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

COO

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, square dancing, being outside, taking the dogs on adventures, being a canine massage therapist, encountering wildlife, playing the piano, and making food to share with friends.

Something interesting about me: I’m a certified Canine Massage Therapist, I have a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, I’m a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and a member of the Ridge Runners Square Dance Club.

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: Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee, and The Rescue Ranch.

MO BURCH

TEAM ENGAGEMENT & HIRING 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.

MELISSA SWANSON

VP OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

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, Purdue University, Mystic Aquarium, The Trevor Project, and PFLAG.

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.

ABBY JAMES

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

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.

Something interesting about me: I discovered that the last set of twins in my family, before mine, were born in 1707.

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, Captains for Clean Water, and Moms Demand Action.

OLIVIA ADKISSON

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Iowa

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my family, watching my favorite shows repeatedly, and going on walks outside when it’s warm.

Something interesting about me: I recently got to help open a cafe in my hometown! I helped find vendors, create menus, and train the staff. It was an extraordinary experience!

Why I love working with NPM: I love getting to work somewhere with a kind and supporting culture. I also love the mission of NPM and how many great nonprofits I get to work with!

Nonprofits I support: My local church and more to come!

JEN ASHBAUGH

SENIOR 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 have been fortunate to live and experience life all over the world. We are currently living in Germany.

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 and Disabled American Veterans.

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.

VIOLET BARNES

AD PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I currently live in Texas but grew up in California. I have also lived in Georgia, Hawaii, and New York.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy creating homey, organized, and inviting spaces. I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially if it involves hiking. I love being in nature. I enjoy going to farmers’ markets and local boutiques. I love finding new and unique things. I love quiet movie nights at home spent with my family, but I also love loud game nights that get a little competitive.

Something interesting about me: I applied for and was accepted into a summer medical internship at Stanford University during the summer of my senior year.  As part of our experience, we were given assignments at the medical center to shadow different departments.  I was assigned to work in the morgue. At first, my thought was that it would be boring, but it was surprisingly one of the best hands-on learning experiences I’ve ever had.

Why I love working with NPM: I love knowing that my work is impacting someone else’s life for good while providing me with a creative outlet.

Nonprofits I support: Autism Speaks

MAGGIE BARRY

SENIOR GRANT 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.

STEFANIE BASCHNAGEL

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Tampa, FL but currently living in Jacksonville, NC. I’ve had to opportunity to live in several states over the past 18 years, and my favorite place was Hawaii!

Things I enjoy: I love to cook, eat, run, work out, go to the beach, hike, and spend time with family. When I have the opportunity, I also love to travel and explore new places; especially new foods!

Something interesting about me: I’ve run a full marathon and several half marathons. I’ve also filmed as an extra for Hawaii 5-0!

Why I love working with NPM: I love having the opportunity to work with nonprofits that I’m passionate about and help them succeed in their goals!

Nonprofits I support: Together Rising, Hiring our Heroes, Feeding America, Hope For the Warriors, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

EMILY BLACKWELL

SALES OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

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, Ligonier Ministries, and Operation Underground Railroad.

NICK BOCHENEK

JUNIOR DEVELOPER

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

SHIPPING LEAD 

Where I’m from: I was born and raised in Southeast Missouri, but currently, I live in Georgia.

Things I enjoy: I find the most joy in life through my family. I am grateful to have four wonderful sons who constantly keep me on my feet, and an incredibly supportive husband. In my free time, I enjoy gardening, running, being involved in my children’s sports activities, tackling home improvement projects, and simply spending time 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 and 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-RIVETTE

CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR

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: The NPM team is truly dedicated to our clients, services, and our Core Values. It is easy to love your work when the people you work with and serve are so wonderful. I also love being able to work from home so I have more time to spend with my wife 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), Everytown for Gun Safety.

KRISTEN BRANDON

DIGITAL FUNDRAISING HEAD OF MARKETING

Where I’m from: Versailles, OH

Things I enjoy: I enjoy cooking, reading, and being with my friends and family. Together, we camp, hike, kayak, travel, watch movies, and attend concerts.

Something interesting about me: My grandparents had twenty children (my dad is number 11) together, and I have 73 first cousins. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize this wasn’t normal. I have three children, and I cannot imagine doing that seventeen more times.

Why I love working with NPM: Everyone at NPM is committed to making themselves and the world around them a better place.

