People

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VolunteerMatch Team

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!

Staff

Todd Anderson
Senior Relationship Manager, Client Services

Todd left corporate America to join VolunteerMatch in 2015. He works with nonprofit partners and corporate clients to make sure they have the knowledge and support to get the most out of their volunteer programs. When not doing the nonprofit 9-5, Todd walks the walk by volunteering with the Zen Hospice Project and San Francisco Suicide Prevention. He also plays and listens to as much music as possible and wears beanies year round.

Connect with Todd on LinkedIn.

Greg Baldwin
CEO, VolunteerMatch

Greg Baldwin joined what is now VolunteerMatch in the spring of 1998 as its Chief Imagination Officer to finish hot-wiring the Internet to help everybody find a great place to volunteer. Today, VolunteerMatch is the web's largest volunteer engagement network strengthening communities and organizations across the country by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. . 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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Jennifer Bennett
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.

Connect with Jennifer on Linkedin.

Rose Carle
Sr Manager, Operations

Rose brings over ten years experience in accounting, administrative support and customer service to her role here at VolunteerMatch. In addition to providing support to the Finance and Sales teams, she also coordinates the company's HR needs. In her spare time, Rose likes to cook, travel, knit and volunteer with various organizations in San Francisco.

Connect with Rose on Linkedin.

Amy Cooper
Sales Director

As a successful enterprise software sales professional and leader in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years, Amy brings extensive business development and sales expertise along with a passion for being client centric. Known as a team player, she builds trust to expand customer growth, retention, and satisfaction. Amy has consistently helped organizations identify and expand new markets, while exceeding targeted sales goals. Amy graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Telecommunications and Advertising. Outside of her work with VolunteerMatch, she is a board member and Director with the National Coalition Against Drug Abuse and is a member of the Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project Coalition. She is a frequent speaker at community events, colleges, and high schools. You might catch Amy singing around the Bay Area with one of the bands she performs with - either swinging with a big band or with a hip brass band. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband.

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn.

Elysia Gabe
Marketing Manager

Elysia joined VolunteerMatch in 2016 to help nonprofits, volunteers and companies connect with one another and better engage with their communities. Prior to joining the team, she served as an AmeriCorps fellow at a children's literacy organization in L.A., served coffee and tea at a cafe in Portland, and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College. In her free time, she enjoys trips home to Hawaii, cooking meals with family & friends, walking around in nature, reading books, and riding her bike around Oakland.

Connect with Elysia on LinkedIn.

Judy Guo
Lead Engineer

Judy joined VolunteerMatch as a lead engineer in March 2016. Before joining the company, she was a team leader with rich experience in working with many co-workers from all over the world. She has extensive experience in back end development. Currently Judy lives in Vero Beach FL with her daughter and husband. Judy holds a Master degree in Computer Science from University of Maine.

Connect with Judy on LinkedIn.

Sarah Hayes
Business Development

Sarah has built a career working with for-profit companies and non-profit organizations around employee volunteer programs and community partnerships. She has worked with many international companies, and recently concluded a contract with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), developing and managing the Global Corporate Volunteer Council (GCVC), a successful network of global companies based throughout the world that have employee engagement programs in at least three regions of the world. Sarah is an experienced public speaker, trainer, fundraiser, and is very good at partnerships and relationship-building and understanding between these two sectors. Sarah has served on the National Council of Workplace Volunteerism with the Points of Light, and on the U.S. Committee for the International Year of Volunteers. She has also served as a consultant on the Leadership Faculty of the Points of Light Institute.

Kevin Johnson
Manager, Client Relations

Kevin joined VolunteerMatch in 2007 after a ten year run with the Warner Music Group. He works closely with both nonprofit and corporate partners to ensure that VolunteerMatch gives everyone the chance to make a difference. When not extolling the value of the VolunteerMatch Network to anyone who will listen, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, baseball, music, craft and not so craft beer, and quality hair products.

Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn.

David Lake
Director, Product Management

David joined VolunteerMatch in the winter of 2017 as Director of Product Management. Although not a Bay Area native, he has lived in the area for almost 30 years, which some might argue qualifies him for that distinction. David has had a fantastic career, starting out as a writer for the Industry Standard; a magazine and website covering the Internet economy, right at the time that Google and Amazon went IPO. In addition, he has worked for a number of media organizations as a product manager, including PCWorld, Macworld, TechCrunch, and PLOS. If you asked him what is the best activity in the world, he would say surfing, hands down. In full disclosure, he would also say that he is less than a stellar banjo player. David is excited to work with VolunteerMatch; it is a great nonprofit with great people and an important mission.

Connect with David on Linkedin.

Henry Liu
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.

Scott Lohmann
VP, Marketing & 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.

Connect with Scott on LinkedIn.

Sonia Nzongo
Associate, Client Services

Born in Luanda, Angola, Sonia has been living in various cities and towns in NorCal for 18+ years. Sonia joined VolunteerMatch at the end of March, 2017. Following her position as a Client Services Associate, she volunteered at Kiva in San Francisco. She believes in the power of skill-based volunteering as she transitions her skills from her volunteering position to VolunteerMatch. Working at VolunteerMatch helps realize her dream of being a source of change, as nonprofit organizations from all over the world can use the VM tools to sustain and grow. Apart from work, Sonia loves to travel abroad. She is also an avid Netflix-watcher, but is working on becoming more active, which is hard because NETFLIX. She also loves to eat and bake, but mostly eat.

