The VolunteerMatch team combines a love of community engagement, a passion for technology, and a commitment to building strong relationships. Get to know the folks behind our service!
Manager, Client Services & Support
Adam employs social web technologies, analytics and community management to help people connect with causes they care about, and supports nonprofits as they find great volunteers on the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch in September 2012, Adam worked in public education and community support. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy. In his free time, Adam enjoys volunteering at the library, listening to music and comedy, drinking coffee, reading, and aspiring to exercise.
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Greg Baldwin joined what is now VolunteerMatch in the spring of 1998 as its Chief Imagination Officer to finish hotwiring the Internet to help everybody find a great place to volunteer. Today, VolunteerMatch is the web's largest volunteer engagment network strengthening communities and organizations across the country by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Since its launch the VolunteerMatch network has helped the nonprofit sector engage more that $5.4 billion worth of volunteer services. Greg completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in 1990 with a degree in Public Policy. He is a life-long volunteer and currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife Kathryn and kids Ellie and Matt.
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Sr Client Relations Manager
Jeff joined VolunteerMatch to foster community involvement and help nonprofit organizations find great volunteers. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he studied Information Management Systems at U.C.-Berkeley and spent several years in the financial services industry. After returning from a long trip through South America, Jeff found the perfect fit at VolunteerMatch and is excited to be a part of an organization making such a significant impact in the world. Jeff loves bobbing his head to music, cooking, reading autobiographies, Netflix streaming, video games, the Golden State Warriors, and going on adventures.
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Sr Manager, Education & Training
Jennifer joined VolunteerMatch to build and manage the organization's volunteer engagement programs. She has a strong commitment to making a difference in her community and brings over ten years of nonprofit management experience including seven years directly managing volunteers and creating and revitalizing volunteer programs at VolunteerMatch. Jennifer started her work with nonprofits in the wildlife rehabilitation and conservation field, filling positions at all levels from rescuing wildlife in the field to running wildlife hospitals to serving as a board member on advisory boards. She currently volunteers with Save the Bay and Project Homeless Connect. She is an avid reader, enjoys yoga and travel (sometimes at the same time), and knows lots of things about birds. She holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA.
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Susan is a Bay Area native and joined VolunteerMatch in 2014. She has a passion for creating user-friendly, consumer web services and has previously worked for variety of Internet companies including Yahoo, Netscape, Move (Realtor.com) and Baynote. Susan has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Occidental College and an MBA from Babson, focusing on entrepeneurship. She has been an active board member of the education foundations for her children’s schools and likes to regularly comb VolunteerMatch for new and exciting volunteer opportunities.
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John is an East Coast transplant, who joined VolunteerMatch in August 2013 as an SQA Engineer. He has 11 years of manual and automated testing experience, spanning various industries, including commercial electronics, network storage and education. In addition, John has a solid IT background in the areas of Technical Support, and System and Network Administration. Since moving to San Francisco, he has volunteered serving meals at the Sanctuary Shelter and has also participated in the AIDS walk. John loves music, running and playing the drums.
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Associate, Finance & Administration
Rose brings over ten years experience in accounting, administrative support and customer service to her role here at VolunteerMatch.She is responsible for accounts receivable and payables. She researches and resolves payment issues, racks aging and provides current information to CFO Sales. She supports the budget and audit processes. In her spare time, she volunteers to various organizations in San Francisco.
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Ramie is an Honours Computer Science (co op) graduate with a Software Engineering option from the University of Waterloo. He has diverse work experience in the Software Development field primarily with Object-Oriented languages and relational databases, typically presented using front end languages. Ramie has a passionate interest in developing quality code and manages personal coding projects for the iPhone and Android.
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One of the newest members of the team, Matt joined Volunteer Match in April 2016. Matt's background is in the workplace giving and volunteering space where he worked for FrontStream helping corporations take their philanthropic programs to the next level. In his spare time Matt loves to volunteer and play golf.
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Vaishnavi joined VolunteerMatch in September 2012, with extensive knowledge in the field of quality assurance and testing. She received a Master's in Computer Science from San Diego State University, where she worked at different companies as an intern and then took on a full-time job. She moved to San Francisco with her husband and was hired as the first QA member of the VolunteerMatch team. She worked on delivering a quality product to VolunteerMatch clients. She has over 5+ years of automation and manual testing experience. She has helped create a test strategy for the team and built more quality into the products. Her hobbies include traveling, painting, interior decorating and enjoys walks on the beach.
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Director, HR & Admin
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Jackie Dixon joined VolunteerMatch in January 2006. After completing her B.A. in Media Production and Management from BCFE in Dublin, Jackie moved to the United States in 2001 to work in the film & commercial TV industry as a production coordinator. In 2006 she decided to focus on a more rewarding and socially responsible career and - having long admired VolunteerMatch's mission - was delighted to join the team. She manages the day-to-day HR for VolunteerMatch including recruiting. She enjoys wrangling her two babies, live music, travel and chatting on the phone with her family.
