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Staff & Board

Below is a list of our staff. If you are looking for a staff member at one of our affiliate organizations, you can find them here.

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Sudha Nandagopal, Chief Executive Officer

Sudha (she/her) is a highly regarded organizer, facilitator, strategist, and movement builder focused on democratizing systems of power and shifting power outward to those most affected by injustice and oppression. Her career includes leadership roles in strategic communications, international organizing, program design, policy creation, and political campaigns. Read More »

Ben Sung Henry, Director of Communications

Ben (he/him/his) has spent more than 20 years engaging communities, solving problems, and fighting for justice for all. As Director of Communications with Social Venture Partners International, Ben tells the story of innovation in centering community needs in philanthropy to maximize social impact globally.  Read More »

Rachel Sample, Director of Network Learning

Rachel (she/they) is a network builder, convener, and strategist with over 15 years experience leading networks, strategic alliances and nonprofit organizations. Rachel has created leadership, resilience and tactical curriculums for cross sector cohorts as well as taught and curated over 500 trainings, conferences and long-form courses. She understands the power of learning and organizing across diverse groups and as it relates to effective change-making. Read More »

Naheed Jadavji, Development & Philanthropic Partnerships Manager

Naheed Jadavji (she/her/hers) is experienced in uplifting and empowering communities to survive and thrive through [...] Read More »

Yvonne Chang, Operations & Special Projects Manager

Yvonne (she/her) joined SVP International in November 2017 as a contract employee from SVP Seattle. She officially joined the SVPI team as the Operations & Special Projects Manager in May 2019, focusing on organizational operations, finances, CEO support, and a variety of different projects to improve the operations of SVPI and the SVP Network. Read More »

Board of Directors

Ciara Garcia

Ciara joined SVP as the CEO Of SVP Tucson in January 2016. She has more than thirteen years of experience in nonprofit leadership, with a focus on building effective teams and collaborative partnerships. Her sweet spot is growing and expanding organizations – both programs and revenue. Read More »

Guff Van Vooren

Guff has been an SVP Minnesota partner since 2010. She is grateful and honored to serve SVP and the Twin Cities community as a member of the board of directors and programs committee, SVP network liaison (projects, forums, session presenter), equity team lead, and as a team member of various Investee capacity building projects. Read More »

Jennie (CJ) Arbogash

Jennie has been SVP Boulder’s Executive Director for the past 10 years, providing strong leadership and developing a growing affiliate known for “innovating with rigor”. Jennie has strong relationships throughout SVP and is a respected, trusted resource. Read More »

Keith Kegley

Keith Kegley began his career writing software for IBM OS/2 and Microsoft Windows. He has since become a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He currently serves as president at Ufora, Inc., a data science engineering company that is developing a cloud-based successor to computing and research products like Matlab, R, Mathematica and SAS. Read More »

Kenji Hosokawa

Kenji has been a partner of SVP Tokyo since 2015, working closely with three investees in particular: Pirika Inc., which provides technology-based services to combat litter; SEELS, which helps Filippino migrants in greater Tokyo by retraining them as English instructors; and NGO PLAS, which provides assistance to AIDS orphans in Africa. Read More »

Larry Fox

Larry Fox has been a Partner of SVP Portland since 2009 and joined the Board there in 2011. He has served twice on the Investment Team and currently serves on the Community Impact Committee. In the past he served for three years as a Lead Partner on the investment in Listen To Kids. Read More »

Lily Tung

Lily has been a partner of SVP Beijing since 2016.  Prior to moving into social sector, Lily was the Managing Director of OgilvyOne Beijing, a digital and customer relationship management communications unit of Ogilvy & Mather.  Read More »

Madge Vasquez

Madge Vásquez is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mission Capital.  Originally from South Texas, Madge has over 25 years of private and public sector experience in community development, healthcare, philanthropy, business consulting and community engagement.  Read More »

Mark Jankelson

Mark is a Partner and current Board Chair of SVP Melbourne, building up the affiliate and being part of the investment committee. Mark has almost 40 years of global experience in the people management business – 14 of these at CEO level in the management consulting industry, the balance with large multinational corporations in a variety of senior human resources roles. Read More »

Max Scoular

Max Scoular is the founder and chairman of PierceGray, an executive search firm specializing in transformational leadership roles for private equity companies. Prior to PierceGray, he founded XG2, a provider of advisory, benchmarking and executive roundtable services for supply chain leaders in the energy industry. Read More »

Mike Cadigan | Chair

Having served SVP Seattle in a number of roles over the past 8 years, and with the board chair role ending June 2018, I have started thinking about what is next on my SVP journey and where I can be of further value to SVP. Read More »

Paul Shoemaker

Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of SVPI and was SVP Seattle's Executive Director for 17 years. With insights from this unique vantage point, he is a leading expert on activating social change agents and a global thought leader on how individuals can be the most effective philanthropists. Read More »

Sandra Hughes

Sandy joined SVP Cincinnati in 2011 and served as Board Chair from 2014-2016, leading the affiliate through a very successful growth strategy and implementation: 39 to 62 partners in one year. Sandy has also filled roles as Co-Lead Partner, Investee Relations Committee Leader and SVPI Network Liaison, as well as contributed to SVPI Strategic Planning, Membership and Education, and Innovation Committees. Read More »

Sofia Michelakis

Sofia Michelakis became SVPI's Board Chair in January of 2018. A Northwest native, she has been connected to SVP for some time now, primarily through her role as SVP's Director of Philanthropy Development. Read More »