The Leadership Faculty is comprised of experts from the corporate and nonprofit community who are committed to sharing their expertise in areas including global programming, recognition, skills-based volunteering, and volunteer programming. The Corporate Institute will collaborate with the Leadership Faculty to develop resources for companies who are looking to create, grow, or improve their community engagement programs. This group will broaden our knowledge base and shape the future of corporate volunteer engagement in the 21st century.
Global Community Engagement Manager
Through the Mars Ambassador Program and the Mars Volunteer Program, Annette provides opportunities for Mars Associates to volunteer their expertise in global communities where Mars has operations and sources raw materials. Annette also has ten years of experience in Marketing, working on brands such as Starburst, Twix, and Oreo Cookies, creating and executing on brand strategies. Previous to her marketing career Annette worked in Product development for 10 years for Johnson & Johnson, Pepsico and Kraft Foods. Annette holds a BS degree in Food Science from Rutgers University, a Masters in Nutrition from NYU and an MBA in marketing from Fordham University. She live in Mendham NJ with her husband and 3 children.
Missouri Community Service Commission
After 34 years of management and leadership responsibilities in the field of management development, John retired as a Director from Pfizer World Headquarters. Prior to and concurrent with his Pfizer career, he served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve being selected as Commanding Officer for five consecutive commands, and retired as a surface warfare designated Captain (06) after 28 years. Retirement led to exploring volunteerism opportunities at the community, state, and national levels. In his community, he serves as an elder at his home church in Osage Beach and has served as past president of the local Optimist Club and as LtGov in the West Missouri Optimist District. On the state level, he is serving his third term as a Governor-appointed Commissioner with the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC). The MCSC serves as the administrator for AmeriCorps State funding in Missouri by awarding monetary grants and providing technical assistance and support to the grantees. On the national level, he is serving his second term on the Board of Directors of America’s Service Commissions (ASC), an association of the 53 state service commissions representing more than 600 programs and 30,000 AmeriCorps members. He has recently been certified as a Pro Bono Champion with the national Billion + Change campaign, housed and managed by Points of Light. He graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in mathematics and has completed numerous post graduate studies in performance management, coaching, management/leadership development, and business. John and his spouse, Suzanne, have been married for 47 years and enjoy spending time with their two children and 5 grandchildren.
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Katie Beacham is the director of corporate social responsibility for Fiserv, a Fortune 500 financial services technology company, where she leads corporate and in-kind giving, nonprofit partnerships, volunteerism, disaster response, employee hardship assistance, and sustainability. Fiserv and its 22,000+ associates around the world support four strategic CSR priorities: financial literacy, education, health and wellness, and environmental stewardship. Katie previously led employee community engagement for Deloitte’s 60,000+ U.S. professionals and designed, implemented, and managed Deloitte’s national corporate citizenship strategy and programs for education and veterans. She has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School and a bachelor’s from Baylor University. She holds several nonprofit board and volunteer positions and lives in Atlanta.
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Andrea Bertels is Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at Nielsen, where she has been since July 2014. The Nielsen Cares
team empowers our people to mobilize our data and expertise for good, bringing Nielsen’s consumer focus, global presence and performance management capabilities to bear on some of the world’s biggest social challenges. Andrea manages skills-based volunteering, pro bono work, and key nonprofit relationships in our four priority areas, as well as signature programs like Hunger Action Month and International Women’s Day. Nielsen’s annual global day of service, Nielsen Global Impact Day
, deploys over 23,000 volunteers in 92 countries to make an impact on local causes, and Nielsen commits $10 million each year in pro bono and in-kind giving. Nielsen’s CSR team also recently launched their first-ever Nielsen Global Responsibility Report
, which covers all aspects of Nielsen’s global responsibility across company, clients, people, environment, and communities.
