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VolunteerMatch 2015 Summit Come Together

Derreck Kayongo and his family fled a civil war in Uganda and settled in the U.S. when Kayongo was just ten years old. Now a successful entrepreneur, Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health. 

Kayongo is the founder of the
Global Soap Project, which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to people in need around the world.

Kayongo was among CNN's Top Ten Heroes of the Year in 2011, and he is currently working on a book about how he found his calling in life as a refugee in America.

Jennifer joined VolunteerMatch to formalize and manage the organization's volunteer engagement program. She is a strong nonprofit generalist, with over 15 years nonprofit management experience, most of those years spent directly working with Volunteers.

She is a strong believer in the importance of engaging volunteers in meaningful work and was certified in Volunteer Administration in 2009. She joined the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2012. She holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA.



Derreck Kayongo - Founder, Global Soap Project


Flint McGlaughlin Founder and Managing Director, MECLABS

Panels and Workshops

Bryan Breckenridge - Executive Director, Box.org

Meg Garlinghouse - Head of LinkedIn for Good

Danielle Holly - CEO, Common Impact

Chris Jarvis - Co-Founder, Realized Worth

Angela Parker - Co-Founder, Realized Worth

Carrie Varoquiers VP, Global Impact, Workday, Inc. & President, Workday Foundation

Breakout Sessions

Shana Beal Development Officer, EARN

Jennifer Bennett, CVA Senior Manager of Education & Training, VolunteerMatch

Bea Boccalandro - President & Founder, VeraWorks

Darcy Brown-Martin - National Director of Corporate Relations, Playworks

DeShele Dorsey Taylor - National Program Director, Hunger Volunteer Connection

Ebony Frelix - Vice President of Programs, Salesforce Foundation

Megan Keane - Membership Director, NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network

Alicia Koch - Program Coordinator, Employee & Community Engagement, Groupon

Amanda Lenaghan Program Manager, Schwab Community Services &
Charles Schwab Foundation

Tina Morefield - Director - Community Engagement, AT&T

Kori Reed Vice President, Cause and Foundation, ConAgra Foods

Elinore Robey Managing Director, Schwab Community Services &
Charles Schwab Foundation

Amy Sample Ward CEO, NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Network

Amy Thayer Director of Research, Achieve

Bryan Breckenridge is Executive Director of Box.org, Box's charitable and philanthropic initiative. In this role, Bryan oversees the company's efforts to empower nonprofits to operate efficiently and meet their missions.

Prior to Box, Bryan founded the nonprofit-facing pillar of LinkedIn for Good, was a Director at Angelpoints, and served as Director of Nonprofits and Education at the SalesForce Foundation. Bryan is also founder of a personal development consultancy called Belief Energy, LLC and a tenured board member at Bay Area Community Resources.

Bryan received a Bachelors degree as class valedictorian in Journalism (Media Management) at the University of Kansas.

Danielle serves as CEO of Common Impact, an organization building stronger communities by facilitating collaborations between global companies and locally focuses nonprofits.

An expert on skills-based volunteerism, Danielle is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of strategic corporate employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, and building more purposeful workplaces. She has also played a key role in researching and developing prescriptive solutions for corporations and nonprofits.

Danielle earned her BA at Fordham University in New York City and her MBA from Boston University.

Bea Boccalandro is founder and president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm that helps managers and companies offer employees the opportunity to do societal good through their everyday jobs to deepen their work experience and heighten their performance. She is also author of the Job Purposing blog, teaches corporate community involvement for Georgetown University, and is a frequent keynote speaker on the role of community involvement in everyday corporate jobs.

Bea also conducts research and thought leadership on corporate community involvement. She is author of Stop the Charity and Start the Impact and A Helping Hand or a Hijacking? How Nonprofits Can Respond to Ever-Increasing Corporate Involvement in the Community, as well as other publications.

Flint McGlaughlin is the founder of MECLABS Institute, the world's largest independent research institution focused on offer response optimization. His personal work has focused on the philosophy of human choice, experimental design, and the cognitive psychology of conversion. McGlaughlin has written and edited more than 250 articles and texts, has won multiple awards, including Harvard's Speaker of the Year, and has been quoted in more than 10,000 online and offline sources.

McGlaughlin also serves as the Director of Enterprise Research at the Transforming Business Institute, University of Cambridge (U.K.), as the former Chairman of the Board of Governors for St. Stephen's University, and as a former Trustee for Westminster Theological Centre.

Chris Jarvis is co-founder of Realized Worth, a global company that helps firms develop workplace volunteer programs. Before launching Realized Worth in 2008 with Angela Parker, he spent more than two decades working with nonprofits ranging from urban centers in North America to informal settlements in Africa.

