MEET THE TEAM

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Good to Great

GRANT HENSEL

CEO

Where I’m from: Chicago, Illinois.

Things I enjoy: Reading, krav maga, sports of all types.

Something interesting about me: I once wrote letters to all of the Fortune 500 CEOs asking for book recommendations…and 150 of them wrote back!

Why I love working with NPM: I get to work with very talented people to help organizations doing incredible work tell their stories online. What more could you want?

Nonprofits I support: Preemptive Love Coalition, Wheaton College, National School Project.

AMBER SNOW

GRANT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Where I’m from: Hartland, Maine. I’ve lived in Clarks Summit, PA, Chattanooga, TN, Fremont, NE, and now I live in Bailey, CO.

Things I enjoy: Playing disc golf, practicing and teaching canine massage therapy, being outside, hiking with the dogs, encountering wildlife, playing piano and cooking.

Something interesting about me: I’m a certified Canine Massage Therapist who also has a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, and I’m a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association.

Why I love working with NPM: Nonprofit organizations have someone else’s best interest at heart, and I love being a part of making the world a better place.

Nonprofits I support: The Rescue Ranch, FurEver Home, Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee and Zuma’s Rescue Ranch.

JENNA ROSS

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Where I’m from: Although I am originally from the northeast (Massachusetts and New York), I moved to Florida in high school and that is considered my home base now. I am a military spouse and tend to move frequently, but I love having the opportunity to see so much of our country!

Things I enjoy: Exploring new areas, crocheting, woodworking, gardening, hiking, camping, reading, listening to podcasts, learning new skills, coffee, being outdoors, and making memories with my husband and three beautiful children.

Something interesting about me: I’m a DIY junkie and love learning how to make new things. I make my own soap, lotion, candles, herbal teas and tinctures, home decor, and furniture. I also love growing my own vegetables and try to set up a backyard garden wherever we live.

Why I love working with NPM: I am passionate about creating positive change in a wide variety of fields, and Nonprofit Megaphone gives me the unique ability to be involved in making a difference for so many great organizations all at once. Additionally, the NPM team is a group of talented, hardworking, go-getters and create an interesting and fun work environment. I am also grateful that the company is fully remote so I am able to take my work with me wherever the military sends us!

Nonprofits I support: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Team Rubicon, National Park Foundation, Dolphin Research Center, Sea Turtle Preservation Society.

MO BURCH

TEAM ENGAGEMENT & RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR

Where I’m from: I’m originally from Roseville, CA. After moving several times, I’m proud to call Oregon my home!

Things I enjoy: Playing with my three dogs, interior decorating, gardening, playing tennis, antiquing, crafting, swimming, board games, and so much more!

Something interesting about me: In elementary school, I used to jump rope on a team called “The Pepper Steppers”. We would perform at schools and events for people!

Why I love working with NPM: I love that I am part of a great team of people helping nonprofits throughout the country find funding and support. My dogs like that I don’t have to leave our house to do it!

Nonprofits I support: ECAD, Handspun Hope, Arts of Life, Preemptive Love.

LAURA COX

HEAD OF GRANT ACQUISITION

Where I’m from: I grew up in Illinois and currently live in Florida.

Things I enjoy: Learning Photoshop, web design, and video editing. I also love collecting quotes and memes.

Something interesting about me: I worked at a nonprofit rape crisis center for 5 years as a Medical/Legal Advocate. I also worked in higher education as a Title IX Investigator and a Clery Act Compliance Coordinator.

Why I love working with NPM: It’s so fulfilling to help nonprofits gain more exposure for their amazing work and caring hearts. Also, NPM has a team of individuals who are passionate, fun, and love their jobs.

Nonprofits I support: The Onsite Foundation, Hunter’s Village Rescue

MELISSA SWANSON

HEAD OF CLIENT SUCCESS

Where I’m from: I’m from Indiana. I have also lived in Florida, South Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia, Tennessee, Hawaii, Virginia, Germany, and New York.

Things I enjoy: Traveling, snorkeling, reading, and Purdue basketball.

Something interesting about me: I have worked for nonprofits for the past 25 years. My most recent position was as Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site.

Why I love working with NPM: I enjoy working with nonprofits and am excited to help them get additional exposure to fulfill their missions.

Nonprofits I support: The Turtle Hospital, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Purdue University.

HEIDI LONGUEUIL

HEAD OF ANALYTICS

Where I’m from: Roseville, Michigan, but we move frequently thanks to the Air Force! I’m currently living up in Chugiak, Alaska.

Things I enjoy: Yoga, podcasts, knitting, exploring the outdoors with my husband, cooking, fermentation, and video games.

Something interesting about me: I love learning how to cook foods from different countries and cultures. This leads to an interesting assortment of spices and ingredients in my pantry at any given time.

Why I love working with NPM: It’s wonderful to be part of a team that’s full of genuine and wonderful people, dedicated to supporting amazing nonprofits, and willing to support each other whenever needed. I also love that our team is constantly innovating and trying to find ways to do things better. And as a military spouse, the job can come with me wherever we go!

Nonprofits I support: Dogs on Deployment, The National Canine Cancer Foundation.

SAM GRABOYS

HEAD OF CLIENT CONTENT

Where I’m from: Evanston, Illinois

Things I enjoy: Hiking, fostering dogs, road tripping, cooking, crafting, and pursuing the perfect cup of coffee!

Something interesting about me: Prior to NPM, I taught both English and Spanish in Madrid, Spain.

