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Nana Adjei
Accounting and Admin Clerk

As Accounting and Admin Clerk, Nana is responsible for accounts payable activities and expense reporting and reimbursement. Before joining Network for Good, Nana worked as an Accounts Payable Coordinator with Acsys Staffing. She is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Computer Studies and a certification in Human Resource Management at University of Maryland University College.

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Arch Alcantara
HTML/Web Designer, NPO Services

Arch builds and maintains the Custom DonateNow pages that replicate organizations' web sites, provides technical support for Custom DonateNow customers, and performs web design and development for Network for Good's web site and projects. He previously served as Lead Web Producer at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), after extensive consulting duty with for-profit clients including Discovercard, McDonald's, and Oprah.com.

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Katya Andresen
Vice President, Marketing

Katya Andresen develops and executes the charitable giving portal Network for Good's marketing strategy, including consumer outreach, media relations, corporate partnerships and nonprofit marketing. Before joining Network for Good, she was Senior Vice President of Sutton Group, a marketing and communications firm supporting non-profits, government agencies, and foundations working for the social good. Previously was a marketing consultant overseas, promoting causes ranging from civil society in Ukraine to ecotourism in Madagascar. She also worked for CARE International. She has trained hundreds of causes in effective marketing and media relations, and her marketing materials for non-profits have won national and international awards. She is the author of the book, Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes and was featured in the e-book, Nine Minds of Marketing. She is also a co-author with Network for Good CEO Bill Strathmann of a chapter in the book, People to People Fundraising - Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities. Fundraising Success Magazine named her Fundraising Professional of the Year in 2007.

Katya traces her passion for good causes to the enormous social need she witnessed as a journalist prior to her work in the non-profit sector. She was a foreign correspondent for Reuters News and Television in Asia and for Associated Press, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News in Africa. She has a bachelor's degree in history from Haverford College.

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Charles Ball
Senior Sales Associate, NPO Services

Charles joined Network for Good as Senior Sales Associate. He has extensive experience providing Technical Education Counseling services to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Through working with Clarity Technologies and later with CIBER Inc, Charles guided and assisted individual, non-profit, university, and corporate clients, in effectively meeting their technical training needs. In addition, while at CIBER Inc., Charles worked closely with clients in meeting short and long term technical staffing requirements. His clients included the University of California San Francisco, Williams-Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente, and Skidmore Owings and Merrill.

In his spare time, Charles has worked with his local neighborhood association on projects such as park beautification. He enjoys reading science fiction and hiking.

Contact Phone Number: 888-284-7978

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Benjamin DeBonis
Sales Associate, NPO Services

Benjamin DeBonis is a compassionate advocate, working hard to inspire and promote goodness and well being. He is a native Bay Area resident and a local sports and scholastic legend. He attended university at Brown in the friendly ocean state, Rhode Island, and graduated in 2005 with a BA in History with a focus in Comparative studies of Revolutions. He is a globe trotter, a good doer, a zen Buddha jew Tao bodhisattva student and observer. He has a strong commitment to the tripod of love, work, and home interwoven by a deep spirituality.

He is happy, joyful and appreciative to help you in your pursuit to increase your online activity and efficiency in order to reach your mission!

Contact Phone Number: 888-284-7978

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Bob Deily
Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Bob Deily manages and coordinates Network for Good's financial and accounting activities. Prior to joining Network for Good, Bob was the founder and owner of MBAWare, an online retailer of business software for CPAs, CFOs and other financial professionals. He was the CFO and EVP of Finance and MIS for the North American subsidiary of Swisscom and was a financial management consultant at CGI-AMS for clients like AT&T and Verizon. Bob has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University.

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Dylan Gold
Customer Support Specialist, NPO Services

Dylan is the newest member to join the Network for Good (Powered by Groundspring) support team as a Customer Support Specialist in November 2007. He comes with experience in assisting non-profits with developing their technological capabilities. A recent alumnus from San Francisco State, Dylan received a B.A. in International Relations with an emphasis in international development and South and Southeast Asian affairs in 2007. Outside the office, Dylan enjoys philosophy and the arts, computers and gadgets, and his lifelong support for the Oakland A’s.

Contact Phone Number: 888-284-7978

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Carrie Howard
Operations Manager, NPO Services

Carrie joined the Network for Good (Powered by Groundspring) team in September 2000. As Operations Manager, she is responsible for supervising Groundspring's Customer Support Team, updating the Groundspring web site, and assisting with the overall daily operations of the organization. Carrie has extensive experience in Web design and development, including her completion of the OpNet Web master training program and the SFSU CEL Information Design for the Web course.

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Andy Kalinowitsch
Senior Engineer, NPO Services

Andy joined Network for Good to support and extend the technical infrastructure of the organization. His past experience includes database application design for AT&T and Hewlett-Packard, as well as numerous consulting engagements with a variety of for-profit and nonprofit clients, creating web-database applications, media-rich web sites, and content management systems.

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Debbie Lam
Director, Business Systems

Debbie Lam is the Director of Business Systems at Network for Good. Debbie is in charge of Network for Good donation processing operations. Prior to Network for Good, Debbie was a technical director for Agency.com, an internet consulting firm with a roster of clients in a wide selection of industries. Debbie's past work experience has included projects for Fidelity Investments, GTech/Washington State Lottery, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Openwave. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Derek Low
Director of Operations

Derek Low coordinates and manages Network For Good’s project-based activities. He is responsible for ensuring that projects are effectively prioritized, staffed, planned and effectively executed from start to finish. Derek’s background in developing compelling online content and technology experiences was built on his years at America Online. His last role at AOL was that of Director of Project Management. After AOL, he served as Director of eBusiness Operations at XM Satellite Radio.

