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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Claude Case

From Peace Corps to civil rights activist to tire and auto repair national franchise CEO, Claude is both Partner and in Arizona and a Founding Partner of Santa Barbara. Read More »

Dennis Cavner

Co-Founder of SVP Strategic Partner Innovation + in Austin, Dennis is past Chairman of LIVESTRONG and member of the Advisory Board of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the University of Texas. Read More »

Madeleine Clarke

Madeleine Clarke is Executive Director of Genio, an independent organization in Dublin, Ireland established in 2008 to harness public, private and non-profit interests to support and scale solutions to social problems. Read More »

Emily Davis

Emily Davis is the President of Emily Davis Consulting, Fundraising and the Next Generation author; 21/64 multigenerational family philanthropy consultant; and BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. Read More »

Wang Gan

Wang Gan is a member of the Steering Committee for the future SVP China and Executive Chair of the newly installed SVP Beijing. Gan also serves on the boards of Leping Foundation and Fuping Development Institute. Read More »

Martin Goodman

Martin Goodman considers himself a recovering entrepreneur and aspiring philanthropist. Since about 9184, Martin has started and run several businesses including a government software company, a kids' parenting and behavior program, a loan exchange for private lenders, and a real estate acquisition and lending firm. Read More »

Diane Helfrey

Diane helped found SVP in Los Angeles and has served as its Executive Director since 2005. She served as VP, Client Services at EdTec Inc., a business services provider to California charter schools as well as Senior VP with Bank of America. Read More »

Lisa Norton

Lisa is passionate about education and is a Partner and board member in Seattle. She is an attorney and author of "How To Be A Global Nonprofit: Legal and practical guidance for international activities". Read More »

John Palter

John, attorney and a CPA, hails from SVP in Dallas and is its former board Chair. John is a advocate for collaboration. Read More »

Mario Ribera

Mario Ribera grew up in Bolivia and currently leads Xbox in Latin America. Mario brings nearly two decades of experience in technology and growing international businesses to the SVP network. Read More »

Kevin Shaw

Kevin, SVPI Chair, Partner in Cleveland and Chairman of Fathom, a digital marketing firm. Read More »

Paul Shoemaker

Paul Shoemaker s the Founding President of SVPI as well as the Executive Connector for SVP Seattle. (Anyone who's met him knows why he has this title!) Read More »

Paul Speer

Paul, during his "encore career", led the start up of one of the first Encore Fellows programs in the US - and is a Partner in Portland. Paul is treasurer for the board. Read More »

Beth Steinberg

Beth Steinberg has over 17 years of human resource experience in both emerging and Fortune 500 companies including Facebook, Nike, Hewlett Packard and Nordstrom. She is currently changing the landscape for solar power at SunRun. Read More »

Daniel Tisch

Daniel Tisch is President and CEO of Argyle Communications, one of Canada’s largest and most respected independent public relations firms. Dan is the Emeritus and a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Toronto. Read More »

Richard Tollefson

Richard, a Partner in Arizona, has 25+ years in the philanthropic sector. He founded the Phoenix Philanthropy Group in 2004 and brings that skill set to the SVP Network. Read More »

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Jessie Woolley-Wilson is Chair, President and CEO of DreamBox Learning®, the company that developed the Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ platform heralded as a "game changer" in the eLearning sector by nationally renowned academic and technology pundits. Read More »

STAFF

Elizabeth Benedict, Director of Communications

Elizabeth worked in fund development and communications for two SVP investees before joining the Network Office. Read More »

Emily Reitman, Manager of Online Services

Emily brings nonprofit management and a passion for technology and youth development to her role as Manager of Online Services. Read More »

Jim McGinley, Encore Fellows Program Director

Jim spent many years in executive leadership position in the high tech and telecommunications sector. In his encore career with the SVP Network Office, Jim McGinley is asking, "What's your encore?" as Encore Fellows Program Director. Read More »

Katalin Marky, Operations and Training Manager

Katalin joined the team in 2010 after completing her Master's in Public Administration - and speaks three languages, including Salesforce. Read More »

Rona Pryor, Deputy Director

Rona has been with the Network Office since 2003 and brings her eclectic background and wealth of knowledge about SVP to her work as Deputy Director. Read More »

Ruth Jones, Chief Executive Officer

Initially trained as a journalist, Ruth has extensive experience in the public and private sector in media and communications and was Chief Executive of the Australian Film Institute for five years, before deciding to focus on working within the philanthropic sector. Ruth knows networks! Read More »