Meet Our 2024 OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors

We’re happy to welcome three new members on the OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors, and four that were re-elected. They are filling positions on the Gold, Silver and Community level.

For 2024, we’re happy to welcome three new members on the OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors, and four that were re-elected. They are filling positions on the Gold, Silver and Community level. We are excited to have their expertise at the OpenJS Foundation! 

The board sets technical policy, including “mission and vision statements, describing the overarching scope of foundation initiatives, technical vision, and direction.”

How Board Directors Are Chosen

According to our bylaws, each Platinum member is entitled to appoint one Director to the board, and the Platinum Directors are eligible to serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson. Gold and Silver members vote among themselves to select their representatives. The Board also includes community representation, with two Community Directors nominated by the Cross Project Council (CPC) and its chartered committees with staggered elections.

These board directors join our Platinum Directors who are appointed by their member organizations: Michael "Max" Maximilien from IBM, Shayne Boyer from Microsoft, Sean Johnson from Joyent, and Fiona Krakenbürger from the Sovereign Tech Fund. 

Newly Elected Board Directors

CPC Directors

Joe Sepi Crane-Messina, CPC Director, IBM

Joe Sepi is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse, Sears as well as a few start-ups. In 2017, he joined IBM to lead developer advocacy for StrongLoop where he was able to get more involved in Node.js. He was promoted to lead the North America-East (NYC and beyond) developer advocacy team. After some time in that role, he had the opportunity to join the Open Tech team where he is able to focus on his passion: Node.js and Javascript. In 2021, he was promoted to be Program Director of Open Tech at IBM. That’s his day job. At night, he plays in a couple punk rock bands.

Matteo Collina, CPC Director, Platformatic

Matteo is a prolific Open Source author in the JavaScript ecosystem and modules he maintains are downloaded more than 60 billion times a year. Previously he was Chief Software Architect at NearForm. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Application Platforms for the Internet of Things”. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of the fast logger Pino and the Fastify web framework. Matteo is a renowned international speaker after more than 60 conferences, including OpenJS World, Node.js Interactive,, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay. He is also co-author of the book “Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition” edited by Packt. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.

Tobie Langel, CPC Director, UnlockOpen

Tobie Langel is a world-leading expert and international speaker on open source and standardization. He advises some of the biggest names in tech (Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Intel, Cisco), promising startups (GitLab, Airtable, Postman), industry organizations (OpenJS Foundation, OASIS, W3C) and nonprofits (Organization for Ethical Source, Ushahidi, Omidyar Network), either pro bono or through his consultancy, UnlockOpen. Tobie’s unique mix of deep technical expertise, open source and standardization street creds, thorough understanding of IP concerns, industry-wide network, and broad, business-focused strategic perspective makes him an ideal partner when growing thriving open ecosystems that balance private and public interests in pursuit of the common good.

Gold Director

Jordan Harband, Gold Director, HeroDevs

Jordan Harband is a prolific Open Source maintainer, a TC39 delegate since 2014, and has served on the OpenJS Foundation's Cross Project Council for many years. He's currently a Principal Open Source Architect at HeroDevs, secretly trying to get as much capital injected into the OSS ecosystem as possible. When he's not talking to anyone who will listen about Open Source Software, he's spending time with his family, consuming sci-fi, gardening, skiing, and maintaining projects.

Silver Directors

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, Silver Director, GitHub

Abby leads GitHub’s open source maintainer programs where she works to help maintainers – and the open source ecosystem – thrive. Before joining GitHub, Abby led Mozilla’s open source engagement strategy for MozFest and trustworthy AI. She founded and led Mozilla Open Leaders, a program that has worked with over 600 open projects globally. She is active in the open source ecosystem as a current or past member of a variety of committees and editorial boards including the Journal of Open Source Software, the Mozilla Open Source Support Awards, and SustainOSS.

Paula Paul, Silver Director, Greyshore Associates

Paula has a rich career in software engineering, from mainframe product development at IBM to championing innovative open source and developer experience efforts in her role as owner and CTO of Greyshore Associates. She is a distinguished engineer, author, speaker, angel investor, and mentor who is passionate about diversity and inclusion in engineering. Paula also serves as a maintainer of the FINOS Accessibility Theme Builder project and on the Grace Hopper Open Source Day committee for

End-User Director

Adrian Estrada, End-User Director, Nodesource

Adrian is a seasoned developer, team leader, and community organizer currently serving as the VP of Engineering at NodeSource. He is deeply passionate about Node.js and the JavaScript ecosystem and has contributed to the Node.js core and other open-source JavaScript projects. Adrian is also the co-creator of the official Node.js certification exam and has invested much time in training the community. As a community organizer, he has co-organized major events like MedellinJS, one of the biggest JavaScript communities in South America, and the conferences NodeConf Colombia and JSConf Colombia. Adrian is also an international speaker who participated in multiple events around the globe.