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Our People

Meet our talented and passionate team!

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

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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Executive Search Services

Director, Executive Search Services

Linda Jacobs, CVNL CEO since 2002, continues to work with current and prospective clients. Linda and her team are known for placing the finest leaders in nonprofit organizations throughout the…

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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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Cinzia Perlingieri

Consulting Services Manager

Cinzia Perlingieri is excited to work with CVNL to strengthen local nonprofits through creative services, capacity building, research, planning, and development. Native Italian with a post-doctoral degree in anthropology, Cinzia…

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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

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

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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Mark Bodenhamer

Leadership Programs Manager

Mark Bodenhamer is a North Bay native with a passion for helping volunteers and nonprofit organizations maximize their impact in the communities they serve. Mark has over 20 years' experience…

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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

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

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

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

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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Kathleen Kilkenny

Event Coordinator

Kathleen Kilkenny is a lifelong San Rafael resident with more than 15 years' of event experience. She developed a strong sense of devotion to the nonprofit sector after seeing families…

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