VeraWorks is a global consulting firm that helps companies design, execute and measure their community involvement. She teaches corporate community involvement for Georgetown University and for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship; and is a frequent keynote speaker on business involvement in societal issues at conferences across the globe. Boccalandro has helped Aetna, Allstate, Bank of America, FedEx, HP, IBM, Levi Strauss & Co., Toyota, The Walt Disney Company and many other companies develop and enhance their community involvement programs through strategy development, program design and measurement. Boccalandro also conducts research and thought leadership that helps define the future of corporate citizenship. She led the project that developed the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship “Drivers of Effectiveness for Employee Volunteering and Giving Programs” and conducted the related Fortune 500 research. She is author “Stop the Charity and Start the Impact,” “The End of Employee Volunteering: A Necessary Step to Substantive Employee Engagement in the Community,” “A Helping Hand or a Hijacking? How Nonprofits Can Respond to Ever-Increasing Corporate Involvement in the Community,” “Maximizing Impact: Three Signs of Underperforming Employee Community Engagement” and other publications.
Senior Vice President, Global Volunteerism
Melissa Buchanan is the Senior Vice President, Global Volunteerism, for Wells Fargo. An employee philanthropy practitioner for over 10 years, Melissa currently guides the strategy for employee volunteerism in all of Wells Fargo’s local markets in the United States and internationally. Melissa has worked for Wells Fargo for 15 years and is also pursuing her master’s degree in Organization Development at Queens University of Charlotte. She lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and two daughters.
Jared Chung is a founder at CareerVillage.org, a nonprofit technology organization that crowdsources career advice for low-income high school students with the help of online volunteers. CareerVillage.org was one of the founding ventures in the Points of Light Civic Accelerator program because of its strong use of online volunteering. Jared is a Director at TEDxCambridge, a Lean Startup Challenge winner, a Nantucket Project Fellow, and was voted Boston Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to founding CareerVillage.org, Jared was an executive at McKinsey & Company. To learn more about Jared and his work, head to https://careervillage.org/about/
A career brand strategist, Teresa leads branding and consumer engagement initiatives for corporations, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations. She is co-founder of CreateAthon®, a 24-hour creative marathon that provides pro bono marketing services to nonprofits in the US and Canada. The program has grown from a single-market event in 1998 into a network of partner agencies, universities, corporations and professional organizations that has generated more than $20 million in pro bono marketing services. Teresa has coached CSR and marketing professionals from leading corporations such as Discovery Channel, Altria and BMW Foundation on how their organizations can embrace the marathon model as an engaging employee/community service initiative.
Vice President, Strategic Development & Partnerships
Susan Comfort brings the elation and frustration of 25 years of working with nonprofit boards to her role, where she works with foundations and corporations to build strong partnerships for nonprofit board service. Prior to joining BoardSource, Susan served on the senior leadership teams at Playworks, KaBOOM!, 1% for the Planet, and Environmental Working Group. Before moving to Washington, D.C., two decades ago, Susan put in long hours on two political campaigns, founded an early AmeriCorps program, organized with Green Corps and learned many things as a Tar Heel, including basketball statistics, at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is a bicycle commuter and salsa dancer, with two kids and two cats.
President & CEO
COTTON7 Global Enterprises
Dr. Cotton is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, and currently the President & CEO of COTTON7 Global Enterprises. He holds a doctorate degree in Organization and Management, with a Leadership specialization. He is widely considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Global Business Development, Risk Management, Logistics, Master Planning, and Anti-Terrorism. Over the past 30 years Dr. Cotton has spent much of his time both leading and fully participating in skills-based national and international volunteering initiatives.
Manager, Corporate Responsibility
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
As a manager of corporate responsibility for the world’s largest community foundation, Juliana works with a portfolio of corporate clients, advising them on their philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Prior to joining SVCF, Juliana was the senior director at Entrepreneurs' Foundation, responsible for business development, corporate strategies and engagement, and consulting. Before working with EF, Juliana was the community involvement leader for Deloitte's northern pacific region. In this role, Juliana provided strategic direction and oversaw Deloitte's award-winning community involvement initiatives. Her expertise includes strategic and complex grantmaking, pro bono, board service, and corporate philanthropy that expands community partnerships while linking to a company’s business strategy and talent development. Personally active in the community, Juliana's current volunteer commitments include serving as Board Secretary for the Volunteer Center for San Francisco & San Mateo Counties, Selection Advisory Council member for Greenlight Fund Bay Area, CBS 5 steering committee member for Bay Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service, and ethics instructor for Students in Action. Originally from Washington, DC, Juliana earned an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor's degree from George Washington University. She can be found online @VolunteersWork.