Widely known for his thought leadership, Chris was asked by the United Nations Office of Partnerships to design and launch Impact2030, the first private sector-led initiative to achieve post-millennial Sustainable Development Goals through corporate volunteering.

Angela Parker co-founded Realized Worth with Chris Jarvis is 2008 to help corporations around the world develop workplace volunteer programs. Today, the company's clients include Estee Lauder, Microsoft, Abbott Labs, Ball Corporation, AstraZeneca, and others.

At Realized Worth, Angela is working to expand the company's thought leadership through client work, workshops, webinars, and speaking engagements. Prior to launching Realized Worth, Angela spent more than 10 years addressing the challenge of building programs relevant to both the volunteer and the community being served. Angela holds a Global MBA from IE Business School located to Madrid, Spain.

Darcy Brown-Martin is the National Director of Corporate Relations at Playworks, the leading U.S. nonprofit leveraging the power of play before, during and after school to transform children's physical and emotional health and improve school culture nationwide. Darcy is instrumental in forging Playworks' national corporate partnerships and stewards Playworks' collaborative relationships with multiple Fortune 500 companies.

She also advises and supports Playworks' region-specific development staff in stewarding strong corporate partnerships in their respective markets, often through the delivery of rewarding corporate volunteer engagements.

Ebony Frelix is the Vice President of Programs at the Salesforce Foundation where she manages the Foundation's programs and grants to advance the Foundation's 1-1-1 integrated philanthropy model. At the Salesforce Foundation, Ebony and her team are responsible for engaging more than 16,000 employees in community service opportunities and administering millions of dollars in grants to improve communities around the world.

Prior to joining the Salesforce Foundation in 2014, Ebony spent more than four years working for Salesforce in various leadership positions in the technology division.

As Achieve's Director of Research, Amy Thayer is responsible for identifying and devising appropriate methodologies and data-collection strategies for projects like the Millennial Impact Report and the Millennial Running Study.

She has a vast history in the nonprofit sector, leading research projects for various types of organizations. Amy has co-authored both chapters related to health and wellness in minority populations as well as generational differences in charitable giving. She also serves as Associate Faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she teaches Introduction to Research Methods.

Amy received her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Megan is a long-time San Francisco bay area resident with an extensive nonprofit background in community management, social media, and volunteer management. She's a problem solver and network builder passionate about connecting with people both on and offline. As NTEN's Membership Director, Megan supports the NTEN community, helping others connect, learn, and make the most of technology, and has spoken internationally on nonprofit technology. 

Outside of NTEN, Megan also works as a yoga instructor and serves as a volunteer event manager and member of the executive team for the volunteering organization, One Brick.

Amy is dedicated to educating and supporting organizations in using technology to create meaningful community engagement and make lasting change. Whether it is by connecting individuals, organizations, campaigns, or possibilities, Amy hopes to facilitate the nonprofit technology sector transitioning into a movement-based force for positive change.

In addition to serving as NTEN’s CEO, she is a speaker, author, and trainer having worked with groups and spoken at events around the world. In 2013, she co-authored Social Change Anytime Everywhere: How to implement online multichannel strategies to spark advocacy, raise money, and engage your community with Allyson Kapin. She previously co-authored Social by Social, a handbook in using social technologies for social impact, and has contributed to various other publications about social change and technology.

Carrie Varoquiers is Vice President, Global Impact, Workday, Inc. and President, Workday Foundation. In these roles, Carrie leads the company's philanthropic grantmaking, employee community involvement programs, environmental sustainability efforts and corporate citizenship reporting. Most recently, Carrie was the President of the McKesson Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at McKesson Corporation. Prior to joining McKesson, Ms. Varoquiers served as the Founder and President of Cause Partners, a cause marketing consulting firm based in San Francisco.
Carrie received her BA from U.C. Berkeley, her MBA from Golden Gate University, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins University. She serves on the boards of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals and Family House.

Amanda has a deep passion for connecting people with opportunities to use their talent to make an impact. As Program Manager at Schwab Community Services and the Charles Schwab Foundation, Amanda leads the employee volunteer strategy and is responsible for programs that engage Schwab's 14,000 employees in service. Amanda has more than a decade of experience in volunteerism, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. 

Prior to Schwab, she served as Deputy Director of Taproot Foundation, the nation's leader in pro bono service. There she led the award winning Service Grant program in the Bay Area and advised corporations on effectively engaging their employees and clients in the community. Amanda's background also includes managing nonprofit fundraising campaigns totaling $10 million, leading community development programs in Ecuador, and competing as a varsity track and field athlete at Georgetown University.

