SARAH E. GREEN
Sarah E. (Cason) Green is founder of Computerific!™, a computer training and consulting company located in San Jose, California.
Major projects include the development and execution of computer training curricula for dislocated workers. The Computerific!™ methodology includes all aspects of a career transition, not just the technology skills. For businesses and consumers, Computerific!™ has offered an office automation showplace and training center.
In 1995 the United States Department of Commerce gave Computerific!™ the PACE Award for Excellence for its innovative methodology for re-training the workforce for the 21st century.
Currently Computerific!™ is providing its unique Resident Enrichment Program (REP) to residents of affordable housing complexes working with such developers as Related Management .
Green has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from LaSalle University and an M. A. in psychology from Temple University. Both degrees were achieved magna cum laude.
Green’s community activities have included service as a member of the Project Hired Business Advisory Committee (employment for the disabled), and An Income of Her Own (preparing girls for careers as entrepreneurs). She was also guest speaker at San Jose State University for the Economic Issues in the Black Community Entrepreneurial Program. She volunteered as a motivational speaker for students at Prospect High and San Benito High and provides inspiration to San Jose students through The Role Model Program (founded by Mayor Gonzales).
Her business community activities have included membership in the San Jose Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Defense/Space Consortium, Joint Venture Silicon Valley and positions on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Downtown Association and the Ponderosa Townhomes Association.
Sarah has traveled around the world on cruise ships as a Guest Lecturer where she trained the passengers and celebrities how to use computers. Therefore, the Computerific!™ facility was decorated in a cruise ship theme to provide students with a pleasant and stimulating learning environment.
Her entrepreneurial spirit stems from many years of experience in human resources, procurement, supply, marketing, sales and accounting in government agencies and corporations. As Office Automation Manager at American Microsystems, Inc. she pioneered one of Hewlett-Packard's first automated offices to a level of 200 users. Then, as a Computer Trainer and Consultant, she introduced technology to many companies in Silicon Valley.
She has published articles in major newspapers and magazines on human interest and technical subjects including the San Jose Mercury News, The San Jose Business Journal, Philadelphia Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has made TV appearances on Channel 11 in San Jose and Channel 3 in Philadelphia. She has also been profiled in the San Jose Mercury News.