Thursday, January 17, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Leadership Series will be taking place at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Carriage. It is located in Dupont Circle, minutes from downtown Washington DC and is close to all forms of public transportation. The MAA Carriage House stands behind the MAA headquarters building. It stands alone as an entirely separate building with its own entrance on Church Street. The full address is:
MAA Carriage House
1781 Church Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Our November 7th seminar is on the 1st floor of the MAA Carriage House building.
By Metro: The MAA Carriage House is located on the Metro Red Line at the Dupont Circle Stop. It is within a 5 minute walk from the Metro Station to the meeting venue. As you exit the station you will be at Q Street, NW. Exit at the Q Street, NW exit going right on Q Street. Take a right on 18th Street, NW and go a block south to Church Street. Take a left on Church Street and the Carriage house is the first building facing the street, directly across from St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
By Train: If you are traveling by train, you will arrive at Union Station where you have two options to continue. You can take a taxi for the approximate cost of $15 or you can take the Metro Red Line to the Dupont Circle Stop. As you exit the station you will be at Q Street, NW. Exit at the Q Street, NW exit going right on Q Street. Take a right on 18th Street, NW and go a block south to Church Street. Take a left on Church Street and the Carriage house is the first building facing the street, directly across from St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Directions By Car:
From North, I-95 Take Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) towards Silver Spring/Northern Virginia. Once on I-495, take exit 33, Connecticut Avenue. You will head south on Connecticut Avenue. Stay on Connecticut Avenue until you come to Dupont Circle. Enter the Circle and turn right onto New Hampshire Ave, NW. Take the 1st right onto Q Street, NW. Take the 2nd right onto 17th Street, NW. Take the first right onto Church Street, NW. The venue will be on the left.
From Northwest, I-270 Take Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) towards Silver Spring. Once on I-495, take exit 33, Connecticut Avenue. You will head south on Connecticut Avenue. Stay on Connecticut Avenue until you come to Dupont Circle. Enter the Circle and turn right onto New Hampshire Ave, NW. Take the 1st right onto Q Street, NW. Take the 2nd right onto 17th Street, NW. Take the first right onto Church Street, NW. The venue will be on the left.
From West, I-66/Rt. 50 Interstate 66 and Route 50 both connect with the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Take I-66/Rt. 50 towards Washington DC. Go across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge. Once you cross the bridge, exit left at E Street. From E Street, take the Virginia Avenue exit. Bear left, following signs for 23rd Street, NW. Make a right turn onto 23rd Street. At the first traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto New Hampshire Avenue, NW. Stay on New Hampshire through Dupont Circle (second traffic circle). From Dupont Circle, turn right onto New Hampshire Ave, NW. Take the 1st right onto Q Street, NW. Take the 2nd right onto 17th Street, NW. Take the first right onto Church Street, NW. The venue will be on the left.
From South, I-95 Take Interstate 95-N to Interstate 395-N. Take 395-N into the District. Continue onto US-1 N (following signs for 14th Street/National Mall). Continue onto 14th Street, NW. Turn right onto K Street NW. Follow K Street. Take the 2nd right onto Connecticut Avenue, NW. Keep right at the fork to continue on Connecticut Avenue, NW. Turn slight right at Dupont Circle, NW. From Dupont Circle, turn right onto New Hampshire Ave, NW. Take the 1st right onto Q Street, NW. Take the 2nd right onto 17th Street, NW. Take the first right onto Church Street, NW. The venue will be on the left.
The Carriage House does not offer onsite parking. There are several parking garages within a 5 minute walk to the Carriage House Building.
1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Open: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 7:00pm
Rates: 0-1 Hour = $6
Each Additional Hour =$6
Maximum all day =$11
As you exit the parking garage, make a right on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. You will see 18th Street, NW. Make a right onto 18th Street, NW. Go one block. Make a right on Church Street, NW. Meeting Venue will be on the right.
