Director of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, EnCompass, LLC
Nanette Alvey serves as the Leader of Transformative Educational Programs for at-risk youth at EnCompass, LLC. In this role, she has developed award winning leadership and organizational effectiveness programs for global organizations, including UN, USAID, CARE. Prior to her work at EnCompass, Ms. Alvey also co-founded the Training for Development (traDE) in Burkina Faso, an organization that focused on transforming the educational system and building management capacities among African cadres working on economic and social development. She also served as the program coordinator for health and education at Care International, where she managed educational programs in the country of Mali. Ms. Alvey received a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, and a BA in psychology from Brandeis University. Additionally, Ms. Alvey is an alumnus of Leadership Montgomery.
Auditor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Daniel Gebrie was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Maryland. He holds two master’s degrees: MBA- Business Administration and MSFS in Financial Management and Information System from University of Maryland UC. He has more than twenty years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Financial, and Non-Profit Organizations, Federal, General Contractors, Manufacturing, and other sectors. Prior to coming to the USA, he acquired university degrees and worked in the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia and as an Accountant at a Construction Company. He currently works for a federal agency in DC called PBGC- Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as an Auditor. Prior to his current position, he worked for the Department of Interior, and two of the big four audit firms, KPMG and Ernst & Young. He has also established his own home-based small business called Aspiring CPA & PRO LLC and a small charity called Save to Save.
Partner at Parlatore Law Group
Jenny Hoffpauir is a Partner at Parlatore Law Group, where she works in the firm’s Corporate, Nonprofit and Cannabis groups. She specializes in supporting startup businesses and nonprofits in a variety of industries, including government contracting, international humanitarian assistance, agriculture, racial equity, and support of veterans. Well-versed in employment law, she advises businesses on employment matters and also represents employees in discrimination and whistleblowing suits. Prior to private practice, Jenny spent years in-house in both legal and human resources capacities. Clients value her strong background in organizational development and people-centered approach to legal advice. Jenny coaches clients not just on navigating difficult business decisions, but also on aligning their strategic visions with their organizational capabilities and realities. Jenny is also a member of the Cooperative Professionals Guild, and works with housing and worker-owned cooperatives and intentional communities. It was IMPACT’s work in supporting worker cooperatives that initially drew her to the organization. Jenny has served on several nonprofit boards, and currently serves as chair of the board of Community of Peace, an ecumenical Christian community in Louisa, Virginia. Jenny has a J.D. from Georgetown University and an A.B. from Harvard.
Program Coordinator, MCPS Study Circles Program
John Landesman has almost 20 years of experience developing and organizing dialogue to action programs that address the effects of racism and racial barriers. He is currently the coordinator of the Montgomery County Public Schools Study Circles Program, an initiative that engages diverse students, parents, staff, and district leaders in facilitated dialogue to impact racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement. Under John’s leadership, over 8000 people have participated in the program. John also serves as a Senior Associate for Everyday Democracy and consults with school districts, foundations, and companies to create dialogue programs to dismantle structural racism in these institutions. He has developed numerous curriculum guides, dialogue formats, and facilitator trainings that help many different kinds of organizations, corporations, and communities develop the trust and structures needed for long term change. Originally from New Jersey, John lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife Linda Aldoory, daughter Abby, and son Ben.
Principal of Purnell Consulting
Paul Purnell is a training and development professional who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Since 2019, he has served as the Principal of Purnell Consulting. During his more than 40 years’ experience, Paul has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, trainer, curriculum designer, group facilitator, project manager, and small business owner. Paul earned a B.S. degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology and an M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Southern Illinois University, and has completed additional graduate coursework in counseling, education, and human resource development at George Washington University. He has also completed graduate coursework in distance education and e-learning at the University of Maryland Global Campus. Paul has worked on both domestic and international programs. In the U.S., he has designed and led projects supported by the U.S. Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, Energy, Transportation, Defense (U.S. Army and U.S. Navy/Marine Corps), U.S. Peace Corps, local government agencies, and for-profit and non-profit organizations. His areas of expertise include career development, workforce development, corrections, substance abuse treatment and prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention education, leadership development, and organizational change. Internationally, Paul has provided training, meeting facilitation, organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, and strategic planning support for international organizations, and government agencies in areas including leadership, management, supervision, communications, stakeholder engagement, change management, community mobilization, project implementation, organizational health, and health systems strengthening. He has worked in Europe, the middle east, the Caribbean, and 12 African nations. For this international work, Paul has supported programs sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs, the African Union, and the United Nations.
Brand Marketing & Sales Representative, East County Community Circle
Tia Taylor is a community member involved with IMPACT’s East County network. While volunteering at Greencastle Elementary School Food Pantry two years ago, she met an IMPACT staff member. Being new to the area, she was looking for ways to connect & volunteer. IMPACT provided the opportunity to do both! Tia has written about her IMPACT experiences in a blog post, which you can read here. In addition to her involvement as a resident network leader in East County, Tia has a 20 year background in non-profit organizations and fundraising. She has served in various roles including program manager, assistant director of annual giving, and major gift officer at the American Diabetes Association, the Naval Academy Foundation, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. She is currently an Organic Food & Product Representative utilizing her marketing, sales & public speaking skills. Additionally, she has volunteered for several organizations; including serving on the board of Project Create DC (which provides art programs for children in homeless family housing). She would like to continue serving & supporting community – particularly in lifting up the important role connected people play in shaping a better world.