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Python Software Foundation Employees

(listed in order of hire)

Ewa Jodlowska

Executive Director
Ewa has been with the Python Software Foundation since 2012 and prior to that she assisted with PyCon as a contractor. Ewa's responsibilities include giving direction and leadership to the Foundation, working with the board of directors on long-range strategic planning, and overseeing financial and program operations to name a few.

Betsy Waliszewski

Event Coordinator and Assistant Secretary
Besty is responsible for fundraising and sponsorships for the PSF and PyCon US. She also assists with planning, organizing, promoting, facilitating and coordinating PyCon US. She works to identify new and creative ways to improve the Foundation and strengthen the Python community.

Ernest W. Durbin III

Director of Infrastructure
Ernest joined the PSF after years of volunteering with the PSF Infrastructure Working Group, PyPI, and PyCon US. He supports Python community infrastructure such as,, and collaborating with volunteers from from around the globe. Internally, Ernest takes responsibility for evaluating, strengthening, and implementing systems used by the PSF staff and board of directors to fulfill our mission. Outside of the PSF Ernest enjoys making and consuming tacos, riding his bike, and convincing himself that his cats love him.

Phyllis Dobbs

Financial Controller
Phyllis joined the PSF in January of 2018, she has a B.S. in Accounting from Clemson University and an M.B.A from Duke University. After beginning her career in public accounting, she worked in educational publishing for over 14 years then switched to supporting small non-profits since 2015. In her spare time, Phyllis enjoys practicing yoga, reading, traveling, and being a Library Board Trustee.

Jackie Augustine

Event Manager
Jackie joined the PSF in September of 2018 to assist in the planning of PyCon US. Jackie has worked in event planning, conference registration, and housing for over 15 years. Jackie has been hired to manage the planning of the conference and support the community volunteer groups in their efforts in PyCon planning.

Joe Carey

Accounting Manager
Joe joined the PSF's accounting team in 2019 to support the accurate recording and reporting of the PSF's activities. He is a CPA who has been using Python to make accounting easier since 2016, and he holds a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. In his spare time he builds things and dreams up plans for additional entrepreneurial pursuits.

Laura Graves

Financial Analyst
Laura joined the PSF in February 2019 to assist with processing grants and donations, tracking expenses, and other general accounting functions. She has her Master's of Accountancy from the University of Alabama, and has worked in various accounting roles across many industries. When she's not working, Laura can usually be found reading, scuba diving, or petting a nearby dog.