About Us

During the closing meeting of the National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership in July 2017, a temporary task force was appointed and charged with proposing a structure for a formal group that will leverage and convene existing networks, organizations, and individuals to elevate and drive a national conversation about the power and potential of volunteer engagement, as well as encourage collective action for nationwide engagement strategies.

We offer our deepest gratitude to the following individuals who joined the task force and provided guidance and support.

An interim leadership team for the new Alliance is in development and will be announced soon. To receive updates or express interest in getting involved, please contact us.


Dana Litwin
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (CA)

Betsy McFarland
Adisa (MD)

Task Force Members

Jeanne Allen
Jeanne Allan Consulting (NC)

Wanda Bailey
Wanda Bailey & Associates (AZ)

Sheli Beck
Lyngblomsten Care Center (MN)

Paula J. Beugen
Volunteerism and Community Change Consultant (MN)

Karmit Bulman
Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MN)

Emilie Bromet-Bauer
International Rescue Committee Northern California (CA)

Joan R. Cardellino
California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (CA)

Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger
City of Cleveland (OH)

Meredith Donovan
Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas (TX)

Allyson Drinnon
Habitat for Humanity (GA)

Jason Frenzel
Huron River Watershed Council (MI)

Mark Giammona
American Red Cross (IA)

Gretchen Jordan

Jane Leighty Justis
The Leighty Foundation (CO)

Lydia Krupinski
The Anti-Cruelty Society (IL)

Todd McMullin
Samaritan Technologies (UT)

Haley Nelson
The Salvation Army (MN)

Sheryl Parker
UJA-Federation of New York (NY)

Ashley Rieser
Animal Friends – Caryl Gates Gluck Resource Center (PA)

Nikki Russell
Olympic Peninsula YMCA (WA)

Betty Stallings
Betty Stallings and Associates (CA)

Beth Steinhorn
VQ Volunteer Strategies (CO)

Kathy Wisniewski
Histiocytosis Association (NJ)

Craig Young
Inspiring Service (OH)