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!
Sr Application Engineer
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Sr Associate, Community Support and Analytics
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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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Associate, Finance & Administration
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Sr Manager, 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 enjoys live music, travel and chatting on the phone with her family.
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Client Relations Manager
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Associate, Product Management
Chief Technology Officer
Zeph joined VolunteerMatch in March 2008 as an engineer, eventually becoming Application Architect and now CTO. Prior to joining the team, he was Director of Information Technology at TRUSTe, an organization engaged in Internet Privacy. Zeph completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at Macalester College. His outside interests include writing, photography, biking and traveling. Zeph currently volunteers with Year Up, and in the past has volunteered with Kiva, Citizen Schools and Mercy Housing.
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Chief Financial Officer
Denise Howell joined VolunteerMatch as Chief Financial Officer in April 2011. Previously, she served in strategic consulting 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 Interim CFO at the East Bay Community Foundation, and as Director of Contracts at Catholic Charities CYO. Although she has served in the nonprofit sector for over 12 years, Denise began her career in public accounting and banking, holding positions 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 Girls on the Run, the American Cancer Society and SaveABunny. Denise grew up in Montana and moved to the Bay Area after she received her degree from the University of Idaho. She loves the Bay Area for its rich culture, spectacular farmers markets, restaurants, hiking and wineries.
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VP, Client Services & Strategic Partnerships
Vicky works closely with corporate and nonprofit clients to help them effectively build and use VolunteerMatch technology to engage their employees. Recognizing the significant impact volunteers have each day at nonprofits across the country, she strives to bring her communications skills and first-hand knowledge of nonprofits needs to her clients. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch, Vicky worked as the MS Walk Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where she helped the chapter raise a record $1M-plus at a single event. Before moving to San Francisco, she worked in the Washington, DC, area as a consultant for a variety of clients, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vicky earned her BS from Boston University's College of Communication. She enjoys traveling, reading and the weather on the West Coast
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Online Communications Manager
Shari joined the Communications team at VolunteerMatch in August 2010, and is responsible for all things online including blogs, newsletters, and social networking. A writer who's passionate about nonprofit capacity building, she's hard at work reaching out to nonprofits and volunteers to enrich the VolunteerMatch community. Before joining VolunteerMatch Shari led marketing and outreach at GreatNonprofits, a nonprofit online startup. Bred in Boston, Shari graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology and a BS in Biological Sciences, and got hooked on the Bay Area lifestyle. With good food, good wine, and good weather, the only thing that's East coast about her now is her allegiance to Boston sports.
Community Support 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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Director, Client Services
Maura joined VolunteerMatch in October 2007, bringing her passion for Corporate Social Responsibility and excitement for volunteering to the VolunteerMatch team. Prior to joining VolunteerMatch, she earned a B.A. in International Studies and Studio Art from Macalester College, where she explored her interests in various social issues, and studied how corporate citizenship can be used to address global problems. Maura loves to travel and has spent significant time in Turkey and Ecuador, as well as four months in Northern Ireland where she interned for Children in Crossfire, a nonprofit dedicated to the human rights of children worldwide. In addition to working to promote corporate volunteerism, Maura serves on the World Food Program Committee of San Francisco. In her free time, she enjoys quilting, photography and the great outdoors.
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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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Front End Engineer
VP, Product Management
Russ Nelson leads our Product team and is focused on amplifying VolunteerMatch's impact via social, mobile, and connected technologies. He is passionate about the art of innovative design, the impact of Agile development, and the power of connecting people in meaningful ways. RussâÃ‚Â€Ã‚Â™ background is in enterprise software, information technology, and cloud computing. Before joining VolunteerMatch in early 2012, Russ spent 14 years as a product leader at PeopleSoft and salesforce.com. Russ is an active volunteer, especially for animal welfare causes, and he is on the board of the San Francisco SPCA.
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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.
EVP & Chief Services Officer
As our Chief Services Officer, Greg Price leads VolunteerMatch efforts to deliver services that support our community of volunteers, nonprofits and corporations and in the process create a sustainable business model for our organization. For 12 years at Oracle, Greg led teams that built U.S. Support Sales revenue from $40M to $1.1B; built the Support Sales team across Canada; refined Oracle Japan's support partner program; and established the first team to sell hosted Oracle Applications. He then worked with start-ups developing strategic partnerships in the U.S. and Europe before taking a break from technology to reconnect with his young family. Seeking a way to leverage his expertise for "greater good," Greg joined VolunteerMatch in 2005. By December 2006, VolunteerMatch doubled both the number of its corporate clients and its earned revenue. By 2009, VolunteerMatch extended its self-sustainability (earned revenue / expenses) from 32% in 2006 to 95%. Greg has contributed to the boards of the SF Opera and SF Zoo auxiliaries and currently serves on the boards of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, Ari Bhod, and the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation. He is the founding board president of the New Village School (K-8) in Sausalito, California.
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Vice President, Communications & Marketing
Robert raises awareness about VolunteerMatch as head of our public relations, marketing, social media, membership communications, and public thought-leadership activities. He joined VolunteerMatch in 2006 and has helped the organization double in size while delivering more than $1 billion in social value in that time. Before this he raised money for important causes, helped build and sell a high-rise building, ran his own consulting firm, survived the dot-com era, and worked in the independent press. He's a frequent public speaker on issues related to technology, social good, cause-related marketing and the nonprofit enterprise, including recent appearances at SXSW, Social Media Week, Nonprofit Technology Conference, National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Goodpitch, and Netsquared. He's originally from Tucson, Ariz.