Why I love working with NPM: Every single NPM colleague and client has committed their life and work to helping others. There is such wonderful variety among the nonprofits we work with, and among NPM employees—but we all share the mission of community engagement and universal betterment.

Nonprofits I support: APAMAG, Asociación People, 826CHI, Howard Brown Health Center, All Breed Rescue.

AMARA CORPUS

HEAD OF CLIENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Where I’m from: I was born in Toronto, Canada but live in Orlando, FL.

Things I enjoy: Dance, time with friends, dogs, coffee, and trips to LA!

Something interesting about me: I have been teaching and choreographing dance for the past seven years. I previously worked at an animal shelter and adopted all my pups from local shelters!

Why I love working with NPM: Non-profit organizations are so important to communities. The NPM team is so passionate and strives to help nonprofits reach their goals!

Nonprofits I support: Second Harvest Food Bank, Amazing Animals Inc., Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

ABBY JAMES

CHIEF OF STAFF

Where I’m from: Born and raised in the Foothills of Colorado, I now reside on the East Coast of Florida.

Things I enjoy: Gardening, reading, listening to Podcasts, experiencing the arts in all its various forms, and doing genealogy.

Something interesting about me: I discovered that the last set of twins in my family, before mine, were born in 1707 to my 7th great grandmother in Oppland, Norway.

Why I love working with NPM: I love knowing that by working with nonprofit organizations I am contributing in some way to the enhancement of communities and individuals.

Nonprofits I support: National Wildlife Federation, Maddie’s Fight Foundation, Captains for Clean Water, and Moms Demand Action.

MICHELLE AGUILAR

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Vancouver, Washington

Things I enjoy: I enjoy spending time outdoors through running, walking, hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding. I love traveling to new places and trying new foods and local craft beers. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes (especially on the Traeger Grill).

Something interesting about me: I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist and own a personal training company.

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with intelligent and friendly people who all have nonprofit organizations in their heart. Everyday I am surrounded by individuals committed to working hard and getting the job done while also spending time and attention to detail on the little things.

Nonprofits I support: I personally support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Zero Prostate, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Mental Health Matters

JEN ASHBAUGH

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Meadville, PA

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my family and my 6 chihuahuas, kayaking, bowling, hiking, Sudoku puzzles, playing the French horn and making music in general.

Something interesting about me: After graduating from college with a degree in music performance, I ran away and joined the Marines to play in the band.

Why I love working with NPM: I have the privilege of working with a stellar team of professionals whose main goal is to promote the missions of nonprofit organizations in an effort to make the world a better place. Knowing I’m part of this and that my efforts help make this possible – that’s about as good as it gets!

Nonprofits I support: My local church, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), EUMA (Erie United Methodist Alliance), Wounded Warriors, K9sForWarriors.

KIMBERLY BALLARD

SENIOR ANALYTICS SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Jamaican born but spent most of my life in the United Kingdom.

Things I enjoy: Learning new things, exploring new places, and eating new foods with my husband. We are a military family and over the last decade, we have been lucky to live in Hampton-VA, Sevilla-Spain, and are currently living in South Korea for the second time in 6 years.

Something interesting about me: I spent many summer months volunteering as a scuba diver and research assistant for a marine conservation laboratory in Jamaica. I logged over 150 dives and my deepest depth was over 100 ft. Fun fact – you can fall asleep underwater!

Why I love working with NPM: I love knowing that I contribute in some way to a company whose services make a tangible difference to many public-serving organizations.

Nonprofits I support: Reef Check, NAACP, Disabled American Veterans, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

KAYLA BALSERAK

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I grew up in Grass Valley, CA. I’ve also lived in Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. Now I call south Florida home!

Things I enjoy: Reading, writing, being active, traveling with my husband, and hanging out with my animals.

Something interesting about me: Before working with NPM, I worked in the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer!

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to serve those who serve their communities!

Nonprofits I support: Wounded Warrior Project, Fallen Wings Foundation, The Jimmy Graham Foundation, and NaNoWriMo

CELESTE BARKER BRIGHT

SENIOR CONTENT WRITER

Where I’m from: I’m from the Portland, Oregon area, but have had many adventures while living in other cities, states, and countries.

Things I enjoy: I love spending time at the beach, encountering wildlife, reading novels, writing, learning languages, learning about all things veterinary, and learning new things in general.

Something interesting about me: I have a Ph.D. in English literature, have stayed in a haunted castle, enjoy Victorian architecture and furniture, and am always plotting to adopt more rescue cats and dogs.

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations using my best and favorite skills: research, writing, and editing. NPM also has a truly healthy company culture that celebrates people of all backgrounds and personality types, which is important to me.

Nonprofits I support: I am especially interested in nonprofits who work in the areas of animal welfare, environmental conservation, education, literacy, or social justice.

MAGGIE BARRY

CLIENT HAPPINESS MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am originally from Wyoming, and have lived in Arkansas for many years.

Things I enjoy: I love vegetable gardening, trying new hobbies, and reading. Grace Livingston Hill, Cynthia Koelker, and Margaret Peterson Haddix are three of my favorite authors. I recently tried oil painting for the first time. Better not give up my day job.

Something interesting about me: I began my career as a chemical engineer. Gig ’em, Aggies!

Why I love working with NPM: NPM is an outstanding team! Helping nonprofits is a fantastic occupation.