Director of Corporate Citizenship
Erin Dieterich is the Director of Corporate Citizenship at NetSuite, helping to oversee the NetSuite.org portfolio with a focus on designing and implementing global employee volunteerism initiatives – including the signature SuiteVolunteer pro bono and SuiteImpact Team community service programs. Previously, she was the manager for Corporate Social Responsibility at Discovery Communications, where she spent eight years developing and facilitating programs for the Discovery Impact brand, creating award winning employee volunteerism programs and coordinating charitable giving, cause marketing, disaster relief and public-private partnerships. Erin was part of the inaugural Silverdocs : AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival team and has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She can be found online @edieterich and @netsuiteorg.
Sally J. Ehrenfried
Manager for Philanthropy and Volunteer Engagement
Sally is responsible for managing the Blackbaud, Inc.’s global corporate giving and volunteerism portfolios and helps teams and individuals identify opportunities to serve in their communities. Sally also keeps abreast of government relations issues, working with local, state and federal groups to advocate for policies that benefit the nonprofit community. Previously, Sally spent 13 years in the United States Senate as an aide to Senators George J. Mitchell (D-Maine), William S. Cohen (R-Maine), and Ronald L. Wyden (D-Oregon), serving in a variety of committee, personal office, and leadership staff roles. Sally is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Derrick is the CEO of Achieve, a creative agency helping organizations engage Millennials and develop new programs to increase constituents, volunteers, and donors. He leads the research team on the Millennial Impact (themillennialimpact.com)– a project to understand how Millennials connect, involve, and give to causes engagement in the nonprofit sector. He is also the co-author of Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement published by Jossey Bass. Derrick is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and holds a graduate degree from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Derrick is a board member of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Starfish Initiative. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Nonprofit Board Report.
Chief Development & Engagement Officer
Abby brings more than 10 years of experience in development, communications, and youth leadership development, which includes being a Class 2 Atlas Corps Fellow in Bogota, Colombia. Abby also worked as a Development Strategist for the Inter-American Culture and Development Foundation (Washington, DC), Fundacion Escuela Nueva (Bogota, Colombia), and The Campus Kitchens Project (national). Abby serves on the Board of Directors of The Giving Circles Fund, powered by the One Percent Foundation - a movement of philanthropists pool their funds and time to strengthen their communities, while at the same time increasing their understanding of and participation in philanthropy. Abby served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Puerto Rico and organized community development efforts throughout the northern part of the island. Abby graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and Spanish with a minor in Marketing from the University of Minnesota Duluth and completed the Fundraising for Small Nonprofits course offered by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Abby is a 2013 American Express Independent Sector NGEN Fellow and an Alumna of the Nonprofit Roundtable Future Executive Director Fellowship.
Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs
Pamela is responsible for managing the philanthropic budgets at IBM, in New York City and Long Island. The objective of IBM's philanthropic initiatives is to strategically focus their best and most valuable resource – their technologies, especially the innovative solutions that come from their world class research laboratories, and their employee talent and expertise. They apply it against critical societal issues and problems such as education, health, energy and the environment, language/literacy, sustainable and vibrant cities, disaster relief and culture to assist communities around the world. In conjunction with these solutions, Pamela lead an international team in developing one the first solutions for their On Demand Community. IBM developed the On Demand Community initiative as an intranet program to equip IBM employee and retiree volunteers with a distinct set of tools based on the successful technology solutions created exclusively by IBM for schools and community agencies. These Web-based tools provide employees with a myriad of choice meaningful volunteer opportunities, resources and specific activities designed to help make them more effective volunteers and to offer valuable assistance to schools and not-for-profit organizations. Before joining IBM, Pamela was a member of the Philanthropic Program at American Express Company and held various development positions in the United Way. Pamela is a member of the Board of Directors of the Day Care Council of NY and was recently elected to the Board of the Education & Research Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan NY.
