Meet Our Committees
Committees help maximize the Board’s productivity by matching members’ expertise to appropriate areas. They allow members to engage with issues more deeply and consistently than the Board could. Committees can research and break down complex issues and present their findings to the Board, which can then move forward to making decisions
Comprised of Board officers and the Chairs of each standing committee, the Executive Committee oversees operations of the Board; acts on behalf of the Board during on-demand activities that occur between meetings; and performs an evaluation of the Executive Director.
Jeffrey Johnson – Chair
Andy Ferris – Chair-Elect
Michael Wacek – Immediate Past Chair
Michael Smith – Secretary-Treasurer
Olga Jacobs – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair
Nadine Orloff – Governance & Leadership Committee Chair
Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson – Marketing & Development Committee Chair
Sharon Robinson – Program Committee Chair
Robert Conger – Risk Management Committee Chair
Oversees the financial reporting process, the system of internal controls, the audit process and the Foundation’s process for monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.
Development and Marketing Committee
Oversees development and implementation of the organization’s fundraising plan; identifies and solicits funds from external sources of support; and is responsible for involvement of all Board members in fundraising.
Jeremy Engdahl-Johnson – Chair
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Regularly evaluates Foundation programs to ensure they are intentionally built and executed with a goal of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
Olga Jacobs – Chair
Emily Gingrich – Vice Chair
Margaret Resce Milkint
Oversees development of the budget; ensures accurate tracking, monitoring, and accountability for funds; ensures adequate financial controls; recommends financial guidelines to the Board; and oversees short- and long-term investments.
Michael Smith – Chair
Patricia Rotello – Vice Chair
David J. Fishbaum
Governance & Leadership Committee
Ensures effective Board processes, structures and roles, including recruitment, retreat planning, Board training, committee development, and Board evaluation; prepares priorities for Board composition; meets with prospective Board members and recommends candidates to the Board; recommends a slate of officers to the Board; and conducts orientation sessions for new Board members.
Nadine Orloff – Chair
Margaret Resce Milkint – Vice-Chair
Oversees and makes recommendations to the Board to sustain the quality of Foundation programming at a superior level; evaluates new program opportunities and makes recommendations to the Board; establishes program goals aligned with the mission of the Foundation; monitors and evaluates program performance against stated goals; evaluates significant changes to existing programs and makes recommendations to the Board; identifies and oversees opportunities for mutual support among programs.
Sharon Robinson – Chair
Ben Ybarra – Vice-Chair
Risk Management Committee
Provides ongoing identification and assessment of risks associated with existing Foundation program and activities.
Robert Conger- Chair
Chad C. Wischmeyer – Vice Chair