Nonprofits I support: Some of the nonprofits near to my heart include Operation Underground Railroad, United Cerebral Palsy, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

EMILY BLACKWELL

SALES OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Where I’m from: Northeast Mississippi

Things I enjoy: Reading, writing, hiking, traveling, cooking, and going to the movie theater

Something interesting about me: During the winter break of my freshman year of college, I went to the UK by myself for a week. It was simultaneously one of the most terrifying and amazing experiences of my life. I didn’t know a soul there, but there were so many people that went out of their way to be kind to me. It definitely restored faith in humanity – as well as my faith in myself and my ability to overcome and thrive.

Why I love working with NPM: The people make all the difference in an occupation, and all the people I’ve met at Nonprofit Megaphone have gone out of their way to be kind. Add that beautiful culture to an amazing mission of helping nonprofits and you have a recipe for the perfect job!

Nonprofits I support: Adult & Teen Challenge USA, Feeding America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America

NICK BOCHENEK

TECH OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Where I’m from: Dayton, Ohio.

Things I enjoy: Video games, playing music, watching sports, discussing current issues on the front porch.

Something interesting about me: I once raised a division champion market lamb at the Miami County Fair.

Why I love working with NPM: The team is driven, supportive, and fun to work with.

Nonprofits I support: Ohio Humanities, The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, The Athens County Independent.

JESSICA BONILLA

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE SHIPPING SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Born and raised in Southeast Missouri, but currently stationed in Georgia (military). However, we plan to plant roots here in Georgia.

Things I enjoy: The thing I enjoy most in life would be my family. I am blessed to have 4 amazing BOYS who definitely keep me on my toes and a wonderful supportive husband. I also enjoy gardening, running, being a sports mom (x4), home projects, and just being outdoors.

Something interesting about me: I have a background as a Behavior Therapist working with children with Autism.

Why I love working with NPM: I love making a meaningful impact. I feel NPM is another way for me to do so.

Nonprofits I support: Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Operation Support Our Troops, Operation Homefront, Operation Gratitude

KALEIGH BOWYER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Southwest Virginia

Things I enjoy: Cats, reading, Taylor Swift, singing in the car, coffee, being in the mountains.

Something interesting about me: I have a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and used to be a professional actor!

Why I love working with NPM: I am so thankful to be working with a company that is dedicated to creating meaningful change. I also love being able to work from home so I have more time to spend with my fiancée and our cat, Aslan!

Nonprofits I support: Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Together Rising, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

MARY BURST

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Middle Tennessee

Things I enjoy: Music, hiking, furry friends, spending time outdoors, and watching TV/movies with loved ones.

Something interesting about me: I have a black belt in Taekwondo.

Why I love working with NPM: Everyone is kind and passionate about the work they do, and the work done here makes a positive impact on the world.

Nonprofits I support: It Gets Better Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and The Trevor Project

ALICIA CASEY

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I was born in London, UK but currently live in Tucson, AZ.

Things I enjoy: Listening to and playing music, motorcycles, hiking, traveling and exploring new places, finding new and interesting restaurants.

Something interesting about me: I play the french horn and dabble in the piano but used to play in a band that was crowned the National Champion Concert Band in the UK.

Why I love working with NPM: Nonprofit Megaphone gives me the opportunity to support nonprofits that are close to my heart alongside a wonderful team of people.

Nonprofits I support: The Dyslexia Foundation, St Jude, NPCA, WWF, The Wounded Warrior Project

KRISTIN CASTANEDA

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

Where I’m from: I’m originally from Tulsa, OK, but I currently reside in Shreveport, LA.

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my family, sports, being outside, movies.

Something interesting about me: I play the saxophone and performed in George W. Bush’s 2005 inaugural parade with my high school’s marching band.

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to help nonprofits with great causes gain awareness and support!

Nonprofits I support: National Church Residences, Oklahoma Baptist University, Arms Around BA, Dayspring Villa, Baptist Mission Center, Food Bank of NW Louisiana

ERIN CATRON

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Salisbury, MD

Things I enjoy: I enjoy spending time with my family, sitting on the sidelines of my kids’ soccer games, hosting a good party, playing board games, all things crafty, being in nature, sewing and baking.

Something interesting about me: I am a “chicken mama” and I love it! Fresh eggs daily are wonderful.

Why I love working with NPM: Working at NPM is amazing because of the culture and the mission of our company. NPM holds tightly to our core values and that is reflected in the entire culture of the workplace. Working with good, kind, helpful people makes NPM a great place to work. Secondly, the goal of equipping nonprofits to thrive is in every part of NPM’s being. I love that we are helping to support the people on the ground-level in carrying their causes all over the world.

Nonprofits I support: My family supports Compassion International, International Justice Mission (IJM), Holt, and Hope and Life Outreach Association (HALO).

AMY CENTINARO

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am from Ohio, but I am currently living in Arkansas.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy gardening, baking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Something interesting about me: I have lived in 28 different places in my 40+ years, many of them going where the Air Force sent my husband and our family.

Why I love working with NPM: I love that we help nonprofits reach their goals and spread the word about their organizations.

Nonprofits I support: Air Force Aid Society, Lonoke County Safe Haven, and Catholic Charities of Arkansas

JENNA CHESTER

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I am from Colorado, but I grew up in a military family. My husband is in the military as well! I’ve lived in 7 states and am currently based in Texas.

Things I enjoy: Cooking, hiking, working out, reading, binge watching crime shows, playing the piano, and spending time with my friends and family.

Something interesting about me: I studied piano in college and was a music educator before joining NPM!

Why I love working with NPM: The company has an amazing mission. We are able to directly support hundreds of nonprofits.

Nonprofits I support: The Navigators ministry, Compassion International, Wounded Warriors.

