Meet the Team
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.
Tina Bolding is the Director of DisasterReady.org and is responsible for the strategy, development and outreach for this effort to support the critical and demanding training needs of the global humanitarian community.
Before joining the Foundation, Tina served as chief human resources officer at Food for the Hungry, an international relief and development organization, where she built a global HR department and implemented support services to assist HR operations across 22 countries.
Tina holds a BA in.
As Director of TeachingReady.org, Heather is responsible for building out the Foundation’s K12 platform that enables nonprofit organizations to deliver state-of-the art professional development resources, content, and connections to teachers.
Heather has spent the bulk of her career advising, building, and scaling nonprofits and has extensive experience developing business-education partnerships. She launched initiatives at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Education Foundation to increase girls in tech and help grow the local Computer Science Teachers Association. Prior to her role at the Education Foundation, she was responsible for building out the state’s largest tech association focused on driving growth for its people, companies, and the region.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Hartford and a Master of Arts from Columbia University.
As the Partnerships and Accounts Manager for the Foundation’s open online learning initiatives, Anna Cary is responsible for working with Foundation partners to develop and implement engagement strategies to best use the resources and functionality of DisasterReady.org, NonprofitReady.org, and TeachingReady.org.
Previously Anna served as the Training Design and Development Specialist at Bell Partners where she focused on employee engagement, training and development, and onboarding. She has also interned with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and volunteered with the Church World Service.
Anna holds a B.A. from New York University Gallatin School for Individualized Study with a focus on Anthropology and Fine Arts, a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
As Client Success Manager for the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, Jackie works closely with Talent Management and Impact grantees to ensure their engagement and success in adopting the Cornerstone platform.
Jackie has over ten years of experience in talent management, most recently as Director of Learning & Development at Condé Nast. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was a Client Success Manager at Cornerstone for three years and worked at Yahoo! and AOL.
Jackie holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) designation.
As Director of Technology Grants and Consulting, Alexis Denny is responsible for building and supporting the foundation's global portfolio of capacity building services, including the HR Pro Bono Corps and Technology Grants.
Previously, Alexis worked in Public Affairs for the Auto Club Southern California, where she launched high profile events and education campaigns to raise awareness about senior mobility, teen driving, and child passenger safety. Alexis also served as director of corporate social responsibility for ACC Capital Holdings, where she administered a budget of more than ten million dollars and managed company-wide charitable giving initiatives and volunteer programs for over 10,000 employees.
Alexis holds an MPH from California State University, Fullerton and a BA in communication from the University of California, San Diego.
As Marketing Manager of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, Jackie Farris oversees the Foundation’s social media strategies and creates engaging content for various online channels and communities.
Jackie is a creative professional and dedicated nonprofiteer. She previously served as the Manager of External Relations for Spark LA, a youth mentorship program, and as Senior Manager of Program Logistics & Media with PowerMyLearning, where she launched marketing campaigns and managed programs that benefited the academic careers of middle school students in Los Angeles.
Jackie holds a BFA in Motion Pictures & Television from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
As Chief Marketing Evangelist, Alec Green is responsible for developing the overall marketing plan and strategy for the Foundation, executing all outbound communications, increasing visibility of the Foundation’s programs, and building engagement with our partners and beneficiaries.
Previously, Alec was Vice President of Marketing at The Search Agency, the largest independent online marketing agency in the U.S. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Zynx Health and Amgen Inc. and began his career as a seventh-grade mathematics teacher in the New York Unified School District.
Alec holds an MBA in marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in psychology and sociology from Amherst College.
As Project and Learning Design Manager, Stacy Guidera is responsible for managing and delivering technology-based learning projects and content development efforts for humanitarian programs and the foundation’s learning initiatives leveraging the Cornerstone OnDemand platform.
Before joining the Foundation, Stacy worked as a Learning and HR Specialist for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. She has extensive experience in project management, HR, implementing systems and developing content solutions for the European Commission, and academic, non-profit and international organizations.
Stacy holds a BA in cultural anthropology and Italian studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As Director of Learning Strategy and Design, Kim Hagan is responsible for leading the content development efforts associated with the foundation’s signature programs and overseeing the foundation’s other learning initiatives by engaging key stakeholders in designing, developing, and deploying comprehensive solutions for nonprofits globally by leveraging the Cornerstone OnDemand platform.
