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2008-2009 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.

Diana Epstein
Diana Epstein is a third 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. At RAND her project work includes investigating governance options for the Los Angeles Unified School District, evaluating a non-profit principal training program, analyzing the use of interim and formative assessment systems in California school districts, 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, 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.

Heather Pritchard
Executive Director, Hands On Greenville (bio currently unavailable)

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, City Year

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.


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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