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Our People

Meet our talented and passionate team!

Linda Jacobs

Linda Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer

Linda Jacobs has served as the Chief Executive Officer with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2002. CVNL advances nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals…

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Janette Gitler

Janette Gitler

Director of Executive Search & Transition Services

Janette Gitler brings to CVNL more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and consulting for organizations in areas as varied as public broadcasting, the environment, health and the visual and…

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Gina Guillemette

Gina Guillemette

Director of Consulting Services

Gina Guillemette is committed to meaningful individual and social change that benefits the common good. With more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, Gina partners with nonprofit leaders to explore…

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Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley

Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley

Leadership Programs Manager

Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley is fired up about communication, leadership development, and working with leaders in the North Bay to help them carry out their missions. Each day Katelyn works with leaders…

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Lievin Mwamba

Lievin Mwamba

Director of Finance & Operations

Lievin Mwamba is a finance and operations professional with 20 years of experience in accounting, human resources, and operations management in nonprofit organizations with budgets ranging $7-$30M. He has successfully…

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Jim Tomlinson

Jim Tomlinson

Manager - Napa Office

Jim Tomlinson came to California from rural Georgia in order to get his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Health Education at JFK University. During this time he began his path…

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Molly Schmidt

Molly Schmidt

Community Engagement Coordinator

Molly Schmidt worked and consulted with International NGOs and community-based nonprofit organizations for 10 years on program operations, volunteer strategies, fundraising, grant management, marketing and events, and development. She has…

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Melissa Cruz

Melissa Cruz

Volunteer Services AmeriCorps Member

Melissa Cruz is originally from San Mateo, CA, in the Bay Area. She recently graduated from Dominican University, earning BAs in both International Studies and History. She was an active…

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Nicholas Morse

Nicholas Morse

Finance & Operations Coordinator

Nicholas Morse is a Marin native and previous marketing intern for CVNL, who recently graduated from University of California Merced with a B.S. in Management. Nick has experience managing environmental…

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