JOHN CHROSTEK

ANALYTICS SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Originally from Bensalem, PA but I’ve lived in Savannah, GA, Orlando, FL, Portland, OR, and Burnaby, BC. The pandemic brought me back to the East Coast to be closer to family, and I’m currently living in South Philadelphia.

Things I enjoy: I love writing and reading, taking long walks in nature with my partner Amanda and our border collie Madeline, hanging out in bookstores and keeping my inner child content and occupied.

Something interesting about me: In the 4th grade, I accidentally auditioned for (and won) the lead role in our school’s rendition of Peter Pan. I thought I was getting in line to go to orchestra practice. I was terrible at the viola.

Why I love working with NPM: I feel blessed to have the opportunity to maximize the reach of nonprofit organizations and indirectly enrich the lives of others alongside such a kind and compassionate team!

Nonprofits I support: Fleisher Art Memorial, Jazz Bridge, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Habitat for Humanity, Wild Salmon Center

MELISSA CIPPONERI

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am originally from Washington state, but I currently reside in the panhandle of Florida. As a military spouse, I have had the unique opportunity to live all over the United States!

Things I enjoy: I love reading, hanging out at the beach, and being with my husband, two sons, and dogs.

Something interesting about me: I have four small, senior rescue dogs– all hailing from one of the four different states I have lived in! I have on from Washington, one from California, one from Texas, and one from Florida.

Why I love working with NPM: The organization does meaningful and rewarding work. An amazing company culture is an added bonus!

Nonprofits I support: Generally speaking, I support nonprofits centered around animals and veterans/military families. More specifically, I support Hiring Our Heroes, Wounded Warriors, and That Place Called Home animal rescue.

HEATHER CRIBBS

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: My Indiana roots became Texas boots when I was in middle school. As a military spouse, I have lived in a few different states and currently call New Jersey home.

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my husband, especially on his Harley, at the drag races, or working on projects together and loving on & training our little rescue dog are two of my favorite things. I also enjoy baking, crafting, sewing, reading, photography, ice cream, cows, and spending time with friends.

Something interesting about me: I got the nickname of Heifer in high school and my dorm days at Texas A&M kept the nickname alive. I still answer to it to this day. Gig ‘em, Aggies!

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with NPM because I have a huge heart for nonprofit organizations. As a natural born caregiver, I really appreciate the giving nature of nonprofit organizations in general, and love being able to support nonprofits in multiple ways. The company culture at NPM is hands-down the best I have ever experienced, and I love it.

Nonprofits I support: T.A.P.S., The Wingman Foundation, Hands of Grace Worldwide, Semper Fi Fund, and Old Dominion Humane Society (ODHS)

AMANDA CUMMINS

CONTENT MARKETING ASSOCIATE

Where I’m from: Texas

Things I enjoy: Nature photography, bird watching, hiking, reading, and playing with my dogs

Something interesting about me: I majored in Biology with an emphasis on Ecology for three years before I changed my major to Professional Writing. Therefore, I am a nature enthusiast and biodiversity geek.

Why I love working with NPM: Our goal of spreading awareness for nonprofit missions helps organizations that are changing the world. I am honored to be part of a team that is committed to making a difference.

Nonprofits I support: Justice in Aging, National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, Farm Sanctuary, Her Justice, and Meals on Wheels

Becca Dellinger

BECCA DELLINGER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: North Carolina, but I currently live in eastern Illinois.

Things I enjoy: I love spending time with my family and friends, baking, painting, sewing, learning new things, and going for walks at sunset.

Something interesting about me: I was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school.

Why I love working with NPM: I love empowering and supporting fantastic nonprofit organizations!

Nonprofits I support: United Methodist Camp Tekoa, Mount Shepherd Retreat Center, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, charity:water, UMCOR

SULVĀ DOW

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Waldoboro, ME but currently living in El Paso, TX.

Things I enjoy: Hiking, Crafting, Reading, Gardening, & Puppy Snuggles.

Something interesting about me: In graduate school, my side job was driving limos and town cars!

Why I love working with NPM: It is an honor to help nonprofit organizations spread the word about the good work they do in their communities and beyond. Also, it is hard to beat being part of a team you know is cheering you on every step of the way!

Nonprofits I support: St. Jude, National Science Teaching Association, Wreaths Across America.

SASHA DRUMMOND

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Halifax, Canada, but I currently live in Florida.

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my dogs, dancing, singing, reading mystery novels, making creative makeup looks.

Something interesting about me: I used to help organize the on-campus events at my university, and have met several famous musicians and comedians as a result!

Why I love working with NPM: It is such a welcoming work environment and I genuinely enjoy starting work each day. I also love that I am able to help nonprofits with their missions.

Nonprofits I support: Humane Society of Naples, ACLU, LGBT Life Center, Camelot Community Care.

KATELYN DYSON

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Sweeny Texas. If you’ve never heard of it, that’s completely understandable. It could fit under a thimble. Go Bulldogs.

Things I enjoy: Hiking, reading, playing with my dog, baking, being outside, and beating my husband in a game of pool!

Something interesting about me: I have a scary ability to remember the lyrics to almost every song I have heard.

Why I love working with NPM: I love being a part of a team that cares so much about their clients and employees! Everyone at NPM is so kind and ready to help at any moment! It’s an honor to work with such wonderful people.

Nonprofits I support: Keep America Beautiful, Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Project, Best Friends Animal Society.

BECKI EGGERS

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I grew up in California. Thanks to being part of a military family, I’ve lived in seven states and two foreign countries (Korea and Germany). We currently call Georgia home.