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Sr Product Manager
Marlene has been a member of the Product team at VolunteerMatch since April 2013 and helps manage daily site operations, user experience and creating new features. Marlene has been a long time volunteer, spending many of her high school years as a phone operatorat Cedar Sinai's Teenline hotline in her hometown of Los Angeles. Marlene brings her passionate belief in the potential of technology to solve social problems to VolunteerMatch. When she's not at work, she's walking her dog, Penny, tracking down local eats or enjoyinga good book in the sun.
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Chief Financial Officer
Denise Howell joined VolunteerMatch as Chief Financial Officer in April 2011. Previously, she served in strategic consulting financial roles with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and The Community Foundation Sonoma County during significant transitions for both organizations. Prior to her consulting work, she served as both Controller and CFO at the East Bay Community Foundation, which manages $400 million in assets and as Director of Contracts at Catholic Charities CYO, which has 30 social service programs and $42 million in public support. Although she has served in the nonprofit sector for over 12 years, Denise began her career in public accounting and banking with Deloitte and Wells Fargo. Denise recently served a 3-year term on the board of the Northern California Planned Giving Council, as its annual conference chair, hosting an event for over 300 professionals, including board and senior management of the Bay Area’s most recognized organizations, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, USF, and nonprofit organizations throughout the area. She currently volunteers with WildCare, San Francisco State and other local organizations. Denise is a Montana native, and moved to the Bay Area after receiving her degree in finance and economics from the University of Idaho. She loves the Bay Area for its rich culture, spectacular farmers markets, restaurants, outdoor adventure and wines.
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Client Relations Manager
Kevin joined VolunteerMatch in the fall of 2007 after spending ten years working for the Warner Music Group where he acquired a vast amount of experience in sales and marketing. A native of upstate New York, Kevin grew up along the Hudson River before growing tired of sub-zero temperatures. He studied literature at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and has called the Bay Area home since 1994. Today he enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and singing in an alt country band, and living and dying with the Boston Red Sox.
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Manager, Creative Services
Julia Lee originally joined VolunteerMatch to support the communication and development activities associated with the Office of the President and has transitioned into her new role as the Creative Services Manager in 2013. Julia earned her BA in English from UC Berkeley and her MFA in Creative Writing from UMass, Amherst. Julia has lived and traveled in the UK and held a variety of positions in the nonprofit sector. She has served as a library assistant, counselor for troubled youth, and publication assistant for an educational research agency. Julia brings her passion for writing and storytelling to her position. She has completed various short films and a documentary about her marathon training. Julia strives to create art that she hopes will move the world to think and change for the better.
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Sr Front End Engineer
Born and raised in San Francisco, and probably the only native in the office, Henry joined the VolunteerMatch team in 2011. He brings with him over 10 years experience in front end development, as a coder and UI designer, as well as a graphic designer for more traditional mediums. Having worked primarily with nonprofits and local artists in his career, Henry has a strong belief in VolunteerMatch's mission and for the need to support community-based organizations. He has a particular interest in visual design and finds working in front end development to be an exciting and unique place to observe how humans respond and react to design, technology and information.
VP, Business Development & Sales
Scott joined VolunteerMatch to help the organization strengthen and expand its business solutions portfolio and revenue streams. His main focus will be on continuing to leverage the organization's SaaS, API and nonprofit premium services. Scott has been helping to build sales teams of all shapes and sizes for over 20 years, with companies such as: Entertainment Publications, SchoolPop, Groupon, and most recently the summer camp aggregator start-up, ActivityHero. Having been an avid volunteer his entire life, he believes VolunteerMatch is the perfect fit for him. Connecting people with their volunteer passions seamlessly, and working with companies to improve their volunteer opportunities, is very exciting to him. Scott's volunteer service has been extensive. He has been a board member for two different education foundations, has lead development for The Peninsula College Fund, was on the Bicycle Commission for his town, and he has coached a variety of sports teams. Scott enjoys cycling, running, gardening, traveling with his family, raising lots of money for education and spending time with his wife and two boys. Scott holds a B.A from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
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Beilie graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Economics and have been working in the IT industry ever since. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch in November 2014, as a system integrations consultant, then product manager, Beilie spent many years building online software/applications for government agencies and e-commerce systems that powers online travel agencies operated by companies in the travel or financial services industry. In 2014, as a volunteering consultant, Beilie spent 3 months in Nairobi, Kenya, working with and mentoring a team of local engineer and product manager in a software company. Outside of work, her hobbies are mostly food or travel related. At any time, Beilie enjoy eating or cooking delicious food or getting ready to travel to somewhere in the world.
