Samantha Lucas

Senior Program Coordinator, Allina Health

Katie Stearns

Chief Partnerships Officer, Common Impact

Building nonprofit capacity and engaging volunteers in experiences that transform both them and their communities has been core to my career. As Senior Director of Partnerships at Common Impact, I lead corporate partnerships, storytelling, and strategic alliances, all with the goal of alleviating inequality through skills-based volunteering. Prior to joining Common Impact, I built and led volunteer engagement strategy and partnerships for iMentor Chicago. I also held leadership roles at Points of Light and Chicago Cares, managing turnkey corporate employee engagement programs and large-scale volunteer events. I'm a lifelong volunteer and a native Chicagoan.
Esra Elshafey

Associate Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Pitney Bowes

Kristian Darigan Merenda

Partner, Purpose Collaborative

Alicia Koch

Program Manager, Operations Community Engagement, Amazon

I support community engagement programs for Amazon Operations in North America. Formerly, I built and managed Groupon's employee volunteer program; engaging 65% of teammates around the world.
Trish Gillis

Director, Volunteering & Special Projects, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Lindsay Firestone Gruber

President & CEO, Taproot Foundation

Mark Pulley

ESR Programs Manager, The Walt Disney Company

Jeff Ader

Sr. Manager, Business Innovation, Points of Light

Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening the local communities in which we live and work. We connect corporate employees to nonprofit organizations with proven models to tackle the greatest challenges our communities face.
Danielle Holly

CEO, Common Impact

I've been in the corporate social responsibility and nonprofit capacity building space for most of my career, and am privileged to run Common Impact, building skilled volunteer programs for companies and their social change partners. I'm on a few nonprofit boards, Women in Innovation and Fan4Kids, and I'm a writer for Nonprofit Quarterly and a podcast host of Pro Bono Perspectives. Community engagement geek all around!
Bea Boccalandro

President, VeraWorks

Tanvi Jain Patyal

Director of Business Innovation, Points of Light

Katy Elder

Vice President, Business Innovation, Points of Light

A member of the Points of Light team since November 2012, Katy serves as Vice President, Business Innovation. She brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in employee volunteerism, community affairs and internal communications. After leading Points of Light’s corporate consulting practice for six years, she is now responsible for developing content and innovative learning opportunities to advance the corporate citizenship sector.