Nonprofits I support: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Callie’s Giving Heart Foundation, Do Good Ministry, World Wildlife Fund, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

SANDY BROOKS

SENIOR HEAD OF DIGITAL FUNDRAISING

Where I’m from: I was born in Cleveland, OH but have lived throughout the East Coast from Miami to Maine!

Things I enjoy: Reading, cooking new recipes, anything near water, spending time with family, and football.

Something interesting about me: I have a well-rounded business career that includes working with NASA, teaching business in high school (and winning Rookie Teacher of the Year!), and managing several territories (including Puerto Rico!) for a medical device company.

Why I love working with NPM: It is rewarding and inspiring to work every day helping nonprofits achieve their goals.

Nonprofits I support: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), St. Jude, American Cancer Society (ACS), Brigance Brigade Foundation

MARIA BRUBAKER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona however I spent about 6 years of my childhood living in Dorset, England.

Things I enjoy: Cooking, baking, hiking, camping, kayaking, hot yoga, scrapbooking, interior decorating, traveling, and finding the best tacos in town!

Something interesting about me: I hold a black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. This is to say that I gravitate towards exercising barefoot!

Why I love working with NPM: It is my life’s purpose to help others. As a former kindergarten teacher, supporting small children was my jam. By supporting non-profit organizations, I can make widespread, positive impacts. While my role at NPM involves less fingerpainting… It is highly rewarding work.

Nonprofits I support: Alzheimer’s Association, Autism Speaks, Habitat for Humanity, National Head Start Association, Thistle Farms, WWF.

AMANDA BRUMBELOW

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING LEAD

Where I’m from: I have lived in Washington for the majority of 30 years with a brief time of living in New York. I was born in South Korea!

Things I enjoy: Baking, reading, writing, drawing, and playing games of all sorts – board, tabletop, and video!

Something interesting about me: I have a degree in Forensics and Criminology!

Why I love working with NPM: NPM is doing amazing things for nonprofits and I am thankful that I get to be part of that! I get to work with awesome co-workers who are supportive and fun.

Nonprofits I support: The Buy Nothing Project, West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, AFSP, and Be The Match.

MARIANA CAMPOS

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Things I enjoy: Reading, playing games (tabletop and video games), and decorating.

Something interesting about me: I’m almost exclusively self-taught in English, though that seems to surprise a lot of people!

Why I love working with NPM: It’s great to be able to be personally involved in lots of different causes.

Nonprofits I support: charity: water, Children International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Ação da Cidadania

MELISSA CANNON

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am a Colorado native! I grew up in Castle Rock, went to college in Pueblo, and currently reside in Parker.

Things I enjoy: Reading, baking, hiking, traveling, writing, decorating, and antiquing.

Something interesting about me: I have a bachelor’s degree in English and enjoy studying Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other literature. Some of my writing has been published in newspapers and literary journals.

Why I love working with NPM: I can take genuine pride in my work while making a real difference for various nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits I support: HawkQuest, The Pueblo Zoo, The Anti-Defamation League, The National Park Foundation, La Puente, and Grand Canyon Conservancy.

ALICIA CASEY

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

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

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

ACQUISITIONS 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

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

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

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

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

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING 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 Kansas.

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

SENIOR 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)

CHRIS DELAGE

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I grew up in Central New York, near Syracuse, and still live there.

Things I enjoy: Traveling, gardening, playing with my pets, and hiking.

Something interesting about me: I plan to take a trip with my Fiancé to visit all the National Parks in the USA!

Why I love working with NPM: Helping others has always been a passion of mine, and working for NPM allows me to make a positive impact.

Nonprofits I support: 4-H of NYS, Cortland SPCA, and Finger Lakes Land Trust.

Becca Dellinger

BECCA DELLINGER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: North Carolina.

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 studied piano and voice in college. I still love to play and sing, and hope to teach lessons again soon!

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

Nonprofits I support: United Methodist Camp Tekoa, charity:water, UMCOR, Heart & Harper, One Hope United, Feeding America.

SULVĀ DOW

TEAM DEVELOPMENT LEAD

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

Things I enjoy: Hiking, Crafting, Reading, Gardening, and 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, Critical Ecology Lab, Manomet, and Wreaths Across America.

JENNIFER DREIBELBIS

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Franklin, Virginia

Things I enjoy: Reading, arts and crafts, spending time with my family, Hamilton.