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Client Services Associate
Abby joined the VolunteerMatch team in 2015, and is excited to be part of an organization that uses technology to strengthen community ties and promote social change. Born and raised in the Bay Area,received her B.A. in Global Studies from UC Santa Barbara and has traveled extensively through Spain, Mexico, and parts of Central America. She believes passionately in the power of volunteering and community service, and currently volunteers at Street Soccer USA as a coach.In her free time Abby enjoys playing soccer, cheering for the Golden State Warriors, trying new breakfast spots, practicing her Spanish, and watching reruns of The Office.
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Daryll joined VolunteerMatch at the beginning of 2008. Prior to joining he traveled around the world for a year visiting over 35 countries. For over 4 years he worked for The Biostatistics Center of George Washington University where he built custom applications for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. He's a native New Yorker, a new resident of the Bay Area, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York.
Basil helps nonprofits and volunteers engage better with each other by posting impactful tips and stories on VolunteerMatch’s website, blog, newsletter, and social media platforms. He joined VolunteerMatch after spending a few years in corporate and nonprofit communications, where he helped organizations leverage design, content, and their community to share compelling content. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Basil kick-started his career in the Middle East. A Washington, D.C.-area native and George Mason University graduate, passionate about making the web a better place. In his free time, he enjoys hiking the Bay Area& parks and peaks, visiting museums, binge-watching Netflix, and giving back to his community.
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Chief Technology Officer
Kirk joined VolunteerMatch in Sept. 2012 as an engineer. Born and raised in the Toronto area, he studied math and computer science at the University of Waterloo. As part of his studies, he spent a year on exchange in France, before moving to the Bay Area. Kirk has an extensive background in the security software industry, most recently coming from SafeNet, where he worked on enterprise authentication software.
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Sr Client Relations Manager
Samir joined VolunteerMatch to cultivate valuable relationships with socially responsible companies engaging in community involvement. By helping corporate clients connect their employees to nonprofit volunteer opportunities, he maximizes the social value of the VolunteerMatch technology and corporate services. Samir has five years of experience in the corporate sector. In sales and marketing roles, he has successfully managed relationships with companies like Apple, Microsoft and AT&T. In 2004, Samir became involved with civic engagement by actively participating in the Presidential election. He is currently a tutor at the Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club. Samir studied Economics at the University of Texas at Austin and has an MA in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley.
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Tess is fascinated by language and communications, which is how she found her way to marketing (after dabbling in project management in her hometown of Scranton, PA and then operations management in her second home of Seattle, WA). She joined VolunteerMatch in 2014 with the intention of putting language to work for social good. She holds a Master’s of Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University and a B.A. in Public Relations from Penn State. When not reading and writing, Tess spends her time obsessing over her cat Renato, enjoying the San Francisco food scene, and convincing people to join her for karaoke.
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Eric joined the staff at VolunteerMatch in May 2012, after several years supporting VolunteerMatch as an IT service provider. Eric brings over 30 years of widely varied technology operations experience to his role, and relishes the day-to-day challenges of keeping the VolunteerMatch.org systems humming. He claims he was born in a wiring closet and grew up in a climate-controlled server farm, but we are certain that's a joke. When not toiling in his hermetically sealed Nerd Pit, Eric enjoys cooking, canning, bicycling, reading, and long road trips.
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Client Services Associate
Irina's passion for service and engagement led her to join VolunteerMatch in 2015, helping support the massive community in connecting with awesome volunteers, opportunities and events. She holds an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London and a B.A. in Global Studies, Human rights from the University of Washington. She is an AmeriCorps alum, and her prior work includes running and developing volunteer programs, encouraging civic engagement (always vote!) and researching policies around education and volunteerism. When she's not glued to her screen helping nonprofits and volunteers, Irina enjoys being outdoors (kayaking, anyone?), reading, eating anything with cheese, and traveling.
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Sr Product Designer
Molly originally joined the VolunteerMatch team to help corporations and nonprofits implement and develop volunteering programs, and today she is a key member of our product team. Originally from Portland, Ore., Molly is happy to be back on the West Coast after attending Wellesley College in Massachusetts. At Wellesley, Molly majored in United States history and volunteered at local elementary schools tutoring kindergarteners with reading. In her free time, Molly enjoys drawing, painting and otherwise being creative. She is passionate about running and one day hopes to return to Massachusetts to run the Boston Marathon.
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VP, Client Relations
Julie is a results-oriented Corporate Citizenship leader with experience in the accounting, sales, human resources, and public relations fields with an emphasis on problem solving and relationship management. She has significant experience in creating and executing projects in alignment with strategic intents and financial resources. Julie is adept in developing and motivating diverse work groups to succeed in attaining corporate initiatives through performance management.
