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President: Jason Frenzel, CVA
President-Elect: Dana Litwin, CVA
Ann Arbor, MI - Great Lakes Region
Huron River Watershed Council
Jason is working to improve volunteerism and environmental involvement of our society. He has overseen outreach and education efforts throughout Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. He represents AL!VE members in the Midwest Region. His specialties are as a Volunteer Management mentor, Community Relations and Engagement activities, purchasing, and IT liason.
San Francisco, CA - Pacific Region
Open Space Authority Santa Clara Valley
Dana is a public speaking and management professional with background in environmental conservation; 13 years’ experience building volunteer and community engagement programs, as well as developing relevant training and educational materials, and presentations. She is a Board member representing the (Pacific Region) Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE). Member of National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG). Dana is Certified in Volunteer Administration (Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration – www.cvacert.org).
Treasurer: Brian Probst, CVA
Burlingame, CA - Pacific Region
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Brian is a certificated paralegal who practiced in the field of business litigation for ten years prior to pursuing a career in volunteer engagement and management. He's worked for non-profits representing the areas of LGBT rights, AIDS/HIV fundraising and animal welfare. Currently, he is the Volunteer Services Director for the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA in San Mateo California. He holds a Certification in Volunteer Administration and currently serve on the CCVA Community of Professionals Task Force, implementing strategies to build an interactive and relevant community of professionals for CVA certificants. He is the Donations Manager for San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration Committee each year and volunteer for PAWS San Francisco, an organization that provides assistance to the pets of people with disabling illnesses.
Secretary: Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger
Beachwood, OH - Great Lakes Region
Mature Services, Inc.
Jeannie is an experienced not-for-profit professional with successful volunteer management, community relations, training, program management, development and special event management. Jeannie has expertise in verbal and written communications skills.
Past President: Beth Whitmire, CVA
Kissimmee, Florida - South East Region
Give Kids The World
Beth is the Director of Volunteer Services where she connects over 1600 volunteers weekly to provide a meaningful experience for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. She has previous experience managing large scale volunteer programs for the Super Bowl, the Salt Lake City Olympics, and the World Cup. Her skills are connections and partnerships, large scale events, networking, and event planning.
Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA
San Francisco, CA - Pacific Region
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco
Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA has worked in the field of volunteer management for over 25 years, developing and managing volunteer programs in a variety of industries, including the military, social service, healthcare, and homeless organizations, and higher education. Most recently, she was the Senior Manager of Docent Programs for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. She earned her Certificate in Volunteer Administration in 2007 and renewed it in 2013. In 2014, Emilie earned a Masters in Human Science with a masters project entitled “A Model of Transformative Volunteer Management”. She was a founding board member of AL!VE, serving two terms; and she continues to be involved with AL!VE committees. Emilie has published about advocacy in volunteer management, and has developed and facilitated workshops on volunteer management, service-learning, and advocacy for local and national conferences.
Maplewood, Minnesota - Great Lakes Region
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration
Karmit has extensive experience running non-profit organizations and has a strong background of leadership in international, national and statewide coalition building. Her roles have involved financial management, program development, public and community relations, fund raising and oversight of organizational operations. She has a particular passion for facilitation of collaborative processes, conflict assessment, coalition building, executive coaching and consulting, new business development, organizational turnaround, and revenue expansion. Karmit Bulman is the Executive Director for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA). Before coming to MAVA, Karmit was the executive director of the Conflict Resolution Center and previously served as executive director for Temple Israel, Vail Place and Avenues for Homeless Youth. Karmit firmly believes that increased volunteer infrastructure can maximize organizational capacity by making it possible for all non-profits and government entities to fulfill their missions. Her roles have involved financial management, program development, public and community relations, fund raising and oversight of organizational operations.
Affiliations: Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration, Non-profit Organizations, Faith-based Organization, DOVIA/Professional Organization, Consultant, Charitable Organizations
Teri-Gene Conlin, CVA
Eau Claire, WI - Great Lakes Region
City of Eau Claire
Teri-Gene began working as a Volunteer Coordinator at WPBS-DT in Watertown, NY. Her position was combined with the Education Services Manager position at the station to create the Outreach Manager position. After many years in that position, her husband retired from the US Army and in 2014 took a position in Eau Claire WI with Mayo Clinic. Teri-Gene now works as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Eau Claire. She is President-Elect of the Chippewa Valley Volunteer Coordinators Association and Secretary for the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association as well as 2016 Conference Chair/2017 Conference Co-Chair and is also part of the Membership Committee. In 2015, Teri-Gene received her Certification in Volunteer Administration(CVA) through the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.