Manager of Citizenship and Sustainability
Brooke Hanson is Manager of Citizenship and Sustainability for AT&T, responsible for leading Community Engagement for nearly 60,000 employees across 15 states in AT&T’s West region. In 2014, AT&T employees and retirees volunteered more than 5.6 million hours of time in community outreach activities worth more than $126 million and pledged more than $36 million for charities of their choice through employee giving. Employees also committed to more than 47,000 sustainable choices through Do One Thing (DOT), which invites employees to make small, everyday choices that add up to a big positive impact for themselves, the community and/or the company. Previously, Brooke was Manager of Corporate Citizenship for DIRECTV, where she designed and led the company’s national volunteer program, and shaped the communications strategy that demonstrated DIRECTV’s commitment to being a socially and environmentally responsible company. Prior to joining DIRECTV, Brooke worked in a number of communications-related roles in publishing, politics and nonprofit development. She also spent two years as a Teach For America corps member teaching fifth grade in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of the Points of Light Leadership Faculty, the Southern California Grantmakers Veterans Steering committee, and a former Board member of Bright Star Schools, a network of high-performing charter schools, and Support the Cure, a nonprofit aimed at engaging young professionals in philanthropy.
Director, Corporate Citizenship
As the Director of Corporate Citizenship at McKesson Corporation, Jamie Horst is responsible for leading the company’s corporate citizenship programs, including community and employee engagement, oversight of Regional Volunteer and Environmental Councils, international research, technology to support the McKesson Foundation engagement grants, and the production of the company’s annual GRI G4-referenced CSR report.
Previously, Jamie served as the Senior Director of Employee Engagement for Visa Inc., where she was responsible for the company’s volunteer programs spanning general, pro bono, and financial literacy engagement. Prior to Visa, Jamie was Director of Community Engagement at Alcoa Foundation, responsible for leading volunteer programs for 800,000+ hours of service annually. Jamie holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a B.S. in Business Administration from Duquesne University.
Manager, Charitable Contributions
Cynthia “CJ” Jones has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, including her current role as Manager, Charitable Contributions at Grainger. She manages the company’s Charitable Contributions program and local community partnerships, Matching Charitable Gifts program, as well as the Executive Board Placement program and is currently working on the company’s first Global Volunteer Program. Prior to Grainger, CJ spent 28 years with Kraft Foods and Mondelēz International where she was responsible for developing the companies first in community resources. CJ managed and lead the planning for the companies’ first award-winning global week and month of service, respectively. CJ also managed, led and trained a 260-member global community ambassador corps and 100-member corps at each company and help develop the company’s first volunteer toolkit. She also launched and re-launched Kraft Foods’ first global volunteer management system and created its first global volunteer award. She’s received numerous internal and external awards for her leadership on communications and employee campaigns, as well as newsletter development, including one of Kraft Foods highest award for community service program development. CJ holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and a minor in marketing from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Global Volunteering Manager
As the Global Volunteering Manager for GSK, Manu is responsible for the implementation of GSK’s global employee volunteering strategy to re-energize and engage a broader base of employees in volunteering. She also handles operations for the GSK PULSE program, which sends 100 GSK employee every year to work with nonprofit partners full-time for six months.
A marketer with degrees in law and computer science, Manu has a wide range of work experience from the last ten years, ranging from store window design for a lifestyle fashion brand in India to launching new nutritional products and serving as a full time volunteer with AmeriCares in Mumbai, India. She is passionate about her work at GSK and loves to tell stories of employee volunteers who are helping to change the healthcare landscape globally, one person at a time. Manu lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children.
Director of Community Engagement
Apollo Education Group
Lauren works in Corporate Social Responsibility for Apollo Education Group developing strategy, identifying and maintaining partnerships and creating service opportunities for employees nationwide while working with non-profit partners, companies and community leaders to develop company reputation as a leader in service-minded business.
Director of Client Strategy
Over the last 26 years, Nita Kirby has focused her outcomes on creating positive engagements throughout her professional career. With a B.A. in business administration and a minor in marketing, she has spent the last 20-plus years fine-tuning her project and client management skills with federal and local governments, corporations and nonprofits.
Nita has overseen training and planning for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games for Public Safety Professionals, developed and implemented Total Quality Management processes, been recognized for outstanding achievement and raised two wonderful children. Currently, she serves as director of client strategy and oversees CyberGrants' strategic service management of corporate and corporate foundation clients. Nita also assists in the facilitation of successful launches and change protocol of philanthropic programs for many of CyberGrants' key customers and is actively involved in process improvements for how the company manages its clients' programs and relationships.
Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement
Alicia Koch leads the global employee volunteer program and STEM initiatives for Groupon. Alicia started at Groupon in March 2013 and has since worked on employee and community engagement initiatives in a variety of different capacities. She has facilitated 600% programmatic growth, developed a leadership program for employee volunteers, launched a reward and recognition program - The GroupHonors, and has executed on global expansion of the employee volunteer program. In addition to her day-to-day role, Alicia is heavily involved in Groupon's employee resource group supporting the veteran and military community, Groupon for Veterans, serving as Co-Chair. Alicia attended DePaul University where she studied Hospitality Leadership and Nonprofit Management.
Vice President, Corporate & Community Engagement
Spring Lacy is Vice President of Corporate & Community Engagement at Prudential. In this role she leads a team responsible for driving business integration and shared value – investments that result in both business value and social impact. This includes leadership and oversight for all strategic employee volunteer programs that help build the capacity of the nonprofit sector and support the company’s talent development strategy. Since joining Prudential in 2013 she designed new employee engagement programming focused on leveraging the skills and expertise of employees in support of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility mission and created a departmental structure where none previously existed including the creation of new roles and functions. Prior to her arrival at Prudential, Lacy served as the Vice President of Employee Engagement & Volunteerism for JPMorgan Chase. Lacy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Spelman College and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration. She serves her community as an advisory council member for Dress for Success of Morris County.
Farron Levy is president of True Impact (www.trueimpact.com
), which provides web-based tools and consulting services to help companies such as Deloitte, PepsiCo, Pfizer, UPS, Wells Fargo, and their nonprofit partners – to measure the social, financial, and environmental impact of their corporate citizenship activities. Farron was previously a partner with the social auditing firm SmithOBrien, and an analyst with economic consultancy Industrial Economics, Inc. He has served as an advisor to City Year, New Profit, and CitySoft; and as a member of the Reimagining Service Council. Farron earned an MPP from Harvard University, and a BS from Carnegie Mellon.
Chief Program Officer
As Chief Program Officer at PYXERA Global, Amanda MacArthur leads the organization’s two practice areas, Global Pro Bono and Enterprise and Community Development. In this role she provides strategic leadership for the program team and oversees the design, development, and delivery for over $24 million in programming. As a member of the executive team, she works to put in place a programmatic strategy that supports the organization’s mission of reinventing how public, private, and social interests engage to solve complex global challenges and ensuring that the maximum value is provided to the organization’s’ partners be they locally-owned and operated small businesses, NGOs, or Fortune 500 companies.. Since joining PYXERA Global in 2002, Amanda has worked in over twenty countries, designing and implementing programs that create mutually beneficial outcomes. Amanda serves on the Advisory Board of the Corporate Responsibility Association and is on the Leadership Faculty for Points of Light’s Corporate Institute. She has lived in Paraguay, Russia and Scotland and is a magna cum laude graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
Vice President, National Civic Affairs Manager
Patricia McCann is vice president and national civic affairs manager for Comerica Bank. Patricia is responsible for the national community involvement program in each market Comerica serves and manages a national team of 20 coordinators. Patricia has elevated the employee community engagement activities to an award winning program. The Comerica Cares program has received the Community Leadership Award from the Financial Services Roundtable for 2 consecutive years. A seasoned professional in the field of community and corporate volunteerism, Patricia has a long history of commitment to the community and serves as a board trustee with the Metro Health Foundation and volunteers with the Metro Detroit Sport’s Commission. Patricia earned her degree in psychology from Michigan State University and is certified in Corporate Community Involvement Management through Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship. Patricia is a graduate of Leadership Detroit - Class XXXI and a graduate of the Inforum Center for Leadership's Executive Leadership Program. A native Detroiter, Patricia and her husband, Urban, of 25 years, have two sons, Logan and Kyle.
Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility
The Advisory Board Company
Graham McLaughlin is the managing director of corporate responsibility at The Advisory Board Company, a global technology, research and consulting firm partnering with 125,000 leaders at more than 4,000 organizations across health care and higher education. Prior to leading the organization’s corporate social responsibility efforts, Graham served across multiple areas of the business, including general manager of the firm’s international performance technologies group.