Things I enjoy: Cooking, baking, reading, writing, word games, hiking and exercise, sewing and crafting, playing with my dog, hanging out with my husband and our four children.

Something interesting about me: I have visited 22 foreign countries.

Why I love working with NPM: This is a tangible way to help more nonprofits than I ever could financially alone. I believe change is best implemented locally and I get to be a part of changing so many communities!

Nonprofits I support: USO, Children International, Ronald McDonald House

Phae Elfont

PHAE ELFONT

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CEO

Where I’m from: I was born and raised in South Florida, but I’ve been in Orlando so long that it feels like home!

Things I enjoy: Directing youth theater and teaching music, reading fantasy novels, hiking in the mountains, watching the same five movies over and over, laughing until my asthma says “STOP,” eating snacks, compassion and empathy.

Something interesting about me: I’ve spent the better part of the last 10 years in theme park land; I worked at Walt Disney World at the Great Movie Ride prior to its closure, and I was a Stage Manager for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando for three years!

Why I love working with NPM: NPM is one of those extraordinary companies whose values truly align with their culture. I’m so proud to serve a team where each individual is genuinely dedicated to and invested in NPM’s mission.

Nonprofits I support: The Trevor Project, Zebra Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union, National Park Foundation, Color of Change

GENEVIEVE FRIAS

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: El Paso, Texas

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my family, discovering new music, playing video games, enjoying the outdoors, and going to shows. LOVE live music!

Something interesting about me: I love to sing, and I ALMOST won a karaoke contest. Ready for next time!

Why I love working with NPM: Helping nonprofits thrive is very important to me because they help so many others. Everyone at NPM is so welcoming and awesome! It is very fulfilling to work with such great people.

Nonprofits I support: Compassion International, NAMI, Dolphin Research Center, ASPCA

MACKENZIE GRIFFIN

SENIOR SALES ADVISOR & GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Cleveland, Ohio.

Things I enjoy: Reading, working out, being outdoors, all furry animals, cooking, and Cleveland sports.

Something interesting about me: I have a small friendly farm full of rescue animals we’ve had since they were weeks old.

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with people who are passionate about helping others and making the world a better place one day at a time.

Nonprofits I support: Compassion International, Rescue Village, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, and Samaritan’s Purse.

GRACE HEATH

HEAD OF CLIENT ORIENTATION

Where I’m from: Queen Creek, Arizona.

Things I enjoy: Playing video games, going to the park with my son, movie nights with friends.

Something interesting about me: My first job was at Walt Disney World Resorts in EPCOT. While there, I worked as a volunteer and went to local schools to help the students prepare for cultural festivals.

Why I love working with NPM: Helping nonprofits make a difference in someone’s life is the most rewarding job I could imagine. If my efforts could help even one person, it’s worth it!

Nonprofits I support: Children’s Miracle Network, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

KITTY HEXE

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Iowa

Things I enjoy: Trying any new craft or hobby, my fur-children (of course), sitting and watching thunderstorms, being in nature, watching movies, gardening, and thrift shopping.

Something interesting about me: I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with heavy study in Criminology and Philosophy.

Why I love working with NPM: I love that the work we do supports nonprofit organizations and helps them grow so that they can help others. Being part of the NPM team is wonderful, everyone brings something different to the table.

Nonprofits I support: ASPCA, Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society of the United States, Santé D’Or Foundation, The Trevor Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, World Wildlife Fund

SABRINA HOWARD

CONTENT WRITER

Where I’m from: Currently living in Idaho, but have lived in Oregon, Arizona, Washington, California, and Georgia.

Things I enjoy: Reading, writing, watching movies, drinking tea, rainy days, museums, cats and dogs.

Something interesting about me: I once got to stay in an old Polish palace for a week while helping students improve their English.

Why I love working with NPM: I’m so excited to blend my passion for writing with my love for nonprofit causes, and it’s a joy to be able to do it with a team of people with so much genuine goodwill and heart.

Nonprofits I support: Charity: Water, The Nature Conservancy, NaNoWriMo, Center for Biological Diversity.

Erin Jonnel Keener

ERIN JONNEL KEENER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I’m originally from Nevada (not Las Vegas), but currently stationed in Monterey, California!

Things I enjoy: I enjoy a good nap, a good snack, and a DIY project that takes me months to complete.

Something interesting about me: I learned how to use an orbital sander recently and I did not drive on an expressway until I was 21.

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with NPM because it is such a genuine wholesome and healthy environment made up of amazing individuals!

Nonprofits I support: USO (United Service Organizations), Wounded Warrior Project, AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention), Semper K9.

DONNA-MARIE KING

SENIOR WRITER

Where I’m from: Wilmington, Delaware.

Things I enjoy: Reading, music, writing, Scrabble® and swimming.

Something interesting about me: I submitted a proposal to the Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware detailing why the city needed a new office to promote the city and why I should be the one to do it. It became the Office of Cultural Affairs, which I headed for eight years.

Why I love working with NPM: It provides a wonderful opportunity to use my skills to make a difference in world.

Nonprofits I support: Literacy Delaware, Habitat for Humanity, ACLU, Faithful Friends.

MELANIE KOOP

TEAM ENGAGEMENT & RECRUITMENT ASSISTANT

Where I’m from: Currently reside in Southern California.

Things I enjoy: Reading, cooking, traveling, day dreaming, and Netflix binging.

Something interesting about me: Born and raised in Canada and immigrated to the USA to be with my husband. Maple syrup runs through my veins and I miss my Tim Hortons coffee. It’s a-boot time they establish one in California, eh?

