Nonprofit Management: Faculty
Jamie Austin serves as the chief operating officer of San Francisco-based Jewish Vocational Service. He previously worked at Tipping Point Community, a local foundation, as its manager of evaluation and impact. He has volunteered and consulted with several non-profits in the areas of evaluation and statistical analysis. He has master's degrees from UC Berkeley in public health and public policy.
Y'Anad Burrell is the Founder/CEO of Glass House Communications, a boutique public relations and marketing firm with offices in SF and Oakland. She also has more than 10 years experience in the legal field as an Intellectual Property Litigation Paralegal. She serves on several boards including the Board VP for the California Diversity Council, SF Chapter and is the President-Elect of the Public Relations Society of America, SF Chapter. Y'Anad holds a BA in Accounting and two Master Degrees, Public Administration and Healthcare Administration.
J.F. Coffin has devoted his professional career to the financial issues confronting non-profit organizations, having served lengthy terms in senior financial management with the Santa Rosa Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Sonoma Academy, and the San Francisco Ballet.
Mr. Coffin's experience has left him with a thorough working knowledge of all phases of financial operations systems analysis, audit preparation and budget development, implementation and control. He is fluent in all financial operational issues facing the not-for-profit sector today.
Douglas Cook, C.P.A., M.P.A. is Principal of Cook & Company, an accounting firm specializing in performing audits of nonprofit organizations. He has over a decade of professional accounting experience and has become a well-respected specialist in nonprofit accounting and tax issues. Douglas also teaches accounting Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the public administration program at San Francisco State University.
Laurie J. Earp is the principal of Earp Events & Fundraising, a firm which works locally and nationally with non-profit and labor organizations on the vision, development and successful execution of their events and fundraisers. Since the firm’s establishment in 1996, Laurie has produced events of all shapes and sizes to meet and exceed her client’s expectations.
Blair Hinderliter manages media relations for Hewlett-Packard Company. Previously, he served as Director of Communications and Operations for RESULTS and the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership where he developed and implemented a broad marketing and communications strategy for the organizations. Prior to RESULTS, Blair served as Press Secretary for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Blair began his career as a broadcast journalist and for his work at KLAS received the 2006 Associated Press award for best live coverage of a breaking news story.
Joel Mackey is Executive Director of the West Contra Costa Ed Fund and was previously the legal and policy analyst with Making Waves in Richmond. He has extensive experience as a nonprofit executive and board member. Joel holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Divinity degree from Northwestern University.
Bruce Marcus is a nonprofit manager with over twenty years of nonprofit senior management experience. Bruce has developed programs and services, managed community based agencies and multi-agency coalitions, and has created, implemented and evaluated a university graduate internship project for nonprofit agencies. He has over ten years experience managing volunteers for a number of local nonprofit agencies.
Regina Neu has spent her career working in the nonprofit sector including as an Executive Director for two Bay Area nonprofits and teaching nonprofit administration courses at San Francisco State University and at California State University, East Bay. She is also a consultant focusing on helping nonprofits increase their efficiency, manage change, and overcome challenges. Her expertise is in board development, executive searches and transition management, needs assessments, strategic planning, and fund development. Regina has a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Janice is the CAO of The Foundation of City College of San Francisco. She is the former CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. She has additionally worked with the Red Cross, United Way, and YMCA. She is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising and Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers. Janice is an adjunct professor at USF and on the faculty of The Fund Raising School. She is the former chair of AFP’s International Ethics committee.
Dr. Jennifer Shea is Associate Professor in the Public Administration Program at San Francisco State University, where her teaching and research focus on areas related to nonprofit management and public policy. Currently, she has two main research projects, one related to understanding revenue structure in nonprofit housing organizations and another related to building community resilience. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Dr. Shea had a career in the nonprofit sector, where she was responsible for fundraising, program management and development, and volunteer and membership management. She has worked in the United States and abroad for various nonprofit organizations, including: CARE, InterAction, Oxfam America, and Share Our Strength.
Eleanor Smith, Principal of Eleanor A. Smith & Associates, helps nonprofit organizations work smarter for greater social impact. Since 1997, Eleanor has assisted foundation and nonprofit leaders in strategic planning, evaluation, program development and fundraising, with a focus on strategies that grow organizational effectiveness. She offers consulting, training and coaching in strategic planning, evaluation and theory of change.