Vice President at PIMCO & Executive Director of the PIMCO Foundation
Sarah Middleton is a vice president responsible for global corporate citizenship at PIMCO and is the executive director of the PIMCO Foundation. Sarah developed PIMCO’s employee volunteer program and related corporate social responsibility initiatives, including a cross-border volunteer program, a skills-based program centered on financial literacy and college readiness, and an annual Global Week of Volunteering. Sarah was the founding chair of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange County, which received Points of Light’s CVC “Fast Start” award at the 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service and the “CVC of the Year” award at the 2016 Conference. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2007, Sarah served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and worked in the nonprofit sector for six years. She was named by the Orange County Register as one of Orange County’s “100 Most Influential” people of 2015. She holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine and an undergraduate degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and two children.
Manager of Urban Impact
Civic Consulting USA
Josselin Milloz is a manager at Civic Consulting, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization specialized in civic innovation. At Civic Consulting, Jos manages pro bono resources from top tier corporate partners to help government leaders tackle some of the toughest issues cities face today. A management consulting and scientist by training, Jos drives system-wide transformation programs at public agencies. He previously worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the New York Healthcare practice, after a few years immersed in an interdisciplinary team working on decision-making in biological systems at Harvard. Jos earned a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of Paris - Denis Diderot, and a master of science from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France.
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
As a Manager in Corporate Social Responsibility at Target, Jenny manages the volunteer and employee giving programs for the company. During her eight years with Target, Jenny has managed a variety of programs within the philanthropy and volunteerism space, including the Board Placement and National Grant Programs. Before coming to Target, Jenny worked at Piper Jaffray in Community Relations and held positions in education and the nonprofit sector. Jenny is also currently on the Board of the Twin Cities Corporate Volunteer Council, serving as Program Chair.
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, North America
Katie is currently the Interim Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for North America for the technology company, SAP. In 2014 she joined SAP full time. Katie has a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector, including volunteering as an Americorps member for City Year Philadelphia and Boston and being a project manager with KaBOOM! Prior to this role Katie led CSR for SAP Bay Area through a program with HandsOn Bay Area. Through City Year, HandsOn Bay Area and KaBOOM!, she managed more than 100,000 volunteer hours in 33 states. She has also been on the business development side of the non-profit industry with DonorsChoose.org where she managed $10 million in corporate and foundation donations. She has a degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and also studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa. Katie is extremely enthusiastic about bringing people together and giving them opportunities to improve their own community. In her spare time, she is searching San Francisco for the best Gluten Free cinnamon roll, exploring the US through long weekend trips mastering the crock pot (recipes welcome).
Special Projects Director
HandsOn Twin Cities
HandsOn Twin Cities is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and facilitating meaningful volunteerism, education and leadership development in the Twin Cities Metro Area. As Special Projects Director, Rose manages the corporate volunteer program HandsOn @ Work. Rose is also involved with Service Enterprise and other programs serving nonprofit organizations and the community throughout the year. Rose and the corporate projects team create customized volunteer events during national days of service, such as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Volunteer Week and Make A Difference Day; maximizing corporate engagement, community involvement and impact. Rose earned her B. A. degree from Concordia College and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in Minneapolis.
