Leon Wilson / Chair

Leon Wilson is the Chief Technology & Information Officer at the Cleveland Foundation, where he leads the foundation’s IT department, focusing on strategic and transformational use of technology within the foundation. Additionally, Leon advised internal and external nonprofit executive staff and board members at the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) on IT strategic planning initiatives and significant technology investments, and oversaw MNA’s Highway T program (formerly NPower Michigan), offering managed tech support to small/medium sized nonprofit organizations. He also provided strategic and executive leadership support for Data Driven Detroit and is a recurring speaker at various nonprofit conferences on the topics of technology. Leon is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan, teaching undergraduate and graduate IT-related courses and is the 2015 NTEN Lifetime Achievement awardee.

Tierney Smith / Vice Chair

Tierney Smith specializes in helping nonprofits better use technology to achieve their mission. She currently works at GrantBook, helping grantmakers to create their digital strategy, select right-sized technology tools and implement new systems. Previously Tierney worked at TechSoup Canada to provide nonprofits with access to low-cost technology and educational resources. She has a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Kurt Voelker / Board Secretary

Kurt is a Vice President at Forum One, an agency that crafts digital solutions and experiences for issue-driven organizations. For the past twenty years, he’s been putting the web to work for influential nonprofits and NGO’s like The World Wide Fund for Nature, The Center for Global Development, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many others. Prior to leading Forum One’s solutions he was CTO for 8 years where he helped grow one of the US’s most respected Drupal CMS implementation teams that has contributed more than 15 modules to the project that are used daily by more than 8,000 different websites around the world.
When Kurt isn’t geeking out on web-tech, he’s coaching and playing basketball with his four kids.

Amy Studwell / Board Treasurer

Amy Studwell is a program officer with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s Nonprofit Support Program.  In her current role, she works with local nonprofits to strengthen their financial management and technology capacity through planning, assessment and grant funding.  Amy was instrumental in designing the Foundation’s nationally recognized Building Evaluation Capacity program that was launched in 2006.  Prior to joining the Foundation, Amy served as vice president, finance and administration for The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to prevent youth substance abuse and violence.  Amy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and lives in Colchester, CT with her husband and two daughters.

J McCray

J McCray is committed to getting nonprofit leaders the support they need to be able to improve the lives of those who have been overlooked or forgotten. As chief operating officer at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, he oversees GEO’s strategic planning, financial management, internal learning, talent management and field research. J authors the Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? series, which tracks trends in how grantmakers are supporting resilient, adapatable nonprofit organizations. In previous roles, J managed constituent data for the Title I Dissemination Project and National Prostate Cancer Coalition. J co-chairs the grants committee of the Takoma Foundation and has served on leadership committees for Independent Sector, Bridgespan’s DC area Nonprofit COO Group, the Funder Network Impact Assessment Project, Takoma Park Folk Festival and the City of Hyattsville Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee. He was the founding co-chairman of Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington, Inc., a nonprofit organization which promotes the giving of charitable donations during the holidays to social and environmental causes.

Lindsay Bealko

Lindsay started Toolkit Consulting in 2007 to help foundations, nonprofits, and corporate citizenship programs design engaging learning, creative communications, and powerful programs. She has helped clients like Idealist, TechSoup Global, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Citizenship, and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to expand programs, plan impactful events, and produce effective cause campaigns. Prior to starting Toolkit Consulting, Lindsay managed national programs for NPower, where she earned her wings in #nptech by delivering hundreds of workshops to help nonprofit staff use technology for good. Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Vermont and a Leadership Tomorrow alumnus. She suffers from a mild addiction to cooking magazines and the great outdoors.

Luis Chabolla

Luis Chabolla is the director of donor engagement at Humboldt Area Foundation in northwest California. Prior to joining the Foundation, Luis was communications director at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, and held positions as a development officer, executive director, and public radio talk show host. He has served on numerous boards and advisory groups. He lives in Santa Cruz with his wife Chris.

John Greiner

A seasoned lawyer with an intricate knowledge of information technology, John Greiner recognized that he was uniquely qualified to understand the tools and systems that would help legal service providers to streamline—and succeed in—their efforts. His knowledge, combined with a passion for advocacy work, inspired John to found Just-Tech in 2014.
Just-Tech is the realization of John’s vast professional experiences. The company helps its clients utilize technology not only as a way to function more efficiently every day, but also to identify, replicate, and create the solutions and systems that will work for them. “Technology can make what we do easier, but it can also make it smarter,” says John. “It is advancing at a breathtaking pace and is becoming increasingly democratized, and as a result we have more opportunities at our disposal and more tools to deal with the challenges we face.”

McCrae Parker