Approximately 5 minutes walking time.
Central Parking System:
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Open: Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 8:30pm
Rates: 0-1 Hour =$6
Each Additional Hour = $5
Maximum all day =$11
As you exit the parking garage, make a right on Massachusetts Avenue, NW. You will see 18th Street, NW. Make a right onto 18th Street, NW. Go one block. Make a right on Church Street, NW. Meeting Venue will be on the right.
Approximately 5 minutes walking time.
Most hotels near the Leadership Series venue are within the $179 - $349 per night range. The following hotels are within a one half-mile radius of the venue:
Embassy Row Hotel BOOK NOW . 3 miles from venue
Mike has been involved in board development for over fourteen years. In his current position, he is responsible for managing all aspects of his organization's board of directors. This includes strategic planning, program oversight, fundraising and board member recruitment. Most recently he led the board though a strategic planning process that addressed the organization's programmatic, geographic and financial expansion. As Chair of the Restaurant Association Metroplitan Washington (RAMW) from 2001 - 2003, Mike dealt with the replacement of the organization's Executive Director and then worked with the new ED and board to keep the organization strong during what was one of the most difficult times the restaurant industry has ever experienced. Previously, Mike served as Vice Chair on the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors when he owned and operated a restaurant n Falls Church City. He is an active Chair Emeritis of RAMW and current board member of the Common Market in Philadelphia. He serves on the Advisory Board for DC Greens and the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. He earned a Bachelor's in Religion from Williams College.
Audley (Buddy) Wolfe, Jr, has over 30 years experience in board development, fund raising and non-profit organizations. His leadership in the field of fundraising includes extensive work with the Boards of more than 100 nonprofit organizations as well as serving as a Board member and officer himself for seven organizations. Buddy also created the "Board Calling Program," an effective training program for Trustees that involves on-site training on how to speak to and solicit prospective supporters and “Relationship Marketing” a training program that helps nonprofit leadership build teamwork and donor relationships using the simple concepts of “Family, Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers.” Buddy received his Bachelor of Arts in Poltical Science and a Masters in Public Administration from West Virginia University. He is a long time active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, both the DC and Columbus OH Chapters.
Christina has been involved in board development for over 10 years. In her consulting practice, she focuses on board development, including establishing effective board structures and implementing best practices, to help organizations deliver on mission. Currently, she is serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Council of Korean Americans. She is responsible for closely interacting with and managing the organization's board. Previously, as Development Practice Leader at Management Consulting Services in Boston, Christina was responsible for strategic management and development issues with community-based organizations. Before that, she worked as Development Officer for the cancer research center at MIT where she helped develop and recruit the center's first ever 21-member Director's Council. She earned a PhD in Biology from MIT and a BS in Biochemistry from Yale. She is a member of BoardSource and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
Deborah has been involved in website marketing for 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for developing paid search, search engine optimization, and social marketing strategies to drive traffic to her organization's website. While building a paid search account during a recession, she achieved a 70% opt-in rate and a new customer goal of 34%. Previously, as Director, Marketing at Referral Coach, Deborah was responsible for all web operations, email newsletters, search engine optimization and paid search. Before that, she worked as a digital marketing lead at organizations where she was responsible for multiple web initiatives. For a National Institutes of Health division, her blogger outreach program resulted in 8,000 book orders in three days. She has advised federal government clients on social media usage and strategies that increased community size and engagement.
Ernesto has worked for over 17 years in the web technologies industry and his work covers virtual collaboration technologies and web systems analysis. In his current position, he consults clients on how to manage their online presence and increase traffic to their websites by applying traditional PR and social networking strategies. In particular, he uses innovative competitions and marketing platforms to draw attention to an organization's website. Ernesto frequently gives presentations on leading collaboration into action and virtual community-building strategies. He also has led workshops on “low-tech social networking” at Africa Gathering in Nairobi, Kenya and Washington, DC. He earned Bachelors in Computer Science from University of Maryland.