Something interesting about me: I taught middle school art for 20 years.

Why I love working with NPM: My incredibly welcoming and fun coworkers, having the opportunity to apply my skills in new ways to help amazing organizations.

Nonprofits I support: American Cancer Society, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

SASHA DRUMMOND

SALES & MARKETING ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

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

Things I enjoy: Spending time with my pets, 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.

BECKI EGGERS

GRANT MANAGER / SALES & MARKETING TEAM

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 (South Korea and Germany). We currently call Texas home.

Things I enjoy: Cooking/baking, word games, hiking/exercising, and spending time with my husband, our four children and our dog.

Something interesting about me: I have visited 22 foreign countries; Scotland is my favorite!

Why I love working with NPM: I get to see the impact so many wonderful organizations have in our world and help them continue to grow their influence with the Google Ad Grant.

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

AM FERMO

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Huntsville, AL. I’ve lived in Florida, Mississippi, Colorado, and Oregon!

Things I enjoy: Reading/Listening to audiobooks, prog rock/metal music, writing, dungeons & dragons, horror movies, various crafts (cross-stitch, painting with mixed media, puzzles), and hiking with my husband and dogs!

Something interesting about me: I love dying my hair. Since 2020, I’ve had over 10 full-head hair colors ranging from naturals to full pastels and vivid rainbows. My favorite hair color was a dark teal. Somehow, my hair has remained fairly healthy through all of the transitions!

Why I love working with NPM: This job lets me help nonprofits reach their goals, and I know that my hard work will have a ripple effect down the line to helping people around the world.

Nonprofits I support: Critical Role Foundation, The Trevor Project, HRC Foundation, A New Leash on Life, Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

ROBIN GAZUNIS

AD PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Originally from Southwest FL, but now living in Kenosha, WI.

Things I enjoy: Crafts, video games, watching documentaries, spending time with my family, and playing with my dog.

Something interesting about me: I’ve always loved music, and growing up, I dabbled with instruments by trying out the piano, the flute, the xylophone, and various percussion instruments. I finally landed on guitar and bass (which are the only ones I can still play).

Why I love working with NPM: I love supporting nonprofits, and NPM gives me the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to nonprofits. NPM also gives me the opportunity to work alongside a team of genuine and welcoming coworkers.

Nonprofits I support: Sleep in Heavenly Peace, For the Children, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Compassion International

ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy reading, drawing, and taking long walks that lead to nowhere.

Something interesting about me: I doodle a (very small) sketch daily, and I’ve been doing it for months.

Why I love working with NPM: It’s great to work with other nonprofits and enjoy a good work environment, with an emphasis on work-and-life balance.

Nonprofits I support: The Trevor Project, ‘Unidos por la Salud’ (CVTCP), and any health-related nonprofits!

KITTY HEXE

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Iowa – The State of Corn and Scotcheroos.

Things I enjoy: My Fur-Children (Of Course), Food/Cooking, Thunderstorms, Being In Nature, Writing, Gardening, And Thrift Shopping.

Something interesting about me: I grew up doing animal rehabilitation and have taken care of squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, possums, and many other animals.

Why I love working with NPM: NPM is an amazing workplace that I feel so lucky to be part of. I love that we get to work with so many amazing nonprofits and get more awareness for them. The NPM team is full of incredible, creative, and hardworking people and I am so grateful to work with them.

Nonprofits I support: ASPCA, The Humane Society of the United States, Sea Turtle Conservancy, The Trevor Project, National Alliance on Mental Illness, World Wildlife Fund.

SABRINA HOWARD

SENIOR CONTENT WRITER

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

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, International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, and World Central Kitchen.

QUINT IVERSON

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Eugene, OR–but now I live in the Rochester, NY area.

Things I enjoy: Music, filmmaking, and setting things up for my friends. Tell me about your favorite musicians–I was the head of my college’s radio station for a year, so I love to learn about new acts!

Something interesting about me: My father owns over 100 guinea pigs and was the president of the Oregon Cavy Breeders’ Association for a time. Our family home doesn’t have air conditioning–but the guinea pig shed does.

Why I love working with NPM: It’s great to work with a group of people who all work to get better at what they do every day. It’s even better that we all get to work together to make a difference.

