Our small, but mighty team brings years of experience and passion for the nonprofit sector. Our diverse talents and interests give us a comprehensive view on each organization we serve.
Matt Kamin has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit world for over sixteen years and holds a MBA in nonprofit management. Matt has served as Executive Director of Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation in New York, Children’s Nature Institute in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Youth Network in Hollywood. Matt has also served as a consultant to organizations serving populations ranging from disabled adults, domestic violence, children in nonpublic schools, and the geriatric community. Matt is co-founder of Youth for Charity, an organization bringing together teens of different faiths to raise awareness for families living in poverty, as well as founder of Eleventh Commandment, which has grown into JQ International. Matt has sat on numerous boards located in the US and abroad and has lived and worked in Southern California, New York Metro, and the Middle East.
Matt is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Community Foundation of the Valleys as well as on the Board for Tierra Del Sol Foundation.
Allison Fuller has worked in the nonprofit world for more than ten years and brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge to the nonprofit arena. Allison's passion for nonprofit started as a volunteer, leading her to co-found her our nonprofit organization which then led to an career-change to the nonprofit sector where she has held numerous staff and executive leadership positions, including Executive Director. As a former Escrow Officer, Allison brings her extensive planning and logistical experience into overseeing many aspects of management organization, contract administration, strategic planning and operations. In addition, as a graphic designer and web marketer, she brings in unique talents to nonprofits, expanding resources and efficiency while substantially increasing fundraising revenues. Allison has always had a passion for helping youth and has worked with several major non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, YWCA, and Step Up Womens Network.
Allison is currently serving on the Board of Directors for YWCA Glendale in addition to volunteering for several other community organizations.
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Suzanne Elliott has been providing management consulting to nonprofit organizations and mission-driven businesses since 2013. She offers her clients knowledge gained through more than a decade working in senior management positions in the social sector and an additional five years in corporate consulting. She has a wide range of functional areas of expertise, including strategic and operational planning, resource development, corporate/nonprofit partnerships, and marketing and communications.
Suzanne earned a B.A. in public policy studies summa cum laude from Duke University and received an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. She serves on the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run of Los Angeles, the Nonprofit Committee of the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce, the Steering Committee of the Nonprofit Leadership Council of Ventura County and the faculty of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University.
Julie Ha Truong is an experienced management professional dedicated to transforming big ideas into reality. In the last 17 years she has spearheaded a number of successful and award winning community initiatives. Previously, Ms. Truong led a public school district’s implementation of Community-Schools, resulting in improved academic and health outcomes for youth and families. The 100 public-private partnerships included the establishment of a community clinic, child care center, and youth recreation center. More recently, Julie was the Director of Education at the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), strengthening organizations through professional development and technical assistance. She holds a Masters of Public Policy in Management and Leadership and is a CNM Certified Coach.
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Mitch Dorger brings more than 40 years of work experience, including 20 years as the chief executive officer in organizations as large as 1800 people with operating budgets up to $100 million.
Mitch has special expertise in the world of nonprofit organizations; and he is well versed in corporate governance, strategic planning, change management — including first-hand experience in managing executive transitions — and leadership development, volunteer management, financial planning and management, government relations, and event management.
In addition to his executive experience, Mitch has served on boards in the sports and entertainment industries. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Sports Business Institute at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Mitch holds a B.S. Degree from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an M.A in Management and an Executive M.B.A from Claremont Graduate University. Mitch is also a distinguished graduate of the Air Forces Command and Staff College and was a National Security Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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Valerie Lord specializes in creating and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategic plans that fit the needs and goals of an organization. Having worked as both the Executive Director and the Development Director a few times over, Valerie has a track record of fundraising for major growth. As a consultant, she uses her experience to build and elevate development teams, transform organizational culture to support fundraising, and train board members and program staff to do their part. Valerie has represented a variety of causes from health care to youth development to public safety. She holds a Masters of Nonprofit Business Management from Milano School of Policy, Management and the Environment.
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- Rosie Chuong has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit world for over 8 years and holds a B.A. in Communications, with an emphasis in Entertainment Studies from California State University, Fullerton. Having served as a Marketing Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on both a local and regional level, with experience in advising and event planning for collegiate student run organizations at CSU Fullerton, Rosie offers extensive experience in marketing, ranging from promoting fundraising events, developing and maintaining online and social media presence, building strategic campaigns, obtaining media partnerships and sponsorships, and engaging high-level volunteers. Rosie is a board member for S.A.G.E. (Self-Advocacy for Growth and Empowerment), a community-based management program serving adults with developmental disabilities. As a southern California enthusiast, her network of professionals in the for-profit and non-profit sector ranges in multiple counties, including San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles. Rosie is passionate about creating realistic marketing plans and collateral customized to each organization’s mission and vision, and looks forward to delivering a unique voice to the public for her clients. Connect with Rosie on LinkedIn.
Lindsay Hallin has vast experience across multiple industries including non-profit, production, and customer service. For seven years she served as a project and operations manager to a small production company. During that time, she also managed the day-to-day of a non-profit startup and assisted an executive recruiter. Her areas of expertise vary widely from project management, operations, customer/client services, and event planning.
Lindsay earned a B.F.A. in theatre performance from Baylor University. She was a member of academic honor society, Delta Epsilon Iota. She also served on the Baylor University Theatre Student Society Executive Council.