Hannibal has been involved in finance and fiscal management for 15 years. In his current position, he is responsible for directing Goodwill’s accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, financial systems, financial reporting, audit and tax compliance, including preparation of IRS Form 990. Previously, as VP of Finance at Special Olympics, Hannibal had direct responsibility for all special finance initiatives/projects, managed overall accounting and finance function, In addition to serving as the organization’s Chief Budget Officer.
Hannibal currently serves as a Board member for Bethel World Outreach Ministries International. He earned BSc in Economics from University of Liberia and a Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University. He is a member of AICPA.
Wilma has been involved in financial management for 18 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing all the financial and administrative functions of the Council as well as board relations. This includes accounting, audits, budgeting and financial reporting as well as grant budgets and reporting. Previously, as Director of Finance and Administration at CASA de Maryland, Wilma was responsible for all organizational, departmental and grant budgeting and reporting as well as managing all service contracts invoices and compliance. She managed all financial audits, developed internal controls for the organization, and was the financial officer in charge of managing CASA de Maryland's capital renovation project of the McCormick Goodhart Mansion in Langley Park, Maryland. Wilma currently serves as Election Judge for Board of Elections, Montgomery County. She earned a Master's in Business Administration from the Central American Institute for Business Administration and a Bachelor's of Science in Management from Webster University. She is a member of Leadership Montgomery, Class of 2010.
Gayle has been involved in financial management for 16 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the oversight of accounting, finance, strategic planning, budgeting, preparation of the Form 990, grant reporting, international accounting, IT and database management. Previously, as Controller at Union Rescue Mission, Gayle was responsible for overseeing accounting and finance for a large and complex homeless shelter on skid row in downtown Los Angeles. Responsibilities included: oversight of the annual audit; preparation of Form 990; cash management; financial reporting; and financial analysis. Before that, she worked as CFO/COO at Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles where she was responsible for accounting, program delivery, IT including database management, HR and investment management. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Admin from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. She has an active CPA license in the State of California. She has served as an officer on many non-profit boards.
Leon has been involved in financial management for 15 years. He recently finished a 5 year project with Cultural Toursim DC, where he was responsible for managing all organizational resources. This included diversifying the funding stream, strategically using reserves to introduce three new major programs, and helping the organization sunset unsuccessful programs. Previously, as General Manager at Studio Theatre, Leon was responsible for finance, IT, facilities, and HR. Through strong budgeting he helped the theatre achieve eight consecutive years of surpluses. Leon currently serves as Development Committee Chair for Aleph Bet Montessori School and Youth Director at Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac. He earned BS in Nonprofit Management from Towson University.
Heidi has been involved in fundraising for 15 years. In her current position, she works collaboratively with the Executive Director and board to cultivate and solicit donors for organization-wide priorities. This involves managing relationships with more than 50 individual donors plus the board of directors. She works to identify, research, cultivate, solicit and steward these members, and monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations. Previously, as Director of Development at Equal Rights Advocates, Heidi was responsible for event management, major gifts, board relations, and foundation grant writing. Before that, she worked as Senior Development Officer at the Society for Women's Health Research where she oversaw major gifts funding, as well as serving as the staff liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Heidi currently serves as Board Chair for Consumers for a Responsive Legal System. She earned a B.A. in Political Studies from Bard College, and is a member of Direct Marketing Association (DMA) of DC. Previously speaking engagements include the Direct Marketing Association, Merrill Lynch and Center for Nonprofit Success (San Francisco).