Nonprofits I support: Trans Lifeline, The International OCD Foundation, Lambda Legal, The Okra Project, Black & Pink National.
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ROBYN JOHNSON

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Memphis, Tennessee — but I lived in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea for two years!

Things I enjoy: My favorite things, in no specific order, are Taylor Swift, The Twilight Saga, sushi, cozy gaming, and scary movies.

Something interesting about me: The first flight I ever took was fourteen hours long. I love jumping headfirst into a challenge.

Why I love working with NPM: My dream has always been to work a job where I feel like I’m making a positive difference in the world. Being able to show my creativity and being part of a team are just bonuses.

Nonprofits I support: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Trevor Project, GLAAD, To Write Love On Her Arms, National Alliance on Mental Illness, NaNoWriMo, Girls Inc, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

ERIN JONNEL KEENER

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: For tax reasons, I’m from Nevada, but for military reasons, I’m somewhere else!

Things I enjoy: Christmas, spending time with my family, building items by myself that require two or more people, and impulsively rearranging furniture every couple of months.

Something interesting about me: I ran a Charity Auction in Japan that helped raise over $20,000 to go towards scholarships for military dependents during the height of COVID.

Why I love working with NPM: I absolutely love being able to promote the mission of so many amazing nonprofit organizations alongside my compassionate and hardworking teammates!

Nonprofits I support: USO, ASPCA, Semper K9, Wounded Warrior Project, and AFSP.

HAILEY KINDER

PARTICIPANT ACTIVATION SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Utah.

Things I enjoy: Biking, hiking, and anything else that I can do with my dog, Lucille.

Something interesting about me: I lived in Salzburg, Austria and traveled around Europe for five months.

Why I love working with NPM: The culture is absolutely wonderful! I love that everyone here wants to do their best and help nonprofits however they can!

Nonprofits I support: Humane Society of Utah, The Trevor Project, The Drag Defense Fund (ACLU), and NAACP.

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 once produced and hosted a TV talk show.

Why I love working with NPM: The combination of working with an amazing team of people who share my passion for helping nonprofit organizations and being able to use my skills to help nonprofit organizations accomplish their goals makes working with NPM the best!

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

MELANIE KOOP

TEAM ENGAGEMENT & HIRING SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I currently reside in Southern California, but am originally from Ontario, Canada.

Things I enjoy: I’m a sucker for a good scare, so I love diving into horror, thriller, and true-crime novels. But I also like to exercise my brain with some heavy reading, like theology books. When I’m not curled up with a book, I love to travel and explore new places, and when I’m feeling more introverted, I like to whip up some new recipes in the kitchen and enjoy some quality time at home.

Something interesting about me: I may have left the great white north behind to be with my hubby, but don’t be fooled – I’m still a true-blue Canuck at heart! Maple syrup is practically coursing through my veins, and I’d give anything for a piping hot cup of Timmies.

Why I love working with NPM: As someone with a Social Work degree, it’s really fulfilling to be able to use my skills to help nonprofits make a difference – all while being able to work from the comfort of my own home! It’s the perfect combination of meaningful work and flexibility.

Nonprofits I support: Assure Pregnancy Clinic, Ontario United Reformed Church, Ligonier Ministries.

JODI KUBIT

DIGITAL FUNDRAISING HEAD OF PLATFORM EXPANSION

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.

LEXI KUKRALL

AD PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I grew up in a big town with a small-town vibe called Redlands, California. I currently live in Coastal Virginia.

Things I enjoy: Cinema, theatre, bowling, cryptids, games of all sorts, crafting, travel, being outdoors in any capacity, mermaids, and spending time with my spouse and our 3 cats.

Something interesting about me: I once cosplayed Indiana Jones at a comic-con, and I can play the clarinet.

Why I love working with NPM: I love NPM’s mission and core values. The culture makes me feel valued and I love that everyone takes pride in their work. I love that we support and feel motivated by the non-profits we work with.

Nonprofits I support: ACLU, The Trevor Project, The National Alliance of Mental Illness(NAMI), The Pad Project, Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary, Natural Resources Defense Council

DOM LINCOLN

SENIOR CONTENT 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.

CAT LOHRENGEL

DIGITAL FUNDRAISING OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Everywhere! “Home” will always be New Mexico, but I’ve lived in 6 different states and now reside in southern Arizona.

