Board of Directors
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President: Jason Frenzel, CVA
Ann Arbor, MI - Great Lakes Region
Huron River Watershed Council
Jason works to improve volunteerism and environmental involvement primarily in the Ann Arbor MI area. He represents AL!VE members in the Midwest Region. Working on civic engagement in grassroots initiatives, small nonprofits, and local and state government, Jason’s focuses on healthy food access, waste management, natural ecosystem restoration, energy systems, and voter representation. He has played a leadership role in his local volunteer associations for nearly 2 decades, which led him to his work with ALIVE.
President-Elect: Dana Litwin, CVA
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.
Past President & Acting Secretary: Beth Whitmire, CVA
Orlando, Florida - Southeast Region
Beth has extensive experience executing elite & large-scale events and directing best in class volunteer efforts. Creative, dedicated, and thoughtful practitioner, with a versatile background in event management, volunteer engagement, membership development and business advancement. Her expertise is in volunteer and event management for global events, which include FIFA World Cup '94, XlX Winter Olympic Games, NFL Super Bowls XXXV, XL, XLI, Olympic Trials for U.S. national governing bodies, and the Florida 2012 Olympic Bid effort. Her work in nonprofit leadership has also comprised of the YMCA Aquatic Center, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, and most recently, Give Kids The World where she served as Director of Volunteer Services for eight years. Her talents and passion encompass event creation & project management, operations and event logistics, exhibition management, partnership development, and executing corporate service projects for groups of 1000 or more.
Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA
Vice President of Programs and Advocacy
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
Jared McCannell, CVA
Vice President of Membership
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. Jared currently serves as Secretaryonthe board of tehMaine Volunteer Foundation. He earned his Certification in Volunteer Administration, and proudly includes CVA after his name on everything from business cards to dry cleaning tickets.
Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Vice President of Marketing
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!
AL!VE ASSOCIATION MANAGER
Gretchen Jordan, CVA
Drain, 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 & Canada.
Mailing Address for AL!VE:
77 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102