Mary Lynn Perry
Program Specialist & Volunteer Coordinator
City of Sacramento
Mary Lynn Perry has an extensive background managing volunteers and student interns. For the past 11 years she has served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Sacramento, California. She has also served as volunteer coordinator for the National Museum of African Art, as an education specialist with the Smithsonian Institution coordinating student interns throughout the museum complex, as executive director of Business Volunteers for the Arts in Sacramento where she managed pro bono consultant projects with business volunteers for arts organizations and as Volunteer Services Manager for Shriners Hospitals for Children. She holds a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.A. from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. She serves on the Board for DOVIA Sacramento, (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies), and has served on the Advisory Board for Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Volunteer Initiative, “Volunteer Sacramento”. She was awarded “Volunteer Coordinator of the Year” in 2010. She has also served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities including as a Girl Scout Leader and trainer. For more information about the City of Sacramento’s volunteer program, visit: www.sacvolunteers.org
To contact Mary Lynn please call: (916) 808-8317 or email: [email protected]
Executive Director & Founder
Khoi Pham is the Executive Director and founder of Bella Communities, a 501(c)(3) social enterprise. One of his cornerstone initiatives at Bella Communities is to mobilize low-income residents to volunteer, earn and aspire to have an enriched life. He leverages corporate and non-profit volunteers alongside with low-income volunteers to create a bigger public good – volunteerism. Prior to Bella Communities, Khoi was a management consultant and worked in the private sector helping organizations with change management. He serves on a few non-profit boards including Reaching Out Foundation doing charitable work overseas, the Anderson UCLA Alumni NYC Chapter-Chair of the Community Service Committee, and also NewFest/Outfest. Khoi received his undergraduate B.A. degree Cum Laude in Economics and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson, and currently holds the professional designations, Professional Service Coordinator Graduate, and Housing Credit Certified Professional
Bankers without Borders, Grameen Foundation
Sabrina Quaraishi, a Bangladeshi national, joined Grameen Foundation in 2007. She serves as the Director for Bankers without Borders, Grameen Foundation's global skills-based volunteer initiative that connects top volunteer talent with social enterprises, using market-based solutions tailored to the needs of the world's poorest people. The program recruited a reserve corps of more than 18,500 business professionals from 137 countries and leveraged more than $12 million in donated services. In her role, Sabrina oversees the strategy and overall direction of the volunteer program, manages all corporate relations and a global team of six individuals. Sabrina’s interest in international development started in 2000 where she had the opportunity to study the empowerment of village phone operators at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. She completed her Master’s in international affairs from The New School in New York in 2007 and her Bachelors in management and economics from Hood College in Maryland in 2001.
Manager, Community Relations
Amber Roos is responsible for leading the company’s employee involvement and engagement strategy and systems. In this role, she leads and coordinates employee involvement efforts across Altria and its companies. She is also responsible for managing the higher education and diversity and inclusion grant portfolio. Prior to her role at Altria, Amber worked at Crowe Horwath, an accounting and consulting firm, where she was responsible for directing and promoting the firm’s community involvement efforts in 28 offices across 12 states including planning and managing the strategic allocation of the company’s philanthropic giving, connecting firm leaders to strategic opportunities to serve on nonprofit boards, and providing leadership and guidance in coordinating day of service events and activities in local communities. Amber is an AmeriCorps NCCC alumni (Class 2) and managed the AmeriCorps State program in Indiana for four years prior to working at Crowe Horwath. Amber is a graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington.
Senior Manager, Community Engagement
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jessica Schultz is the Senior Manager of Community Engagement at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and helps to oversee Hyatt's corporate responsibility team (Hyatt Thrive). Jessica is a key contributor to Hyatt's corporate responsibility team, creating and managing strategic initiatives and partnerships for global community investment strategy, including cause marketing campaigns, international grant making, associate volunteerism, disaster relief and governance/ethics. Additionally, she assists with the development and implementation of signature programs for Hyatt's education initiatives worldwide, manages global community impact data and reporting and serves as CSR brand ambassador for the company. Previously, she was the Program Manager for Community Engagement at Groupon, where she spent three and a half years developing and facilitating programs for Groupon’s community programs. Jessica created their award winning Employee Volunteer Program and coordinated other employee and community engagement programs and community involvement practices across Groupon office locations. In addition to her day-to-day role, Jessica was heavily involved in Groupon’s employee resource groups and helped launch the Women at Hyatt group as well as the [email protected]
environmental sustainability group. Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from Michigan State University, as well as a minor degree in Spanish and Public Relations and currently lives in Chicago with her husband.
Global Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Daniel Sherling currently serves as the Global Manager of Corporate Responsibility at MilliporeSigma. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s volunteer and philanthropy programs worldwide including Science Partners, grant review and evaluation and community partnerships. Under Danny’s guidance, the company’s signature skills-based volunteer program, Science Partners, got its official start. This program, which sends employees into classrooms around the world (physically and virtually), recently launched in St. Louis and is expected to reach 30,000 students across 500 schools in the first five years. The company’s international volunteer program now operates in 31 countries and engages more than 3,500 employees annually through support of more than 100 events worldwide.