Why I love working with NPM: As someone with a Social Work degree, I love that I still can assist nonprofit organizations while working from home, alongside an amazing team!

Nonprofits I support: Assure Pregnancy Clinic, Compassion International, and more to come!

JODI KUBIT

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE TEAM LEAD

Where I’m from: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

Things I enjoy: Reading, baking, trying new restaurants, volunteering with my daughter’s marching band (wish I could still march and spin a flag!), and spending time with my family and dog, especially at the beach!

Something interesting about me: The town I grew up in (Canonsburg, PA) is famous for their huge Fourth of July parade and the fact that people start reserving their spot on the parade route days in advance by placing chairs on the sidewalk and chaining them to telephone poles.

Why I love working with NPM: Volunteering has always been a part of my life. Growing up my grandmother instilled in me that you should give back to your community. I did this for over 20 years while raising my children as I volunteered with many local non-profits. At NPM I can spread my reach and help non-profits around the country!

Nonprofits I support: Outreach Teen & Family Services, Mt. Lebanon Band Builders, Miracle League of the South Hills, Homeless Children’s Education Fund, and Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary.

BETHANY LIN

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: New Jersey.

Things I enjoy:  Handmade art, good food/drinks, music, the beach, hanging out with friends and family

Something interesting about me: I’m also an occupational therapist!

Why I love working with NPM: I love that our team’s priority is to empower and serve our clients, as well as each other. I’m constantly learning valuable skills and knowledge here, and at NPM people support each other and work hard to provide high quality services. It’s amazing to see the great results for so many nonprofits!

Nonprofits I support: Equal Justice Initiative, Nationalities Service Center, Feeding America, Compassion International.

DOM LINCOLN

WRITER

Where I’m from: Omaha, NE

Things I enjoy:  Writing scripts for movies and TV shows, watching and playing sports (Go Big Red!), road trips, camping, and anything to do with my dog.

Something interesting about me: I was a talent escort for Shaq at the 2016 ESPYs, leading him through the entire event, and he referred to me as “his guy.” He was so nice and funny. Then I held Steph Curry’s ESPY.

Why I love working with NPM: Everyone truly wants to help make a difference for nonprofit organizations, but they are also so friendly and easy to get along with as co-workers.

Nonprofits I support: World Central Kitchen, Team Jack Foundation, Saving Shibas Inc.

SHANA MARIN

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I claim DFW as home, but I have lived in six different states and currently reside in Houston.

Things I enjoy: Travel, the beach, reading, spending time with my family, boat days, cheering on my kids at their sports and activities, and supporting military spouses.

Something interesting about me: One of my most treasured possessions is a sizable sea glass collection from living in Hawaii!

Why I love working with NPM: It’s energizing to help nonprofits serve their communities while working alongside a team of smart, driven, passionate, and supportive individuals.

Nonprofits I support: Semper Fi Fund, National Military Family Association, Sustainable Coastlines, Compassion International.

Candace McGarry

CANDACE MCGARRY

MARKETING ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I live in Millersville, Maryland which is about 40 minutes from Baltimore.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy traveling to new places, game nights with friends, spending time outside with my husband and dog, and relaxing on the couch after a long day.

Something interesting about me: After high school, I traveled to Peru for a mission trip. That was the only time I have left the country.

Why I love working with NPM: I love the positive energy and welcoming spirit from the team and I love being able to help nonprofits.

Nonprofits I support: Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Care and Control, Rutherford County, NC Humane Society, Bay Area Community Church Gifts for Children.

EMILY METZGER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Virginia Beach, VA

Things I enjoy: Running, baking and spending time with my family.

Something interesting about me: I almost failed gym many times growing up and didn’t enjoy sports. However, as an adult I love being active and have run many half marathons as well as three full marathons!

Why I love working with NPM: The people at NPM are kind, hardworking and always willing to help. Tough days happen but a good team will always get you through.

Nonprofits I support: The Wingman Foundation, The Trevor Project, Operation Gratitude, United Through Reading

ALISON MILLER

SENIOR CONTENT WRITER

Where I’m from: Boerne, Texas, originally. However, I now live in the mountains of California after spending a few years each in Seattle, Washington, and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Things I enjoy: Reading, writing, cooking, crafting, campfires, exploring new cities.

Something interesting about me: The coolest thing I’ve ever done was spend a summer working on an archaeological dig in Italy. I’m also a certified yoga teacher, and I’ve met Neil Gaiman in person.

Why I love working with NPM: It’s so fulfilling to me to be able to use my skills to support positive change in the world through nonprofits.

Nonprofits I support: Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Austin Pets Alive

SHELBY MILLIKEN

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

Where I’m from: Baltimore, Maryland originally, but now I live a little farther North in York, Pennsylvania.

Things I enjoy: Listening to music, reading, painting, spending time outside, being around animals, cooking, baking, and doing puzzles.

Something interesting about me: In my spare time, I paint pet portraits upon request. I’ve done portraits of everything from cats and dogs, to goats!

Why I love working with NPM: Everyone at NPM has a passion for working with nonprofits to help them achieve their goals and support them in any way we can. It’s incredible to be a part of such a motivated team.

Nonprofits I support: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The American Cancer Society, World Wildlife Fund, Habitat for Humanity.

KATIE MUIR

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I grew up in Florida but being a military spouse moved me to Silverdale, Washington.

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my husband, reading, hiking, playing piano, painting, and playing video games.

Something interesting about me: In college, I wrote my senior thesis on how moral competence differs in video game players and non-video game players.

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to help nonprofits further their missions while working alongside our amazing NPM team!

