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Leadership

We are an association by and for capacity builders, led by some of the brightest minds in our field.

Our Board, Staff, and Affinity Group Leaders work together to advance quality research and practice—and they want to help you get involved, learn from, and contribute to the Alliance’s efforts.


Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Anne YurasekAnne Yurasek
Board Chair
Principal, Fio Partners, Connecticut
boardchair@allianceonline.org

Carlo CuestaCarlo Cuesta
Board Co-Vice Chair
Membership Committee Chair

Managing Partner, Creation In Common, Minnesota

Keith Timko
Board Co-Vice Chair
Chair of the CBO Affinity Group

Executive Director, Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy, New York

Annie HernandezAnnie Hernandez
Board Treasurer
Executive Director, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation
California

Members

Jeffrey BranchJeffrey Branch
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Organizational Development and Leadership Graduate Program at the Philadelphia College for Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania

John BrothersJohn Brothers
Immediate Past Board President
President
T. Rowe Price Foundation and the Program for Charitable Giving, Maryland

Curdina HillCurdina Hill
Consultant and Leadership/Life Coach
Clearways Consulting
Massachusetts

Terry HortonTerry Horton
Project Director
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers
Michigan

Cindy LeonardCindy Leonard
Consulting Team Leader
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University
Pennsylvania

Molly PennMolly Penn
Partner
Penn Flood Consulting
New York

Christine Reeves-StrigaroChristine Reeves-Strigaro
Executive Director
Sapelo Foundation
Georgia

Our Board is comprised of Alliance members, elected yearly by our membership. We are actively seeking additional Board members with diverse backgrounds. Contact us for information on how to join our board and other leadership opportunities with the Alliance.


Staff

Marissa Q. PaineMarissa Q. Paine
Interim Executive Director (Board member on hiatus while serving this function)
Principal, Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group, Missouri
marissa@allianceonline.org

Kirsten WolffKirsten Wolff
Program Coordinator
Oregon
admin@allianceonline.org


Affinity Group Leaders

Capacity Building Organizations (CBO)

Keith TimkoKeith Timko
Board Co-Vice Chair
Executive Director
Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy, New York

Patty OertelPatty Oertel
President
The Oertel Group
California

Executive Transition

Mary VradelisMary Vradelis
Principal
Sequoia Consulting Associates, LLC
California

Catherine BradshawCatherine Bradshaw
Organization Management Consultant, Cadence Consulting, LLC
Transition and Interim Executive Consultant, Third Sector New England
Connecticut

Governance

Judy FreiwirthJudy Freiwirth
Principal
Nonprofit Solutions Associates
Massachusetts

Terry McAdam Book Award Committee

Victoria ThurlowVictoria Thurlow
Principal
Thurlow/Associates
California