SAC Category: Program

Jeanne Allen is a trainer, facilitator and consultant to nonprofits in leadership, strategy and innovation. As a volunteer, she is an organizer with NCTech4Good, the local tech club in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill NC.  Jeanne says, “The local club/meet-up has been a fantastic way to really learn about tech and what local nonprofits want and need.  I went to the local NCT4G conference  in 2010 as an attendee and immediately joined the organizers.  What I love from both NCT4G and NTEN is learning & sharing in the nonprofit space and seeing what’s next.”

Mika Barrett is an environmental leader with a mission to build bridges between people and the outdoors. She is currently managing a Gorge-wide natural resources program with an environmental conservation non-profit organization, Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Mika is a convener and connector, and views environmental stewardship as an approach to building robust communities.Before joining Friends, Mika spent several years as a human resources manager and operations lead. Her unique perspectives in human resources management and volunteer coordination springboards the ability to organize people and programs for positive change. Outside of work, you will find Mika either climbing one of the Cascade Mountains or rock climbing around the Pacific Northwest.

As the Senior Associate for Digital Communications at the MacArthur Foundation, James Kinser manages online content, email communications, and collaboration with designers and developers for larger projects such as the site-wide redesign in 2018, ongoing enhancements, and implementation of website accessibility. The majority of his career has been within the non-profit, higher education, and philanthropic sectors, and he feels most at home doing work that is by nature mission-driven. He holds a BA in Art Education and an MA in Interdisciplinary Art, and manages a vibrant artistic practice outside of work.

Nina Asay is The Arc San Francisco’s Chief of Strategic Planning and Innovation. She has been with The Arc since 2007 and has served within the each of the agency’s departments from Direct Service Provider to Administration. She is currently responsible for facilitating the development and implementation of The Arc SF’s Strategic Plan, leading the agency’s innovations that help create an efficient, transformative and empowered agency. All work is done through the lens of driving company culture into a collaborative, person centered, value driven organization. She is an active champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and helps support other organizations in creating an environment and framework that supports effective change in removing structural biases and roadblocks.