MissionBox recognizes that nonprofit work is critical to the well-being of us all, everywhere around the globe. MissionBox founders, staff, board members and advisers have deep and long experience in working in, and serving, nonprofits of all types and sizes, over the last 30 years.

Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk

CEO and Co-Founder

Kathryn spent 20 years as a social service provider and as an Executive Director of several nonprofits, before founding and acting as CEO of Community TechKnowledge, Inc. (CTK), providing outcomes and case management tools to more than 18,000 nonprofits on four continents.

Kathryn spent 20 years as a social service provider and as an Executive Director of several nonprofits, before founding and acting as CEO of Community TechKnowledge, Inc. (CTK), providing outcomes and case management tools to more than 18,000 nonprofits on four continents.

Michael Bliss

SVP Corporate Strategy, Wells Fargo

Michael Bliss is a corporate strategy professional with a background in management consulting and M&A, and has also served as a Board member and advisor to fast-growth non-public companies. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and his favorite local non-profit is the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Michael Bliss is a corporate strategy professional with a background in management consulting and M&A, and has also served as a Board member and advisor to fast-growth non-public companies. Michael lives in the SF Bay Area with his family and his favorite local non-profit is the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Charlie Vanek

Non-profit software professional

Charlie Vanek was Vice President, Business Development and Product Management, Blackbaud, LLC, the foremost provider of software to the non-profit sector. He has extensive experience in online portal development and had several roles at FindLaw.com, a Thomson Reuters business, between 2001 and 2008. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jenifer and their two children.

Charlie Vanek was Vice President, Business Development and Product Management, Blackbaud, LLC, the foremost provider of software to the non-profit sector. He has extensive experience in online portal development and had several roles at FindLaw.com, a Thomson Reuters business, between 2001 and 2008. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife Jenifer and their two children.

Clark Richards

Attorney

Clark Richards is an attorney in Austin, Texas whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before becoming a lawyer, Clark was a mental health counselor, which is where he had his first exposure to the needs of nonprofit organizations.

Clark Richards is an attorney in Austin, Texas whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Before becoming a lawyer, Clark was a mental health counselor, which is where he had his first exposure to the needs of nonprofit organizations.

Jim Tallman

President and Chief Marketing Partner, Tallman Insights

Jim Tallman leads a go-to- market advisory & integration firm, Tallman Insights. He’s built client-for-life relationships with leaders like Kathryn and those in 60 other companies. The TallmanInsights team has done extensive research with nonprofit professionals to uncover unmet needs, and help guide the transformational value MissionBox can bring to the nonprofit industry. Jim andhis wife Lois live in Austin, Texas and have two kids in college.

Jim Tallman leads a go-to- market advisory & integration firm, Tallman Insights. He’s built client-for-life relationships with leaders like Kathryn and those in 60 other companies. The TallmanInsights team has done extensive research with nonprofit professionals to uncover unmet needs, and help guide the transformational value MissionBox can bring to the nonprofit industry. Jim andhis wife Lois live in Austin, Texas and have two kids in college.

Todd M. Sigler

Licensed Psychologist and Lecturer, St. Paul, Minnesota

Dr. Sigler is a licensed psychologist, who began working in non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations in the early 1990s. Currently, in his private practice, he conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of population and has extensive experience in assessing refugees and immigrants.

Dr. Sigler is a licensed psychologist, who began working in non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations in the early 1990s. Currently, in his private practice, he conducts psychological evaluations for a variety of population and has extensive experience in assessing refugees and immigrants.

Nigel Barker

CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, Inc.

A highly qualified and experienced professional with over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit and not-for- profit sectors at a local, national and international level. Nigel is currently CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia and inaugural winner of the prestigious State Telstra Business Awards Charity category for 2016. His interests include Leadership, governance, and strategy.

A highly qualified and experienced professional with over 30 years’ experience in the for-profit and not-for- profit sectors at a local, national and international level. Nigel is currently CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia and inaugural winner of the prestigious State Telstra Business Awards Charity category for 2016. His interests include Leadership, governance, and strategy.

