Board of Directors
We have built a board of national leaders from across the nonprofit sector, and we continue to recruit board members and advisors who share our passion and commitment and whose expertise can guide our efforts to bring value to nonprofits around the world.
Adam Miller is the President and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASD: CSOD). He founded Cornerstone in 1999 in his one-bedroom apartment to help people realize their potential, and he has grown it to be one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world with over 18 million users in 191 countries. Under his leadership, Cornerstone has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% since 2007 and today the Cornerstone global team operates in over 20 countries.
Miller also is an active social entrepreneur. He is the chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which helps people who help people, with a focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief. He is the current chairman of Team Rubicon, a leading veterans services organization providing humanitarian aid globally. He led the merger of FAAN and FAI to create FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and serves on FARE’s executive board. He is the past-president and a current director of IKAR in Los Angeles. He also coaches his children’s AYSO soccer teams.
Prior to founding Cornerstone, Miller served time as an investment banker and consultant. He co-authored Business Capital for Women and was a contributor to Talent Management.
Miller is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, philanthropy, technology and talent management. Miller was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He was named CEO of the Year by the Southern California Technology Association in 2009.
Miller holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a BS from its Wharton School of Business, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, and has both CPA and Series 7 certifications. But it was his two year trip around the world in his twenties that best prepared him to running a global business.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3 children.
Kim Jones is Chief Executive Officer of Curriki. Previously, KIM was an executive with Sun Microsystems for more than 10 years, where she led a team committed to providing advanced technologies and services to key constituencies in the public sector.
Kim has an honorary PhD from the University of Edinburgh and a BA from the University of California, San Diego. She is a member of the MIT Open Courseware Industry Advisory Council and the recipient of the Sun Leadership Award and the YWCA Award for Women in Business. She was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame In 2006.
Miriam Wardak is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Project HOPE, where she is responsible for global HR and administration. Previously, she was senior vice president of human resources at ICF International, where she supported the company throughout its IPO phase and established the public company HR governance structure. Prior to her position at ICF, she was senior vice president at i2 Technologies. Miriam has also held HR leadership positions at Texas Instruments, TwinStar Semiconductor, and Fairmont Hotel.
Miriam has an MBA from the University of Dallas and a BA from George Mason University. She currently serves on the HR advisory board of InsideNGO and is a founding member of the Human Resources Leadership Forum’s (HRLF) Nonprofit Consortium for the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Jay Banfield is the Founding Executive Director of Year Up Bay Area, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides urban young adults with the opportunity to reach their full career potential through paid training and a corporate internship. Jay began his career at Oracle Corporation. He has worked on local, state and national political campaigns and has served in both the legislative and executive branches of government. He was appointed the Assistant Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco in 1999, where he managed the city’s $7 billion treasury. Following his time as Treasurer, Jay was appointed to Assistant General Manager at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where he directed the organization’s $400 million operating budget.
Jay holds an MPP from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in psychology from Stanford University. He serves on the board of trustees of San Francisco University High School and the advisory council of CODE2040.
George Devendorf is the Executive Director of Transition Projects and was formerly a Senior Advisor to DisasterReady.org. He also served as the Vice President for global engagement at Mercy Corps where he was responsible for coordinating the development of policy and advocacy initiatives on key issues. Prior to joining Mercy Corps, George worked with a variety of relief and refugee assistance organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the International Rescue Committee, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and the International Organization for Migration.
George holds an MIPP from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a BA from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Marie McNamee is the Director of Programs at InsideNGO, a membership association of 325+ international NGOs, foundations, universities, and national NGOs involved in international relief and development. She has over thirty years of domestic and international non-profit operational experience in human resources, administration, finance and ICT at organizations including: Helen Keller International, Rainforest Alliance and Trinity Church Wall Street. At InsideNGO, Marie is responsible for providing resources, education, and advocacy-support to human resources, ICT, and legal; as well as leading cross-functional initiatives in areas such as Duty of Care.
Marie has a BA from Marymount Manhattan College.