Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud
Charleston, South Carolina
Vice President, Data and Technology,
American Lung Association
New York, New York
Richard K. Rappleye
Coach and Management Consultant
Vice President, Anita Borg Institute for Women & Technology
Palo Alto, California
Associate Director of Policy, Corporation for National and Community Service
Global CIO, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Co-Founder/CEO of Frontleaf
CEO, Beaconfire Consulting
President, Nancy Schwartz & Co.
New York, New York
Chief Information Officer, Canadian Red Cross
New York, New York
Board Members Emeritus
Tucker MacLean, Etherios
Patrick Collins, Hewlett Foundation
Barbara Chang, NPower NY
Gavin Clabaugh, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Ami Dar, Idealist.org
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, CCTV
David Eisner, Corporation for National and Community Service
Phil Ferrante-Roseberry, TechSoup Global
Reg Foster, IBM
Michael Gilbert, The Gilbert Center
Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group
Bill Lester, EngenderHealth
Marc Osten, Consultant
Randall Pinkett, BCT Partners
Michael Schreiber, GBCHealth
Jillaine Smith, Grantmakers for Organizational Effectiveness
Vince Stehle, Surdna Foundation
Katya Andresen is President and Chief Operating Officer of ePals, the social network optimized for K-12 learning, as well as a speaker, author and blogger about nonprofit marketing, online outreach and social media. In addition, she teaches at American University's Key Certificate Program and serves on the board of NTEN. Katya has trained thousands of causes in effective marketing and media relations, and her marketing materials for non-profits have won national and international awards. She is the author of the book, Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes, which has been translated into four languages. She is also a co-author featured in the book, People to People Fundraising - Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities. Fundraising Success Magazine named her Fundraising Professional of the Year in 2007. Before joining ePals, she was Chief Operating Officer at Network for Good. She has also worked for Sutton Group and CARE International. Katya traces her passion for good causes to the enormous social need she witnessed as a journalist prior to her work in the non-profit sector. She was a foreign correspondent for Reuters News and Television in Asia and for Associated Press and major US newspapers in Africa. First term runs through 2013.
Rusty Burwell currently serves as Vice President, Data and Technology at the national headquarters of the American Lung Association in New York. His ALA career started with the Mississippi Lung Association as a Field Representative in 1983. He worked in a number of fundraising capacities at the national level starting in 1987 and moved to New York in 1992. In September 2006, he took his current position responsible for internal IT and phone operations at the ALA headquarters, the nationwide database operations center in Henderson, NV, online/web operations and other nationwide technology projects such as the centralized Sage MIP accounting system, and the Convio online platform. Second term runs through 2014.
Edward G. Happ is the Global CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Chairman of NetHope, a U.S. based consortium of 31 leading international relief, development and conservation nonprofits focused on information and communications technology (ICT) and collaboration.
He is the former Chief Information Officer at Save the Children, in Westport, CT, where he worked for the past decade. During his first year at Save the Children, in March 2001, he presented a paper to Cisco on "Wiring the Virtual Village," which became the basis for NetHope
His thirty plus years of professional experience include all facets of managing information services and high technology businesses, including general management with P&L responsibility, operations, product management, sales, marketing, customer service, human resources management, technical consulting, manufacturing, and both software and hardware development.
In 2007, the editors of eWEEK, CIO Insight and Baseline selected Mr. Happ as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in IT and one of the Top 100 CIOs. In 2008, the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth appointed Mr. Happ as Executive Fellow and first CIO in residence for the spring term. In 2010, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) honored Mr. Happ with a Lifetime Achievement Award for technology leadership in the nonprofit community. This year he was also selected to be a Practitioner in Residence at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center for fall, 2011. First term runs through 2013.
Jocelyn Harmon is passionate about helping nonprofits succeed online so that they can change the world! Jocelyn has worked with some of the biggest and most respected nonprofits in the U.S., including ASPCA, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), The Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, Carter Center, American Legacy Foundation, Oceana and Meals on Wheels Association of America.
Jocelyn has been a member of the "capacity-building" community for nonprofits since 2000. She started her fundraising career at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and then became Director of Development and Communications for the National Council of Nonprofits, an association of 22,000 local charities. Prior to joining Care2, Jocelyn was Director of Business Development for InfoGroup Nonprofit where she was responsible for sales, marketing and new product development.
Jocelyn is a recognized blogger and speaker on online marketing for social change. Her previous speaking engagements include workshops and presentations for American University, Howard University, Network for Good, Arthritis Foundation, BlogHer, Bridge Conference, Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network), The Arc of North Carolina, Artez Interactive, Mental Health America and more.
In 2009, Fast Company recognized her as one of the "Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock!" Her personal blog, Marketing for Nonprofits, is top-ranked on Alltop. She also writes a bi-monthly column for Fundraising Success. First term runs through 2014.