Caty Jirik

Director Community Impact and 211 Operations, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Caty has been the director of the United Way 2-1-1 service (formerly First Call for Help) for over 25 years. Her tenure with United Way spans over 30 years. She assisted in the development and implementation of 2-1-1 statewide in Minnesota and continues to assist in the rollout of 2-1-1 nationally. Caty is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with an M.S.W from the University of Michigan.

Caty has been the director of the United Way 2-1-1 service (formerly First Call for Help) for over 25 years. Her tenure with United Way spans over 30 years. She assisted in the development and implementation of 2-1-1 statewide in Minnesota and continues to assist in the rollout of 2-1-1 nationally. Caty is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with an M.S.W from the University of Michigan.

Cherry Bartlett

Former Teacher, Board Member

University of Texas, Austin, Bachelor of Business Education degree. AISD high school teacher—8 years. Austin Child Guidance Center Board—10 years; president, secretary—2 years. Assistance League of Austin—5 years. UT Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board Member— 10 years. Community volunteer.

University of Texas, Austin, Bachelor of Business Education degree. AISD high school teacher—8 years. Austin Child Guidance Center Board—10 years; president, secretary—2 years. Assistance League of Austin—5 years. UT Kappa Kappa Gamma House Board Member— 10 years. Community volunteer.

Joseph Flesh

Founder of Purple Binder, Chicago, Illinois

Joseph Flesh founded Purple Binder, a mission-driven company that integrates social services into healthcare delivery at over 500 hospitals, non-profits, and clinics. A frequent public speaker, he is passionate about applying technology to solve big problems.

Joseph Flesh founded Purple Binder, a mission-driven company that integrates social services into healthcare delivery at over 500 hospitals, non-profits, and clinics. A frequent public speaker, he is passionate about applying technology to solve big problems.

Julie Russell

Lead, Futures Initiative, Morino Ventures, Leap Ambassadors Community

As a licensed clinical social worker, Julie Russell possesses 25 years of experience as a practitioner, administrator, educator, and funder in the nonprofit sector. Prior to her current role of leading a national initiative related to social sector performance excellence for Morino Ventures and the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, Julie served as Chief Impact Officer for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. A nationally recognized thought leader, her areas of passion and expertise include behavioral health, strategy development and deployment, program and system design, evaluation and outcomes measurement, and quality improvement. She has been involved with the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Missouri for over 10 years most recently serving as a Judge, and has taught Evaluation of Programs of Services as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work.

As a licensed clinical social worker, Julie Russell possesses 25 years of experience as a practitioner, administrator, educator, and funder in the nonprofit sector. Prior to her current role of leading a national initiative related to social sector performance excellence for Morino Ventures and the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, Julie served as Chief Impact Officer for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. A nationally recognized thought leader, her areas of passion and expertise include behavioral health, strategy development and deployment, program and system design, evaluation and outcomes measurement, and quality improvement. She has been involved with the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award in Missouri for over 10 years most recently serving as a Judge, and has taught Evaluation of Programs of Services as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work.

Jack Nokes

Independent Nonprofit Management Consultant, Mission Capital, Austin, Texas

Austin’s Jack Nokes retired in 2016 from a 37-year career working in the nonprofit field. A Texan by birth and lawyer by training, his work focused on museum administration, professional education, and nonprofit management and governance.

Austin’s Jack Nokes retired in 2016 from a 37-year career working in the nonprofit field. A Texan by birth and lawyer by training, his work focused on museum administration, professional education, and nonprofit management and governance.

Robert Penna

Author of "the Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox", Impact Expert Trainer and Consultant

After two decades in the public sector, Bob transitioned to the nonprofit arena and began his focus on outcomes and performance. He has appeared and worked with nonprofits across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He designed the prototype for the United Nations' Programme Performance reporting, and served as the Results & Performance consultant for the World Scout Bureau and Charity Navigator. His latest book, Braided Threads, is a history of the American nonprofit sector and will be published by Routledge in 2018.