Senior Application Engineer
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Director of Engineering
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Client Relations Manager
David joined the VolunteerMatch team to support companies seeking to grow their employee volunteer programs and increase community engagement. He has previously worked in nonprofit technology as a Support and Outreach Manager at DemocracyInAction, and has worked or volunteered at a number of nonprofits in San Francisco and Washington, DC. David holds an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Berkeley, and enjoys photography, yoga, vegan treats, and staring at palm trees
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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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Director, VolunteerMatch Solutions
Dianna Smith brings twelve years of corporate financial services background to VolunteerMatch with a specialty in strategic planning and business development. She helps Fortune 1000 companies develop employee volunteerism programs that align business objectives with the needs of the communities in which they operate and their employees interests. Dianna has a long history of volunteering in Health and Human Services, Literacy, and Civil Rights. Most recently, she has been very active in election integrity, taking a six month sabbatical to speak with Secretaries of State and Election Officials about transparency and election equipment. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed her graduate work in Financial Planning at the John Anderson School of Business at UCLA.
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Sr Application Engineer
Director, VolunteerMatch Solutions
Seth brings to VolunteerMatch a variety of volunteer and corporate experience. In 2004-2005, he volunteered for a year with AmeriCorps doing environmental education and conservation work in Cape Cod, Mass. Upon arriving in San Francisco, Seth worked as a media planner at Mediaedge:CIA. Seth joined VolunteerMatch in October 2006 as an Associate in the Corporate Solutions department, where he discovered the perfect marriage for his volunteering and corporate experiences. Seth was promoted in 2007 to Account Manager in our Corporate Sales Department and again in 2009 to East Coast Director. Seth holds a B.A. in American Studies from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. He lives in Rhode Island and enjoys hiking, cooking, and is a big Boston Red Sox fan.
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Sr Product Manager
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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Business Development Manager
Lauren joined the VolunteerMatch team to promote volunteerism and Corporate Social Responsibility. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Penn State University where she sat on PSU's THON Committee, the nation's largest student run philanthropic organization. Passionate about philanthropy and volunteering, Lauren organized a partnership between the International Bird Rescue and Research Center (IBRRC) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to set up donation points at various ERAC locations after the Cosco-Busan oil spill in 2007. Lauren also donates her time volunteering at Craigslist Foundation and being part of the Women's Service Club of San Francisco. In her free time Lauren enjoys spending afternoons in the park and exploring the variety of music, art and culture in San Francisco.
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Sr Associate, Business Development
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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.
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 $4.5 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.
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 an 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.
Board of Advisors
Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media
Vincent Stehle is formerly Program Officer for the Nonprofit Sector Support Program at the Surdna Foundation, a family foundation based in New York City with assets approaching $650 million. Before coming to Surdna, Mr. Stehle worked for ten years as a reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where he covered fundraising and management issues for the nonprofit sector. Mr. Stehle is a member of both the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN), and the Board of Directors of the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG).
William R. Hearst III
Former Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Hearst was editor and publisher of the San Francisco Examiner from 1984 until 1995, and joined KPCB in 1995. He serves on numerous boards, is a fellow of the AAAS, a trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and a trustee of the California Academy of Sciences.
Goodman is a master storyteller. His mission is to help nonprofit organizations and foundations frame their histories, stories, and organizational needs into compelling narrative. His clients have included the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Environmental Defense, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Steve Glikbarg is a co-founder and former co-executive director of ImpactOnline, the nonprofit which launched VolunteerMatch in 1998. In the past, Mr. Glikbarg served on the board of directors of the National Civic League, Who Cares Magazine and Katmango Inc. Currently Mr. Glikbarg works as an investment advisor in Santa Barbara, CA.
Cynthia M. Gibson, PhD
Principal, Cynthesis Consulting
Cynthia Gibson has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Currently the principal of nonprofit consulting firm specializing in program development, strategic planning, and communications, Gibson also speaks and has published widely about nonprofit strategy/issues, civic engagement, and democracy. Previously, she served as a program officer at Carnegie Corporation of New York in the area of Strengthening U.S. Democracy, developing and overseeing two subprograms in Strengthening the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector and Youth Civic Engagement.
Scientific Adviser and former Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Gage joined KPCB in 2008, with a primary focus on Greentech. Prior to joining KPCB, he was a Founder, Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office for Sun Microsystems, an international information technology company based in California. John also created NetDay '96, the event that inspired the launch of VolunteerMatch.
CEO & Founder, Civic Ventures
Freedman is a respected thought leader, author, and voice in the nonprofit sector. His book, Prime Time was a catalyst for the current national dialogue on the aging of America and the tremendous potential for contribution by experienced Americans in their 60's and 70's.
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Cerf is widely recognized as the "Father of the Internet." He is co-inventor of the computer networking protocol, TCP/IP, which has become the language for Internet communications.
Katherine H. Campbell
Executive Director, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration
Katie Campbell has worked in the field of nonprofit and volunteer resources management for 30 years as practitioner, author, trainer and leader. She served as director of the Virginia Office of Volunteerism, and from 1997 to 2003 she served as executive director of the international Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA). In addition to her current role with CCVA, Katie does independent consulting and teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Virginia.
Nonprofit Management Consultant
Seth Barad is a former marketing executive who has held senior roles as American Express Company and GE Capital. He is also a former partner at The Bridgespan Group, and currently is a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area
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