The Center for Nonprofit Advancement employs the talents and expertise of professionals who specialize in serving nonprofits. They are committed to helping you strengthen your efforts and expand your impact to more effectively enhance the lives of those you serve.
Glen O’Gilvie, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
Glen has served as the Center's CEO since 2008, providing leadership in education, networking, advocacy and funding to support nonprofits throughout our region. A leader with more than...
Taylor Strange, Chief Operating Officer
Taylor joined the Center team in 2010 as a Program Assistant, quickly advancing to Manager of Special Programs, and later to Director of Programs and Operations. Among her many accomplishments…
Ericka Best, Executive Associate
Ericka joined the Center in 2014. As Executive Associate to the Chief Executive Officer, she is responsible for providing support directly to the Center’s CEO.…
Emily Hopkins, Communications Associate
Emily came to the Center in June 2021 with a background in communications. In 2020, she worked for the Elizabeth for Tennessee State…
Patrick Rabiecki, Member Associate
Patrick joined the team in 2019 to help strengthen relationships with our members. Originally from New Jersey, Patrick attended the Catholic…
Sean Sweeney, Director of Education and Special Programs
Joining the Center in August 2014 as an Education Associate, Sean advanced to Education and Programs Manager and is now the Director…
Carla Trussell, Project Manager
Carla took on the role of social media maestro for the Center in early 2018 and is a truly invaluable member of our team. A self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur Carla recognized a need for skilled...
Elisha Hardy, VitalHealth Manager
With the Center since July 2012, Elisha provides customer service to Center members, interacting with them daily to deliver professional…
Aziza Rush, VitalHealth Customer Operations Coordinator
Aziza became apart of the Center team in October 2012. She provides overall coordination of the administrative operations for the Benefits Trust…
Finance Accountant, VitalHealth
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Cameron joined the Center is 2017 as a financial accountant for the Center’s VitalHealth program. He recently earned a masters degree in accounting from the George Washington University School of Business. Prior to becoming an accountant, Cameron worked with incarcerated youth as a GED instructor.
CPA, Manager, BOB Finance
Javier’s experience in accounting, finance and business consulting services spans more than 20 years. Founding and managing partner of Goldin Group LLC, Javier has led his firm to national recognition by the AICPA (CPA national umbrella) as a one of the most visionary and innovative firms in the country. Goldin Group’s strength is in marrying innovative technology with CPA skills in order to streamline processes, achieve efficiencies and concentrate on the strategic missions of the nonprofit organizations they serve.
Javier earned an MBA degree in Finance and Investments from George Washington University and is CPA licensed in Maryland, DC and Virginia. He has also served as Director of Finance of the Organization of American States – a large international organization headquartered in DC.
Pat Durbin, Broker
Patrick is a veteran of the employee benefits market with over 25 years in the industry. He has worked for Metlife, Humana, Kaiser Permanente and Benefitmall. Pat was president of Maryland Insurance & Financial Advisors, recipient of the Greater Washington Health Underwriters Member of the Year, and a member of the NAIFA-MD Hall of Fame. He has served the nonprofit community for many years, including serving on the board of the former Potomac Prep in Washington, DC.
Pat graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice. His professional designations include Life Underwriter Training Fellow (LUTCF), Managed Healthcare Professional and Health Insurance Associate (HIA).
Capacity Building Specialist
Charles is the founder and lead consultant of BlackStar Consulting, which provides project management support, technical assistance and training, and individualized, leadership coaching to address organizational development challenges. Founded in 2011, BlackStar has worked with over 15 small to mid-size nonprofits in the DC metro area and many individual clients including executive directors, organizational founders, lawyers, board chairs and managers.
Charles is also the Regional Director for DC Operations for Progressive Life Center, where he launched two new programs to serve children and families in the District of Columbia. In a prior role, Charles served as a Senior Program Officer with the DC Children and Youth Investment Corporation (CYITC), where he led a team charged with developing and managing capacity building grants for innovative program offerings and managed the Boys of Color Initiative, which sought to develop promising practices for programmatic engagement of African American and Latino males.
Executive Director, The Parks Main Street
Prior to taking on this new role, Edwin was providing business development and fundraising consulting through his Washington Worldwide firm and serving as volunteer Church Administrative Officer with Walker Memorial Baptist Church. His career includes:
- Business leadership roles in entertainment, energy and education
- Nonprofit leadership roles in youth development, international relations and fundraising
- Government leadership roles in job creation and internal affairs
Edwin has served as Vice President of Business Development with America’s Charities, and has held leadership positions with Greater Washington Boys & Girls Clubs, Davis Memorial Goodwill (now Goodwill of Greater Washington), Youth for Understanding, District Cablevision and the District of Columbia Government.
Edwin holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore where he is a 2010 inductee to their Basketball Hall of Fame. He resides in Ward 4 quadrant of Washington, DC with his wife and daughters.
Capacity Building Specialist
Goldie’s experience spans more than 10 years in youth services and education, including roles such as teacher, curriculum developer, facilitator, program director and executive director in Wards 1, 3, 5, 7, and 8 of the District of Columbia. Goldie is the founder and Executive Director of the organization, F.R.E.S.H.H. Inc. (Females Representing Every Side of Hip-Hop). After successfully completing the Nonprofit Roundtable’s Future Executive Director Fellowship, she began providing consulting services to local foundations and other organizations, helping them more effectively increase their community engagement, advocacy efforts and cultural competency.
Executive Director, Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street
Jackson Carnes joins the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street as the Executive Director in July of 2021. He has nearly ten years of experience working with communities across the District of Columbia. Jackson is a former director of constituent services for Ward 4 and senior policy adviser at the DC Council. He has also served in key management roles for council and mayoral campaigns.
Before that, Jackson was twice elected an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner representing the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. He spearheaded several community initiatives, such as the Upper Georgia Avenue Beautification Project and the School Without Walls High School internship program, and has served on the board of directors for Shepherd Elementary School Star Achievers.
For more information, please visit the Upper Georgia Avenue Main Street page.
Capacity Building Specialist
Sheila Holt is an experienced policy analyst and program developer, manager and evaluator. After working in the District of Columbia, Office of the Mayor and as vice president of a nonprofit, she began consulting. She works with government agencies, community organizations, nonprofits and business entities on program assessment and capacity building.
Sheila provides training that assists her clients in establishing effective networks and lines of communication that will allow them to build meaningful collaborations and create sustainable engagement. She recently assisted a CORE service agency, which provides services to individuals with mental and behavioral health disabilities, in reorganizing its struggling programs and becoming both programmatically and financially successful.
Sheila understands the importance of arming her clients with the resources needed to compete in a complex environment and competitive marketplace.
You can reach Sheila by email or phone: 202-302-7323