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.

Team Leadership

Glen O’Gilvie, CAE, Chief Executive Officer

Glen O’Gilvie has served as chief executive officer of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement since 2008, providing education, networking, advocacy and back office services to nearly 1,000 organizations.…
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Glen O’Gilvie, CAE


Glen O’Gilvie has served as chief executive officer of the Center for Nonprofit Advancement since 2008, providing education, networking, advocacy and back office services to nearly 1,000 organizations. A leader with more than 20 years of management experience in the National Capital region’s nonprofit sector, Glen is passionate about addressing the issues affecting people and communities.

Before joining the Center, Glen served as President and CEO of Earth Conservation Corps, Program Officer at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and National Coordinator at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. During his tenure at each organization, he strengthened programmatic and administrative infrastructure and forged partnerships with nonprofits, government, foundations and corporations to advance each mission and increase outcomes.

Glen holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s of education and has completed various nonprofit management and leadership training and certification programs, including Harvard University Kennedy School’s Leadership in the 21st Century. In 2015, he accomplished the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. He also serves as a nonprofit management, fundraising, and leadership and management adjunct professor.

Glen resides with his wife and two children, Delaney and AJ, and is active in youth sports and education enrichment.

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…
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Taylor Strange


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 was the creation and launch of the first annual Board Leadership Award, now one of the Center’s most popular competitions among nonprofits. The award program uncovers and documents innovative practices for all nonprofits to adapt and replicate each year. She also led the very first national conference of direct service nonprofit leaders and staff with more than 300 attendees from around the country.

In her current role as Chief Operating Officer, Taylor oversees the Center’s award programs, training and events, provides strategic direction for marketing and communications, and administers internal operations. She also has an integral role in advancing the Center’s mission, goals, fiscal stability, internal structure and strategic planning. Working directly with a wide range of nonprofits, Taylor continues to observe best practices and challenges, enabling her to counsel organizations on proven standards and determine how the Center can help through training and resources.

A graduate of Old Dominion University, Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in Event and Project Management with a minor in Marketing and Communications. She believes strongly in the powerful impact and value the nonprofit sector brings to the community and enjoys applying her talents to support the goals and altruistic missions of the Center’s members.

Team Members

Ericka Best

Executive Associate

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Ericka Best


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. A graduate of Trinity (Washington) University, Ericka holds a degree in Business Administration and has over eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including several years with Generation Hope. She has seen first hand the meaningful influence nonprofit organizations have on communities and is dedicated to being a part of their positive impact.

Betty Dean

Director of Advocacy

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Betty Dean


Betty is an accomplished Communications and Public Relations professional with a 30-year+ track record of success in the nonprofit and commercial sectors. She excels at translating the client’s vision into strategic, actionable plans and effective, targeted communications.

Her extensive experience in strategic communications planning/implementation, advocacy/audience engagement, content development and brand management was well cultivated during her 14-year career as a senior executive in charge of corporate communications, public and government relations, internal communications and fundraising at Didlake, one of the largest producers in the federal government’s AbilityOne program.

Lorraine Fowlkes

Office Coordinator

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Lorraine Fowlkes


Lorraine, a former Massachusetts resident, joined the team as Office Coordinator in January 2018. She is responsible for reception of calls and visitors to the Center, as well as administrative assistance.

Lorraine attended Wellesley College and has taken classes in community economic development at Southern New Hampshire University.  Her extensive background in Boston City Council governance and constituent advocacy inspired her to help fortify several Boston non-profit organizations. Her passion has been to increase political education, employment opportunities and financial literacy for the formerly incarcerated and for the survivors of urban and domestic violence.

Lorraine remains inspired by the Center’s goals to assist nonprofits in achieving their missions through measurable outcomes and long-term sustainability.

Sean Sweeney

Education and Program Manager

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Sean Sweeney


Sean joined the Center team in August 2014. As Education and Program Manager, Sean is responsible for organizing and managing the Center’s Training Hub, including planning of the Center’s course catalog, Board Basics A to Z and EPI series, as well as enrollment for each. He also provides invaluable support on other programs and events the Center offers.

Sean graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish, and studied abroad in Seville, Spain during his time in college.

VitalHealth Team

Cameron Davis

Finance Accountant, VitalHealth

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Cameron Davis


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.

Lawrence Duff

CPA, Finance Manager, VitalHealth

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Lawrence Duff


Larry supervises cash management, budgeting and financial reporting for VitalHealth, while also participating in the strategic planning process. Larry graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, MA with a B.S. degree in Accounting and a minor in management. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Elisha Hardy

VitalHealth Manager

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Elisha Hardy


Elisha joined the Center team in July 2012. As a customer service associate, she provides customer service to Center members, interacting with them daily to deliver professional and efficient service. Elisha is also responsible for providing information, support and guidance to members of the VitalHealth Program.

Elisha has a background in Human Resources, including recruitment, retention, conflict resolution and benefits administration. Inspired by the causes and support of nonprofits, she has worked for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inova Health Systems and Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Aziza Rush

VitalHealth Customer Operations Coordinator

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Aziza Rush


Aziza became apart of the Center team in October 2012. As a Health Program Associate, she provides overall coordination of the administrative operations for the Benefits Trust, and also provides customer care assistance to members in the VitalHealth program.

Aziza graduated from Trinity University and holds a bachelors degree in International Affairs, with a specialization in Business Economics. Aziza appreciates the work that nonprofits do to strengthen and enhance the lives of people in the community.

Team Partners

Andy Cooley

Property and Casualty/D&O Insurance Manager

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Andy Cooley


Andy has served the nonprofit insurance community for the past 18+ years. He began his career with Early, Cassidy and Schilling before moving to Lighthouse Underwriters, and then ultimately started Cooley & Darling Insurance Agency. Andy has developed an expertise in the nonprofit community and developed a customer base in excess of 1,000 nonprofit organizations.

Andy graduated Cum Laude from James Madison University and holds the professional designations of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Pat Durbin, Broker

Capital Group

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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).

Amir Eyal, JD, CFP®

Employee and Executive Benefits Specialist, Mylestone Plans

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Amir Eyal, JD, CFP®


Amir leads Mylestone Plans as the group’s Managing Principal and CEO, while also serving as the Employee and Executive Benefits Specialist for the Center. Amir’s expertise includes benefits planning with a specialty in ERISA 401(k) and 403(b) plans. Amir also specializes in comprehensive financial planning for executives, with a focus on areas such as retirement income planning, tax efficiency, estate maximization and risk/investment management.

As a top, nationally recognized advisor at Lincoln Financial Advisors, Amir travels all over the country to educate other financial professionals on his innovative approach to retirement income planning. He has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and Huffington Post on various topics related to comprehensive financial planning. Amir has also consistently qualified for the Million Dollar Round Table, a premier association of financial professionals who demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.

Amir earned a B. S. degree in Neurobiology and Physiology from the University of Maryland and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a Registered Representative and an Investment Advisor Representative with Series 7, 6, 65 and 63 registrations. He is also a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ and a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent.

Javier Goldin

CPA, Manager, BOB Finance

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Javier Goldin


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Team Specialists

Charles Evans

Capacity Building Specialist

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Charles Evans


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

Goldie Patrick

Capacity Building Specialist

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Goldie Patrick


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.