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 founder of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASD: CSOD). He started 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 grew 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 run a global business.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 3 children.
Jay Banfield is the Chief Officer of Economic Mobility at All Home, advancing solutions that disrupt the cycles of poverty and homelessness. 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 the Stanford Athletics Buck/Cardinal Club and advisory board of Turnout Nation.
As Executive Director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, Julie Brandt is responsible for developing and driving the growth, reach, and sustainability of the foundation.
Previously, she advised companies and individuals on philanthropic, community relations, and public affairs strategies. As senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and public affairs for ACC Capital Holdings, she oversaw all philanthropic and communications efforts. Prior to her work with ACC, Julie was director of the Mayor's Small Business Commission and deputy director of policy for the Mayor's Office of Economic Development in San Francisco. Her professional experience also includes managing community and government relations for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and for Assemblyman John Burton (D-San Francisco).
Julie holds a BA in sociology from Stanford University and is a Wexner Fellow and a graduate of the Coro Foundation Public Policy program. She currently serves on the advisory board of Beyond Differences and on the board of directors of the John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes.
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.
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.
Peter Kariuki is an International Development professional with a passion for Talent Management; bringing 14+ years of experience and expertise in creating a sustainable competitive advantage for organizations through effective Integrated Talent Management initiatives, Employee and Leadership Development opportunities, that result in a dynamic and competent global workforce. Key Expertise include Strategic HR and Talent Leadership, Talent acquisition, Organizational design, culture and engagement, Employee development, Leadership development and coaching among others. Peter has worked in multiple sectors including academic, banking and currently non-profit where he has spent most of his career. He is well travelled and has a multicultural appreciation of life and work.
Peter holds a Masters degree in Training and Organizational Development and a Bachelors degree in International relations. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his family. He loves to travel, read, work in communities especially where there are vulnerable children.
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.
Preeta Nayak is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. While at Bridgespan, she has worked with a variety of nonprofit, foundation, and public-sector clients on questions of strategic planning and organization design. She is a member of Bridgespan’s Leadership and Organization practice and leads the organization’s two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®. She is also co-author of the book, Nonprofit Leadership Development: What's Your "Plan A" for Growing Future Leaders?
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Preeta was a classroom teacher and non-profit manager. At The Junior Statesmen Foundation, she was the senior manager responsible for marketing and summer programs. She also directed educational programs at Prep for Prep in New York City and for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Her career began in the classroom, where she taught history at the middle and high school levels. Preeta has a BA in political science from Yale University, an MA in education from Columbia University, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Peter joined the International Youth Foundation in September 2005 as the Vice President for Employability. He was appointed to Executive Vice President in January 2008 and currently overseas IYF’s global corporate partnerships and new business development with companies and foundations.
Peter has extensive international experience in Latin America and Africa, where he directed humanitarian and development programs during his 13 year tenure at Catholic Relief Services. He lived and worked in Central America from 1981-1985, and in Kenya from 1987-1990. He also worked for eleven years in Washington, DC with InterAction and INDEPENDENT SECTOR. Peter is a graduate of Cornell University, with Masters and Bachelors of Science degrees in Agricultural Economics.