Things I enjoy:  Reading old fashioned, page-turning books. Hiking, picnicking, art in all mediums, making cards, jamming to tunes, and exercising.

Something interesting about me: I’ve lived on four National Wildlife Refuges and experienced Alaska for a short bit. I can wiggle my nose, which only really scares people. My husband, my siblings, and my parents are my best friends and they’ve all agreed that I must be a Muppet.

Why I love working with NPM: When you are surrounded by people that are genuine and enjoy their job, AND the job allows you to support those that need the MOST support – life is good.

Nonprofits I support: Planned Parenthood, Amberly’s Place, Charity Water, and my local animal shelters.

SHANA MARIN

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

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.

ALICE MARSHALL

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Originally from Maryland, I spent five years in New Mexico, and now I live everywhere in my RV!

Things I enjoy: Writing, being outside and hiking, spending time with my cats, reading, and crafting.

Something interesting about me: I grew up on a Christmas tree farm, so in the winters I rode home from my bus stop in a horse-drawn carriage. I still love the season and get a fresh tree every year!

Why I love working with NPM: Through this company I’m able to directly support causes I truly believe in.

Nonprofits I support: I primarily take interest in nonprofits working to preserve natural spaces and those enriching the lives of women and the lgbtq+ community.

RACHAEL MCVAY

VISITOREMAIL SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: I grew up in Upstate New York, but currently reside in New Jersey.

Things I enjoy: Reading, researching, crafting, spending time with family, and going for walks outside.

Something interesting about me: My nickname on my college volleyball team was “Creature.”

Why I love working with NPM: I am honored to be part of a team of professionals who are absolutely passionate about helping nonprofits thrive and grow, so they, in turn, can help so many others.

Nonprofits I support: Big Cat Rescue, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

DAWN MILLER

FINANCE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Williamsburg, PA.

Things I enjoy: Anything horse-related, riding my horses, canning/freezing food for off-seasons, Reading, doing my nails, learning new things.

Something interesting about me: 3 years ago, I bought my first horse, sold my Harley, built a barn (well, actually, my husband did), and acquired 3 more horses, one of which is a rescue.

Why I love working with NPM: I like that I can do something I enjoy (finances) and also work with nonprofit organizations and a group of
people who are as dedicated as my fellow NPMers are.

Nonprofits I support: ASPCA, Horse Angels Rescue, Devil’s Cut Draft Rescue, Feeding America.

KATIE MUIR

HEAD OF CLIENT SUCCESS

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

CLIENT SUCCESS LEAD

Where I’m from: I live in Pensacola, Florida.

Things I enjoy: Playing with my dogs (Remi and Bear Bear), 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 play a role in making a difference for people and animals. NPM is a fantastic place to work, and the flexibility of having a remote job has been wonderful!

Nonprofits I support: Season of Justice and The Paw Project Rescue.

LEAH NICHOLSON

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Blair, NE.

Things I enjoy: Writing, reading, talking about writing and reading, and baking! I also love staying active by walking with my Alaskan Malamute, Balto.

Something interesting about me: I used to assistant-direct and act in high school and college, I love sketching and painting, and I took three years of mixed martial arts.

Why I love working with NPM: The environment and the opportunity to make a positive impact! Nonprofit Megaphone strikes an excellent balance between flexibility and organization, which makes for an incredibly positive and productive atmosphere. I am forever thankful for the opportunity to support nonprofits and their causes.

Nonprofits I support: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), The Trevor Project, National Wildlife Federation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and the Palestine Children’s Relief Fun.

SAVANNAH OLSEN

DIGITAL FUNDRAISING OPERATIONS LEAD

Where I’m from: I was born in Camp Hill, PA but grew up in Sharon Springs, NY.

Things I enjoy: Fishing, hiking, yoga, playing games, music, watching football and rotating my favorite sitcoms. Most of all, I love spending time with my partner and family.

Something interesting about me: I was the Valedictorian of my high school class. I only graduated with 25 other people, though, so…take it with a grain of salt!

Why I love working with NPM: I have always felt it was my purpose to help others. I now get the chance to catalyze real change by working with a wonderful and motivated community to amplify the voices of nonprofit organizations. Win-win.

Nonprofits I support: Construction Angels, Faith Fight Finish, Pencils of Promise, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Wildlife Conservation Society.
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KATHY OLVERA

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Elgin, IL but originally from South Texas!