Derek was born in The Big Apple but grew up in Southeast Asia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and was enjoying the life of a free-lancer before he came to Network For Good.

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Stacie Mann
Director, Consumer Marketing

Stacie Mann develops and executes the charitable giving portal Network for Good’s marketing plans, including website content, consumer outreach, corporate partnerships. She is also responsible for the website Six Degrees (www.sixdegrees.org), the site launched in January of 2007 with Kevin Bacon that brings a social conscience to social networking. The Web site spotlights celebrities’ causes and allows everyday people to donate to or raise funds for their own favorite charities anywhere online. She has trained non-profits on how to effectively market their causes online as well as ways to use person-to-person fundraising.

Before joining Network for Good, she worked in the Interactive Marketing division of America Online managing their strategic e-commerce partners. Stacie holds a bachelor's degree in French and Marketing from Duke University.

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Amanda Mannath
Senior Manager of Development and HR

As Network for Good’s Senior Manager of Development and HR, Amanda is responsible for conducting fundraising efforts, managing the board of directors, overseeing the Human Resources function, and assisting the CEO with additional organizational activities.

Formerly with BearingPoint, Amanda was a consultant in the Nonprofit Sector where she participated in a variety of consulting engagements including Change Management, Merger Integration and Business Process Redesign. Prior to BearingPoint, Amanda was with Andersen Business Consulting where she served clients through Program Management, Strategic Development and Merger Integration projects. Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of Richmond.

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Neal Meier
.NET Developer

Neal Meier is a Microsoft .NET developer hailing from Colorado. At Network for Good, he has worked on several projects including SixDegrees.org, flash badges, and above all else, the rebuilding of the donation processing platform. Before joining NFG, Neal worked as a consultant for several organizations including Verizon Multimedia, Level(3), and LexisNexis. Neal has an eclectic technological background with experience ranging from contributing to the Internet Yellow Pages for Kids to owning a small IT services company in high school.

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Priscilla Merle
Customer Support Specialist, NPO Services

Priscilla is responsible for providing support to EmailNow and DonateNow customers. Her past experience working with nonprofits includes working with the Tides Network for over 5 years as the lead receptionist. While at Tides Network, her responsibilities included answering the switchboard, guest services and supporting the Tides Network staff. She enjoys board games, reading books and spending quality time with her family.

Contact Phone Number: 888-284-7978

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Alia Ott
Senior Manager, Nonprofit Services

Alia Ott serves as the Senior Manager of Nonprofit Services for Network for Good. Alia's background in Web production combined with a solid understanding of Network for Good customers helps guide development of new site features and customer education. Alia has consulted on various projects in the ePhilanthropy sector including nonprofit research, analysis of site statistics and user interface design.

Prior to Network for Good, Alia served as a program manager for Netaid where she managed several initiatives including Online Volunteering and development of brand and Web design strategies. Alia has served in other leadership roles including Director of Internet Services at EMC, an interactive public relations agency, where she led a development team to produce various multimedia and web-based projects for clients such as Sony, Paramount and MTV. Alia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Film/TV production and Communications from Chapman University, is currently studying Advanced Project Management at Stanford University and supports several local nonprofit organizations.

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Rebecca Ruby
Marketing Specialist

Rebecca is responsible for marketing activities in both the nonprofit services and consumer sectors of Network for Good, including website management for the Learning Center, e-newsletter development, event marketing, email marketing, advertising efforts and business development strategy. Prior to her position at Network for Good, Rebecca supported online fundraising activities, training and materials development in the Special Events department at the American Diabetes Association’s national office.

Rebecca holds a B.F.A. in Visual Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Media Management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. In her spare time, she enjoys burying her nose in a good book on the Metro, exploring DC and taking in as many movies as her budget will allow.

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Jono Smith
Director Nonprofit Marketing

Jono Smith is responsible for marketing Network for Good's online fundraising services to nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Network for Good, Jono spent eight years at SunGard Higher Education, where he was responsible for managing the company's marketing efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Jono also held marketing and sales positions at SCT and Campus Pipeline, before their acquisitions by SunGard. Prior to this, Jono served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of White House Communications. Jono holds an undergraduate degree in English from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In his personal time, Jono has raised over $10,000 for AIDS vaccine research.

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Bill Strathmann
Chief Executive Officer

Bill Strathmann is Network for Good's CEO and is a member of its Board of Directors. He is a social entrepreneur, who throughout his career has traversed sectors, bringing good business practices to corporations and nonprofits alike. Bill came to Network for Good from BearingPoint, where he provided strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions consulting to corporations and nonprofit organizations across the nation. With Andersen Business Consulting, he developed and led a consulting practice serving large nonprofits including the Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Society, National Association of Home Builders, and the United Way.

Throughout his career, Bill has been an influential speaker on the topics of philanthropy, the role of technology in fundraising, corporate social responsibility, strategic planning, performance management and mergers and acquisitions. Bill is a co-author featured in the book, People to People Fundraising - Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Haverford College and a master's degree in business administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Bill serves in advisory roles for the Nonprofit Congress, Independent Sector and the Social Enterprise Alliance, and he also serves on the boards of The Anacostia Watershed Society and The Shohola Scholarship Fund.

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Ted Thompson
Sales Associate, NPO Services

Ted Thompson is a Sales Associate with Network for Good. He is responsible for introducing and demonstrating the benefits of Network for Good’s services to non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Network for Good, Ted worked in sales and marketing with various for-profit companies but found that his passion lied in the mission and service of organizations working for social good.

Ted is an active player and member of the Frederick Rugby Football Club. He has a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education/History from Mount St. Mary’s College (now Mount St. Mary’s University).

Contact Phone Number: 888-284-7978

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