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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 »

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 »

Daniel Tisch

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

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 »

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 »

Kevin Shaw

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

Lance Fors

Lance is board chair of SVPI, member of the executive team of SV2 - Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund), a strategic partner of SVP, and influential thought partner in this work of social change. In social entrepreneurship, Lance is the Founder and CEO of a provider of housing for individuals with disabilities. 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 »

Madeleine Clarke

Madeleine Clarke is Founding 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 »

Nancy Cannon-O'Connell

Nancy began her SVP experience in San Diego where she was a Managing Partner. She joined SV2 (Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund) when she moved to Palo Alto. Now you can find her again with SVP in San Diego. 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 »

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 »

Tom Callinan

Tom is a Partner in Cincinnati and has 35 years experience as a writer, editor and journalism instructor. He founded Charitable Words, a nonprofit that reports on best practices and success stories in the philanthropic sector. 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 »

STAFF

Elizabeth Benedict, Director of Communications

Elizabeth worked in fund development and communications for two SVP investees before joining the Network Office. 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 was been with the Network Office since 2003 and brings her eclectic background and a wealth of knowledge about SVP to her work as Deputy Director. Read More »

Ruth Jones, CEO

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 »