After two decades in the public sector, Bob transitioned to the nonprofit arena and began his focus on outcomes and performance. He has appeared and worked with nonprofits across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He designed the prototype for the United Nations' Programme Performance reporting, and served as the Results & Performance consultant for the World Scout Bureau and Charity Navigator. His latest book, Braided Threads, is a history of the American nonprofit sector and will be published by Routledge in 2018.

Phyllis Harris

Executive Director, LGBT Community Center for Greater Cleveland

A Cleveland native, Phyllis "Seven" Harris has nearly two decades of leadership experience in local nonprofits, including program management and development, fundraising, and senior-level executive positions. For many years, she also has played a strong role as an advocate in Cleveland’s LGBT community. Her involvement with Cleveland nonprofit leadership includes roles on the governing boards of the LGBT Center, SPACES, and Community Shares of Greater Cleveland. Ms. Harris holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin Wallace College. She lives in Shaker Heights and is the proud mother of two children.

A Cleveland native, Phyllis "Seven" Harris has nearly two decades of leadership experience in local nonprofits, including program management and development, fundraising, and senior-level executive positions. For many years, she also has played a strong role as an advocate in Cleveland’s LGBT community. Her involvement with Cleveland nonprofit leadership includes roles on the governing boards of the LGBT Center, SPACES, and Community Shares of Greater Cleveland. Ms. Harris holds a master’s degree in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts from Baldwin Wallace College. She lives in Shaker Heights and is the proud mother of two children.

Ian Mclintock

Founder, Charity Excellence Framework

Ian Mclintock takes what he does very seriously, but not himself. A passionate volunteer for 40 years, he's launched the Charity Excellence Framework to enable boards and CEOs to take governance and leadership into the digital age. He is also a gym rat, a rabbit whisperer and belongs to the global movement for Random Acts of Kindness. He's an experienced CEO and chair, with particular expertise in leadership, strategy, managing change, business planning, finance, income generation, HR and governance. He holds an MSc in Corporate Management and qualifications in finance & accounting, and fundraising, and is an experienced facilitator and leadership coach.

Ian Mclintock takes what he does very seriously, but not himself. A passionate volunteer for 40 years, he's launched the Charity Excellence Framework to enable boards and CEOs to take governance and leadership into the digital age. He is also a gym rat, a rabbit whisperer and belongs to the global movement for Random Acts of Kindness. He's an experienced CEO and chair, with particular expertise in leadership, strategy, managing change, business planning, finance, income generation, HR and governance. He holds an MSc in Corporate Management and qualifications in finance & accounting, and fundraising, and is an experienced facilitator and leadership coach.

Mila Amundson

President, MGA Associates, LLC

Founding board member, Chair of Governance Committee and Company Secretary. Chair from 1 April 2013. A private not-for-profit company created to manage loss making leisure services on behalf of Aylesbury Vale District Council. Surplus £0.5m over 4 years of the contract, now happily spending it to support the Vale community.

Founding board member, Chair of Governance Committee and Company Secretary. Chair from 1 April 2013. A private not-for-profit company created to manage loss making leisure services on behalf of Aylesbury Vale District Council. Surplus £0.5m over 4 years of the contract, now happily spending it to support the Vale community.

Peter Bishop

Professor Emeritus of Foresight at the University of Houston

Peter Bishop, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop retired in 2013, after directing a master's degree program for over thirty-years. He then established a nonprofit organization called "Teach the Future." The "Teach the Future" purpose is to bring the same kind of futures thinking, not at the professional level, but at the literacy level, to high schools and college undergraduates.

Peter Bishop, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop retired in 2013, after directing a master's degree program for over thirty-years. He then established a nonprofit organization called "Teach the Future." The "Teach the Future" purpose is to bring the same kind of futures thinking, not at the professional level, but at the literacy level, to high schools and college undergraduates.

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