Tom Krackeler has spent over a decade developing web technology that enables nonprofits to acquire, engage, and retain supporters online. Tom is currently at Frontleaf as Co-Founder/CEO. Frontleaf provides "customer clairvoyance" for the enterprise. Based on product usage and a variety of other data sources, Frontleaf generates predictive customer insights that let companies provide a better customer experience and deliver higher lifetime value. Proir to starting Frontleaf, Tom was at Convio as Vice President of the Common Ground product line, a nonprofit constituent relationship management solution that Convio built on the Force.com platform from Salesforce.com. Tom joined Convio in 2007 and has also served as Vice President of Product Management where he was responsible for product strategy and planning. Prior to joining Convio, Tom was Senior Vice President of Products at GetActive Software, where he oversaw the company's engineering, product management, and user experience teams. Before GetActive, Tom worked in the nonprofit sector at the Environmental Defense Fund and as a consultant with Accenture. Tom has a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Duke University and an MPP in Public Policy from UC Berkeley. Second term runs through 2014.
Lynn Labieniec has been helping the nonprofit sector apply technology to their business operations since 1980 and is currently the CEO of and a strategy consultant for Beaconfire Consulting. She has developed technology strategies for clients such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, United Way of America, Planned Parenthood, and others.
Before co-founding Beaconfire, Lynn served on Commerce One's Nonprofit Leadership Team, as well as a leader within Commerce One's project management skill track. Previously, Lynn was a founding partner of RivCom Limited, in the United Kingdom, a consultancy firm specializing in applying XML technologies to knowledge and information management problems. She has also held various management positions at Blackbaud Inc. and Riverside Software Inc., with a particular focus on helping corporate and private foundations effectively implement and integrate grants management and employee gift matching software. She started her career at IBM's Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, NY. During her tenure of nearly seven years, she worked on many projects with the corporate philanthropy department, including leading the technology development of IBM's employee matching gift program. Supplemental term runs through 2012.
Steve MacLaughlin is the Director of the Idea Lab at and has spent more than 15 years building successful online initiatives with for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the world. He is a frequent speaker on key trends in fundraising and supporter engagement at events throughout the nonprofit sector. Steve has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, Bloomberg, and on NPR. He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University. Second term runs through 2014.
Jody Mahoney, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is responsible for the sustainability of ABI. Her expertise includes the emergence of social capital markets on behalf of nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, fund development for social enterprises, and developing nonprofit, NGO and corporate global partnerships. Prior to joining the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Jody was Senior Director of International Development at TechSoup Global, a social enterprise based in San Francisco where she was instrumental in developing the corporate, nonprofit and NGO partnerships needed for international expansion. Prior to TechSoup Global, she held varied business development, partnership recruitment and sales management positions for technology companies. Jody holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Antioch College and Master in Fine Arts from Warren Wilson College, and is currently evaluating a Master's Program in International Development. First term runs through 2013.
Dick Rappleye is a coach and management consultant for nonprofit and profit organizations dealing with change and transition. He was recently with The Kresge Foundation for 10 years as both a Program Officer and as the VP of Administration. He was previously with the C.S. Mott Foundation for over 20 years, where he served as Vice President & Treasurer (CFO) and Vice President Field Services. Prior to that time he had been a management consultant with Deloitte.
He has served on boards of publicly held companies and a bank. He is currently a member of the Board of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and serves on various boards of nonprofit organizations.
He earned an MBA at the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. More recently, he received a Master's Degree in religious studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy. First term runs through 2014.
Nancy E. Schwartz helps nonprofits succeed through effective marketing and communications as the publisher of the Getting Attention blog and e-newsletter (www.gettingattention.org), and as President of New York City-based Nancy Schwartz & Company (NS&C). Nancy and her team at NS&C provide marketing planning and implementation services to organizations as varied as the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC), The New York Botanical Garden and the National Campaign for the Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy.
NS&C specialties include branding, communications planning, message development, online communications innovations (she stays way ahead of the curve to put these tools to work for clients ASAP) and developing revenue streams for nonprofit organizations. Second term runs through 2014.
Almin Surani is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Canadian Red Cross with over 17 years of experience in the technology field in both private and nonprofit companies. As the CIO, Almin has the responsibility to lead IT strategy and operations to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organization.
Almin has also served in senior roles ranging from software development to quality management to strategic planning. He not only drove the strategic planning process (2010-2015) for the Canadian Red Cross but also participated on a working group that contributed to the 10-year strategy for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Prior to the Canadian Red Cross, Almin was in both a Six Sigma Black Belt role and Director of Product Development for QuickBooks and Quicken for Intuit Canada. In 2002, he received his MBA from Queen's University.
Almin is on the National Board for the CIO Association of Canada. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Charlene and working on his photography. First term runs through 2015.
Eileen Twiggs is the Vice President of Health Information Technology and Business Initiatives for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). In this role, Eileen sets comprehensive national strategy for technology-enabled healthcare and business initiatives, including federation-wide deployment of standardized practice management and electronic health record systems, development of a national data warehouse for clinical quality and business intelligence, shared services for back office functions, telemedicine, and online health services. Eileen is committed to ensuring that Planned Parenthood providers are successful in their deployment of health information technology as a means of improving and evolving all aspects of health care delivery and that Planned Parenthood patients have access to tools and resources that allow them to be active participants in their own health. In her nine plus years at PPFA, Eileen also served as an Associate General Counsel and the National Director of Information Systems and Strategy.
Before joining Planned Parenthood in April 2003, Eileen served as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations at Thaumaturgix, Inc., a technology consulting firm, and as an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore law firm in New York, NY.
Eileen holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Hunter College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. First term runs through 2015.
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