Sharon Gleason, CFRE, ACFRE, has led nonprofit development programs for 18 years. As part of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital's senior executive team, she runs a development department, including creating and managing a major gifts program which has quadrupled in size in three years. Her major gifts fundraising activities include a major gifts endowment campaign which raised $1 million in four months. Previously, as Director of Major Gifts at American Red Cross (ARC), Sharon was responsible for raising major gifts with the ARC HQ Board of Directors and CEO of Red Cross Chapters across the Nation. This included identification, cultivation solicitation and stewardship of major gifts. Sharon currently serves as Director for CFRE, International, a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Government Affairs Committee, an appointed member of the FCDC Finance Committee, the Chair of Herndon Voices, a local PAC. She earned her M.ED in Psychology from Harvard and an M.SC in Economics from London School of Economics and a B.A., Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
Kate has been involved in fundraising for 7 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the acquisition and solicitation of 6 and 7 figure major and planned gifts across the country. This includes prospecting potential donors, meeting with prioritized prospects, and securing general and major donor support. In addition she works with board members and other volunteers through both the prospecting and solicitation phases. Previously, as Individual Giving Officer at Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital, Kate was responsible for the acquisition and solicitation of major and planned gifts over $5,000. This included doubling the major gifts campaign over two years and raising $1 million in a four month endowment campaign. Kate currently serves as committee member for the Nonprofit Advisory Committee for Congresswoman Donna Edwards. She earned an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA in English and Women's Studies from Keene State College. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Doug has been involved with fundraising and major gift development for over 15 years. In his current position, he is responsible for all aspects of a diverse fundraising operation, including major gifts. His major gifts fundraising activities include: implementing a prospect identification process for major gifts; introducing a moves management system for field organizers; leading a database conversion to enhance and streamline the tracking and management of this process; and building a team of major gift officers to manage a portfolio of major donors, including soliciting and stewarding major gifts from national prospects and donors. His previous experience includes independent consulting with a focus on board development and major giving; serving as Director of Development at Alliance for Justice where he helped launch a major donor program and led their extensive foundation fundraising; and Deputy Director of Development at the Human Rights Campaign. Doug has a BA in Business from Vanderbilt University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Marion has been involved in volunteer management for the past 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing staff, interns, and volunteers, including recruitment, daily management, guidance, and other supervisory duties. She maintains and strengthens current volunteer programs with nonprofit and City agencies and works with the board of directors and other committees. Previously, as Employee Involvement Manager at Freddie Mac, Marion was responsible for providing volunteer opportunities for employees; evaluating community needs and making investments; organizing and implementing hands-on volunteer projects; as well as recruiting and volunteer management. Marion currently serves as a CASA board member for Stop Child Abuse NOW and serves as a committee member for the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria. She earned a Master's in Socialwork from Emden and is a member of NV Association of Volunteer Administrators; Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; Council of Government; Nonprofit Rountable.
Nikki has been involved in volunteer management for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for recruiting and retaining volunteers for 6 programs that serve between 400 and 600 families per day. She also developed and put in place training programs and guidelines for volunteers. Previously, as Director at Single Volunteers of DC, Nikki was responsible for managing the all volunteer organization. Nikki recruited volunteers to accomplish tasks for area non-profits, managed events onsite, worked with an all volunteer staff to organize social events, administer website expansion and enhancements. Nikki currently serves as Professional Development Chair for Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration.
Maureen has been involved in volunteer management for over 10 years. In her current position, she is responsible for training, supervising, and supporting 32 AmeriCorps members who develop and manage volunteer programs across Maryland each year. Previously, as Project and Resource Manager at Volunteer Maryland, Maureen was responsible for coordinating AmeriCorps VISTA members as they served at a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies. Before that, she worked as Program Manager at Experience Corps where she was responsible for supporting 15 affiliated sites and over 600 Experience Corps Volunteer members who served as mentors and tutors in elementary schools. Maureen currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. She earned Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from York College of Pennsylvania.
