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Our People

Meet our talented and passionate team!

Linda Jacobs

Linda Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer

Linda Jacobs 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…

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Melissa Stoakley

Melissa Stoakley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Melissa holds a BA in Communication and Media Studies from Dominican University of California, and at Commencement was recognized as the Outstanding Student of the Year. In her undergraduate career,…

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Janette Gitler

Janette Gitler

Director, Executive Search Services

Janette Gitler Janette brings to CVNL more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit leadership, consulting and executive search for organizations in areas as diverse as health, education, youth development, public…

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Gina Guillemette

Gina Guillemette

Director, 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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Elaine Tokolahi

Elaine Tokolahi

Director, Volunteer Services

Elaine Tokolahi Elaine Tokolahi is a third-generation Marin resident and has over a decade of experience empowering volunteers and nonprofits. She began her career as a Tonga National Volunteer, where…

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Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley

Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley

Director, Marketing & Communications

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

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Lievin Mwamba

Lievin Mwamba

Director, 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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Tina Chechourka

Tina Chechourka

Volunteer Coordinator, Solano

As a lifelong resident of Solano County, Tina Chechourka was the perfect fit for the Solano County Volunteer Coordinator. Born and raised in Vacaville, Tina began her career in 1981…

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Kerry Burke

Kerry Burke

Program Coordinator, Volunteer Services

Kerry Burke was born and raised in the Central Valley prompting her to move to a much cooler climate for college. Kerry recently graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California…

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Blair Kearney

Blair Kearney

AmeriCorps Member, Volunteer Services

Blair Kearney Blair Kearney, a San Francisco native, graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice. While at school she…

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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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