Things I enjoy: Bike rides, coffee, and family time.

Something interesting about me: I love Hallmark Movies and Weddings. The first time (and last time) I ever auditioned for community theater, I got a lead role.

Why I love working with NPM: I enjoy helping others reach their goals and being a part of a great team!

Nonprofits I support: Coffee, Hip Hop & Mental Health, Chicago IL.

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: This is the most kind and supportive work environment I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I get to live out a dream come true by helping reach people literally all over the world find better opportunities!

Nonprofits I support: The Trevor Project, ACLU, SC Equality, WWF, American Diabetes Association, The Arthritis Foundation, Native American Rights Fund, EB Research Partnership and Generation: You Employed.

DAINA PLOGHOFT

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Astoria, Oregon, but currently living in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Things I enjoy: Art, sewing and embroidery, reading, gaming, and spending time with family.

Something interesting about me: I have a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health. I also trained in ballet for many years and had roles in performances such as Snow White and Giselle!

Why I love working with NPM: I love that I can contribute to nonprofits that do amazing things for their communities with such a kind and passionate group of people!

Nonprofits I support: American Art Therapy Association, Americans for the Arts, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, Clatsop County Historical Society, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Trevor Project.

BROOKE ROBAKOWSKI

CHIEF OF STAFF

Where I’m from: I currently live in Southern California after moving from Wisconsin in 2023.

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.

VANESSA ROHRER

SENIOR GRANT 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.

ELISA ROTHENBACH

REPORTING AND DATA SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: South-Central Texas.

Things I enjoy: Reading, watching Asian dramas, listening to music, weekend getaways with my kids, exploring new places.

Something interesting about me: I’m a vegetarian, but I don’t like many vegetables. #worldsworstvegetarian

Why I love working with NPM: I get a great sense of satisfaction seeing all of the good our company does for the nonprofits we work with. The company culture is also so positive and every employee is very clearly recognized, heard, and valued.

Nonprofits I support: Elevated Access, The Trevor Project, San Antonio Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, ASPCA, The Humane Society, Everytown, Bat Conservation International.

OLIVIA SALZER

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

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, collecting antiquarian books, and interior decorating.

Something interesting about me: I built my own dream, arched, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in my living room.

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

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER & TEAM LEAD

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

ANALYTICS LEAD

Where I’m from: I currently live in Surprise, Arizona.

Things I enjoy: Video games, Disney movies, funny memes, listening to music and podcasts. I also love spending time with my fiance and our mischievous boxer mix named Samus!

Something interesting about me: Starbucks paid for me to get my bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology through Arizona State University’s online bachelor program with their Starbucks College Achievement Plan. The name of my degree tends to confuse people, but it’s essentially IT with a mix of graphic design!

Why I love working with NPM: I work with the most amazing humans who inspire me every day! A huge bonus is knowing that I am part of a process that has a positive impact on so many great nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits I support: Sunshine Dog Rescue, Christina Grimmie Foundation.

LEAH SIMARD

SENIOR GRANT MANAGER

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

HAYLEY SLATE

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Beckley, WV. It’s in the southern part of the state.

Things I enjoy: Cooking, Reading, Quiet Time, Lots of Food, and A Good Laugh.

Something interesting about me: I originally went to college to study Biology and eventually go to medical school. By the time I graduated, I had a degree in Accounting instead!

Why I love working with NPM: I love being surrounded by other people who also love to help others. Everyone is so friendly and open as well, so that’s a huge plus!!

Nonprofits I support: Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, Inc., National Humane Education Society, A Reason to Believe Animal Rescue, Inc.

ALLISON SMITH

COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Texarkana, AR

Things I enjoy: I like thrift shopping, restoring furniture, baking, playing video games with my husband, going for walks in the fall weather, lighting a candle just after I’ve cleaned my house, and grabbing a coffee and heading to Target!

Something interesting about me: I consider myself a hair farm! I like to grow my hair for donations, so very rarely do I keep a hair style for more than a few months. I have had everything from the shortest pixie cut to hair below my hip bones!

Why I love working with NPM: I love being able to support nonprofit initiatives. Helping create a better environment for everyone is a true passion of mine, and we can’t get there without funding. NPM offers opportunities for nonprofits to gain access to grants and other services that can further those missions. That is so important when funding otherwise is limited. Also, everyone I work with is amazing in one way or another! The kindness and care I feel at work is unmatched.