Sue has been involved in volunteer management for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the outreach, management, training, and guidance of hundreds of Casey Trees volunteers. This includes creating and implementing training courses for adult volunteers to prepare volunteers to further Casey Tree’s mission. Sue also directs the Restoring Our Own Trees Through Service (ROOTS) education programs for student volunteers in K-12 classroom settings as well as a TreeWise summer day camp. Previously, as the Education Director for The Greening of Detroit, Susan was responsible for running an outreach program where she recruited, trained and managed thousands of student and adult volunteers for planting trees on their school campuses. Sue earned a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies from Michigan State University and a Master's in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan - Dearborn. She is an active member of the American Horticultural Society, Alliance for Community Trees, and Project Learning Trees’ Green Schools Network.
Stacie’s has been involved in public relations for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the overall management of the Communications Department. This includes strategic communications, external communications and affairs, internal communications, digital communications, marketing and branding. Previously, Stacie served as the Media Relations Manager for Howard University and Howard University Hospital where she served as media liaison. This included developing press releases, media statements, PSAs, website content, and electronic publications. Prior to that, Stacie worked as the Director of Communications for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Institute where she developed, implemented, and evaluated a comprehensive communications plan for the Institute’s national office and 25 regional offices and led all internal and external communications functions. Her communications career also includes working as Public Affairs Manager for the American Red Cross, National Capital Chapter. She earned a Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism and a Master's in Organizational Communications from Howard University. She is a member of the Association for Women in Communications and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Martin has been involved in marketing and public relations for 26 years. In his current position, he is responsible for all external communications via paid and unpaid PR, web development, advertising messaging, and public presentations as well as the development of social enterprises, fund raising and grant writing. Previously, as Director at NCAA Lacrosse Championships, Martin was responsible for all external communications and development of appropriate messages, fund raising and ticket sales. Prior to that, he worked as Assoc Athletic Director at UMBC where he was responsible for external marketing, advertising sales, fund raising and program development. He earned a BS in Accounting and a MS in Information Systems Design from the University of MD. He is a Board member of Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, and the local chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance. He is a member of Consumer Federation of America committee on Car Insurance for Low-Income Families.
Stephen has been involved in public relations for 25 years. In his current position, he is responsible for directing and developing communications and media relations programs and initiatives; supervising social media efforts; and directing online advocacy. Previously, as Press Secretary to Congressman Lane Evans, Stephen was responsible for directing communications and media relations activities for his congressional office and campaigns and crafting public affairs programs in support of legislative and policy initiatives. He also managed press activities for work on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. Before that, he worked as Account Executive at The Kamber Group where he was responsible for counseling nonprofit and labor union clients on communications strategy and developing public affairs and communications material. He earned a BA in History from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a J.D. in Law from DePaul University College of Law. He has been a speaker at Public Relations Society of America chapter events and the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow program.
Katharine has been involved in communications for 8 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the organization's public relations and outreach. This includes: managing the advertising campaign for the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards; planning and promoting exhibits in the AAAS Art Gallery; writing and distributing news releases and media advisories; contributing to AAAS Policy Alert; and writing content, covering events, taking pictures and producing videos for AAAS.org. Previously, as an associate in Election Initiatives at the Pew Center on the States, Katharine was responsible for writing for electionline.org, researching, writing and editing reports, and organizing conferences for reporters on upcoming elections and election administration issues. She earned a B.A. in communication from University at Buffalo (SUNY), and is a member of the National Press Club, DC Science Writers Association, the New York State Society and the Buffalo Nite Committee. She is also the organizer for DC PR Flacks, a monthly Meetup group of more than 900 professionals in PR, public affairs, and communications.
Greg has been involved in fundraising for 10 years. In his current position, he runs a one person development shop which includes the following activities: prepares grant proposals and builds relationships with foundation, corporate, and high-net-worth individual funders; plans and runs the organization's Annual Benefit Event; conducts New Futures’ Year-End Appeal; and develops all communications and marketing materials. Previously, Greg served as President and CEO of the Washington Scholarship Fund. In that position, Greg was responsible for fundraising initiatives ranging from one-on-one presentations to large institutional funders to semi-annual mailed appeals targeting individuals and small family foundations. Greg currently serves as a Mentor for Capital Partners for Education. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Virginia School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from The University of Virginia. He is a member of The District of Columbia Bar, the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association.
