Leon Wilson / Chair
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
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 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 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 is the communications director at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, in California. As part of a two-person team he oversees the Foundation’s online and print communications and helps staff and board better connect with supporters and the people they serve. In addition, he plans and manages over 40 skill-building and networking workshops per year for local nonprofits. Prior to joining the Foundation, Luis 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.