Nonprofits I support: Children with Hair Loss, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Harvest Regional Food Bank.

HANNAH SMITH

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but I currently live in Florida.

Things I enjoy: I enjoy being outdoors. Whether sitting on my back porch, hiking or laying out on the beach, if I can be outside in beautiful weather then I’m happy.

Something interesting about me: I enjoy cooking and learning how to make new dishes.

Why I love working with NPM: I love working with a group of energetic and positive people who also have a desire to support nonprofit organizations. NPM also gives me an opportunity to directly help support a wide variety of different nonprofit organizations that otherwise I may have never even known existed.

Nonprofits I support: My local church, Women’s New Life Clinic, Catholic Relief Services.

REBEKAH SMITH

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Currently in St. Clair, Michigan, but I have lived in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, and Connecticut!

Things I enjoy: Doing anything outside with my husband, two kiddos, and two pups! Working out, cooking, and tackling DIYs.

Something interesting about me: I played softball in college at (what is now called) the University of Mount Olive. And I got my Masters in Athletic Training from Texas A&M University- WHOOP!

Why I love working with NPM: It is rewarding to be a piece of the puzzle that makes a difference in bettering people’s lives. Getting to do that with a solid group like NPM is the icing on the cake!

Nonprofits I support: Wounded Warrior Project, Semper Fi Fund, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Dogs on Deployment.

MIKAYLA SOVA

ASSISTANT TO THE COO

Where I’m from: Northern Virginia.

Things I enjoy: Homebody activities like gaming and exploring creative hobbies that go in and out of my moody rotation 🙂 Coming up next: sewing a t-shirt quilt! I also enjoy sending too many emojis and using way too many exclamation points!!

Something interesting about me: I own a trunk of over 50 (and still more to come!) well-loved journals that I’ve nested over many, many years. I also collect postcards and love sending snail mail

Why I love working with NPM: I am living the dream of being able to help others and make a difference for nonprofits while working with some of the best people I’ve come to know! Everyone I have met here has impacted my life and I’m so grateful to work with them!

Nonprofits I support: Foundation to Decrease World Suck (Project for Awesome), NaNoWriMo, Critical Role Foundation, National Alliance on Mental Illness, The Foundation for Post-Traumatic Healing and Complex Trauma Research.

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.

CHANDALI VINYARD

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Boulder, CO, but I currently live in Missoula, MT.

Things I enjoy: Animals of all kinds but especially cats, dogs and horses, reading, cooking & eating (ideally Indian or Thai), authentic Neapolitan pizza, quiet moments in nature, & exploring new countries.

Something interesting about me: While posted abroad for work in Ukraine, I got to serve as an official election monitor in presidential & parliamentary elections.

Why I love working with NPM: Genuine and kind colleagues and being able to contribute to a mission I truly believe in.

Nonprofits I support: River Pines Horse Sanctuary, Humane Society of Western Montana.

TAYLOR WILLIAMS

GRANT MANAGER

Where I’m from: Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Things I enjoy: Reading, baking, chess, strategy games of all types.

Something interesting about me: I have a degree in biomedical engineering! I plan to use this experience to cater my work towards helping medicine- and healthcare-based nonprofits fully realize their goals.

Why I love working with NPM: I have the opportunity to make a real difference and help contribute to the mission of nonprofit organizations that are changing the world for the better.

Nonprofits I support: Doctors Without Borders, American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and many more with a focus on health outreach and education.

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

CHASE WOODWARD

AD PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE SPECIALIST

Where I’m from: Raleigh, North Carolina

Things I enjoy: Painting, adventuring in the mountains, reading, and traveling.

Something interesting about me: I spent over half of 2022 living in a converted van with my husband traveling the western U.S.

Why I love working with NPM: I can play a real role in helping more nonprofits have an impact.

Nonprofits I support: American Rivers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Center for Science Education, Conserving Carolina.

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

In Loving Memory of Slater Snow. Slater, the beloved CCO of NPM, was a blind, 16 year old rescued Boston Terrier adopted from Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee. He was a loved, valued, and priceless member of Amber Snow’s household since 2011. His favorite pastimes included eating steamed carrots, going for long walks, smelling the roses, and catching as many Z’s as possible. Slater represents all rescued pets and proudly raises awareness for animals with disabilities. Slater will be missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.