Elenor has been involved in fundraising for 13 years. In her current position, she runs a one-person development shop where she is responsible for grant writing and reporting, membership development including oversight of all appeals and renewals, creation of a new major gifts campaign, oversight of a membership database, and special events coordination including two gala celebrations.
Previously, as Program Manager at National Wildlife Federation, Elenor was responsible for writing grant proposals and meeting with donors. Elenor currently volunteers as a steering committee member for NoVA Outside and a member of the Viva Verde committee for the Claremont Immersion PTA. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia and a Master's of Education in Instructional Technology from George Mason University. She is a member of Leadership Arlington.
Lynn has been involved in fundraising for three decades. In her current position, she is responsible for individual fundraising, special campaigns, government funding, and grant writing and management of funds from foundations and corporations. Previously, at the Physician Assistant Foundation, Lynn was responsible for identifying, soliciting and maintaining corporate support as well as successfully leading a capital campaign for the organization.
Lynn currently serves on various boards. She earned her Bachelors's in Communications/French from David Lipscomb University, and a Master's degree in Philanthropy from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. She is a member of the Grantwriting Professionals Association and the National Grants Management Association. Lynn is on the adjunct faculty at Catholic University and The Graduate School, teaching fundraising and grantwriting courses. She offers a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership through Northern Virginia Community College.
Brittany has been involved in social media for 9 years. In her current position, she is responsible for defining and managing the ASYMCA's social media marketing strategy. This includes creating a presence online and managing the organization's brand on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ and the Huffington Post. She reviews Google Alerts, Mention, SEOQuake and Google Analytics to monitor and analyze traffic and trends to created targeted campaigns to better engage participants, donors and volunteers. Previously, as Director of Development, Marketing and PR at the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, Brittany was responsible for new media and fundraising campaigns. This included creating a Facebook and Twitter presence for the organization as well as a website overhaul. She also applied for Google Grants, utilizing Google's free AdSense program for free Geo-targeted ad space for non-profits online. Brittany earned a BA in Political Science and Leadership from the University of San Diego and has previously volunteered as Rotaract President as well as Rotary International as the PR Chair for the La New Generations Rotary Club. She has also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, Project Active, Meals on Wheels and the University of San Diego Alumni Board.
Robert has been involved in social media for 8 years. In his current position, he is responsible for designing social media campaigns for ULI's flagship magazine, awards program submissions, annual meeting registrations, and the ULI Foundation year-end donation drives. His social media expertise directly includes LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia. Robert also regularly updates the organization's global social media policies and guidelines for staff in order to protect ULI's brand and reputation. Previously, Robert served as a Lecturer in George Mason University's Communication Department. He earned an MA in Communication from George Mason University and an MA in History from George Mason University. He is a member of Eastern Communication Association (ECA) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Jen has been involved in social media for 6 years. In her current position, she is responsible for developing and promoting social messaging and strategy for AARP, the AARP Foundation, Drive to End Hunger and Create the Good. Jen plans, updates and oversees a variety of social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, and Tumblr to disseminate the AARP's mission.
Jen skillfully crafts social messaging for organization wide campaigns. She writes for the AARP blog and manages bloggers weekly posting. In addition, Jen is responsible for assisting and mentoring state staff on effective social media communication use and best practices. Much of Jen's work focuses on developing unique social strategies which includes testing platforms and applications that may benefit the social mission. Previously, as Senior Specialist at Office of Volunteerism and Civic Engagement for AARP, she was responsible for managing and updating all social media platforms and various guest blogs. She also monitored and tracked the weekly metrics of mentioned social media platforms - which she continues to do in her current role. She earned a Bachelor's in Communications Arts from Salisbury State University, and a Master's in Communication from College of Notre Dame Maryland.