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Sr Manager, Marketing
Bree joined VolunteerMatch to help grow the base of volunteers, nonprofits and businesses that are transforming communities through the VolunteerMatch platform. Her leadership has resulted in the recruitment of over 26,000 new members and volunteers for non-profits in Silicon Valley and Northern California. Prior to VolunteerMatch, Bree led Girl Scouts of Northern California through their most successful membership recruitment campaigns. She currently volunteers with the Junior League of San Jose and continues to coach young women as they launch their professional careers. Using statistical data models and over nine years of nonprofit insight, she has also uncovered key predictive indicators for a variety of non-profit metrics including optimal pricing for program events, drivers of member retention, participation in fundraisers and member renewal potential. Bree has an undergraduate degree from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
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Board of Directors
Vice President, JPMorgan Private Bank
Jay co-founded VolunteerMatch in 1998 and served as its President until July, 2003, joining the Board of Directors in 2005. Jay attended the Sloan Business Program at Stanford University where he studied leadership, strategy, and organizational development. A graduate of Brown University and The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, he began his career as a Marketing Manager of Sun Microsystems.
Former President, VolunteerMatch
Deborah has over 25 years of management experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. In her business career, Deborah held senior management roles in marketing at Colgate Palmolive, American Express, Bank of America, and Providian Financial. In the nonprofit world, Deborah served as National Marketing Director for the Sierra Club, and as President of VolunteerMatch from 2003 to 2006. She recently stepped down from her role as Chief Operating Officer for the Medicare Rights Center in New York City, a national non-profit organization committed to helping all people understand their rights and benefits under Medicare. Deborah graduated from Yale University with a major in Political Science, and from the New York University Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance. As a volunteer, Deborah has worked with the Taproot Foundation to support the work of Juma Ventures in San Francisco; she has served as a volunteer with Business Volunteers for the Arts in San Francisco; and from 2005 to 2007, served on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, as its Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Stouffer Egan, is a tech industry veteran who most recently served as CEO of Autonomy Inc's U.S. sales team before its aquisition by HP. Prior to joining Autonomy, Mr. Egan was Vice President of Corporate Development for Dataware Technologies after beginning his career at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Head of Employment Brand and Community, LinkedIn
Meg Garlinghouse leads LinkedIn's employment brand and community strategy, where she is responsible for strengthening the LinkedIn brand and thought leadership to attract and grow top talent. In addition, she is responsible for leveraging the LinkedIn platform to connect its professionals' knowledge and experience with nonprofits' needs, globally. Garlinghouse has nearly twenty years of experience in the technology and philanthropy sector. Prior to LinkedIn, Garlinghouse spent almost 10 years building and leading Yahoo!'s global community relations function. She has a background in international development, working for the Asia Foundation as special assistant to the president and in the private sector development department of the World Bank. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, running projects designed to raise the social and economic status of rural villagers. Garlinghouse received her B.A. in public policy studies from Duke University and a Master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also serves on the Board of Network for Good.
Partner, Cooley Godward LLP
Craig Jacoby is Co-Founder and Chairman of VolunteerMatch. Mr. Jacoby is a partner at the law firm of Cooley LLP in San Francisco where he has a general business and corporate practice with a particular focus on serving the needs of venture capital investors and the entrepreneurial companies in which they invest. He graduated from Stanford Law School, where he wrote the HTML code for the first-ever Web-based brief to the United States Supreme Court, and received an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also served as a judicial clerk to a federal judge. Before that, he spent a year cavorting in Rome on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Executive Director, Drupal Association
Holly is a well-known visionary leader in the nonprofit technology community with a proven track record of developing and implementing organizational strategies that provide direct community benefit. Before joining Drupal Association, she has spent more than seven years at NTEN, working with community members to identify the technology trends that will reshape the nonprofit sector. From ubiquitous access to technology leadership to social media, Holly brings the wisdom of the NTEN crowd to the nonprofit sector. Holly has been recognized as one of the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Holly is also editor of "Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders" and has written a chapter in "Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals," both available from Jossey-Bass. Holly came to nonprofit technology after working for social change at CALPIRG and during her college days at UC Berkeley.
Premal first began dreaming of internet microfinance” while working at PayPal, the online payments company. In late 2004, Premal took a 3 month leave from PayPal to develop and test the internet microfinance concept in India. When he returned to Silicon Valley, he met other like-minded dreamers and quit his job at PayPal to help bring the Kiva concept to life and eventually to scale. Kiva today raises over $1 million each week for the working poor in +60 countries and was named a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and selected to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list. Premal began his career as a management consultant and graduated from Stanford University.
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