Kori Reed directs the strategy and operations for the ConAgra Foods Foundation. In addition, she champions and provides strategic leadership for ConAgra Foods' signature cause of child hunger, working to elevate and integrate the cause across the organization.

Kori started building the company's cause platform when she joined the ConAgra Foods Foundation in June 2006, taking on the responsibilities to also develop and implement the company's charitable giving strategy and community involvement efforts. Her duties ranged from creating strategic local and national non-profit relationships to working with the brands on cause marketing initiatives. Over time, after building and establishing community initiatives, as well as consulting with Food Insecurity experts to identify evidence-based interventions, Kori has developed a depth of knowledge about the issue and continues to learn, driven  by a natural curiosity. Prior to the foundation, Kori worked 16 years in corporate communication roles at three Fortune 500 companies.

Elinore leads Charles Schwab’s strategic philanthropy, corporate grantmaking and community involvement programs nationwide. Her work includes directing the Foundation’s key national partnerships and financial literacy initiatives such as Money Matters: Make It Count program, the Foundation’s teen financial education program and long-standing collaborative initiative with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She is a 20-year veteran at Schwab in various roles and functions with the last 15 years being at her current position.
She earned her BS in Marketing Management from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines and did some post-graduate work towards her MBA at San Francisco State University. Elinore is a former Board Member of The Women’s Building in San Francisco and a graduate of Coro Northern California’s Community Fellows Program. She is passionate about creating social change, learning about different cultures and people and traveling the world with her family.

DeShele is a trusted advisor in the philanthropy and fundraising fields. With more than a decade of experience and successes, DeShele leverages her practical and theoretical expertise to support corporations, philanthropies, and nonprofits in the planning, development, and execution of outcome-centered initiatives that address social change. She has provided counsel to Fortune 500™ companies as a consultant and division leader for the corporate practices at TCC Group and Changing Our World. In 2013, she established Dorsey Impact Solutions to help organizations achieve greater impact through solution-focused community engagement efforts.
DeShele currently serves as the National Program Director for Hunger Volunteer Connection, a new initiative sponsored by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, which leverages the expertise of six national nonprofits to transform the hunger volunteering landscape. 

Meg Garlinghouse leads the Social Impact programs at LinkedIn. In this role, she is responsible for programs that leverage the LinkedIn platform to create positive social impact for the world. Garlinghouse has nearly twenty years of experience working in the technology and philanthropy sector. She spent almost 10 years building and leading Yahoo!’s global community relations function.

Garlinghouse also has a background in international development, having worked in the private sector development department of the World Bank and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa. She received her Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a Master's in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently serves on the Boards of VolunteerMatch and Zynga.org.

Tina Morefield is Director – Community Engagement for AT&T. She leads a national team responsible for engaging AT&T employees in giving back to local communities across the U.S. through hands-on and skills-based volunteerism, as well as employee giving programs. 
In August 2015, Morefield joined AT&T from DIRECTV, where she was Director of Corporate Citizenship, leading DIRECTV’s U.S. strategy for community outreach and charitable giving.  Morefield holds bachelors’ degrees in English and Art History from UCLA. She also has as a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and a certificate in GRI Sustainability Reporting. She serves on the Board of Regents for Da Vinci Schools in Hawthorne, Calif., and on the Community Board for the El Segundo Museum of Art in El Segundo, Calif. 

Shana joined EARN’s development team in 2011. She has been working in nonprofit development since 2005, with an emphasis on fundraising for social justice causes. She has extensive experience in donor cultivation and stewardship, fundraising event planning and board development. 

Prior to joining EARN, Shana was the development director of a San Francisco-based legal aid nonprofit, OneJustice. At OneJustice, Shana was responsible for crafting a fundraising vision for the organization and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan. 

Shana’s commitment to improving the lives of those around her began with her service in Ukraine as a Peace Corps volunteer. She holds an M.A. in education and public policy from Columbia’s Teachers’ College and a B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alicia Koch leads the global Employee Volunteer Program and STEM initiatives for Groupon. Alicia started at Groupon in March 2013 and has since worked on employee and community engagement initiatives in a variety of different capacities; facilitating 600% programmatic growth, developing a leadership program for employee volunteers, launching a reward and recognition program - The GroupHonors, and executing on globally expanding the Employee Volunteer Program.

Alicia is also heavily involved in Groupon for Veterans, the company’s employee resource group supporting the veteran and military community, serving as Co-Chair. Alicia attended DePaul University where she studied Hospitality Leadership and Nonprofit Management.