Manager of Program & Business Development
David Styers has an extensive background working on the forefront of nonprofit and civic engagement in volunteer and leadership development. Bringing more than two decades of organizational effectiveness experience, David is responsible for developing, marketing, and implementing programs that further the Institute’s mission to provide transformational experiences that inspire, encourage, and empower leaders to make positive impact in their communities. A Certified Governance Trainer, Civic Change Leadership Trainer, and Youth Leadership Trainer, he has spent the past 9 years directing education and consulting programs and serving as a Senior Board Governance Consultant for BoardSource and, from 2012-2014, for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. From 2000-2007, David served as Senior Director in a number of capacities at the Points of Light Foundation, providing technical assistance and network building to strengthen national and international partnerships and local affiliate Volunteer Centers and Corporate Volunteer Councils. He has trained and consulted throughout the United States and internationally in Australia, Canada, England, India, Mexico, Oman, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. David began his career in symphony orchestra management and oversaw training and educational programs for the American Symphony Orchestra League from 1992-1999, and he continues his passion for the arts as a singer in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Active on nonprofit boards, David is immediate past secretary of Discovery Community, immediate past treasurer of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), past chair of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), and past president of Volunteer Alexandria. He holds a degree in English and religion from Wake Forest University and lives in El Cerrito, CA.
Manager, Community Engagement, Disney VoluntEARS – NY/Regional
The Walt Disney Company
Adrienne White is the Manager, Community Engagement, Disney VoluntEARS for the New York and Regional sites at The Walt Disney Company. She has been involved since 2001 in Disney’s Citizenship and Outreach efforts, helping to organize, facilitate and manage a variety of employee volunteer and engagement programs in local communities. Prior to managing volunteer programs and employee engagement at Disney, Adrienne spent 20 years in the Human Resources area at ABC (American Broadcasting Companies), completing a variety of job roles within recruitment, compensation, diversity and special projects. She became the Manager, ABC Volunteer Initiatives just as it morphed into the larger parent-company Disney VoluntEARS Programs.She received her degree from Pace University, New York in Marketing and has completed the Corporate Citizenship Management Program from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She is a mentor for NYC Board of Education schools – having mentored students for nine years and is a recipient of the 2009 Mentoring Partnership of New York’s Corporate Mentor of the Year. Adrienne is a proud home owner in Harlem and a native New Yorker.
Avnet Cares Global Program Manager
Janet Woods is the program manager for Avnet Cares Global, Avnet Inc.’s employee-led community outreach program designed to empower employees in making a difference in their communities through volunteerism and charitable giving. She provides strategic insight into the breadth of Avnet’s charitable programs globally, with an emphasis on increasing employee awareness, engagement and participation. Janet joined Avnet in 2005. Prior to joining Avnet, she was with GE Access Distribution where she served in a marketing role and was a member of the Corporate Contributions Council, the company’s community service initiative. She has a strong passion for community service, currently serving on the board of directors for 88Bikes and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Giving Club Council. She also serves as a steering committee member for the Global Corporate Volunteer Council, supporting the International Association for Volunteer Effort. Janet has a B.S. in business administration, with a triple major in international business, finance and marketing, from the University of Colorado.
Cliff currently serves as the practice leader for Corporate Social Responsibility consulting services at Raffa. He assists forward leaning companies with assessing, developing, improving, and delivering their CSR strategy and programs by sharing his expertise with implementing volunteerism and employee engagement programs, advancing corporate philanthropy and community investments, and enhancing brand, communications and cause marketing efforts. Cliff’s prior professional experience includes serving as the Senior Director of Community Affairs and Market President Network at Capital One, as a strategy consultant with CAST Management Consultants, as the Associate Executive Director of ΣΑΕ Fraternity and Foundation, and as an IT consultant. Cliff earned his MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. Cliff’s civic engagement at the local and national levels includes service with Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, Tahirih Justice Center, and the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board.
Head of Communications & Culture
Miriam Young has built her career supporting the pro bono movement, bringing business, technology and social sector experts together to change the world. Previously working at Taproot Foundation and NPower, she continues to be inspired by the talented professionals that use their skills to give back. Miriam is fascinated by cross-cultural communication, graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in commercial French and international studies.