Nonprofits I support: Jabs for Life, Travis Manion Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Wounded Warrior Project.

ANNA MOY

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Grew up in GA and SC, but now I live in Pensacola, Florida.

Things I enjoy: Hiking with my dog, going to the beach, and listening to podcasts.

Something interesting about me: I am an aerialist!

Why I love working with NPM: I love that I get to help people make a difference in their lives, even though I work remotely!

Nonprofits I support: Season of Justice, Polaris.

BRITTANY ODOM

SALES OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Where I’m from: Augusta, Georgia.

Things I enjoy: Hanging out with my family and friends, cooking, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Something interesting about me: My high school choral group won an actual Grammy, I am a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist, and I got to be an audience member for Wheel of Fortune.

Why I love working with NPM: The people are amazing and I love that helping others is the primary purpose of the companies we work with.

Nonprofits I support: American Heart Association, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, Goodwill.

MELANIE PELLICANI

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Originally New Jersey, but have lived in Virginia for the past 6 years. 

Things I enjoy: Hiking, playing Spikeball, playing piano, doing puzzles, and spending time with friends and family.

Something interesting about me: Some of my photography has been featured in a photography magazine. 

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to work alongside nonprofits, and the team at NPM is so supportive and amazing. 

Nonprofits I support: Compassion International, Freedom 4/24, Prison Fellowship Ministry, Cross World, Scarlet Hope.

Christine Piotrow

CHRISTINE PIOTROW

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I currently reside in South Carolina, but I’m originally from Washington State. I’ve also lived in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia!

Things I enjoy: A little slice of everything, really. It would be so much easier to list the things I DON’T enjoy! My biggest loves are going to zoos/aquariums, drawing and painting, bird watching, and reading up on the latest scientific news and discoveries

Something interesting about me: In 2015 I got to study abroad in New Zealand at the Victoria University of Wellington! My focus while I was there was on the impacts of climate change on the populations of marine mammals in polar and subpolar regions. I also first learned how to knit in New Zealand!

Why I love working with NPM: I live to help others, and NPM gives me the opportunity to help in both big and small ways!

Nonprofits I support: The Trevor Project, ACLU, SC Equality, WWF, American Diabetes Association, The Arthritis Foundation, Native American Rights Fund

ALYSON REID

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I am a Georgia peach currently living in Florida.

Things I enjoy: I love being outdoors; particularly walking, boating, kayaking, swimming, and going to the beach. I also love to read, travel, and complete DIY projects.

Something interesting about me: I have lived on 3 continents and in 7 different states.

Why I love working with NPM: For years I have dreamed about working for a nonprofit organization; but how can you possibly choose just one? Now I get to work with a fabulous group of like minded people, and my work can aid numerous organizations.

Nonprofits I support: Sea Turtle Conservancy, IHR Foundation, Story Book Farm, Paws with a Cause

REBECCA REITZ

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am from The Land of Lincoln, more commonly known as Illinois.

Things I enjoy: I love spending time with my children, volunteering, hiking, creative memory keeping, comedic endeavors and staying updated on the news. Sometimes the last two items on my list remarkably coincide with one another.

Something interesting about me: One of my past jobs was being a costume character and clown at children’s parties and events.

Why I love working with NPM: I love how NPM diligently works to make a difference for nonprofit organizations and does so in a quantifiable manner. It’s a beautiful blend of the heart and mind joining together for a meaningful purpose.

Nonprofits I support: There are so many phenomenal organizations that I have been involved with over time, it is difficult to list only a few. So, instead I will express my gratitude for the amazing nonprofits that exist in our world!

BROOKE ROBAKOWSKI

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I currently live in Wisconsin after moving from California in 2020.

Things I enjoy: I love building puzzles and playing strategy board games with my family and friends. My husband and I loved eating out and trying as many different foods as possible.

Something interesting about me: I was born and raised in Australia. I have lived in Sydney, Brisbane and the Central Coast.

Why I love working with NPM: The fact that I get the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world by assisting nonprofit organizations. I also love the welcoming and supportive team I get to work with every day.

Nonprofits I support: RSPCA, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, American Red Cross, McGrath Foundation, Girl and Boy Scouts of America.

AMIE ROBERTS

FACEBOOK CHALLENGE ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Kentucky.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy singing and all things musical, baking, reading, and playing video games.

Something interesting about me: I am a classically trained singer, and can sing in 6 different languages.

Why I love working with NPM: I have always wanted a job that felt fulfilling, that felt like I was making a difference. With NPM, I get to work with so many incredible nonprofits, and actually see the tangible results we create!

Nonprofits I support: The Trevor Project, GLAAD, Black Girls Code, Color of Change

VANESSA ROHRER

SENIOR CLIENT HAPPINESS MANAGER

Where I’m from: I’m originally from Caracas, Venezuela! I currently live in Atlanta, GA with my husband, two kids, and dog.

Things I enjoy: Traveling, baking bread, reading, knitting, hiking, listening to podcasts, drinking tea, and picnics.

Something interesting about me: I’m trilingual! I fluently speak English, Spanish, and Italian.

Why I love working with NPM: I love being a part of the process that helps connect people with a cause. I love working with a passionate team and knowing that my job makes a positive impact in the world!

Nonprofits I support: Our Giving Garden, Atlanta Humane Society, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers, and March of Dimes.

OLIVIA SALZER

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I have lived in northern Virginia for the last 8 years, but I grew up in southern Virginia.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy spending time with my husband and our rescue cats, reading, writing creative non-fiction, interior decorating, and collecting antique and vintage books. On any given weekend you would likely find me rearranging my house or refinishing old furniture.

