Ms. Cardellino has extensive experience engaging
volunteers and community forces for good. From the
arena to the C-suite , she has expertise with a broad
range of management, organization, and program
development skills. She is called upon frequently to serve
as a volunteer engagement pundit, coach, trainer, speaker,
consultant, conservator, innovator, and conscience. Her
current focus is strengthening volunteer leadership management and
organization structures, from traditional top-down structures to self-
governing sociocracies, especially digital visions and strategies.
For more than 13 years Joan managed a California Hospital Association
statewide network of hospital volunteer programs reaching 100,000
volunteers. Her responsibilities included production of an annual conference
and educational events; staffing the state's Committee on Volunteer
Services; creating new products, seminars and/or publications; regular
consultations with more than 400 member hospitals; and forming and
maintaining strategic alliances, joint ventures and community partnerships
at the local/regional/state/national/international levels to advance
volunteerism in hospitals. Prior to her work in California, Joan served for 15
years as the director of volunteer resources at Abington Memorial Hospital
in Pennsylvania; director of training and staff development, director of
youth services, and regional branch administrator for the Southeastern
Pennsylvania Chapter of the American National Red Cross, and service as a
Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia.
Joan holds a BA in sociology from Northeastern University; a graduate
business certificate in health care administration and marketing from
Temple University; a graduate business certificate in leadership
development from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Anderson
Executive Education Center, and a certificate in fundraising from the
Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has a Certified Administrator
of Volunteer Services (CAVS) credential from the Association for Healthcare
Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), and is an active leader of many
professional associations including AL!VE (Association of Leaders in
Volunteer Engagement), DOVIA Sacramento (Directors of Volunteers in
Agencies), National Volunteer Caregiving Network, and the National
Alliance for Volunteer Engagement.
Dana Litwin, CVA is a transformational coach, strategic
advisor, and public speaker with a background in team
building, environmental conservation and sustainability. She
is known for her Priceless Advice series with tips for
Since 2002, Dana has guided organizations in the Bay Area,
Silicon Valley, and nationwide to produce breakthrough
volunteer and community engagement programs, as well as board and
advisory committee development. She served for over eight years as the
Volunteer Programs Administrator of the Open Space Authority of Santa
Clara Valley, where she produced large scale public events, redesigned
volunteer/outreach program policies and procedures, trained volunteers
and staff, build partnerships and relationships to further volunteer
opportunities and fundraise, and represented the organization at public
events and conferences.
Drawing upon 20+ years in improv theater, Dana delivers innovative,
humorous and engaging keynote addresses and seminars, in addition to
customized training, educational materials and multimedia presentations.
Ms. Litwin has a BA in Music and Jazz Studies from Sonoma State
University. She is a Certified in Volunteer Administration by the by the
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (www.ccva.org) and is
an active leader of many professional associations including AL!VE
(Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) where she served as the
President of the Board of Directors and the National Alliance for Volunteer
Engagement where she serves as a Facilitator.
Jared McCannell, CVA is a career nonprofit and public
service professional. His areas of expertise include
volunteer management, Public Health Emergency
Preparedness and program development. A longtime
member of the Association of Leaders In Volunteer
Engagement (AL!VE) he has been active in working to
advance the profession of volunteer management at home in
Maine and across the US for many years. Jared brings a special
combination of professional skills and experiences specifically with federal
public health volunteer response capabilities, including the Emergency
System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals
Mr. McCannell has served in a number of volunteer management and
program development roles including the Volunteer Management
Coordinator for both AdCare Educational Institute of Maine and the State of
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine-CDC), Maine State
Director of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and as Program Coordinator
for the California Volunteer Infrastructure Project (an AmeriCorps State
program). He currently oversees two regional volunteer management
professional groups in Maine, the Greater Waterville Area Volunteer
Administrators (GWAVA) and the Volunteer Managers of Midcoast Maine
(VAMM). Mr. McCannell has consulted on several different volunteer
management software packages recently and continues to push the
envelope in user experience and expectations from tech companies serving
nonprofits and government agencies.
Mr. McCannell is Certified in Volunteer Administration by the Council for
Certification in Volunteer Administration (www.ccva.org) and holds a BA in
Spanish from San Diego State University.
Todd McMullin finished his degree in Non-profit Business Administration in 1993 and embarked on a journey to improve the world.
Within 3 years he had founded a United Way chapter, a Volunteer Center, and a software company focused on volunteer recruiting & management.
Following 9/11 he founded the Disaster Help Network (DHN) which ultimately provided volunteer systems and consulting that covered 35%
of the US population, including metro Dallas, Phoenix, Tucson, and over 100 chapters of the Medical Reserve Corps and Citizen Corps.
DHN was the official response system for Florida and Alabama during the '04 hurricanes.
Todd has designed, deployed or supported volunteer engagement systems for the Smithsonian Institution, USO, Disney Worldwide Services,
multiple state governments and hundreds of schools, NGO's and shelters.
In 2007 he co-founded the Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE)
and in 2017 helped organize the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement.
He has become an outspoken advocate for peer-to-peer engagements that are self-assessed and networked so that
communities can grow organically from within. Todd brings experience with multiple volunteer management software solutions and an overall vision
for the future of volunteerism to the Voices.
Jerome Tennille is a social impact and volunteer engagement strategist with nearly 10 years of
experience designing, planning, and executing social impact campaigns and volunteer programs. He has
expertise in bringing corporations and nonprofits together to build strategies that help advance long-term
community goals and drive employee engagement and transformation.
As veteran of the United States Armed Forces, Jerome began his social impact work with a national
organization focused on military family and veteran grief and bereavement where he built the foundation
of a nationally recognized volunteer engagement program that engaged tens of thousands of volunteers
annually across the United States. He also focused on impact assessment and organizational theory of
change to maximize program effectiveness.
Jerome now leads the global corporate volunteer program for one of the largest hospitality and lodging
companies in the world. Working with cross-functional teams he designs policy, guidelines and toolkits
that empower and equip associates across the globe to serve the unique needs of their community, while
also managing the relationships of both national (U.S.) and local (Washington, District of Columbia)
community-based partners for the company.
Jerome s expertise includes social impact program design and partnership development with
organizations focused on veterans, poverty, food insecurity, ecosystem restoration, and workforce
development. As a trainer, he facilitates workshops for organizations like Habitat for Humanity
International, America s Service Commission, and Volunteer Fairfax. Jerome writes on social impact and
volunteer issues and his work has been featured on Impakter, Business 2 Community Magazine,
VolunteerMatch and Nonprofit Information.com.
Jerome earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Operations Management with a focus on
technology and a Masters of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. He also is a
Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA). In his spare time, he s an ultramarathoner that competes in 50k
and 50 Mile races. Jerome also serves as an appointed Commissioner for the Maryland Governor s Office
on Service and Volunteerism which oversees the state s National Service programming.