Mahomet, Illinois - Great Lakes Region
Megan Holland who volunteers call the WWEE (Woman With Endless Energy) has served for nine years as Director of Volunteer Services for a 2000+ volunteer program (of all ages) at Carle Hospital in Urbana IL. In her free time she volunteers for the local RSVP on the Advisory Board and on the Board of the Administrators of Volunteer Resources group which is an Affiliate Society of the Illinois Hospital Association where she plans conferences currently. Before healthcare Megan served as the General Manager of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and in her spare time served as a volunteer for the local Arts Council. She achieved an award as one of the 40 Under 40 in 2012 and the Outstanding Women You Should Know in 2008 both local awards, but her favorite award is when her volunteers are enjoying their roles while giving back to the community.
Affiliations: RSVP and Illinois Hospital Association, AVR - Administrators of Volunteer Resources for the Illinois Hospital Association (8 yr board term ending Nov 2016) District Program Chair, District Associate Chair, Chair, Associate Conference Chair and now Conference Chair, ECIVC (East Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference - Connected with ServeIllinois) for three years - served as Co-Chair and member.Healthcare, Non-profit Organizations, Consultant, Charitable Organizations, Business/Corporations.
Jared McCannell, CVA
Winslow, ME - Atlantic Region
Jared McCannell, CVA has worked with numerous nonprofit and governmental agencies throughout the United States building lasting volunteer programs serving people in a variety of ways (including arts/culture, social services, healthcare systems and disaster preparedness). He currently serves as the Medical Reserve Corps State Coordinator and oversees the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) for the State of Maine. As a volunteer, he serves on the Pride Portland! steering committee as volunteer coordinator for Maine’s largest volunteer-run LGBTQIA annual community festival. Recently earning his Certification in Volunteer Administration, he proudly includes CVA after his name on everything from business cards to dry cleaning tickets.
Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Redondo Beach, CA - Pacific Region
Beach Cities Health District
Megan is the Director of Human Resources for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD), one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation. Megan is responsible for all human resources management which includes designing and implementing the infrastructure to manage BCHD’s network of more than 600 community volunteers, providing more than 34,000 hours of service. She completed her Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA) and served on the board of directors for Directors of Volunteers in Agencies- Los Angeles (DOVIA-LA). Prior to BCHD, Megan performed a year of service as a Volunteer Development Specialist for AmeriCorps where she directed afterschool volunteer programs in conjunction with a variety of national organizations, including YMCA, Boys & Girls Club and Campfire USA. Megan’s purpose in both life and career is to ignite the flames for others to achieve what they thought may not be possible. By eliminating barriers between the traditional roles of employees and volunteers, she gets to live her purpose each day. And… have fun too!
Dallas, TX - South Central Region
Dallas Habitat for Humanity
Gretchen has an extensive background in teaching and training. She is excited to communicate new ways to implement training, as well as help others implement best practices in their volunteer training programs. Gretchen comes to Volunteer Services from a twenty year background in education. She has worked with educational groups from Washington DC and
Mississippi to Texas and Oregon. Her expertise lies in designing effective training and involving and motivating young people to form life-long habits of community involvement. She has served on the boards of several non-profits.
Affiliations: Dallas Area Directors of Volunteers, Professional Certification, Non-profit Organizations, Faith-based Organization, DOVIA/Professional Organization, Academia
AL!VE ASSOCIATION MANAGER
Gretchen Jordan, CVA
Oregon City, OR - Pacific Region
Gretchen Jordan, CVA is the Association Manager who works with the Executive Committee to prepare and deliver support to member services, the board of directors, and special projects. Previous work experience includes management in the corporate, non-profit sector and as a small business owner in addition to over twenty five years experience managing volunteer programs. She is an active member of local and national volunteer manager associations and has presented on volunteer management issues on the local, state, and national level. Gretchen earned her Certification in Volunteer Administration designation in 2000 and has a Bachelors degree in Community and Human Service from Empire State College. Her skills are public speaking, management, customer service, leadership, and organization. Gretchen and her husband live in a 41' motor home and travel the United States.
Mailing Address for AL!VE:
77 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102