Audrey Alvarado, Interim President
Audrey joined the Nonprofit Roundtable in April, 2012, and is now the organization's Interim President. In addition to leading the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (now the National Council of Nonprofits), Audrey has served as Senior Consultant at Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism; Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Colorado at Denver Graduate School of Public Affairs; and Executive Director of the Latin American Research and Service Agency in Denver.
She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific and received her master's and PhD from the University of Utah.
Read Audrey's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 955-6187
Allison Carney, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Allison joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in October of 2012. Previously, Allison consulted with nonprofits in DC to update their communications strategies through new media and coordinated crowdfunding campaigns. With extensive experience in social media strategies, creating marketing campaigns, and narrative storytelling, she now heads the Roundtable’s communications. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College, and holds degrees in Theatre Arts and Critical Social Thought.
Read Allison's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 303-2429
Amy Fishman Kurz, Director of Programs and Operations
Amy joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in June 2009. Previously, Amy worked at The George Washington University Office of Community Service to lead the Neighbors Project which connects students, staff and faculty to community service opportunities. With over 8 years of experience in the Greater Washington nonprofit community, Amy brings a range of experiences and knowledge to the Roundtable.
At the Roundtable, Amy is lead staff for the Frank Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications and The Future Executive Directors Fellowship Program. Amy is the co-chair of the Capital Area Foreclosure Network and is the Director of Nonprofit NoVA.
Amy graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University (GWU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Management at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at GWU in 2009.
Amy and her husband Jonathan are active in the young professional advisory board of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and are leaders in Sixth & I’s young professional giving community. Amy has also been involved with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation since 2004 when she became a bone marrow donor.
Read Amy's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 973-2506
Malcolm Furgol, Membership and Information Manager
Malcolm joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in April 2010. Previously Malcolm worked at the Grants Resource Center (GRC), a division of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) that specializes in helping colleges and universities throughout the nation compete for grants and contracts in order to support their research and education priorities. He is a Professional Member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC and served on their board of directors from 2008 until August 2011. Malcolm graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as a Humanities Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in history and literature.
Read Malcolm's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct line: (202) 263-4771
Thuy Le, Program Coordinator
Thuy joined the Nonprofit Roundtable if Greater Washington in March 2012. Previously, Thuy spent more than three years at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts working under the VSA (formerly Very Special Arts) division reviewing funding applications for accessible arts education programming. Thuy graduated from the George Washington University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a minor in Fine Arts.
Read Thuy's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (202) 973-2511
Nana A. Oppong, Director of Development
Nana joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in July 2009. Previously, Nana worked at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation as a Prospect Researcher. She has held internship positions with the Alliance for Consumer Education and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Nana graduated from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University in May 2008. Nana serves on Montgomery County's Board of Social Services.
Read Nana's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (202) 973-2505
Zakiyah Williams, Membership & Development Associate
Zakiyah joined the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in March 2012. Previously, Zakiyah worked in the areas of communications, public relations and private event planning in Washington, DC. She enjoys volunteering with Americorps, the YWCA and many other youth related service organizations in the Greater Washington Region. Zakiyah graduated from Howard University's John H. Johnson School of Communications with a Bachelors of Arts in journalism.
Read Zakiyah's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (202) 263-4782
Melissa Bondi, Director of Nonprofit Virginia
Melissa is a leading regional expert on nonprofit public policy, advocacy and management. As a Roundtable consultant, she provides strategic and technical capacity to educate and mobilize regional nonprofit leaders to achieve shared goals in partnership with state and local governments, and other sectors. Melissa has led local, state and federal housing, planning and community development initiatives in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She serves as president of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, on the Board of the Virginia Housing Coalition, and is a member of the Arlington Economic Development Commission.
Read Melissa's "Meet the Staff" here.
Direct Line: (703) 527-6379
Sharon Friedman, Consultant, Special Initiatives
Sharon is currently working on special initiatives with Nonprofit Montgomery, bringing her experience of 18 years as Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Montgomery County to the greater nonprofit sector. Sharon, Principal in Friedman Strategies, has a keen interest in nonprofit sector development, and in the strengthening of public/private partnerships and community coalitions. She is currently serving as the Project Manager for Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Montgomery County, MD. and Montgomery Moving Forward. Sharon has been a recipient of the Neighborhood Excellence Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, the Community Leader Award from Jewish Women International, and the Athena Award for Professional Excellence. Sharon is the immediate past Chair of the Nonprofit Montgomery Steering Committee. Her expertise was tapped for the transition teams of the last two Montgomery County Executives, and she has been included in The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in Maryland.
Barbara Garlock, Director of Project FIRM - Financial Reporting and Management Institute
Barbara brings over 20 years of experience assisting nonprofits with strategic, marketing, and fundraising work. Prior to joining the Roundtable in 2011, Barbara served as Interim Executive Director at Interfaith Works, where she previously served as Director of Development. Barbara's background includes management consulting, providing counsel for start-ups and Fortune 500 firms in marketing and finance, and a career in retail management, including executive positions with Federated Department Stores and Macy's. Barbara has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Read Barbara's "Meet the Staff" here.