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AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Council
Rosa Moreno-Mahoney, Chair
Memorable Quote: "My friends and I are crazy. That's the only thing that keeps us sane."
Favorite Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Favorite Color: Purple
AmeriCorps alum: Yes
Hobbies: Rock collecting, hiking, crochet, and crossword puzzles
Hometown: Austin, TX     Birthplace: Chicago, IL

As Associate Director of Programs and Training, Rosa leads a department which supports programs and services that improve the impact and long-term sustainability of social sector organizations across the state. After graduating from the University of Texas-Austin with a degree in mathematics, she started her career serving as an AmeriCorps member and working in the national service field. She has spent 12 years supporting mission-driven organizations to meet critical community needs. Rosa brings a personal commitment to enhancing organizational development and fostering an ethic of service. Recognized for her contributions to national service, Rosa serves on the AmeriCorps Alumni Leadership Council.  Rosa lives in Austin with her husband and two dogs.

Diana Epstein,
Public Policy Fellow, RAND Corporation (no bio available)

Emily Gilliland,
Curriculum Development/Training, Portland State University (no bio available)

Rusty Greiff (no picture currently available)
Rusty Greiff serves as Vice President, Business Development of Educate Products overseeing new business development, licensing, broadcasting, Internet, mergers and acquisition and direct to consumer businesses for the Hooked on Phonics, Reading Rainbow and Sylvan Products properties. Prior to this, Greiff founded and served as President of the Q group, a direct response and interactive media firm advising large-scale corporations. Early in his career Greiff had the opportunity to work at the CNCS where he served on the initial Strategic Launch Team for AmeriCorps, and helped draft program regulations, State Commission implementation and AmeriCorps national media and marketing plan. As both a Coro Fellow and Harvard MBA grad, Greiff also served as Deputy Director for the U.S. Senate Steering and Coordination Committee for Minority Leader Tom Daschle and oversaw public policy, education and advocacy for Senator John Kerry. 

Joshua Randle

Joshua Randle currently serves as the COO for Western New York AmeriCorps and Director of National Service Operations at the West Seneca Youth Bureau (WSYB).  Ranlde has over six years of national and community service experience.  He began his service journey as an AmeriCorps member tutoring and mentoring at-risk students in the city of Buffalo while pursuing his B.S. in Management at Houghton College.  His devotion to national service sparked a career interest in the field, leading to his serving as an AmeriCorps team leader in tutoring initiatives.  Randle has dedicated himself to national service, and since completing his AmeriCorps term he has worn many hats at the WSYB.  He served as Program Coordinator of the America’s Promise Program and Program Director/Director of Contracts and Compliance before stepping into his current position.  In addittion to serving on the AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Counicl, Randle also serves on the board of directors for the YMCA of Greater Buffalo.  To continue his education and pursue additional opportunities in national service, Randle has received executive certificates in non-profit management from the Harvard Business School Club of Buffalo and Georgetown University, as well as a certificate of completion in facilitative leadership from the Interactive Institute for Social Change.

Charlie Rose,
Vice President and Dean (no bio available)
Rhonda Taylor
Rhonda Taylor is responsible for the Corporation’s implementation of the King Day of Service.  She has been at the Corporation since its inception and at one of the predecessor organizations, the Commission on National and Community Service, since 1992.  During her tenure at the Corporation she organized the Western states launch of AmeriCorps, community delegations from across the country for the Presidents’ Summit on America’s Future, and is on the executive team that plans our National Conference.  Before joining the Corporation, she worked on Capitol Hill and for another federal commission.  She is married, the mother of college aged twins, and originally from Monette, Arkansas.  She graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Ericka Zdenek

Ericka Zdenek has been dedicated to community development and transformation for the past 11 years. Her experience has ranged from being a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador to an AmeriCorps NCCC member based in Charleston to a Director of a statewide service-learning VISTA initiative. These experiences continue to fuel her passion for positive change and the empowerment of individuals. Currently, she serves as a program consultant with the Florida Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service where she coaches and works in partnership with 12 AmeriCorps State Programs. Her latest passion is the establishment of Florida's first AmeriCorps Alum program which aspires to harness the energy of 900 new alums annually. Zdenek currently resides in Tallahassee, FL, but daydreams often of exploring exotic new places and encountering amazing new people.

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