Megan has been involved in social media for 6 years. In her current position, she is responsible for developing and implementing effective social media strategies for public health advocacy campaigns. This includes: building and maintaining Facebook fan pages, utilizing Facebook ads for growth and engagement, running online contests, and using groups; devising content, monitoring, and building relationships on Twitter; using LinkedIn for networking and identifying potential allies; using Instagram to engage youth advocates; and utilizing Google+ for internal staff meetings. Previously, as Senior Social Media Specialist at M+R Strategic Services, Megan was responsible for overseeing the integration of social media into media relations campaigns, online advocacy and fundraising campaigns, and organizing campaigns. This included: building Facebook and Twitter presences, driving supporters to take action, and utilizing Facebook and Twitter to reach new supporters. Additionally, she used Twitter to seek out and engage in conversations happening online. While at M+R, Megan coauthored M+R and NTEN's Benchmarks Extra: Facebook report, offering tips for how to strengthen the effectiveness of social media tactics. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from American University.
Quintaria has been involved in program evaluations for 15 years. In her current position, she is responsible for overseeing the development, planning, and facilitation of programs through program evaluations that translate policy and strategy outcomes into quantifiable, measurable results. She provides regular updates on research findings, market trends and special projects through program analysis and quarterly reports. These findings are used to determine the effectiveness of each program for setting future outcome expectations. As Founder of Big Hearts Little Hands Inc., Quintaria is responsible for assessing community needs through research, feedback assessment, and other evaluation tools. She earned her BA in Accounting from Ashford University and is currently working on her Master's in Management. She is a member of AmeriCorps and Independent Schools Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Allison has been involved in program evaluations for 13 years. In her current position, she is responsible for coordinating her school's use of data to prepare for accreditation, external program evaluations by the DC Public Charter School Board and foundation funders, and for guiding internal decision making on program design and expansion. This includes coordinating the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data gathered annually through multiple data sources including stakeholder surveys, formal and informal student assessments, and industry sectoral analyses. She works with a team at the school to translate this annual process of program evaluation into program and curriculum improvements. Allison currently serves as Board Member for Carlos Rosario Educational Foundation, DC Association of Chartered Public Schools and DC Home Health Partners. She earned an MBA in Business Administration from GWU and a BA in Education from Eastern Mennonite University. She is a member of TESOL, COABE, and ASCD and is on the Advisory Committee for the Middle States Accreditation Commission.
Debbie has been involved in volunteer management for 14 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the organization's volunteers. This includes: recruiting volunteers for events; coordinating volunteers to staff the organization's Support Line; managing 300 patient and caregiver volunteer leaders who run support groups; and creating resources and trainings for the volunteers. Previously, as Campus Field Director at Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), Debbie was responsible for recruiting, training and supporting volunteers at colleges and universities across the country. She also created programs and materials for volunteers to use in voter mobilization and education. She earned a BS in Anthropology from UC Irvine and is a member of the American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable.
Rhonda has been involved in volunteer management for 12 years. In her current position, she is responsible for the identification, recruitment, evaluation, recognition, and placement of 30 volunteers annually in support positions for her organization's programs. She also implemented and oversees the organization first volunteer regional advisory council. Previously, as Adjunct Professor at UDC, Rhonda was responsible for teaching Staff and Volunteer Management. In her class, she guided and mentored students on how to design a volunteer project in which they had to recruit, engage and recognize volunteers for their project. Before that, she worked as Program Specialist at DC Area Health Education Center where she was responsible for coordinating a summer health conference where she actively recruited medical professionals to teach high school students about various medical career paths as well as hand-on interactive workshops. Rhonda currently serves as volunteer for Little Black Dress Club - Chapter Director; and Upper Montgomery Assistance Network - Board Member. She earned a Bachelor's in Consumer Affairs from Eastern Illinois University and a Master's in Public Service Management from DePaul University.
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