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AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Council

Rosa Moreno-Mahoney, Chair

As Associate Director of Programs and Training at the OneStar Foundation, 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.
 

Karen Domerski
Karen Domerski, director of national service programs, is responsible for overseeing Jumpstart's national service programs, including state and national AmeriCorps grants and Jumpstart's VISTA program. She is responsible for training and compliance as well as the contracting process to Jumpstart's affiliate sites. Prior to her work with Jumpstart, Karen worked as the government relations manager at City Year Boston, as well as an interim program officer for the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Karen holds a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Vermont Law School.

Diana Epstein
Diana Epstein is a fourth year doctoral fellow at the RAND Corporation. She earned a master's degree in public policy from UC Berkeley, where she did her thesis on access and student support services at California community colleges. Her doctoral dissertation at RAND is evaluating the long-term impacts of AmeriCorps service on participants. Her other project work includes a study of cohesive school leadership systems, evaluating a non-profit principal training program, analyzing the use of interim and formative assessment systems, and studying the policy consequences of political polarization. Prior to graduate school she served in the AmeriCorps NCCC as both a Corps Member and a Team Leader at the Charleston campus. She currently lives in Santa Monica, CA and spends as much time as possible hiking, biking, and skiing.

Emily Gilliland
Emily Gilliland has had extensive experience in building and managing national service and volunteer initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. After completing two years of AmeriCorps, Emily served on the Maryland Commission on Service and Volunteerism and has worked in the nonprofit sector with volunteers ever since. Her experience includes lead content development for the first launch of www.freedomcorps.gov, the White House's landmark volunteerism website and creating Portland State University's first ever certificate in service-learning. Emily holds a philosophy degree from Indiana University, a Master's in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, and will soon finish a Master's in Education at Portland State University. Currently, Emily is the Executive Director of Oregon Campus Compact and is the President of AmeriCorps Alums Oregon.

Rob Glazier
AmeriCorps National Program Officer, CNCS (bio currently unavailable)

Neal Gorman

Neal Gorman is a communications and public relations professional in New York City. He credits AmeriCorps and his time of service with helping him to develop the necessary tools and outlook for a successful career, and a personal life devoted to the service of others.

Neal is currently Vice President of Public Relations at Lutheran Medical Center. As an active member of his community, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross in Brooklyn, is a national volunteer helping disaster victims during Hurricane Katrina, Emily and others, and also regularly responds locally to emergencies and fires throughout N.Y.C. He is a volunteer publicist and fundraiser for the N.Y. Honduran Committee, serving as a key member of the group's annual medical mission to Tela, Honduras. Most recently, Neal was selected to serve on the nationally based AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Council.

During his two-year term as an AmeriCorps member, he represented the organization at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, mentored youth in a Learn and Serve America program, tutored at schools, helped to build homes and revitalize neighborhoods, organized service activities and special events like Martin Lutheran King Day, and much more. As a mentor, he was a two-time recipient of the three R's "Responsibility, Respect and Results," leadership, community hero and achievement award.

After AmeriCorps, Neal was employed by the American Red Cross handling media relations in Rochester and after September 11, in N.Y.C. While working full time and responding to the tragic events in New York, he also volunteered after-hours mentoring and training corps members how to respond to disasters and fires. He helped to teach corps members how to train immigrants in lower Manhattan's Chinatown about emergency preparedness and also worked alongside dozens of members in Brooklyn who were trained in general disaster preparedness. In 2003, he had the distinguished privilege of addressing Congress on behalf of the Western New York AmeriCorps.

Today, Neal is Vice President of Public Relations at Lutheran Medical Center and devotes his free time to his community through AmeriCorps, the American Red Cross, the Honduran Committee, and wherever he can.

Joshua Randle

Joshua Randle currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of National Service Operations for Western New York AmeriCorps, an independent non-profit dedicated to providing every American the opportunity to serve. Joshua began his service journey almost nine years ago as an AmeriCorps member in Buffalo, NY, where he tutored and mentored at-risk youth in one of the city's most impoverished and disadvantaged schools. Making this commitment while pursuing a B.S. in Business Management at Houghton College, his service experience sparked a career interest in the field. Since the day Joshua completed his service in AmeriCorps he has committed his life to the movement. In the wake of his service he has held multiple leadership positions throughout the industry and has received Executive Certificates in non-profit management and leadership from the Harvard Business School and Georgetown University. Joshua's passion for service has inspired him to take on roles within the social sector, including on multiple local and national non-profit boards and committees such as a local YMCA Board, The Corps Network's Government Affairs Committee, the United States Public Service Academy's Advocacy Committee, and a fundraising committee for a local First Tee initiative. 


Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose has been a Youth Worker, Organizer and Entrepreneur in Boston for the past 25 years. He was the Director of Youth Services for the City of Boston's Community Centers for nine years. Previous to that he was a VISTA volunteer, and a community and union organizer. He is an accomplished trainer, presenter and public speaker.

He co-founded the City of Boston's nationally recognized violence and gang prevention program called the Streetworker Program with Mr. Robert Lewis Jr. He founded the Youth Outreach Program (YOP), The City of Boston Peer Leadership Program, The Festival of HOPE and the Citywide Youth Congress, the Boston Youth Olympics and the Youth Worker Alliance (YWA).

He was a founding board member of the following organizations: City Year, YouthBuild Boston, City On A Hill Charter School, Project LEEO, MagicME Boston, Citizens for Safety (CFS), United Youth Newspaper and the National Toxics Campaign. Over the past 19 years he has helped build City Year into a national model for youth community service organizations and been involved in all aspects of organizational development.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Edge, a Community Development Corporation (CDC) in Jamaica Plain as well as the Board of MYTOWN, a youth development and leadership organization in the South End.

He also is the co-founder and co-owner of a Boston neighborhood restaurant (Bella Luna) and entertainment complex which includes a nightclub and bowling alley (Milky Way Lounge and Lanes). The for-profit venture was started as a community economic development project in Jamaica Plain section of Boston. He is currently Vice President and Dean of City Year USA, the father of two beautiful children, AJ and Ruby, and the husband of the amazing Carol Downs.

Brittany Stiffler

Brittany Stiffler, 24, grew up in Indiana before attending high school and college in Wichita, Kansas. She earned her bachelor's degree in international studies from Wichita State University, as an active member of the Honors Society and National Model United Nations (NMUN). Stiffler received the Outstanding Delegate award from the NMUN while representing the United Kingdom at the 2007 national conference in New York.

A former member of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps at the Washington DC campus and a regular Habitat for Humanity volunteer and site leader, Stiffler is committed to serving her community. She also served as director, and later consultant, to Youth United for Positive Action, an organization empowering high school students to get involved in their local government and take action on youth issues.

Continuing her passion for civic duty, Stiffler is the former Senior Constituent Services Liaison and current Assistant Press Secretary to Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius. Additionally, she served on Governor Sebelius' policy team during the 2006-2007 Kansas legislative session, advising the governor on legislation. Stiffler lives in Topeka, Kansas where she enjoys painting and hiking.

Greg Webb

Greg Webb was appointed in 2003 by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to serve as the Executive Director for the New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism. Mr. Webb possesses a Master of Public Administration and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology degrees from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Webb is an advocate for youth programs, community engagement, education, promoting service and volunteerism, fiscal responsibility and accountability. Mr. Webb has been a nationally recognized leader in building relationships with multiple organizations and entities while assisting communities maximize their resources. Mr. Webb career has provided him with an opportunity to serve the public in school district, city, county and state government administrative roles. He has worked in three different New Mexico School Districts – Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, and Roswell. He has been a trainer for the mid-south region of the US Department of Education, covering a 16 state region, for Out of School Time programming and has been the featured speaker for local, state, and national conferences.

Mr. Webb is the co-author of the New Mexico Blueprint for Civic Engagement and was an advocate for the creation of the Next Generation Fund; a public-private state endowed fund supporting positive youth development in New Mexico for future generations. Mr. Webb currently is a member of the New Mexico Children's Cabinet, the Vice Chairman of the America's Service Commission National Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board for the New Mexico College Success Network, and recently has joined the AmeriCorps Alums Leadership Council. In his free time Mr. Webb enjoys travel, the arts, and jazz music and is an active community member.


CNCS Liaison

Rhonda Taylor
Deputy Director of Corporate Relations, CNCS
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.
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