Sr. VP, Civic Innovations at the Community Foundation and Co-founder of HandsOn
Past positions include Director of VCU's service-learning program facilitating partnerships between faculty and community organizations and Assistant Director of Northwest Service Academy's Portland, OR, office overseeing the daily operations and training and supervision of over 200 AmeriCorps service members. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from North Carolina State University and a masters in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
What has been your favorite volunteer experience?
I like tree planting. I like the digging in the mud, helping spread their roots out, patting down the earth...the rest is up to them.
What do you do when you're not working for HandsOn?
I love spending time on my bike riding the Capital Trail or on the river flatwater kayaking with my family. I have two elementary aged children and we like to spend time on the front porch playing board games and reading.
Programs and Operations Manager
Holly’s background is in nonprofit programming, event planning, higher education, and writing and editing. She is a graduate of the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program and has earned her 80-hour and 120-hour certificates in nonprofit management from Nonprofit Learning Point. Prior to HandsOn, she worked in student affairs at a local college and with a college access program. Holly graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Business from the University of Richmond.
What has been your favorite volunteer experience?: I was moved by the energy and mass action of so many people for our annual HandsOn Day, which I participated in before I worked here.
What do you do when you're not working for HandsOn?: I sing in the One Voice Chorus, freelance write, study American Sign Langauge, and read with my Feminist Book Club. I am part of the communications team for YNPN RVA (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) and a member of the VACA Board (Visual Arts Creative Ambassadors) of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. I enjoy biking to neighborhood restaurants and being a part of the local arts, social justice and GLBTQA activist communities.
Corporate Program Manager
Caroline oversees and implements all of Altria's corporate volunteer programs, including building relationships with nonprofit and community partners and traning corporate teams on volunteer and project management. She handles all project scoping, planning, supply acquisition, vendor relations, day-of execution, and data management of small and large scale projects.
She is a graduate of St. Margaret’s School and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Caroline has worked in the Annual Fund Offices at St. Margaret’s School, Virginia Tech, and Norfolk Collegiate. She has also worked in conference planning at Kingsmill Resort and enjoyed a part time job at JCREW for over 9 years. Caroline joined HandsOn in March 2016 as Project Support and transitioned to Corporate Programs in September 2016. She is an active member at St. James Episcopal Church and had the opportunity to chaperone their youth mission trip.
What has been your favorite volunteer experience? Gleaning potatoes on the mission trip on the Eastern Shore for the Foodbank. It was exhausting, dirty and meaningful to work alongside middle schoolers all day.
What do you do when you're not working for HandsOn? I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my teenage children and husband of almost 20 years. Reading at the pool or beach is a day in paradise!
Part Time Support
Corporate Program Assistant
Kathryn supports Corporate Programs with project research, planning and logistics, execution, procurement, inventory, and onsite needs from set-up to wrap-up.
Kathryn graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2003 with a B.S. in Human, Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise with an option in Dietetics. She has spent the last 12 years working in various roles for J.Crew that include Personal Shopper, Stock Support, and Visual Merchandising Manager.
What has been your favorite volunteer experience? HandsOn Day 2014. I brought my 6 year old daughter with me to volunteer for the first time. It was a wonderful bonding opportunity for the two of us and it helped to give her a better understanding of what I do at work and why that work is so important.
What do you do when you're not working for HandsOn? I can also be found taking care of my three children, husband, and Bernese mountain dog, Moose. I enjoy baking, interior decorating, cheering on the Hokies and Vols., planning and hosting social events and organizing.
Gail manages RVA Engage and other special projects, which are aimed at enhancing and strengthening the collaborative relationships between nonprofits and their corporate, university, and community partners in order to build nonprofit capacity and increase impact on the community.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, and has years of experience as a management consultant and a financial manager. She has over 10 years experience working with non-profit organizations focused on children’s education and well-being.
What has been your favorite volunteer experience? My favorite volunteer experience was leading a community activist group to preserve the integrity of our collective neighborhoods. It was rewarding to see that the collaborative efforts of multiple neighborhoods and the county government resulted in a beneficial solution for all.
What do you do when you're not working for HandsOn? I love spending time with my three children and husband: playing games, traveling or attending and enjoying their many activities. My favorite pastimes are tennis, reading and watching UVA sports.