Previously, Kim was a Senior Director of Cornerstone's Educational Services and for 8 years led the team that creates Cornerstone client facing training and performance support in all modalities, including online courses, videos, social learning, curriculum management, live onsite and webcast training, documentation and custom page service offerings. Prior to Cornerstone, Kim was a Director at Aon University, Aon's centralized corporate learning and talent management department. During her six years with Aon, Kim led a team responsible for all corporate learning initiatives and strategy, including technology driven global learning solutions (including rolling out the Cornerstone product), leadership and management development, business skill training, compliance training, new hire inductions, online custom and off the shelf content and learning systems.
As Director of Impact Grants, Amy Haggarty manages the foundation’s grant program, which enables nonprofits to increase the reach and impact of their programs by extending the use of Cornerstone software to their external network of volunteers, partners, and clients.
Before joining the foundation, Amy was an implementation consultant for Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), working closely with clients of all sizes and industries to ensure successful deployments of the CSOD talent management software. Prior to her work with Cornerstone, she was a learning and performance consultant at both Convergys Learning Solutions and DigitalThink, where she worked with clients to design and develop comprehensive e-learning solutions.
Amy has an MA in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University and a BA in cultural anthropology from Duke University.
As Solutions Manager, Leah Hunsicker is responsible for designing, developing, and deploying comprehensive solutions leveraging the Cornerstone OnDemand platform. This includes creating and maintaining the talent management portals associated with the foundation’s signature programs and developing engagement programs to support our nonprofit partners and learners worldwide.
Leah has been a part of the Cornerstone team for over 7 years in a variety of roles including being a part of the Global Product Support team, Educational Services team and most recently, leading a team providing portal design and custom projects to help Cornerstone clients create a more engaging experience for their users.
Leah holds a BA from the University of Southern California with a focus in in Art History and Communications.
Emmanuelle (Em) is the Partnership Development Manager for the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and is based in London to help expand the reach and impact of the Foundation’s portfolio of capacity building offers with a focus but not limited to the UK, France and Germany.
Em has been working on talent-focused roles within the INGO sector since 2005. She joined the Foundation from The CHS Alliance (formally People In Aid) where she worked as People Capacity & Development Manager. She has strong experience as a HR practitioner, trainer and facilitator, and previously worked for the likes of the British Red Cross (including a year spent in the Maldives after the Tsunami) and Save the Children UK (field and HQ level).
She holds a French Licence in International Business (University Lumiere – Lyon II), a BA(Hons) in European Studies and a PGDip in HR Management (both with London Metropolitan University). She is also a member of the UK's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
As Director of NonprofitReady.org, Rebecca is responsible for the strategy, development, and outreach to support this open online learning initiative and strengthen the capacity of nonprofits around the world.
Rebecca has over 15 years of experience working in higher education and nonprofit environments, including serving as the Director of Educational Initiatives and Research at edX.org, the nonprofit massive open online course learning portal co-founded by MIT and Harvard University. In addition to her work at edX, Rebecca served as the Sr. Research Manager at HarvardX where her team developed analytic tools and studied learner utilization, motivation and usage of open online courses. She has also led online experiential learning efforts at Northeastern University, blending digital learning opportunities with on-ground, real world experiences for learners.
Rebecca has a BA in History and Secondary Education from Nebraska Wesleyan University, an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is finishing her doctoral studies in organizational leadership at Northeastern University.
As a Learning Design Manager, Stephen Vandermer is responsible for managing and delivering technology-based learning projects and content development efforts for the Foundation’s various learning initiatives.
Stephen’s passion for education has led to previous roles as a teacher, trainer, instructional designer, program manager, and business owner. Before joining the Foundation, he most recently served as the Senior Training Design Specialist for a large urgent care provider specializing in online course design and instructional/marketing video production. Stephen was also the owner of Synergy Training Solutions which provided open-enrollment and corporate training opportunities. Prior to this, Stephen taught for twelve years in the Virginia Public School System and was the Business and Program Manager for a children’s science enrichment provider.
Stephen holds a Master in Education in from Shenandoah University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Also, he has received graduate level certificates in teaching and eLearning/instructional design.