Something interesting about me: I danced from the time I was 5 years old through college. When the Moscow Ballet toured the US performing The Great Russian Nutcracker, I auditioned and was selected along with a small group of dancers to take part in their performances in my area. It was surreal getting to dance with a famous ballet company.

Why I love working with NPM: I have always wanted to feel that what I do is ultimately helping others in some way, so working with NPM is a dream come true. I feel so privileged to be able to help multiple nonprofits succeed.

Nonprofits I support: Friends of Homeless Animals, Land of Hope Nigeria, Animal Welfare League of Pittsylvania County, The American Heart Association, Friends of Bahia Honda State Park.

NOAH SHELGREN

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I was born in Calaveras County in California. I lived in San Diego for six years during college, and now live in Phoenix, Arizona.

Things I enjoy: Reading, writing, hiking, watching movies and TV with my wife, cooking, and playing video games.

Something interesting about me: Before starting at NPM, I worked as an EMT and transported people having strokes, heart attacks, and other serious conditions to the hospital.

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with organizations that are trying to do good in the world, and that I get to work alongside coworkers that feel the same way.

Nonprofits I support: Save The Children, Center For Collaborative Education, Wildlife Conservation Society

MACKENZIE SHRAMKO

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

Where I’m from: I was born and grew up in Massachusetts, but moved to Kissimme, Florida, in 2014 and now reside in Gainesville, Florida.

Things I enjoy: Biking, reading, baking, and spending time with loved ones.

Something interesting about me: I once attended pastry school, and I know how to juggle.

Why I love working with NPM: Everyone is super friendly and looks out for each other. You can tell everyone cares about one another at NPM.

Nonprofits I support: Humane Society of North Central Florida, National Women’s Health Network.

ERIKA SIEVERS

SENIOR ANALYTICS SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Peoria, Arizona.

Things I enjoy: Video games, Disney movies, graphic design, funny memes, listening to music and podcasts.

Something interesting about me: Starbucks paid for my bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology. I earned this degree through their 100% online program in 2018.

Why I love working with NPM: I love knowing that I am part of a process that has a positive impact on so many great nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits I support: Humane Society of the United States, Best Friends Animal Society, Christina Grimmie Foundation, Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

LEAH SIMARD

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am originally from New Hampshire, but thanks to the Marine Corps, I move often! I currently call Monterey, CA home.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy spending time with my family, farmer’s markets, all things ocean, creating ceramics, and country music.

Something interesting about me: I used to work at an aquarium creating PR and marketing materials. As a result, I would get behind-the-scenes daily interactions with all of the animals including river otters, sea turtles, and African penguins!

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with NPM because it is a job that allows me to help nonprofit organizations so they can further their amazing missions!

Nonprofits I support: St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, Misplaced Mutts, American Heart Association, MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

HOLLY STATON

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Independence, KY.

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my two boys, dinners out, reading, cooking, shopping.

Something interesting about me: I have a bachelors in Education. I have experience working on a variety of Educational Tests including the PRAXIS and SAT.

Why I love working with NPM: I enjoy helping others. By working at Nonprofit Megaphone I have the opportunity to help many organizations and people.

Nonprofits I support: Brighton Center, Stray Animal Adoption Program, Lucky Tales Rescue, Foster & Adoptive Parent Association of NKY.

HEAVEN TRULL

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but I have spent the last 12 years living in New York, Georgia, and Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Things I enjoy: My morning coffee ritual, overanalyzing Taylor Swift lyrics, Costco trips with my family, the sunshine, and personal growth.

Something interesting about me: I lived in Germany for more than three years and was fortunate enough to see parts of Europe during that time.

Why I love working with NPM: NPM sets clear goals and creates methods of achieving them. Everyone really strives to live out our Core Values. I think this not only makes us better as a whole, but also better individuals.

Nonprofits I support: Mission 22, The Nature Conservancy, NRDC, American Bird Conservancy

JOANNA WOLVERTON

HEAD OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Where I’m from: I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, but I currently live in Columbia, Maryland.

Things I enjoy: Travel/exploring, hiking, reading, card/board games, cooking and baking, wake surfing, kayaking.

Something interesting about me: My first career was as an Intelligence Officer in the Air Force. One of my jobs was in a flying squadron that operated the U-2 spy plane.

Why I love working with NPM: The people on the NPM team are so incredibly supportive of each other and their clients, plus they are just fun to work with. NPM gives me a chance to do meaningful work to help lots of people and lots of worthy causes.

Nonprofits I support: USO, American Red Cross, Blossoms of Hope, Howard County (MD) Food Bank, American Thyroid Association, Paws to Read

SERENE YANG

SERENE YANG

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but I currently live in Chicago, Illinois.

Things I enjoy: Crocheting, knitting, drinking tea, eating a good meal, and reading!

Something interesting about me: One of my favorite fruits is the durian!

Why I love working with NPM: The work environment here is warm and supportive. The level of dedication, organization, and positivity within this company is truly amazing!

Nonprofits I support: Earthjustice, Greater Chicago Food Depository.

SLATER SNOW

CHIEF CUDDLES OFFICER

Slater Snow is a blind, 13+ year old rescued Boston Terrier adopted from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee. He has been a loved, valued and priceless member of Amber’s household since 2011. His favorite pastimes include eating steamed carrots, going for long walks, raising awareness for special needs dogs, smelling the roses and catching as many Z’s as he can. You can usually find him holding down a couch or exploring the great outdoors with his fabulous sense of smell.