Connect with Sonia on LinkedIn.

Beilie Peng
Sr Manager, Product

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 enjoys eating or cooking delicious food or getting ready to travel to somewhere in the world.

Connect with Beilie on LinkedIn.

Daryll Pierre
Sr Application Engineer

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 and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York.

John Rackwitz
Senior Applications Engineer

John has been writing code since 1984. He is a talented applications engineer and has been a key player on VolunteerMatch's engineering team since 2015.

Basil Sadiq
Senior Marketing Manager

Basil is working to strengthen and expand VolunteerMatch's engagement and communications activities. 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 local parks and peaks, visiting museums, binge-watching Netflix, and giving back to his community.

Connect with Basil on Linkedin.

Kirk Schaper
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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Samir Shah
Technical and Business Director, Client Services

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.

Connect with Samir on Linkedin.

Kim Shumsky
Engineer

Kim joined the VolunteerMatch team with 8 years of experience in both back and front end development. She is a self-taught coder who graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management. Kim is passionate about travel, food, yoga and being outdoors. She has lived in several countries including England and Grenada where she discovered how important and rewarding it is to give back to her community.

Connect with Kim on LinkedIn.

Hsiaoyun Sue
Application Engineer

Hsiaoyun joined VM on July 2014, and just hit her 3 year mark. She has had a wonderful 3 years working here at VolunteerMatch. This is her 5th and favorite job. Hsiaoyun has a master's degree in software engineering. Starting off as a QA engineer in a semi-conductor equipment company, Hsiaoyun found a role that sent her traveling around the world. Now Hsiaoyun just enjoys being a JAVA developer. It's her 6th year doing so and she wouldn't change it for the world.

Connect with Hsiaoyun on LinkedIn.

Eric Swanson,
Systems Administrator

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.

Connect with Eric on Linkedin.

Julie VanDeLinder
VP, Client Services & Strategy

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.

Connect with Julie on LinkedIn.

Bonnie Walsh
Controller & Treasurer

Bonnie comes to VolunteerMatch with broad public accounting and private industry background and has responsibility for overseeing the finance and accounting function at VolunteerMatch. She is a big 4 CPA with excellent organizational and analytical skills and deep professional experience in financial planning, forecasting, internal audit and cost control. She is a Licensed Certified Financial Planner. She is a graduate of Wichita State University and lives in Berkeley.

Board of Directors

Jay Backstrand
Managing Director, Citi 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.

Stouffer Egan
Chief Commercial Officer at Flexport

Stouffer Egan is a tech industry veteran currently serving as the Chief Commercial Officer at Flexport a modern logistics platform fixing the user experience in global trade. Over his career Mr. Egan has was worked at Oracle, Ravello Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Autonomy, Dataware Technologies and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Meg Garlinghouse
Head of Social Impact, LinkedIn

Meg Garlinghouse leads LinkedIn's Social Impact team and 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.

Craig Jacoby
Partner, Cooley Godward LLP

Craig Jacoby is a Co-Founder 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.

Chris Masto
Co-Founder & Partner, FFL Partners

Chris Masto is an investor and board member. He is Co-Founder and Senior Advisor at FFL Partners, a private equity firm, which he co-founded in 1997 and where, until 2017, he served as a Partner, member of the Investment Committee, and member of firm leadership. He transitioned to a Senior Advisor role in 2017. Previously, he worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company. Prior to that, he was an analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he also served as special assistant to the head of investment banking. Chris currently serves on the boards of Curo Financial Technologies (NYSE: CURO) and Enjoy Beer, and was previously a director of Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) and Chairman of TriTech Software Systems. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Holly Ross
Director, Technical Support Community at New Relic, Inc.

Holly Ross is an accomplished leader who loves building and supporting teams, bringing communities together to learn and share, and ensuring that both strategy and culture are the driving forces in building processes and systems in growing organizations. Holly has served as the Executive Director of the Drupal Association, NTEN and was recognized as one of the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 three times, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Holly is a frequent speaker, author, and trainer, I has focused on building organizations that are rooted in purpose and driven by results. She is a champion of collaborative and multi-disciplinary groups, and loves to work with people from around the globe to solve problems.

Robert Savage
Co-Founder, KSH Capital

Prior to founding KSH Capital, Mr. Savage was Co-Founder, President of KTR Capital Partners (KTR) an investment, development and operating company focused exclusively on the industrial property sector in North America. KTR and its commingled investment funds were sold in May 2015 to a joint venture of Prologis Inc. and Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the Norwegian Government’s pension fund, in a $5.9 billion transaction. Mr. Savage is a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Mr. Savage is also a member of the Board of Directors of New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). He is a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Pension Real Estate Association. Mr. Savage received an A.B. in Urban Studies and Business Economics from Brown University.

Premal Shah
Co-Founder & President, Kiva.org

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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Volunteers

Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers who have helped us continue to serve our mission, especially our long-term volunteers without whom we would not be as successful as we are today: