement Associate for the Office of Supervisor Keith Carson. As a Community Engagement Associate, Shomari, managed programs that served the diverse populations of Alameda County, ranging from disaster preparedness to reentry services to housing and homeless services. Shomari has also held positions as an art instructor, branding specialist and entrepreneur. Shomari currently serves on the board for SPAAT (Student Program for Academic & Athletic Transitioning) and the Oakland Museum of California. Shomari holds a B.A. in sociology from Saint Mary’s College of California, graduating Cum Luade.  

CHARLA MONTGOMERY – Managing Director
Charla Montgomery brings over 20 years of corporate business operations and management experience. Her extensive and varied business background includes, program administration, process improvement, operations infrastructure design and implementation, employee training and development and event management.

As Managing Director, she successfully applies her passion and experience to assist in the management and development of the organization’s administration, programming, personnel and fiscal well being. While her primary business skills and endeavors have been in the “for profit” industry, over the years she has continued to stay connected to community enrichment programs supporting adult education as well as cultural and artistic awareness projects.

Charla is an effective project thought partner who enjoys serving as a reliable ‘sounding board’ during idea discovery, a supporter of viewing situations from various perspectives and a promoter of innovative thinking.

DAVINA GIBSON– Office Administrator
Davina is an enthusiastic, savvy and client-focused individual with a strong work ethic and substantial experience in providing problem-solving support, identifying administrative challenges/solutions and establishing creative resources. Davina is a highly skilled professional, gifted with an engaging personality and passion for tackling the ongoing needs of the communities we serve.


Consumer Education Coordinator

Technical Assistance Program Director

To reach someone on our team, please email:

David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGTEC) Staff

Olivia Cueva
Program/Creative Director

Zahra Syed
Program Administrator

​Jorge Flores
Office Manager

Adult Digital Literacy Program:

​Thomas Washington
Instructor – Adult Computer Training Course

Anum Awan

To contact the DEGTEC (510) 382-0555
or visit 6948 Foothill Blvd ​Oakland CA 94612 Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm M-F