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 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...
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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…
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Team Members

Adanech Devenouges, Program Associate

Motivated by the rewarding pursuit of contributing to the nonprofit sector, Adanech joined the Center’s team in August 2022. She is excited to interact with our entire community as she coordinates the  ...
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Tyieshia James, Executive Associate

Tyieshia joined the team in February 2022. She collaborated with our Chief Executive Officer in a project in early 2021 that sparked her interest in the non-profit sector. Her duties include providing support directly to the Center’s CEO…
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Eleanor Shippey, Communications Associate

Eleanor, “Ellie”, joined the team in August 2022 as the Center’s Communications Associate. Passionate about creating stronger...
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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…
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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...
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Ibrahim Zia, Accountant

Since joining our team as the Accountant for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in February 2023, Ibrahim has been an outstanding asset to our organization. In their role, they manage the financial...
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VitalHealth Team

Elisha Hardy, VitalHealth Manager

With the Center since July 2012, Elisha provides customer service to Center members, interacting with them daily to deliver professional…
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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…
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Team Partners

Javier Goldin

CPA, Manager, BOB Finance

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Javier Goldin

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

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).

Pegah Hojjat

Finance Accountant, VitalHealth

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Pegah Hojjat

Team Specialists

Edwin Washington

Executive Director, The Parks Main Street

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Edwin Washington

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.

Sheila Holt

Capacity Building Specialist

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Sheila Holt

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